About the area

The Seahorse Luxury Self Catering Apartments are perfectly situated for guests to enjoy a range of activities in Devon and Cornwall. Within easy reach of Dartmoor and Exmoor, delightful secret beaches and the Cornish countryside, the area is steeped in history,  and tales of nautical heroism and whimsical romance. With its rugged countryside and ever-changing coastal vista, it is no wonder that North Devon has been the muse of artists and literary heroes throughout the ages. 


As one of the largest counties in England, Devon boasts stunning coastal views and picture postcard countryside, with rolling hills and breath-taking views over the land or the sea. You can keep abreast of the real world, with the nearest large town, Barnstaple, around 10 miles away. Alternatively, visit the famous fishing village of Clovelly, whose cobbled streets and absence of cars make you instantly feel as though you have been whisked back into the last century.



Create your dream seaside holiday 

 

Walking, swimming, surfing, cycling or shopping. Eating in or eating out, the plethora of cultural, manmade and natural sights will keep you entertained during your stay in North Devon. Discover your own private world as you explore isolated beaches scattered along the coastline, or soak in the sun on your doorstep. Explore delightful local shops and farmers’ markets where you will discover exquisite locally produced food, or take advantage of the myriad restaurants and bistros within easy reach. 



The gateway to Cornwall – 1 mile


The apartments are just a mile from the Atlantic Highway, the gateway to Cornwall, making attractions like the Eden Project easily accessible to the more curious guest.



Bideford – 2 miles

The historic port town of Bideford provides a wide choice of cafes, bistros, shops and supermarkets. 



Appledore - 3 miles 

The delightful riverfront village of Appledore sits only three miles away from our cottages where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet. Renowned for its eclectic mix of artsy locals and culture-seeking holiday makers, Appledore boasts a small but diverse range of shops, pubs, guesthouses and art galleries. A thriving fishing and trading village since the 14th century, Appledore has been a famous boat-building centre for many years. Its shipyard is still active today, providing valuable work to the village’s inhabitants.

 

This quaint fishing village has a maze of narrow streets leading to the quay. Renowned for its annual book festival, its tales of smugglers in Elizabethan times, and its quaint fishing village air, Appledore is also home to the famous Hocking's ice-cream, a must-have during your stay at Seahorse Apartments. 



Instow - 5 miles 

Instow is a great local village to visit during your stay in Westward Ho!  Lying in the heart of North Devon’s Biosphere Reserve, Instow offers a delightful assortment of delis, seafood restaurants, galleries and gift shops. Few can resist sitting on the sea wall to take in the exquisite views across the estuary, with the quirky, brightly coloured houses of Appledore completing the quintessential seaside vista.


Why not hire a cycle from Bideford and enjoy the stunning views from the Tarka Trail along the river side from Bideford to Instow, the Riviera of North Devon?



Clovelly - 12 miles 

The historic fishing village of Clovelly is a wonderful day out for all the family. See how the fisherman used to live hundreds of years ago and enjoy a delicious meal in one of the restaurants along the cobbled streets. With vehicular access to the ancient cobbled streets impossible, residents still use sledges and donkeys for transport, so sensible walking shoes are a must! Whilst the walk down the cobbles is manageable to most able-bodied people, the walk back up is not for the fainthearted; a 4x4 taxi service via an alternative route is available to take people to and from the delightful, historical fishing harbour. Clovelly visitor centre near Bideford EX39 5TA Tel 01237 431781 Web Address www.clovelly.co.uk