Farriers cottage was designed 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.
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 Guide for Farriers cottage February 2019
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 please check here for operating times
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 arriving out of hours without a 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, with en suite wet room
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
Children’s play area
Access to hens for freshly laid eggs
Children’s play area
Ocean Kave, for use by guests for bird watching and relaxing and private dining, also has disabled access toilet facilities.
Small indoor heated plunge pool with jets (no hoist so not suitable for disabled access) open May - September
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)
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