Flora Cottage

Instow, Coast

  • 4 Star

You can book this property from:

  • £395 per week
  • £56 per night
  • 4 Star


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Private parking


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 7:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Flora Cottage is a modern property overlooking the sand dunes and water at Instow.

Sleeping four people, it’s situated in a quiet cul-de-sac not far from the waterfront and has a lovely paved patio at the front. The lounge has a large window to the front, plenty of comfortable seating and an archway leading through into the modern kitchen/diner. An open staircase leads up to the first floor which has a double bedroom,  a second bedroom with 3ft single bed and additional 3ft single pullout bed (strictly by arrangement) to provide a compact twin room and a shower room. Flora Cottage is just a couple of minutes’ walk to the centre of Instow which lies within the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and the North Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Instow enjoys pretty views across the estuary and a walk along the front takes you past the beachfront cricket ground with its magnificent thatched pavilion, one of the oldest in the country. The big event of the year is Appledore and Instow Regatta. First held in 1885, it is a relaxed but competitive event that promotes old traditions of boat-building, while hosting lots of nautical fun and excitement. The Tarka Trail is one of the country’s longest traffic-free paths for walkers and cyclists and Instow is right on it. It follows the route of the old Southern Railway track which halted at Instow Station, linking the village with Waterloo Station in London. A short boat trip over the water takes you to Appledore which has a small range of pubs, shops and galleries. Historically celebrated for its artists and craftspeople the village now boasts an arts festival and the Appledore Crafts Company, an artist’s co-operative showcasing a broad range of arts and crafts from ceramics and photography to jewellery and painting. There are pleasant walks along the sunny, south-facing quay and along the river towards Bideford and Westward Ho! The surfing havens of Westward Ho! and Croyde, the bathing beaches of Saunton and Woolacombe and the famous RHS Garden Rosemoor are a short drive away.


Ground floor:

Lounge: TV, DVD and stereo

Kitchen/diner: Electric cooker, ceramic hob and extractor fan, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine

First floor:

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: With 3ft single bed and additional 3ft single pullout bed (strictly by arrangement) to provide a compact twin room

Shower room: Large walk-in shower, washbasin and toilet

Pets: Sorry, no pets

Parking: Private parking for 1 car at the rear of the property

Garden/Patio: Enclosed paved rear patio with garden furniture

Heating: Gas central heating

Short breaks: Not available

Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. This property can only accommodate 4 or 3 people plus a cot (not supplied).

Beach: 0.25 miles Pub: 0.25 miles


Flora Cottage was very homely and comfortable and we would certainly consider returning. The bedding and towels were really lovely, clean and crisp.

Mrs Joan H,

excellent property for the money.very close to the beach.

Mr Keith S,

A lovely cottage in a great location

Mr David J,