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Tides At Instow

Instow, Devon
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Electric vehicle charging
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stylish home makes an ideal place for families and group getaways with a private hot tub and games room
  • Beautiful walks on your doorstep; follow the Tarka Trail (traffic free walking/cycling) to explore the coast and countryside of North Devon
  • A stones throw away from the sand dunes and beach beautiful golden sands of Instow
Property code: 77874

Escape with friends and family to this fantastic home, nestled in an enviable spot behind the golden sand dunes of Instow beach. Sleeping up to eight people across four bedrooms, this elegant property is a relaxing and homely base in the heart of picture-perfect North Devon. With some of the county’s most spectacular beaches within a few miles, and some great walking and cycling trails nearby, this coastal escape has something for everyone.

Enjoy the sociable benefits of open-plan living in the modern and spacious lounge/kitchen/diner, which has a bright and airy feel. The well-equipped kitchen is perfect for whipping up a snack or meal, while the sliding doors out into the garden are a lovely feature in the lounge area. If you’re in search of some quiet time, retreat to the separate living room, while guests who are in a lively mood will love the additional snug/games area. After an energetic day on the coast, drift off into a restful sleep in the four bedrooms, which are to be found upstairs. Step outside into the lawned garden which is the ideal spot for the dogs and children to let off some steam, while you have a soak in your private hot tub.

Join the famous Tarka Trail cycle and walking route, which is reached via your private gateway and also leads to the dunes and beach. Instow has some super pubs and restaurants to meander over to after a day on the beach, while in the summer months you can hop on the passenger ferry across to the pretty fishing village of Appledore. For some stunning walks, follow the South West Coast Path which snakes around this beautiful area.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 super-king size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be reconfigured as twin on request) 1 king-size and 1 bedroom with single bed and cabin bed
  • Please note the cabin bed is only suitable for children under the age of 16 
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom  and 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer with built-in ice machine, wine fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with separate sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Iron and Ironing board available 
  • Electric underfloor heating
  • Snug has games table and selection of books and games
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Smart TVs in the kitchen/diner, lounge and snug as well as in 2 of the 4 bedrooms
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, seating, gas BBQ, hot tub and a beach hut for storing bikes, wet uits, surfboards and sandy boots
  • Electric car charging point available (additional cost)
  • Sandy estuary beach, Tarka Trail, shop, pubs, and restaurants within easy walking distance
  • Electric vehicle charging on site
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £350 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £40. 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 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 21st June 2024

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Great holiday home with access to the beach via back gate making it about 2 mins away. But just a walk around road still makes beach 7 mins away. Lovely large rear garden for dog and kids to play in, beds very comfortable just like home from home. One of the best cottages I have stayed in.

Reviewed by Laura 7th June 2024

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Stayed here for 7 days, lovely big garden, hot tub is great edition. Everything we needed the house had. Ideal location for walks and pubs. Dog friendly. Definatley would stay here again.

Reviewed by Susan 31st May 2024

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Second time at Tides and it didnt disappoint! Everything you need in a holiday home. Great restaurants/bars within walking distance and so close to the beach.

Reviewed by Alison 24th May 2024

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Reviewed by Theresa 10th May 2024

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Perfect location and lovely property, we had a fabulous week. The garden is perfect for Morning and evening sun and the garden furniture is very comfortable

Reviewed by Andrew 3rd May 2024

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Reviewed by Andrew 15th March 2024

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Beautiful house in a amazing location with excellent local bar/restaurants a very short walk away. The garden was great for the dog and the hot tub was ideal for soaking those tired bodies after a long walk on the beach and tarka trail.

Reviewed by Neil 25th February 2024

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Lovely house with mod cons. Hot tub was lovely and the location was good if you have dogs the beach is one of the best for dogs. Good location for visiting North Devon

Reviewed by Jacqueline 2nd February 2024

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Absolutely beautiful house, had everything you could possibly dream of. Couldnt have wanted anything more.

Reviewed by Stuart 29th December 2023

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Reviewed by Sacha 10th November 2023

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Beautiful property, exceptionally clean and good location for walks, bikes and sea. The owner was absolutely amazing

Reviewed by Sophie 26th October 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 21st October 2023

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A lovely spacious family house in a great location, with everything you could wish for, greats beds, bathrooms, decorated to a tasteful / high standard, beach only 2 mins walk, pubs 3 mins, a great base to see North Devon.

Reviewed by Karen 22nd September 2023

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A fabulous property in a great location, with everything on your doorstep. The house was very well-equipped, very comfortable and lovely and warm. Thoughtful touches appreciated, like the welcome bottle of Prosecco, chocolates placed on top of the folded towels on each bed and even a dog bowl and treats. We used the Tesco store (3 miles) to stock uRead morep and tried all the local pubs. All are close to the property (all dog-friendly). The twins loved the beach and the hot tub. Hide

Reviewed by Kay 4th August 2023

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Had a family get together this year and thoroughly enjoyed the property. Hot tub was especially well received. We did have issues with it but Claire quickly resolved them. Loved the back gate access to the beach, brilliant for the 6 yr old and the dog. Recommend the ferry trip to Appledore and Westward Ho! Beach was beautiful for wave jumping. We fRead moreeel that the holiday should mention that swimming is not allowed at Instow as it was a huge disappointment for us. Hide

Reviewed by Alexandra 7th July 2023

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Lovely house, really nicely finished to a high standard in a great location. Access to the beach & the Tarka Trail by the back garden was a huge plus point. The house was immaculate & beds really comfy. Any questions we had were quickly dealt with by Claire. Great experience all round. Definitely be back.

Reviewed by Janette 16th June 2023

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Thank you for the lovely welcome gift of scones and wine. We book this property because we love Instow, but have come back to the same property, when available, because it has all the facilities we need and more. Its clean and easy to live in for a week or two!

Reviewed by Lenore 12th May 2023

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Really enjoyed our holiday. Perfect location. Private garden and fully enclosed which was great for our dog. Great place to relax and enjoy the sun and hot tub. Everything you need is there.. communication with Claire was great she was always readily available to help with any issues.

Reviewed by Susan 5th May 2023

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Beautiful home in a great location. Well equipped and had everything we needed for a family holiday. What a revelation Instow has been!

Reviewed by Jackie 7th April 2023

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perfectly situated for easy access to the beach and Instow town. The property has every modern convenience you could wish for and was beautifully warm throughout our stay.

Reviewed by Tom 31st March 2023

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Reviewed by Stuart 3rd March 2023

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Beautiful and well presented holiday home , spotlessly clean,,plenty of space for three couples and a couple of dogs,tastefully appointed throughout, comfortable beds ,nice and warm for a winter break,big garden with a gorgeous hot tub and the beach within a minutes walk of the back gate,one of the best holiday houses that we have stayed in . ThankRead moreyou for the use of your house Hide

Reviewed by Leroy 14th October 2022

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A great place to stay, property & location were just what we were looking for a relaxing & peaceful break. Property was very very well equipped with everything you could ask for including a games room, bery close to the beach & some lovely place to eat just a short stroll away. Large Tesco 3miles away was also very handily located. Look forward to Read morestaying again. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 16th September 2022

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The house was lovely and in an ideal position for the village and sand dunes and beach. The brochure description is slightly misleading in saying that there is direct access to the dunes, but they are in easy walking distance. The house is well equipped and was comfortable for the 5 of us staying there.

Reviewed by Elaine 29th July 2022

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A very handy location for the beach, and a large secure garden for dogs. The games room was great for the children and the open plan layout meant we could all be together when meals were being prepared. The ferry to Appledore is a must (check times as reliant on tides), with excellent crabbing and then the bus back. The local delicatessens John's oRead moref Instow has so many lovely things to eat! And we had a lovely family meal at The Boatyard on the front whilst watching the tide come in and sun set. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 8th July 2022

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Lovely property in a great location. Well equipped. Furnishings are new and contemporary in design. Plenty of parking. Garden is fully enclosed and all gates secured with top lock - keeping children and pets safe. Highly recommended

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