Frankies Cottage


With a five-star rating from VisitEngland, Frankies Cottage is a super luxurious cottage for family or group holidays.

Set at our 60-acre farm, Duckhaven Stud, Frankies Cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside. The cottage sleeps six plus infants and is beautifully spacious. As you settle into the cottage, enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea and sink into the super comfy sofas. Bedrooms can be set up as twin rooms or with super king-size double beds, depending on your requirements. Each luxurious bed has a plush topper and is lined with Egyptian cotton bedding.

Frankies Cottage has a bright, open-plan design, with the living room, kitchen and diner perfectly designed for groups. Open the French doors to the patio and garden area, complete with a private family hot tub and glorious views over the rolling hills of Duckhaven Stud. On a hot summer's day, there's no finer place to enjoy some quality time with family and friends.

No trip to North Devon would be complete without a visit to Westward Ho!'s magnificent beach. You can reach the village via a 20-minute stroll on the South West Coast Path, or a three-minute drive. With two miles of sand and opportunities for swimming, surfing, bodyboarding and rock pooling, families never tire of this glorious North Devon hotspot. For dinner, check out the village's many eateries. Opt for Italian, Moroccan, Thai or traditional British fare, or tuck into a tasty portion of fish and chips by the sea. If the thought of cooking back at your cottage doesn't appeal after a busy day out, don't worry. Take advantage of our exclusive private dining service. Enjoy a beautifully cooked menu from the comfort of Frankies Cottage, served by our executive chef and his team.

Duckhaven Stud is a magical place for families. With our beloved race horses roaming through the fields and our friendly farm animals regularly making an appearance, we're sure the kids will love exploring rural life. Frankies Cottage is in fact named after our favourite jockey, Frankie Dettori, who won the Chester Cup on Star Player and the Brighton Mile on Silca Blanka. For extra activities near the cottage, our play barn has table football, pool, table tennis and a small heated indoor plunge pool. 

If you need anything during your stay or would like to add any little extras to your holiday, just let our friendly team know, we would be more than happy to help.

  • Luxurious 5 star rated, single storey family cottage.
  • Traditional inglenook feature fire, perfect to snuggle up to at the end of the day.
  • Wonderfully deep and spacious round bath to slip into and relax in style.
  • Luxurious super king beds with, Egyptian cotton bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Family Hot tub.
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, wine cooler, coffee machine.
  • Private outdoor lounging and BBQ area.
  • Private parking for up to 3 cars.
  • Selection of games and DVDs.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in bedrooms.
  • All towels & linen included.
  • Complimentary WiFi and ipod charger.
  • Gas BBQ

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 Frankies cottages 2018


A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 150 square meters with enclosed outside patio & garden areas. Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with 3 x double bedrooms and two en suites

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 two vehicles is adjacent to cottage and clearly sign posted.
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 there is 6 inch step on a low hearth
Alternative access via French window into lounge
Portable ramp can be supplied if required
Standard 2’6” door frames

Sitting Room / Lounge / Dining area
Large open plan lounge with 3 x leather Chesterton sofas.
50” inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view
Table with seating for 6 people in fabric lined high back chairs
Integrated appliances including, washer dryer and dishwasher
Separate island unit with cupboards, shelving and drawers under. 4 stools
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards 

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
Built  in wardrobe with hanging poles.
Bedroom 2 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, option to have en suite.
Built in wardrobe with hanging poles
Bedroom 3 – 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
Large family bathroom with option to be en suite to bedroom 2.  Comprise of large corner bath with shower over, WC and hand basin
En suite bathroom comprising of bath, walk in shower, WC and hand basin

Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls 
Lounge has inglenook corner with electric optimist fire with steam effect.

Patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, 2 person bench, table and chairs and gas bbq.
4 person hot tub with plastic steps
Enclosed private garden

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
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 April - 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. - 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
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £979
21 Dec 2018 01 Jan 2019 £1534
02 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £1003
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £1233
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £1066
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £1348
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £1285
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £1221
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £1625
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £1297
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £1458
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £2138
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £2063
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £1625
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £1256
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £1129
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £1458
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £979
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1534
01 Jan 2020 05 Jan 2020 £1598
06 Jan 2020 06 Feb 2020 £1032
07 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020 £1276
24 Feb 2020 29 Mar 2020 £1099
30 Mar 2020 19 Apr 2020 £1398
20 Apr 2020 07 May 2020 £1331
08 May 2020 25 May 2020 £1264
26 May 2020 04 Jun 2020 £1691
05 Jun 2020 28 Jun 2020 £1347
29 Jun 2020 19 Jul 2020 £1515
20 Jul 2020 20 Aug 2020 £2233
21 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 £2155
28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 £1691
04 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 £1302
28 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020 £1169
19 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 £1515
02 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 £1009
22 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £1598

Totally perfect! We all had such a brilliant family holiday, there was so much to do to keep the children occupied and we loved being able to enjoy the sunsets at night whilst watching the horses, thank you all so much for everything, we will be back.


2017 Devon Tourism Gold Award Provider