Instow is a really attractive coastal village on the Torridge Estuary, with long sandy beaches for all the family to enjoy.
2 Bar View is a beautifully presented period house with the sand dunes and beach just a few steps away across Marine Parade.
The spacious sea facing living-room in this lovely holiday home opens out onto the enclosed garden.
The kitchen is separated from the dining-area with  its clever and functional design.
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.
There is a wonderfully sociable kitchen/dining-room, equipped with all that you could possibly need for your family holiday.
There is a little inner courtyard with bi-fold doors opening from the kitchen.
Looking across the living room all the way down through to the kitchen to the left and the courtyard to the right.
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!
Lovely art work adorns the walls making 2 Bar View a very welcoming and cheerful place to stay.
This is 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 Owners even provide deck chairs and buckets and spades to take across the road to the beach.
This is the seafront along the coastal road, Marine Parade, at Instow. 2 Bar View is just around the left-hand corner.
2 Bar View is the second cottage from the right, taken from the sand dunes.
Relax and unwind in this special location.

2 Bar View

2521

Instow / Sleeps 7 + cot

7 Nights from £708 - £1941

Nearest pub

Instow Arms (150 yards)

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!

Nearest beach

Instow Beach (¼ mile)

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 Instow (¼ mile)

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Park in the Instow car park (fee paying) and pick up the trail along Marine Parade. 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. Take a look at the AA link for route details.

Nearest town

Instow (¼ mile)

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 (2 ¾ 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!

Appledore Instow Ferry (½ mile)

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

Mr 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.

Westward Arms (2 ¾ miles)

With stunning views across the bay, this pub offers a warm welcome and a seasonal menu using locally sourced produce. Children are made especially welcome with their own menu to choose from and regular live music takes place.

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

Miss Taylor September 2016

country cousins

Fabulous restaurant in Westward ho serving traditional food .... Lots of it and excellent value. Really friendly staff too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby September 2013

Westward Arms restaurant and cafe in Westward Ho!

Superb food, extensive menu including plenty for children. Friendly, fun atmosphere. Regular live music. A spectacular view over Westward Ho! beach.

Westward Ho! Beach (2 ½ 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.

The Square Studio (1 ¾ miles)

A quaint arts and crafts shop offering locally produced goods. Arts and crafts workshops are available, contact the studio for further details.

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

Mrs Selby May 2012

A real gem of a craft shop well worth a visit!

I visited the Square Studio to purchase a couple of birthday gifts for friends and ended up coming away with more!! What an amazing showcase of local talent. Beautifully presented shop with very reasonably priced unique items you really want to buy. I look forward to visiting again and would definitely consider one of their craft workshops when I next visit. What a fun and different activity to do on holiday! Can't wait to go back!

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