Instow, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £475 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Balcony
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • River views
  • Harbour views
  • Sea or coastal views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing

How far to ...?

  • Beach 0.5 miles
  • Pub 0.5 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Friday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Positioned in an enviable and sought-after location in North Devon, Spinnaker is located in the heart of the village of Instow, with spectacular views over the Tarka Trail and out to the estuary and beyond.

Instow is a charming waterside village, with a great choice of local bars, cafes and restaurants to choose from and plenty of outdoor spots to watch the sun slip beyond the horizon with a glass of wine. The beach is incredibly popular with dog walkers, with pretty boats lining the shores and dramatic sand dunes lining the coast.

Spinnaker is a first floor apartment positioned between the small harbour and the beach, and overlooks the Tarka Trail, which is perfect for cyclists, runners and those who enjoy a long and scenic walk along the coast of North Devon.

The interior has been decorated tastefully, with comfortable furnishings and hues of blue to compliment the seaside location, and there is ample space to relax and enjoy a meal or a drink after a busy or active day!

A spacious entry hall leads to a kitchen and open plan lounge and dining area with access via French doors to the balcony, where pretty views over the estuary to the village of Appledore can be enjoyed. There are two cosy and comfortable bedrooms the first bedroom with double bed and bedroom two with singles, both served by a family shower room.

Accommodation:  First floor: Bedroom 1 with Double bed and Smart TV. Bedroom 2 with Twin beds and Smart TV. Family shower room with walk in shower, WC, washbasin and heated towel rail. Open plan living/kitchen/dining area, with Smart TV, dining table for 4, fridge/freezer, microwave, electric oven and hob, dishwasher and washing machine. French doors lead to balcony with seating.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas central heating. Wi-Fi Broadband. Shared communal garden area. No smoking. Parking for 1 car in private parking space, further visitor parking area. Short breaks available. 3pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday.


This property is decorated and equipped to a very high standard and is situated in a very good location for exploring this part of North Devon. It is very compact and ideal for couples or a small family. The beds were very comfortable and the property was spotlessly clean. Within a short walk there is a beach, a shop and a couple of pubs & restaurants and larger superstores are a very short drive away. I would strongly recommend this property and hope to return in the future.

Mr B,

Excellent property in great location with great access to the Tarka Trail. Views across the Torridge estuary from the living area. Comfortable and clean. Would definitely visit again.

Mr P,

Lovely, and very well equipped, property. Will certainly be thinking of returning !

Mrs P,

Spinnaker is one of the best properties I have ever stayed in. Absolutely everything you would need from a holiday home, and the outlook from the balcony is stunning.

Mrs W,

Lovely light apartment overlooking the estuary. Furnished to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. There was a welcome basket and a pint of milk thoughtfully provided as well as tea , coffee and toiletries in the bathroom. We enjoyed walking round the corner to the beach and watching the sunsets at night. I wouldn’t hesitate to come back here again.

Mrs C,

Very comfortable, clean property with great views across the estuary. We really enjoyed our stay here, and felt completely comfortable with everything in the apartment, on our first holiday after Covid restrictions were eased.

Mr M,

Really lovely apartment, gorgeous view and very comfortable/well equipped. The location of the apartment is great, only a 4 min level walk to the local shop and about 7 mins level walk from the beach, pubs and restaurants. Instow itself is a lovely place and a great base for exploring north Devon from. Stayed 1st week of May, weather pleasant this time of year. We also found Marsdens cottages a very professional company to book through.

Mrs W,

The apartment was perfect for our post lockdown escape. The location is just perfect, on the estuary with a fabulous view across to Appledore, the sunsets were particularly beautiful as the sun goes down directly across from the patio doors from the lounge, perfect for early evening drinks. The apartment was spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. Much of the equipment was brand new and there was plenty of it. The apartments were very quiet and you are steps away from a fabulous restaurant with a rooftop terrace (the Boathouse) and a pub and a great deli. The beach is sandy and stretches for over a mile. It's a beautiful walk in the morning. The Appledore ice cream van visits daily and the beach is very safe for children. Within a 15 minute triangle you can be in Appledore, Westward Ho! and Bideford. The owner kept us informed well and we knew if we had any concerns how to contact him (we didn't!). A lovely place that we are keen to return to.

Mrs S,