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Holiday cottages in Instow, Devon

SS4730 : Appledore : River Torridge & Instow ScenerySS4730 : View of Instow  from AppledoreSS4730 : Commodore Hotel, InstowSS4730 : A site alongside the B3233 in Instow acquired by Chichester DevelopmentsSS4730 : Terraced houses, InstowSS4730 : Stone ornament
Instow is a wonderfully charming holiday cottage destination. It has a lovely beach overlooking Appledore enjoying one one the prettiest views on the north coast of Devon. The village has an award winning local shop (shop of the year 2014) and 4 great restaurants & pubs where you can enjoy a great night out. There are loads of choice cottages in the village from small fisherman’s cottages to large 10 bedroom houses with panoramic views out to sea.

If activities are your thing then look no further for the great beaches of Croyde, Saunton or Westward Hi are a 15 minute drive away and if you have your own equipment you always see Kite surfers, Windsurfers SUPs & kayaks heading around the estuary. There is a great ferry running 3 hours either side of high tide giving access to Appledore which has more pubs and restaurants and a really good chippy!

Instow is a picturesque fishing village that has been welcoming holiday-makers since Victorian times. Perfect for walkers or cyclists, the village is part of the Tarka Trail, a 30 mile traffic-free route that takes in many small hamlets, wildlife habitats and other places of interest.

The village itself sits on the confluence between the Taw and the Torridge rivers and leads down to a sandy beach which is ideal for wind-surfing and other water-sport activities. On the opposite side of the Torridge is the village of Appledore and during the summer months a ferry is available to take visitors across the river. Both Instow and Appledore are characteristic Devonshire villages with pretty fisherman’s cottages and cosy inns sitting alongside a selection of restaurants, craft shops and galleries.

SS4730 : Instow Parish Hall (Rifle Hall) behind Molland's Garage, Quay Lane, Instow

Not far from Instow, visitors can explore the gardens at Tapeley House or stroll around the National Trust property at Arlington Court. Nature enthusiasts can view all manner of bird-life at the Isley Marsh RSPB Reserve. Indeed, Instow is at the centre of a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, which ensures that its natural beauty will be preserved for generations to come.

SS4730 : A site alongside the B3233 in Instow acquired by Chichester Developments