Surcoat Cottage


With a hot tub and beautiful countryside views, Surcoat Cottage is a luxurious family retreat.

Surcoat Cottage is one of our most popular 3 person family cottages at Duckhaven Stud, just one mile from the seaside resort of Westward Ho!. Holding a four-star rating, this luxury cottage is a comfortable base for exploring North Devon. Upstairs, the double and single bedrooms are both adorned with Egyptian cotton bedding and bespoke complimentary toiletries. Downstairs, the spacious open-plan living area is ideal for spending quality family time cooking, dining and lounging together. For cosy evenings at your home-from-home, sink into the comfy sofas and enjoy the LCD flat-screen TV.

On a hot summer's day, the cottage's private garden offers an idyllic outdoor space. Fire up the barbecue and chill out on the sun loungers, or jump in the two-person hot tub.  Surcoat Cottage is just a five-minute walk from the South West Coast Path, stretching away along the North Devon coast past sandy beaches and secret coves. For a beach day, Westward Ho!'s golden sands are perfect and just a 20-minute walk or three-minute drive away. Don't forget your body boards, buckets and spades! If there are any budding surfers in the family, surfboard and wetsuit hire is available at the beach. The village is full of family-friendly cafes and restaurants.

Back at Duckhaven Stud, our friendly farm animals would love to meet you. Say hello to our resident racehorses, two bunnies, Mr. Bubbles and Swirls, our lovely ducks and cheeky geese. Our 60-acre farm is the ideal place to reconnect with nature and escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. In the morning, collect eggs from our free-range hens to cook a tasty breakfast. Our on-site play barn is great for indoor activities, too, with table football, table tennis, pool and basketball. We also have a heated indoor swimming pool for you to enjoy between April and September, great for cooler days when a dip in the Atlantic may be a little too bracing.

Surcoat Cottage is hugely popular among families with young children, mainly due to the private enclosed garden and hot tub.  There's a stair gate at the bottom of the stairs and we plug socket covers are available on request. 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 need help with planning any aspect of your holiday or would be interested in adding any extras during your stay, we'd be happy to help.

  • Luxurious 4 star rated, two storey family/couples cottage.
  • Comfy queen bed, Egyptian bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Two comfy sofas perfect to snuggle up on at the end of the day.
  • Private Hot Tub 
  • Enclosed south facing outdoor lounging and BBQ area, perfect for soaking up the sun or kicking a ball.
  • All linen and towels included.
  • Stair gate at bottom of stairs.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge.
  • 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 Surcoat cottage 2017



A two storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 70 square meters with outside patio area and enclosed rear garden. Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area with two bedrooms, one being a double with the other being a single.

We look forward to welcoming you. If you have any queries or require any assistance please phone 01237 238967 or email [email protected]



•      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 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

•      Well lit entrance

•      Access via front door with low hearth.

•      Standard 2’6” door frames




Sitting Room/Lounge and Dining Room

•      Large open plan lounge with 1 three seater sofa and single chair made up of leather material

•      36” inch wall mounted TV & free view DVD player

•      Table with seating for 4 people

•      French window leading to rear enclosed outdoor space.







Kitchen area


•      Stand alone microwave & coffee machine

•      Well appointed kitchen including a stand alone fridge freezer, washing machine and oven/grill

•      Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards


Stair case


Half landing staircase with grab rail to first floor landing.  Affixed baby gate at the bottom of the stairs.


Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas

•      The master bedroom has a double bed with bedside cabinets either side.  Built in wardrobe with stand-alone dresser.

•      Second bedroom with single  2ft 6” bed and bedside cabinet and built in wardrobe.



Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

•      Family bathroom comprising of bath with shower over, wc and wash basin with storage.




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




Patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, 2 person bench, table and chairs and gas bbq. There is a small step to access patio area from the single door. The patio is fully enclosed and only accessible from the cottage.


2 person hot tub. With 2 plastic steps.



•      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 £1092
28 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 £861
04 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017 £667
29 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 £598
20 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 £772
30 Oct 2017 21 Dec 2017 £519
22 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 £813
01 Jan 2018 11 Feb 2018 £558
12 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 £686
19 Feb 2018 29 Mar 2018 £592
30 Mar 2018 15 Apr 2018 £751
16 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018 £679
27 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 £716
04 May 2018 24 May 2018 £679
25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018 £904
04 Jun 2018 05 Jul 2018 £720
06 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 £811
23 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 £1191
10 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018 £1147
27 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 £904
03 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 £700
28 Sep 2018 18 Oct 2018 £628
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 £811
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £545
21 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 £854
01 Jan 2019 03 Jan 2019 £1048
04 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £678
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £838
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £722
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £918
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £874
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £830
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £1111
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £883
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £995
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £1466
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £1414
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £1111
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £854
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £767
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £995
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £662
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1048

We had a great time in Surcoat cottage. Good space for three of great private barbecue area and us. Local Westward Ho! sausages were delicious.  Our daughter loved the garden and the hot tub!

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....