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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
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

A perfect location to explore all that North Devon offers. The sandy estuary beach of Instow is just a short stroll, enjoy a drink or ice cream or sit and watch the sailing boats.

This cosy cottage situated close to the golden sands of Instow beach is a fantastic, coastal escape for couples. Bring your bikes, or hire locally, and explore North Devon on two wheels via the Tarka Trail. After a long day cycling, relax on the patio where you can fire up the BBQ and, after eating, treat yourself to a dip in the private hot tub. When the sun sets retreat inside to the lounge where you can warm up in front of the welcoming wood burner.

When you step through the front door of Quay Close Cottage you’ll be immediately greeted by a contemporary and chic lounge. The corner sofa offers plenty of room for both of you to sit back and unwind in front of the wood burner, and there's also enough room for your four-legged friend to join you. A bright and airy kitchen is well-equipped for two and contains a dining area which looks out onto the patio. Catch the last of the rays in the patio area as you sip bubbly in your very own private hot tub.

The glorious Instow beach, one of the area's most popular dog walking locations, is a 500-metre walk away. Similarly popular with dog walkers, as well as surfers and families, is Westward Ho! beach which is 5 miles from the cottage. If you do decide to go for a bike ride, join the Tarka Trail and head east towards the local market town of Barnstaple (6 miles) or, slightly closer, Fremington Quay (4 miles) which has a cafe situated on the trail.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels 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) 
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Smart TV in lounge

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mariea 2nd July 2021

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Loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. Fabulous location right next to the beach which is a doggy paradise. Spotlessly clean on arrival and fully equipped with everything you may need. I would stay again!

Reviewed by Mark 25th June 2021

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We had a great week at Quay Cottage, on arrival the property was extremely clean and the position was ideal, although no parking is available at the property this was not a problem as we got parked in the pub car park as suggested by the owners. Instow is a lovely location and we spend most days either on the beach walking the dog or eating and driRead morenking at the local restaurants and pubs, it is also well placed for visiting other places in the area. The hot tub was a great addition to. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Julia 11th June 2021

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Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, in a lovely position in the centre of Instow, just a couple of minutes walk to the beach. The owners provided us with lots of useful information prior to our visit. Parking was not an issue, we left our car in the pub car park with no problems. The hot tub was fab, overlooking the Tarka Trail. The cottage had everyRead morething we needed and more, what a lovely touch leaving a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge for our arrival. We will definitely be returning. Hide

Reviewed by Gayle 28th May 2021

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We have just returned from a wonderful week away at Quay Cottage. From the moment you walk in theres a real lovely feel, cosy, romantic & immaculately clean. So much attention to detail has been put in by the owners from lovely treat containers to store your Pooches favourite munchies to wonderful smelling soaps left on folded robes & the wood burnRead moreer although we didnt use it due to warm weather is a real beautiful centre piece in the lounge area. Will definitely re-book in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Beverley 21st May 2021

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Lovely cottage in a prime position in Instow. The cottage was immaculate and the hot tub is in a secluded courtyard so you have total privacy. The back courtyard is ideal for letting the dog out to do what dogs have to do! We had no issues parking our car at the Quay Inn pub which is about 100 yards away. Instow itself has 4 lovely pubs all servingRead more great food. The beach which is a 2 minute walk away is a doggy paradise. Part of the Tarka Trail is a one minute walk away . Fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Lee 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Clive 16th April 2021

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Reviewed by Kirsty 12th April 2021

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The cottage was wonderfully appointed and extremely clean. We loved the views and the fact that we were so close to the beach. Top class....we will return!

Reviewed by Julie 30th December 2020

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We have had an excellent stay at Quay Cottage over New Year. The accommodation was beautifully decorated and catered for all of our needs, it was warm with the fire burner, cosy and comfortable. The cottage had everything we could want and catered for the needs of our two French Bulldogs also. The attention to detail by the owners allowed us to havRead moree an amazing break in fantastic surroundings and situated in a ideal location close to all amenities. We will be booking again to return. Hide

Reviewed by Kerrie-Ann 21st December 2020

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Such a lovely place to stay. The cottage was homely, stylishly decorated and really well equipped. When we first entered the cottage we both commented on the high standard of cleaning which had taken place for our arrival. The hot tub was an added bonus and the location was excellent. You can see the river from the kitchen window and it was a shortRead more stroll to a nearby pub and shop. We would definitely stay here again. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 3rd December 2020

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This is our 4th time here. We love it. Perfect cottage. Perfect location. Brilliant pubs on hand. All dog friendly. Such a great time.

Reviewed by Ruth 30th October 2020

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Wonderful little cottage in a fabulous location. Well equipped; a little home from home!

Reviewed by stephen 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Zandra 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Dawn 18th September 2020

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Well positioned cottage for the Tarka trail and the beach of Instow, close to shops, restaurants and public houses. All facilities that you would require for your break were available including a hot tub. Nice decor throughout and very comfortable and clean.

Reviewed by Julie 7th August 2020

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Location good in Instow / parking as previous reviews is in pub car park if you can get in or pay car park at 6 day. The property is dog friendly and shows as dogs hair appears everywhere, which if your a dog owner you probably live with, so beware if you are not. The property has a problem with damp as the bedroom/bathroom smell particularly mustyRead more / frowsty, we didn't even unpack our clothes and use the wardrobe and chest of drawers because the smell was so bad ! I would not recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 17th July 2020

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Just back from 2 weeks at Quay cottage and the lovely location of Instow. The cottage is lovely and well located to explore the area with the Tarka trail on its doorstep. We didn't enjoy walking on the trail due to the huge amount of bicycles that use it. The cottage is lovely and the hot tub is great to relax in with a glass of Prosecco. The ownerRead more Michael is a very nice chap and nothing was too much trouble for him. Would definitely recommend this property. Hide

Reviewed by Rachel 4th July 2020

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Wonderful cottage, very comfortable with all the amenities you'd need for a week away - including a hot tub! Perfect location to enjoy Instow's pubs, beach walks, and the Tarka Trail. Our third trip and not our last!

Reviewed by Laila J 13th March 2020

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A wonderful cottage in a perfect location. We loved the private hot tub after long days cycling. Beautifully equipped kitchen, imma Ulster bathroom and very comfortable bed. Great pub two minute walk away!

Reviewed by Lyn 6th March 2020

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Clean, comfortable cottage within walking distance of all necessary facilities.

Reviewed by Amanda 20th February 2020

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Quay Close Cottage is a very quaint and cosy cottage well equipped with everything you would need for a relaxing stay. Log fire and hot tub was a welcome addition to our stay and what beautiful walks near by myself, my husband and my two dogs thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to a return in the future.

Reviewed by James 3rd January 2020

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Reviewed by Robert 5th December 2019

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Reviewed by Jane 26th October 2019

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Reviewed by Helen 5th October 2019

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What a wonderful place! We could see the beach and the Tarka Trail from the cottage - the location was perfect. Having a hot tub to come back to after a long walk was very welcome, and the little touches such as a bottle of Prosecco chilling in the fridge on arrival and little guest soaps add a feel of luxury. The cottage was stylish, beautifully fRead moreinished and spotlessly clean. Instow itself is the perfect location to just get away from it all and incredibly dog friendly with a lovely large beach Hide

Reviewed by Francis 27th September 2019

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A smashing place to stay. Comfortable and cosy and as we stayed in October, central heating most welcome. Good places in Instow to eat and lovely flat walking, straight from the cottage.

Reviewed by Debbie 20th September 2019

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Fantastic little cottage very well equipped. Only slightly got downside is the lack of parking near the cottage.

Reviewed by Michelle 6th September 2019

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Reviewed by Karis 16th August 2019

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Absolutely lovely cottage, perfect location and greeted with a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge and handmade soaps on the bed. Very comfortable. Gardens quite small for our dog but lots of walks nearby. Dont worry about packing hairdryer, iron etc as theres everything you need already there. Looking forward to our next visit.

Reviewed by Jayne 9th August 2019

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A perfect location and a beautifully appointed holiday cottage with a beautiful stretch of beach right at the end of the lane, where you can also take the dog. It was an impressively clean beach. Parking was not an issue- used the Old Quay Inn car park and left our registration number with the proprietor. We loved the area and the cottage.

Reviewed by Elaine 19th July 2019

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Great location, easy to get to, a few minutes to the beach from the cottage. Loved the hot tub, very private. Would love to go back again.

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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
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Location

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