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Seaside Cottage, Close To Shop, Beach, Pub



Updated: 01-Dec-2016
Cottage in Instow, Nr. Bideford, Devon, England - Ideal Cottage For Families With Young Children, Within 100 Yards Of Beach And Shops

200 year old seaside cottage, in a quiet North Devon village. Situated within 40 yards of the sea front, with a small enclosed garden, with sand-pit. Ideal for small children, also good for sailors, golfers, surfers, walkers or fishermen.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the Owner

Bruce and Sue Tulloh are both natives of North Devon. They have three children and seven grandchildren, which means that the cottage is often occupied during school holidays. Bruce is a retired teacher and is also actively involved in coaching runners, while Sue plays golf at Westward Ho!

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Speaks English, French, Italian

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From the Owner

North Devon is where we spent our childhood, so we wanted to have a holiday home near to our parents. We love the scenery, the coast, Exmoor, and the towns - Bideford and Barnstaple.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : The Quay Inn at 40 Metres Nearest Ferry : to Appledore at 200 Metres Nearest Golf : Westward Ho! at 7 Kilometres Nearest Train : Barnstaple at 10 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : M5 at 70 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : The Boathouse at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Instow at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Sailing is available at the North Devon Yacht Club, 200 yards away. Surfing is 10 minutes away, at Westward Ho!

Cricket at NDCC, 1 mile.

Excellent beach for running.

Old railway line is excellent for safe walking and cycling


The sandy beach and the dunes are ideal for children, only 300 yards from the cottage. The sailing club is 200 yards away. Excellent surfing at Westward Ho! only 4 miles.


Exeter airport is 45 miles. Train station with excellent bus connections is at Barnstaple. Buses run past the cottage every 15 minutes.


Bideford 3 miles, Barnstaple 6 miles.

Further Details:

The village has four good pubs with restaurants. Swimming pool at Northam (4M) and cinema at Barnstaple.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 May 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Jul 2017 - 29 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 30 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Please enquire.

Changeover Day:
Saturday preferred, but we are flexible.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

There is always something to do. In the summer there is sailing, golf, surfing, prawning. When it is less sunny we go for walks on Exmoor or cycle on the Tarka Trail. The beach and the sand dunes are a constant source of enjoyment for children.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Tiled bathroom with bath, shower (instant hot water), WC, basin and shaver point.


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main bedroom has a double bed, dressing table, chest of drawers, hanging space, and the two twin bedrooms have chest of drawers and mirrors. There is also a folding cot.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Use of the sail loft subject to negotiation. Outside: Small enclosed lawn with seating, sand-pit. Utility Room: Washing machine, dryer and central heating boiler. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All sheets, Duvet covers and towels supplied for lets of 5 days or longer. Other: The sail loft has a shower room, wc and basin, with 4 beds, suitable for children or pirates.

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