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The Anchorage - Instow

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 14
Bedrooms 7
Bathrooms 8
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Positioned right on the quayside in charming village of Instow with stunning river views, best enjoyed from the lounge
  • Spacious and stylish period home for large parties sleeping 15 with 7 bedrooms, benefitting from ample on-site parking, 50 inch Smart TV with Sky and Wi-Fi
  • Private hot tub, enclosed safe rear garden and BBQ perfect for lazy summer afternoons
  • Easy 2-minute walk to a sandy beach, other well-known beaches within easy reach. Walking/cycling on the traffic free Tarka Trail opposite the property
  • Downstairs games room with 3 in 1 games table with pool, table tennis and air hockey as well as an Xbox – perfect for a rainy day or evening entertainment
Property code: THEAN

This spectacular holiday home combines period charm with a fantastic location overlooking the river and just a short walk from Instow beach and all the village has to offer.

This enormous, breathtaking, period property located in the coastal village of Instow is a sensational holiday destination for large families or groups. Able to sleep 15 guests, the property offers plenty of space, fantastic views and a touch of elegance to any stay. Enjoy a drink on the balcony and absorb the estuary views or fire up the BBQ for a big feast in the vast back garden. Once the kids are in bed you can jump in the private hot tub for a well-deserved soak!

 

Elegantly decorated, this beautiful house maintains a fine balance of new and old, with a particular focus on original features such as bay windows and wooden floors. The spacious lounge greets you on the first floor, perfect spots for relaxing after returning from an evening out. Alternatively, if you'd prefer to stay in and cook, the bright and vibrant kitchen provides a happy place to cook up a storm. The dining room adds an element of splendour to the property – a large table with 16 leather chairs means there is more than enough room for everyone to eat together! There is also a games room perfect for all to enjoy. Bedrooms are split across the upper three floors in the form of one king-size, one family room with a king-size and single bed, one family room with a double and a single bed, one double, two twins and a single.

 

With so many of you holidaying together, a beach day is probably in order. Instow beach is a 400-metre walk away whereas Westward Ho!, famous for its golden sands and surf conditions, is a 5-mile drive away. If you like to eat out, the closest pub is 600 metres away and there is also an oyster shack nearby if you want to sample the local seafood.

  • 7 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 family room with a king-size and a single bed, 1 family room with a double and a single bed, 1 double, 2 twins and 1 single - each with TV
  • 8 bathrooms - 3 bathrooms with WC and 5 shower rooms with WC, and a useful separate WC
  • Double range style oven and separate single oven, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave and separate built-in wine fridge
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in utility room
  • 50-inch Smart TV in lounge with SKY and Wi-Fi
  • Games room with Table Football, Pool, Air Hockey, Table Tennis and a TV with Wii and Xbox games consoles
  • Enclosed patio with private hot tub, steps to large patio and lawn with seating and BBQ
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Beach 200 yards, shops and pubs within 100 yards

Jolie Cleave

This property is personally managed by Jolie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steven 3rd September 2021

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A lovely home in a delightful sea front location. A good base from which to explore areas of North Devon.

Reviewed by Alison 27th August 2021

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Great location and a lovely big property. Instow beach is great for cricket and football

Reviewed by Tim 20th August 2021

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Just returned from a wonderful stay with extended family at The Anchorage at Instow. Accommodation is excellent, although if you plan to use the top 2 bedrooms be aware that the stairs leading up to them are very steep (old servants quarters!) All of our group enjoyed a comfortable stay, making full use of the hot tub, BBQ and games room. Instow isRead more a good base for exploring the local area and the property is seconds from the Tarka Trail and a sandy beach.Several good pubs within walking distance Hide

Reviewed by Chris 23rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 16th July 2021

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It was all great we had to go and buy fans as it was so hot but I know we had exceptional weather

Reviewed by Debbie 9th July 2021

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Great accommodation, really enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Laura 18th June 2021

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We had a lovely weeks stay. The size of the house is great. Great location. Great views. Comfortable rooms. Host attentive and contactable. Hot tub and bbq a great addition. Garden steps quite steep but handrail to support. Had everything you needed. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Brian 12th April 2021

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Reviewed by Sophie 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 11th September 2020

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Views over the estuary were lovely, this house is a haven, away from dogs which are Instow in abundance but not allowed in the Anchorage. If you are a sports fan, SKY Sports is available. Local pubs are good and bust stops are nearby. I have trouble with my lags so the long flat marine walk was heaven sent. We loved this place and the communicationRead mores with the owner were excellent. Hide

Reviewed by Janet 28th August 2020

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Very comfortable house in perfect location. Suited us perfectly

Reviewed by Trevor 14th August 2020

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The Anchorage is not a cottage, but a big house on the waterfront at Instow. It easily coped with the 11 people we had on our holiday. The kitchen/dining room was well appointed. TVs in most bedrooms. The house was within 20 yards of part of the Tarka Trail. Great for walking or cycling. The big sandy beach is 200 yards walk along the very quiet roRead moread through Instow. The hot tub in the back yard was extensively used by some of our party. Hide

Reviewed by Jessica 7th August 2020

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Fabulous location, so great to be able to walk to the lovely beach and the shop/deli. And fantastic views. The house is great, plenty big enough and really well stocked. Really helpful owners. We had a couple of small issues and they were sorted straight away. A couple of people got splinters on the handrail up to the garden... it was replaced thatRead more day! Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Helen 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Adrian 24th July 2020

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 10th July 2020

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Perfect location in a quiet part of the North Devon coast but with easy access to many locations. Spacious well equipped house, spotlessly clean. Ideal for families.

Reviewed by Inga 17th January 2020

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Excellent facilities and a fabulous location. Well equipped kitchen, loads of bathrooms and spectacular views from the front of the house. Lying on my bed watching the sun set over the estuary was a particular treat (and the sun shone every day!!!)

Reviewed by Karen 10th January 2020

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We were a party of 15 mixed ages teenagers and adults ...celebrating my 50th.. the location is beautiful ( definitely coming back in the summer) the was house was prefect everything we needed for the weekend and the hot tub was a big hit with everyone..

Reviewed by Peter 13th December 2019

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Wonderful location and property close to amenities. Some great pubs with good food. Good walks close by. Only gripe would be the low shower pressure in some rooms but if you can live that for a week or so then you will have a lovely break.

Reviewed by Claire 8th November 2019

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This is an amazing house for a large family /friends gathering. It's position is wonderful, close to the beach, restaurants and pubs. It is beautifully clean, comfortable and has everything you could need in the kitchen. The hot tub was a lovely treat.

Reviewed by Caroline 13th September 2019

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This house is in the perfect location with easy access to sea, shops and pubs, lovely walks and lots of attractions to suit everyone on the doorstep. There was loads of room for our group of old University flatmates with families celebrating our 60th birthday year.We can thoroughly recommend this house.

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