Set at our 60-acre farm, Duckhaven Stud, Frankies Cottage is surrounded by peaceful countryside. The cottage sleeps six plus an infant (under two years) 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.
This access guide 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 Frankies cottages 2019
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 (can be double or twin) 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 please check the time table for current routes here
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 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
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
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 training pool with jets (no hoist so not suitable for disabled access) open April - September
Address - Westward Living, Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!
North Devon. EX39 1AA
Telephone - 01237 238967
Out of hours emergencies only 07807 096997
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