Nanny's Cottage family holiday cottage at Instow, North Devon
Nanny's Cottage holiday cottages in North Devon

Nanny’s Cottage at Instow

Nanny’s Cottage is a beautiful peaceful retreat for those wishing to get away from it all.  It is situated on a private road in the centre of Instow and guests love to visit award winning Johns Deli (just around the corner) for special deli treats, fresh coffee or delicious brunch.  There are four popular pub restaurants within easy walking distance and many more a short hop away in the car.

Nanny’s offers 3 good-sized bedrooms and a large lounge with plenty of seating around the gas-effect woodturner (easy to turn on when you arrive!).  The TV has Chromecast for those looking to ‘cast’ programmes from their own phones or tablets. The kitchen is very well equipped and also has a Nespresso coffee machine for those who enjoy a first cuppa of fresh coffee in the morning. It is the perfect destination for a family holiday, romantic break or from where to enjoy the charm and attractions of North Devon. There are sandy beaches and long walks right on the doorstep, and plenty of outdoor adventures nearby including surfing, the Tarka Trail and North Devon Yacht Club.  

Guests receive ‘Pre-Arrival Notes’ on receipt of booking to help prepare for their stay – which includes contact details for booking restaurants and local attractions ….. a big help for parents with kids of all ages!     NEW for 2022 …. Up to 2 dogs allowed and a bottle of Prosecco in fridge to greet you when you arrive! 🙂


  • 45 mins from Junction 27 of the M5
  • South facing garden
  • 2 minutes from the beach
  • 4 waterside pubs and local shop on Marine Parade
  • Sleeps 6 with 1 bathroom and 1 en suite
  • Up to two dogs allowed
  • 20 minutes from surfing beaches
  • On the Tarka Trail – Bridge Lane crosses the trail at Instow
  • On the edge of Exmoor and the South West Coast Path


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

“Cannot recommend this holiday cottage enough – perfect location right on the beach with deli and pub on the doorstep. Incredibly well equipped for families, with kitchen gadgets and children’s high chairs/travel cot. Stunning garden with BBQ and outdoor chairs & table. Lovely seaside village with masses to explore locally, including amazing walks. Host brilliantly accommodating and communicative. We will definitely return!”
July 2020, MD

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Covid Cleaning Process at Nanny’s Cottage

We are following published good practice to help keep you and your party safe during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Cleaning turnarounds therefore take longer and so we apologise for requesting early departure – but are sure you will appreciate our attention to these guidelines when you yourself arrive! 🙂

We aim to keep abreast of all the latest government guidance and implement appropriate measures.

Hand sanitiser gel is provided at the Cottage and we deep clean after / before every visit.



Nanny's Cottage holiday home Instow
sunset over Instow
cottage garden at Nanny's Cottage at Insotw