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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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                                                                                                Fantastic and of very high quality

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                                                                                                Excellent property. The rooms are of a generous size and the pictures don't do it justice. The garden is beautiful and well kept. You wouldn't know you were in a holiday let as all the fixtures, linens and towels are an excellent standard- john lewis! We would definitely visit again. Things to do- hire bikes and do the Tarka trail, run the trail in the morning, RHS Rosemoor - beautiful! Croyde beach, illfracombe, westward ho! Crabbing at Appledore, the beach at instow, Breakfast/lunch at John's. Thank you! We loved it!
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                Tranquil and well appointed rural cottage.

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                                                                                                We had a couple of lovely days here,very quite and peaceful.The owners were on hand should we of had any problems ( we didn't! ) Good walks from the door and always some activity going on in the surrounding fields.The cottage is light and airy with a great deal of thought given to making our stay comfortable and stress free. Many thanks.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                Fantastic stay in a fabulous house with great beach 2 minute walk

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                                                                                                We loved our stay here, there were two adults and three teenage children with my in laws coming for a couple of nights and it fitted us well. The house was very well equiped especially the kitchen, all those little extras like washing up liquid! Silly I know but so nice to have. The house was very clean and welcoming. The garden is small but well kept with a drying line and we sat out a couple of evenings. The location was superb for us as we also had two dogs. The local beach is very friendly for dog owners, with lovely shallows for paddling. Good place to eat along the front and the local shop John's is fantastic for fresh deli type food along with the staples. We took bikes and cycled along the Tarka trail to Great Torrington to the cafe and also going the other was to Barnstable. The only slight downsides were that there was limited mobile signal in the house so it was difficult for my husband to take those business calls and also the limited parking. The free parking is only for 2 hours meaning you have to move your car after this and hope to find a different location. This was easily overcome by using the car park approximately 5 minute walk away for £5 for 12 hours or £10 for 24hours, so this should be put into your budget. We really enjoyed our stay and the owners couldn't have been more helpful - even returning a much loved teddy we left in the house. Thank you so much.
                                                                                                • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
                                                                                                • Date of Stay: Jul 2016