Moonstone is a beautifully presented detached single-storey cottage with an enclosed patio and the bonus of two lovely meadows if you bring a dog.
This is the beach at nearby Instow, a great place for long walks and it is dog-friendly all year round.
This is Milo, who lives on site with the owners,  showing off the wonderful space that your four-legged friends will have.
Your welcome treats here are exceptional and will make you feel at home as soon as you walk in.
The open plan living, dining, kitchen area opens onto one of the two outside areas that are dedicated to Moonstone.
The cottage is very light and welcoming. With the choice of a two seater sofa and comfortable armchair.
The dining-table is at the back of the room but of course you can eat outside in the sunshine too.
The bedroom is beautifully presented.
The bedroom windows look out onto your patio.
This is the bathroom, offering the option of both a bath and a shower.
There is a useful utility-area as you come into the cottage.  Great for your walking boots and for drying off the dog.
Moonstone is a perfect bolthole, peaceful, beautifully presented and with paddocks to walk in as well as the enclosed courtyard garden.
Here is another view of the paddocks, a fantastic area for exercising your dog.
Appledore and Instow face each other across the River Torridge as it meets the sea.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site at Braunton Burrows - 1000 hectares of sand dunes leading to the three mile long beach.

Moonstone

1980

3.7 miles SE of Clovelly / Sleeps 2 + cot*

7 Nights from £324 - £640

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

Nearest pub

The Hoops Inn (1 ¼ miles)

A traditional part thatched pub set in eight acres of landscaped grounds. You'll find cozy inglenooks and a blazing fire in winter and out door seating for al fresco dining in summer. The menu is created using local, seasonal produce.

Nearest beach

Westward Ho! Beach (7 miles)

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
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

the pier house

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


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby 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

Miss Morgan 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

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann 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.

Nearest walk

Bucks Mills to Clovelly Walk (1 ½ miles)

A lovely walk (described on the Web site) which takes you through woodland and along footpaths to the coastal path and stunning views of Clovelly.

Nearest town

Clovelly (3 ¾ miles)

A beautiful, unspoilt fishing village enveloped in green countryside. From Clovelly it is easy to take a boat trip across to Lundy Island, a pristine little wilderness just off the coast. Unusually, this village is privately owned and has a modest entrance fee to help maintain its upkeep.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Historical but a bit of a rip off?

We visited Clovelly as they were promoting their crab and lobster festival. Great we thought - some lovely local produce to sample. We joined a large queue to pay £5.95 to get in to the village. That was a surprise. We walked the half-mile down an extremely steep and cobbled slope to the quay which had a handful of tiny stalls selling cupcakes, stir fry and local crafts. No lovely local crab or lobster in sight. It's a tiny place so became packed very quickly and made it difficult to get around. We left pretty quickly.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Wonderful day out, fantastic cliff top walks with stunning views. Village was delightful - well worth the climb! Good cream teas and lovely harbour.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Simon Tregoning July 2008

Beautiful but steep

A chocolate box seaside village that tumbles down the hill to the sea.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (6 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!

The Old Smithy (6 ½ miles)

Once the local blacksmiths, this friendly local now hosts monthly folk nights. Drop in for a bite to eat in the beer garden or enjoy a pint of real ale in front of the log fire.

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

Mrs Shippam September 2014

Fantastic country pub with friendly staff, great food and a lovely garden.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Williams October 2013

Excellent food (beef and chorizo burger was a joy) and very welcoming to us and our four month old daughter. Friendly people and the beer selection looked frustratingly good but I was unfortunately driving. I will definitely go again next time I'm in the area. Real pub, real ale, proper food and friendly people...how a pub should be.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Benning May 2012

Visit the Welcombe Pottery around lunchtime and stay for a meal at the quirky, retro and very child friendly Old Smithy Inn: good value, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Great to find a proper, country pub that serves good beer, good food AND genuinely likes children!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Quirky little pub, nice local feel. Decent food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Murray July 2010

Fantastic rustic pub

Fantastic rustic pub, great food. A really chilled out place. Nice garden area to sit outside. Children's menu. 2 real fires in winter. 5 min drive from Welcombe Mouth beach - our favourite watering hole!

RHS Rosemoor (8 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.

The Big Sheep (5 miles)

Lots to do here, from feeding lambs and watching sheepdog trials to pony and tractor rides.

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

Mrs Selby October 2014

Much, much more than sheep!

There really is something for the whole family at The Big Sheep. Sheep racing, dog trials, sheep shearing, train rides, swan pedaloes, horse riding, pedal go karts, trampolines, indoor soft play with giant slides, outdoor laser tag all year round, archery tag in the summer, giant swing, great cafe and seasonal events.....!! We never get bored of this adventure park. Its reasonably priced, great fun and well organised.

Mad Hatters Restaurant (1 ¼ miles)

A restaurant set within the Merry Harriers garden centre. Call in for breakfast (every day apart from Sunday) and lunch. The carvery is well worth a visit but it is advisable to book.

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