High quality self-catering cottages in North Devon & Exmoor


Instow - North Devon Coast

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
£262 - £587 per week

Special Offers: Xmas and New Year weeks, now only £424, saving £75


This immaculately presented pied-a-terre is just a five minute stroll from Instow's fabulous beach, a great choice of restaurants, pubs and delightful delicatessen. Adjoining the owner's own home and with its own private entrance, Clearwater is just perfect for couples looking for stylish modern accommodation in this sought after village. Delightfully cosy inside, the open plan style accommodation features a compact bedroom with four poster bed, not suitable for travel cot, comfortable living room, modern kitchen and pristine shower room. Just kick off your shoes and enjoy a relaxing romantic break in a peaceful setting. With estuary glimpses from the spacious south facing decked terrace, this is an ideal spot for al fresco dining or simply relaxing in the sunshine at any time of day. With yachts and boats of all shapes and sizes bobbing on the water and the little white fishing village of Appledore rising up on the far shore, Instow is a truly picturesque location. If you are feeling energetic the famous Tarka trail passes through the village and provides both walkers and cyclists with miles of scenic tracks, eventually joining the South West Coastal path. For surfers or beach sport lovers, the Atlantic rollers of Westward Ho! are just a five minute drive away.

Accommodation: Ground floor: Kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The owner offers a washing service. Shower room with double shower unit, WC and basin. Two steps up to Living room with TV with freeview and DVD. 3 steps up to Bedroom with double half tester bed.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH. Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. Regret no pets. Patio furniture. Private parking. Short breaks available. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday



  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • Sorry, no pets
  • WiFi connection available
  • Private parking
  • Garden/courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Towels provided
  • 0.2 miles from the coast
  • 0.2 miles to the nearest pub
  • Sea views from the property
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


Band Date Range 7 night price *
A 31st Oct 2015 - 11th Dec 2015 £262.00
F 12th Dec 2015 - 18th Dec 2015 £499.00
F 19th Dec 2015 - 24th Dec 2015 £499.00
F Christmas £499.00
F New Year £499.00
A 01st Jan 2016 - 18th Mar 2016 £267.00
B 19th Mar 2016 - 08th Apr 2016 £377.00
C 09th Apr 2016 - 27th May 2016 £337.00
D 28th May 2016 - 03rd Jun 2016 £483.00
E 04th Jun 2016 - 01st Jul 2016 £408.00
F 02nd Jul 2016 - 22nd Jul 2016 £509.00
G 23rd Jul 2016 - 02nd Sep 2016 £587.00
B 03rd Sep 2016 - 23rd Sep 2016 £377.00
H 24th Sep 2016 - 21st Oct 2016 £301.00
B 22nd Oct 2016 - 28th Oct 2016 £377.00
A 29th Oct 2016 - 16th Dec 2016 £267.00
F 17th Dec 2016 - 24th Dec 2016 £509.00
F Christmas £509.00
F New Year £509.00

* Please note: guide prices are based on the current year's prices and do not include optional items such as pet fees.



Clear water is a lovely retreat for couples would recommend and will book again.Mr J Edwards - 3rd October 2015
Very comfy apartment with everything you need for a lovely relaxing holiday. The terrace is a bonus and the bathroom fab.Mrs D Wagstaff - 27th June 2015
Excellent location and a quality place to stay.Mr D Shaw - 25th October 2014
Very, very clean with everything we needed.Mrs J March - 4th October 2014
Best holiday we have had for years. Beach hut excellent, weather brilliant. Views and ferry over to Appledore brilliant.Mr V R Foxall - 27th September 2014
A wonderful property highly recommend a lovely romantic retreat with lots of lovely little extras will return .Ms V Smith - 12th July 2014
Enjoyed our stay in this clean, contemporary property. Shower very good and the owner seemed to have thought of everything we needed.Mr D Towers - 4th May 2014
Recommend its amazingMrs A Brabiner - 19th April 2014

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