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Cottages in Instow

A charming village on Devon’s north coast offering miles of golden sands, cream teas and calm waters. Instow is a perfect family seaside destination.

The village of Instow overlooks a calm and wide beach, where old fisherman’s cottages and larger family friendly cottages line the waterfront, making the most of its pretty aspect. With miles of golden sands and stunning views across the Torridge, this spot is very popular with families and boaters alike.

Venture out and explore The Tarka Trail, a former railway line running through the village of Instow and beyond, giving visitors a great access point to walk or cycle 40 miles of traffic free Devon countryside.Across the water is the equally pretty village of Appledore, offering plenty more eateries and pretty fisherman’s cottages - perfect for a morning or afternoon gently strolling around narrow lanes. 

Let your day’s activities change with the ebb and flow of the tide. Enjoy crabbing on the quay when the tide's in, and when the water is out, fly your kite on the sand, build sandcastles, try your hand at beach cricket, rounders and any other number of energetic games or, for a cultured day, visit nearby Arlington Court, a beautiful National Trust property with fine gardens and walks as well as plenty of Regency history. 

The Instow estuary is a playground for all manner of native birds and wildlife, offering fantastic twitching opportunities, so nature lovers, take your binoculars! You can also enjoy a stroll along the coastal path to the RSPB reserve at Isley Marsh; a rare salt marsh with tidal mud flats and numerous indigenous plants and wildlife.

We have a variety of cottages available in Instow, from large family properties with hot tubs and gardens, sleek and modern homes perfect for a special get together or cosy fisherman’s cottages ideal for two. If a stay in Instow is just what you are looking for, then peruse our selection of properties below or call one of our friendly team for help and advice on 0333 2020899. 

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Appledore - North Devon Coast

Attractive ground floor apartment only 50m from the waterfront. All the village amenities of the popular fishing village of Appledore within walking distance and the surfing resort of Westward Ho! just a 10 minute drive...

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£341 - £644 per week *

SHIHOY View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Appledore - North Devon Coast

Spacious character cottage close to the quayside and all the facilities of the picturesque fishing village of Appledore

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£317 - £770 per week *

DRUM View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Luxury Property Spindrift

Instow - North Devon Coast

Based in a quiet area of Instow, just a short stretch from the coast, Spindrift has many luxury touches which will add to the enjoyment of your stay, including a welcome pack, full SKY package and hot tub.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£780 - £1751 per week *

SPINDI View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Hot tub
  • Barbecue
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Situated in a quiet cu de sac with just a short stroll to the beach. Beggars Roost

Westward Ho! - North Devon Coast

Ideal holiday base for a family looking for a seaside break. With its own enclosed garden there is outdoors space for the children to play in. Within walking distance of the beach.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£400 - £963 per week *

BEGROO View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.3 mile to a pub
  • 0.3 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Inglenook Cottage is a delightful character cottage near the beautiful seaside village of Instow. Inglenook Cottage

Instow - North Devon Coast

This lovely cottage oozes charm with features such as its exposed beams and fireplace. Sit out in the matured gardens and enjoy the views of this beautiful North Devon countryside.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£383 - £914 per week *

INGLE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Bed linen provided
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 1 mile to a pub
  • 1.5 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
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Beautiful views over the estuary. Broadwaters

Instow - North Devon Coast

A beautifully presented, thoughtfully appointed apartment with an enviable aspect. The patio offers a perfect opportunity to take in the hustle and bustle, and later on the magnificent sunsets which are not to be missed.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£383 - £916 per week *

BROADW View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Balcony
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
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Coral Cottage

Appledore - North Devon Coast

This cottage has a delightful seaside charm. Its setting and decor sums up the atmosphere of the whole area. All bathed in the light and sparkle of the sun and sea and only a few minutes from the quayside.

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£301 - £724 per week *

CORAL1 View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • Barbecue
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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200 year old character cottage. Waterside Cottage

Westleigh Nr. Instow - North Devon Coast

This pleasant accommodation for 4 has some lovely features such as exposed beams and Victorian fireplaces. It is only a short drive from the wonderful surfing beach of Westward Ho! or historic port town of Bideford.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
£256 - £556 per week *

N0336 View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet welcome
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels not provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1.25 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Northam - North Devon Coast

A lovely character cottage with delightful terraced garden and close to both the surfing resort of Westward Ho and the pretty fishing village of Appledore

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£273 - £633 per week *

BUTTON View property

  • Friday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 0.1 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Travel cot available
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Fabulous holiday home with far-reaching views of the Taw estuary. Tidal View

Appledore - North Devon Coast

Tidal View is a bright and welcoming cottage; it is practical and offers spacious rooms and an expertly kept garden. The large windows frame fantastic views over the quaint village of Instow and out to the coast.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
£447 - £1045 per week *

TIDAL View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 2 Pets welcome
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.4 mile to a pub
  • 0.4 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
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Primrose Cottage

Westleigh Nr. Instow - North Devon Coast

An attractive property that just keeps giving, Primrose Cottage is in a fabulous location, rich in activity and almost on the banks of the Torridge estuary. Inside, the plush furnishings means relaxing after a busy day c...

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£482 - £1229 per week *

PRIMWE View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Open fire/woodburner
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Garden/courtyard
  • 4 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • 0.1 mile to a pub
  • 1.25 miles to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Travel cot available
  • Highchair
  • No smoking
  • Welcome pack provided
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Special Offer Views from Tarka Sands over the Yacht Club and Appledore on the far shore. At Tarka Sands

Instow - North Devon Coast

With attractive views of the yacht club on the River Torridge where you can saunter along the water's edge to reach the Marina Parade with its various diners, shops and inns.

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
£317 - £746 per week *

TARK View property

  • Saturday changeover
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Pet free property
  • WiFi available
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • 3 Stars
  • Towels provided
  • On one level
  • 0.2 mile to a pub
  • 0.2 mile to a shop
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • No smoking

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