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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
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #6938295
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Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6026235
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Cottage #1987423
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Good! 3.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8055251
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #8088869
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Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
House #1851610
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Cottage #6844902
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
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Excellent! 4.6/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8117605
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 7 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 15
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 11 BR
  • 8 BA
  • Sleeps 24
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 1 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 4
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 5
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  • 2 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 5 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
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  • 3 BR
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
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Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
  • Sleeps 10
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilets
  • Sleeps 8
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Recent Reviews

Appledore

5 of 5
Very comfortable and well positioned cottage.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

Perfect cottage for two

5 of 5
We had a lovely long weekend in this cottage. It has been lovingly restored and maintained to a very high standard. The owners were very welcoming and the personal touches were very much appreciated. The lounge area is upstairs with French doors opening onto a decking area so very nice to have these open when the sun shone. Coming through the main front door and into the courtyard is wow. A hidden gem. We would definitely return to this cottage and would highly recommend it to others looking for a cottage in Appledore/North West Devon.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 04, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017