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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (9 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 7
    Cottage #6938295
    9
    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Excellent! 4.5/5
      (10 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      Apartment #6026235
      10
      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
        Good! 3.8/5
        (4 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Cottage #8055251
        4
        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Cottage #1987423
          11
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 6
            Cottage #8070334
            1
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (8 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Cottage #8088869
              8
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #6118487
                3
                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 2
                  Cottage #6844902
                  2
                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                    (10 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #8117605
                    10
                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (9 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 7
                      House #1851610
                      9
                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                        avg/night
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Cottage #8069292
                        2
                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                          avg/night
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Cottage #8124735
                          2
                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            Cottage #6861982
                            1
                              • 5 BR
                              • 5 BA
                              • Sleeps 10
                              House #6895693
                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Cottage #1689477
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Cottage #1690205
                                    • 11 BR
                                    • 8 BA
                                    • Sleeps 24
                                    House #1690933
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #1937950
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Cottage #6981657
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1689510
                                            • 7 BR
                                            • 6 BA
                                            • Sleeps 15
                                            House #1690542
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #1689321
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #1690877
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 4 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                  House #6484460
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #6521289
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Cottage #1888011
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1900019
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                          Cottage #1690373
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Bungalow #1689691
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              House #1689778
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cottage #1694590
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Apartment #8095525
                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilets
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    House #8095528
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #1690937
                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                        Cottage #8226033
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #8261403
                                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                            (19 reviews)
                                                                            View details for price
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            Apartment #1771153
                                                                            19
                                                                            Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                              (34 reviews)
                                                                              avg/night
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #1688275
                                                                              34
                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (20 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #6476737
                                                                                20
                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (28 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Barn #8158270
                                                                                  28
                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                    (15 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                    Cottage #8127189
                                                                                    15
                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (45 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      Apartment #8119596
                                                                                      45
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Multiple rentals Barn #8044605
                                                                                        15
                                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (19 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Cottage #1932722
                                                                                          19
                                                                                          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (19 reviews)
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Apartment #1919455
                                                                                            19
                                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                              (48 reviews)
                                                                                              avg/night
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              House #8055337
                                                                                              48
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (8 reviews)
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Bungalow #1996621
                                                                                                8
                                                                                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                  Apartment #8151843
                                                                                                  10
                                                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                    Cottage #1888826
                                                                                                    13
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (10 reviews)
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Cottage #8147179
                                                                                                      10
                                                                                                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      lovely cottage in a great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Ilfracombe lovely but very steep hills and roads.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful cottage, ideal location

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The weather was the only spoiler and even that brightened up as the week went on. The location was perfect for what we wanted - open spaces, beach walks for the dogs. The cottage was very comfortable, so much space, warm and well equipped. No bad points about this property. Nicki was very helpful on day one and was there when we left on our last morning. Really enjoyed our stay and have no hesitation in recommending this property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017