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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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    Excellent! 4.4/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #6026235
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
      • Sleeps 6
      Cottage #1987423
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        Exceptional! 5.0/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 2 BA
        • Sleeps 7
        House #1851610
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
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          Cottage #8070334
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            Exceptional! 5.0/5
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            • 1 BR
            • 1 BA
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            Cabin #1163020
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              • 2 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Cottage #8055251
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                Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 1 BA
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                House #8088869
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                  • 1 BA
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                  Cottage #8117605
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                    Cottage #6844902
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Cottage #1689321
                        • 2 BR
                        • 2 BA
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                        Cottage #1694590
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
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                          Cottage #1864130
                            • 1 BR
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                            Cottage #6861982
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                              Cottage #1690205
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                                Cottage #1690937
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                                  • 8 BA
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                                  House #1690933
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                                    • 6 BA
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                                    House #1690542
                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                        • 5 BA
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                                        House #6895693
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Cottage #1689510
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
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                                            Cottage #1900019
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
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                                              Cottage #1690373
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Cottage #1690877
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  House #1937950
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    House #1689778
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                      Cottage #1864614
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Bungalow #1689691
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          House #6521289
                                                            • 3 BR
                                                            • 4 BA
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                                                            House #6484460
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Cottage #1689477
                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • Separate Toilet
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                                                                Cottage #1864612
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • Separate Toilets
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                                                                  Cottage #1861879
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Cottage #1888011
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                      Cottage #1864631
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
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                                                                        Cottage #1861307
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #1863549
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                                                            Cottage #1864927
                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                              Cottage #6897686
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                House #1235458
                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Cottage #6897663
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                    Cottage #1690285
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #1864732
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        House #1235506
                                                                                          • 2 BR
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                                                                                          Cottage #1860763
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #8168550
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                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
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                                                                                              Apartment #6476737
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                (21 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                Barn #8158270
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                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                                  Bungalow #1821731
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Love Appledore and Apple Tree Cottage👍

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had a wonderful time in Appledore and staying in Apple Tree Cottage was the 'icing on the cake'. The cottage was lovely and homely, immaculately decorated,furnished and maintained. There was ample space for both of us and our dog 🐶. Although it was the wrong time of year to make use of the decking area we could well imagine it would be a lovely sitting on it on warmer days/nights sipping a nice glass of wine overlooking the garden. We were made very welcome by our hosts Paula and Noel who were always available for help and/or advice if needed. We would highly recommend a stay at Apple Tree, our only regret being we couldn't stay a little longer.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Great location, relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had a great holiday in Instow and felt very privileged staying in such an amazing location. You have a very special property there and we'd love to stay again in the future!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Lousy weather, lovely apartment!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Wonderful holiday apartment, very well and sensibly equipped. Probably the best position in the building. Couldn't get much closer to the sea and, as the weather was spectacularly stormy most of the time, was a splendid place to be and to come back to when we did venture out. Lots of nice touches of quality. Much of Ilfracombe was shut but still managed to find interesting places to visit and eat out. Will definitely have to try it again in better weather.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016