Fig Tree Cottage is in its own private walled garden, a magical place to rewind after a day of exploring.
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.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor. This is the master bedroom with its super-king size bed.
The open plan living-room  has French windows out to the patio and walled garden.
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 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.
You can always find a sunny spot in this 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 and Instow face each other across the Torridge Estuary - these are both very popular for outings on the coast.
North Devon is renowned for its incredible coastline, miles and miles for all the family to enjoy. Great for surfing, kite surfing and walking.

Fig Tree Cottage


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

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7 Nights from  £437

September 2020

Fig Tree Cottage is comfortable and well equipped and is in a wonderfully quiet location yet with easy access to nearby towns and the Devon coast. There are two outside seating areas so it was possible to have both breakfast and dinner sitting out in the sunshine. The owner was very welcoming and was on hand in case of any problems. We enjoyed our stay very much and would book the cottage again if we were to return to the area.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave your feedback after you stay at Fig Tree Cottage. It is great to read that you found the location and the property to suit your needs. If you ever are in the area again it would be wonderful to welcome you back. Sarah, Customer Support

September 2020

Would recommend this cottage highly. Very comfortable, clean and homely. Amazing views when walking through owner's wood. Lovely to have this and the meadow all to ourselves. Beautiful garden to sit in too with table and chairs, plus seating further up the garden. Was thrilled to see a fox one day on our return to the cottage frolicking in the meadow. Let ourselves in then the owner came the next day to ask if everything was okay and to introduce himself. Very quiet and beautiful surroundings.

August 2020

Lovely property, easy to book and lots of information on the website. Host popped round to say hello and dropped off oven gloves that were missing. Even in different times we felt comfortable and relaxed in the property and had a lovely much needed break.

August 2020

Fig Tree cottage was a really beautiful place with the most amazing walled garden and grounds. It was so lovely to have so much space to enjoy and so peaceful too. Our children loved playing on the rope swing and exploring the woodland and even saw a deer! The cottage was cosy, comfortable and well equipped. It was a great location for visiting nearby attractions....RHS Rosewood Gardens, Broomhill Sculpture Gardens, Westward Ho! beach, the Tarka Trail, Milky Way Adventure Park were top of our list. We would definitely recommend this accommodation - we were so pleased we discovered it!

October 2019

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a tranquil rural location. Very comfortable and clean. Pretty garden and spacious surrounding grounds.

October 2019

The property is a brilliant location and accommodating for a self catering situation.

We found the bed and pillows ( double bed ) uncomfortable, maybe a bit worn out!

If we had any issues Ken was absolutely brilliant, and he had a nice friendly manner which nothing was too much trouble.

Classic Cottages office was also helpful in accommodating my dilemma! We have used this company for a while and I’m impressed how they treat the customers. Thank you for our wedding congratulations card, that was a lovely touch.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for taking the time to review Fig Tree Cottage - it's lovely to hear that you had such a wonderful holiday overall. We've noted your thoughts regarding the bed and pillows - whilst these things can be down to personal preference we'll certainly forward your comments to the owner for their consideration for the future. Bryony, Customer Support

August 2019

If you want a very lovely clean well equipped , comfortable cottage for four people this is the one you want ,also lovely area so much to see and do, excellent.

August 2019

The owner was lovely, he introduced himself on arrival and was very polite and accommodating. The property was beautiful, spotless and very comfortable.

June 2019

Lovely comfortable, well equipped cottage if you want peace and quiet away from it all.

May 2018

The cottage had everything we could have wished for, the condition, equipment level and welcome package was very much appreciated. The Owner was extremely helpful both on arrival and departure. would thoroughly recommend this property.

April 2018

Home from home - could easily live there!

September 2017

Beautiful very well equipped cottage with lovely walled garden and grounds.

June 2017

I was looking for a holiday away from everybody and this met every expection. In a beautiful yet secluded location this little cottage has everything you could wish for. Very clean, lovely comfy beds, great little garden and huge outdoor spaces. Hope to visit again before too long.

May 2017

An excellent cottage in peaceful surroundings.

April 2017

we loved the privacy and the garden in particular. the bedrooms were very spacious and the cottage warm when weather cool.

September 2016

Charming, very well equipped cottage. Beautiful, secluded grounds. Owner was very welcoming but not at all intrusive. A lovely week.

August 2016

A lovely place very peaceful and a good location with plenty to do in the area

July 2016

Gorgeous garden to relax in. Friendly helpful owner.

June 2016

an extremely well presented and equipped cottage in a very peaceful location.

June 2016

Everything worked out very well

May 2016

For a second time we received a very warm welcome at this lovely property set in a peaceful walled garden. The house was spotless, comfortable and spacious and conveniently located, set in a very large parkland area we would roam in. We never normally go back to the same place but we couldn't resist returning to Fig Tree Cottage which more than lived up to our high expectations. New features made it even better than last time and the Owner is so very kind and helpful.

May 2016

Peaceful location. A very comfortable cottage.

March 2016

We spent a wonderful week at Fig Tree Cottage over Easter. Owner kindly provided a bike store and provided plenty of information about the local area/restaurants to help plan your stay. Recommend the Tarka Trail and Dartington Glass. Hope to return in the future. Grounds and private garden offer plenty of space for children and adults to explore and play.

September 2015

Beautiful cottage in a lovely location. Easily lived up to our expectations.

September 2015

This spotless cottage is superb, with huge grounds, a lovely walled garden, two nice bathrooms and enormous comfortable beds. The spacious and pleasant bedrooms have lots of wardrobe and drawer space. The very pleasant owner was extremely helpful without being intrusive. The location is quiet but well situated for many of the key places and beaches in Devon. We can't recommend it too highly. One of the very best cottages we have ever stayed in.

August 2015

This is a lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with a home from home feel, beautiful gardens to relax in. Good location especially if you are interested in visiting gardens as there are many excellent ones close by

August 2015

A cosy, well equipped cottage in a great location with a lovely garden and meadow.

July 2015

The cottage is every bit as lovely as the photos show. It is well decorated and furnished, with a well laid out and equipped kitchen, comfortable living room and spacious bedrooms (not to forget both bath and shower room). The owner was discreet, but attentive when we had cause to speak to him - nothing too much trouble. The land around of meadow and planted woodland was fun to explore for the children, and the walled garden a pleasant setting for the several barbecues we had during our stay. And apart from a tiny handful of passing cars and some grazing cows there was total silence, making possible the deepest of sleep. The owner even provided space in one of his out-houses for the four bicycles we brought with us.

July 2015

We were highly impressed with the professional service of the company and the high quality of Fig Tree Cottage. A lovely property that met all our advance expectations.We couldn't have wished for more- a peaceful location yet close enough to superb coastlines at Hartland, Baggy Point and Mortehoe. The walking was superb and the beaches fabulous. Loved the woodland attached to the cottage. Plentiful maps and guides if you didn't bring your own. We were made most welcome by the owner who visited at both ends of our stay

Loved Devon- a haven away from the M5!

February 2015

Very cosy and peaceful cottage. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would go back again.

September 2014

A lovely property in a beautifully quiet location the owner was very friendly although we didn't see him all week you would not be afraid to ask him if you needed anything.

The property is actually nicer than the pictures show - may be it's the atmosphere in the cottage which is homely. Everything was beautifully clean and well maintained.

July 2014

This cottage is superb. Home from home with everything you need for a self catering holiday . Beautifully maintained, wonderful outdoor area for both adults and children and great welcome from the lovely owner. Central for all North Devon villages and towns and good location to get to Croyde Bay, Woolacombe and Saunton sands. A gem of a cottage!

June 2014

A lovely and comfortable cottage on the edge of a pretty a village. We really enjoyed our stay here and it was perfect for what we needed.

June 2014

A quaint, cosy hideaway with a home-from-home feel set in a beautiful location.

June 2014

Would certainly book with Classic Cottages again, and would recommend Fig Tree cottage to friends and family.

August 2013

Quiet - would suggest more cutlery.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks for your review - the Owner has confirmed that following your suggestion, he's topped up the exisitng cutlery so that there is now three of everything for each guest. Tanya, Customer Support

July 2013

We appreciated the high quality of the cottage and the furnishings. A wonderful place to escape to. The walled garden was beautiful and the owners woodland was fun to explore.

April 2013

This is a lovely part of Devon with lots to see and do, for all ages.

Good walking from Appledore to Westward Ho!

Docton Mill is also a lovely spot to visit with very pretty gardens and a good cafe for cream teas!

Also, for the keen gardener Rosemoor is nearby, and well worth a visit.

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