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View out to the private hot tub
Cosy and warm with the woodburner
Contemporary style and underfloor heating
You've arrived... lets celebrate
Relax and chill out
Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
Beautiful bedroom
Quality bed linen and towels
Spacious and sumptious bedroom
Stylish shower room with WC
Enjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub
Secure bike storage
Instow beach a short stroll
Front of the property
Enjoy the warm bubbles from the hot tub
Afternoon's spent in the garden
1 / 17  View out to the private hot tub
2 / 17  Cosy and warm with the woodburner
3 / 17  Contemporary style and underfloor heating
4 / 17  You've arrived... lets celebrate
5 / 17  Relax and chill out
6 / 17  Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
7 / 17  Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
8 / 17  Beautiful bedroom
9 / 17  Quality bed linen and towels
10 / 17  Spacious and sumptious bedroom
11 / 17  Stylish shower room with WC
12 / 17  Enjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub
13 / 17  Secure bike storage
14 / 17  Instow beach a short stroll
15 / 17  Front of the property
16 / 17  Enjoy the warm bubbles from the hot tub
17 / 17  Afternoon's spent in the garden

Quay Close Cottage

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary, stylish and conveniently placed for a romantic coastal retreat
  • Enjoy a day’s walking or cycling on the Tarka Trail, cycle hire available locally
  • Conveniently located in the centre of Instow, walking distance of Instow’s shops, pubs and restaurants
Property code: 52974

A perfect location to explore all that North Devon offers. The sandy estuary beach of Instow is just a short stroll, enjoy a drink or ice cream or sit and watch the sailing boats.

Situated in the centre of Instow yet in a quiet cul-de-sac backing onto the Tarka Trail is this delightful cottage, ideal for couples. North Devon has much to see and for keen walkers and cyclists the cottage overlooks and is within minutes of the Tarka Trail which provides 21 miles of level, scenic and traffic-free cycling, and where bicycles can be hired. Barnstaple (North Devon's largest town) is less than five miles away and has a busy pannier market selling local Devon produce, a theatre, cinema and well-known fashion stores. In the evenings, you can relax in the private hot tub or stroll to one of the many local pubs serving food.

On entering through the front door through a convenient boot room, you enter a stylish and comfortable lounge with a comfy corner sofas where you can relax in front of the wood burner and watch the Smart TV or catch up on your favourite box-set. Walking through the lounge to the kitchen/diner, the kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment. The dining area has a pretty dining table and leather chairs which look out onto the private patio area. At the other end of the cottage is a spacious bedroom with king-size bed which then leads through spacious shower room with shower and WC. 

Stepping outside from the kitchen/diner, three steps lead down to the sunny patio area overlooking the Tarka Trail with private hot tub, BBQ and garden furniture. Outside the rear door of the cottage is a yard equipped with a lockable bicycle shed and space to store surfboards. Parking can be found in the nearby car park or roadside parking subject to availability (There is also parking at a nearby pub on Marine Parade, courtesy of the Landlord) 

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Roadside parking or in nearby pay and display car park (There is also parking at a nearby pub on Marine Parade, courtesy of the Landlord) 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 33 guest ratings

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Reviewed by stephen 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Zandra 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Dawn 18th September 2020

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Well positioned cottage for the Tarka trail and the beach of Instow, close to shops, restaurants and public houses. All facilities that you would require for your break were available including a hot tub. Nice decor throughout and very comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Julie 7th August 2020

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Location good in Instow / parking as previous reviews is in pub car park if you can get in or pay car park at 6 day. The property is dog friendly and shows as dogs hair appears everywhere, which if your a dog owner you probably live with, so beware if you are not. The property has a problem with damp as the bedroom/bathroom smell particularly mustyRead more / frowsty, we didn't even unpack our clothes and use the wardrobe and chest of drawers because the smell was so bad ! I would not recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 17th July 2020

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Just back from 2 weeks at Quay cottage and the lovely location of Instow. The cottage is lovely and well located to explore the area with the Tarka trail on its doorstep. We didn't enjoy walking on the trail due to the huge amount of bicycles that use it. The cottage is lovely and the hot tub is great to relax in with a glass of Prosecco. The ownerRead more Michael is a very nice chap and nothing was too much trouble for him. Would definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 4th July 2020

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Wonderful cottage, very comfortable with all the amenities you'd need for a week away - including a hot tub! Perfect location to enjoy Instow's pubs, beach walks, and the Tarka Trail. Our third trip and not our last!

Reviewed by Laila J 13th March 2020

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A wonderful cottage in a perfect location. We loved the private hot tub after long days cycling. Beautifully equipped kitchen, imma Ulster bathroom and very comfortable bed. Great pub two minute walk away!

Reviewed by Lyn 6th March 2020

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Clean, comfortable cottage within walking distance of all necessary facilities.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th February 2020

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Quay Close Cottage is a very quaint and cosy cottage well equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. Log fire and hot tub was a welcome addition to our stay and what beautiful walks near by myself, my husband and my two dogs thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to a return in the future.

Reviewed by James 3rd January 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 5th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jane 26th October 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 5th October 2019

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What a wonderful place! We could see the beach and the Tarka Trail from the cottage - the location was perfect. Having a hot tub to come back to after a long walk was very welcome, and the little touches such as a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge on arrival and little guest soaps add a feel of luxury. The cottage was stylish, beautifully fRead moreinished and spotlessly clean. Instow itself is the perfect location to just get away from it all and incredibly dog friendly with a lovely large beach Hide

Reviewed by Francis 27th September 2019

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A smashing place to stay. Comfortable and cosy and as we stayed in October, central heating most welcome. Good places in Instow to eat and lovely flat walking, straight from the cottage.

Reviewed by Debbie 20th September 2019

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Fantastic little cottage very well equipped. Only slightly got downside is the lack of parking near the cottage.

Reviewed by Michelle 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Karis 16th August 2019

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Absolutely lovely cottage, perfect location and greeted with a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and handmade soaps on the bed. Very comfortable. Gardens quite small for our dog but lots of walks nearby. Dont worry about packing hairdryer, iron etc as theres everything you need already there. Looking forward to our next visit.

Reviewed by Jayne 9th August 2019

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A perfect location and a beautifully appointed holiday cottage with a beautiful stretch of beach right at the end of the lane, where you can also take the dog. It was an impressively clean beach. Parking was not an issue- used the Old Quay Inn car park and left our registration number with the proprietor. We loved the area and the cottage.

Reviewed by Elaine 19th July 2019

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Great location, easy to get to, a few minutes to the beach from the cottage. Loved the hot tub, very private. Would love to go back again.

Reviewed by Rachel 5th July 2019

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Reviewed by Shirley 21st June 2019

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Great cottage. Great location. Very clean. Would definitely recommend

Reviewed by Anne 14th June 2019

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Enjoyed a lovely week here, very comfortable, great views when washing up! Great location and enjoyed good food and drinks at The quay pub and Westleigh Inn.

Reviewed by Lisa 24th May 2019

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Fabulous location close to the beach shop and pubs/restaurants all walking distance. Also a ferry over to appledore lovely get away and dog friendly everywhere.

Reviewed by Tracey 10th May 2019

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Reviewed by Fiona 26th April 2019

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!SELECTED!The !ENDOFSELECTED!cottage is a charming mix of quaint and quality. It is clean, cosy, comfortable and stylish, one of the best equipped lets we've stayed in. We loved the corner sofa, the log burner and the hot tub, a heavenly place to relax in after a good days walking. The location is perfect, a short stroll from great pubs, a divine dRead moreeli and a dog friendly beach with the loveliest sunsets. The cottage was also ideal for our aging basset as there are no stairs and there is a very secure garden. Hide

Reviewed by Cal 17th April 2019

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Reviewed by Clair 5th April 2019

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The views of the sea from the kitchen and living room windows are stunning - little pub at the end of the road is very friendly, we felt like one the locals - Johns deli was excellent too, tad expensive though - The beach is dog friendly, even in the height of summer there's a small section near the end you can use - quiet in comparison to other loRead morecal places, even during half term - there are 3 other pubs/restaurant at the other end of the beach, plus a very nice oyster shack in the sand dunes. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 29th March 2019

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Reviewed by Andrew 29th December 2018

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Quay Close Cottage is lovely. Very well equipped and thoughtfully decorated. You get a combination of quaint oldness with modern appliances. The nearby pub and convenience store/deli/cafe called Johns are welcoming and helpful. We had an issue with the hot tub but the owners were quick to respond and attentive.

Reviewed by Samantha 7th December 2018

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Brilliant little cottage. Very well equipped to a high standard. Very clean and warm. Lovely location.

Reviewed by Rachel 23rd November 2018

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The place was beautifully finished and decorated with such a homely feel. The special touches like homemade soap and Prosecco in the fridge just made it all more special. Instow is wonderful, the people are so friendly. The beaches were much enjoyed by us and the dog! We can't wait to return next year.

Reviewed by Peter 12th November 2018

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Reviewed by Moira 2nd November 2018

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Great cottage, very comfortable and cosy. The place was immaculately clean and well equipped. The hot tub was lovely. The cottage is close to the shop, an excellent pub and right on the Tarka trail. I would thoroughly recommend this lovely property to anyone planning a visit to Instow.

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View out to the private hot tub
Cosy and warm with the woodburner
Contemporary style and underfloor heating
You've arrived... lets celebrate
Relax and chill out
Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
Beautiful bedroom
Quality bed linen and towels
Spacious and sumptious bedroom
Stylish shower room with WC
Show 5 moreEnjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub

Location

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