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7 Nights FromSee prices

  • £400
    Low season
  • £850
    Peak season

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Preferred arrival day: Friday

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    3 night min. (Off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Access


  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby

About Redwing

Redwing occupies one of the most desirable spots in Instow. Directly opposite the North Devon Yacht Club, it affords visitors fantastic views of the tidal estuary where the River Taw and the River Torridge meet. The family home sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, providing spacious accommodation for families or groups of friends who want a comfortable and convenient base for exploring Devon's beaches and countryside.

You can walk from Redwing to Instow's shops and amenities with the beach entrance just an eight to ten minute walk away. Award winning Johns on Marine Parade (under three minutes by foot) is one of the best delicatessens in Devon. It's a good place to pick up local produce for a memorable picnic or it has a great cafe if you would prefer to eat inside. Eating dinner out is as simple as a stroll to The Boathouse, and you can have a pre-dinner drink while you appreciate the estuary views at the Instow Arms.

A local ferry service can take you to Appledore, while three miles away in Bideford with a Tesco, Morrisons and Aldi offering a choice of supermarkets and there are more restaurants, pubs and cafes. The larger town of Barnstaple is a twenty-minute drive away with more options.

Instow Sands is popular with families with young children who can spend hours making sandcastles or playing in the dunes, especially at low tide when the flat expanse of sand is exposed. For surfing and body boarding fans, Westward Ho! is less than 5 miles away with its beautiful wide sandy beach, while Saunton Sands, Putsborough Sands, Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and Ilfracombe are only a few miles further.

While North Devon is famous for the quality of its sandy beaches and impressive coastal walks, it also attracts people for the beauty of its lush green countryside and proximity to Exmoor National Park. The Tarka Trail runs through Instow, and you can stretch your legs with a walk in the North Devon AONB, or cycle or drive fifteen miles to the start of the Exmoor National Park where there are hundreds of acres of pristine outdoors for you to explore.

If you're only happy enjoying the great outdoors, be it cycling, sailing, swimming, surfing, walking or eating local ice-creams on the beach, you'll love staying at Redwing. Likewise, if your ideal family holiday consists of sandcastles and ice creams, visiting historic houses and gift shops, or sitting peacefully in the sunshine with a book and some binoculars soaking up wonderful views, this is the property for you.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mary Goddard joined Independent Cottages in April 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Redwing was built over one hundred years ago and its design makes the most of the outstanding water views. It sleeps six guests in three bedrooms, with accommodation spread over two levels.

Accommodation comprises:


  • A bright spacious living room features a deep window seat where you can sit and look across the front garden to the boats in the marina and the estuary beyond. A pretty Victorian fireplace (non-working) adds a focal point, and there are comfortable sofas for sitting and reading, chatting, or watching the SMART flat screen television with Freeview and a DVD player.
  • There is a large farmhouse-style pine table in the dining room, with ample room for up to six people to enjoy a delicious meal. There is another (non-working) fireplace in here, and the room is decorated with quirky nautical touches that fit perfectly within the location.
  • The fitted kitchen provides a contemporary touch in the home. It features a gas stove and hob with extractor fan, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, toaster, microwave, cooking equipment, plates and cutlery. Some non-perishable ingredients and basic cleaning equipment are included.
  • There is also a utility area with washing machine, tumble dryer, iron and ironing board.


  • The master bedroom has fantastic views across the water. It is furnished with a king-size oak bed. There is another Victorian fireplace (non-working) and plenty of built in storage.
  • Ensuite shower room with shower cubicle, hand basin, WC, towel rail and radiator.
  • Bedroom two has twin beds. Both are 6ft long and can easily accommodate adults and teenagers. The bedroom is at the rear of the property and overlooks the garden and countryside.
  • Bedroom three is also a twin bedroom and overlooks the garden and green countryside.
  • A family bathroom has a bath with a shower above it, WC and wash basin.

Outside: Access to the rear garden is through the kitchen. It has a wooden decked area with table and chairs, lawn, a shed and barbeque. Redwing is fortunate enough to have its own private parking space and further parking in the lay-by near the cottage.

Additional information: There is central heating and unlimited WiFi throughout the property. Well behaved pets are welcome by arrangement with the owners. No smoking. Bed linen, towels and a welcome pack of essentials are included in the price.

Redwing Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 Double, 2 Twins)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with cottage owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £400
Mid Season from £500
High Season from £660
Peak Season £850
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1622 820096 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Mary Goddard
Member Since April 2017

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Special offers available now! Amazing location - walking distance to Instows sandy beach, fantastic pubs/cafes and award winning shop/deli.

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Redwing 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 3rd July 2019
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