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Beach Retreat

Instow, Devon (Ref. 992431)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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8 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Macdonald

    “This is a lovely cottage just a stone’s throw from the beach.”

    The cottage itself is beautifully done, with all the amenities you need. Instow is beautiful and was much quieter than we expected for half term, which was great! We had a wonderful holiday!

    The cottage itself is beautifully done, with all the amenities you need. Instow is beautiful and was much quieter than we expected for half term, which was great! We had a wonderful holiday!

    - Mrs Macdonald, May 2021

The property

The Cottage is located just a stone's throw away from the beautiful, dog-friendly sandy beach at Instow, with access to the colourful village of Appledore and cobbled streets of Clovelly.

Furnished to a wonderful standard of quality throughout, bursting with character, this semi-detached holiday let is perfect for that much needed break away-from-it-all.

There is a warm feel within the living room, elevated by the woodburning stove and beamed ceiling.

Relax and unwind in the plush armchairs after a day out exploring the famous Tarka Trail.

This room also plays host to a bright and sunny dining area, at which to enjoy your meals in the company of your loved ones.

The kitchen is well-appointed, with sleek wooden units and quality fittings getting you through your stay.

A spiral staircase leads you up to a double bedroom and a twin, both enjoying a crisp finish with tasteful colour schemes.

An all-white shower room serves the two.

Instow has a variety of award-winning shops and restaurants nearby, where you can taste the local seafood.

The area has a wide range of water sports, fishing and sailing, ideal for those seeking a more energetic holiday.

Walking and cycling can also be enjoyed, as well as horse riding, golf and cricket, available locally.

The Cottage is also within reach of a wide selection of family attractions, including Exmoor, the North Cornwall/Devon coastline and beautiful Lynton and Lynmouth with their breathtaking scenery.

Enjoy cosy fireside pubs, taste local food and explore a wealth of rare wildlife.

Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies, perfect for gazing up at the stars and rediscovering your sense of wonder.

The Cottage will have you coming back time and time again!


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Freeview TV, DVD, Radio/CD, WiFi, welcome pack
  • Logs available at the local store
  • Nespresso coffee machine, with a selection off complimentary coffee pods
  • On road parking on first come, first served basis
  • Large beach car park 100 yards from the property
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and restaurant 5 mins walk, shop 10 mins walk
  • Note: The beach is 100 yards away from property.

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About the location


Bideford 3.5 miles; Appledore 5.5 miles

Instow offers a tidal, sandy beach and extensive views with the sails of catamarans and windsurfers. An abundance of cafes and pub/restaurants all enjoy these glorious views, and just across the mouth of the River Torridge, at Appledore, you will find more gift shops, delis selling local produce and arts and crafts stores. Take the ferry across on foot or bicycle and enjoy pleasant walks along the south-facing quay. A 15-minute drive can also get you there for an afternoon of delights. Try fresh, locally caught seafood in one of the restaurants and sample a taste of Hocking's Ice Cream; a family-run business selling vanilla ice cream from their own vans found only in North Devon. The market town of Bideford is close by along with the cobbled streets of Clovelly. North Devon boasts some beautiful beaches, all within easy driving distance including Westward Ho!, Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. A wonderful base to choose for your next trip.

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