Located in Instow, Devon
With enough space to accommodate 24 guests, this impressive family home enjoys a desirable location overlooking the river.
- Sleeps: 24
- Bedrooms: 11
- Bathrooms: 8
- Pet Friendly: No
One of Devon’s most prestigious destinations, Instow boasts a family feel with friendly pubs, restaurants, shops and sand dunes. From the town, follow the riverside trail to the market town of Bideford, where there is a choice of shops and pubs as well as pannier and open air markets. A 5-minute drive will bring you to Westward Ho! and its 2 mile stretch of golden sandy beach, popular among surfers, sunbathers and sandcastle makers alike. Cyclists and ramblers should head for the traffic free Tarka Trail where stunning views and wildlife watching can be enjoyed, while the rugged beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor National Parks attracts visitors from far and wide. Other nearby attractions include Tapeley Park, RHS Rosemoor and Lundy Island.
Inside, the spacious accommodation has been finished to a high standard to offer a stylish and comfortable stay for any occasion. With high ceilings and extensive windows throughout, the interior also features wooden flooring, exposed brickwork, beautiful balconies and modern bathrooms. The kitchen is bright and airy with stunning river views and contains two double range ovens, an American style fridge/freezer, two dishwashers, two microwaves and a breakfast table with benches for sociable cooking, while a separate utility room houses the washing machine, tumble dryer and additional fridge/freezer. All 24 guests can enjoy meals together in the grand dining room while overlooking the river below, before heading for one of the two lounges available. Both enjoying river views, the first lounge is perfect for children as it includes a SKY TV/DVD (including SKY Sports), Xbox and Wii games consoles, while the second lounge has a TV/DVD and river views. The five ground floor bedrooms all benefit from direct access to the garden as well as their own TV/DVD. One king size bedroom enjoys an en suite wetroom with WC and patio doors give access to the gardens. A further king size bedroom shares an adjoining bathroom with a separate shower and WC with a twin room enjoying river views. Also on the ground floor, a king size and twin bedroom share a shower room with WC and enjoy access to the garden patio. There are two separate WC s located on the ground floor. On the first floor, there are two king size bedrooms, each with river views and en suite shower rooms and WCs, together with two further king size bedrooms, a bathroom (featuring a separate shower and WC) and a further bathroom with WC. On the second floor, one super king size bedroom benefits from a luxurious balcony offering wonderful river views as well as its own en suite bathroom with separate shower cubicle and WC, even the en suite has its own balcony offering wonderful views out to sea. A twin bedroom, also on the second floor completes the accommodation.
Outside, enjoy long summer BBQs at the garden furniture on the patio, or take to the impressive indoor BBQ lodge if the weather turns. At the end of a busy day, a soak in the hot tub is the perfect way to unwind while the enclosed south facing garden with large flat lawn below is ideal for games and activities. On a rainy day, fun and games can still be had in the separate games room, which features a pool table and table tennis. Ample off road parking is available.
- Private hot tub, games room, large garden, ample on-site parking and luxury indoor BBQ lodge
- Spacious and stylish house with stunning river views, perfect for large parties sleeping 22+2 across 11 bedrooms with 8 bathrooms
- Easy 5-minute walk to the sandy beach, Instow quayside, boasting a range of pubs, restaurants and an award-winning deli Surfing, golf and South West Coast Footpath, ideally situated for those with an adventurous streak
- 11 bedrooms 1 super-king-size, 7 king-size, 3 twins
- 8 bathroom 4 shower rooms, 3 bathrooms, 1 wet room
- Kitchen 2 double range ovens, American style fridge/freezer, 2 dishwashers and 2 microwaves
- Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, additional fridge/freezer
- Smart TV with Sky TV, DVD, Xbox and Wii games consoles, DAB radio and Bluetooth speakers
- Wi-Fi included
- Ample off road parking
- Electric and central heating included
- 2 additional pull out beds available upon request
- Private hot tub
- All weather BBQ lodge
- Games room with table tennis and pool table
- Regret no pets
- Beach, shops and pubs within 5 minute downhill walk
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.