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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Instow also enquired about holiday homes in Croyde, cottages in Lynton and apartments in Salcombe

A holiday rental home in Instow is perfect for a secluded beach getaway.

Instow makes a wonderful holiday destination for many reasons. It is near many popular attractions, yet is not subject to the large crowds as some other areas are. Even during the warmest months, the beaches are not very crowded and peace and quiet reign.

Things to do on holiday to Instow

Those who enjoy the out of doors will find Instow to be a holiday paradise. It has its own sandy beach that is not well-visited meaning that you can choose a prime spot and not worry about having sand kicked all over.

Within a very short distance there is a wide array of activities such as surfing, cycling and sailing. There are wonderful spots for hiking both in Instow and in the nearby Exmoor National Park. The Tarka Trail is a favourite amongst cyclists. Whilst it includes a total of nearly 290 km, the trail can be tackled in smaller sections, making it a great destination for cyclists of all skill levels. During the summer, you can hop a ferry to Appledore and have even more attractions and activities at your fingertips.

Places to visit on holiday to Instow

There are many nearby attractions that will appeal to visitors of all ages. Keep some of these spots in mind for when you need an indoor activity on those inevitable rainy days. The Big Sheep is an attraction that the children will love. While some of the activities take place outdoors, such as pony rides and sheep racing, there are also a number of fun activities that take place indoors, such as a sheep show, a nursery barn and lamb feeding. There are many interesting museums nearby. The Devonshire Collection of Period Costumes includes pieces from as far back as the 1700’s.   The North Devon Maritime Museum houses artefacts and exhibits that tell the story of the history and people of the area. There are also many fine art galleries and museums such as the Plymouth City Museum & Art Gallery and the Burton Art Gallery & Museum.

Weather in Instow

The seasons do change in Instow, but travellers are often happy to find that the weather – both in summer and winter – is milder than elsewhere in England. In summer, the average high temperature is about 20-22 degrees. In winter, the average high is between 8 and 9 degrees. As for rainfall, most months bring close to 9 cm, so bring your umbrella and make plans for a couple of indoor activities during your holiday.

Travel to Instow

When travelling to Instow, you may fly into Exeter Airport which is 40 km from Instow. From there, you can continue your journey by coach or taxi. If travelling by railcar, the closest station is in Barnstaple, 10 km from Instow.

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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Apartment #6026235
    9
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (9 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1987423
      9
      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5.0/5
        (9 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        House #1851610
        9
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          • 1 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Cottage #6844902
          1
            Exceptional! 5.0/5
            (9 reviews)
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cabin #1163020
            9
            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #1689321
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #1694590
                  • 2 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1864130
                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 2
                    Cottage #6861982
                    1
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #1690205
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #1690937
                          • 5 BR
                          • 5 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          House #6895693
                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #1900019
                              • 3 BR
                              • 4 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              House #6484460
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1689477
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                  (8 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #8168550
                                  8
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                    (18 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Apartment #6476737
                                    18
                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.6/5
                                      (9 reviews)
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Bungalow #1821731
                                      9
                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Cottage #1888826
                                        10
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (18 reviews)
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Barn #8173992
                                          18
                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #1919455
                                            14
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Apartment #8156730
                                              22
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8077525
                                                12
                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  Cottage #8147179
                                                  8
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #1818741
                                                    5
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Cottage #1787087
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Bungalow #1931727
                                                        7
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #8156705
                                                          22
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                            (17 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                            Apartment #8040273
                                                            17
                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                              (19 reviews)
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                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #1819246
                                                              19
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  House #1777946
                                                                  7
                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Cottage #8127189
                                                                    12
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 6 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilets
                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                      House #8105112
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Cottage #6750898
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                          (19 reviews)
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                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Cottage #1467618
                                                                          19
                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                            Cottage #8164475
                                                                            3
                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1172917
                                                                              22
                                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Cottage #8088922
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (26 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Barn #8150009
                                                                                  26
                                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    House #8161774
                                                                                    8
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 9
                                                                                      Barn #1844503
                                                                                      12
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                        (14 reviews)
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                                                                                        • Studio
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 3
                                                                                        Apartment #1940954
                                                                                        14
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                                                          12
                                                                                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #1849131
                                                                                            5
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Cottage #6023112
                                                                                              5
                                                                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Chalet #8153556
                                                                                                9
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Cabin #1889062
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                                    (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                    Apartment #6832873
                                                                                                    8
                                                                                                    Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      Cottage #8069577
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Quaint little cottage, ideal location for the town

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      Were looking to buy a house in the area so stayed here - parking in the whole of Bideford is a major issue although all okay once used to the timings etc - in truth we stayed during a protracted cold snap which tested the heating in the house - however this did not detract from a very comfortable stay
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Gorgeous location. Great hosts. Immaculate cottage with every mod con you could want. Ali and Kate are brilliant hosts. Can't wait to go back. Kate and Ali, thank you for the amazing scones and the yummy eggs! Gill and Glenn
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                      Superb weekend break

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      An excellent location with a very high standard of accommodation. The owner Jeremy provided us with a very good welcome pack and was also extremely helpful with lots of local information. I would thoroughly recommend this property either for a short break or extended stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 02-Dec-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Nov 2016