2 Bar View

Instow, North Devon Coast

  • 4 Star
  • In a most wonderful location overlooking the sand dunes and beach and offering lovely estuary and sea views. This deceptively spacious character cottage is furnished in a comfortable contemporary style whilst keeping some of the original character.
  • £- per week
  • £- per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 3 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


2 Bar View is a wonderful property in the most idyllic location just a few steps from the sandy beach at Instow with its delightful views across the estuary to Appledore. This lovely character cottage is deceptively spacious and being situated in a slightly elevated position enjoys good views over the sand dunes. Sea views can also be enjoyed from the first floor looking out towards the sand bar across the confluence of the Taw and Torridge estuaries. The cottage is of a high standard throughout with great attention to detail to ensure you will have a wonderful holiday experience.  On the ground floor a spacious and very comfortable lounge opens out into the garden and seems to bring the light of the beach and sea into the very heart of the cottage.  A high quality and well equipped kitchen and dining area is at the rear of the cottage and provides all you will need for preparing that special meal with friends and family or the space to plan the day ahead over breakfast.  A secret inner courtyard with seating is a little hidden gem and provides a quiet area for those who wish to relax and read. The first floor is bright and airy.  Sea views from the first floor Superking room provide a great vista on waking in the morning and a place for quiet contemplation. Three further attractive bedrooms including the master bedroom with ensuite facilities and a family bathroom are also on this floor.  The fully enclosed lawn garden has a large table and chairs for enjoying alfresco dining or for simply relaxing. Direct from garden, why not take a stroll along the esplanade or simply sit and revel in the picturesque scene of happy water sport enthusiasts kite surfing and canoeing or be mesmerised by the variety of sailing boats daintily bobbing on the gentle tide.  Children especially will love being so close to the beach where they can build sandcastles and palaces to their hearts content or climb the sand dunes simply for the joy of sliding back down. Sunsets at Instow can be quite amazing, especially whilst enjoying an evening drink or meal at one of the family friendly restaurants close by. A leisurely walk takes you to the award winning deli where you will find locally made produce. Their adjacent tea shop wickedly tempts you to a choice of homemade delights testing even the strongest of will-powers! During the summer a small passenger ferry runs across the estuary to the pretty fishing village of Appledore with its quaint cottages and colourful narrow streets. 

The cottage offers a truly warm welcome to families, groups of friends and those wishing to bring their four legged members of the family.  Opportunities for quiet relaxation, gentle walks or exhilarating activities are all on your doorstep. The Tarka Trail runs through the village and offers miles of traffic free cycleways and footpaths. Surfing at Westward Ho! just a 10 minute drive away is a must and there are plenty of surf schools offering lessons for all ages.  With family attractions such as the Big Sheep and The Milky Way for the young(and young at heart!) , beautiful gardens at Tapeley Park and RHS Gardens at Rosemoor as well as Dartington Crystal at Torrington all within a 30 minutes’ drive you will find it difficult choosing what you want to do!


Accommodation: Ground floor: Living room with TV, DVD CD and iPod Doc. Kitchen/dining room with range with 5 gas hobs and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, large fridge/freezer. Rear entrance/Utility area with washer/dryer. External inner courtyard. Separate WC with basin.  First Floor: Bedroom 1 with Super King zip 'n' link with option to twins on request and TV and sea views. Bedroom 2 with Twin. Bedroom 3 with single. Bedroom 4 with King and ensuite wet room with wc and basin.  Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH, Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. 2 pets welcome (£100 security deposit for 2nd pet). Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available. Garden furniture. No Barbeques permitted. Off road parking for 2 cars. Short breaks available. 3pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Friday


This was our fourth visit to 2 Bar View. As always, the house, the garden and location was a home-from-home holiday! We had a wonderful week, regardless of the rain and wind. Henry, the Labrador, now rather elderly, has a lovely time there. Many thanks to those who keep 2 Bar View so welcoming - we are already looking forward to next year!! ,

Mrs Kathleen B,

We all loved the property. It was in the best location for the beach. The owners had thought of everything in the way of equipment and little touches. We would certainly go again to this cottage and any of your other properties. The photographs are shown really well online which is a real plus point.

Mrs Margaret A,

We have stayed before and it is always lovely.

Mr Melvin D,

It was beautifully decorated, well equipped and spotlessly clean. It was ideally located for the beach and local facilities. Instow was a delight. Great holiday!

Mrs Ruth R,

We love this cottage, 2nd stay and will be back. Luxury and still dog friendly with everything thing you need. A real home from home and more. Thankyou.

Miss Susan C,

We have just returned home from a wonderful stay at 2 Bar View and wanted to thank you personally. It's our 2nd stay at the cottage and it's by far the best cottage we have stayed in. We previously visited with our old dog Barney but sadly it was his last holiday so some 3 years later we returned with our new dog Boris for his first holiday and had the best week!! My parents came along this time and totally loved it too. Some very special memories. We want to re book again. Thank you for letting us stay and for keeping it doggie friendly!!

Sue C,

2 Bar View has a fantastic location. Instow with it's year round dog friendly beach is a heaven for families or couples looking for a quiet, relaxed holiday.

Mr Ian C,

2 Bar View is a wonderful house , in excellent condition and with everything you need for a wonderful holiday. The location is just stunning.

Mr M S,