Bideford, North Devon and the surrounds

You really don’t need to leave Redland House for the duration of your stay, or if you do you only need take a short stroll down the hill to Instow Village. 

However, there is so much in North Devon that it would be a shame to miss out so we have put together a brief guide to give you a flavour of what is at each nearby location.

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Appledore

View from Redland House to Appledore(6 miles from Redland House by road)

This pretty fishing village is across the river from Instow and until recently there was a ferry taking foot passengers from Instow to Appledore.  There is talk of reinstating the ferry and we are all hoping that this happens in 2010.


To visit now you will have to go by car which is a trip of only 6 miles.  It is well worth the trip as you will be able to spend time wandering around the narrow cobbled streets which have many antique shops, book shops and art galleries.  Appledore now puts on two great festivals – the Appledore Arts Festival and the Book Festival. 

The George pub is worth a visit serving great food in the quaint restaurant with huge picture window right next to the river.   There is also a really good fish and chip shop – Sylvesters in Meeting Street. 

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