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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 4 reviews

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 7

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Redwing is a charming, well furnished 3 bedroom holiday house in the popular village of Instow. It is ideal for family holidays as well as a couple's weekend retreat. It is well situated within a short, level walk (no more than 10 minutes) of Instow's sandy beach, local shop/deli, pubs and restaurants.

It has outstanding views over the yacht club and out to sea from the front of the property and uninterrupted views over rolling fields from the back of the house and garden.

Redwing has been refurbished to a high standard combining attractive, period features with contemporary, practical living. Unlimited WiFi, SMART TV (with internet access) and a Nespresso machine are available for guests to use in the property.

Bideford is a 10 min drive with a market, good butcher, park and many pubs and cafes. It has a large Morrissons supermarket.

Barnstaple is a 20 min drive with all amenities of a larger town.

Size Sleeps up to 7, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Walking distance to Instow beach
Will consider Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 150 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Barnstaple 12 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, 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
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (5), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Further details outdoors

Parking is available in the parking lay-by next to the cottages.


We now have a permit for a parking space at the yacht club for guests to use. This is a 2 minute walk from Redwing.

Further details

Unlimited WiFi available in the house for guests to use. Nespresso coffee machine available for guests' use.

No smoking in the house.

Changeover day is Friday in peak season.

The Devon region

Instow is a glorious gem nestling in the crook of the North Devon coast. Situated on the Torridge estuary it provides a more sheltered sandy shoreline, ideal for family beach holidays as well as exhilarating water sports.


Within walking distance of the house, you can:

- enjoy Instow's safe, sandy beach with sand dunes and ice-cream/bucket and spade stall

- walk or cycle along the beautiful, coastal path - the Tarka Trail,

- sail, water-ski and canoe on the estuary (store your boat at the yacht club)

- visit the lovely pubs and restaurants in Instow

- buy delicious, local fish from the trawler on Fridays and Sundays

- visit the excellent local shop/deli/supermarket/bakery/post office with its fresh produce

- visit the local art gallery and monthly art exhibitions in the village hall

- watch the cricket at the glorious North Devon Cricket club overlooking the sea

For keen surfers or those looking to learn, the nearest surfing beach is Westward Ho! (no more than 10 minutes drive).

On the other side of the estuary, there are the well-known surf beaches of Saunton Sands, Croyde and Woolacombe. If you're looking for second hand wet suits for adults or children, try Tiki in Braunton which is hidden on Caen Street, off the main Braunton high street.

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16 Jul 2014


"Nice location - some concerns"

The house was reasonable for the price, although the neighbours proved to be the biggest negative. Whenever in the garden he was playing loud music (apparently attempting to annoy my wife and myself) … More

26 Mar 2014


"Perfect house in a great location"

We had a wonderful time at Redwing. The house is very comfortable and well-equipped. We particularly appreciated the delightful goodie basket on our arrival, especially the wine!Parking in the layby w… More

25 Sep 2012



Redwing Cottage is a lovely place to stay in the pretty village of Instow. Very well appointed and extremely comfortable, especially the beds! Nice back garden with a lovely decked area, views over the surrounding fields and with the sun rising in the morning a lovely place to sit and have breakfast. The cottage sleeps 7 and has every thing you could need for a stress free holiday, except wi-fi. On the edge of the villiage it is a 2 minute walk to the Tarka Trail and 3 minutes to the beach. Several good pubs doing excellent food within a short walking distance for those who don't fancy cooking! Also there is a brilliant local shop that sells everything you could possibly need. The only downside is it is on a main road with steep steps up to it which would make it difficult for people who are unfirm or disabled

Just to let you know Redwing now has unlimited Wi-Fi for all guests in the house.

28 May 2012


"Excellent location, well equipped and very comfortable."

This was our first time in Instow and we really enjoyed staying at Redwing. The house is well equipped, very comfortable and warm. It was also dog friendly! With the beach, general store, pubs and r… More

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Calendar last updated:20 Nov 2014

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