This is the view of the cottage from the top of its private and sheltered garden.
The patio is a great sun-trap and with the French windows wide open the light fills the living-room. You can see the walled garden beyond
The ground floor is a cheerful open plan layout, with steps down to the kitchen area.
Looking out from the living area to the patio and your own walled garden - the private parking area is just beyond.
The kitchen is really well equipped to make this cottage a real home from home
So if you decide to eat in you will find all that you need.
Another view across the kitchen showing the couple of steps up to the living area. This is a really spacious room.
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.
Morning tea in this cheerful cottage is a great way to start the day before setting out to explore.
There is plenty of room for the dining table and there is a lovely table outside too.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are on the first floor. This is the master bedroom with its super-king size bed.
The master bedroom has high beamed ceilings and plenty of storage space.
As well as being dual aspect there is also a skylight so this room is lovely and bright.
You can have the luxury of lying in bed watching TV !
This is the shower room next to the master bedroom.
This bedroom has 'zip and link' beds and so can be made up as twins or as a 6ft double.
The bathroom is next to the twin bedroom.
The grounds surrounding Fig Tree Cottage are very peaceful - you are welcome to explore the woodland and to enjoy the meadow.
Appledore and Instow face each other across the Torridge Estuary - these are both very popular for outings on the coast.
An atmospheric view over Saunton Sands.
North Devon is renowned for its incredible miles and miles for all the family to enjoy. Great for surfing, kite surfing and walking.
There are five amazing acres of meadow and woodland for you to explore and enjoy. Ideal for lazy picnics if you decide not to go out for the day.
There are wide grassy paths mown for you through the woodland.
You drive up to the cottage through this meadow.  The pond is quite deep and this is the reason for the child age restriction.
Find a peaceful bench with valley views and spend some 'you' time switching off from the pressures of daily life.

Fig Tree Cottage


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

7 Nights from £422 - £970

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 too! 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 double bed (6') and TV

Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (6' double or twin) beds and TV

Bathroom with bath, WC and wash-basin

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin


  • Regret 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