Cottage / 5 bedrooms / sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Sandpipers is a pretty 5 bedroom cottage in the North Devon seaside village of Instow.

Outstanding views across the Taw and Torridge estuary and just 200m from Instow's large dog friendly beach.

The house has two good size double rooms (one en suite), a smaller twin room and two rooms with built in cabin bunk beds for children. Downstairs is open plan with french doors that fold right back to open on to a terrace.

Sandpipers has been decorated to a high standard with Oak flooring throughout, a wet room, Bose speakers, CD / DVD and digital television system.

Size Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms
Nearest beach 200 m
Will consider House swap
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 40 km, Nearest railway: Barnstaple 10 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Bunk Beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Range cooker, two fridges, refridgerator, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Open plan living area with french doors that fold back extending on top a large decked terrace

Further details outdoors

A good sized enclosed, lawned garden.

Huge sandy beach, great pubs and restaurants. The estuary is perfect for many watersports (sailing, canoeing etc)

The village has two restaurants, two pubs, an art gallery and a very good deli / mini supermarket.

Great surfing nearby at Croyde, Saunton and Westward Ho!

Walking and cycling on the Tarka trail (which is at the bottom of the garden) and Exmoor.

Further details

Rental is from Friday to Friday.

The Devon region

Instow is on the North Devon coast and is to the west of Exmoor. It has a great record for sunny days. There is a huge amount to do nearby, including cycling on the Tarka trail (at the bottom of the garden), surfing, sailing and fabulous walking.


Instow is a gem of a village. It has a huge sandy beach that stretches for miles at low tide. Even at the height of the summer the beach never gets crowded. The village is at the mouth of the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet. In the summer there is a little ferry boat that runs across to Appledore on the other side.There is great sailing (racing on Dart 15 catamarans) at the North Devon Yacht club, cycling on the Tarka trail, two good pubs (the Wayfarer and The Bar) and two very good restaurants (The Boathouse and Decks) , a small family run hotel , beach volleyball, waterskiing in the estuary. We love the rock pooling and surfing / kite surfing at Westward Ho! Within a short drive there are fabulous walks along the coast to Cornwall , Exmoor National park, as well as beaches and surfing at Croyde and Woolacombe, etc etc.

Barnstaple is 8 miles away with its famous pannier market and has a theatre, swimmimg pools, ten pin bowling etc. Bideford is a pretty town 3 miles away on the other side of the river and has a large supermarket.

Well worth visiting/doing are:

Bideford and Barnstaple Pannier Farmers Markets, National Trust coastal path,Tarka Trail cycling,Exmoor national park, Rock pooling ,Appledore Arts Festival, Surfing at Saunton and Croyde (20mins)