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Instow Beach
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Instow Beach a few steps from the property
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Rascals

Instow, Devon
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Just a short walk away from the soft golden sands of Instow Beach
  • Enclosed courtyard garden creating the perfect suntrap
  • Less than 500 metres from the local pubs and restaurants
Property code: 86678

Stylish and beautifully decorated throughout, this cottage is in the perfect location for families or friends to enjoy the local dog-friendly beach, walks and pubs of popular Instow.

Within 0.25 miles of Instow’s bustling village centre and its famous golden sands, this two-storey property offers a convenient, homely base from which to explore North Devon on both land and water. Offering open-plan living areas and an enclosed courtyard garden, this cosy, dog-friendly property hits the mark whatever the time of year.

With well-appointed rooms and stylish soft furnishings throughout, you are assured of a warm welcome from the moment you step inside the property. The spacious lounge/diner offers plenty of room for everyone, whether you’re relaxing on the comfortable sofas or enjoying indulgent meals prepared in the impressive kitchen beyond. The king-size bedroom and the twin bedroom both enjoy a bright and airy feel, just the place to grab 40 winks or a restful sleep after a busy day out. The family shower room stands nearby. Outside, you can look forward to alfresco brunches and evening BBQs in the enclosed courtyard garden - a real sun trap - during warmer months.

The centre of Instow (within 0.25 miles) offers a range of family-friendly amenities, with its vast sandy beach ideal for long strolls with the dog. Experience North Devon’s glorious coastline by bicycle along Tarka Trail (within 0.25 miles) or hop on the ferry for a day wandering the bustling quayside and narrowed cobbled streets of Appledore (5 miles). Water sports lovers won’t want to miss the big waves at Westward Ho! (5 miles).

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size bedroom and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, washing machine, slimline dishwasher and a microwave
  • Smart TV in the lounge and king bedroom
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with seating and gas BBQ
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Beach, pubs, shop and restaurants within 500 metres
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • 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.

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by bob 13th November 2023

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Reviewed by Suzanne 13th October 2023

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Excellent location yards from instow beach. The place was spotless and well equipped. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Geraldine Rose 29th September 2023

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Very clean and equipped, unfortunately it's in a residential area and while most of the residents were quietly respectful. The owners/holiday makers in no 5 weren't at all to anyone. The unloading parking area isn't available to use because people are parking there all the time, day and night, including house no 5. We had to make several trips withRead more our cases to the car, which was parked in the allocated parking near the garages. Disappointed the few spoil for the rest regarding the rules. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 15th September 2023

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Reviewed by Ian 1st September 2023

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Delighted with this property. Spotlessly clean. Nice welcome pack on arrival. Excellent location in a quiet cul-de-sac with allocated parking. 100 metres to a huge sandy, dog friendly beach. 3 pubs close by 2 of which are dog friendly. My favourite (The Quay) is a 10 minute walk along the sea font and is also dog friendly. All sell food though we oRead morenly tried 2 and both were good. Would be very happy to return to this property. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 25th August 2023

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Just spent a lovely week at Rascals. When we arrived the property was spotless and we were greeted with a lovely welcome hamper. Great communication with the owner. Rascals is in a perfect location very close to the beach but in a lovely quiet spot in Instow. Garden is private and was lovely when the sun was out. The benefit of parking is a huge boRead morenus. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Graham 21st July 2023

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A fantastic cottage (well decorated & with lovely homely touches), location and owners. From initial chat pre stay, lovely good quality welcome pack to after stay customer service Alan and Mel are the perfect 'hosts'. The cottage location is great and close to the beach and Instow is nice quiet location with places to eat and drink. Good base to exRead moreplore North Devon with plenty of supermarkets close by. Weather was unsettled so unable to see any cricket at North Devon CC just down the road . Hide

Reviewed by Alistair 14th July 2023

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The property was immaculately clean on arrival, which the owner messaged us to say we could take over the property early . There was little extras and a welcome pack , which was lovely and made us feel welcome and got us in the holiday mood.Beach less than 5 minutes away, brilliant for walking dog, could not keep him out of the water. Pubs and restRead moreaurants all within walking distance. Thank you for the seem less procedures of booking and pre arrival information. Alistair. Hide

Reviewed by Graeme 7th July 2023

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Spent the last week at Rascals and had a great time. The cottage is excellent, really modern and well equipped. The back yard is a great suntrap and the house is conveniently located close to the beach and several pubs/restaurants. The whole family really loved our time there and would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Leeanna 23rd June 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 2nd June 2023

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A perfect holiday home in a perfect location. The cottage was well appointed with everything we needed for our stay . The location was amazing with the lovely, dog friendly Instow beach just minutes away. In addition there were three good places to eat and drink within a few minutes walk. The patio garden is a perfect little sun trap. We loved the Read moredecor! The shower was really powerful! There were lots of scenic walks in the area and places to go and visit within a short drive. Beach dog heaven. Hide

Reviewed by Lesley 19th May 2023

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Reviewed by Dot 12th May 2023

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Immaculate cottage with huge bonus of own parking space in the cul-de-sac. The beach is just a minute's walk away and there are miles of walks in all directions. John's in Instow and in Appledore are great deli/local food suppliers and cafes to visit. Plenty of good pubs and restaurants within 5-10 minutes walk from Rascals. It was our second stay Read moreand we will be going back! Hide

Reviewed by Jonathan 5th May 2023

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Stayed in many cottages over the years and this was by far the best, everything you could need was available and the welcome pack on arrivalwhole experience 5 star rated in my opinion.. location perfect Too

Reviewed by CAROL 28th April 2023

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Fantastic cottage spotless ,everything you need for your stay. Owner very helpfull and friendly. The welcome basket was a nice touch. We were so impressed we have already booked for next year.

Reviewed by Deborah 21st April 2023

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Amazing holiday home, spotless and perfectly equipped with excellent quality furniture and kitchen utensils. Patio fantastic sun trap, comfy table & chairs .Loved all the little comfort details and its literally 2 mins from 3 brilliant pubs Boathouse fab views & Food/ Wayfairers (no view but great food) and Instow arms great outdoor drinking pub(diRead moredn't try food) The best Deli(JOHNS)10mins walk food made there was delicious. All this and 5mins to Tarka cycle trail MUST stop at Fremington Quay Hide

Reviewed by Alison 25th March 2023

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Super clean property in a great location. We will certainly consider booking next time we go to Instow. The hose in the garden was so useful cleaning the dog after a beach walk

Reviewed by Kathryn 20th March 2023

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Fabulous place, nicely furnished and scrupulously clean. A short walk to Instow beach and a stop off at the friendly local pub on the way back.

Reviewed by Maureen 10th March 2023

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Lovely accommodation, close to the beach. Really helpful owner and lovely touch to have a welcome basket. Good area for walking.

Reviewed by Lesley 29th December 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 2nd December 2022

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Reviewed by John 4th November 2022

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A lovely cosy house, really well situated for the beach and the pubs, which do good food. Well appointed and a very welcoming cream tea on arrival. Instow is a great place which we have stayed in on a number of occasions.

Reviewed by Vanessa 16th October 2022

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This cottage is beautiful, ideally situated and within a 2 minute walk you are at the beach and pubs. Inside is everything you could possible need without being cluttered. The cottage was spotless when we arrived, never stayed in such a clean property. Would thoroughly recommend a stay at Rascals and Instow.

Reviewed by Jason 10th October 2022

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Rascals is spotlessly clean the scones and a bottle of wine was a lovely addition when we entered the property, superb location just a 5 min walk from the beach and the owner txt me to let me know the property was available early so I could go earlier

Reviewed by Roger 2nd October 2022

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Ideal for dogs easy to keep clean. Great location

Reviewed by Deborah 25th September 2022

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Beautiful house, spotlessly clean, gorgeous decor and well equipped. Great location seconds from the beach and 3 pubs serving good food, also a deli/cafe and another pub 5 mins walk. All dog friendly and offer great vegan food. The beach is dog friendly and the house has an enclosed garden. The house doesnt have a but does have its own parking spacRead moree, so not suitable for charging an electric car. We had a lovely week at Rascals, great communication from our host, highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Tina 23rd September 2022

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Perfect location. Everything you would need is there. Very clean and well maintained

Reviewed by Karen 9th September 2022

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We have just come home from a week at rascals in instow and had a super time the house was perfect for us spotlessly clean and in the perfect location just a stones throw away from the beach which was perfect for walking the dog and a couple of nice pubs and restaurant close by too. There was a lovely deli and cafe there too all with a lovely sea vRead moreiew. I would definitely book again Hide

Reviewed by Dot 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Nicola 26th August 2022

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We loved our stay at Rascals. The house was so comfortable with everything we could possibly need.

Reviewed by Jason 19th August 2022

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Rascals is a stunning little haven in a prime location, just moments away from the beautiful Instow beach. With everything you could possibly need for a peaceful break, Rascals is the perfect choice.

Reviewed by Shirley 22nd July 2022

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Rascals is a beautifully presented home from home. It has everything you could wish for and the welcome gifts were a lovely touch, as were the doggie treats. The location is perfect with the beach, restaurant and a pub all within a two minute walk. Hoping to return later this year. My six year old granddaughter summed it up when she asked through hRead moreer tears Please can we just stay here forever ? Hide

Reviewed by Katharine 18th June 2022

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A lovely cottage in the perfect location. Rascals had everything you could need and more. Parking was an added bonus. Spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Thank you Alan for the welcoming basket. First visit to Instow. It wont be our last.

Reviewed by Judith 10th June 2022

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Fabulous stay. Beautiful, tasteful cottage in fantastic location and with parking. Just a few yards to the beach, walks, pubs with good food and the superb deli. The cottage exceeded our expectations.

Reviewed by Anthony 3rd June 2022

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Immaculately presented and very comfortable property which was an absolute joy to stay in. Situated just a couple of minutes walk from the beautiful Instow beach and a couple of great pubs and restaurant. Explore either side of Instow on foot by following the Tarka trail or visit the outlining areas by car. Either way, enjoy the amazing outstandingRead more beauty this area has to offer. Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 20th May 2022

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Very welcoming hosts and a great location .

Reviewed by Julie 15th April 2022

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The cottage is in amazing location , tucked away with its own parking space , but just a short walk from the beach and pubs . The cottage itself is very clean and modern , with just the right amount of homely touches . Everything you could ever need is in the compact kitchen . The little Easter basket was a lovely surprise and treat . The cottage iRead mores also very dog friendly , with an enclosed garden for midnight emergencies ! Mel & Alan are lovely and even gave us hints on where to eat ````````` Hide

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