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  • £1081  to  £3038

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Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About Riversmeet

Riversmeet is a superb holdiay home on the beachfront in Instow. It's modern and spacious, sleeping six people in three bedrooms with living spaces that are child and dog-friendly. If you're looking for a Devon holiday cottage with nothing between you and spectacular views of the sandy beach and the point where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet, this self-catering property is perfect! Settle down on your patio or sofa to watch the boats and birds go by, or cross the road with your bucket and space and settle in for a day of swimming, sandcastles and sunbathing. There are two excellent pubs, the Instow Arms and the Boathouse, within walking distance. You're also only a short stroll from the village shop, deli and cafe. We can't think of anywhere better for a family holiday in North Devon, and we think you'll love it too.

Instow has everything you're looking for in a coastal holiday. There's a sandy beach with parts that are dog friendly all year round, lots of opportunities for swimming, paddle boarding, sailing and fishing, somewhere to buy food for self-catering and places to eat if you don't want to cook. If you tire of Instow beach, there's a three-mile scenic walk over the river and through North Burrows Country Park to Westward Ho! Saunton Sands is over the River Taw, and North Devon beaches include Woolacombe, Putsborough Sands, Croyde Bay, Sandymere, and North Burrows.

North Devon attractions are plentiful and varied. As well as beaches, there are family-friendly attractions like Tapley Park, The BIG Sheep, Skern Lodge, the Milky Way, the Ultimate Adventure Centre, and Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park. You can hike the South West Coast Path, go surfing or coasteering, or walk or cycle along the traffic-free Tarka Trail towards Barnstaple and Dartmoor National Park. Reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel Castle occupies a stunning clifftop location about an hour south of Instow. Stop off at Boscastle for the harbour and the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic along the way. Book a trip over the Bristol Channel to Lundy Island on the MS Oldenburg for a memorable day out.

Riversmeet is a fantastic period holiday cottage renovated and decorated in a fresh coastal style with amazing views over the River Torridge. Bookings are available all year round.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer) joined Independent Cottages in September 2022

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Devon)

Accommodation Comprises:

Riversmeet has a reverse layout with the living area upstairs to make the most of uninterrupted water views.


  • At the front overlooking the river is a living area with big sofas and a TV. Big sash windows, a high ceiling with skylights and oak beams, and pale shades of sand and blue make the upstairs area feel even more spacious than it is. The staircase rises from the first floor to the centre of the room.
  • The kitchen/diner is on the other side of the staircase, overlooking the rear of the house. The dining table seats six and is within convenient reach of the modern kitchen, equipped with an electric oven, induction hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, plates, glasses, cutlery, equipment and utensils.


  • A lovely master bedroom has a double bed, chest of drawers for storage, and a stylish shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Bedroom Two is furnished with a kingsized bed from which you can see the water through the bay window. There's also a chest of drawers.
  • Bedroom Three is a twin, with two single beds and beautiful estuary views.
  • A family bathroom features a shower over the bath, WC and a hand basin.
  • A washing machine is tucked away in a cupboard.

Outside: The cottage has an enclosed patio with seating at the front.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests are to bring beach towels and dog towels. One well-behaved dog is welcome by arrangement and a small surcharge. Smoking is not permitted. Please note there is a parking permit available, permit parking is available at The Cricket Club which is approximately 5 minute walk away, additional parking permits can be purchased from the Commodore hotel if required for £45.00.

Riversmeet Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Double & 1 Twin)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
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Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, 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)1271 377432 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.

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Amanda Tassell (Bkgs Officer)
Member Since September 2022

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Riversmeet 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th June 2024