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Sleeps 8 adults Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 1 Pets Not accepted Region Devon Town/village Bideford

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Linwood, Bideford

Linwood is a wonderful seaside villa in the popular watersports centre of Instow. This water front property offers spectacular uninterrupted views across the estuary to the attractive fishing village of Appledore and has been completely refurbished to offer spacious, airy, and extremely comfortable accommodation in a contemporary style with a coastal theme. The attractive open plan living/dining room offers all you will need to relax with friends and family and the central position of the well equipped kitchen provides the perfect place to prepare memorable meals. Large fold back glazed doors lead from the living room out to an attractive decked area extending along the front of the property with a glazed canopy. This extended living area is an ideal place to enjoy a refreshing breakfast or to relax and watch the sun go down over the estuary. An additional smaller living room can offer a quiet retreat or somewhere for the younger members of the family. Two spacious and very attractive double bedrooms, both offer fabulous estuary views and one has an ensuite shower room. Two further twin bedrooms make this an ideal property for two families or groups of friends. Instow with its delightful beach, sand dunes and all its facilities including a choice of pubs, restaurants and a wonderful local shop are all a short level stroll. There is lockable storage for those wishing to cycle along the nearby Tarka Trail or surf at Westward Ho! which is just a short drive away. This high quality villa is simply a very special property and will suit all the family whether you are looking to enjoy a relaxing or active holiday in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Accommodation:Ground floor: Open plan living/dining room with seating for 7, TV, DVD CD and iPod Doc. Kitchen area with gas hob and electric oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge, freezer and breakfast bar for 3. Utility room with washer/dryer. Second living room/snug with TV, DVD, Playstation 3 and seating for 3. Separate WC with basin. First Floor: Bedroom 1 with Super King zip 'n' link with option to twins on request. Bedroom 2 with Double, TV and ensuite shower room with WC and basin. Bedroom 3 with Twin. Bedroom 4 with Twin. Bathroom with shower over bath, WC and basin.

Facilities and Services: Linen and towels. Gas CH, Wi-Fi Broadband. No smoking. Regret no pets. Highchair. Garden furniture. BBQ. Secure outdoor storage for surf boards and cycles. Off road parking for 2 cars. Refundable £100 security deposit. Short breaks available. 4pm arrival time. Arr/Dep for weekly bookings is Saturday

Dressing table and wardrobeDouble bedroom with ensuite shower room with WC and basinSeating for 7Beautifully dressed super king sip'n' link bed which can turn into twin bedsTwin Room with dressing tableRelax and watch TV,DVDs or play the Playstation 3 with seating for 3Enjoy a cup of tea in front of the tvSpecial occasion getawaysSeating 3
  • BBQ
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Heating, Central
  • High chair
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Broadband
  • Welcome Basket
  • Water Views
  • Beach
  • Ensuite
  • Parking, Private
  • Ground Floor W.C.


Check in / Check out

Standard check-in is 4pm and standard check-out is normally 10am on your day of departure. In some cases these times vary. Always check your booking confirmation paperwork for correct timings or ask your local agent.


Bideford is a historic port on the banks of the River Torridge and just a short distance to the sea. This part of the North Coast has a few local sandy beaches to choose from, including Saunton and Westward Ho! On the edge of the estuary is the Northam Burrows Country Park; the grasslands, sand dunes and marshes are home to many species of bird and wildlife.

The historic estate of Tapeley Park is worth a visit, there are formal lawns and a walled kitchen garden to wander in. Lundy Island is perfect for a relaxing day trip and has opportunities for diving and seal watching. The small island village has an inn, lighthouse and the Marisco Castle. Not far from Bideford is the large shopping outlet Atlantic Village, and for the younger ones The Big Sheep has outdoor adrenaline activities, fairground rides and various animal attractions. Another great family day out is the Milky Way Adventure Park at Clovelly, with shows and sports to suit all ages. For further activities try Skern Lodge and the Ultimate Adventure Park.

The famous Tarka Trail passes through Bideford, and the Burton Art Gallery & Town Museum has a craft gallery and local gift shop. The 12th century Hartland Abbey is a notable ancestral home with displays of many historic paintings and period collections. There are woodland and garden walks, also a path which leads down to the sea.


From Tavistock and the rivers Tavy and Tamar to the English Riviera of Torbay, and the nautical town of Dartmouth north across Dartmoor (with its famous miniature ponies) to the surfing beaches of Croyde and Woolacombe, there can be few counties in England that offer such a broad spectrum of experiences to the visitor. 

Located in the South Westerly reaches of England, Devon shares a southerly border with Cornwall, and an easterly border with Somerset and Dorset. To the north and south the Bristol and English channels provide miles of beautiful coastline, and numerous attractions to the county. 

Areas of Oustanding Natural Beauty (5), National Parks (2) and many other parks and reserves make it very easy to get off the beaten track, but the cities of Plymouth and Exeter are as modern and vibrant as they come.

Inland are a number of country landscapes to explore; Tarka Country to the north, taking its name from a famous novel, offering the Tarka Trail; a fantastic cycle route through the beautiful country landscapes. Centrally, Dartmoor National Park is the largest open space in South England, and offers miles of rugged and wild moorland for keen walkers to explore.

Dartmoor Zoological Park is situated on the edge of the moor. The zoo is the inspiration behind a Hollywood film, and home to an impressive range of exotic animals. Along the south coast is the spectacular Jurrasic Coast World Heritage Site, reaching from Exmouth along into Dorset, and offering a spectacular coastline to discover.

Further south along the coast is the borough of Torbay, home to some of Devon’s most popular seaside resorts and tourist spots, and known as the English Riviera. Devon’s county town is the attractive city of Exeter, offering a mix of historical and modern architecture and culture. To the south is the University City of Plymouth, a historic port, and home to The Hoe, a popular public open space offering a range of attractions.   

Devon is the third biggest county in the UK by area, but it's quite easy to get around. In population, it is only the twelfth largest, so it's really not very crowded! Geographically and in spirit quite unlike the neighbouring counties, Devon is characterised by the granite structure that forms Dartmoor rising out of its distinctive red soil, and the very different Devonian rock structure underlying Exmoor. The Devonian geological period was actually named after Devon since it was here that these rocks were first studied. 

South West

England’s peninsula incorporates the counties of Cornwall and Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Bristol. This region is mostly rural so is perfect to escape the everyday hustle and bustle, whether relaxing with the family by the seaside or exploring the wild moors and rugged coastline. The area boasts hundreds of beautiful sandy bays to choose from and fantastic surfing opportunities. The historic cities of Exeter, Bath and Gloucester are definitely worth a visit, and with transport links all the way down to Penzance even the famous Lands End and remote Isles of Scilly can be reached.

Area Devon Nearest shop 0.2 miles Nearest pub 0.2 miles


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