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Watch beautiful sunsets on the balcony
The delightful lounge area with access onto the balcony
Beautifully designed lounge area
Al fresco dining on the balcony
Cook up a storm in this well-equipped kitchen
A great space to enjoy breakfast
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
Shower room with WC
View towards the cottage
Relax on the balcony watching the sun go down
Instow beach within a short stroll
Ample walks nearby
Just a short walk away from the Tarka Trail
1 / 16  Watch beautiful sunsets on the balcony
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3 / 16  The delightful lounge area with access onto the balcony
4 / 16  Beautifully designed lounge area
5 / 16  Al fresco dining on the balcony
6 / 16  Cook up a storm in this well-equipped kitchen
7 / 16  A great space to enjoy breakfast
8 / 16  Open-plan living which leads onto the balcony which boast dazzling sea views
9 / 16  Enjoy a peaceful nights sleep in this king-size bed
10 / 16  The delightful living area
11 / 16  Shower room with WC
12 / 16  View towards the cottage
13 / 16  Relax on the balcony watching the sun go down
14 / 16  Instow beach within a short stroll
15 / 16  Ample walks nearby
16 / 16  Just a short walk away from the Tarka Trail

Sails Loft

Instow, Devon
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Set in the heart of a traditional seaside village, with the golden sands of Instow beach a stone’s throw away
  • Simply charming retreat with private parking space and wonderful view from the balcony
  • Great base for exploring the Tarka Trail with your four legged friend, Tapeley Park and Gardens, Dartington Crystal or RHS Rosemoor
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.

One allocated parking space can be found directly outside the property.

  • 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
  • Private parking for 1 car, outside of the cottage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Beach, shop and pub within walking distance
  • Smart TV/DVD in lounge
  • Secure bicycle storage available
  • Please note. The property is unable to accept a dog in 2022.
  • Arrival: 15:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

 

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Adrian 16th April 2022

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Reviewed by Ray 28th March 2022

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Reviewed by Ian 11th March 2022

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The Sails Loft is in a great location, close to the beach, close to places to eat, close to the Tarka Trail (for walking and cycling- check out Fremington Quay for delicious pasties and cakes!!!), and just a few miles from lovely places of interest. The Loft itself is clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday, and an addRead moreed bonus was being able to store our bikes in an outside shed. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 20th February 2022

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Lovely, comfortable accommodation with everything you need for an enjoyable stay in Instow. The hosts were extremely helpful and on hand if we needed anything. Location is perfect- 2 minutes to the beach and restaurants. A truly lovely stay! Thank you!

Reviewed by Robert 12th February 2022

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Reviewed by Ruth 30th October 2021

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Brilliant week at Sails Loft. Would definitely recommend. Great views and such a relaxing place. Just what we needed and ideal for morning walks on the beach with our Retriever

Reviewed by Anne 2nd October 2021

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Lovely accommodation, very comfortable in a fabulous location only a couple of minutes walk to a dog friendly beach.

Reviewed by Paul 24th July 2021

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Reviewed by Steve 17th July 2021

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100%. Could not fault anything. Will definitely be back, lovely hosts.

Reviewed by Christopher 3rd July 2021

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Reviewed by Shirley 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by June 12th June 2021

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Sails Loft was the best self catering holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. Perfect setting with all home comforts.

Reviewed by Deb 5th June 2021

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Reviewed by Keith 29th May 2021

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A great place to live in, good views across the bay to Appledore and to see sunsets, a short walk down to the bustle and noise of Marine Parade, but very quiet and peaceful in a terrific apartment.

Reviewed by Carole 22nd May 2021

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Beatiful holiday flat, great location, would thoroughly recommend

Reviewed by Geoffrey 8th May 2021

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very peaceful quit place to stay close to dog friendly beach

Reviewed by Philip 1st May 2021

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Loverly property well fitted out and in an excellent location You can choose to eat in or out this place is very well equipped and is ideal for a couple looking to explore the area and come back to a splendid home from home to put your feet up.

Reviewed by Rafieh 31st October 2020

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What a gorgeous stay we had! This property is so beautifully close to Instow's beach - we adored our stay. Alongside Instow being a gorgeous village, it is a perfect base for visiting surrounding areas like Hartland Quay, Croyde, and Bude. Devon in Autumn is stunning! The cottage itself is perfectly equipped to ensure you feel so at home, and Ian aRead morend Rose were so kind and helpful! It is one of the most beautiful cottages we've stayed in - we are already planning our next trip there! Hide

Reviewed by Robert 24th October 2020

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A real gem of a place. The owners are so friendly and kind. The property is spotlessly clean and very cosy and comfortable. Brilliant location, two minutes walk to the beach. The dog loved it too!

Reviewed by Audrey 17th October 2020

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Reviewed by Eileen 10th October 2020

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Sails Loft is immaculately clean and had everything that you need for a self catering holiday. We had a comfortable stay and would highly recommend it. The hosts were friendly and the little gifts were a really nice welcome. Thank you to them for letting us stay in their lively property.

Reviewed by Margaret 3rd October 2020

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Fantastic position, central to all one would need. Amazing hosts Very comfortable with all facilities one would need

Reviewed by Kate 26th September 2020

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The kitchen is compact and superbly designed so that everything you could possibly want is at hand in a small space . There were even trays and a chopping board. Upstairs the converted loft space is quite stunning. Windows cleverly placed make the most of the breathtaking views and the attention to detail with fittings and features is really affectRead moreive. Modern, chic and nautical. We were very impressed with the lovely welcome of a bottle of wine and chocolate brownies too. Very near the beach. Hide

Reviewed by Rozanne 19th September 2020

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Reviewed by Anna 5th September 2020

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Great location, easy walking distance to the beach. Spotlessly clean and bright. This was our third visit.

Reviewed by Lisa 15th August 2020

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Lovely location 1min to the beach and some lovely restaurants and bars. The sails loft was excellent place to stay with a lovely view.

Reviewed by David 1st August 2020

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Sails Loft is a beautiful, stylish modern getaway. The property is homely, comfy and modern with everything you need. It is perfect in every way! The location is fantastic for walks along the beach or local trails. Instow is quiet and just perfect for a quiet restful break. Can't wait to book to go again!

Reviewed by Audrey 18th July 2020

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The property was lovely and really homely we were made to feel very welcome we had a bottle wine and biscuits to greet us . The property was well equipped with everything we needed and really felt at home .

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Watch beautiful sunsets on the balcony
The delightful lounge area with access onto the balcony
Beautifully designed lounge area
Al fresco dining on the balcony
Cook up a storm in this well-equipped kitchen
A great space to enjoy breakfast
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
Shower room with WC
Show 4 moreView towards the cottage

Location

Map
Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

The ancient fishing village of Polruan lies just across the river from the delightful civil parish of Fowey, a bustling picturesque town packed with quirky coastal shops, art galleries and restaurants. Surrounded by some of the region’s most enchanting countryside, this pair of Cornish cousins have a truly magical feel about them. Polruan, with its steep hill and charming cottages looking down over the pretty harbour, and Fowey with its timeless maritime charm, are linked together by the Fowey Estuary, a haven of colourful sailing and fishing boats dotted about on the water.

A short drive away are the nearby harbours of East and West Looe with their quayside restaurants, sandy beaches and wildlife boat trips. The village of Polperro, with its fascinating smuggling history and horse pulled tram is a must-see and Charlestown, with its huge square sail ships is famously known as the key filming location for the hit TV series, Poldark. Children will love winding their way through the scenic coastal landscape with the Bodmin and Wenford Railway and for those brave enough, there is ample opportunity to hunt down the mysterious beast of Bodmin Moor.

The beautiful capital town of Truro with its magnificent cathedral and wide boulevards is just over an hour away by car and the newly redeveloped St Austell, home to the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan can be reached within forty-five minutes. Surrounded by gorgeous countryside and nature reserves, lakes and rivers, the area boasts some of the best sailing and watersports in the UK. If you are looking for somewhere remote and unspoilt, but with lots to keep you busy, Polruan is the perfect choice.

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