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North Devon
Sleeps 6 - 8

A beautiful seaside cottage in the heart of Appledore

Catboat Cottage Appledore North Devon self-catering fisherman's cottage beach seaside

Close-by Amenities 

Our accommodation is only minutes away from several charming restaurants, pubs, shops, craft studios and galleries and a stone's throw the beach!

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Relaxing Decor

A beautiful holiday cottage, recently renovated, and filled with character where guests can relax and unwind.

Kitchen draining board with pile of tea towels and dishcloth in foreground and kitchen tap behind

Professional Cleaning

Our friendly, local housekeeping team always ensure that Catboat Cottage is cleaned to the highest standard, ready for your stay.

Blue starfish and Catboat Cottage logo in navy and pink
Blue starfish and Catboat Cottage logo in navy and pink
Blue starfish and Catboat Cottage logo in navy and pink
Catboat Cottage dining room with 8 wicker chairs, beamed ceiling and old stone fireplace

Cottage Life

Catboat Cottage, a spacious 200-year-old fisherman’s cottage situated in the conservation area of Appledore, North Devon.


Lovingly restored, retaining many period features including exposed beams, historical fireplaces and roof trusses.  Many of the beams are believed to have originated from original ship's timbers.

The unique serving hatch onto Irsha Street has been repurposed, and the hand-blown glass in the windows preserved; sun streaming through the stained-glass onto the landing is a joyous sight.


Exposed walls and fireplaces, constructed of cob and timber tell a historical tale of up-cycling. The culmination of these architectural anomalies along with the original floorboards and sash windows preserve this cottage in its own time capsule.

Our coastal retreat is endowed with history and old-world charm, whilst offering every modern convenience.  This self-catering accommodation is both fully equipped and comfortably furnished.  Just a stone’s throw from the beach; listen to the sound of the waves lapping up the slipway as you drift off to sleep in this delightful holiday cottage.


Whether it’s a group of friends or a family holiday, Catboat Cottage is a home-from-home retreat to explore the amazing coastline of North Devon.  Waking up to the seagulls yarping overhead or watching the swallows swooping through the narrow streets of Appledore, all add to the charm of this fisherman’s cottage.

Catboat Cottage is a versatile haven, ideal for couples, small groups or larger families. 

Booking includes all four bedrooms including the ground floor bedroom with en suite.  Smaller groups of up to six guests can request the three upstairs bedrooms, one with en suite and a family bathroom. We cater for our younger guests providing a travel cot and highchair, saving you valuable space on your journey. 

Relax & Unwind

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"Great cottage with lots of character and very spacious - much larger than it looks in the photos! Very clean and very well equipped. We would certainly recommend this property!"

"Catboat Cottage is a gem of a house hidden away in Irsha Street. It is well appointed and was very clean on our arrival.  Our stay was brilliant and we'd warmly recommend this property to others."

"Wonderful cottage in superb location. Would definitely recommend for families. Hope to visit again. Very easy and efficient booking service"

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Beaches on your Doorstep with free download of things to do in the area. Submit email address

Beaches On Your Doorstep

We know how busy you are, and we'd like your next holiday to be as stress free as possible.

So, we've created this free download of fun things to do whilst you're staying in North Devon at Catboat Cottage. Drop your email in the box below, and hit the submit button for your free guide. 

View through the sand dunes at Instow onto the beach with the sea on the horizon.


View down the slipway at Westward Ho! beach with the pebble beach to the side.

Westward ho!

Close up of the tide coming in at Saunton Sands beach.


Close up of the tide coming in onto the rocks at Broadsands Beach




Just for you

Large cob fireplace with fire and triangular wooden artwork hanging above reading Appledore Fish Co
Pale wicker chair with blue and green cushion and matching curtain
Large Nautical rose hanging on wall
  • Sleeps 6 - 8 guests

  • Beach (less than a minute away)

  • WIFI Included

  • Dishwasher/Washing Machine/Tumble Dryer

  • Smart TV and DVD Player

  • Downstairs Bedroom with En Suite

  • Pubs, Restaurants and Shops on your doorstep

  • South-Facing Enclosed Garden

  • Pet Free and Non-Smoking

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