2 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, free WiFi, bed sheets
Beach nearby
Beach nearby
Beach nearby


Entire apartmentPrivate host


5.0/5 Exceptional

Entire apartment

2 bedrooms1 bathroomSleeps 5

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor space

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
Bideford, ENG

Explore the area

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

Space details

2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, sleeps 5
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    1 double bed
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.


Riverside Apartment in Bideford with kitchen
Moorings View in Instow is a privately accessed luxury apartment. The beautiful village of Instow is nestled by the Taw and Torridge Estuary.

The apartment is well equipped and able to be used as a one or two bedroom private apartment with one reception room, kitchen and bathroom with shower. The apartment benefits from parking and the shared use of the garden. All main rooms have great views overlooking the river moorings, the Estuary and across to Appledore, a view famed for beautiful sunsets.

The light and spacious holiday apartment is part of a large Arts and Crafts property. The property is one of the most distinctive properties in Instow and was built many years ago as a retirement home for an Admiral. The property is sited to take advantage of the lovely views across the moorings of the Torridge and Taw Estuary. The two rivers combine and meet the sea at Bideford Bar which is visible from the property along with a vast expanse of the Estuary and the River Torridge.

The property has shared use of a heated wet room for drying wetsuits, coats, boots and walking equipment, keeping the private Moorings View apartment clean.

The waterfront is accessed from the bottom of the garden and the property is walking distance from the beach and all the local amenities of this popular village including delicatessen and Post Office, Tarka Trail walking and cycle trail, pubs, bars and restaurants. A garage is available for the storage of bikes for the duration of your stay.

This Instow holiday apartment is available to rent for holidays by the week in peak season and to suit including for long weekends, mid week breaks, staycations, secret escapes and romantic getaways throughout the remainder of the year as either a one bedroom or two bedroom apartment.

The property has stunning panoramic views but is privately accessed via a staircase to the second floor of the property. Therefore the property is not suitable to be let to guests with serious mobility issues, is not wheelchair friendly or available for smaller children under 10. The garden is shared with your hosts and their two furry friendly dogs.
Guest accommodation at this apartment offers DVD players and a hairdryer. Kitchens offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils.

Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit. This Bideford apartment provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Near the beach


  • Free WiFi


  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels
  • Electric kettle
  • Spices


  • 2 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided


  • 1 bathroom
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Soap
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels provided
  • Toilet paper


  • TV
  • DVD player

Outdoor areas

  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture


  • Washing machine and dryer


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • On the river
  • On the waterfront
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Kayaking on site
  • Cycling on site

Safety features

  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector


  • Sleeps 5

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 24


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

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


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a private host, not a professional engaged in trade or business
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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit
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

Property is also known as

Moorings View Apartment AT Instow Waterside Village Bideford
Moorings View Apartment AT Instow Waterside Village Apartment

About this area


Located in Bideford, this apartment is on the waterfront. North Devon Coast and Northam Burrows Country Park reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Big Sheep and Marwood Hill Gardens. The Milky Way Adventure Park and The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Instow Beach - 5 min walk
  • West Appledore - 16 min walk
  • Exmoor National Park - 28 min drive
  • Ilfracombe Harbour - 33 min drive
  • Woolacombe Beach - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Barnstaple Station - 12 min drive


  • Instow Arms - 9 min walk
  • The Royal Plaice - 14 min walk
  • The Coffee Cabin - 15 min walk
  • Sylvesters Fish - 16 min walk
  • Mr Chips - 5 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



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5/5 Excellent

High quality apartment
We have just had a fantastic stay in this apartment for a mid week break. The standard of the accommodation is very high , all the advantages of spacious rooms of an older building , but it has been tastefully made contemporary without losing the character. Everything you need has been thought of and provided , very clean, extremely comfy beds and of course that wonderful view from both bedrooms and the sitting room. The owners are helpful, warm and friendly without being intrusive . Location is perfect , a few metres from the front at Instow and four pubs and restaurants very close by , all providing excellent food and very friendly service . We have done a lot of self catering holidays throughout the uk , but Instow and Moorings View is probably one of the ones we have felt most at home at , we hope to return .

5/5 Excellent

The Moorings at Instow.
The property has a fabulous view across the estuary. The apartment is a home from home, very comfortable. A short walk to the sea front and sandy beach. John’s Deli on the seafront selling amongst other things delicious Devon pasties. Liam and Jane are very welcoming and friendly. I would heartily recommend this property!

5/5 Excellent

This place is a jewel and I almost don't want to tell you how good it is!
Moorings view is a beautiful apartment and Liam, Jane and family are incredible hosts. We had such a warm welcome when we arrived. The apartment is light and airy and tastefully decorated. You could not wish for more with comfortable beds, fluffy quilts and pillows and plenty of storage space (including hangers!). Rverything was spotlessly clean. The galley kitchen off the living room has a surprising amount of storage and is fully equipped for self catering. We were pleasantly surprised by the range of tea and coffee provided and how delightful to find not just milk but beer and wine in the fridge too. Guestd also have the use of a drying room downstairs, great for wet towels, beach gear etc.... and for warming your feet. My favourite part of the apartment has to be the cushioned window seats with views over the estuary and the gorgeous sunsets. After a hard day's playing on the local beaches, to sit and watch the colours change from that window seat with a glass of wine was an absolute joy. You also have the use of their very pretty garden, from which there is a path down to the harbour and the local pubs offering excellent food. The local deli is well stocked with everything you'll need for reakfasts, picnics and evening meals. It's a beautiful area and we will be returning to enjoy Liam and Janes hospitality as soon as we can. This 5 out of 5 rating is very much deserved.

5/5 Excellent

We had a fantastic stay in such wonderful accommodation with interesting history. The views were amazing and we were so lucky with the weather. Liam and Jane are lovely hosts,very generous and accommodating. The four of us, my sister in law and husband and our selves will visit again as soon as we are able to. Thankyou so much for a lovely stay.

5/5 Excellent

We would happily stay again!
We just got back from our Devon holiday and feel recharged and happy. It is a wonderful flat, spotlessly clean, breathtaking views from every room. Really light and airy and It has plenty of room for a family of four. Kitchen is well kitted out and the beds are very comfortable. Liam and Jane are perfect hosts that are on hand should you need them. But the star of the show has to be, Missy, their 6 month old puppy. We all fell in love with her, she is a delight!