When most people are asked to picture in their head the perfect Devon holiday cottage, they will see something very much like Inglenook Cottage, which very much looks the part and includes everything you could need on your holiday. Located in the beating heart of Instow surrounded by equally attractive properties, this charming cottage is a gem.
Oak beams and ledge and brace doors are among the traditional features along with, as the name suggests, an inglenook fireplace with a wood burning stove, giving the cottage a warm feeling and the promise of cosy nights in during the cooler months of the year. There is a well equipped modern kitchen with Butler sink and a quarry-tiled floor in the conservatory leads you out to sunny enclosed garden with views down to the sea over the estuary. There are two lovely bedrooms upstairs both served by a stunning family bathroom with a roll top bath.
A leisurely 20 minute stroll gets you to the beach and Marine Parade, which has a wide selection of pubs, restaurants, a delicatessen and the yacht club. Wander along its pretty front to drink in the views of the estuary or pause to admire the beachfront cricket ground and remarkable thatched pavilion – one of the oldest in the country. Given Instow’s position on the estuary, it’s no surprise that the big event of the year is a maritime one. The Appledore and Instow Regatta, first held in 1885, 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 walking and cycling paths and Instow is right on it. It follows the route of the old Southern Railway track which halted at Instow Station (amazingly it linked the village with Waterloo Station in London) before continuing on to Bideford. The bathing and surfing beaches of Westward Ho! Saunton, Croyde and Woolacombe are a short drive away
Lounge/diner: 32 inch Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, stereo and woodburning stove
Kitchen: Gas cooker, microwave, fridge and freezer
Outside utility room: Washing machine and tumble dryer
Bedroom 1: King sized bed
Bedroom 2: Twin beds
Bathroom: Roll top bath and mixer handset over bath, shower cubicle with power shower, toilet and washbasin
Pets: Two dogs welcome
Parking: Parking in nearby car park
Garden/patio: Garden with patio and picnic table
Heating: Gas central heating
Short breaks: Available all year round (but for specific dates only bookable within 2-8 weeks of the holiday start date)
Notes: Linen and towels are provided (please bring beach towels). Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Two highchairs, travel cot and a stairgate are provided. Complimentary logs. Payphone
Beach: 1 mile Pub: 1 mile
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Private parking
- Saturday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 1 mile to a pub
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- 1 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
- Tumble dryer
Lovely place where we could instantly relaxMr Jacob Fleming - 12th March 2019
This cottage really was a home from home. Cosy, comfortable, great size and location for exploring North Devon. Enclosed garden was great for our dog Flo, a curious Jack Russell!!! Everything was just perfect. One of the nicest cottages we’ve ever stayed in. We’ll be sure to return ... Miss Amanda Walters - 6th November 2017
the cottage was lovely and cosy, and had everything u needed for a self-catering holiday. lovely views from the conservatory. Mrs D May - 31st October 2017
Only that it is so cosy. We've been to Inglenook many times now, Lyn has a lovely welcome tray with tea, coffee, biscuits and milk. Thank you Lyn.Mrs S Wilkes - 18th September 2017
Fantastic property would definitely recommend Mr N Kirk - 28th August 2017
Our 2nd year at this cottage so I feel that says it all! Lovely cottage and location, so close to everything. Relaxing, comfortable and clean - a real home from home. Could have just stayed forever! Mrs D Hinton - 17th July 2017
Absolutely loved the cottage. Real homely feel and was sad to leave Mrs L Palmer - 24th April 2017
We have just booked Inglenook Cottage in Instow with Marsdens... Everything about the holiday surpasses all our wants, needs and expectations. The friendly Marsdens team really look after us, in particular Kate and Bianca.Mr C Scott - 26th February 2017
Excellent accommodation. Extremely well equipped. Good location, easy access to sea front, village and shops. Mr Paul Farrell - 23rd February 2017
Lovely cottage and great locationSarah Evans - 31st October 2016
Only to say what a cosy, homely cottage Inglenook is. We have been going for a few years now and absolutely love it.Mrs S Wilkes - 3rd October 2016
Beautiful cottage, very dog friendly! Would love to go back, enjoyed the view and log burner. Highly recommended property, very well cared for. Felt very relaxed and at home, hoping to go back soon.Mrs L Mulshaw - 29th August 2016
This cottage is perfect - a home from home literally, we loved our stay and our 2 boys didn't want to leave! Highly recommendedMrs Claire Huxter-Price - 21st February 2016
Lovely cottage. Very cosy. Very high standard and dog friendly. Would definitely recommendMrs A Capper - 10th February 2016
It is like home from home, such a comfy and homely cottage, we have yet to light that Inglenook fire as weather been so good when we have been, but - one day!Mrs S Wilkes - 6th October 2015
Inglenook Cottage is a very nice property in a lovely,quiet location. An easy walk into Instow for good restaurant and pubs. Cottage has all amenities needed for a comfortable stay.Miss Sue Chatfield - 27th July 2015
Lovely property (possibly the nicest cottage we have stayed in) in a good location.Miss J Francis - 29th June 2015
We really enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider going there again.Mrs L J Holton - 28th June 2015
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