Fig Tree Cottage is tucked away in its own beautiful walled garden. The setting is exceptionally sheltered and private.
French windows from the living area open onto your sheltered patio, with the lovely garden beyond it.
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.
Looking towards the cottage from the top of the garden.
The kitchen is really well equipped to make this cottage a real home from home
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.
You can always find a sunny spot in this garden.
Guests can also stroll and picnic in the magical woodland here, with mown paths, open meadow areas and wonderful valley views.
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.
The twin 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.
Your have your own driveway through a stunning meadow and private parking.
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 and Instow face each other across the Torridge Estuary - these are both very popular for outings on the coast.
North Devon is renowned for its incredible miles and miles for all the family to enjoy. Great for surfing, kite surfing and walking.

Fig Tree Cottage

1648

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

7 Nights from £422 - £970

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

Nearest pub

Hunters Inn Pub (1 ¾ miles)

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

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (2 ¾ miles)

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.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail Westleigh (2 miles)

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

Instow (2 ¾ miles)

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
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

Mr Goetz 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

Miss Dance 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

Tea on the Green (4 ½ miles)

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
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams 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

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton 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

Mrs Selby 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!

RHS Rosemoor (5 ½ miles)

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 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

February 2009

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


Rated 4 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 4 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.

Instow Arms (2 ¾ miles)

Set in the beautiful coastal village of Instow and right on the waterfront with outstanding views across the estuary. You will find a variety of local ales and a menu offering locally sourced produce here.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Harris September 2013

Both people and dog friendly with excellent food!

We arrived at 6 on Thursday night and got a table - just! Very busy already, which is always a good sign. A really lovely restaurant/bar setting, many with window seats and views over the beautiful beach area. Dogs are allowed in the bar level (there's up and down stairs seating too) - it was one of the reasons we chose it. The waiting staff were absolutely top notch - really friendly and helpful. The choice of food was great, service was prompt and the food itself was really excellent (I heartily recommend the belly pork and stir fry- wow!). All in all, a great eatery and one that we couldn't find fault with. If you're in Instow (or the surrounding environs) take a trip to the Instow Arms and enjoy the hospitality and food at great value-for-money prices too!

Southdown Adventure (3 miles)

Quad biking, clay shooting and zorbing are some of the activities on offer here, guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Love this place!

Very friendly owner and staff. Had several quad biking sessions here which we've enjoyed every time. A great day out is to go here in the morning, pop up the road to the Laser Games and finish with a meal in the local pub in Newton Tracey...The Hunters Inn. Superb!!!

Appledore Instow Ferry (3 miles)

There has been a ferry here for many centuries, always providing a well used service. The ferry that runs today is community run and offers the chance to nip across theTaw and Torridge Estuary and explore both sides!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burgess April 2016

Don't miss out

This is a great little ferry, the kids loved going on it and so did the dad's nipping over to instow for a cheeky pint or two.

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