My husband and myself stayed at Gannets Nest in April this year for 1 week. Not knowing much about Appledore itself beforehand we didn’t know what to expect. We were so impressed with the 3 story cottage itself and it’s fabulous location, right on the estuary. Very peaceful, beautifully kept and well equipped. We frequented the local Pub, The Beaver which we found not only friendly but served great food and only 2 minutes walk from the cottage. There are a fair few other local eateries too which we discovered and also enjoyed. Super spot to discover North Devon. Places we went to were, Westward Ho, Woolacombe, Torrington, Hartland Point & Quay, National Trust (Arlington) & Clovelly.
It would appear that previous comments have been taken into consideration and even the weather was orchestrated for our stay! A week of glorious sunshine, an inviting cottage with a balcony on the estuary, the local Inn a stroll away. Day One – it was at this very Inn that we encountered the builder from next door and after much liquid refreshment agreed that singing and bashing would not commence until later in the mornings. The notes in each of the rooms are very useful and we settled into our holiday cottage very quickly. Before travelling we spoke with Maggie the Property Manager who lives a few streets away and is on hand to assist with wi-fi, recycling and light bulbs. In fact, we left a charger, Maggie called us and came to the Inn to return it (we didn’t leave Appledore immediately). It was a fabulous week and we are longing to be at Gannets Nest watching the boats, walking the beach, eating on the balcony, making friends.
Quirky and delightful cottage with simply stunning views!
Wonderful week stay ...cottage is well equipped..though the landing light is still not working Spent happy hours on the balcony deck. My Hubby treated the cutlery draw to a bottle opener would definitely return & Appledore is gorgeous!
We weren't helped by the wet weather and would have appreciated some basic comforts , starting with a warm welcome not lots of notes scattered around to indicate how we should behave . Working lights in the hall and on the landing would have been a luxury !! On the other hand there were no helpful directives regarding disposal of rubbish , use if wi-fi . It should have been a quiet spot but as builders are renovating the cottage next door , from 8am there was hammering , banging , singing and shouting, with total disregard for others .
Stayed at this fabulous cottage for a week when visiting Appledore. The cottage is situated on Irsha Street, overlooking the river estuary and having stunning views of the river and the village.
The cottage is well equipped, washing machine, dishwasher etc. and very comfortable. There are a lot of stairs so may not be good for people with mobility problems. The bathroom is downstairs from the sitting room and the bedrooms are accessed by another staircase. We found it to be very clean when we arrived and it was nice to find coffee and tea and milk in the fridge. We were tempted to light the little wood burning stove but it never got quite cold enough.
The view from the bedroom at the back of the house is breathtaking
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