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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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                                                                                                Home from home, a well positioned house in a lovely location .

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                                                                                                Loved the property , great decor , comfortable beds and very clean . We thought Instow was fab as did the dog , we all enjoyed the dog friendly beach , which was a stones throw from the house . Great pubs in the village , all within walking distance as was the renowned John's Deli , chocolate brownies to die for ! Instow is great for exploring from , we loved the Tarka Trail and visiting Woolacombe, Hartland Quay to name but a few . We certainly would like to visit again , just need to book the weather the only thing left to chance !!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                Extremely convenient for the beach

                                                                                                5 of 5
                                                                                                We enjoyed our stay. The property is clean, spacious, welcoming and very well equipped. The location is lovely with the beach just a couple of minutes away. The nearby walks are great, too. The house is on a narrow road, without parking, but we managed fine with the free spaces just at the end of the street. The only minor issue was some slightly noisy plumbing, which the owner is addressing.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016