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Sandy Patch Instow

Instow, Devon
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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

  • The beautiful sandy beach at Instow (dog friendly) is less than 100 steps from your front door
  •  A stones throw from Instow's array of local pubs, eateries and an award winning deli
  • The South West Coastal Path and Tarka Trial are right on your doorstep making this cottage the perfect base for exploring the beautiful coastlines of North Devon

 

Property code: 43053

This cosy property is wonderful for anyone looking to experience a seaside village like a local. Situated in the heart of Instow, steps away from the friendly pub and the waterfront, it’s ideal for families and dog owners who want to explore the North Devon area. The house is in a great situation to enjoy days out at the attractive villages that dot the coastline and the wood burner-effect electric fire lends itself to evenings in as you reconnect after a long day.

The interior of the property has been tastefully decorated to reflect the sea nearby and is a calming retreat. The front door opens directly onto an open-plan living space that houses both the lounge and the kitchen, as well as a retractable dining table. The galley kitchen blends seamlessly with the house’s period features and holds many of the conveniences necessary for modern cooking. This leads on to the pint-sized courtyard that has seating to unwind in.

Instow is ideally situated near many of North Devon’s attractions. For those looking for a glimpse of the past, explore the village of Clovelly, a beautiful working fishing village that is less than 15 miles from the property. Some of Devon’s most renowned beaches are easy driving distance, with Westward Ho! Less than 5 miles and Saunton Sands 13 miles away. In the summer season, head across the water on the Appledore ferry and see everything the area has to offer from a different perspective.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with small-size shower-over-bath
  • Separate ground-floor WC
  • TV/DVD
  • 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
  • Restricted roadside parking is available, please check the signs, or you can use the pay-and-display car park nearby
  • Please note, the property has a steep internal open tread staircase, common in fisherman's cottages in Instow
  • Beach, shops, and pubs within walking distance
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 41 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 5th January 2024

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My favourite cottage ever. The absolute perfect location for a quiet trip with dogs. I will be returning!

Reviewed by Deborah 29th December 2023

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Lovely cosy cottage . Great location . Everything you need . 3rd visit here we always enjoy our visits .

Reviewed by Mandy 23rd December 2023

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The location was excellent. The upstairs main bedroom was the most cosy. The bed was very comfortable. The heating system was very good. Nice and warm.

Reviewed by Paul 24th November 2023

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Cosy cottage with local amenities nearby and plenty of eating out choices. It is warm and comfortable with the beach a short distance. Very dog friendly, perfect for us!

Reviewed by Janet 29th September 2023

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Had a super week the cottage is so close to the sea front which made it easy with the wheelchair and ideal for dog owners. Good places to eat, tried a different one each day 3 pubs, fish restaurant and excellant deli. Though no other shops Sainsburys is close by and also has a petrol station.

Reviewed by Paul 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Andrew 4th August 2023

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Perfect house in a perfect location.

Reviewed by Melanie 14th July 2023

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Great location in Instow near beach and pubs/restaurants. Beach is perfect for dog walking. Parking can be difficult so having a pass to park at the cricket club was great. Good location for exploring all that North Devon has to offer. Cottage is basic and comfortable, well equipped with washer/dryer. Dog treats, bowl and ball for the dog was a nicRead moree touch. Lovely little courtyard at the back. Having no upstairs toilet and steep stairs could be a problem for some. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 7th July 2023

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Excellent location, just a minutes walk from the beach, which is very dog friendly, as is the whole village. Although no parking outside the cottage during the day, a free parking permit at the nearby golf club was provided. The cottage contained everything you needed, & welcome treats for us and the dogs were much appreciated.

Reviewed by Christopher 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Angela 27th May 2023

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Cottage very comfortable & well equipped, 2 minutes walk from the beach ideal for the dog. Lovely pubs serving great food very close. Only downside of cottage very small courtyard, not area we could sit in. Luckily weather was brilliant on our stay

Reviewed by Maureen 19th May 2023

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My friend and I both found the stairs very difficult - far too steep. They need to come out and newer ones put in with a lower tread. I had to ask for a hairdryer - something that is always available in holiday cottages. The back yard is tiny so no room to sit outside. However it is ideally situated for the beach.

Reviewed by Dina 12th May 2023

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An amazing area for dog owners. We had a wonderful week with our dog who loved the dog friendly beach. Several great places to eat and again dogs welcome and given treats. A great base to explore North Devon.

Reviewed by Sally 20th April 2023

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Reviewed by Alan 15th April 2023

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Lovely comfortable little terraced cottage. Instow is a great little friendly place to relax and is a nice base. Nice deli but no actual everyday shop so stock before you go. overall, definitely visit again.

Reviewed by Margaret 7th April 2023

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Maybe recommend but need to note there is not a toilet upstairs !

Reviewed by Raymond 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Deborah 24th February 2023

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We love this cosy cottage , this is our second stay and once again we had a lovely time. The location is fantastic with great places to eat nearby. The beach is a stone's throw from the front door and the dogs had fun exploring . The cottage has everything you needed for a comfortable holiday , we were sad to leave . We parked at the commodore hoteRead morel as it's difficult to park at cottage but it was worth it. Looking forward to our next visit . Hide

Reviewed by Esther 17th February 2023

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Perfectly located family and dog friendly cottage, near to the beach, pubs and restaurants. Instow is an ideal location for touring this beautiful part of the world.

Reviewed by Simon 10th February 2023

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Feedback of a number of small improvements left for owners that will hopefully help future visitors to property.

Reviewed by Ian 16th January 2023

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Small and cosy cottage in ideal location a few metres from the beach. Beware parking is an issue especially from April onwards.

Reviewed by Emma 30th December 2022

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This was the perfect last minute coastal break, close to walks, beach, pubs and restaurants, all we wanted. The cottage is so cosy and perfectly located. The yard is tiny so ot suitable for exercising dogs but the beach is on the door step and is dog friendly. Parking on the main road at this time of year was fine whilst busy you could get a space Read morebut we did arrive late afternoon. Alternative parking is available too so not a problem. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 28th October 2022

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Warm and cosy cottage in a perfect location for lovely Instow beach and all local amenities. It was perfect for us and our dog. The staircase was not a problem for us ( we are in our late 60s ) We found we could park for free on the seafront as it was past the end of September. .Thank you for the milk, biscuits and wine , a nice welcome.

Reviewed by Tina 14th October 2022

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Sweet lovely cottage in the most perfect location. It is nicely furnished with a modern feel, and the bedrooms beautifully made up. Very close to the most dog friendly beach. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Carly 26th September 2022

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Cosy cottage, cannot fault the location at all. Everything we could need was supplied. Would happily recommend and stay again!

Reviewed by carly 26th August 2022

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Brilliant location & well equipped. The Patch is a sweet little cottage nicely furnished & only a few steps from the beach. We loved the location & proximity to Johns Deli, The Instow Arms & The Boathouse. The cottage has a washing machine & we arrived to find a bottle of wine, biscuits & a jar full of dog treats which was nice. Note there is no upRead morestairs toilet & the stairs are quite steep for kids. You also have to pay for parking nearby. We parked in the hotel. Instow sunsets are the best! Hide

Reviewed by Diane 12th August 2022

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Wonderful location, with the property allowing dogs . Expect the odd dog hair from previous tenants. Sand coming in on your feet , hard to keep on top off, glad there was hover to use. Only able park from 1800 to 8 in morning outside the property. Expect a walk and expense to be able park.

Reviewed by Marie 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Nigel 22nd July 2022

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Loved our stay in Instow

Reviewed by Stephen 15th July 2022

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Nice location, really handy for the beach and all local amenities. Car parking can be a bit of an issue, however, we were able to buy car parking at the nearby cricket ground (35/week). The back yard is very small, so only suitable for sitting around the table.

Reviewed by Sue 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Andrew 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Roy 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Sylvia 13th May 2022

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Reviewed by Lynda 6th May 2022

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The cottage was very suitable for taking our dog on holiday. Very close to a dog friendly beach. One downside for us (as we are in our late sixties was the narrow steep and twisting staircase! Bed linen & towels beautifully laundered. Thoughtful touches, bottle of wine, biscuits for us & our dog! Good TV and Wi-Fi.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 29th April 2022

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Reviewed by Donald 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Gwynneira 18th March 2022

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Lovely cottage in a really nice dog friendly resort. The cottage is in easy reach of the beach and local amenities. Would definitely return. Very small enclosed outside space but with the beach only down the road not really needed or missed.

Reviewed by Stella 11th March 2022

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Reviewed by Stuart 4th March 2022

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a really wonderful little cottage in a perfect little town, and literally a stones throw from the beach and three pubs. the dog friendly beach is large and very picturesque, everyone we met was extremely friendly and welcoming. local supermarkets and shops were a short drive away in Bideford where we found delis, sweet emporiums and quality butcherRead mores. the cottage was very nicely presented with tasteful nautical/seaside decor, very well equipped and quick and easy to heat on a cold day. Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 22nd February 2022

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This is a lovely part of Devon and a lovely property which is ideal for the dogs with the Beach literally on the doorstep.

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