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Instow, near Bideford, Devon
Grade 3 Star rating


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Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Pets 0
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Located just 20 yards from the beach, Mimosa is the perfect property for a beach holiday.

A delightful beach-front retreat, Mimosa is just a stone’s throw from the golden sand and dunes in the small seaside village of Instow on the breathtaking north Devon coast. This terraced property is ideal for an old-fashioned family seaside holiday or relaxing escape at any time of year. Just outside the front door is a long, flat promenade to stretch your legs and maybe enjoy the celebrated, locally made ice cream, with the backdrop of Instow Beach’s golden sands. The area is a must for water sports, sailing enthusiasts and fishermen, whilst walkers and cyclists will enjoy the famous Tarka Trail which passes through the village. Golf and horse riding are available locally. There are numerous NT properties in the area including Arlington and Hartland Abbey, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor, Docton Mill and North Devon is well-positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall. Bideford, 4 miles, offers town amenities and boat trips to Lundy Island. For family fun, The Big Sheep and The Milky Way Adventure parks are close by. Why not dine out at any one of Instow’s excellent restaurants, looking out at the amazing sunset over Lundy Island and the lights of Appledore across the bay? A truly magical location for a memorable holiday. Beach 20 yards. Shop 500 yards, pub and restaurant 20 yards.

4 steps to entrance.
Ground Floor
Living room - (no TV).
Dining room.
Kitchen: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Separate toilet.
First Floor:
Bedroom 1:
With super kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath (no toilet).
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, bed linen and towels included. Small garden with garden furniture. Bike store. On road parking (restrictions during summer months); car park 200 yards away, £12 per day; additional car park 5 minutes walkaway, £4 per day, £15 per week. No smoking. Please note: There are 4 steps to the garden.

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  • Bike Store
    Bike Store
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Golf nearby
    Golf nearby
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Horse Riding Nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • Shower Cubicle
    Shower Cubicle
  • Waterside Breaks
    Waterside Breaks

Customer Comments

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 03/11/2018
    The October weather was surprisingly warm and dry. The family had a great time exploring the local area and playing on the beach. There are a few good pubs with restaurants, and a single grocery/deli-shop/cafe called Johns down the road so be prepared to visit Bideford or Barnstaple for Tesco, Asda or Sainsburys supermarkets if you wish to cook and eat-in.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 13/10/2018
    Absolutely wonderful place to escape the world

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 29/09/2018
    Great place to stay if you want to get away from it all. No internet and rubbish mobile signal mean keeping in touch with work is a no no. No TV means you might have to keep the conversation going with your fellow holiday makers. No radio on the hifi meant alternative entertainment was very restricted. But this was why we booked Mimosa and we would definitely go again. Good selection of pubs and places to eat, Johns deli is not cheap but has most things you will need if you don’t want to drive. The Boat House food was perfect, the Fish and Chips from the Quay Pub was as good as any. The “beach” is fantastic but swimming is out of the question, also full of dog walkers but most were friendly and kept there dogs under control.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 22/09/2018
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at "Mimosa". A very comfortable, homely and quirky cottage and well-equipped. Beautiful changing views over the estuary from sitting room and bedroom windows. Enjoyed learning the history of the cottage. Well-situated and with a handy local store and pubs. Parking was the only downside, even in mid-September, as there is no allocated parking.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 18/08/2018
    Fabulous location. Comfortable home but bed a bit soft for one of the party. Good to be forced to be screen-free

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 04/08/2018
    Mimosa cottage is quite simply idyllic. With envious from the lounge and bedroom windows over the beach and Instow estuary, it’s hard not to fall in love with this quaint cottage. A family of 4, it was the perfect size and everything you need (except TV and WiFi which we rally didn’t miss), we will certainly be returning!

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 28/07/2018
    Lovely location, perfect for children . local pubs and restaurant s very close and all good value. The scenery was pretty particularly the view from cottage . didn't miss television at all. Would stay here again perfect seaside getaway .

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 14/04/2018
    our holiday was fabulous and Mimosa cottage couldn't be better. if there was one minus it would be the parking, in high season this could be annoying.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/04/2018
    Regular visitors to this property, we adore it here. The best location and a charming house full of history. The addition of WiFi would make it perfect.

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