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Instow House


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Instow, near Bideford, Devon
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 2
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Overlooking the beach, this property is in the perfect location for making memories on your family holiday by the sea.

The small seaside village of Instow, with its stretch of golden sand and dunes, provides the setting for this lovely house. Adjoining another property on Marine Parade, it overlooks the beach, making it ideal for a family seaside holiday. Memories are to be made in this very unique and unspoilt part of North Devon; water sports, sailing, fishing, golf and riding can all be enjoyed locally, with scenic walking and cycling along the original coastal railway, now forming part of the famous ‘Tarka Trail’. Bideford, Barnstaple and Westward Ho! offer their own blend of attractions close by, while just yards from the house are two excellent restaurants specialising in seafood and offering fine views across the bay towards Appledore.

Step down to large living/dining room with elec woodburner, panoramic sea views, day bed (for +2), TV and French doors to garden. Modern kitchen. Shower room with toilet. First floor: Two bedrooms with sea views; one double, one twin. Bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet.

  • Electric woodburner included
  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • 28in LCD TV
  • Stereo/CD
  • Microwave
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Large enclosed garden, patio, furniture, overlooking beach
  • Barbecue
  • Parking
  • Cycle store
  • No smoking

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  • Barbecue
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed Garden / Patio
    Enclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Romantic Getaways
    Romantic Getaways
  • Decorated at Christmas
    Decorated at Christmas
  • WiFi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site
    Fishing Nearby/On-site
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle

Customer Comments

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/07/2018
    Great place to stay with stunning sea views. Fantastic beach to take the dog. Not much else here except decent pubs and restaurants but what more do you want for a relaxing holiday.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 01/06/2018
    Good accommodation with outstanding, uninterrupted views across the estuary. However the stairs maybe problematic for people with mobility issues.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 25/05/2018
    We love staying at Instow House, very comfortable and fab location.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 18/05/2018
    Great location and very comfortable accomodation. Views from house and garden brilliant. Beach and Tarka Trail made for great dog walking.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 20/04/2018
    First time at Instow House and we were not disappointed and thankfully not as we have booked for May & September this year and three times again in 2019. The location is amazing, great parking and views of the beach from the lounge and bedrooms. We met the owner and her sister who were extremely friendly and helpful. Back in three weeks and can’t wait.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 06/04/2018
    We had a brilliant holiday, and the cottage was a great base for the family to explore the beach. The cottage was really well equipped and we felt instantly welcome and at home. My only minor complaint is that the ‘enclosed’ garden had one section that was grassed up to a sheer drop of about 2m down to the road. Having selected enclosed garden as one of the filters on the website I had expected to find and enclosed garden. This was an important criteria to us as a family with young children and a young dog!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/03/2018
    Loved it! I was almost tempted not to write a review because I don't want anyone else finding this gem of a house but I just can't do it an injustice! The house is really well located in Instow with a beautiful view of the beach and just moments from some fab eateries. Inside everything you could need is catered for, it is exceedingly comfortable and well decorated. Can't wait to come back!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2017
    Great place to stay. Location fantastic enough to do locally without needing to travel too far. Waking up to the estuary view every morning was fantastic. Cottage very comfortable and handy for the pubs , shop and beach what more could you want!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2017
    An excellent property in a prime location. Local to pubs and restaurants and an excellent deli. Safe beach and great for walking the dog.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2017
    A fantastic location and house. We booked this property for the dog and it did not disappoint, good enclosed garden, great dog friendly beaches and pubs. We felt relaxed in the property with our dog but it was clean and did not smell of dogs. Lots to explore in North Devon, we had a great holiday, thank you.

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8.5 out of 10 – based on 19 reviews collected by Reevoo
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