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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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A lovely clean and well equipped apartment.

5 of 5
We had a lovely relaxing holiday. Luckily the weather was good so was able to use the balcony looking at the beautiful views. We would definitely stay again.
  • Review Submitted: Aug 13, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2018

The perfect holiday hideaway!

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Our stay at Dot’s Cottage was a delight from the very start. The owner, Emma, was so helpful and accommodating from the outset. Any questions were answered very quickly and during our stay it was just the same. So thank you for making everything so easy Emma! Dot’s Cottage itself was just perfect. ‘We’ consisted of myself, my wife and fifteen month old daughter, but with the bunk bed room and spacious seating downstairs I could see the cottage easily hosting a much larger family. All mod cons were provided both inside and out, and enough plug sockets to keep even the most social media addicted teenager happy. Bedrooms were comfy and spacious, plenty of towels provided and we wanted for nothing in the kitchen. Outside the garden is beautiful and catches the sun pretty much all day with table and chairs provided along with a barbecue. On arrival the place was scrupulously clean and welcoming. Accessing the property was quick and easy with the instructions provided. I confess that I was armed with inside info in terms of how good the location was going to be having grown up in the area. The Cottage is no more than five minutes walk from anything; the beach, the local shop (and simply fabulous deli/cafe John’s), nearest pub, bus stop, free parking and the little ferry over the estuary to Appledore. Looking further afield thirty minutes should get you to the vast majority of the local attractions or market towns. It simply couldn’t be better really. In summary, we had a wonderful week at Dot’s Cottage and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering a holiday in the area. Thank you Emma and John, we can’t wait to come back.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2018