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Gold Winner of the Visit Devon Tourism Awards for Best Self Catering Establishment 2012 & 2013. Our ten luxury self catering holiday cottages in North Devon are a must for guests wanting a country home from home

Our luxury self catering holiday cottages

Set in the Unesco Biosphere at Duckhaven Stud, Westward Ho! Where luxury & location matter most!

All of our luxury self catering holiday cottages have achieved the prestigious Visit England star ratings in 2013 including 4 star, 4 star gold and 5 star and 5 star gold for Royal Celerity & The Paddocks

A Warm Welcome

Welcome to Westward Living self catering holiday cottages in Westward Ho! North Devon, we look forward to meeting you and showing you a taste of Devon life. Westward Living's 11 luxurious self catering holiday cottages are nestled within 60 acres of grounds of ex-working thoroughbred stud farm Duckhaven Stud. Gold Winner of the Devon Tourism Awards for 2 years running we pride ourselves on attention to detail and making sure that all our guests have a truly memorable Westward LIving experience.

Our cottages sleep between 2 to 8 guests & are annually assessed by Visit England with ratings ranging from 4 star to 5 star gold. We have cottages to suit everyone including Smiley  & Farriers cottages which are wheel chair accessible cottages equipped with ramps and wet rooms.

Westward Living luxury self catering holiday cottages are ideally located for long and short breaks to the coast all year round. A short walk to great local pubs and restaurants and the outstanding blue flag beach in Westward Ho! which is the only Blue Flag rated beach in North Devon. Westward Ho! beach is an epicentre for extreme sports including surfing, kite surfing and land buggies, the two miles of golden sandy beach are an experience you will never forget. Westward Living holiday cottages offer a perfect luxurious escape for families, walkers, couples and anyone wanting a relaxing and peaceful escape to the coast or country. We are close by to many great attractions including the Royal North Devon Golf Course which is the oldest links course in the country.

Our onsite facilities include a private wedding venue Ocean Kave, multifunction venue for group celebrations, indoor and outdoor children's play areas, a small indoor heated pool with training jets (open April to September), a natural herb garden and direct access from every cottage onto the South West Coastal Footpath. Each of the cottages is named after our one of winning horses (on the flat and jump) and we have many resident ex-race horses on site for you to meet.  Racing fans may even recognise a few or our winners including Silca Blanka and Kala Fair.

In Spring 2013 we launched our brand new beach front apartments - The Seahorse Apartments - in the nearby village of Westward Ho!, for more information please see the website or click here. We are very proud to be able to offer our guest both "turf" and "surf" options.

We offer DIY livery for horses and welcome assistance dogs all year round.  Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you to Westward Ho!


Our Awards

Our award winning holiday cottages in Westward Ho! North Devon have been recognised regionally and nationally by the most prestigious Tourism authorities in the UK.

Awards and Achievements in 2013

Best Self Catering Establishment
Westward Living holiday cottages received the Gold Award for Best Self Catering Establishment in Devon and will be attending the South West Tourism Awards in February. Later in the year Westward Living have been invited to represent the South West in the Visit England Tourism Awards.

Tourism Superstar & Customer Service
Our very own tourism superstar Matt Druce was honoured with the Gold Award in the 2013 Devon Tourism Awards for his ongoing contributions to excellent customer service and continued and continued expansions of the guest services and facilities available here at Duckhaven Stud. attending the South West Tourism Awards in February and has also been nominated for the Tourism Superstar for English Tourism Week.

Winner of Winners
In recognition of the outstanding contributions made by Westward Living to develop and regenerate Westward Ho!, putting our picturesque seaside village back on the map as a top UK coastal destination, Westward Living were honoured with the coveted winner of winners award at the 2013 Devon Tourism Awards.

Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence
We were delighted to be awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellece in 2013. The award celebrates hospitality excellence and is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor. Winners of the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website, with only the top 10 percent receiving the prestigious award.

Awards and Achievements in 2012

Best Self Catering Establishment
Westward Living holiday cottages received the Gold Award for Best Self Catering Establishment in Devon and attended the South West Tourism Awards in early 2013, where we were awarded the Bronze Award for Access for All and Silver Award for Self Catering Establishment of the Year.


"Just wanted to say a big thank you to you and Chris for arranging for us to check in early, this was hugely appreciated with two babies in tow! We were able to get them settled and have a relaxing afternoon." Janet Adams July 2014


"What a brilliant find, this was the perfect and much needed escape  we were looking for, you have really thought of everything!  We are already planning our next trip back to Dream Cottage."

Tony and Sue Palmer, Hants Oct 2013

"What we loved most about our holiday in your beautiful Star cottage was the attention to detail, from the lovely furniture to the box of toys for Connor and all the really useful tourist info made our stay so hassle free and fun – thank you."

Kelly and Mike – Liverpool July 2014

"From the moment we spoke to Kathy when we booked, Luke and I knew this was going to be a great holiday, thank you all so much for everything especially for fixing the car!!!!!! Warm Winter was so comfortable and the most comfy bed we have ever slept in, the perfect place for our Christmas getaway.   See you next Spring"

Luke and Chloe Parsons – Berkshire Dec 2013

"We love the new look Silca Blanka cottage it was great before but now its amazing.  Thanks to you all for another great week and especially to Alan and Matt for the horse tour, We’ve got some great photos of Jenny feeding Silca Blanka a carrot!"

Jim and Liz Overton – Derby August 2013

"Royal Celerity is officially our favourite holiday cottage ever, you  guys made us feel so special, all the little touches is what make you stand out from the competition……….."

Karl and Emma – Geneva

"We had a wonderful honeymoon in Paddocks, we love the huge Jacuzzi bath and don’t want to go home…….."

Ann & Dave  - Cardiff

"Wow what a great time we’ve all had, Sadlers cottage, we loved everything about this holiday and the cottage  was ideal for our family to spend some quality time together, your customer service is first class!"

Gossey family age range  from 0 – 93!

TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014

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