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  • The Captains House Exterior | The Captains House, Instow, nr. Bideford
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  • The Captains House Exterior | The Captains House, Instow, nr. Bideford
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    The Captains House

    Ref: S18975


    • Bedrooms: 5
    • Sleeps: 10
    • Baths: 3
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    The Captains House sleeping up to 10 guests

    This amazing and spacious property offers fantastic views over the surrounding area and is a short walk to the beach.
    ‘Impressive and spacious’ are the first words that describe this period seaside villa. With breathtaking views over the River Torridge, Instow beach, the sea and across the estuary towards Appledore, The Captain’s House (centre property in photograph) is also owned and managed by the Webbery Estate (refs hppr, hpps, H81, hddp, hddn, hddq, hddo and hmmn, just 15 minutes away) and is located in the pretty coastal village of Instow, just a short walk from the beach. One of a pair, the holiday house has an enclosed garden and patio area to the rear. Having been renovated, the property boasts a fitted kitchen and dining room which has stunning views over the estuary. Guests can enjoy lovely views from most of the upstairs bedrooms and there is a small reading area that overlooks the garden. The pretty village of Instow, located between Barnstaple and Bideford has stretches of golden, sandy beaches and dunes, which makes this an ideal place for a relaxing family holiday. An ideal spot for most watersports and sea-fishing can be enjoyed here, or alternatively local boat trips are available. For those wishing to sample the local food, plenty of pubs and restaurants can be found in Instow and the speciality is seafood - of course. The famous ‘Tarka Trail’ - just on the doorstep - is perfect for walkers and cyclists and follows the estuary towards Braunton and is a lovely way to experience the delights that this area has to offer. On the opposite side of the estuary is Appledore, a pretty unspoilt village with a wealth of painted fishermen’s cottages, found up narrow winding streets, some of which date back as far as 1335. Famous for its maritime history and arts there is a maritime museum and numerous arts and crafts shops. Just a short drive away, visitors will find a substantial and popular surfing beach and golf courses at famous Westward Ho! Within two miles is Bideford with its historic port and lively market as well as regular boat trips to nearby Lundy Island. The Dartington Crystal factory and RHS gardens at Rosemoor are easily accessible, as is a wealth of National Trust properties including Tapely Park and Hartland Abbey, to name a few. Shops 100 yards.
    Ground floor: Spacious dining room with oak floor and well-equipped kitchen with slate floor. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Living room with rugs on wooden floor and uninterrupted sea and estuary views. Small reading room. Double bedroom. Second floor: Double bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. Bunk bedroom. Bathroom with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to third floor: Two twin bedrooms, each with low sloping ceilings and one with feature round window. Shower room and toilet. Many rooms with sea views.

  • Electricity, full gas central heating, bed linen, towels included
  • Cot
  • High chair
  • Two TVs (one portable)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Wi-fi
  • Small, enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • Barbecue
  • Parking (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Welcome pack
  • No smoking
  • NB: Steep stairs to lawned area
  • Barbecue
    Fuel and Power Included
    Enclosed Garden/Patio
    Garden / Patio
    Golf nearby
    Horse Riding Nearby
    Decorated at Christmas
    Bed Linen & Towels Included
    Short Breaks All Year
    Cot Available
    Luxury Collection
    Washing Machine
    Green Scheme
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    Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
    Shower Cubicle
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    Local amenities

    • Instow Arms 0.5 miles
    • The Beaver 1 mile
    • Westward Ho! Beach 2.5 miles
    • Fremington Quay Cafe 3.5 miles
    • Squires Fish Restaurant 4 miles
    • The Pelican 4.5 miles
    • Saunton Sands Beach 5 miles
    • Boston Tea Party 5.5 miles
    • Driftwood Coffee Shop & Deli 5.5 miles
    • Claytons & The Glasshouse 5.5 miles

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    6 Customer Reviews

    Jacqui – 4 Nov 2018
    "Perfect for large groups, well equipped with everything you need, comfortable, loads of space for everyone over the 4 levels, youngest at the top as the stairs are narrow but totally climbable and adventureous for kids, tv’s in all the rooms great for kids too and there is a bathroom and shower on the top floor so you don’t have to use the stairs in the night. We were two family groups including children and grandparents, and we never once felt crowded. The garden isn’t large but secure and big enough to bbq with a large outdoor seating area. You don’t need a large garden with all that beach on the doorstep anyway. Four walkable pubs of which a couple do takeaways and a hotel restaurant, Johns cafe and shop have everything you need. Welcoming from the start with the wine and scones, lots to do in the area or within short drives, a great place to stay and would recommend it totally."
    Christine – 30 Oct 2018
    "Lovely house with stunning views. Close to beach, pubs and restaurants. Very well equipped and nice welcome pack. Thank you."
    Julie – 26 Sep 2018
    "A wonderful house in the perfect location, we loved everything about our stay apart from the weather!"
    Philip – 5 Aug 2018
    "A superb property that is very well equipped and ideally suited for the beech and local amenities."
    Julie – 9 May 2018
    "I can't recomend Captains House and the area enough. We had such a wonderful time, the house was immaculate, the view from the lounge is amazing. The kids loved it, the beach is just a 3 minute walk and for a May bank holiday with lovely weather it was not too busy. The local pub which is a few doors down does amazing food, then just further along is Johns Deli which does amazing local cheeses meats etc. I will definitely be recommending this place to family and friends. I must menion the lovely welcome we recieved which was homemade walnut and apricot scones, they were absolutley delicious. Thank you so much."
    Stephanie – 8 Jan 2018
    "We had a great Christmas. And thank you for all the treats. Would recommend a stay at this property."

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