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Kingsley Cottage

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Located next to the beach, this perfect hideaway offer brilliant views and is the perfect base for exploring the area.

Situated literally a stone’s throw from the beach, this cottage enjoys fabulous views and is the ideal all year round hideaway. Furnished in a New England style, this well appointed cottage adjoins another property and is ideally situated for sitting on the beach or to use as a base to explore the surrounding coast and countryside. One of the local pubs offers a dine-at-home service exclusively for Kingsley Cottage guests. Instow is an unspoilt seaside village with large stretches of sandy beaches and dunes, fishermen’s cottages, shops and a good selection of pubs and restaurants specialising in locally caught seafood. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail. Just 3 minutes away is a lovely beachside cricket club, enjoy watching a game whilst listening to the crashing of the waves in the background. Golf available locally. Bideford, 3 miles, with family attractions. North Devon is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall. Shop 500 yards, pubs 50 yards.

Small step to hallway. Double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Stairs to first floor: Living room with gas woodburner and kitchen with dining area. Quirky office area. Utility and toilet.

Gas wood burner included. Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Satellite TV. DVD. Radio/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Tumble dryer. Freezer. Wi-fi. Enclosed courtyard with furniture (storage for cycles, surf boards). Barbecue. Roadside parking outside property. No smoking.

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  • BarbecueBarbecue
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Satellite TVSatellite TV
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Coastal PropertyCoastal Property
  • All En-suiteAll En-suite
  • Open PlanOpen Plan

Customer Comments

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 18/06/2016
    The property needs sprucing up in our opinion. Since we stayed there last time in 2012 the chairs are scratched and chipped, and need painting again - also the floor needs sanding. The easy chair looks dirty and needs cleaning. This doesn't look the same in the advertising of the property. There were, and seem to have been, issues with leakages in the bathrooms. This didn't represent good value for money this time. The location is fantastic however, and if the owners were to take a few weeks to remedy the decoration - we would indeed go back there again. Sorry to be so negative.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 10/06/2016
    Perfect location. Lovely local pubs. Cottage was lovely. The welcome pack was very nice. Our only negative was it could have been cleaner and the garden could have been made as nice as the cottage. Overall it was great and we wouldn't hesitate coming back. Perfect for pets.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/05/2016
    Have just returned from a lovely stay at Kingsley Cottage. It is a beautiful house in a idilic little village by the beach, the perfect for a quiet get away. We could not have dream't of a more perfect place to visit and would definitely stay again.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 22/02/2016
    What a lovely stay at Kingsley Cottage. Beautiful house in a idilic little village by the beach, perfect for a quiet get away.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/01/2016
    Fabulous location! view of the beach from the kitchen window and 2 pubs within a stones throw. Both pubs Serve food & both accept dogs. Only one minor negative with the cottage...There was no welcome pack, there's usually a pint of milk for your arrival however we had to go back out& find some before we could relax & have a brew. Brilliant cottage overall and would definitely stay again :)

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the owner; Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. I am so delighted you had a wonderful stay in Instow. I am so very sorry about the welcome pack not being in the cottage for your stay, a welcome pack is usually provided. I will look into why the delivery was not there for you stay. I have sent a little something in the post to make it up to you. Best wishes.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 09/11/2015
    We have been 4 times and would return . Great location for those with dogs . Good local pubs and deli . Owner very friendly and keen to ensure you have a great stay . Would recommend .

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 31/10/2015
    We had a heavy rainstorm which came through the skylight in the en-suite rendering it unusable. The owners knew about this and did not inform us as the maintenance people came and asked if it had been ok.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; Thank you for staying at Kingsley Cottage and for taking the time to leave a comment on this site. Rest assured that the skylight had been repaired prior to your visit and to ensure that everything was in good order for you I asked the builder Jerry to return and check you were happy with everything and to ensure that the repairs had been successful. Jerry has since made further repairs and everything is watertight even with the recent downpours. I always want my guests to have a fabulous break and do everything possible to ensure that this happens - I am just so sorry you were disappointed. Best wishes.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/10/2015
    Fabulous location, well equipped and set up. Lots of little basics on arrival to save having to buy things, such as hand soaps, washing up liquid, kitchen roll etc. All adds to the experience and value for money.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 03/10/2015
    The cottage was perfect for beach & pubs. It had everything we needed. But the mattresses in both bedrooms need changing as springs were sticking out

  • 6

    Confirmed guest, 01/08/2015
    A beautiful location - fantastic for the dog who had a wonderful time playing on the beach every day. There were fresh flowers, a newspaper and a selection of goodies on arrival which was a nice touch. Being able to get the pub across the road to deliver food was fantastic. No washing up! However, the cottage itself is in urgent need of some TLC. For instance, there was worn paintwork on the windows, stairs and walls; the Sky remote was very worn and it was difficult to get it to work properly; the double glazing unit seals have failed, especially in left hand kitchen window overlooking the estuary – so it was impossible to see the beautiful view when sitting at the table; both bedrooms smelt a bit damp and there were some small steps just inside the front door which were not marked clearly enough and presented a serious trip hazard. For the price we were paying, we expected a better standard of basic maintenance.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 18/07/2015
    Lovely cottage, very comfortable, and beautiful decorated with good views. The tiled hall is a boon when dealing with a wet/sandy dog. Parking a big problem when we were there and although you can pay to park at the Cricket Club it does add to your holiday spend. Also with the bedrooms downstairs and directly opposite the pub there is a lot of street noise at night and on two days we were woken in the early hours by drunken patrons. Would stay again but probably only out of season.

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