Dining area
Gorgeous double bedroom
Twin bedroom
Bunk bedroom
Sandy beach at Instow just a 2 minute walk
Nearby Westward Ho! a short drive away
Enclosed garden with seating to the rear of the property
1 / 11  Lounge
2 / 11  Lounge
3 / 11  Dining area
4 / 11  Kitchen
5 / 11  Gorgeous double bedroom
6 / 11  Twin bedroom
7 / 11  Bunk bedroom
8 / 11  Bathroom
9 / 11  Sandy beach at Instow just a 2 minute walk
10 / 11  Nearby Westward Ho! a short drive away
11 / 11  Enclosed garden with seating to the rear of the property

Brock Cottage,

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs allowed 2
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Pleasant, compact seaside cottage sleeping four adults and two children in comfort (4+2)
  •  Enclosed courtyard garden, a suntrap with ample furniture for guests
  • Walking distance to Instow’s estuary beach with amazing views
  • Convenient location in the village of Instow, with a great deli and restaurants
  • Seasonal estuary ferry to the shipbuilding village of Appledore within walking distance
  • Fantastic base for exploring the rugged North Devon’s Atlantic Coast
Property code: 43301

Contemporarily styled seaside property, just a short walk from the attractive village of Instows sandy estuary beach, sand dunes, and pubs.

This property is located in the village of Instow, a particularly attractive waterfront village which is located on the estuary of the rivers Taw and Torridge. The sandy beach is a lovely place to relax and play, whist the village itself is an enjoyable place to wander around and enjoy the various pubs and restaurants. In the warmer months, a ferry runs across the estuary to the neighbouring harbour village of Appledore, a picture-postcard village, with pretty fishermen’s cottages and a working harbour with fishing boats and pleasure craft. Just five miles away, the beach at Westward Ho! offers a wide expanse of sand and is popular with families and surf enthusiasts alike, in fact there is even a surf school here, so visitors can have a go at catching a wave.

On entering this property, guests will find themselves in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner, with its spacious seating area, with comfortable seating, TV/DVD, and a dining area with table seating six. The kitchen area is tucked away in its own corner and is well-equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer. Open tread  wooden stairs lead from the lounge area to the first-floor accommodation, where there are three bedrooms. The first of these is a pleasant double room, while a second room has twin beds, and a third is a cosy bunk bedroom (not suitable for adults). The bathroom, which is also located on the first floor, offers a shower-over-bath and WC.

Outside, to the rear of the property, and accessed through the kitchen area, there is an enclosed patio garden with garden furniture and a BBQ, which makes it a great place to enjoy an ice cream bought from the locally famed Hockings vans. There is off-road parking provided for one car.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and 1 bunk bedroom (not suitable for adults)
  • Bathroom with shower-over-bath and WC
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Electric and heating included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Beach, shops, and pub all walking distance
  • Please note this property is suitable for 4 adults and 2 children

This property joined our collection in 2016 and is managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie, 3rd May 2019

Not 4* in my opinion. Tired and lacked care and attention inside and outside the yard needs the weeds clearing and to be made a little more attractive as does the front porch.

Reviewed by Louise, 20th April 2019

The house is in a perfect location being a minutes walk from a dog friendly beach and all pubs and restaurants. The house itself was quite adequate but unfortunately due to being in a residential area I believe the property is unsuitable for a holiday rental as some of the beighbours made you feel very unwelcome. The back yard which is a sun trap aRead morend provides outdoor seating with a barbeque couldn't really be used as we felt uncomfortable due to the close proximity of the neighbours back door. Hide

Reviewed by James, 13th April 2019

Fantastic location and a good property but agree with others that it is slightly overpriced, it is tired around the edges with the bathroom a particular issue with extremely low water pressure. All this being said we would head back, the location is amazing and the property just needs some TLC.

Reviewed by Susan, 6th April 2019

We had a lovely holiday in this lovely home which was perfect for our needs. Two minutes walk to large beach, where we could let our dog off the lead to run around with all the other dogs. Perfectly positioned for visiting other local places, ie Ilfracombe, Woolacombe, Clovelly, Bude etc.

Reviewed by Leanne, 9th March 2019

Brilliant location beach, pubs, shop and cafe all a short walking distance away (All allow Dogs)

Reviewed by Frederick, 8th September 2018

Brock Cottage doesnt have a sea view, however its not far away. There are 3 eating places literally 3-4 minute walk away. Parking for 1 car only any others will have to park on Marine Parade. Sleeps 6, 4 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 4 children. We found the double bed comfy. Shower leaves a bit to be desired and water pressure for the bathRead more is dire, so slow. All in all its not bad but feel it was expensive by about 100 to much. It feels unloved. Hide

Reviewed by Kay, 11th August 2018

A well equipped cottage.However,it's not possible to open the wardrobe doors very easily in the second bedroom as it is situated at the end of one of the beds.The third bedroom is very small with only an open topped box to put anything in.

Reviewed by Joanna, 28th July 2018

Brock Cottage is in an ideal position to explore the local area, especially if you have dogs. The cottage is 5 minutes away from the Tarka Cycle trail and you can walk/ cycle in both directions. The beach is huge and sandy and more importantly is dog friendly. There are pubs/ restaurants/ take away close enough to walk to. Brock Cottage is well verRead morey equipped, good internet connections and parking for one car in an designated place. We will be booking again for next year! Hide

Reviewed by Vivienne, 14th July 2018

The cottage was clean but the furnishings were cheap Ikea. The table was broken. The tin opener didnt work and the carpet was badly stained. The back yard was depressing- no plants and needed power jetting. We have stayed in a number of holiday cottages and this was clearly not value for money. We have a number of rental properties and our tenants Read morewould complain! Hide

Reviewed by Sue, 30th June 2018

Very clean an d comfortable cottage. A real home from home. Great location. Will definitely go again.

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