Self Catering

Westward Living, Bideford, Devon

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Westward Living Holiday Cottages are perfectly situated for guests to enjoy all the delights that North Devon has to offer. Comprising of fourteen luxury converted stables & cottages, we are nestled within 60 acres of private grounds at Duckhaven Stud, a former working thoroughbred stud farm in Westward Ho! North Devon. 

Set in the UNESCO Biosphere and within one of the few remaining Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. All our cottages offer direct access to the South West Coastal Path.  On a clear day you will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Clovelly, Lundy Island, Westward Ho!, Saunton Sands, Exmoor and the Torridge Estuary. If you are lucky you will catch a glimpse of foxes, badgers and roe deer.

We are in a great location for exploring the North Devon Coastline and have two charming dog friendly family restaurants within walking distance of the cottages.

The village of Westward Ho! is situated a mile away, where you will find abundance of shops, restaurants and the golden sand of the famous Westward Ho! beach which has recently been awarded the famous blue flag for the 15th year running.

The beach stretches for more than two miles from the village towards Appledore and the Torridge estuary. Stop for a coffee, chat to other dogwalkers and enjoy stunning views across Bideford Bay towards Lundy Island. The council’s rules on where dogs can be walked at Westward Ho! are lifted at the end of September, too, so you can explore the entire Blue Flag beach without worrying about straying into a restricted zone.

Each luxurious countryside cottage is fully equipped to the highest standard, making it a true home from home for your North Devon holiday. From the delicious cream tea in your cottage on arrival, to the friendly hosts on hand, Westward Living holiday cottages offer a perfect relaxing escape for families, walkers, couples and anyone wanting a taste of idyllic Devon life. 

Our cottages were winner of the Best Self catering category in the 2018 South West Tourism Awards and all our properties are finished to an excellent standard. Most of our 5-star luxurious coastal holiday cottages are named after the famous horses from the stud including Star cottage which was named after our Chester Cup Winner Star Player. It was a wonderful day when Frankie Detorri rode him home to victory for us, Matt our Head Groundsman will tell you all about it as he used to be head lad when Duckhaven was a racing yard.

We have three 5 star dog friendly properties;

Dream cottage – sleeps 2.
Smiley cottage – sleeps 4.
Sadler’s cottage – sleeps 6.

We also have a collection of purpose built 5-star gold rated holiday cottages which have been designed to accommodate our guests and their horses in adjoining paddocks, you will be able to watch them from your hot tub.

Kala’s cottage – sleeps 2.
Farriers cottage – sleeps 6.
Furlong cottage – sleeps 8.
Gallops cottage – sleeps 8.

Both livery and DIY options are available. Please call us on 01237 238967 or email us on [email protected] to find out which is the best cottage for you.

As well as access to the 60-acre grounds and direct access on the South West Coast Path, most of our cottages have hot tubs. Our facilities include indoor and outdoor children's play area, heated indoor plunge pool (open April to September), herb garden and family barn.

We are close by to Westward Ho! beach which is very popular with our four-legged guests and their owners. The beach has a few rules about when/where dogs can go but we can share this with you and help you to plan your dog’s and horse’s holiday itinerary as well as your own one.

We understand that everyone’s holiday plans are unique and personal to them so would love to hear from you to help find your ideal cottage, contact us on [email protected] or call us on 01237 238967.

Rates: From £150 per night – please contact us for more information.
Dog surcharge £20
Horse surcharge - £100 DIY.
Hot tub.

Contact Name: Rich Thomas
Telephone: 01237 238967
Email: [email protected]
Features: Off street parking, Garden, Children welcome, Wifi, Freeview TV, Golf nearby, Walks nearby, Cycle paths nearby
Special Offers: None at the moment.
Prices: Please contact for pricing information

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