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
- All Our Cottages 10
- Romantic Cottages3
- Family Cottages 7
- Large Cottages2
- Special Offers 4
- Seahorse Apartments 3
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 ten 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 6 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 cottage which is a newly refurbished accessible cottage equipped with ramp and wet room.
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 facilities include a private wedding venue, multifunction venue for groups and indoor and outdoor children's play areas, a small indoor heated pool ( open May to September), natural herb garden and direct access from every cottage onto the South West Coastal Footpath. The cottages are named after our winner on the flat and jump, 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 www.seahorseapartments.co.uk 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.
We look forward to welcoming you to Westward Ho!
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.
"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!
Celebrate Easter with a 3 night break for 3 just £375
Special Late Availability Offer - £375 (Was £459)
Recently refurbished for Easter 2014 Surcoat cottage is a cosy two story cottage which has recently been awarded 4 stars from the Visit England Award Scheme. Surcoat ideal for couples or a party of three. The cottage has a spacious open plan living area leading off to a well equipped kitchen. Having been recently refurbished with a brand new bathroom suite and interior decor, Surcoat is a stunning choice for your family break.
Arrive Friday 18th April 2014
Depart Monday 21st April 2014M
Offer available on the above dates only.
Only £375 including complimentary bespoke toiletries, and a delicious Devon cream tea on arrival.
Family favourite Star Cottage is a popular choice with couples traveling as a group or families with older children. With generous open plan living space including lounge, diner and a well equipped kitchen, Star has the added benefit of two generous double or twin bedrooms both with en-suite facilities. Overlooking the rolling hills of Abbotsham, Star is a fabulous choice for enjoying the beautiful North Devon countryside and Coastline.
Arrive Fri 02 May 2014
Depart Fri 09 May 2014
7 nights - Only £657 including complimentary bespoke toiletries, hand made chocolates.
Recently refurbished for Easter 2014 Surcoat cottage is a cosy two storey cottage which has recently been awarded 4 stars from the Visit England Award Scheme. Surcoat ideal for couples or a party of three. The cottage has a spacious open plan living area leading off to a well equipped kitchen. Having been recently refurbished with a brand new bathroom suite and interior decor, Surcoat is a stunning choice for your family break.
Arrive Fri 25 Apr 2014
Depart Mon 28 Apr 2014
3 nights - £369.20
Silca Blanka Cottage has recently been awarded a 4 star gold rating from Visit England. This luxurious two storey cottage offers 1 double and 1 single bedroom with south facing views across open countryside. Both the master bedroom and the single bedroom enjoy wall mounted TV's with integrated DVD players.
Arrive Fri 25 Apr 2014
Depart Fri 02 May 2014
7 nights - Only £586 including complimentary bespoke toiletries, hand made chocolates and a delicious Devon cream tea on arrival.