Smiley Cottage


Smiley Cottage is a family friendly single storey cottage, offering a perfect base for your North Devon adventure. Surrounded by countryside and with spectacular views of the coast, the cottage is perfectly situated to enjoy everything the area has to offer.

Elegantly styled with coastal touches, the cottage has two large double or twin bedrooms, one with a wet room. Smiley Cottage has been designed with families in mind and holds a four-star gold rating from Visit England. With a fully-equipped kitchen and dining area, there's plenty of space to cook a delicious family meal. Feel free to collect fresh eggs for your breakfast from our lovely free-range hens! In the lounge, two comfy sofas and an LCD TV offer the perfect setting for lazy mornings or evenings. Smiley Cottage is dog-friendly too, so your pet doesn't have to miss out on a luxury holiday. 

Duckhaven Stud extends for 60 acres over rolling North Devon headland. Formerly a thoroughbred racing yard, many of our prize-winning horses can be seen grazing here. Our friendly farm animals would love to meet you! Visit our two bunnies, Mr Bubbles and Swirls, our delightful ducks and chickens and our cheeky goose called Blue. 

Our farm is perfectly situated to explore North Devon, with the best of rural and coastal life easily accessible from the cottage. If you're unable to walk very far, we would be happy to arrange buggy trips up to the spectacular coastal views. The pretty coastal village of Westward Ho! is just moments away, with two miles of golden sands, family-friendly cafes and restaurants to enjoy. Just 10 miles from Duckhaven Stud, The Milky Way is an award-winning wheelchair-friendly attraction. With indoor games and outdoor activities, this popular North Devon attraction is great in all weathers.

Smiley Cottage won a bronze award for accessible tourism in the South West Tourism Awards. The cottage has an optional ramp and shower chair.  If you would like to know more about our range of accessible properties, please contact us and we will be delighted to talk you through the options and help you choose which cottage works best for you and your needs.  Just let us know in advance if you have any specific requirements and we will be happy to assist putting you in contact with local specialist suppliers. If you have any questions at all about the cottage's accessibility, please feel free to give our friendly team a call.

We want you to feel totally relaxed from the moment you arrive at Duckhaven Stud, so enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea as you settle in. If you would like any extras or help planning activities during your stay, we're happy to help.

  • Luxurious 4 star gold rated, single storey family cottage with wet room.
  • 2 large ensuite bedrooms can be either twin or superking depending on your requirements.
  • Large walk in wet room with shower chair.
  • Egyptian bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Traditional feature fire, perfect to snuggle up to at the end of the day.
  • Seaside themed interior design and large open plan living area.
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.
  • Wider doors, round dining table and removeable ramp to assist our guests with wheelchairs.
  • All linen and towels included.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in bedrooms.
  • iPod charger & docking station.
  • Complimentary WiFi.

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 Smiley cottage January 2018

A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho! 
120 square meters with outside patio area. 
Open plan Lounge / dining / kitchen area with two double bedrooms. Master bedroom with walk in wet room. Second bedroom with en suite.

Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door
Space for unloading and loading is situated outside the front door. Parking of vehicle 35 meters from cottage
Guests are able to preorder shopping  in preparation for arrival
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 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 without phone please knock on door at main farm house “Duckhaven Stud” upon arrival.

Entrance to Property
Removable ramp to patio style double doors for easy wheelchair access
Alternative access via front door with small step.
Low-level light switches.
2’9” door frames

Sitting Room/Lounge
Large open plan lounge with 2 x sofas both sofas are three seater and made up of leather material
42” inch wall mounted TV with large braille remote control

Dining Room
Please see below

Large open plan kitchen/dining room
Integrated appliances including, washer dryer and dishwasher
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Round Dining table with 4 chairs – suitable for standard size wheel chair
Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards

Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
Master Double bed room has zip and link beds with waterproof mattress protectors leading on to an M plan wet room
Large built in wardrobe with hanging poles and low level shelving
Second bedroom has a pair of zip and link beds with en suite bathroom
Wall mounted TV with integrated DVD in both bedrooms

Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
Master bedroom en suite – large walk in wet room with shower and 2 chairs ( 1 fixed and 1 with wheels that are lockable ) equipped to M Plan ratings with grab rails and larger dimensions – please contact us for specific details.
Second bedroom – en suite facilities comprising of bath with shower over, WC and basin

Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls 
Free standing optimist log burner effect fire in lounge

Level patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, table and chairs and calor gas bbq

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

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 £590
21 Dec 2018 01 Jan 2019 £924
02 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £605
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £744
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £643
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £813
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £775
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £737
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £981
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £783
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £880
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £1290
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £1245
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £981
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £758
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £682
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £880
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £591
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £926
01 Jan 2020 05 Jan 2020 £964
06 Jan 2020 06 Feb 2020 £623
07 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020 £770
24 Feb 2020 29 Mar 2020 £664
30 Mar 2020 19 Apr 2020 £843
20 Apr 2020 07 May 2020 £803
08 May 2020 25 May 2020 £763
26 May 2020 04 Jun 2020 £1021
05 Jun 2020 28 Jun 2020 £813
29 Jun 2020 19 Jul 2020 £915
20 Jul 2020 20 Aug 2020 £1347
21 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 £1300
28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 £1021
04 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 £785
28 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020 £706
19 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 £915
02 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 £609
22 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £964

You have really thought of everything. The wet room was great and we are very grateful for all the little touches. Mike and I loved the trip in the buggy to see the sunset - can't wait till next time!


2017 Devon Tourism Gold Award Provider