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Cool Stone Cottage

Instow near Bideford, Devon (Ref. 960114)

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  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi


    • “Cool Stone Cottage has a beautiful home from home feel. Lots of room for family and entertaining. Great location just 2 mins away from the quay, and 5 mins from the beach. Being in the doorstep of dog friendly beaches and pubs was also great. We will be returning! Thank you.”

    Mrs Hasprey, Lutterworth, December 2018

    • “Lovely house. Very nicely presented. Clean. Some well appreciated extras - the Xmas tree and decorations, the cookies tea, coffee etc.”

    Mr Gibbs, Thetford, December 2018

    • “We found the cottage to be comfortable and really nice to come back too after a tiring day visiting Devon. The house has been tastefully modernised without losing the character of the building, location could not be better as just a couple of minute walk to either the beach or The Tarka trail. Plenty of eating places ranging from two Inns where you get good food at reasonable prices (Wayfarer and the Quay Inn) and small cafe at Johns,also delicatessen. So overall a place to come back to time and time again. Would certainly go back.”

    Mr Dixon, Bristol, October 2018

    • “Everything was as expected. Parking facilities was the only letdown. For this reason only, we will not book this particular property. Cleanling materials would be useful as there was nothing to clean bathrooms with. Nobody likes leaving it for a whole week and that's not really something one would think to pack!!”

    Mrs Browm, Melksham, September 2018

    • “Our second visit to Cool Stone Cottage.Would highly recommend.Good location with nearby restaurants and pubs.”

    Mrs Thorne, Newport, September 2018

    • “The cottage was very clean and beds very comfortable with no ends which is what we look for as husband and son-in-law are tall. Unfortunately the cleaner had not been told the trundle bed needed making up (booked for 4 adults and 2 children) but came out quickly to make up the bed on Friday evening. The only reason we will not book this place again is because of the large property next door is up for sale and it wraps round the back of the property and has 15 bedrooms, may be noisy.”

    Mrs Wells, Axbridge, August 2018

    • “Highlighting the cottage is on the main road would have been something I would have expected. The quality of the interior was excellent.”

    Mr Knightley, Dunmow, August 2018

    • “The Cottage is well equipped and comfortable. It's more spacious than it might appear from the photos and, with two reception rooms and a large kitchen downstairs, the four of us never felt cramped. It's tastefully decorated and we loved the light and airy kitchen. We were blessed with excellent weather (early July 2018) so took full advantage of the local beaches and walks. Instow's beach and waterfront are delightful, with views across the estuary to Appledore and a choice of good pubs. The Coastal Footpath/Tarka Trail is two minutes walk away and the regular bus service stops just outside the door: we used this a few times - although there is parking outside the Cottage it is in demand and we preferred to leave the car safely there rather than risk losing the space, only driving out if we wanted to take the body boards to beaches further away. Altogether a restful, relaxed break.”

    Mr Bendell, Blackburn, July 2018

    • “We had a wonderful holiday with our dog. The weather was fantastic and the cottage was lovely with everything you needed going to book again for next year.”

    Mrs Scott, Shifnal, July 2018

    • “Had a wonderful time. Location was great and the dog lived the beech which was just down the road.”

    Mrs Key, Southampton, June 2018

    • “The cottage was tastefully decorated & the beds were very comfortable & spotless clean .The facilities were brilliant .It was more than we expected & could not complain about anything . Parking was a bit difficult at times &the road was very busy .Apart from this we had no problems ...”

    Mrs Webb, Eastleigh, June 2018

    • “Everything was has we would like, just I little hard to find the key when you first get to the cottage.”

    Mrs King, SHEFFIELD, April 2018

    • “We had a lovely holiday. The Cottage was very nice, we will certainly be coming again.”

    Mr Whysall, Nuneaton, March 2018

    • “Cool Stone Cottage is excellent and we enjoyed our stay very much.We were so impressed we have already booked another week in September!!If you have a dog Instow is the perfect destination as everywhere is dog friendly.”

    Mrs Thorne, Newport, March 2018

    • “Very cosy cottage - has everything you might want from a stay away. Instow is a great location any time of the year - pity about the lack of parking throughout the village”

    Mrs Preston-barnes, Reading, November 2017

    • “Beautiful cottage - loved the decor and how the owners had thought of everything! We took photos for decorating inspiration!”

    Mrs Broder, Waltham Abbey, October 2017

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The Property

Laze away the days on this popular sandy beach and watch the boats bobbing as you admire the views across the water to Appledore, Crowe Point and Braunton Burrows. Instow is a small village which boasts some fabulous pub/restaurants each with stunning views across the estuary. Cafe's serve everything you could want, including the irresistible Devon Cream Tea! The soft sands are pet friendly so offer the opportunity for the whole family to enjoy a breath of fresh sea air. Join the yearly maritime celebrations for the Appledore Instow Regatta, a family fun day out with sailing races, model yacht racing, crabbing competitions and plenty more. This is a beautiful part of North Devon but if you can tear yourself away there is so much to see and explore. Just a short drive will take you to Appledore, a quaint fishing village or maybe the surfing waves at Westward Ho! will be your choice. Exmoor National Park is within easy driving distance giving miles of rolling landscape for walking, cycling, horse-riding or just to drive through and admire. For the young and young at heart, The Milky Way Adventure and The Big Sheep are fabulous days out but if golf is your passion, try your hand at The Royal North Devon Golf Club at Westward Ho! - reputedly the oldest golf club in England. The Tarka Trail offers miles of outstanding scenery for walking and cycling lovers. The market towns of Barnstaple and
Bideford are close by, each offering a good selection of shops and the wonderful Pannier Markets where you can buy plenty of local produce. Whether you wish to park the car and forget it or want to explore delightful Devon, Cool Stone Cottage is just perfect.

Cool Stone Cottage is a terraced cottage, beautifully presented and welcoming with a kitchen, dining area and lounge on the ground floor and with the three bedrooms on the first floor. There is also an enclosed patio area.


Over two floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x king, 1 x twin (can be made into super king zip and link at request at time of booking), 1 x single with pull-out single underneath. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan kitchen and dining area. Sitting room. Utility area.


  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee machine, washer/dryer
  • TV with DVD player
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On road parking (first come, first served basis)
  • Enclosed rear patio with seating and storage
  • Cot and highchair available
  • One well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 5 minute walk
  • Beach 5 minute walk.

Regional Information

INSTOW Bideford 3.5 miles; Appledore 5.5 miles Instow offers a tidal, sandy beach and extensive views with the sails of catamarans and windsurfers. An abundance of cafes and pub/restaurants all enjoy these glorious views, and just across the mouth of the River Torridge, at Appledore, you will find more gift shops, delis selling local produce and arts and crafts stores. Take the ferry across on foot or bicycle and enjoy pleasant walks along the south-facing quay. A 15-minute drive can also get you there for an afternoon of delights. Try fresh, locally caught seafood in one of the restaurants and sample a taste of Hocking's Ice Cream; a family-run business selling vanilla ice cream from their own vans found only in North Devon. The market town of Bideford is close by along with the cobbled streets of Clovelly. North Devon boasts some beautiful beaches, all within easy driving distance including Westward Ho!, Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton. A wonderful base to choose for your next trip.