Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager for Somerset, Dorset, mid, north & east Devon

I chose this property because... “it is totally quirky, a real surprise, and in an excellent coastal location with the Tarka Cycle Trail right outside.”

Anna Hamlyn - Property Manager

Sea Cottage (2660)

Instow | Sleeps 4 + cot | Price Band D (£324 - £708)

This is the special setting for Sea Cottage, the white cottage in this photograph.

Picture 1 of 25. This is the special setting for Sea Cottage, the white cottage in this photograph.

This is the special setting for Sea Cottage, the white cottage in this photograph.The beautiful interior with its lovely seaside holiday feel.The wonderful sandy beach at Instow - a perfect family friendly stretch of golden sand.
Looking back towards the cottage from the sheltered garden. There is an area of lawn as well.The lovely sitting-area with its comfortable sofa. The television is cleverly hidden in the cupboard.The pretty garden is fully enclosed and there is even a sandpit for children to enjoy.
There is a lovely wood-burner in the cottage - a perfect base for all year round breaks.The double bedroom has its own en suite shower-room.The tastefully decorated double bedroom.
There is a useful little desk in the master bedroom.You will be tempted to enjoy long lie-ins but there is so much to do on the doorstep.The twin room has plenty of space.
Another example of the attention to detail here.A view of the comfortable sitting-area.This really is a perfect base for families or couples.
The artwork has been carefully chosen to make sure guests love this cottage.The galley-style kitchen incorporates all the home-from-home facilities that you will need.Sea Cottage is in a unique position with direct access to the beach and the Tarka Cycle Trail.
The Instow Cricket Club is a stone's throw from the cottage. This must be the best location to watch a summer match!This is the seemingly endless beach at nearby Saunton Sands.Woolacombe is another fabulous family beach nearby.
The beach is wonderful at low and high tide.Looking across at Instow from Appledore, an ever-changing and beautiful view.Looking across at Instow from the lovely old fishing village of Appledore. There is a little passenger ferry between the two.
Sea Cottage is tucked away in the sand dunes to the left of this photograph of Instow.  

Sea Cottage is a New England style ‘beach retreat’ chalet, just yards from Instow’s dunes and sandy beaches. With direct access onto the Tarka Cycle Trail and coast path it will appeal to cyclists, bird watchers and walkers alike. The accommodation is all on one level, with the open plan living-room including a cosy wood-burner. Set down an unmade track next to the picturesque North Devon Cricket Club, this unique property requires a leap of faith from its visitors on arrival – but the minute guests step into the enclosed secret garden, all is revealed! One side of the cottage looks towards a farm building, but the other has unspoilt countryside views and the patio enjoys views to Braunton Burrows.

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Families with small children, couples and friends will all love this most welcoming of cottages. The attention to detail throughout has been thought through with loving care, as if the beach just a couple of hundred yards away was not enough! At low tide you can walk along the sands for miles, or play in the shallow sea pools that are left behind by the tide. At high tide there is still plenty of soft golden sand to enjoy. A seasonal passenger ferry will take you across the estuary to Appledore – the 'sister' coastal village to Instow, with galleries, pubs with live music, and a famous seasonal book festival. Other attractions nearby include Tapeley Park just outside Instow, ferry trips to Lundy Island from Bideford Quay, The National Trust's Arlington Court, historic Clovelly, two excellent golf courses at Saunton and Westward Ho! and especially for children, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep. There is something here for everyone but if the weather is good, all you will want to do is take a picnic to the beach and totally relax.

Ground Floor

Shower-room with shower.
Separate WC with wash-basin.
Step to Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. TV, DVD player and wood-burner. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
Bedroom 1 with double bed and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Bedroom 2 with twin beds (2'6" recommended for children only).


 3 electric thermostatic radiators
 Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
 Private parking for 1 car
 Picnic table and barbecue
 Pub .5m
 No smoking
 Dogs welcome (1 only)
 Arrive/Depart Saturday
 Short breaks available


2015 Short Breaks

Sea Cottage is available for Winter, Spring, Autumn, Christmas and New Year Short Breaks for 3 to 6 nights.

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Winter Short Breaks

7 November 2015 to 19 December 2015
In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

28 March 2015 to 4 July 2015
5 September 2015 to 7 November 2015
At Sea Cottage, these can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Christmas Short Breaks

These can be booked after 1 November.

New Year Short Breaks

They can be booked after 1 October subject to Owner approval, or more generally after 1 November.

Prices for Short Breaks
are worked out as follows:
3 nights - 70% of the weekly price
4 nights - 75% of the weekly price
5 nights - 80% of the weekly price
6 nights - 90% of the weekly price

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