Our original 5-star cottage, Royal Celerity sleeps two and is the perfect location to visit, relax and be in love. Our first 5-star cottage was named after the lovely Royal Celerity, stable name Rita, one of our race-winning mares. Royal Celerity is occasionally mistakenly called “Royal Celebrity”; while this is incorrect, it is true that this cottage will make you feel like a Hollywood star.
• Two-storey cottage
• Open plan bedroom whirlpool bath
• Parisian, ornate super king bed
• Sleeps two, with space for a cot
• Astrologers’ telescope and tripod to admire the night sky free of light pollution
• Countryside views
• Decked first-floor balcony with sun loungers
• Private garden with gas barbecue
• Wine cooler
• Coffee machine suitable for ground coffee
• Free WiFi
• Private access to North Devon Coastal Path
• Traditional Devon cream tea on arrival
• Any day arrival
Our first 5-star cottage was named after the lovely Royal Celerity, stable name Rita, one of our race-winning mares. Royal Celerity is occasionally mistakenly called “Royal Celebrity”; while this is incorrect, it is true that this cottage will make you feel like a Hollywood star.
The generously proportioned open plan living area is a real feature of Royal Celerity, with ample space to relax and enjoy the stunning views and each other’s company. If you love cooking, you will love Royal Celerity’s fully equipped kitchen, with an island unit that makes preparing a meal a truly sociable event. The dining area allows for formal and informal dining; if you don’t fancy cooking yourselves, our head chef will be happy to tailor a bespoke private dining menu to tantalise your taste buds.
The lounge area features patio doors which open out onto the large private patio and gardens – perfect for dining al fresco. For cooler nights, there are comfortable leather recliner sofas and a faux fire set into a traditional inglenook fireplace; you can snuggle up with a book, a board game, or to watch a DVD on the widescreen LCD television.
Upstairs, the vast, open-plan bedroom features a luxurious whirpool bath and stunning en suite bathroom, complete with walk in shower and Jack and Jill sinks.
On a warm summer’s day, you can soak up the sunshine, relax with something cold or enjoy a barbecue in your south-facing garden.
Royal Celerity is so beautiful that you may never want to leave. However, if you would like to explore the fabulous surroundings, there is plenty for you to see and do nearby. The South West Coastal Footpath is a short walk from the cottage; from here, you can amble down the coast path into the nearby village of Westward Ho!, enjoy the famous 2-mile stretch of golden sands, indulge in a little seaside retail therapy or treat yourself to something yummy from one of many delicious local eateries.
Of course, there is no better way to end your day exploring the glorious North Devon coastline than with a soak in the whirlpool bath and an indulgent evening relaxing in Royal Celerity. One thing is for sure: once you arrive, you will never want to leave.
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 Royal Celerity cottage February 2019
A two-storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho! n 1500 square feet over 2 storey’s with outside patio on ground floor and balcony seating area on 1st floor. Large open plan bedroom with Jacuzzi bath. Separate bathroom with walk in shower.
Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door
Space for private parking for 2 vehicles is situated outside the front door
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 taxi
Cottage is 12 miles from nearest train station Barnstaple
Owners will assist with carrying luggage on arrival and departure
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
Small step into hall way
Alternative access via patio doors in garden, ramp available upon request
Halls, Stairs, Landings, Passageways
Wooden frame dog leg stair case from ground to first floor
Large open plan lounge with 2 x sofas both sofas are three seater and made up of leather fabric
50 inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view. Nintendo Wii with 2 remotes.
Optimyst fireplace set in Inglewood style natural stone surround.
Large open plan kitchen/dining room with central island for hob
Pop up electrical sockets on island
Integrated appliances including wine cooler, washer dryer and dishwasher
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Dining table with 2 chairs and bench seat
Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards on island unit
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
Large open plan boudoir with king-size bed and jacuzzi
Non slip tiles around jacuzzi
Large built in wardrobe with hanging poles and shelving
Floor mounted telescope
Wall mounted 50” TV and DVD
Large south facing balcony with decking and mood lighting, bistro style table and potted plants.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
Separate shower room and bathroom on first floor
Toilet on first floor
Walk in 2 person shower
Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls
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
Royal Celerity has private ground floor garden for BBQ & relaxing.
Access to hens for freshly laid eggs
Children’s play area
Ocean Kave, for use by guests for bird watching and relaxing
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
|Start Date||End Date||Weekly Price|
|18 Oct 2019||27 Oct 2019||£1599|
|28 Oct 2019||19 Dec 2019||£1297|
|20 Dec 2019||31 Dec 2019||£1442|
|01 Jan 2020||24 May 2020||£1599|
|25 May 2020||03 Jun 2020||£1438|
|04 Jun 2020||05 Jul 2020||£1599|
|06 Jul 2020||02 Sep 2020||£1650|
|03 Sep 2020||18 Oct 2020||£1599|
|19 Oct 2020||28 Oct 2020||£1438|
|29 Oct 2020||20 Dec 2020||£1292|
|21 Dec 2020||31 Dec 2020||£1438|
|01 Jan 2021||24 May 2021||£1599|
|25 May 2021||03 Jun 2021||£1438|
|04 Jun 2021||05 Jul 2021||£1599|
|06 Jul 2021||02 Sep 2021||£1650|
|03 Sep 2021||18 Oct 2021||£1599|
|19 Oct 2021||28 Oct 2021||£1438|
|29 Oct 2021||20 Dec 2021||£1292|
|21 Dec 2021||31 Dec 2021||£1438|
The cottage (Royal Celerity) was absolutely beautiful. We enjoyed cooking in the kitchen, relaxing in the Jacuzzi style bathtub and visiting the horses. Impossible to improve, thank you for a wonderful weekend away to celebrate my husband's birthday. We couldn’t have asked for more. It really was perfect!
When searching please note that our changeover days for our larger cottages are either a Monday or Friday during peak season (April to October). Our 4 romantic, 2 person cottages can be booked for a min 2 night stay arriving any day of the week, all year round. Out of season we have flexible arrival dates for all our cottages.