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Sea Croft

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation, well equipped for our needs, however as mentioned in previous reviews not enough lounge seating for 6 people."

    On saying that, more than ample room for us and our two dogs. Listing was exactly as described on website. Lots of useful information regarding nearest supermarkets, petrol stations, attractions etc. Location to local pubs and beach was brilliant, literally 100 meters to the pub and a little further to the beautiful beach. We enjoyed eating at the Wayfarer pub where the food was lovely and the staff friendly. Property within easy walking distance to tarka trail, and we enjoyed our out and back walk along the trail to Bideford. Nice gesture to leave tea , milk , coffee etc for new arrivals . My only suggestion would be to consider finding space for a freezer as this could be helpful for bigger groups or families.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cottage and well situated."

    As there was five of us staying lounge seating was limited, we did find it difficult to warm the house as it appeared only one radiator was working but the electric fire did help and the weather was exceptionally windy. We would be happy to stay here again.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to feed back. Great to hear you would return despite the weather and heating. Sorry you had this trouble; we would have happily resolved this as soon as we were aware of it but glad the electric fire helped. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise4.1Dec 2023

  • "Nice property for our stay,we enjoyed it and its proximity to local pubs and restaurants."

    Good base for exploring the area.Parking was also good.Had no problems at all.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and really pleased to hear you had an enjoyable stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely comfortable place to stay, everything you need , very comfortable beds , equipped kitchen and comfortable living space."

    Very good enclosed garden too .it is 2 minutes from the beautiful dog friendly beach and several pubs all with great menus and all very welcoming to us and my 2 dogs .close to appledore and westward Ho too .the cottage information folder was excellent and told us everything we needed to know.The owner was very friendly and helpful so many thanks from us and my golden retrievers , it would be great if you allowed 3 dogs then I could come back

    Many thanks for your kind words and feedback - really appreciated! The area is stunning, we're so pleased you had such an enjoyable stay at our cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped property especially the kitchen items."

    Very good position in quiet area with easy access to beach and pubs. Enclosed yard and parking was a great asset especially when staying with a dog. Would definitely recommend and would return.

    Thank you so much for your review - we would be delighted to welcome you back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Sep 2023

  • "We were very satisfied with all facilities and location."

    A beautiful area which we would love to return to in the future.

    Thank you very much, such a beautiful area - so pleased you enjoyed it. We would be delighted to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    Had everything we needed. Was a good location for the beach and for visiting family that live in the area. We have booked again for next year.

    What lovely feedback - thank you so much! We look forward to welcoming you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely home only 2 minutes walk to the beach close to 3 pubs good sized accommodation would definitely stay again"

    We would love to welcome you back, thank you so much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay at your holiday let we hope to return"

    We hope that you will - thank you so much for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Whilst we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house is in a great position, we felt it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to have six guests stay (as advertised) because downstairs is much smaller than upstairs and there are only four comfortable seats in the lounge area."

    Also there are only four garden chairs. Having said that, it was great for us and our two small dogs and we would definitely return.

    So pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at our property - thank you for taking the time to feed this back to us! Regarding seating for 4+ guests (note the majority of bookings are couples with dogs such as yourselves) we believe photos should provide a realistic view of furniture and space, but you are correct regarding 4 comfortable seats in the living room. Additional soft seating can be made available as well as two additional garden chairs as required. We are delighted you would return - lovely to hear! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marilyn3.1Jun 2023

  • "A lovely house in an ideal location."

    Well equipped throughout, clean and a real home from home. Perfect for the dog walking along the tarka trail, beach and inland countryside. Instow has a selection of bars pubs and eating. Bit of an incident and the owners could not have been more helpful. Highly recommend and cannot wait to return.

    Lovely comments - thank you, we are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay! Apologies again for the inconvenience with the water leak in the kitchen; really appreciate your understanding with this which has now been resolved. Thank you again for taking the time to feed back and we would be delighted to welcome you all back! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Jun 2023

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric flame-effect stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear garden/patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, to be kept downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub and beach 0.1 miles

The property

This charming three-bedroom cottage, Sea Croft, is situated in the lovely village of Instow, near the market town of Bideford, Devon.

Benefitting from dog-friendly living, an enclosed courtyard and close proximity to the local amenities and beach, Sea Croft welcomes six guests to enjoy a relaxing getaway near the North Devon Coast.

After parking up, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home, ready to delight a cup of tea and put your feet up in the quaint sitting room, complete with Smart TV and electric flame-effect stove, ideal for those cooler evenings.

Get to grips with a range of appliances in the well-equipped kitchen to whip up a culinary delight for the whole family, to be enjoyed either at the dining table or outside in the enclosed courtyard.

Soak in your coastal surroundings as you pop open a bottle of fizz, chatting away as day rolls into night.

The bathroom on the first floor is fully-fitted with a superb tub where you can indulge in a soak after a long day, and each of the lovely bedrooms is conveniently adorned with plenty of storage for your holiday wardrobe.

If you can tear yourself away from this splendid base, venture into Instow, situated on the banks of the River Torridge, which boasts stunning views of estuary landscapes, attractive beaches and seemingly-endless attractions.

Relax upon Instow Beach with a good book and famous Hockings ice cream, enjoying fantastic views of the unspoiled coastline.

Cycle along the nearby Tarka Trail, explore numerous local dog walks or try your hand at a range of watersports at nearby Westward Ho! Beach if you're feeling up to it!

Spend the day in the popular town of Barnstaple, home to the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, or take a trip to the famous Exmoor National Park, perfect for horse riding, hiking and cycling!

Whether you want to explore the stunning beaches, try water sports, or simply admire your surroundings, Sea Croft has everything you need and more.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas