Views from the lounge across the estuary and beyond
Spacious lounge area with lovely views
Dining area with views across neighbouring fields
Dining area leading into the lounge
Kitchen/diner with views of the estuary and Appledore
Double bedroom with estuary views
Twin bedroom
The nearby sand dunes at Instow
View towards the property
1 / 10  Views from the lounge across the estuary and beyond
2 / 10  Spacious lounge area with lovely views
3 / 10  Dining area with views across neighbouring fields
4 / 10  Dining area leading into the lounge
5 / 10  Kitchen/diner with views of the estuary and Appledore
6 / 10  Double bedroom with estuary views
7 / 10  Twin bedroom
8 / 10  Bathroom
9 / 10  The nearby sand dunes at Instow
10 / 10  View towards the property

Sandy Bay Bungalow

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Waterside views
Increased accessibility
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stroll the sand dunes and the estuary beaches
  • Take the passenger ferry to the historic fishing village of Appledore
  • Perfect for walkers to follow the Tarka Trail
  • Relax on the terrace and enjoy the sunsets
  • Village shop, well known restaurants and pubs nearby


Property code: SANDB

Set in an elevated position this spacious bungalow offers fabulous views across the estuary which can be enjoyed from the front terrace and is a short stroll to the beach, shops, pubs and restaurants.

A fabulous single-storey property offering absolutely gorgeous views of the River Torridge estuary, situated in the fishing village of Instow, this property would make a great choice if you were looking for a relaxed holiday close to a quiet beach. There are many miles of walks to be enjoyed, either along the South West Coast Path or along the banks of the Torridge towards Bideford (3.5 miles).

A flight of external steps leads from the pavement, up to a terrace seating area at the front of this property, and on towards the front door. Once inside, you will be met with a welcoming open-plan living area which has been set out in an L-shape, with the lounge tucked around the corner from the dining area. Both the lounge and kitchen have huge picture windows, which not only flood both rooms with light but also offer estuary views. The property has two bedrooms, a king-size and a twin, as well as a generously-sized bathroom with a shower over the bath. In addition to the terrace at the front of the property, you will find outside space to the rear where there is a lawn complete with pretty summerhouse.

Wake up each morning and start the day with a stroll down to the village beach (0.3 miles), before stopping for breakfast at the welcoming cafe which can be found within the village’s well-stocked delicatessen. Head back to the property and gather together everything you’ll need the day ahead, then perhaps visit the huge beach at Westward Ho! a section of which is open to dogs all year round, or go down to the harbour town of Bideford, with its interesting array of shops and a weekly market.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - king bedroom with river views, twin bedroom
  • Z bed available for a child
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, bidet and WC
  • Separate WC
  • Lounge/diner with views across the estuary
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge with ice compartment
  • Utility Room with washing machine
  • Terrace to the front of the property with seating
  • TV/DVD
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach within easy reach, pubs and shop within walking distance

This property is personally managed by Jolie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 5 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lindy 28th September 2019

We love this place. The views are to die for whatever the weather. This is a real home from home. Comfortable sofas and beds. Nice bedding. Large rooms. The dog loves it here. Mrs Ford, the owner greets us when we arrive and waves us off on departure which is a lovely touch. We have booked for next year, it will be our 3rd visit. Say no more Milk iRead moren the fridge for when guests arrive. We walk to the beach 3 times a day, it is less that 5 minutes away. John's, the deli, is worth a cream. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 4th May 2019

We enjoyed a fabulous week in a great property with views to die for. It was clean, very comfortable, only criticism being the weak shower. We have booked another week.

Reviewed by Dilwin 4th March 2019

The property from the photos clearly show you what you are getting , you can't be disappointed based on what you see , the rooms are a good size , the views are amazing and only a short walk minutes away to the beachfront and some lovely bars and restaurants,,, in great location ,,,

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