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Instow - Tarka Sands

Instow, Devon
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Apartment
Towels included
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At a glance

  • The property is a great base for exploring the Tarka Trail on foot or by bike
  • Open the patio doors and dine al fresco whilst watching the world go by
  • The golden sands of Instow beach are within walking distance of the property
Property code: 73433

This delightful Devon retreat is situated in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Instow, which has a beautiful beach and amenities all within easy reach, making this the perfect getaway.

This contemporary, ground-floor apartment in the delightful North Devon village of Instow is the ideal retreat for friends and families. Located within a mile of the village's beach, dunes, shops and pubs, there is plenty to do in this attractive village. The former railway line, the Tarka Trail, also passes through which provides a flat cycling/walking trail for exploring the area. On a summer's day, you can open the patio doors and enjoy views of boats on the estuary and the pretty, fishing village of Appledore in the distance.

Light, bright and airy, this property blends contemporary fixtures and fittings with traditional furniture to create a comfortable and welcoming feel throughout. There is a small hallway for coats and shoes before you move into the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner where light floods in through the large patio doors, whilst the kitchen has everything you'll need to cook up some treats. Along the hallway, you'll find an attractive king-size bedroom, a twin room with an en-suite shower room, and an additional shower room. Outside, there is a small patio with garden furniture as well as a larger shared garden.

Join the Tarka Trail to find market towns Bideford (3.5 miles) and Great Torrington (10.5 miles) in one direction and the larger town of Barnstaple (6.5 miles) in the other. Alternatively, take to the water and catch the summer ferry across to Appledore. For days on the beach, head to popular Westward Ho! (5 miles) with its golden sand, amenities and entertainment. For history, head to the steep, cobbled streets of Clovelly (14.5 miles) or stunning Hartland Quay (20 miles). Award-winning attractions The Big Sheep and The Milky Way are within 10.5 miles.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car, additional parking available on first come first serve basis
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Beach, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Outside patio area with garden furniture
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Please note: the property is only suitable for 4 people maximum. The rooms aren't big enough to accommodate an infant in a travel cot.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 13th October 2023

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Very comfy flat and very well equipped. Allowed us to have five evenings of folk/music sessions in Appledore and Bideford.

Reviewed by Carol 29th September 2023

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Lovely comfortable flat in a great location. Very well equipped. Not far from all amenities and just a few minutes to the main road to get you wherever you want to go. We are hoping to return and would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Roger 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Joy 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 18th August 2023

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Great spot moments from the beach in Instow. Spotlessly clean. Good quality bed linen and towels. Super easy to get the key. Perfect week for my family of 2 adults and kids age 8 and 6.

Reviewed by Sally 14th July 2023

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Beautiful apartment, overlooking the estuary. Comfy beds, well equipped kitchen.

Reviewed by John 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Michael 16th June 2023

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The cottage is in a wonderful and quiet location, is very comfortable and well equipped.

Reviewed by Peter 9th June 2023

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Very comfortable, well equipped and in a great location, a short walk from the beach.

Reviewed by Mark 2nd June 2023

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The property was excellent . It was quiet and very clean with high quality fixtures and fittings . The grounds around the flat are very well maintained . It is a very short walk into Instow and the Tarka Trail is literally just behind the flat . I would thoroughly recommend Tarka Sands to anyone looking for a place to stay in this area of North DevRead moreon . Hide

Reviewed by Peter 10th March 2023

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We have just stayed at Tarka Sands for a week and really enjoyed it. The apartment is very well situated - only 5 minutes walk to a sandy beach and a really nice deli/coffee shop. Beds were very comfortable and we very quickly felt at home. We would highly recommend it and plan to stay there again in the future.

Reviewed by RHONA 17th February 2023

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Fantastic, exceptionally clean and modern apartment in our favourite village in north Devon. We have stayed here twice now and would always stay here as a first choice. Located on a small complex within 5/10 minutes walk of amenities and beach. Apartment is like home from home and you would struggle to be missing anything you would find at home. HiRead moreghly recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Diane 4th November 2022

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This is our 2nd year of staying in this apartment, and loved it just as much as before. The apartment is fully equipped, very comfy and in a great location. No need to use your car unless you want to travel further afield. Bus stops are just around the corner. 4 pubs are in walking distance. We've tried them all but our favourite is The Wayfarers IRead morenn. We are definitely booking again for next year! Hide

Reviewed by Ray 14th October 2022

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Well done on providing a great little retreat. Wonderful location (especially as Instow is so flat) close to bars and restaurants and very handy for the bus stop to Bideford Appledore and Barnstable . We were a party of four adults and found everything we needed for a relaxing break. The apartment was super clean and well equipped. The outside seatRead moreing area well kept within well maintained gardens. We were really lucky with the weather so the location made a wonderful starting point to explore Hide

Reviewed by Linda 23rd September 2022

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Lovely apartment. Right by the Tarka trail and water front. Walking distance for places to eat. Johns deli is 2 minutes away, great food, breakfasts and general store. Central location for touring the area too. Couldnt fault it, well equipped, quiet and good quality furnishings and bathrooms. Only problem was that the bed was so comfortable that weRead more had a problem waking up! Hide

Reviewed by Janet 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Trevor 2nd September 2022

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A lovely, comfortable and well cared for property in the tranquil village of Instow. Great location and so convenient for the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Katie 26th August 2022

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We had a fabulous week at Tarka Sands. The accommodation was perfect, a real home from home. Ticked all our boxes - Immaculately clean; extremely comfortable beds;beautiful bathrooms;walking distance to the beach. Will hopefully come again, we loved it!!!

Reviewed by Annie 5th August 2022

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Lovely apartment in a great situation. We had a very nice week. Only real concern would be that I would be cautious of trying to get four large adults in here, especially if the weather wasn't nice.

Reviewed by ALAN 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by John 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Ruth 1st July 2022

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We love this holiday flat, this is our second time there and it is perfect. So close to the Tarka trail and little beach with amazing ice cream. Will definitely be back again. Thank you

Reviewed by Susan 29th April 2022

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Cottage was clean, comfortable and an ideal stay for visiting North Devon and Cornwall.

Reviewed by Nina 22nd April 2022

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This is our third time staying here. The property is comfortable and well-appointed. Its also in an ideal location, with beach, Tarka Trail, pubs and an excellent deli/coffee shop within 5 mins walk; and an easy drive to various other attractions. Great south facing patio if you just want to stay at home and relax.

Reviewed by Denise 15th April 2022

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An absolutely great property, would definitely stay again. Great location for instow and apt had everything we needed for our stay. Beds lovely and comfortable. Lounge good for relaxing in the evening

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