Welcome to The Old Stables.
The beautiful sitting-room on the first floor has spectacular views and a Juliet balcony.
The fully equipped kitchen with the perfectly placed wood-burner.
The main en suite bedroom on the ground floor.
A room that will not fail to impress.
Relax, you are on holiday.
The 'zip and link' bedroom on the first floor, the perfect place to recharge.
No detail has been overlooked!
The kitchen /diner has a lovely coastal theme.
From the decking area you can enjoy yet more views as the sun sets.
The main bedroom on the ground floor. This room also has an en suite shower-room.
The en suite shower-room to the main bedroom.
The formal dining area sits central to the house with stairs up to the first floor.
A room that will hold that magic WOW moment!
Views and a beautifully styled house await your arrival.
Time to sit and relax!
The balcony gives you yet another stunning view!
A glass of something chilled as you watch the world go by.
Holiday vibes!
The door leads out on to the landing where you can find the 'zip and link' bedroom as well as the shower-room.
The first floor shower-room.
Lovely touches throughout.
Style and sophistication throughout each room.
Breakfast in bed?
Time to plan another day out!
The dressing area and beautiful furnishings.
Simply beautiful!
Time to sit back and enjoy and an al fresco evening meal.
A spot on sunbathing can also be enjoyed before heading to the beach!
Appledore is a lovely Devonshire village and just a short car journey away.
A match at the local cricket club in full swing.
Miles of sandy beach waiting to be explored.
Charming Clovelly has quaint cobbled streets and pretty cottages.
Sit by the harbour at Clovelly and admire the view.
Catch the ferry from the Quay and enjoy a day at Lundy Island.
Westward Ho! has a beautiful beach.
The pretty market town of Barnstaple.
Have a day of adventure at North Devon Wake Park where you can wakeboard, paddle board or enjoy the giant aquapark!

The Old Stables


2.7 miles NE of Bideford / Sleeps 4 + cot

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7 Nights from £700

The Old Stables is an effortlessly beautiful and stylish north Devon retreat situated in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Instow. Relax and unwind in this immaculate home that has been styled and furnished to offer a sense of calm, further enhanced by sea views and the light that floods through the windows on both levels.

Situated in the heart of this attractive village with its golden sandy beach, deli, shop, pubs and restaurants all within walking distance, The Old Stables is not only the perfect destination for a family holiday but makes a beautiful couple's retreat too.

Once discovered you will head back to The Old Stables year after year!

The house has a lovely flow and has been fully refurbished to the highest standard, making the most of the beautiful location. You will spend many happy hours looking out across the sea and one of the best positions will be at the Juliet balcony in the spacious sitting-room. Split over two levels, this fabulous space has a Smart TV and those all-important sofas to relax into after a beach day.

The heart of the house has to be the fully equipped kitchen/diner which has a wonderful log-burner for those chillier mornings and yet another window that looks out towards the estuary. This really is a house that makes the most of all the views!

There are two spacious and beautifully furnished bedrooms with hotel-standard linens and super comfy beds. The main bedroom on the ground floor not only has an en suite shower-room with under-floor heating but a window that allows you to soak in the view each morning from the luxurious king-size bed.

Upstairs you'll find the second bedroom with 'zip and link' beds that offer the flexibility of either twin 3' beds or a super-king size double should you prefer. The shower-room is also positioned on the landing just outside this room.

Al fresco living from the raised deck area means you can enjoy the pretty village of Instow as you tuck into a barbecue or sip a glass of something chilled! Meanwhile the lawn area is ideal for a spot of sunbathing or a competitive game of swing ball before heading out for a walk along the promenade.

The Old Stables also has the bonus of not only a private parking space but a garage, which provides the perfect storage option for all the beach gear or walking kit. The garage is a little on the narrow side so would only be an option for a small car if requiring a second space.

No matter the season The Old Stables is luxury retreat with no detail overlooked, this a home that will allow you to make precious holiday memories whilst enjoying all that north Devon has to offer!

Instow is ideally situated near many of north Devon's attractions so you will never be bored. For those looking for a glimpse of the past, explore the village of Clovelly, a beautiful working fishing village less than 15 miles away. You can also set sail to Lundy from Bideford quay, a truly magical day that all the family will remember.

Make use of the property's garage and take to the Tarka Trail, that literally runs along the path outside the house, on two wheels. A seasonal ferry takes day trippers across to Appledore and back, and there are miles of jaw-dropping coastline to explore. Visit the local deli and stock up on fresh goods for the ideal picnic. There are some great beaches for you to explore with Instow beach on your doorstep or drive the five miles to Westward Ho! - in truth when it comes to beaches you will be spoilt for choice in north Devon.

Ground Floor


Kitchen/Diner with induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher and wood-burner


Separate WC and wash-basin

Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5') and en suite Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

First Floor

Sitting-room with Smart TV, ornamental wood-burner and balcony

Bedroom 2 with 'zip and link' (super-king or twin) beds

Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin

Outside Access to

Garage with fridge, freezer and tumble-drier

Please note the wood-burner in the sitting-room is ornamental and not to be used. The garage is suitable for a small car only due to both its size and the access. Please note the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property. However there are a number of charging points locally.


  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair-gate
  • Arrive/Depart Friday
  • Short breaks available
  • Wood-burner/Open fire
  • Garage for 1 small car and private parking for 1 car
  • WiFi
  • No smoking
  • Pub 350 yds
  • Garden furniture and barbecue
  • Full gas-fired CH (partial under-floor)