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Cool Stone Cottage

Instow near Bideford, Devon (Ref. 960114)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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29 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Porter

    “The cottage itself was very comfortable and nicely decorated and the welcome pack was a nice surprise, but I don’t feel the listing made it clear how close to a busy road it is, or the difficulties we might have parking.”

    The members of our party in the front of the house had a lot of difficulty sleeping as it was hot and they needed the window open. The kitchen could do with bring better stocked - there was no grater, no large bowls for pasta and no kitchen roll.

    The members of our party in the front of the house had a lot of difficulty sleeping as it was hot and they needed the window open. The kitchen could do with bring better stocked - there was no grater, no large bowls for pasta and no kitchen roll.

    - Mrs Porter, July 2021

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at Cool Stone Cottage. Anstey Way on which the Cottage is located is a B-road; inevitably there is traffic joining the A39 highway which connects the main towns of Bideford and Barnstaple as well as visitor traffic to Instow which is a popular local village. The parking is advertised as first comes first served and one car is not normally an issue. Nearby, in the village, there is a 24hour car park. The owners have added a tower fan in the main bedroom and a new set of pasta bowls (the kitchen already has a grater). We hope you will visit Cool Stone Cottage again in the future. Owner relations

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 double
  • 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, washing machine
  • 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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

About the location


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.