Beach Retreat

Located in Instow, Devon

This semi-detached cottage is located in the North Devon village of Instow and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


Beach Retreat is a wonderful holiday home situated in the pretty, seaside village of Instow, in North Devon. Boasting two bedrooms; a double and a twin, this property can sleep four people. The interior also has a shower room, kitchen and living/dining room with woodburning stove. To the exterior is roadside parking and access to all the local amenities Instow has to offer, including tasty seafood restaurants. Beach Retreat is the ideal hideaway to be enjoyed the year-round.

Property Details

The Cottage is located just a stone's throw away from the beautiful, dog-friendly sandy beach at Instow, with access to the colourful village of Appledore and cobbled streets of Clovelly. Furnished to a wonderful standard of quality throughout, bursting with character, this semi-detached holiday let is perfect for that much-needed break away-from-it-all. There is a warm feeling within the living room, elevated by the woodburning stove and beamed ceiling. Relax and unwind in the plush armchairs after a day out exploring the famous Tarka Trail. This room also plays host to a bright and sunny dining area, at which to enjoy your meals in the company of your loved ones. The kitchen is well-appointed, with sleek wooden units and quality fittings getting you through your stay. A spiral staircase leads you up to a double bedroom and a twin, both enjoying a crisp finish with tasteful colour schemes. An all-white shower room serves the two. Instow has a variety of award-winning shops and restaurants nearby, where you can taste the local seafood. The area has a wide range of water sports, fishing and sailing, ideal for those seeking a more energetic holiday. Walking and cycling can also be enjoyed, as well as horse riding, golf and cricket, available locally. The Cottage is also within reach of a wide selection of family attractions, including Exmoor, the North Cornwall/Devon coastline and beautiful Lynton and Lynmouth with their breathtaking scenery. Enjoy cosy fireside pubs, taste local food and explore a wealth of rare wildlife. Exmoor National Park is home to some of the darkest skies, perfect for gazing up at the stars and rediscovering your sense of wonder. The Cottage will have you coming back time and time again!


High Chair
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Near River/Estuary
Pet Friendly
Pets Go Free
Real Fire
Washing machine


Area Details


Instow is an enchanting, yet peaceful coastal town situated where the Taw and Torridge rivers meet. The town of Bideford is 10 minutes away and the village of Abbottsham is 15 minutes. The Tarkka trail runs through Instow and as the trail is traffic-free, is a perfect and safe way of exploring by foot or by bike. As the trail passes by the estuary lookout for wildlife, enjoy the gentle breeze and allow your mind to relax and unwind. The beach is sandy and perfect for building sandcastles, flying kites, or just relaxing. You can even try a spot of crabbing in the quay at high tide. Instow is popular for watersports whether you are a pro or a beginner as the waves here are much calmer because the mouth of the estuary cancels out most of the oceans swell making it ideal conditions for kite and windsurfing, in fact for those beginners tuition for these is available right on the beach. Canoeing and kayaking are popular also along the rivers. Instow has a range of pubs, bars and restaurants and shops. Pick up the ferry to Appledore which is on the opposite bank, its a great way to explore, especially when the water levels are too high to use the footpaths. For those water sports enthusiasts, then Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre is in Appledore. The BIG Sheep Adventure park in Abbottsham is great fun for all the family or visit Tapley Park Gardens in Instow or North Burrows Country Park in Bideford is a great beach to walk the dog or do a spot of bird watching.

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