Fig Tree Cottage sits in a walled garden and is very private and sunny.
The ground floor is a cheerful open plan layout, with steps down to the kitchen-area.
The kitchen is part of the open plan layout and accessed by steps down.  The kitchen is well is equipped to cook up a storm or the holiday fry up!
The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor. This is the master bedroom with its super-king size bed.
The patio is a great sun-trap and with the French windows wide open the light fills the sitting-room. You can see the walled garden beyond.
Fig Tree Cottage is in its own private walled garden, a magical place to rewind after a day of exploring.
The open plan living-room  has French windows out to the patio and walled garden.
The kitchen is fitted around three sides of this room and so is a very practical and open space.
The dining-table extends if you wish.
The dual aspect master bedroom has high beamed ceilings and plenty of storage space.
You can have the luxury of lying in bed watching TV!
The lovely bright contemporary shower-room.
The twin bedroom has 'zip and link' beds and so can be made up as twins or as a super-king double.
This is a lovely bathroom.
Looking towards the cottage from the top of the garden.
Guests can also stroll and picnic in the magical woodland here, with mown paths, open meadow and wonderful valley views.
Your have your own driveway through a stunning meadow and there is private parking at the top.
This is the view looking down the meadow towards the entrance gate. There is a deep pond to the left of this image - the reason for the child age restriction.
Appledore sits opposite Instow and a passenger ferry runs between the two during summer months.
North Devon is renowned for its incredible coastline, miles and miles for all the family to enjoy. Great for surfing, kite surfing and walking. This is the beach at Instow.
Catch the passenger ferry from Bideford Quay for a day of birdwatching on Lundy Island.
Charming Clovelly is a short car journey away.
Sit and admire the view from the harbour at Clovelly.
Have a day of adventure at North Devon Wake Park where you can wakeboard, paddle board or enjoy the giant aquapark!
Bideford is a pretty market town.

Fig Tree Cottage


2.8 miles SE of Instow / Sleeps 4 (no children under 4)

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7 Nights from £562

Bedroom details

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Just a few miles inland from north Devon’s beautiful sandy beaches, Fig Tree Cottage is a peaceful retreat with its own large private walled garden and beyond, a further five acres of woodland and meadows to enjoy. Skilfully converted and with plenty of space, this cottage is bright and welcoming.

The open plan living-room has wooden floors and looks out to the garden, with two steps leading down into the well-equipped kitchen-area. Upstairs, the roomy bedrooms have lovely views over the peaceful countryside.

The owner lives next door but you will feel completely private.

The little town of Bideford is nearby, with its ferry to Lundy Island, and the sandy beach, galleries and cafes of Instow are even closer.

From Fig Tree Cottage guests can venture north to the surfing beaches of Croyde, Woolacombe and Saunton, east to the wilds of Exmoor, or west to the dramatic scenery of Hartland and north Cornwall. Wherever guests explore, Fig Tree Cottage will make a comfortable base for happy holidays in this unspoilt and peaceful location. The walled garden is a private haven to simply sit in with a book and a glass of wine to totally switch off from the pressures of daily life. The woodland meadows also have perfect places to sit with a picnic in peace and quiet.

If you do have any wet weather days there is a Smart TV for you to access your favourite films and programmes – in fact there is a TV in each bedroom! For a very rural property, the WiFi at this cottage is excellent too.

Ground Floor

Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining areas. Smart TV, DVD player and iPod dock. Induction hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine/drier and dishwasher

First Floor

Step to Bedroom 1 with super-king double bed (6') and TV

Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds and TV

Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property however there are a number of charging points locally.


  • No pets
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Private parking for 2 cars
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • 3 panel heaters