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Tides At Instow

Instow, Devon

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful walks on your doorstep; follow the Tarka Trail (traffic free) to explore the coast and countryside of North Devon or head over the sand dunes for a beach walk. 
  • Tucked away behind the sand dunes at Instow, this stylish home is an ideal location for families and group getaways 
  • Unwind and relax in the large garden with direct access to the beach or chill in the hot tub
  • Direct access onto the sands and easy access to Tarka Trail (traffic free walking cycling)

 

Property code: 77874

This spacious, beautifully presented detached property ,built in 2020, sits in an exclusive spot just behind the sand dunes of Instow beach. It's just a stroll from all that this riverside village has to offer, including a variety of pubs, bars and restaurants as well as the local shop which has a deli counter and small café. Located where the River Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty village and perfect for a spot of sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sandy beach. Discover the famous South West Coast Path and enjoy walks across the clifftops, or take your bikes and explore the Tarka Trail which passes right next to the property. In the summer months, catch the small passenger ferry across the river to the charming fishing village of Appledore with its narrow streets and maritime history, or travel a little further and uncover the treasures of nearby Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton Sands. There are numerous National Trust properties in the area, as well as the RHS gardens at Rosemoor. North Devon is well positioned for visits to Exmoor, Dartmoor and North Cornwall and for families The Big Sheep, The Milky Way Adventure Park and a boat trip to Lundy Island are all great days out.

On entering this elegant property, you find a bright hallway with ample space for shoes boots and coats and then walking on, the property opens up into a spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner well-equipped with breakfast bar, electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher and large American-style fridge/freezer with built-in ice machine, wine fridge and Nespresso coffee machine. There is also a utility room with a separate sink, microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer along with a separate WC. The dining area has a dining table with ample seating for everyone plus a wall-mounted Smart TV. The lounge/diner includes a sofa and picture sliding doors opening onto the garden, and a lovely vaulted ceiling. The separate living room has a comfy corner sofa, armchair and a wall-mounted Smart TV with a Sonos Beam soundbar. A snug/games area is accessed just off the kitchen/diner and is ideal for kids or adults with a Smart TV, Sonos One smart speaker with Apple Air Play, a Blu-ray player, safety dartboard and table football table. Heading up to the first floor, you will find four comfortable bedrooms. There are two super-king-size (one of which can be configurated as twin beds on request) each with built-in wardrobes or chest of drawers, Smart TVs and one having an en-suite shower room with WC; one king-size with built-in wardrobes and Smart TV; and lastly, a bedroom with a single bed and cabin bed - please note the cabin bed is only suitable for children under 16 years. Completing the accommodation is a family bathroom, complete with a bath with handheld shower attachment, separate shower and WC.

Stepping outside, you can unwind at the end of a great day in the large enclosed garden which has a private gateway that leads to the sand dunes and beach as well as the Tarka Trail. The lawned garden has a large private hot tub, quality garden furniture housed on the patio area, an outside hot shower - ideal for washing off sandy toes, doggie paws and wet uits - a gas BBQ and outdoor games such as giant Jenga and giant Connect 4, great fun for kids and adults alike. There’s also a shed for storing bikes, wetsuits, surfboards and sandy boots. Off-road parking is available for two cars.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

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  • 4 bedrooms: 1 super-king size, 1 super-king-size zip-and-link (which can be reconfigured as twin on request) 1 king-size and 1 bedroom with single bed and cabin bed
  • Please note the cabin bed is only suitable for children under the age of 16 
  • 1 en-suite shower room, 1 bathroom  and 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer with built-in ice machine, wine fridge, dishwasher and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with separate sink, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Iron and Ironing board available 
  • Electric underfloor heating and central heating included
  • Snug has games table and selection of books and games
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Gas BBQ 
  • Smart TVs in the kitchen/diner, lounge and snug as well as in 2 of the 4 bedrooms
  • Large enclosed garden with patio, seating, gas BBQ, hot tub and a beach hut for storing bikes, wet uits, surfboards and sandy boots
  • Sandy estuary beach, Tarka Trail, shop, pubs, and restaurants within easy walking distance

 

Catch the seasonal ferry to the quaint fishing village of Appledore (5.5 miles) where craft shops and galleries line the winding streets. Have a crabbing competition off the quayside before feasting on fish and chips. Spend the day on the golden sandy beach at Westward Ho! (5.5 miles) exploring the rock pools and splashing in the surf. Why not book a private group lesson with the local surf school and ride the waves together? Try the rollercoasters at The Milky Way (14 miles), watch the incredible bird of prey displays and go bumper to bumper on the dodgems. Pull on your wetsuits to slip and slide around the inflatable obstacle course at North Devon Aquapark (14.5 miles) or learn a new skill with a wakeboarding lesson on the lake.

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This property is personally managed by Rachel.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Mark 9th October 2020

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This is truly a beautiful house to stay in and is very well equipped and is in a beautiful and quiet location

Reviewed by Jennifer 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Rowena 11th September 2020

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The house was perfectly laid out and had everything you could want and more. A lovely large sunny garden, fully enclosed - great for the dog. A 2 minute walk to the beach.

Reviewed by Penny 7th September 2020

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Tides is a lovely bright holiday home. It feels luxurious and extremely clean. Easy walking distance from pubs, beach and really nice deli in the village. Convenient for visiting many places in north Devon - very close to Appledore and Westward Ho! Great to be able to relax in hot tub after a day walking and really useful outside warm shower for hoRead moresing down sandy dog. We all loved it! Hide

Reviewed by Louise 28th August 2020

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Lovely house in a good position. Clean and well equipped. Had a lovely holiday, hot tub was nice to come back to each day. Would definitely return

Reviewed by Jill 14th August 2020

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Great location as only a few minutes from the beach and from some great pubs and restaurants.

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