Dream Cottage


Overlooking the rolling North Devon countryside, Dream Cottage is a five-star gold luxury romantic get away. Named after one of our most beloved racehorses, 'My Beautiful Dream', Dream Cottage is an idyllic retreat, perfect for an intimate break or quintessential British honeymoon.

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Couples retreat!

For a couples retreat within the North Devon countryside, Dream Cottage is a poular choice with a private patio garden and 2 person hot tub, views over the rolling hills of Abbotsham and gorgeous open plan living space, Dream is the ideal choice for relaxing and enjoying the countryside...and you can even bring your four legged friend as Dream is pet friendly!

19 Oct 2018 /// £528, £395 (€425) /// 3 nights

Dream Cottage has a super king-size bed, lined with Egyptian cotton bedding, and a two-person whirlpool bath. The open-plan design, complete with a sleek breakfast bar and comfy leather sofa, makes this dog-friendly cottage a wonderfully bright and relaxing space. Open the French doors to step out into the enclosed south-facing garden, perfect for pets. Here, you can barbecue on a warm summer's day and chill out on the sun loungers, or take a dip in the hot tub.

With a passion for rural life in North Devon, hosts Kathy and Chris lovingly designed Dream Cottage to reflect what is so special about the area. Guests can look out over the rolling hills of North Devon countryside and experience the magic of the area firsthand. The South West Coast Path is only a five-minute walk away and passes over grassy cliff tops before reaching Westward Ho!'s iconic golden sands. If you're bringing your pet along, they'll love roaming along the beach and through open countryside.

If sinking into the hot tub with a chilled glass of wine isn't enough, we'd be happy to arrange a booking with our masseur by appointment. Our dedicated, friendly team are always happy to help with any additional extras, such as champagne and flowers on arrival. We want to make sure you have everything you need and more on your romantic holiday.

No visit to North Devon would be complete without sampling some of its local delicacies. Enjoy a complimentary traditional cream tea on arrival, and, if you don't feel like cooking, take advantage of our exclusive private dining service. Our executive chef and his team would love nothing more than to cook a delicious menu for you at Dream Cottage. Indulge in the finest Devon cuisine from the comfort of your home-from-home. After all, isn't that what a luxury holiday is all about?

We understand it's not always easy to find time for a romantic getaway with children at home, but couples with babies looking for a luxurious family break are most welcome. We would be happy to provide travel cots with memory foam mattresses and high chairs, at no extra cost.

  • Luxurious 5 star, single storey romantic cottage.
  • Wonderfully deep and spacious two person whirlpool bath to slip into and relax in style.
  • Comfy super king bed, Egyptian bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Romantic feature fire, perfect to snuggle up to at the end of the day.
  • 2 person hot tub.
  • Bespoke toiletries.
  • Coffee machine.
  • Dishwasher.
  • Washer/Dryer.
  • Fridge and separate freezer.
  • Decadent interior design of rich reds, golds and browns enable you to relax and feel special.
  • Enclosed south facing outdoor lounging and BBQ area over looking the North Devon countryside.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in bedroom.
  • Complimentary WiFi.
  • All linen and towels included.

This access statement does not contain personal opinions as to our suitability for those with access needs, but aims to accurately describe the facilities and services that we offer all our guests/visitors.

Access Statement for Dream cottage 2018

A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 90 square meters with enclosed south facing outside patio with extensive rural views. Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area with double bedroom and en suite with two person whirlpool bath. 

Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door
Space for unloading and loading is adjacent to the property. Parking of vehicle 35 meters from cottage
Guests are able to preorder shopping but must be present to accept delivery
Information is given to all guests prior to arrival on local suppliers
Cottage is 100 meters from Bideford Bus route no 16 which operates hourly, with connection to national bus and rail links
Cottage is easily accessible for taxis
Cottage is 12 miles from nearest train station at Barnstaple
Owners will assist with carrying luggage on arrival and departure, if required

Key Collection, Welcome and Car Parking
Key collection is  from the reception building during offices hours (Mon-Fri 9-5:30pm) For arrivals outside of office hours please call the office on 01237 238967 or 24-hour guest phone 07807 096997 to make suitable arrangements. For guests without phone please knock on door at main house Duckhaven Stud upon arrival.

Entrance to Property
Access via front there is 6 inch step on a low hearth
Alternative access via double patio doors leading onto enclosed patio area.
Standard 2’6” door frames
Well lit entrance

Sitting Room/Lounge
Large open plan lounge with 3 settee deep settee made up of leather.
42” inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view

Dining Area
Round dining table with 2 chairs

Large open plan kitchen/dining room.
Integrated appliances including, washer dryer and dishwasher, fridge and freezer.
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards

The bedroom has zip and link beds and can be set up as either a double or twin bedroom
Stand alone wardrobe with hanging poles.

En suite with two person whirlpool bath, WC and hand basin

Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls 
Optimyst log burning effect fire with steam.

Level patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, 2 person bench, table and chairs and gas bbq.. Two person non adapted therapeutic hot tub with cover.

60 acres of coastal farm land rugged terrain
Access to south west coastal foot path from farm, steep incline as was once used to train horses
Use of mule (buggy) for trips over the grounds for guests with limited mobility
Sand school for schooling horses
Children’s play area
Farm viewing area

Additional Information
Use of mule (buggy) for trips over the grounds for guests with limited mobility
Private horse tours by arrangement
Access to hens for freshly laid eggs
Boules area
Children’s play area
Personal concierge service 24hrs
Ocean Kave, for use by guests for bird watching and relaxing and private dining, also has disabled access toilet facilities.
Small indoor heated training pool with jets (no hoist so not suitable for disabled access) open May - September

Contact details

Address - Westward Living, Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!  North Devon. EX39 1AA

Telephone - 01237 238967

 Email [email protected]

Grid Reference - SS 429286

Hours of Operation - 24hrs 


Northam Health Centre         01237 474994 (1 mile)

Emergency Dentist               01237 476786  (1 mile)

Nearest Hospitals:

·       Bideford Hospital Abbotsham Road Bideford, Devon EX39 3AG 01237 420200 (small hospital) 4 miles from Westward Living

·       North District Hospital Barnstaple 01271 322577 (main hospital with A&E) 12 miles from Westward Living


Philip Corbin Opening times: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 12.30pm Saturday. 5 miles from Westward Living

Later appointments by arrangement. -

Church Surgery, 16 Bridge Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BU, UK. Tel/Fax: 44 (0) 1237 471110

email: [email protected]

Local Accessible Taxis:

Bideford Cars 01237 429992

Quay Cars 01237 472027

both of above firms have wheelchair accessible vehicles.

Torridge Taxi & Shuttle have 4&8 seater taxis 01237 422632 / 07872345267

 Local Public Transport:

Bus - First Bus – Beacon Bus and National Express all run regular services from Westward Ho! village centre. www.firstgroup.com - 08457 48 49 50 and www.nationalexpress.com - 08717 818181

Train – nearest station is Barnstaple – 9 miles – with link to Exeter St Davids

Nearest main line station is Tiverton Parkway – 45miles – direct to Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham etc. Contact: www.thetrainline.com or phone 0870 010 1296


Start Date End Date Weekly Price
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 £1045
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £940
21 Dec 2018 31 Dec 2018 £1045
01 Jan 2019 17 Feb 2019 £1091
18 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £1034
29 Mar 2019 23 May 2019 £1091
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £1150
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £1091
05 Jul 2019 01 Sep 2019 £1150
02 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £1091
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £1150
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £1034
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1150
01 Jan 2020 29 Mar 2020 £1091
30 Mar 2020 24 May 2020 £1091
25 May 2020 03 Jun 2020 £1150
04 Jun 2020 05 Jul 2020 £1091
06 Jul 2020 02 Sep 2020 £1150
03 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020 £1091
19 Oct 2020 28 Oct 2020 £1150
29 Oct 2020 20 Dec 2020 £1034
21 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £1150

Totally perfect! These are the only words we can use to describe the hospitality and location at Dream Cottage. You made us feel so special, we love the personal touches and we will be back! Kelly and Jason Nov 2017

I wanted to say we really had such a wonderful time with you all. It was so blissful!! The cottage, location, services and farm are just so wonderful!
Fiona and Ben Jan 2018

FREE wifi throughout
All our cottages have FREE wifi providing unlimited access to the Internet.
Flexible Booking Dates
We offer flexible changeover dates of Friday and Monday which enable guests to enjoy short and long breaks throughout the year. We are also able to accommodate more flexible dates upon request and subject to availability
On-site facilities for guests
We have so many on-site facilities to keep you busy. If you have children....


2017 Devon Tourism Gold Award Provider