#{ServerName}
Instow beach and sand dunes only a short walk away
Instow
1 / 30  
2 / 30  
3 / 30  
4 / 30  
5 / 30  
6 / 30  
7 / 30  
8 / 30  
9 / 30  
10 / 30  
11 / 30  
12 / 30  
13 / 30  
14 / 30  
15 / 30  
16 / 30  
17 / 30  
18 / 30  
19 / 30  
20 / 30  
21 / 30  
22 / 30  
23 / 30  
24 / 30  
25 / 30  
26 / 30  
27 / 30  
28 / 30  
29 / 30  Instow beach and sand dunes only a short walk away
30 / 30  Instow

The Anchorage - Instow

Instow, Devon

Check availability & Book

Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
15 more

At a glance

  • Positioned right on the quayside in charming village of Instow with stunning river views, best enjoyed from the lounge
  • Spacious and stylish period home for large parties sleeping 14 with 7 bedrooms, benefitting from ample on-site parking, 50 inch Smart TV with Sky and Wi-Fi
  • Private hot tub, enclosed safe rear garden and BBQ perfect for lazy summer afternoons
  • Easy 2-minute walk to a sandy beach, other well-known beaches within easy reach. Walking/cycling on the traffic free Tarka Trail opposite the property
  • Downstairs games room with 3 in 1 games table with pool, table tennis and air hockey as well as an Xbox – perfect for a rainy day or evening entertainment
Property code: THEAN

This spectacular holiday home combines period charm with a fantastic location overlooking the river and just a short walk from Instow beach and all the village has to offer.

Perched on the waterfront in the charming riverside village of Instow, this spacious period property has everything you need for a memorable get-together with your extended family or a group of friends. Many of the rooms have breathtaking views of the Torridge/Taw Estuary – and you can step out on to the balcony to watch the boats drift by. With seven bedrooms spread across the three upper floors, most with en-suite facilities, there’s plenty of privacy and space for you all to relax without queues forming for the shower every morning. And once your day is done you can jump in the private hot tub for a luxurious bubble-filled soak.

Inside, the property skilfully blends old and new, with bay windows, wooden flooring and decorative cornicing combining with elegant decor and contemporary fittings. The spacious lounge provides a welcome retreat after a busy day of adventures where you can settle down to watch your favourite film. On the ground floor there is a games room perfect for those holiday competitions. The vibrant kitchen and dining area is perfect for entertaining if you’re preparing a homecooked feast. The large dining table can seat 16 people, so there’s enough room for everyone to eat together. If you prefer to dine out, simply stroll to a local pub. The property offers a good mix of bedrooms to accommodate all ages, with one king-size, one family room with a king-size and a single bed, king size, one double, two twins and a single to choose from. All come with TVs and have nautical influences. The third-floor rooms even feature porthole windows that will fuel the kids’ imaginations. On a balmy summer’s evening, fire up the BBQ for a family celebration in the back garden, with dancing in the moonlight. You also have the luxury of ample onsite parking to make your stay as stress-free as possible.

Read more Code: THEAN

  • 7 bedrooms – 2 king-size, 1 family room with a king-size and a single bed, 1 double, 2 twins and 1 single - each with TV
  • 8 bathrooms - 3 bathrooms with WC and 5 shower rooms with WC, and a useful separate WC
  • Double range style oven and separate single oven, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and separate built-in wine fridge
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • 50-inch Smart TV in lounge with SKY and Wi-Fi
  • Games room with Table Football, Pool, Air Hockey, Table Tennis and a TV with Wii and Xbox games consoles
  • Enclosed patio with private hot tub, steps to large patio and lawn with seating and BBQ
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 200 yards, shops and pubs within 100 yards
  • Arrival: 17:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Instow Beach, just a 200-metre walk away, offers a long stretch of golden sand that’s perfect for playing ball games, while another good beach option is Westward Ho! This popular resort is 5 miles away and great for water sports, flying kites and rock pooling. From Instow, you can also take the ferry across to the delightful fishing village of Appledore or enjoy a multitude of scenic walks and cycle rides as the South West Coast Path and Tarka Trail are right on your doorstep. If you’re looking for thrills and spills, be sure to take your flock to The Big Sheep (5 miles). It has high-speed rides, go-karts and jumping pillows, not to mention hilarious live sheep racing during the summer season.

Photos

Show 18 more

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

Overall cleanliness
Overall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 starsOverall cleanliness 5 stars5
Overall equipment
Overall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 starsOverall equipment 4.7 stars4.7
Overall comfort
Overall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 starsOverall comfort 4.8 stars4.8
Overall location
Overall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 starsOverall location 4.9 stars4.9

Reviewed by Liam 29th July 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great house, excellent facilities, location ideal. There were 13 of us and three house never felt crowded, always enough space.

Reviewed by Andrew 8th July 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Fantastic place with excellent views and location perfect for beach and pubs.

Reviewed by Marilyn 10th June 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Lovely house, clean, spacious, well equipped, great location. Games room was great fun and we enjoyed the hot tub. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd June 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Superb location, ideal for our whole family get-together. Nine adults & 2 toddlers from 6 separate households. Well appointed, comfortable accommodation with every possible piece of equipment one could wish for. We prepared & cooked meals in, had a barbecue, got takeaways (Quay Inn), ate out at John's, The Glorious Oyster & The Boathouse. We had trRead moreips out by car to Clovelly, The Big Sheep, Bude and Bideford. We didn't need to use the games & activities supplied but TVs everywhere was huge hit. Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 13th May 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Victoria 6th May 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Amazing house that offers everything you could need. The location was great for us to access both the tarka trail and the sea. We definitely hope to return next year

Reviewed by Gill 29th April 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

A beautiful property in a wonderful location which is perfect for a large house party. House configuration is good with large kitchen diner downstairs and comfortable lounge with a fab view on the first floor. House is well equipped especially in the kitchen . On the downside more fridge space is needed and the water pressure in the showers is not Read morevery good. However overall an excellent holiday property . Hide

Reviewed by Clive 15th April 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Diane 8th April 2022

Guest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 starsGuest rating 4.4 stars

Reviewed by Jayne 25th February 2022

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Reviewed by Roger 4th February 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

House is amazing. Plenty of room, everywhere clean and tidy, lovely bedding and towels, kitchen equipment was endless, laundry room but we didnt use, games room was fab, sky TV with all channels including sky sports went down well with 4 sports mad blokes, location beyond amazing, fabulous table for 16 too, plenty of hot water, it was very very winRead moredy so windows a little drafty but hey ho ! Excellent property. Very pleased and would use again. Highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Lorraine 10th January 2022

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Spent a week for 60th celebration in January 21. Had the most perfect time. Property was immaculate & it was fully equipped with everything that we needed. Location was Amazing. We will definitely be back & recommend to anyone who'll listen!

Reviewed by Jane 7th January 2022

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We were a party of 12 friends staying in this lovely house for a post Christmas get together. The house was perfect, kitchen diner was great especially the huge table to seat 16 so plenty of room for 12. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you could possibly want. A couple of the en-suites were a little bit on the small side but that Read moredidnt spoil anything. Thank you very much and would visit again! Hide

Reviewed by Christine 29th December 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Reviewed by Lisa 3rd December 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

The Anchorage is a fabulous property for a large party. This was our second stay and a pre Christmas get together. The house is very well equipped and comfortable. We ate out at The Instow Arms and the food was great.

Reviewed by Victoria 19th November 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Wonderful house and location. We have returned here for several years and will be back next year.

Reviewed by Shan 12th November 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

We loved staying at The Anchorage as it suited all ages from 4 to 70. Very, very clean, well equipped, plenty of parking, lovely and warm, thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, games room and game consol and a fantastic location. We were very sad to go!

Reviewed by Ann 5th November 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Reviewed by Nigel 17th September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Steven 3rd September 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

A lovely home in a delightful sea front location. A good base from which to explore areas of North Devon.

Reviewed by Alison 27th August 2021

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Great location and a lovely big property. Instow beach is great for cricket and football

Reviewed by Tim 20th August 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Just returned from a wonderful stay with extended family at The Anchorage at Instow. Accommodation is excellent, although if you plan to use the top 2 bedrooms be aware that the stairs leading up to them are very steep (old servants quarters!) All of our group enjoyed a comfortable stay, making full use of the hot tub, BBQ and games room. Instow isRead more a good base for exploring the local area and the property is seconds from the Tarka Trail and a sandy beach.Several good pubs within walking distance Hide

Reviewed by Chris 23rd July 2021

Guest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 starsGuest rating 4 stars

Reviewed by Nicola 16th July 2021

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

It was all great we had to go and buy fans as it was so hot but I know we had exceptional weather

Reviewed by Debbie 9th July 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Great accommodation, really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Laura 18th June 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

We had a lovely weeks stay. The size of the house is great. Great location. Great views. Comfortable rooms. Host attentive and contactable. Hot tub and bbq a great addition. Garden steps quite steep but handrail to support. Had everything you needed. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Brian 12th April 2021

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Reviewed by Sophie 16th October 2020

Guest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 starsGuest rating 4.2 stars

Reviewed by Peter 11th September 2020

Guest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 starsGuest rating 5 stars

Views over the estuary were lovely, this house is a haven, away from dogs which are Instow in abundance but not allowed in the Anchorage. If you are a sports fan, SKY Sports is available. Local pubs are good and bust stops are nearby. I have trouble with my lags so the long flat marine walk was heaven sent. We loved this place and the communicationRead mores with the owner were excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 28th August 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

Very comfortable house in perfect location. Suited us perfectly

Reviewed by Trevor 14th August 2020

Guest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 starsGuest rating 4.6 stars

The Anchorage is not a cottage, but a big house on the waterfront at Instow. It easily coped with the 11 people we had on our holiday. The kitchen/dining room was well appointed. TVs in most bedrooms. The house was within 20 yards of part of the Tarka Trail. Great for walking or cycling. The big sandy beach is 200 yards walk along the very quiet roRead moread through Instow. The hot tub in the back yard was extensively used by some of our party. Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 7th August 2020

Guest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 starsGuest rating 4.8 stars

Fabulous location, so great to be able to walk to the lovely beach and the shop/deli. And fantastic views. The house is great, plenty big enough and really well stocked. Really helpful owners. We had a couple of small issues and they were sorted straight away. A couple of people got splinters on the handrail up to the garden... it was replaced thatRead more day! Would highly recommend. Hide

30 more

LOCATION

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.
The Travel Chapter Limited, trading as holidaycottages.co.uk | The Travel Chapter Limited is registered in England and Wales. | Registered office Travel Chapter House Gammaton Road Bideford EX39 4DF Company No. 02431506 | VAT reg: 143053210