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Character 3 bed apartment overlooking the beach sleeps 5 and takes 1 dog

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3 bedrooms, Internet, bed sheets
On the beach
On the beach
On the beach

Overview of Character 3 bed apartment overlooking the beach sleeps 5 and takes 1 dog

Character 3 bed apartment overlooking the beach sleeps 5 and takes 1 dog

4.8/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

3 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Pet-friendly
  • Washer
  • Outdoor Space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
Bideford, ENG

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationExmoor National Park28 min drive
  • Popular LocationIlfracombe Harbour33 min drive
  • Popular LocationWoolacombe Beach36 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 double bed
Bedroom 2
    1 single bed
Bedroom 3
    2 single beds
Bathroom 1
    Combined bath/shower

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire apartment to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

Character 3 bed apartment overlooking the beach sleeps 5 and takes 1 dog

Beachfront Apartment with kitchen and balcony
Upper Instow Beach Cottage is a quirky 3-bedroom dog-friendly apartment that accommodates up to 5. The first floor apartment is perfectly located right on the waterfront overlooking the beach at the very popular North Devon village of Instow, which has everything you need within a 5 minute walk, including places to eat such as the Instow Arms and The Boat House, which are just 200m away and offer some of the finest food and local ales.

The pretty estuary beach is right opposite Upper Instow Beach Cottage and most of it is dog-friendly all year round, it is also a great beach for building sand castles. The bustling village is home to art galleries and an excellent deli plus many more great pubs, which can be found along the Marine Parade, which leads to the sailing club and the Tarka Trail, a largely traffic-free cycleway and footpath.

Upper Instow Beach Cottage is located off Marine Parade and has private parking. You access the apartment from the ground floor, where there is a large entrance lobby with cupboards and storage facilities and loads of room for coats and boots. There is a small lift that takes you to the first floor or there are stairs, however, they are a little steep and narrow, so may be difficult to navigate if not able-bodied.

Once you are on the first floor the apartment has a landing area that leads to a bright and spacious living room with large windows along the sea-facing wall offering wonderful views of the beach, across to Appledore and the open sea beyond. The living room has sofas and chairs and a coffee table plus a flat-screen TV. There is a door, which leads to a lovely terrace with table and chairs and amazing views across the beach and Appledore. Beyond the terrace, down a few steps is a small private garden.

The kitchen can be found to the rear of the apartment and has a lovely contemporary feel plus everything you need for family cooking, including a fridge freezer, an electric cooker and a microwave. Next to the kitchen is a useful pantry and opposite is the dining room with gothic style table and chairs and views over the garden.

There are 3 bedrooms at the apartment, these include a double, a twin and a single. All the bedrooms have wardrobes and handy wash-basins. The family bathroom is found at the centre of the apartment and has a bath with overhead shower with massive "waterfall" shower-head, a wash-basin and a loo.

Outside Upper Instow Beach Cottage has a lovely terrace with table and chairs perfect for alfresco dining with stunning views over the beach, Appledore and the sea beyond. There are some steps down to a small, pretty garden. At the front of the house, there is a garage with a fresh water tap ideal for washing off surfboards or muddy boots.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property manager

Speaks English
Bookings for this property are managed through Vrbo, part of our Expedia Group family.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • On the beach


  • Internet access

Parking and transport

  • Car recommended


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Toaster
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Towels provided
  • Hairdryer

Living spaces

  • Dining room


  • TV
  • Stereo

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Garden


  • Washing machine


  • Heating


  • Pet friendly


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping

Location highlights

  • Near the ocean
  • Near the sea
  • On the waterfront
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Boating on site
  • Golf on site
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Power boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Cycling nearby
  • Swimming nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 5:00 PM


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets are allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

We should mention

A car is recommended for transport to and from this property

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About this area


Located in Bideford, this apartment is on the beach. South West Coast Path Section 6 Trailhead and South West Coast Path Section 7 Trailhead are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those looking for area attractions can visit Big Sheep and Marwood Hill Gardens. The Milky Way Adventure Park and The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden are also worth visiting. Discover the area's water adventures with windsurfing and power boating nearby, or enjoy the great outdoors with cycling and mountain biking.

What's nearby

  • Instow Beach - 1 min walk
  • West Appledore - 9 min drive
  • Exmoor National Park - 28 min drive
  • Ilfracombe Harbour - 33 min drive
  • Woolacombe Beach - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 12 min drive


  • Johns of Instow - 6 min walk
  • The Coffee Cabin - 16 min walk
  • Market Street Kitchen - 16 min walk
  • Cafe Collective - 6 min drive
  • Quayside Cafe - 6 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 4 out of 5 reviews
5 - Excellent 80%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 5 reviews
4 - Good 20%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 5 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 5 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 5 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

5/5 Excellent

Lovely stay as usual
We regularly stay at North Yeo (Instow Beach Cottage) and always have a lovely time. It isn’t the most modern of properties but for a grade II listed building you wouldn’t expect it to be. We love the quaintness. It is certainly a warm and cosy place to be and the views are the best. All in all it suits us down to the ground.

4/5 Good

Perfect location
Pros: Perfect location for the beach and pubs/restaurants in Instow. Wonderful views across the river and estuary. Good communications with housekeeper. She left mince pies with clotted cream, which was lovely. Thanks! Well equipped kitchen. Slight niggles: Very small kitchen. No dishwasher. Furniture could certainly do with updating. Very little drawer space in the double and twin rooms. Lots of owners personal items around that hadn’t been cleared for many years. Parking was tricky for an estate car. Summary: location, location, location :)

5/5 Excellent

Lovely location.
Really enjoyed the property.

5/5 Excellent

Just Perfect
We are regular visitors to Instow and were delighted to book North Yeo for our last stay. It was just perfect for us. The views from the living room are priceless, the location certainly couldn’t get any better. Inside the property it was well appointed, it wasn’t modern but totally in-keeping with the style and age of the building - we wouldn’t want it any other way. Everything was clean and fresh and there was a little treat waiting for us to have with a cup of tea on our arrival. All in all a lovely place.

5/5 Excellent

Couldn’t ask for a better British seaside location
Most fantastic location for a beach holiday - with sandy beach at the foot of the driveway, and great views from the living room and veranda. 3 good pubs on the doorstep too, with nice walks, cafes and villages nearby. A large Morrison’s a 10 minute drive away, and lots of activities for families nearby for wet weather. The beach was stunning, clean and perfect for dogs (if you down like dogs you’ll probably want to avoid the beach as there are constantly numerous ones running off leads - but never saw any left poo!!). Cottage had a large entrance hall (easily big enough for our double buggy, coats, shoes etc. Slightly dated decor, but really comfortable beds, sofas, etc. and how important is the decor when you have the most amazing setting / location. They have put in a new shower, which is really nice, and good size dining table for everyone. Spotlessly clean, great handover and information in advance. Great price!! Will definitely be going back.