Star Cottage


Star Cottage is a five-star single storey family property, with a glorious garden and hot tub overlooking the countryside. Moments from Westward Ho!'s sandy beach and surrounded by our beloved farm animals, Star Cottage offers a luxury family holiday with a difference.

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SAVE £200 on a 7 night stay in this beautiful family coattage. Enjoy the end of summer in luxury, Star has a spacious living area, with outdoor patio area where your hot tub is located. Also the perfect spot to take in the beautiful views.

25 Sep 2017 /// £848, £648 /// 7 nights

The cottage sleeps four and is one of our most popular family retreats. Set on our 60-acre of private headland at Duckhaven Stud, this spacious property was designed with families in mind. Accommodation includes one large en-suite double bedroom and one spacious en-suite twin bedroom. Both en suite bathrooms have baths with showers over them.   After a day of exploring the surrounding countryside and sandy beaches, there's no better place to wind down than in this cottage's luxurious living space. Sink into the leather sofas or enjoy a family meal in the fully equipped kitchen and dining area. For quiet evenings in, there's a 50-inch widescreen TV and a DVD player.

On a warm summer's day, step outside into the stunning south-facing garden. Chill out on the sun loungers, fire up the barbecue or relax in the family 4 person hot tub with a chilled glass of wine or locally brewed Devon ale. There's no better place to enjoy North Devon's slower pace of life. If you're eager to head to the beach, Westward Ho! is just a three-minute drive away, or wander over grassy hilltops and take in the views on your way to the beach via the South West Coast Path. The beach is perfect for swimming, body boarding, surfing, rock pooling or simply soaking up the sun. Westward Ho! is full of family-friendly tearooms and restaurants too.

Duckhaven Stud is a former thoroughbred-racing yard, still home to many of our beloved horses. In fact, Star Cottage is named after one of our most famous racehorses, Star Player, who won the Chester Cup ridden by Frankie Dettori. We'd love for you all to meet our friendly horses and farm animals. Our resident rescue hens will treat you to delicious free-range eggs throughout your stay, perfect for eggs and soldiers to start your day.

If the kids are looking for somewhere to play games nearby, our play barn is full of exciting activities. With a pool table, table football, table tennis, basketball and a heated indoor swimming pool, there's plenty to keep them busy. We're also lucky to have two award-winning attractions nearby. Visit The Big Sheep and The Milky Way, both just a short distance from Westward Ho!

Enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea when you arrive and if you need anything else during your stay, please just let us know. Our friendly team will be happy to help you with any little extras.

  • Luxurious 5 star rated, single storey family cottage.
  • Private family hot tub.
  • Enclosed south facing outdoor lounging and BBQ area over looking the North Devon countryside.
  • Comfy super king bed, Egyptian bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Two double/twin ensuite bedrooms.
  • Contemporary interior design of purples, greens and neutral colours designed to help you relax.
  • Private parking for one vehicle outside your front door.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in both bedrooms.
  • Separate freezer unit, washer/dryer/ dishwasher.
  • 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 Star cottage July 2017



A single story cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 120 square meters with outside enclosed garden with patio area and BBQ . Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area and  two double bedrooms, both with en suite.



•      Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door

•      Parking for 1 vehicle directly outside the front of the cottage on a gravel surface.

•      Guests are able to preorder shopping but must be present to accept the 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 door with low hearth approximately 2cm..

•      Alternative access via double patio doors.

•      Portable ramp can be supplied if required

•      Standard 2’6” door frames




Sitting Room/Lounge

•      Large open plan lounge with 2 x sofas both sofas are two seater and made up of leather material

•      42” inch wall mounted TV


Dining Room

•      Please see below



•      Large open plan kitchen/dining room with breakfast bar and stools

•      Integrated appliances including, washer dryer and dishwasher

•      Stand alone microwave & coffee machine

•      Round Dining table with 4 chairs

•      Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards



Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

•      Master bedroom has a pair of zip and link beds and can be set up as either a double or twin bedroom, with bedside cabinets and lamps

•      Stand alone wardrobe with hanging poles.

•      Dressing table with wall mounted TV above

•      Second bedroom has a pair of zip and link beds and can be set up as either a double or twin bedroom, with bedside cabinets and lamps

•      Stand alone wardrobe with hanging poles.

•      Dressing table with wall mounted TV above



Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

•      Bedroom one – en suite bath room which comprises of  a standard bathroom suite with a bath and shower over.


•      Bedroom two – en suite bath room which comprises of  a standard bathroom suite with a bath and shower over.






Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls 

Wall mounted electric fire in the lounge





Level patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, 2 person bench, table and chairs and 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

•      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




Future Plans


•      Tarmac main drive in Oct 2017


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
11 Aug 2017 27 Aug 2017 £1392
28 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 £1096
04 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017 £848
29 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 £761
20 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 £984
30 Oct 2017 21 Dec 2017 £661
22 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 £1035
01 Jan 2018 11 Feb 2018 £710
12 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 £874
19 Feb 2018 29 Mar 2018 £755
30 Mar 2018 15 Apr 2018 £956
16 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018 £865
27 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 £910
04 May 2018 24 May 2018 £865
25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018 £1151
04 Jun 2018 05 Jul 2018 £918
06 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 £1033
23 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 £1515
10 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018 £1462
27 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 £1151
03 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 £890
28 Sep 2018 18 Oct 2018 £799
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 £1033
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £694
21 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 £1087
01 Jan 2019 03 Jan 2019 £1089
04 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £712
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £875
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £757
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £957
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £912
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £867
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £1154
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £921
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £1035
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £1518
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £1465
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £1154
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £892
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £802
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £1035
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £695
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1089

What a super holiday in Star cottage! We could not fault a thing and loved all the little touches like being able to collect our own freshly laid eggs for breakfast and our cream tea on arrival. Staying here is an absolute must if visiting North Devon!

FREE wifi throughout
All our cottages have FREE wifi providing unlimited access to the Internet.
Flexible Booking Dates
We offer flexible changeover dates of Friday and Monday which enable guests to enjoy short and long breaks throughout the year. We are also able to accommodate more flexible dates upon request and subject to availability
On-site facilities for guests
We have so many on-site facilities to keep you busy. If you have children....