About Us

A bit about The Owners

Westward Living is a family owned business offering luxurious self-catering holiday cottages in Westward Ho! North Devon. Kathy and Chris Murdoch live with their three sons, Raffles the soppy black Labrador & Winston & Pepper the cheeky pugs within the grounds. Both Kathy and Chris are passionate about their local area of Westward Ho! and love nothing more then sharing their local knowledge and hospitality to guests.

Duckhaven Stud was a racehorse training yard run by Kathy's now retired father Alan Smith.

The cottages are located within the grounds of an ex working thoroughbred racing yard which was called Duckhaven Stud. With the exception of Paddocks, Furlong and the Gallops, all our cottages are named after winning horses were trained and bred by Alan who lives in the main farmhouse.

We have many glorious horses residing at Duckhaven, when Alan retired so did all the horses, they do still live on site and enjoy the best views over the North Devon Coastline with plenty of love and attention from the family and our guests!

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