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Relax in the lounge/dining area
Instow beach is less than 100 steps from the front door
Lounge area
Cosy electric fire in the Lounge
Lounge/dining area
View towards the property
Kitchen with access to the courtyard area
Separate WC
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Bathroom with shower over small bath
Relax in the small courtyard
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Sandy Patch Instow

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 3
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Less than 100 steps to the sandy (dog friendly) beach at Instow
  • Stylish and attractive property sleeping 3 guests in comfort
  • Cosy courtyard with garden furniture and ample space to relax
  • Located in the iconic, and beautiful estuary-side village of Instow
  • Close to village shops, restaurants and pubs including John’s Deli
  • Ideal location for exploring North Devon’s wide sandy beaches and dune systems
Property code: 43053

Attractive property located centrally in the waterfront village of Instow in North Devon, within walking distance of the sandy beach, shops, and pubs.

This property is situated at the heart of the attractive village of Instow, which is found on the estuary of the rivers Torridge and Taw. The estuary beach is a family-friendly stretch of sand, backed by sand dunes which make a lovely place for an afternoon walk. In summer, a ferry runs across the estuary to the pretty fishing village of Appledore, where numerous pleasure craft offer scenic boat trips. The town of Bideford is just four miles down-river from Instow, offering a range of shops and eateries, and for those who are feeling energetic, it is possible to enjoy a riverside walk to Bideford directly from the property.

Entering directly into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner on the ground floor of the property, guests will immediately get a sense of the owner’s sense of style, which has created a calming and restful atmosphere throughout the cottage. The lounge/diner to the front of this space offers two comfortable sofas, and an extendable dining table, as well as feature fireplace with wood burner-effect electric fire, and TV/DVD. Beyond the lounge/diner, the kitchen has an oven, hob, microwave, and fridge with ice compartment, beyond which a utility room houses the washer/dryer and leads out to the courtyard garden. Open-tread wooden stairs lead to the first-floor accommodation, where there are two bedrooms: a spacious double room with a pretty feature fireplace, and an attractive single room. The bathroom has a smaller-sized shower-over-bath, whilst there is a separate WC on the ground floor. Outside, there is a charming narrow courtyard patio to the rear of the property, offering a sheltered place to sit with a quiet relaxing drink. There is roadside parking available close to the property.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with small-size shower-over-bath
  • Separate ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Wood burner-effect electric fire
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, and washer/dryer
  • Bed linen, towels included
  • Electric and heating included
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Roadside parking Beach, shops, and pubs within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Charlotte 23rd September 2019

Great, cosy cottage. Fantastic location and everything we needed. Parking could be an issue in the height of the summer, but in September we were fine as we could park on the roads near the beach. Thank you for a great stay!

Reviewed by Jo 9th August 2019

Cottage was lovely, very cosy and well equipped. Lovely welcome bottle of wine left for us and few essentials to get us started. Fantastic location 2 min walk from beach, and everything dog friendly. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Steve 26th July 2019

Arrived to a spotless clean cottage easy to find with everything you need for a weeks holiday.very quiet location with good pub resteraunts close by. The beach was within 60 metres walk.

Reviewed by Janet 14th June 2019

Great cottage for the beach. Shame the back garden/yard was so small, everything else just as advertised. Our dog loved it and so did we.

Reviewed by Cheryl 24th May 2019

Ideal cottage for us as we had dog with us. Very homely and comfortable. Well equipped decor good.Lovely welcome bottles of orange/milk and wine. Perfect area for dog lovers . Very nice for walks and close to beach. Locals friendly.

Reviewed by Ian 3rd May 2019

Bijou and compact character cottage. Short walk to local buses restaurants and river estuary beach popular with dog walkers.

Reviewed by Sherry 5th February 2019

Nice comfortable cottage with good access to beach and local pubs. Comfortable beds and ideal for couples.

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Relax in the lounge/dining area
Instow beach is less than 100 steps from the front door
Lounge area
Cosy electric fire in the Lounge
Lounge/dining area
View towards the property
Kitchen with access to the courtyard area
Separate WC
Double bedroom
Single bedroom
Show 1 moreBathroom with shower over small bath


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