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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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Recent Reviews

Fantastic views

5 of 5
Fantastic views from decking of property, great location for getting about to other locations .. couldn't fault the cottage, comfortable, home from home, would definitely book again.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

Beautiful cottage in a beautiful loaction

5 of 5
We stayed at Margaret Cottage for a long weekend to celebrate my Father's 70th birthday. The cottage is beautiful and easily spacious for 4 adults and 2 children. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a weekend, with food shops and restaurants immediately on your doorstep. Appledore is lovely and there is plenty to do in the area for all ages and abilities. Nikkie (property manager) couldn't have been more helpful, and the process of booking etc was simple and professional. The only downside to the property, is the only bathroom upstairs is an en-suite; the second bathroom of the cottage, is downstairs. Nothing to spoil our weekend, but just something to be aware of, if like us you have grandparents in the main bedroom and small children who are going to need to go up and down stairs in the middle of the night to visit the bathroom. We would high recommend Margaret Cottage, and would love to return again one day.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017