Here are just a few of the kind comments left by guests who have stayed at Halsbury.

Thank you. We loved staying in your very special house. Very homely and comfortable, with wonderful views from the windows upstairs. Appledore is a beautiful quaint village and the little streets with pubs and shops everywhere were fascinating . Quite pricey in the shops but I think that’s just the way things are now with areas such as this - just hope it doesn’t lose its charm and character. Westward Ho beach was fantastic and we body surfed every day on great waves. Many thanks from us all. Chris, Caroline and family.

Chris - August 2019

A little piece of heaven - I have given this 5 stars throughout as the house was beautiful, fully equipped kitchen, with a real "home from home" feeling. Clean and fresh with stunning views, with views so beautiful you just keeping looking. We had a wonderful time, relaxed and didn't want to leave. The house is situated right on the quay where there is a hive of activity from children crabbing, to people rowing, plus the ferry backwards and forwards and fishing boats and much more. Everything was easy the key release, communication with manager and I could not find fault anywhere. Its lovely and we will be trying our hardest to get back soon.
Mrs Gardiner - August 2019
Fantastic location, superb views - The house has the most amazing views and is perfectly situated for easy and quick access to shops, restaurants, pubs etc. We had a brilliant week at the house.
Anonymous - July 2019
The Apple of my eye! - After a wet and windy couple of weeks in south Devon I felt the need to get away for a break. So I found this place right on the quayside. On arrival I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the property. Large bedrooms, a large dining room and comfortable lounge. I then had a wander around the village exploring it's very narrow streets spotting some dog friendly cafe's and pubs. So glad to have discovered Appledore and will return again next Spring.
William - March 2019
What a lovely home to stay in with the most fabulous view in sunshine,fog and even rain!
The house is right on the sea front and in the heart of the village.The owners were really helpful and we were welcomed with a personal card and bottle of wine.Its a cosy house which has lots of history and is clearly loved by the family who own it.Thank you for a happy holiday in Appledore.
Mrs Andrews - November 2018
Great place to stay, views outstanding - Lovely home very clean all your needs catered for excellent and efficient service.
Patrick - September 2018

In a fantastic position overlooking the quay - Our second year at Halsbury. A wonderful house in the middle of a pretty village overlooking the quay. The house is beautifully clean, comfortable and well equipped. The local bus service is fantastic and no need to take the car. Hope to return soon a fantastic location for a relaxed family holiday.

Mrs Motano - August 2018
Brilliant - Our third visit to this property, We had another wonderful week in Appledore. The property is as described in the write up and we spent many an happy hour watching the world go by from the lounge window. This time we were fortunate enough to meet the owner Mark. We will definitely be back for more of the same. Lovely cottage, lovely village.
Anonymous - July 2018

Our third visit to this property, We had another wonderful week in Appledore. The property is as described in the write up and we spent many an happy hour watching the world go by from the lounge window. This time we were fortunate enough to meet the owner Mark. We will definitely be back for more of the same. Lovely cottage, lovely village.

Anonymous July 2018

Just like home from home the lounge being on the upper floor with a view over the water.
The house is always clean and well looked after the kitchen has more than you need to cook all your meals, the bedrooms are comfortable and tidy. In the locality you have shops pubs and a good bus service just down the road. For quite a few years now we have been coming to Halsbury once for two weeks and another for a week.
Anonymous - June 2018
Just returned today from wonderful stay in this homely cottage right on the quayside. Upstairs sitting room had amazing views over the estuary during the day. Waking up to the view of the boats in the morning was uplifting. Only downside was our youngest burst into tears when we arrived home as wanted to go back to our ‘holiday-hom’! Definitely be back.
Tim - June 2018
Dream Holiday - The location is fantastic, the cottage is everything as stated in the write up. We have stayed in Halsbury before and will definitely stay again.

Anonymous - February 2018

Perfect location, We were here for a week for the The Grand Tour mini event and this cottage was perfect for us. It's got everything you need, but also superb views and it was lovely to just to wander around Appledore. It was spotlessly clean, and the owner was so helpful. We hope to return next year!

Mrs Gillham - August 2017

Fantastic house in a wonderful location, hope to return soon.Had a wonderful week. Lots to see and do in and around Appledore. House well equipped and comfortableOur family all live in Appledore and the surrounding area so this is the perfect location. The boys enjoyed quay jumping with their cousins and the ferry to Instow was perfect for taking the dogs for a walk. We will definitely be back. Thanks you.

Mrs Motano, August 2017

Our family all live in Appledore and the surrounding area so this is the perfect location. The boys enjoyed quay jumping with their cousins and the ferry to Instow was perfect for taking the dogs for a walk. We will definitely be back. Thanks you.

Mr Miles, Southampton - July 2017

We had a wonderful relaxed week at Halsbury, we were very comfortable here Thank you!!!! Our son is spending a gap year coaching surfing and we have come across to visit him for 2 weeks. I booked Halsbury Cottage and what an awesome find! The wow factor has been the amazing location. We could never have wished for better. The cottage is so well equipped and the bus stop, pubs, shops ect on the door step was such a bonus. Our boys jumped off the quay most evenings. Rick did two long trail runs along the cliffs towards Westward Ho! We did day trips to Padstow, Bude, Clovelly, Croyde, Woolacombe, Braunton and a fantastic day out to Dartmoor. The wifi was an added bonus. A huge thank you.

Mr Betts, South Africa - July 2017

We found Halsbury to be almost perfect for us to have a relaxing week away. The waterfront location was wonderful, Appledore had just enough going on for us, without being too busy. The house itself was well stocked with everything we could need ,we generally found the furnishings comfortable, and the whole house had a good standard of cleanliness.(the welcome note and wine was a lovely touch). Elsewhere in Appledore, we enjoyed the ferry to Instow, a meal at the Beaver Inn and the chip shop! We very much enjoyed The Champ for a drink in the evening, great live music...we would definitely recommend Halsbury, thank you.

Mrs Stone, May 2017

From the property you look directly across the estuary toward Instow - A glorious view to wake up to! The property is situated in the heart of Appledore and it has everything you need from lovely tea rooms, such as The Coffee Cabin, to excellent restaurants such as Bensons serving fish caught locally. Each morning we would walk out onto the quayside and stroll through the quaint and interesting lanes of Appledore.

Mr Martin, December 2016

We had a lovely holiday in your wonderfully comfortable "home from home" house. Perfect location and fabulous views!

Mr & Mrs Davies, Lutterworth - August 2016

A lovely home, superbly equipped and very well maintained. Ideally situated, with beautiful views, would definitely recommend this rental home and North Devon.

Tracey - August 2016

What a lovely clean, comfortable house and such a lovely position. We had an excellent holiday and we hope to come back next year.

Jeremy & Diana, Stroud - May 2016

Another lovely stay and another heatwave like every time we come to Appledore. Woodie loved the beaches of Instow and Westward Ho! and Saunton Sands. No doubt we shall return again.

Greame & Dawn, Nottingham - May 2016

We have stayed in Halsbury for a couple of years now we stay there twice a year and we have booked for next year. The cottage has one bedroom kitchen and dining room all on the ground upstairs is two very good bedrooms and a well maintained bathroom plus the best room of all in the lounge with views looking over the river and Instow on the other side of the river. The local area has shops pubs fish and chip shops a post office the bus stop is only a couple of minutes away that is why we leave our car in the garage at the cottage.The cottage is very well maintained and is always kept in a very good order and the house is always kept at very good standard of cleaning at all times.All in all I would rate the cottage at 10 out of 10.

David, Bristol - November 2015

An amazing cottage, had a wonderful time, everything perfect.

Joan, Sidmouth - November 2015.

A great weekend, lovely cottage, perfect location and loved Appledore.

Lisa, Exeter - November 2015

We had a lovely wonderful weekend and thought the cottage was great and all the facilities spot-on. Sorry to be going home! Hope to come again soon.

Jackie, Exeter - November 2015

Had an amazing week in Appledore. We enjoyed the days out and about. We drove down to the Eden project, enjoyed that.We went to Clovelly to the Crab & Lobster day and met with friends. As always the weather was beautiful.We took the ferry to Instow, had a meal at a pub, came back on the bus to Appledore. All in all we had a great holiday. We cooked some evenings and sat and had a glass of wine in the window seat (this was great fun).Thank you. We will be back.

Mandy & Chris. Potters Bar - September 2015

The best turned out property we have stayed at in Appledore. Very comfortable and clean. Lovely views over the estuary. Plenty of room for six and our two dogs. Perfect even down to the little outside toilet! Definitely be returning to Halsbury

August 2015

What a totally awesome week. What an excellent property and home on the Quay at appledore. We have spent many a holiday here and we will be contacting mark to book again for next year. We had some wet mornings, but we are in England!Lovely property, very comfortable for  six of us and the German Shepards.The only small gripe is there was no wifi but that is all. We also broke our crabbing record to net 94 in 2 hours :)The best property we have stayed in  so far

Patchett. West Midlands. August 2015

 Many thanks for letting us use your wonderful holiday house. Location is perfect and the view from the lounge window is brilliant. The house has everything we needed for our hoiliday, Very many thanks once again. We will be back.

PS Been coming to Appledore for 7 years and this is the best one!

Darra. South Wales. April 2015

We had a lovely time at Halsbury and were lucky enough for our final day to be at the Regatta which we watched before we set off for home. We went to some good pubs, restaurants and cafes such as John's of Appledore and the Beaver Inn. We also spent evenings crabbing off the harbour wall. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing so overall a great trip away.

Heidi (aged 10) Hertfordshire - April 2015

Like many other people, we are repeat visitors to Appledore (4th time) and Halsbury (3rd time).Love the location, watching the world go by.Woodie (the cocker spaniel) loved the beach at Instow and Westward ho!The weather has been perfect for the time of the year - cold, clear and crisp and offered a great view of the solar eclipse. Nice food at the Seagate and The Beaver so as usual we have eaten too much and drank more than is good for us!Just the perfect few days away from work!

Dawn, Greame & Woodie - Nottingham March 2015

 What can I say my family has been going to Appledore for nine years staying in other places but the last two years we have stayed in this property in March and October. The house has a garage if you have a car, we don't use the car as the bus stop is only a couple of minutes walk away.There is cafes ,pubs and food shops and a paper shop all within a couple of minutes walk away.The house has a lounge upstairs with a wonderful sea view also on this floor is two very good bedrooms one with a sea view and a bathroom. On the ground floor there is another double bedroom and a very well equipped kitchen. There is all you need in this house to have a wonderful holiday as I have already said we are going there twice again this year'. 

Reedie. Bristol October 2014

Thank you Mark for being so accommodating for our very spot of the moment holiday! Wonderful house so very full of history and perfect position on the Quay. Weather has been very kind and long days spent at the Burrows have been spectacular.

Roberts - Worthing September 2014

'We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this lovely house in Appledore. Communication was quick and efficient. We were on our way to a wedding in Devon on the Saturday and the house made a very attractive and comfortable stay for our family to get together. The house is welcoming with a card from the owners and a bottle of wine! Everywhere is clean and beautifully furnished and well equiped. Plenty of places to eat nearby when we wanted to go out. We had a one year old with us and there is a cot, high chair and stair gate available. We managed to briefly get on the beach but unfortunately it did rain quite a lot of the time, but that did not put us off and we would hope to go again'.

Jacky. Wolverhampton September 2014

This has been our 9th summer holiday in Appledore but our first (but not last) stay in Halsbury. The house has everything we could need - a home from home - plus the garage space and little courtyard has been perfect for storing our kayaks, boards and hanging wetsuits. We will definitely be back to stay again.

Travis & Carr. Newcastle. August 2015

 Perfect rental property for us as all my family are into water sports especially kayaking and being able to store our kayaks in the garage was ideal.The house itself was very comfortable, clean and had everything we needed. Great view from the lounge across to Instow. We all felt very at home there and are hoping to stay again this year.We have holidayed in Appledore for the past 10 years and this property is one of our favourites. Easy for the local shops, local amenities and transport. The owner couldn't have been more helpful with any queries we may have had'. 

Katie Kitten - Broomfield Essex. August 2014

 A very congenial stay with all the conveniences needed. Hope we may have another stay here before too long.

The Waldens Harpenden - August 2014


Had a lovely holiday once again, the weather has been perfect, had lovely food wherever we have been. Sadly, we have to leave, hope to be back for a third time. The views are lovely!

Wise, Greaves & Webber families. July 2014

 A lovely relaxing holiday where the sun did not stop shining. This house has everything you could ask for in an ideal holiday home. Comfy beds, cosy living room, clean bathrooms, lovely sea views, everything within walking distance.......  The list goes on. Will definitely be returning to Appledore.

Whittingham. Romsey. June 2014

What can we say that we have not said before. The bus stop, café, shops and pubs are only two minutes walk away, the car stays put. Mixed weather but we got about when we felt like it! See you in October!

Reedie. Bristol May 2014

Lovely homely cottage, fantastic views, relaxing holiday. " Bella" the dog thought it was great with her long walks on the beach. Thank you we had a lovely holiday at "Halsbury" here in Appledore

Danbrough. Birmingham. April 2014.

 ‘Another lovely week in Appledore, made even more special by staying in your house. We loved knowing about the history of your house and family. We would love to come again.’

The Darras, South Wales - December 2013


'We have loved staying here. Very comfortable and well looked after. We would like to come again.’

The Waltons, Wolverhampton - Aug 2013

'The cottage is situated right in the centre of Appledore and the view from the lounge window is captivating - when we were there, there was so much to watch with people and boats coming and going, and the distant views over Instow are beautiful. The cottage is really clean and comfortable and cosy (I imagine that it would be equally charming at any time of the year), and the locals are very friendly and welcoming to visitors. 

The only downside is that if one does not use the garage then you have to find roadside parking, or the local car park. At no point did i have to use the car park, but I did move the car a couple of times in the week when spaces became free nearer the cottage. It really is a minor hassle in the great scheme of things and it will not put me off coming back again (one of our party accidentally left their car parked on the quay with the window open overnight and it was left untouched, such is the honesty of the locals and visitors!) There was never any problem loading or unloading or dropping people off.

I would have no hesitation recommending this cottage'. 

CW. Harrogate. September 2013.

 'A fantastic house with a perfect view-what more could you want? God willing, hope we can come back again one day in the future. Thank you so much.’

Theo & Joan, Taunton - Sep 2013

 ‘Great location. Fantastic views- the children enjoyed seeing how the tide rose and fell. Very comfortable house, a real home from home. Family history photos fascinating too. Many thanks.’

The Cook family, Sale - Aug 2013

 ‘We were charmed when we entered this beautiful home. It has been so comfortable and a real joy to be here appreciating the lovely pictures etc. Being right on the Quay is wonderful. We do hope to return here next year.’

Berry & Gwynne-Jones, Weston-super-Mare - June 2013

  'A lovely cottage with amazing views. We loved watching the world go by. The beds were very comfortable. A lovely cottage in a beautiful place. Thank you.’

The Darnbrough family, Birmingham - June 2013

  'A lovely cottage with wonderful views. Very clean with everything you may need. Everywhere we went local people extremely friendly and helpful, a pleasure to chat to. Would recommend Halsbury and Appledore as a great place to stay.’

The Ellis family, Chelmsford - May 2013

 'Lovely clean, welcoming cottage, a real home from home. We've had a great week and hope to be back soon'.

Family E Milton Keynes - Oct 2012

 'Lovely cottage. Very clean and well kept'.

JH Rugby - Sept 2012

 'A beautiful house with amazing views....Thank you for sharing your family home with us'.

Family L........ Northamptonshire - July 2012

 'Great Cottage, great views, will definitely be back. Thanks'

Mr Mrs H.......... Hampshire - June 2012

 'Beautiful cottage, loads of room for us all. Nice to sit in the lounge and watch the world go by. Lovely all in all'.

Pam, Karen.Darren, Mel, Penny and Mark..........Surrey - Sept. 2011

'Great holiday. Super cottage, very homely with all the creature comforts. Lots to see from all windows, we will remember Appledore fondly'.

Mr. B. ........Isle of Wight - Sept. 2011

 'A lovely week. Lovely  house, ample space for 6 adults and dog. Enjoyed sitting in lounge watching the world go by'!

Mr. & Mrs. C..........Southampton - Sept. 2011

'We have enjoyed our stay in this beautiful place'.

B. family........Colchester - July. 2011

'This has to be the most beautifully maintained home! We had everything we needed. Lovely views and easy to get to shops, pubs and excursions. Hope to be back next year'.

Mr. & Mrs. B.......... Bexhill on Sea - July 2011

 'The cottage is lovely; very clean & very comfortable. All the beaches are superb'.

The H. & A. Family. Shipley - Aug. 2011

 'Lovely cottage with amazing views. Appledore is a lovely, friendly place We thoroughly enjoyed our week here'.

The B. Family. Banstead - June 2011

'We have all thoroughly enjoyed being based at Halsbury. What a view! Loved Appledore & all the wonderful places we visited'.

The C. Family. Datchet & Woking - May 2011

 'Lovely holiday home with brilliant central location & stunning views. Great week in all, shame about some of the weather we had'!

The E. Family. Eastcote - May 2011

 'Lovely homely house with spectacular views, no need for a T.V. just watch the goings on outside. Kids loved Clovelly, Dunster, Lynton, but mostly the beach & crabbing'.

The C & B. family. Ripon - April 2011

 'A beautiful house in a wonderful village. We were lucky with the weather. An altogether fantastic holiday'!

The S family. Burnham, Bucks - March 2011

 'A lovely place to stay. Have enjoyed our week here. Halsbury has been a beautiful place to come back to after a day’s sightseeing. Hoping to return to Halsbury an Appledore again'.

Janet & Garry F. ’Wirral' - Sept. 2010

 'Great house, beautiful views, lovely base for our holiday. Lovely weather, had a wonderful holiday'.

Mr. & Mrs S. & family. Royton - Aug, 2010

 'Halsbury is a lovely house & very welcoming. Appledore is great & relaxing & provides a good base for a holiday'!

Christine W. & family. Orrell - Aug. 2010




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