Lovely lounge area
Light and bright lounge area
View from the sleeping area over the lounge
Split level studio living
Split level shows both areas
Contemporary living
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Dining area with doors to your small enclosed area
Let the outside in
Split level shower room
A short stroll to Instow beach
Watch the boats and world go by
Instow's shops and pubs are on hand
View towards the property
1 / 14  Lovely lounge area
2 / 14  Light and bright lounge area
3 / 14  View from the sleeping area over the lounge
4 / 14  Split level studio living
5 / 14  Split level shows both areas
6 / 14  Contemporary living
7 / 14  Cosy kitchen/dining area
8 / 14  Dining area with doors to your small enclosed area
9 / 14  Let the outside in
10 / 14  Split level shower room
11 / 14  A short stroll to Instow beach
12 / 14  Watch the boats and world go by
13 / 14  Instow's shops and pubs are on hand
14 / 14  View towards the property

Sandy Vista

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Newly refurbished in 2017 in the centre of Instow, perfect for couples
  • Contemporary, stylish and conveniently placed for the sand dunes and beach
  • Enjoy a day’s walking or cycling on the Tarka Trail, cycle hire available on the trail
  • Catch the passenger ferry over to the fishing village of Appledore (seasonal)
  • Walking distance of Instow’s shops, several pubs and restaurants
  • Enjoy a day exploring Tapeley Park and Gardens, Dartington Crystal or RHS Rosemoor
Property code: 54734

A perfect location to explore all that North Devon has to offer. The sandy estuary beach of Instow is just a short stroll to the end of the road, enjoy a drink or an ice cream.

This beautifully furnished, semi-detached property is the perfect setting for your next romantic getaway. Whether you are watching the sun go down over the estuary from one of Instow’s waterfront pubs – conveniently situated at the end of the lane – or taking a stroll hand in hand along the famous Tarka trail, make this charming cottage your base. With its underfloor heating, high ceilings and cosy lounge area you’re sure to feel right at home.

With its unique split-level layout this property, adjoined to the owners’ house, is simply charming. The kitchen/diner greets you with its contemporary-style decor and black stone flooring which carries on through to the spacious split-level shower room. It’s the neutral tones of the first floor however that make the studio-style bedroom/lounge area the choice for the evening. With oak flooring, and well-placed lighting and windows, the upstairs is bright and airy. At the entrance to the property you will find a utility room, perfect for cleaning those sandy shoes or mucky paws.

Instow is the perfect setting for a quiet getaway. With its choice of pubs and restaurants, walks and ice cream you’ll easily relax into its tranquil vibe. A 6-mile drive will take you across to Appledore; a quaint fishing village sitting just across the estuary where you can lose yourself amongst the cobbled backstreets. A ferry trip from Bideford, a town situated only 3 miles away will take you across to Lundy Island. Famous for its puffins, but host to an array of wildlife, this car-free island is well worth a visit.

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

  • Bedroom area with double bed
  • 1 shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Regret no infants or young children
  • Beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance
  • Storage for bicycles, canoes and surfboards available
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available


This property is personally managed by Vicky.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 13 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michelle 12th October 2019

A beautifully situated little apartment, well appointed and very comfortable. Owners friendly, nice people. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Elaine 7th September 2019

The cottage is in a wonderful location. Were in our seventies and found the property layout wasnt very good for us. E.g. having no upstairs loo and having to go downstairs for the loo in the middle of the night. Also, having to carry drinks upstairs. We felt the cottage was fairly well equipped. The owner was friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Amanda 13th July 2019

Fantastic little cottage ideal for us 2 adults and 2 dogs. Literally 2 mins walk from dog friendly beach and dog friendly pubs. Instow Arms pub give out free dog biscuits. Cottage owners very welcoming. So peaceful in the garden.

Reviewed by Sally 6th July 2019

Lovely stay at Sunny Vista and very helpful and friendly owners nothing was to much trouble ideal for the beach just and few yards away and good restaurants and pubs loved the area a lovely memory thank you

Reviewed by Keith 7th June 2019

A very nice property, dog safe, 2 minutes from sea front, very glad to have stayed here.

Reviewed by Bruce 11th May 2019

location is fantastic with easy access to the beach. Very friendly owners who are happy to either have a chat and impart local information or leave you to your devices. Local pubs extremely friendly especially for the dog.

Reviewed by Jo 4th May 2019

Clean modern cottage with everything you need for self catering. Friendly owner on hand if needed. Loved it.

Reviewed by Melanie 13th April 2019

Lovely property, beautifully presented, in a great location. Close to sandy beach, nice places to eat and very dog friendly. friendly hosts who respected our privacy.

Reviewed by Steve 31st March 2019

Ideal place and position for a break with dogs Great walks (even in the bad weather we had when we were there) Pubs (dog friendly) are only within a few steps of the property Beach just down the road (dog friendly)

Reviewed by Diana 15th March 2019

Very clean, comfortable and beautifully decorated accommodation. Private, with great location just off the sea front.

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Lovely lounge area
Light and bright lounge area
View from the sleeping area over the lounge
Split level studio living
Split level shows both areas
Contemporary living
Cosy kitchen/dining area
Dining area with doors to your small enclosed area
Let the outside in
Split level shower room
A short stroll to Instow beach
Show 2 moreWatch the boats and world go by


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