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 £530

Lovely cottage, had all the amenities needed and more, really comfortable beds and so clean and tidy. The weather was a bit miserable so couldn't make full use of the garden, meadow and woodland so will try and come back another year.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thanks so much for sharing your review - we'll hope for better weather when you return! Tanya, Customer Support

Fig tree cottage was very spacious, the walled garden was delightful & a real sun trap.

Fig tree cottage is a lovely place to stay, the peace and quiet of the countryside but only a short drive to the coast. This is the second visit for us, and we enjoyed our stay just relaxing and not doing a lot.

Fig Tree Cottage is a perfect peaceful rural retreat ideal as a getaway after a days hustle and bustle on the beach or Exmoor. It’s close and convenient to town, Instow and beaches but the private garden gives you space to relax and unwind. The birdsong in the mornings was amazing.

An excellent property with all that is needed for a comfortable self catered holiday, the owner was friendly and helpful. The holiday was away from it all so some Devon lease to encounter but only 10 min utes from Barnstaple with all the necessary facilities. This is the sort of place we would return to.

Fig Tree cottage is a beautiful place to stay. It is very well equipped and immaculately clean. It has a beautiful enclosed private garden as well as access to woodlands and open lawned area. The location is ideal for exploring the area as it is rural but only 10 mins to the estuary at Instow and 20 mins to the coast. We would highly recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a holiday in a fantastic, peaceful location.

Very well equipped and comfortable, ideal for a relaxing stay.

This is a beautiful cottage a real credit to its owners. It has everything you could possibly need and is decorated to an extremely high standard. A great base for exploring the North Devon coast. Would highly recommend.

Fig Tree Cottage is a perfect place for families and couples alike. If you want peace and quiet in a beautiful setting then you’ll love this cottage. The garden, woodland and open space around the cottage make it extra special. Towns, villages and places of interest are all within easy reach by car.

Brilliant holiday cottage, one of the best we've stayed in.

A lovely cottage in tranquil position just off a quiet, country lane. It was exactly what "it said on the "tin" with 2 large bedrooms, a bathroom and a shower room providing plenty of space for 4 people. The spacious garden was completely enclosed, sheltered and private. A great base for a holiday.

Cosy comfy beds. Excellent facilities. Light bright and clean.

Absolutely loved this cottage in such a beautiful peaceful setting. Would not hesitate to recommend. We loved our visits to RHS Rosemoor and Tapeley Hall, which was fantastic value for money, with beautiful gardens and interesting history.

We really enjoyed our second stay at Fig Tree Cottage; lovely walled garden, comfy beds and beautiful surroundings. The children loved the new swing in the grounds!

We really enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location, and the walled garden was beautiful and completely private. Staying at such a well equipped cottage with everything we could need, bar food and personal toiletries, was a real treat, and we did feel spoilt. We would very happily return.

We had a very warm welcome by Ken, the owner, who was happy to help in any way needed. The cottage was excellent and very well equipped. We have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to anyone who wants to be deep in the Devon countryside and very quiet, other than birdsong and the occasional pheasant! Clear nights meant star gazing was a delight too.

A peaceful, cosy and well equipped holiday bolthole. Away from busy roads, near to Bideford with independent shops and craft shops. Fabulous area for gardens, especially Arlington Court with its formal and parkland garden, Knighthayes with walled garden. Had breakfast outside most days,ideal patio area for drinking coffee and reading. Beautiful bed linen, lovely shower. Everything you need for a relaxing break.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Fig Tree Cottage; it was very well equipped, comfortable and peaceful.

Beautiful cottage, private garden within large grounds that we could explore. Clean and comfortable. All we needed and a very helpful owner. Thank you.

We had a lovely time at Fig Tree Cottage. It is very homely and thoughtfully laid out. The cottage was well equipped and all our needs were catered for. Thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet.

The peace and tranquility and so quiet it's lovely.

Lovely enclosed garden and it was nice to explore the wider grounds. A very comfortable little cottage in beautiful surroundings.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We are really happy that you enjoyed Fig Tree Cottage, especially enjoying the garden. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

We loved Fig Tree Cottage, it was a beautiful, very comfortable and well equipped, clean cottage. From the lounge we could see into the walled garden and were delighted to have pheasants and squirrels visiting us. We enjoyed the peace and quiet. The only person we saw all week was Ken, the friendly owner, who came over just to check that everything was ok. The cottage was remote and peaceful but not too far from Bideford or Barnstaple. A good location to explore North Devon and Exmoor. Despite the weather we all had a most enjoyable holiday and would not hesitate to book again.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for your lovely review for Fig Tree Cottage. It is a lovely to read that you had visits from the local wildlife! We hope that you had some great days out exploring North Devon and Exmoor. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Sarah, Customer Support

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

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Home from home - could easily live there!

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

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.

An excellent cottage in peaceful surroundings.

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

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

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

Gorgeous garden to relax in. Friendly helpful owner.

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

Everything worked out very well

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.

Peaceful location. A very comfortable cottage.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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!

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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