Sam Conway won a trip to Appledore in Devon by coming first in our #SnaptripSummer photo competition. He kindly wrote this blog all about his experience in Devon.
Surrounded by rolling hills on one side and fronting the serene Atlantic on the other, Appledore was a perfect autumn getaway. Thanks to the folk at Snaptrip we were put up in a beautiful cottage just one street back from the waterfront. The cottage itself had a beautiful natural wood interior and was situated along one of Appledore’s many winding footpaths. These narrow pathways have real charm and as you twist and turn down the alleys it’s easy to imagine the cottagers of old making their way home down the same streets after a long day’s fishing.
Snaptrip were really on it and made sure we had all the information we needed well before we set off on our trip; directions, key-drop location, links to accommodation website, contact numbers – they had it covered. Our landlady was delightful and gave us lots of tips on where to go and what to see. Though the weather was often blustery, at the first sight of sun we set off on a fishing trip with Captain Collin who regaled us with local tales and professed that the coral at Lundy is the most beautiful in the world (we’ll have to find out on our next trip!)
In the evenings we were spoilt for choice when it came to eating out and the cottage had excellent facilities for the nights we chose to try out some local ingredients and eat in. The Italian by the waterfront was particularly good with a traditional bread oven and an adventurous menu – the pear and stilton pizza was a definite winner and if you like your ale then ‘Old Appledore’ is certainly worth a try.
Most of our days were spent walking alone the picturesque coastal paths in the pleasant knowledge that we had a cosy cottage waiting for us at the end of the day. Snaptrip couldn’t have done more to make our stay perfect and we will certainly use them in the future.
Thanks for a brilliant holiday!!!