Waterside Cottage, Westleigh

Westleigh Nr. Instow, Coast

  • 3 Star
  • Special offer15% discount for week beginning 29th June

You can book this property from:

  • £279 per week
  • £40 per night
  • 3 Star
  • 4 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Pet
  • No WiFi
  • Private Parking


Nearby activities

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

Special Features

  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Private parking

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 2pm
  • Check out: 10am


Waterside Cottage sits in a row of 200-year old properties tucked away in the hamlet of Westleigh not far from the coastal village of Instow. The cottage is slap bang in the centre of Westleigh which, despite its modest size, boasts a popular inn and a 1,000-year-old church.

The cottage retains many charming original features and has two bedrooms, both with Victorian fireplaces. The double room has views over the estuary. There is a delightful front porch with a halo of pink roses. A cosy lounge has exposed ceiling timbers and an open fire. A walk along the front at nearby Instow 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. Westward Ho! is a short drive away. 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. A site of special scientific interest, it boasts sand dunes, salt marsh, grassland, rocky shore and is teeming with wildlife, including rare plants, insects, birds and stunningly vivid lichen. Venture a little further and you reach Barnstaple, which is the commericial and agricultural centre of North Devon. It is a charming place that comfortably blends a handsome past with an energetic, present-day buzz. It has a mix of cutting-edge retail outlets, long-established family owned stores and little boutiques


Ground floor:

Lounge/diner: TV, DVD player, CD player and open stone fireplace

Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine


First floor:

Bedroom 1: Double bed

Bedroom 2: Twin beds

Bathroom: Bath with shower over, toilet and washbasin


Pets: One dog welcome

Parking: Private parking for one car

Heating: Electric heating

Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)

Notes: Linen provided (towels provided from 13th April 2019). Wi-Fi available from 13th April 2019. No smoking at this property. High chair and travel cot are provided. Pay as you go phone

Beach: 1.25 miles Pub: 0.1 miles