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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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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

17 Customer Reviews

  • "Just a bit of carefulness needed on the stairs but cottage had everything even coolness in the heat wonderful."


    Reviewed by AlisonJun 2022

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage in an idyllic lication"

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Loved the cottage."

    It was warm and had most facilities. The only thing that was lacking (we arrived after 5 pm )was toilet rolls and bin bags! It was stipulated for all laundry at the end of our stay to be put in a black bag so we felt this needed to be provided. All in all , though , it was very convenient with a dog so close to a dog friendly beach . Thank you

    Reviewed by AnnetteJan 2022

  • "We were extremely plleased with our choice fo get away."

    Well stocked and clean:

    Reviewed by TanjaDec 2021

  • "Decor/paintwork tired & needed a freshen up."

    Bedroom smelt of damp. Notice left to put bedding & towels etc in 'these' but no bag provided. Less than a quarter of a toilet roll on arrival. Only 1 bath towel provided. Lid of bathroom bin thick with dust. Cobweb including a dead spider on side of wardrobe.

    Hello, we are so very sorry that your experience wasn't a good one at our lovely cottage. We never have any negative comments regarding the cleanliness, so are very surprised. The guests who stayed the week before you arrived mentioned how spotless the house was.Our cleaner takes photos of the clean in each room after she has cleaned it and we have looked at the images and the interior looked very clean. There was a miscommunication regarding the number of towels required, for which we very much apologise. We provide our contact details and we are available at any time to help if there is anything not entirely correct for you stay, so we are surprised you did not get in touch and we could have provided as many towels as you needed immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LyndaSep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, very clean and comfortable and welcome pack was appreciated."

    Lovely location. Only very minor point whilst we had no problems with parking outside the cottage as we travelled outside peak season we expect it would be difficult to park during busy times.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2021

  • "Parking on a bank holiday weekend was disappointing other than that it was lovely"

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2021

  • "A really lovely well kept cottage."

    The spiral stairs were a little quirky, but fine for us. Parking was fine although we had to make sure that we didn’t leave the car too long in the local parking bays during the day.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage a stones throw from the beach."

    Instow and Appledore are wonderful and our family of 4 plus dog had a brilliant holiday in this lovely comfortable cottage. Thank you!

    Reviewed by TamsinAug 2021

  • "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!

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2021

  • "The only issue we had was parking we couldnt always park outside the cottage and had to park on the main road"

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the cottage and excellent location, description of facilities was accurate and we all had a great holiday - despite the weather being showery in the later part of the week."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch and cottage booklet really helped get the most out of the week

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2019

  • "The cottage was well appointed, really lovely and a home from home."

    We absolutely loved the location, as the dog friendly beach is at the end of the road, much to the delight of our little dog Charlie, who loved it. The two pubs also at the end of the road are dog friendly, and a joy to finish a walk in, also do really nice meals. Instow is really nice as is Appledore opposite, where we had lunch in The Coffee Cabin, highly recommended! All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2019

  • "Excellent accomodation very well appointed and comfortable."

    We look forward to returning for another holiday.

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Beach Retreat in Instow."

    Beautiful cottage, clean, comfortable and homely. The beach and good eateries just a few minutes walk. The welcome pack was greatly appreciated - especially the cookies! Thank you!

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, Great beach and great pubs and restaurants serving lovely food and drink."

    All this equals a great holiday. Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2019

  • "Lovely well maintained cottage, beautiful furniture& well equiped."

    Great location & the recomendations were very helpful. parking was a small niggle but as on a small lane totally understandable. Would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

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  • 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
  • There is a car park 100 yards from the property, and parking at the bottom of the lane at the beach front
  • Logs available at the local store
  • Nespresso coffee machine, with a selection off complimentary coffee pods.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.

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,...

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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.

Region Information

Note: Property only accepts Friday or Monday Check-in

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season