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

Why 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 C (£297 - £642)

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.Sea Cottage is in a unique position with direct access to the beach and the Tarka Cycle Trail.The beautiful interior with its lovely seaside holiday feel.
The wonderful sandy beach at Instow - a perfect family friendly stretch of golden sand.The galley-style kitchen incorporates all the home-from-home facilities that you will need.The pretty garden is fully enclosed and there is even a sandpit for children to enjoy.
The lovely sitting-area with its comfortable sofa. The television is cleverly hidden in the cupboard.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.Looking back towards the cottage from the sheltered garden. There is an area of lawn as well.
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, 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. Offering two bedrooms, one en suite, and a second shower-room, there is also a galley-style kitchen leading to the sitting and dining areas. 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 they step into the 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. Attractions nearby include Tapeley Park, Appledore, ferry trips to Lundy Island, Arlington Court, Clovelly, two excellent golf courses at Saunton and Westward Ho! and for children, The Milky Way and The Big Sheep.

Ground Floor

Porch. 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).

Facilities & Services

Inclusive Heating – 3 electric thermostatic radiators. Travel cot. High chair. Stair-gate. At Cost Logs for wood-burner – first basket free thereafter purchase locally.


  • Private parking for 1 car.
  • Picnic table and barbecue.
  • Shop .5m.
  • Pub .5m.
  • Public telephone .5m.
  • No smoking.
  • Dogs welcome (1 only).
  • Arrive/Depart Saturday.

2014 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

In this quieter period short breaks can be booked at any time in advance of the holiday.

Spring and Autumn Short Breaks

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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