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Lower Instow Beach Cottage

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  • £525  to  £1250

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  • £131 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby

About Lower Instow Beach Cottage

Lower Instow Beach Cottage is a spacious holiday apartment with plenty of room to accommodate six people. It's child and pet friendly, with fantastic views, period features and ground floor living. Families love it, but the three-bedroom apartment is also perfect for groups of friends as well. Walk across the road to the beach and stroll to cafes, shops and pubs like the welcoming Instow Arms - the location is just perfect for a holiday by the sea!

Instow has something to offer visitors at any time of the year. It's wonderful in summer, with the warm sun shining on the sandy beach and boats bobbing around in the estuary, but there's something to be said for a walk along the beach in winter as well. Instow is the point where the Rivers Taw and Torridge come together before they flow into the Bristol Channel. It's understandable with this much water around that sailing, canoeing, and kayaking are all popular pastimes. Visitors can hire equipment as well as arrange for tuition and guided tours. Surfers, kitesurfing and bodyboarders will enjoy being only a few miles from Westward Ho!, where there is also a tidal pool for swimming laps. Board hire and lessons are easy to arrange.

You'll want to bring comfortable shoes as walking around Instow is a joy in all seasons. The South West Coast Path is three miles away, leading to Appledore and Northam Burrows. The Tarka Trail is also close, providing a mainly-traffic free route for walking and cycling, or you can take to the wilds of Exmoor National Park or the beautiful surroundings of the Heddon Valley. Golf and horse riding are also widely accessible.

Local attractions include The Milky Way and Big Sheep adventure parks, Skern Lodge activity centre, Hartland Abbey, RHS Rosemoor, and the Dartington Crystal glass factory. Discover the charms of Appledore, Bideford, Barnstaple, Clovelly, Lynton and Lynmouth - plenty of choices to suit all interests and the weather.

Lower Instow Beach Cottage is downstairs from Upper Instow Beach Cottage. Both apartments are entirely private and self-contained and can be booked together to accommodate up to 11 people, making them ideal for relaxed holidays with extended family or friends.

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Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Lower Instow Beach Cottage is on the bottom level of a spacious period home, with most of the accommodation on the ground floor and one bedroom on an upper level.


  • Front-facing living room with a high ceiling and a sash window overlooking the estuary. The big corner sofa and two armchairs provide ample seating for six people. There's a fireplace with a gas fire, a TV, and the apartment has WiFi throughout.
  • Relaxed kitchen/diner with a pine table and six chairs. The kitchen is extremely functional with the owners providing all of the equipment, utensils, crockery and glasses you'll need to feed a houseful of hungry people. Appliances include a dishwasher, and there's also a washing machine for guests' convenience. A door opens into the rear garden.
  • Double bedroom with an original stone fireplace and flagstone floor. A double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a wardrobe make this a comfortable place to sleep.
  • Second downstairs bedroom with a decorative metal-framed bed, flagstone floors, deep window seat, and a grated fireplace. A steep staircase (not suitable for young children or those with difficulty climbing stairs) leads to the third bedroom.
  • Family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.


  • Twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds, bedside tables and reading lights. There is a stairgate at the top of the stairs.

Outside: Rear garden exclusively for guests of Lower Instone Beach Cottage with lawn to play and mature trees for shade. The apartment also has off-street parking for one or two cars, depending on their size.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all included. Guests to supply beach towels if required. A well-behaved dog is welcome through prior arrangement and for a small surcharge. A cot (no bedding) and high chair are available. Short breaks are possible outside of peak holiday season. No smoking.

This property is managed by an agency who may apply an additional booking fee to the prices quoted

Lower Instow Beach Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since February 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 25th May 2022