The Farriers


With a six-person hot tub and secluded garden, Farriers Cottage is a beautifully luxurious family property.

The five-star gold rated cottage is surrounded by rolling hills at Duckhaven Stud, the perfect setting for a group or family holiday in North Devon. Designed to take advantage of the idyllic sunset views, the cottage has an open-plan design. Farriers Cottage has three large double or twin bedrooms, adorned with Egyptian cotton bedding for extra comfort. The master bedroom can accommodate an extra child's bed if needed.

The entire property was built around sharing quality time with family or friends. In the lounge area, the comfy leather sofas are perfect for spending a bit of down-time on your holiday. On lazy evenings or rainy days, snuggle up and watch a film on the 60-inch TV. Whatever the weather, Farriers Cottage has got you covered. In the winter, there's nothing more relaxing than watching the flames flicker in the authentic wood-burning stove. For added comfort, switch on the under-floor heating. In the summer, Farriers Cottage is more than prepared for fun in the sun.

Step outside into the private enclosed garden to fire up the barbecue and chill out in the sunshine. With space for six guests in the hot tub, everyone can enjoy the luxury of Farriers Cottage. Duckhaven Stud is situated just five minutes from the South West Coast Path. Here you can take a 20-minute stroll to the golden sands of Westward Ho!. If you just can't wait to get to the beach, it's only a three-minute drive away. Don't forget to bring your swimming costumes, body boards, buckets and spades! If there are any budding surfers in the group, the local surf school offers classes as well as board and wetsuit hire.

For an evening meal, choose from Westward Ho!'s exciting range of restaurants. With Italian, Moroccan, Thai and classic British cuisine on offer, you'll be spoiled for choice. If you'd rather head back to the comfort of Farriers Cottage for dinner, the village has plenty of shops stocking delicious fresh produce. If you don't feel like cooking, don't worry. We have an exclusive private dining service. Our executive chef and his team can visit the cottage to cook a delicious menu, just for you.

From the moment you arrive, we want you to feel totally relaxed, so enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea. Don't forget, with the adjoining paddock, your beloved horse is more than welcome to join in the fun at Duckhaven Stud. There's off-road private parking for three cars and bike rack, so you won't be stuck for space. The property has wheelchair access and has a wet room. If you need help with any aspect of planning your holiday or want to add any little extras to your stay, our friendly team would be happy to help.

  • 6 person outdoor hot tub.
  • Ultra large single story 3 bedroom family cottage.
  • Wheel chair access and wet room.
  • 60" TV with full Sky HD and Blue ray DVD.
  • Cosy and authentic wood burning fire.
  • Private enclosed garden and BBQ.
  • Private parking for 3 cars & bike rack.
  • Underfloor heating throughout.
  • Private adjoining small paddock available upon request.
  • WiFi.
  • iPod docking station and sound bar.
  • Horse friendly property, with private paddock upon request. (Fees apply).

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 Farriers cottage July 2017


A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 200 square meters with enclosed outside patio & garden areas. Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with 3 x double bedrooms all with en suites (including one wet room).


•      Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door

•      Space for unloading and loading is situated close to the front door. Parking for 3 vehicles is directly in front of the 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 farm house “Duckhaven Stud” upon arrival.

Entrance to Property

•      Access via front door, permanent ramp up to front door

•      Standard 2’6” door frames

Sitting Room / Lounge / Dining area

•      Large open plan lounge with 2 leather chesterfield sofas

•      50” inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view

•      Table with seating for 6 people

•      Integrated appliances including, wine cooler, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

•      Stand alone microwave & coffee machine

 Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

•      Bedroom 1 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, with en suite

•      Free standing wardrobe with hanging poles.

•      Bedroom 2 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, with en suite.

•      Bedrooom3 – Super king room with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin.

•      Built in wardrobe with hanging poles

•      All bedrooms have wall mounted TV/DVD’s

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

•      En suite bathroom in bedrooms 1 and 2  comprising of bath, over shower, WC and hand basin

•      Wet room attached to bedroom 3, shower chair can be provided.



Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls 

Lounge has wood burner, kindling, firelighters and logs provided


Patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, table and chairs and gas BBQ

Family hot tub with plastic steps to aid entrance 


•      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

 Future Plans

 •      Tarmac main drive in Oct 2017

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. - 08457 48 49 50 and - 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: or phone 0870 010 1296



Start Date End Date Weekly Price
11 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 £2183
28 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 £1720
04 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017 £1329
29 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 £1194
20 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 £1543
30 Oct 2017 21 Dec 2017 £1036
22 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 £1623
01 Jan 2018 11 Feb 2018 £1114
12 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 £1370
19 Feb 2018 29 Mar 2018 £1184
30 Mar 2018 15 Apr 2018 £1498
16 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018 £1357
27 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 £1428
04 May 2018 24 May 2018 £1357
25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018 £1806
04 Jun 2018 05 Jul 2018 £1441
06 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 £1620
23 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 £2376
10 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018 £2292
27 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 £1806
03 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 £1395
28 Sep 2018 18 Oct 2018 £1254
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 £1620
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £1088
21 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 £1704
04 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £1114
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £1370
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £1184
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £1498
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £1428
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £1357
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £1806
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £1441
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £1620
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £2376
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £2292
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £1806
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £1395
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £1254
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £1620
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £1088
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1704

Farriers Cottage was by far the best cottage we have holidayed at in North Devon! It is perfectly finished and was absolutely perfect for our family of five, with the amazing hot tub being such a luxury for entire family!

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....