Sleeps 6, Wonderful Facilities, Perfect For Enjoying The North Devon Coast
About Emma Lange
We grew up in North Devon. Although we now live in the Midlands we still think of North Devon as home. Whenever possible we love to get down to Dot's Cottage to unwind and enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer.
Emma Lange purchased this Cottage in 2013
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Very well equipped cottage in great location and lovely garden
Had a lovely Easter weekend with the family. Beach fabulous and the sun shone!
The cottage was beautifully modernised with good quality furniture and fittings. The garden was nicely kept. The host was very helpful and quickly responded to problems we had with the central heating. A rug on the wooden floor would have made the living room seem cosier.
The perfect holiday hideaway!
Our stay at Dot’s Cottage was a delight from the very start. The owner, Emma, was so helpful and accommodating from the outset. Any questions were answered very quickly and during our stay it was just the same. So thank you for making everything so easy Emma!
Dot’s Cottage itself was just perfect. ‘We’ consisted of myself, my wife and fifteen month old daughter, but with the bunk bed room and spacious seating downstairs I could see the cottage easily hosting a much larger family. All mod cons were provided both inside and out, and enough plug sockets to keep even the most social media addicted teenager happy. Bedrooms were comfy and spacious, plenty of towels provided and we wanted for nothing in the kitchen. Outside the garden is beautiful and catches the sun pretty much all day with table and chairs provided along with a barbecue. On arrival the place was scrupulously clean and welcoming. Accessing the property was quick and easy with the instructions provided.
I confess that I was armed with inside info in terms of how good the location was going to be having grown up in the area. The Cottage is no more than five minutes walk from anything; the beach, the local shop (and simply fabulous deli/cafe John’s), nearest pub, bus stop, free parking and the little ferry over the estuary to Appledore. Looking further afield thirty minutes should get you to the vast majority of the local attractions or market towns. It simply couldn’t be better really.
In summary, we had a wonderful week at Dot’s Cottage and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone considering a holiday in the area. Thank you Emma and John, we can’t wait to come back.
It's so lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Dot's Cottage. We think it's a pretty special place too, so we're more than happy to share it with people who feel the same way! Looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
5 of us stayed over the Easter weekend. Absolutely loved the cottage. Decorated and furnished to a high standard. Owners were on hand for us when the heating didn’t come on. Lovely village, would love to return and stay again.
Lovely house in a lovely location
Instow was a lovely village from which to explore the surrounding countryside. Dot's Cottage was a perfect place to stay, very well equipped, nicely decorated and clean. A peaceful location. To be recommended: John's of Instow - more than just a village shop (just a 2 minute walk away), the bus service, cycling along the Tarka Trail.
Clean and comfortable
My husband and I had a wonderful week here. Cottage has been beautifully refurbished with all modern conveniences. Very well situated. The cottage was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed. We enjoyed exploring the area. Would certainly recommend, and would not hesitate to return.
Dot's Cottage is situated at the heart of beautiful Instow. Instow is a thriving village, located at the mouth of the Torridge estuary where the River Taw and River Torridge meet. It enjoys a picturesque view across the water to Appledore and then more far-reaching views out to Lundy Island and the open sea.
The enchanting sea front with its pretty promenade has two pubs as well as two bars with restaurants; a great village shop containing a deli, a butcher and post office; a yacht club and an art gallery. The famous Tarka Trail, running through Instow, is ideal for walkers and bike riders. In fact, the area is surrounded by many great walks, with Exmoor, Dartmoor and Cornwall all within reach. Instow boasts two beautiful sandy beaches with dunes which can either be places for family activity, or places to simply rest, watch the boats and enjoy the charming views. At the bottom of Bridge Lane is a small quay. From here, a little summertime ferry takes pedestrians across to Appledore during high tides.
If you enjoy cricket, The North Devon Cricket Club with its thatched roof nestles between the two beaches and is one of the most beautiful grounds in the country.
North Devon offers almost every outdoor activity you could imagine. Perhaps it is most famous for its excellent surfing, with nearby Westward Ho, as well as Saunton, Croyde and Putsborough just across the estuary. Beginner golfers may enjoy the nearby Portmore facilities but more experienced golfers will face the challenges of England's oldest course at Royal North Devon or the two world ranked courses at Saunton. The Milky Way adventure parc, the Big Sheep and The Ultimate Adventure Center are just examples of the many nearby family fun places that can entertain younger visitors.
Instow is such a stunning place, offering so much to do and so many places to explore. There are National Trust properties such as Arlington Court to visit, and RHS properties such as Rosemoor and Docton Mill within easy reach. Young or old, active or leisurely, Instow promises something for everyone.