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Beautiful 3 Bedroom Cottage, Close To Waterfront In Charming Coastal Village

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Sleeps 6, Wonderful Facilities, Perfect For Enjoying The North Devon Coast

Dot’s cottage is situated mid-way down Bridge Lane, a quiet road with little passing traffic leading down to the waterfront. On entering the front door there is a roomy lobby with plenty of hanging space for coats, as well as storage for hats, gloves, shoes etc. The lobby opens into a bright, newly furnished living room which has a dining area at one end. Both areas offer clean, modern, functional living space. From the living room you enter the sunny kitchen which is well equipped with a breakfast table, brand new appliances and views out onto the pretty cottage garden, stocked with flowers and shrubs. The kitchen door allows access into the garden, at the end of which there is a lockable shed for storage. There is a bbq and garden furniture, allowing you to enjoy the beautiful location. From the front lobby the stairs lead up to the main bedroom which has plenty of clothes storage and allows spectacular views of the estuary. The second bedroom, like the first, has a king-size bed, with the added attraction of an en-suite toilet and washbasin. The third bedroom has spacious, adult-size bunk beds. On the landing there is a large integral cupboard which provides ample storage. The family bathroom is light and sunny with an l-shaped bath and shower. The property has free wi-fi access, a mains supply smoke alarm and a brand new heating system. Dot's Cottage does not have off street parking but the village car park is 100 meters away plus there is street parking at both ends of Bridge Lane. We are sorry but we don't allow pets or smoking.


More Details

Emma Lange
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2018

About Emma Lange

We grew up in North Devon. Although we now live in the Midlands we still think of North Devon as home. Whenever possible we love to get down to Dot's Cottage to unwind and enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer.

Emma Lange purchased this cottage in 2013


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Bideford in Instow

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The bathroom has an L-shaped bath with powerful shower.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - Large sturdy bunk bed to sleep 2
  • The main bedroom has a king size double bed. The view is across the estuary towards Bideford. The second bedroom again has a king size double bed with an en-suite toilet and wash basin.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Instow is a very special little coastal village in a very beautiful county. Dot's Cottage is our special home from home where we go to relax and have fun.


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average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Family booking

  • 5 of 5

5 of us stayed over the Easter weekend. Absolutely loved the cottage. Decorated and furnished to a high standard. Owners were on hand for us when the heating didn’t come on. Lovely village, would love to return and stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

Instow was a lovely village from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Dot's Cottage was a perfect place to stay, very well equipped, nicely decorated and clean. A peaceful location. To be recommended: John's of Instow - more than just a village shop (just a 2 minute walk away), the bus service, cycling along the Tarka Trail.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: September 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Clean and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a wonderful week here. Cottage has been beautifully refurbished with all modern conveniences. Very well situated. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed exploring the area. Would certainly recommend, and would not hesitate to return.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic property, high standard, superb location

  • 5 of 5

My daughter and I enjoyed a really relaxing long weekend in Instow. Dot's Cottage has been beautifully refurbished to the highest possible standard, whilst retaining its character and charm. On arrival this beautiful house was clean, comfortable and offered all modern facilities. It was spacious, thoughtfully decorated and provided everything we needed for a relaxing holiday.

The location was perfect with the beach, harbour and ferry all just a pleasant stroll away. Johns' Supermarket sold everything we needed and was just at the end of the road. A selection of bars and restaurants were also within easy walking distance.

We would highly recommend this excellent property to anyone looking for a relaxing break in an idyllic setting. Just perfect. We're looking forward to returning soon.

  • Review Submitted: 16-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
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Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Exeter Airport, 1hour 15 minutes Drive
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
The Bar, Instow, 1 minute walk
Nearest Ferry
50 Metres
Little ferry to Appledore in summer
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Royal North Devon 15 minutes, Saunton 25 minutes
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Barnstaple, 15 minutes drive, regular buses
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
North Devon Link Road A361, 2 minutes drive
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
The Moorings
Nearest Beach
100 Metres
Instow Beach, 1 minute walk
Car: not necessary

Dot's Cottage is situated at the heart of beautiful Instow. Instow is a thriving village, located at the mouth of the Torridge estuary where the River Taw and River Torridge meet. It enjoys a picturesque view across the water to Appledore and then more far-reaching views out to Lundy Island and the open sea.

The enchanting sea front with its pretty promenade has two pubs as well as two bars with restaurants; a great village shop containing a deli, a butcher and post office; a yacht club and an art gallery. The famous Tarka Trail, running through Instow, is ideal for walkers and bike riders. In fact, the area is surrounded by many great walks, with Exmoor, Dartmoor and Cornwall all within reach. Instow boasts two beautiful sandy beaches with dunes which can either be places for family activity, or places to simply rest, watch the boats and enjoy the charming views. At the bottom of Bridge Lane is a small quay. From here, a little summertime ferry takes pedestrians across to Appledore during high tides.

If you enjoy cricket, The North Devon Cricket Club with its thatched roof nestles between the two beaches and is one of the most beautiful grounds in the country.

North Devon offers almost every outdoor activity you could imagine. Perhaps it is most famous for its excellent surfing, with nearby Westward Ho, as well as Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough just across the estuary. Beginner golfers may enjoy the nearby Portmore facilities but more experienced golfers will face the challenges of England's oldest course at Royal North Devon or the two world ranked courses at Saunton. The Milky Way adventure parc, the Big Sheep and The Ultimate Adventure Center are just examples of the many nearby family fun places that can entertain younger visitors.

Instow is such a stunning place, offering so much to do and so many places to explore. There are National Trust properties such as Arlington Court to visit, and RHS properties such as Rosemoor and Docton Mill within easy reach. Young or old, active or leisurely, Instow promises something for everyone.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Bideford, Devon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
31 Mar 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 12 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Prices include all bed linen, bath towels, tea towels and cleaning costs. Arrival day is generally Saturday and you can gain access to the cottage from 3pm. Please vacate the cottage by 10am. There is a strict No Pets/No Smoking policy. The cottage is furnished to a high standard. We kindly ask guests to take the best care possible of our home.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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