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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
Lounge/diner: TV, DVD player, CD player and open stone fireplace
Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
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 but no towels. No Wi-Fi. 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
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Pet allowed
- Private parking
- Saturday changeover
- 1 Bathroom
- Bed linen provided
- 0.1 mile to a pub
- Travel cot available
- 1.25 miles from the coast
- Open fire/woodburner
- Washing machine
Have been twice to this property, enjoyed both stays, can really recommend this property, within easy walking distance of very good eateriesMrs C Cox - 27th November 2017
very lovely cottage, very close to local (dog friendly) pub and within easy walking distance of other dog friendly places to eat. Carol and her husband who look after the property are very friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit again!Mrs C Cox - 12th September 2017
A wonderful property. Well located. Beautiful village with lovely pub.Mrs S Kennedy - 3rd August 2015
Great property in great locationMrs R Duffield - 16th June 2015
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