Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in this king-size bed
The delightful living area
Beautifully designed lounge area
The delightful lounge area with access onto the balcony
Al fresco dining on the decking
Cook up a storm in this well-equipped kitchen
A great space to enjoy breakfast
Shower room with WC
Instow beach within a short stroll
Just a short walk away from the Tarka Trail
1 / 11  Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
2 / 11  Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in this king-size bed
3 / 11  The delightful living area
4 / 11  Beautifully designed lounge area
5 / 11  The delightful lounge area with access onto the balcony
6 / 11  Al fresco dining on the decking
7 / 11  Cook up a storm in this well-equipped kitchen
8 / 11  A great space to enjoy breakfast
9 / 11  Shower room with WC
10 / 11  Instow beach within a short stroll
11 / 11  Just a short walk away from the Tarka Trail

Sails Loft,

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in the heart of a traditional seaside village
  • Within walking distance of the local deli, cafe, shop, pubs and restaurants
  • A great base for exploring the Tarka Trail on foot or by bicycle
  • Simply charming retreat by the coast that welcomes our four legged friends
  • Enjoy a day exploring Tapeley Park and Gardens, Dartington Crystal or RHS Rosemoor
  • The golden sands of Instow beach are within a stone’s throw of the property
Property code: 55340

This delightful Devon retreat is situated in the heart of the quaint seaside village of Instow, which has a beautiful beach and amenities all within easy reach, making this the perfect getaway.

The property is presented to a high standard throughout, offering the perfect retreat for couples all year round. Instow itself, a traditional coastal village, has a vibrant community and is well served with pubs and restaurants. A must visit is to the local deli, where you can purchase fresh local and homemade produce. Close by is beautiful Instow beach, renowned for its golden sand, remarkable sand dunes and welcomes dogs all year. Venture across the water, on the seasonal passenger ferry, to the historic fishing village of Appledore or venture further afield and explore the many attractions North Devon has to offer including beaches, Tapeley Park, National Trust Arlington Court, Dartington Crystal, The Oldenburg for day trips to Lundy Island.

On entering the property, the entrance is the perfect place to leave your walking boots behind you as you step into the well-equipped kitchen area with your fresh ingredients in hand to cook your evening supper. The kitchen offers an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine, a truly great space for budding cooks. Also on this floor you have the attractively designed shower room with WC. Heading upstairs where you will find the fantastic open-planned living area, which has been finished off beautifully by the owner allowing you to sit back and relax amongst the rich, soft furnishings and watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV/DVD. Sit out on your very own balcony with sea views across to Appledore and Lundy and relax with a glass of wine or a good book. The delightful bedroom area offers a king-size bed, plenty of storage and separate WC.

Heading outside, via the front door or balcony steps, you find a small patio area with garden furniture. There is one allocated parking space outside the property.

Dogs fees are charged per dog at £20.00 for up to 7 nights, £40.00 for up to 14 nights and an additional £20.00 for every week or part week thereafter.

  • 1 bedroom – king-size
  • 1 shower room and separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Allocated parking for 1 car
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Bicycle storage available 

This property joined our collection in 2017 and is managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 21 guest ratings

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Reviewed by John, 28th December 2018

Absolutely charming accommodation set within the curt ledge of the owners home. Beautifully furnished and finished - shower pressure was amazing. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher, washing machine and everything you could need for a home from home experience. Friendly owners who are there should you need anything and discreet when you don't. ExRead morecellent base in a pretty village with super restaurants and the famous Johns' deli all in easy walking distance Hide

Reviewed by Andrea, 23rd November 2018

The set up was well thought out, the owner had clearly thought through what people want on holidays. As we went in the winter months we relied a little on having a TV to watch at night and unusually the tv was A good up to date one that was comfortable to watch. The bathrooms were clean and spacious and there were two of them, the kitchen was suffiRead moreciently set up to cook or not and the bed was very comfortable. Hide

Reviewed by Anna, 26th October 2018

Sails Loft is clean, bright, well equipped and comfortable. It is a short walk to the beach and there are a couple of pubs and a caf bar to enjoy close by too. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed by Anna, 5th October 2018

The photos for this property really doesn't do it justice. It's spacious and extremely well equipped, It even has two toilets! It's warm, bright and spotlessly clean and stylishly decorated. The property is in a perfect location,with views of the sea, a minutes walk from Instow beach and within easy reach of lovely places to eat. It was easy to finRead mored and convenient for exploring the surrounding beautiful area. An exceptional property in every way! We Hide

Reviewed by Brian, 7th September 2018

A very comfortable holiday home for 2 people. It is next door to the Tarka tail and very close to a dog friendly beach.

Reviewed by Michael, 3rd September 2018

Very clean and a high quality of furniture etc. The bed was King size and very comfortable. Location is excellent--you can see the sea from the balcony and it's less than 100 yards away. A great place to relax, whether you are with your dog or not!

Reviewed by Linda, 13th July 2018

Instow is a beautiful place and this property is well appointed but close to the owners house and overlooked by them when they are on their balcony eating or in the garden. However if you are happy with that situation then the sunsets over the sea are glorious and the accommodation is well appointed and owners friendly and helpful.

Reviewed by Margaret, 22nd June 2018

The apartment is first class and spacious, although the kitchen is small it has everything in you would need. Ideal location for visiting North Devon also ideal for dog owners as it is only 80yds to a long sandy beach.

Reviewed by Keith, 1st June 2018

A very nice property, very well situated, close to the beach, public houses and shop. "Sails Loft" is fully equipped with everything required to make the stay there as easy as possible. The hosts are on hand if needed. We would recommend this property.

Reviewed by Donna, 13th May 2018

dog friendly ,wooden floors, large bedroom/lounge upstairs to benefit from outstanding views of the beach which is roughly 100yds walking, perfect for dog,toilet upstairs and shower/ toilet downstairs everything you need in the kitchen, very high standard, nice gesture bottle of wine, card and home made brownies from the owners,open french doors upRead morestairs table/chairs on decking,has wi-fi and smart tv good deli and pubs sails loft not for wheelchairs with stairs/steps best place I have stayed in Hide

Reviewed by Jacqueline, 27th April 2018

We were made very welcome. Although not intrusive Ian and Rose were on hand to answer any questions we had about the property and the area. This is the best of many self catering holidays we have had. We cant wait to return.

Reviewed by Sandra, 15th April 2018

Wonderful location. Perfect for our dog. The accommodation was high quality & very clean. We loved it.

Reviewed by helen, 12th April 2018

We had a nice long weekend at Sailsloft, the house was very clean and nicely fitted out. Great location about 2 minutes walk to very dog friendly beach.

Reviewed by Matt, 6th April 2018

Fantastic dog friendly get away apartment! Good quality and tasteful modern fixtures and fittings. It has everything you need. Very friendly hosts as well. Very close to the beach, pubs and the delicious Deli. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed by Caroline, 23rd February 2018

Fabulous accommodation close to the beach. Good local pubs with reasonably priced food! First class accommodation and Ian and Rose are friendly and very helpful.

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