Stars Cove

Instow, Coast

  • 3 Star Gold

You can book this property from:

  • £458 per week
  • £65 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sky TV
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath


  • Family friendly


  • Garden
  • Balcony
  • Private parking

Important - please note

House Rules

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


Due to Covid-19 this property will NOT be supplying bed linen and towels to guests during 2020 bookings - please bring your own.

Stars Cove is a delightful apartment overlooking the Taw and Torridge estuary. The beach is less than 100 yards from the front door, while the village of Instow is a short stroll. The property is on the top floor of a two storey detached building, and offers comfort and style in abundance having been recently refurbished for the 2019 season. The roomy open plan layout makes good use of the space with views across the water. Patio doors open on to a balcony complete garden furniture so you can enjoy al fresco dining with the estuary backdrop and views across to the historic ship-building port of Appledore. It is also a great spot to watch the sun go down over the river. From the lounge an arched opening leads to an up-to-date kitchen/diner. Two attractive bedrooms both have views of the mature gardens. An eye-catching, fully tiled black and white bathroom completes the accommodation. Guests enjoy shared use of landscaped grounds with lawns and shrubs. A walk along Instow 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 drive away is Westward Ho! It is the only place in Britain with an explanation mark in its name, but there's more to it than quirky grammar. Golden Bay beach is a long strip of sand backed by a pebble ridge. On the northern end, you can access the Northern Burrows, a scientifically important area which juts out into the mouth of the estuary. It boasts sand dunes, salt marsh, grassland, rocky shore and is teeming with wildlife


Internal stairs to first floor:

Lounge/kitchen/diner: TV, Sky+ package (not sport or films), DVD player and iPod docking station. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Twin beds.

Bathroom: Bath with hand held shower, toilet and washbasin

Pets: Sorry, no dogs

Parking: Allocated private parking for one car, further parking available

Garden/patio: Garden courtyard and patio furniture

Heating: Gas central heating

Short breaks: Not available

Notes: No Linen and towels provided, please bring your own ( duvet covers, pillow cases, bed sheets and towels, tea towels, hand towels). Unlimited Wi-Fi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. High chair is provided. Please bring your own cot

Beach: 0.1 miles Pub: 0.2 miles


Even though the property looks out on its view from between two other buildings, the view is still an absolute knock out, across the River Torridge estuary to Appledore. Just fabulous, at any state of the tide and at any time: morning, noon or night. You soon realise the benefit of one of the buildings in front that frames the view, too - it shelters the balcony from the prevailing southwesterly winds to make the balcony very useable (many's the time we've had a lovely balcony at a holiday property but it's been virtually unusable because of stiff breezes or wind). I know from talking to the owner that they've used the property themselves many times - and it really shows. The equipment left for our use in the flat is all useful That makes such a difference. With most properties we bring essential kitchen implements with us because you can't guarantee you'll have useful stuff supplied by the owners; with this one we don't need to take our own and we won't when we come back in the future...which we definitely will.

Mr Peter T,