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View out to the private hot tub
Cosy and warm with the woodburner
Contemporary style and underfloor heating
You've arrived... lets celebrate
Relax and chill out
Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
Beautiful bedroom
Quality bed linen and towels
Spacious and sumptious bedroom
Stylish shower room with WC
Enjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub
Secure bike storage
Instow beach a short stroll
Front of the property
Enjoy the warm bubbles from the hot tub
Afternoon's spent in the garden
1 / 17  View out to the private hot tub
2 / 17  Cosy and warm with the woodburner
3 / 17  Contemporary style and underfloor heating
4 / 17  You've arrived... lets celebrate
5 / 17  Relax and chill out
6 / 17  Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
7 / 17  Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
8 / 17  Beautiful bedroom
9 / 17  Quality bed linen and towels
10 / 17  Spacious and sumptious bedroom
11 / 17  Stylish shower room with WC
12 / 17  Enjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub
13 / 17  Secure bike storage
14 / 17  Instow beach a short stroll
15 / 17  Front of the property
16 / 17  Enjoy the warm bubbles from the hot tub
17 / 17  Afternoon's spent in the garden

Quay Close Cottage

Instow, Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Contemporary, stylish and conveniently placed for a romantic coastal retreat
  • Enjoy a day’s walking or cycling on the Tarka Trail, cycle hire available locally
  • Conveniently located in the centre of Instow, walking distance of Instow’s shops, pubs and restaurants
Property code: 52974

Situated in the centre of Instow yet in a quiet cul-de-sac backing onto the Tarka Trail is this delightful cottage, ideal for couples. North Devon has much to see and for keen walkers and cyclists the cottage overlooks and is within minutes of the Tarka Trail which provides 21 miles of level, scenic and traffic-free cycling, and where bicycles can be hired. Barnstaple (North Devon's largest town) is less than five miles away and has a busy pannier market selling local Devon produce, a theatre, cinema and well-known fashion stores. In the evenings, you can relax in the private hot tub or stroll to one of the many local pubs serving food.

On entering through the front door through a convenient boot room, you enter a stylish and comfortable lounge with a comfy corner sofas where you can relax in front of the wood burner and watch the Smart TV or catch up on your favourite box-set. Walking through the lounge to the kitchen/diner, the kitchen area is equipped with an electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge with ice compartment. The dining area has a pretty dining table and leather chairs which look out onto the private patio area. At the other end of the cottage is a spacious bedroom with king-size bed which then leads through spacious shower room with shower and WC. 

Stepping outside from the kitchen/diner, three steps lead down to the sunny patio area overlooking the Tarka Trail with private hot tub, BBQ and garden furniture. Outside the rear door of the cottage is a yard equipped with a lockable bicycle shed and space to store surfboards. Parking can be found in the nearby car park or roadside parking subject to availability (There is also parking at a nearby pub on Marine Parade, courtesy of the Landlord) 

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Roadside parking or in nearby pay and display car park (There is also parking at a nearby pub on Marine Parade, courtesy of the Landlord) 
  • Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Arrival: 14:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 46 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cathy 2nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Karen 26th January 2024

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Set in a quiet location but within a couple of minutes walk of the estuary, the cottage has been tastefully restored & is clean & modern throughout. Well equipped with everything needed for a relaxing & homely stay with the log burner & hot tub making it perfect for a winter get away. The bed was comfy & the whole cottage was lovely & warm. The botRead moretle of bubbly left by the owner was a lovely & welcome touch. A great pub & deli within a 5 minute walk. Thoroughly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 19th January 2024

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Lovely cottage in a lovely area

Reviewed by malcolm 5th January 2024

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Reviewed by Julie 22nd December 2023

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We very much enjoyed our stay, hot tub was lovely to come back to after a long wet walk. Very good quality bed linen and towels and nice to have separate towels for the hot tub. Overall could not fault the attention to detail we had everything we could possibly need and the location was perfect.

Reviewed by Robert 13th November 2023

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Lovely cottage in a great location. Sadly there was a problem with both the hot tub and log burner but the owner was very helpful and both were fixed.

Reviewed by Trevor 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 14th October 2023

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Very nice cottage clean, warm & comfortable well equipped kitchen. Great for dogs and appreciated supply of dog bowls and towel . Great location and loved the glimpse of the river from the kitchen. Thanks for the fizz ! Carol , Jeremy & Henry.

Reviewed by Mary Lynn 22nd September 2023

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It was a lovely clean, cosy cottage with a very comfortable bed. It was in an excellent position for walking, enjoying the estuary/beach, ferry, shop, buses. All the places we ate at were excellent.

Reviewed by Stephen 15th September 2023

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Excellent couples get-away! Lots of lovely amenities for the dog. Hot tub and log fire provided the perfect solution for rainy days.

Reviewed by Anna 8th September 2023

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Lovely holiday, pub, beach and shop close by - parking available at the pub car park if you use the pub (which was no problem for us!) ferry to Appledore a great afternoon out. Highlight for us was Clovelly village trip. Loved walking on the beach every day. Cottage great location, very comfy bed, smart TV and hot tub a real bonus.

Reviewed by Tracey 1st September 2023

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Fantastic cottage and great location on the Tarka trail.

Reviewed by Sue 18th August 2023

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Well equipped cottage in a lovely quiet seaside dog friendly location. Only one very expensive shop in Instow but there are other supermarkets within a few miles drive. Local pubs all have a friendly atmosphere, dog friendly and good food.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th August 2023

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Excellent little cottage ideal for two adults and a dog , Ideally situated

Reviewed by Dawn 21st July 2023

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Lovely, cosy cottage where all home comforts have been thought of by the very diligent owners. Great location for a chilled out holiday. Instow is a charming, little place with several options to eat out, a short walk away from the cottage. In fact the Quay Inn is merely paces away! Would definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Andrew 14th July 2023

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Wonderful cottage in a fantastic location. Pubs and the beach right at the end of the road. Everything you could need is provided and the hot tub was great for relaxation. You can unload outside the cottage, but then park at the Quay pub car park just down the road Our dog loved her walks on the beach and most of the local pubs seemed to be dog friRead moreendly. Definitely recommend taking the ferry across to Appledore during your stay. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel 7th July 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 16th June 2023

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Was located in a lovely little area, very good for dogs, just enough space in cottage for two of us and our little dog who loved her stay. We loved the pub at end of road too!

Reviewed by Nicole 9th June 2023

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This property is extremely well located being a very short distance from the pub, The Quay Inn, the local shop and the beach where there are three other pubs/restaurants. Really well equipped cottage (hot tub, place for the dog to be washed down from the beach, all the kitchen utensils you'd need) and the perfect size for two people and a dog. Bed Read morevery comfortable and the area is extremely peaceful so we slept very well. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd June 2023

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Excellent cottage, it had everything we wanted on our 8 day stay, the bed was so comfy, hot tub a lovely touch, , kitchen and lounge, so spacious, we didn't use the BBQ but it was obviously brand new. The area, is lovely, with such friendly locals. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends. Good location to explore other area's Read moreas well, Appledore was a favourite for us. Lovely fish and chips at The Royal Plaice. Close second Clovelly, wow what a place. We will return!!! Hide

Reviewed by David 19th May 2023

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This is a lovely cottage situated right in the centre of everything you would need, from beaches to woodland walks, and even a little pub at the bottom of the road The Quay Inn, that also does great food.

Reviewed by Sarah 23rd April 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, clean, cosy and everything you could need has been thought of. Perfect location in Instow for a long walk up the beach and cheeky stop offs at the pubs on the way back. Highly recommend and will definitely return

Reviewed by malcolm 14th April 2023

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3rd visir to Quay Close Cottage. Great cottage great location really enjoyed and recommend Thankyou for a great stay

Reviewed by Fay 7th April 2023

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Fantastic short break at the cottage. Very cosy and had all we could want. Lovely log fire and jacuzzi and very comfy bed. Very close to all pubs and restaurants. Great walks with the dogs on the beach. Very friendly people. Would highly recommend a visit/stay. We parked the car and never used it again until our journey home. Just so relaxing!!!

Reviewed by Dean 20th March 2023

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An absolute joy of a cottage in a perfect position for exploring Instow and the area. We loved the hot tub and spent most evenings (even in the rain) enjoying it. It was spotless and very well appointed throughout we will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Jane 24th February 2023

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Great location for exploring North Devon. The Tarka Trail just behind the cottage great for cyclists and walkers. The cottage was clean and modern with a cosy feel to it. All linen was provided including towels and gowns for the hot tub. Four local pubs to choose from and a beach for the dog, all within 10 minutes walk. Easy access to bus routes anRead mored main roads. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 13th February 2023

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Great location, loved the hot tub and log burner! Instow was a pleasant find for us

Reviewed by malcolm 10th February 2023

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Enjoyed our second stay at Quay Close Cottage. Perfect for 2 people and dog friendly. Clean and comfortable and everything you need, excellent location and loved the fact you can look out of one window in the kitchen diner and see the countryside and out of the other the sea. Recommend the breakfast at the Quay Inn, 40yds down the lane. Close to niRead morece beach and eateries. Ticked all the boxes for us and thankyou. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 13th January 2023

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We stayed last January & I thought my husband had reviewed the cottage but hadnt. Anyway we had a lovely comfortable stay & the hot tub was amazing! Views of the Tarka trail out of the back windows & sea view from the kitchen. Wash down area through the courtyard door for your dog & even food bowls etc. Great log burner & you can buy logs at the shRead moreop 5 minutes walk away. The pub nearest to you does lovely food & is also dog friendly. We will definitely go back. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 29th December 2022

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Lovely cottage and the owners are always very prompt and helpful

Reviewed by Carol 22nd December 2022

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Lovely cottage situated close to the beach

Reviewed by malcolm 18th November 2022

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Really enjoyed our stay at Quay Close Cottage, ticked all the boxes for cleanliness, comfort and location. Great couples retreat and thoroughly recommend. Thankyou for a great stay

Reviewed by Lesley 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Ragnhild 14th October 2022

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We enjoyed our week and were very comfortable in the cottage. Well kitted out kitchen, comfortable bed and sofa. Loved the little garden area with hot tub. Perfect location from which to explore this part of Devon and easy access to beach and the Tarka Trail not to forget the lovely pub at the end of the lane. Never has washing up been such a lovelRead morey task while enjoying the fabulous view of the estuary. We would recommend booking this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Alice 30th September 2022

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Reviewed by Angela 23rd September 2022

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Perfection can't wait to return next year.

Reviewed by Keith 16th September 2022

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Hot Tub needs checking more often as the day will left it was murky.

Reviewed by Sarah 9th September 2022

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A very lovely cottage with everything you need. Close to everything.

Reviewed by Leanne 19th August 2022

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A lovely cottage in Instow, tucked away near the seafront. The hot tube was a welcomed evening event where after you have enjoyed the sights of North Devon you can ease those legs to take on more adventures the next day. We were lucky enough to have a clear night on our last night and we could see so many stars! Great place that welcomes dogs and cRead moreozy wood burner facility. The kitchen had most items you would need and the bathroom shower was nice and hot. What more could you want :) Hide

Reviewed by Lindsay 29th July 2022

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An absolutely wonderful base to explore North Devon . Location of the cottage in Instow is superb, views when washing up so lovely we hardly used the dishwasher! Fantastic walks , great places to eat and drink and very friendly locals . Hot tub and view second to none , I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to my family and friends.

Reviewed by Julie 17th June 2022

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Cottage in a lovely location and parking was easy in the pub car park .

Reviewed by Catherine 30th May 2022

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Reviewed by Deborah 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Desmond 22nd April 2022

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Great site, just round the corner from the beach. Comfortable, clean and tidy, well appointed & everything worked; what more could you ask for?

Reviewed by Nicole 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 22nd February 2022

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This cottage is the perfect bolt hole for a couple with a furry friend! It is split into separate rooms so you don't need to have the dogs with you all the time, there is a separate entrance and cleaning area for them and you are less than five minutes from the beach. From a human perspective, the cottage is clean and comfortable with all the immenRead moreities you could want. Parking is a couple of minutes away and there are 3 pubs close by which serve delicious food. Highly recommend for a few nights. Hide

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View out to the private hot tub
Cosy and warm with the woodburner
Contemporary style and underfloor heating
You've arrived... lets celebrate
Relax and chill out
Enjoy breakfast in the sunny kitchen/diner
Views look out onto the adjacent Tarka Trail
Beautiful bedroom
Quality bed linen and towels
Spacious and sumptious bedroom
Stylish shower room with WC
Show 5 moreEnjoy a BBQ and a dip in the hot tub

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