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

1648

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

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The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dating back to the 15th century, this pub serves traditional grub for lunch and dinner.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2022

Great pub

Enjoyed good food and service - great pub!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Super pub

Excellent service and excellent pub grub.

Nearest beach

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

A great beach for children with acres of sand at low tide, shallow waters and usually calm seas. There are plenty of facilities nearby in the village. Dog restrictions apply so please check locally.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

October 2022

Very busy doggy beach

Nice beach but a little too busy for us. Great that it is dog friendly but I think everyone with dogs goes there. More dogs than people.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Instow beach

Instow beach is a lot more than 3/4ml on foot or by car from Appledore! And it is not walkable because there is a river in between!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2021

A dog’s paradise

We came in November and there were so many dogs and owners on the beach. My little dog was in her element.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2021

Great to visit whatever the weather

Great walks based around a village with good pubs, a fantastic deli (John's) and an amazing fish shack near the beach and car park The Glorious Oyster, serving great no fuss fish dishes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Instow John's deli near the beach

Great deli for picnic boxes, fresh crab sourdough roll. Amazing cakes


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

June 2021

John's of Instow

Chocolate brownies to die for. Melt In the mouth and very chocolatey.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. The trail will take you pretty much as far as you want to wander with easy flat paths and estuary views. Just watch out for cyclists, it's a popular route.

Nearest town

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

Also nearby

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

November 2023

Beautiful gardens

Amazing place to visit even in the rain!! Beautiful gardens, credit to the staff! We had lunch in the restaurant which was amazing too - well worth the visit!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2023

Fabulous place, outstanding gardens

A return visit for us.
An exceptional day out if you love nature and gardens. We were lucky our visit coincided with the Festival of Apples in October. Beautiful place and everything offered is of the highest standard.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Fanstastic

Spent the best part of the day exploring the walks around the estate and through the fabulous formal and informal gardens, plenty of seating in the grounds to appreciate the flowers, plants and trees, choice of refreshment options from snacks to restaurant, a very good shop and parking very easy, worth the effort to visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Gorgeous day out

As an RHS member and regular visit to Hyde Hall I’ve been keen to visit the other gardens so when on holiday nearby, a visit to Rosemoor was a must. It is truly fabulous, we visited on a beautiful, sunny, summer day so we saw it at it’s best but I can see how there is interest whatever time of year you visit.

The staff are friendly and we received a great welcome and explanation of the layout when we arrived, such a lovely touch.

The garden is split into two parts, Lady Anne’s garden which has beautiful trees and planting best seen at a gentle stroll and the more formal gardens laid our directly near the entrance which are also stunning. The cool garden was gorgeous especially on a hot day.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Stunning gardens

Beautiful selection of show gardens and fabulous fruit and vegetable gardens. Well worth a visit and a cream tea


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2021

Rosemoor RHS

Well worth a visit and 25 minutes from Forest View. Beautiful well kept gardens.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2021

Mr

Lovely


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2009

Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2008

Roses Galore!

The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

June 2019

You need to feel hungry before you call in here.

Fantastic small retro café serving hot and cold light meals along with cream teas to die for. Sit outside looking at the sea and town green on inside and wallow in an era gone by. Food excellent, portions enormous and staff were efficient and friendly.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

This traditional thatched village pub is packed with rustic charm. Aiming to serve mouth-watering food concocted from the best local produce, the Chichester Arms is a popular choice for those looking for good pub-grub at reasonable prices. Parking is available and there is outdoor seating for those sunny days.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2023

Best fish and chips

Had a great meal here, my husband said was best fish and chips he'd had in years, and I enjoyed the roast dinner.
Our dog thought it was great too!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2023

Great food

Super meals, very friendly.
Lovely atmosphere
Will be back


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2022

Friendly pub

Good food and service. Lovely old pub with lots of character. Not open Monday and Tuesdays


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2021

Great food and service

A very old but homely pub - great food - very big portions- varied menu and very friendly staff.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

March 2010

A traditonal thatched village pub with a good reputation for quality locally sourced food. A very good wine selection and local ales on tap. The pub suffered a fire in 2007 but has been sympathetically restored back to its former glory.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2022

Clean

Parking at this beach is £5 a day to pay for the toll road. From the car park, it is a short walk to the sandy, lifeguard patrolled beach. It is clean with decent waves for jumping and/or body boarding . Be warned that the tide comes in quickly and there is a warning tannoy giving all beachgoers 20 minutes to pack up and clear off! There is a good choice of places for lunch


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2022

Beautiful beach

A beautiful, slightly windswept beach. Brilliant for surfing or a walk, with a lovely beach cafe in the dunes. Although the access from a private toll road comes with a (fair) price, this is much easier than getting to the beach by parking in the town (which makes a slightly run-down and shabby impression). Great beach to spend half a day with a picnic!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The owners say to 'forget your troubles and relax in our charming inn' - what more invitation do you need? With a roaring winter fire, and beautiful summer beer garden overlooking the estuary, sup a real ale and enjoy 'good food, good beer and good cheer' at this 15th Century freehouse.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

February 2022

Amazing hospitality!

Would definitely recommend this pub, the locals, owners and staff are so friendly. The food is simply stunning and nothing was too much trouble. Dog friendly, large beer garden, roaring fire. What more could you ask for!

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