Just steps from the beautiful sandy beach in the north Devon coastal resort of Instow, 2 Bar View, an attractive period cottage, is the perfect base for a family holiday. The house is a deceptively spacious top quality property, set back from the little coastal road, with views across to the sand dunes and, from the large master bedroom, of the sea. The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Braunton Burrows is in sight just across the estuary and on a clear day Lundy Island can be seen beyond. This beautifully presented cottage has a large sitting-room, a contemporary kitchen and dining-room with bi-fold doors to a 'secret' inner courtyard and four lovely bedrooms - one en-suite - plus a great family bathroom. From the enclosed garden, steps lead down to off road parking for two cars.
The sandy beach is wonderful for children to play on as even at high tide there is plenty of sand. At low tide the sea leaves some lovely shallow pools. The estuary attracts sailors, canoeists and anglers. The most famous surfing beaches in this area are at Croyde and Woolacombe a short drive away, and kite surfing is very popular at Westward Ho!. Passing through the village, the traffic-free Tarka Trail offers walkers and cyclists a fantastic facility on the doorstep. There is a little seasonal ferry from Instow across the estuary to Appledore where there is a fabulous deli/cafe – there is a sister deli in Instow – and several tempting galleries to choose holiday treats from. Out-of-season this location is a paradise for dog owners and in high season there is a dog-friendly section of beach.
Entrance hall with washing machine
Kitchen/Dining-room with dual fuel cooker (gas hob, electric oven), microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and iPod dock
Sitting-room with TV, DVD player and iPod dock
Separate WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5'), iPod dock and en suite Wet-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 2 with ‘zip and link’ (super-king or twin) beds and TV
Bedroom 3 with twin beds (3')
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Please don't let excited children rush across the road to the beach without supervision.
- Dogs welcome (1 only)
- Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 2 cars
- Telephone (incoming only)
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
2 Bar View is a beautifully presented period house with the sand dunes and beach just a few steps away across Marine Parade.
Instow is a really attractive coastal village on the Torridge Estuary, with long sandy beaches for all the family to enjoy.
A lovely bright and spacious living room faces towards the front of the house with its enclosed garden and of course the dunes, beach and sea just steps away.
There is a wonderfully sociable kitchen/dining-room, equipped with all that you could possibly need for your family holiday.
This is the amazing beach and sea view from the master bedroom windows.
This is the seafront along the coastal road, Marine Parade, at Instow. 2 Bar View is just around the left-hand corner.
There are a table and chairs on the patio at the front of the property for eating outside
There is a little inner courtyard with bi-fold doors opening from the kitchen.
The kitchen is separated from the dining-area with its clever and functional design.
Open the bi-fold doors right up so that the kitchen and courtyard become one sociable extended space.
The dining-area is at the far end of the kitchen and there is comfortable seating for the seven guests that the house accommodates.
The master bedroom is at the sea-face of the house, with dual-aspect sash windows looking right out to sea.
The master bedroom can be made up as twin beds or as a super-king size double bed on request.
What a place to start your day! With amazing sea views from the master bedroom windows.
Lovely art work adorns the walls making 2 Bar View a very welcoming and cheerful place to stay.
There is real attention to detail throughout the house.
This is the en suite double bedroom at the inland end of the house.
The en suite has a great wet-room style shower tucked around the corner.
There is a bright and cheerful twin bedroom.
Another view of the twin bedroom with its seaside colours.
This room is just right for a seaside holiday!
This is the single bedroom - another friendly and welcoming room.
The first floor landing runs the length of the house linking all the bedrooms.
There is a large family bathroom.
So useful to have the option of a bath or a shower.
More fun to add to a happy stay.
This is the inland facing side of the house - you can park right outside the door if you wish to enter this way.
Most guests park at the seaward face of the house, on Marine Parade, where there is parking for two cars side by side as in this photograph.
The wonderful sandy beach within steps of your holiday home.
You can sit out on the patio at the front of the house looking out towards the beach across the enclosed garden.
Relax and unwind in this special location.