The Sail Loft
If you’re looking for one of the most fantastic views on the North Devon coast then book The sail Loft !!
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The Sail Loft is a one bedroom, detached annex, offering luxury self catering accommodation in a quiet, friendly and relaxed environment on top of a hill, over looking instow beach and out towards Appledore and Lundy Island.
The Sail Loft is centrally heated and furnished simply but comfortably. Being equipped with all mod cons including – Electric Cooker with Halogen Hob, Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Machine, Washing Machine, Free Sat TV, DVD player and free Wi Fi access, it really is a home from home.
We provide bath towels, beach towels, hand towels, face cloths, bath robes, complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer for use during your stay. We also provide a welcome pack of bread, butter, milk, orange juice, tea and coffee.
The Sail Loft is affordable luxury and great value for money, and with many of our customers coming back time after time you can be assured of a stress free stay.
Parking the car is no problem on the private driveway outside the garage doors (which are not in use) or on our lower tarmac drive.
If you are looking for the wow factor this place has it in droves!…..but don’t take our word for it, this is what just some of our guests think:
July 2011 – “We love the sail loft and will recommend highly. Quiet, spacious and the view is just amazing. Every need was thought of and we really appreciate the warm welcome. Looking forward to our visit at Christmas.” USA
August 2011 – “What an enjoyable week we have had. The view is beautiful and a lovely comfortable place to stay for a week. Very easy with a young baby. This place is highly recommended and we have found it a pleasure to stay here.”
September 2011 – “What a wonderful surprise! First class, made our trip very special. The views and facilities are superb. We must come again soon.”
September/October 2011 – “Another very comfortable stay in “our” lovely little apartment on the hottest October weekend since records began ! 24 – 27 degrees” – East Sussex
January 2012 – Flat is awesome, hospitality overwhelming. Just very happy to be here and feel very privileged.”
January 2012 – “Your hospitality knows no bounds. You are truly warm, lovely people. The sail loft was perfect and the peace and comfort were just what I needed. Thanks so much.”
10-13th May 2012 – “The Sail Loft looked superb on the internet, but somehow was even better in the flesh!! We immediately felt right at home, everything just ‘clicked’. Location is perfect – stunning views of the Estuary / coast / Appledore and yet only a 5 minute stroll to the beach…10/10.”
Jubilee weekend – 1st – 6th June 2012 -
“What a gem of a location with jewels of generous hosts! Where better in our nation to make our Jubilee toasts? We couldn’t believe your kindness with all the extras for our stay. What more could we have asked for to enhance our holiday? Dear Instow was the back drop. The Sail Loft our beautiful base. Thank you so much for allowing us to share your wonderful place.”
10th – 18th June 2012 – “What a great place to stay. The Sail Loft has all you could need (including an icebox! ) some great views, lovely villages and a great place to explore from. When it rains just sit back and relax.”
1st – 6th July 2012 – “What a lovely place to spend a holiday, and I am not the first to discover, when it rains just sit back and relax.”
6th – 10th August 2012 – “The weather let us down a bit this time, but the last day was perfect! As usual, the Sail Loft had every comfort – the best place to stay in North Devon! Thanks again Mike and Lisa, and look forward to being back soon.”
11th – 18th August 2012 – “Olympic Gold awarded to the Sail Loft for eye to detail; our comfort; the view. Thank you.”
25th August – 1st September 2012 – “An enjoyable week. The combination of the Devon countryside and the stunning views from the ‘Sail Loft’ make this the ideal stay.”
1st – 8th September 2012:
Oh wow, how heavenly
this wonderful Sail Loft place
leisurely harbour entertainment
boats appearing at a gentle pace
Then the sea fret and the mist
came and swallowed up the view
the rows of seaside cottages
lost to the morning dew
Soft sands emerged
as the tide receded
a view to relax to
just what tired people needed
Back came the tide
filling up the harbour
could just sit and absorb
as the boats returned to moor
We hired bikes at Bideford
cycled 18 miles thru lovely trees
crossing the river over and over
following streams in a gentle breeze
Walked the coast and
reached cobbly Clovelly
back just in time to shop at Instows late open deli
As the sun finally went down
glowing amber over Lundy
we knew this marked the point…….
of our return to work on Monday!
9th – 14th September 2012 – “Thanks for a lovely stay in the Sail Loft. We enjoyed the amazing views of the sunsets, the immaculate accommodation and attention to detail.”
14th – 21st September 2012 – “It was a great privilege to stay in such a wonderful flat and with such a superb location! It has been a peaceful oasis for us. Thank you.”
23rd-28th September 2012 – “What can we say that hasn’t been said already? Nice people, perfect accommodation, shame about the weather. Trip to Lundy certainly worthwhile. For a trip to North Devon, the only place to stay. Thanks.”
1st October – 8th October 2012 – “We have spent many holidays in Devon, but we are glad we eventually found the Sail Loft. This is by far the best self catering accommodation we have ever stayed in! Many thanks”
27th October – 3rd November 2012 – “A great base for walking the South West Coast Path and enjoying excellent birdwatching all around the estuary – especially Spoonbills at Isley Marsh. After enduring rain, hail, mud (and some sunshine too!) it was a joy to come home to lovely, clean, warm accommodation and magnificent views.”
7th and 8th November 2012 – “We stay in Instow and Appledore often, so we have stayed in a few holiday homes. I say homes because to us this area of North Devon is home. We come and really relax as we’ve seen and done most everything. This accommodation shines above the rest for the 2 of us. The views are wonderful. We’re only sorry it was only for 2 nights. Lovely bed linen, towels and great kitchen equipment. We will be back for longer next time.”
12th January 2013 – “Amazing! What wonderful accommodation with such a warm welcome (shame we’re only here for one night). Thank you for making my 40th Birthday celebrations so wonderful. We will, without a doubt, recommend you to friends and family. We couldn’t have asked for more.”
6th Feb – 10th Feb 2013 – “A wonderful view in a great accommodation, in lovely place. Hope to stay again in your lovely place. Best self catering I can ever remember staying in. The view is unbeatable. Thank you.
For more information or to make a booking enquiry just contact Lisa on 01271 861519, or 07786 435 948 or email lisa at email@example.com
or view the Sail Loft at www.holidaylettings.co.uk