The Gallops


With a five-star gold rating, glorious garden and hot tub, Gallops Cottage offers a truly luxurious retreat.

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The Gallops is one of our most luxurious family cottages with its open plan family living area, private garden and luxury family hot tub. 

11 Sep 2017 /// £1535, £995 /// 7 nights

Set within the grounds of Duckhaven Stud, the cottage sits where our champion horses once trained. Hosts Kathy and Chris designed Gallops Cottage to reflect the magic of Duckhaven Stud and the surrounding countryside. Look out over rolling hills towards the Atlantic for a spectacular sunset, reaching all the way to Lundy Island. 

Gallops Cottage is a fabulous property for gatherings of family and friends. The wonderfully bright and open space is perfect for eight guests and two infants. There are four bedrooms, three of which are en suite, and each bed is adorned with Egyptian cotton bedding. Depending on your requirements, the rooms can be changed to twins or doubles. There is also a wet room.

Step outside into the secluded, private garden to enjoy the hot tub in any season. In the summer, the garden is perfect for lounging around in the sun, cooking lunch on the barbecue and spending quality time together. While in the winter, the hot tub is equally inviting, as are the authentic wood-burning stove and comfy sofas inside. The cottage's stunning open-plan design is ideal for large groups. Cook a family meal in the kitchen and dining area, or unwind on the large eight-seater sofas in front of the 50-inch TV.

If your beloved horse would like to join you on your luxury North Devon holiday, there's plenty of room for them in the private paddock. Our racehorses and friendly farm animals love roaming the 60 acres of grounds at Duckhaven Stud. Pop by and say hello to our ducks, chickens and bunnies as you wander through the grounds.

The South West Coast Path is just a five-minute walk away from Duckhaven Stud. Here, you can enjoy a 20-minute stroll over cliff tops to the beach at Westward Ho!. If you just can't wait to get to the beach, it's only a three-minute drive from the cottage. Bring your swimming costumes and body boards and dive into the sea on a hot summer's day, or hire a surfboard and wetsuit from the local surf school to ride the waves. Westward Ho! is full of outstanding restaurants to enjoy Italian, Moroccan, Thai and classic British cuisine. Alternatively, you can pick up plenty of fresh produce from the village to cook at home. If you don't fancy cooking, don't worry. We can also send our executive chef and his team to Gallops Cottage to cook a delicious menu, just for you.

We want you to feel completely relaxed on your visit to Duckhaven Stud. Enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea when you arrive and if there's anything else we can do for you, just ask.

  • Private family hot tub
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Enclosed garden with sunset views
  • Wood burning stove
  • Wet room
  • Private parking for 4 vehicles and bike rack
  • Underfloor heating

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 The Gallops July 2017


A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a enclosed outside patio & garden areas. Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with 4 x double bedrooms and three 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 of vehicles is adjacent to cottage

•      Guests are able to preorder shopping which the owners will unpack 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 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 which is flat from car parking space

•      Portable ramp can be supplied if required to access garden

•      Standard 2’6” door frames



Sitting Room / Lounge / Dining area

•      Large open plan lounge with seating area

•      50” inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view

•      Table with seating for 8 people

•      Integrated appliances including, wine cooler, fridge/freezer and dishwasher

•      Stand alone microwave & coffee machine

•      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 jack and jill style bathroom connected with bedroom 4

•      Free standing wardrobe with hanging poles.

•      Bedroom 2 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, with en suite.

•      Free standing wardrobe with hanging poles

•      Bedrooom3 – twin room with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin.

•      Built in wardrobe with hanging poles

•      Option to be en suite with use of the wet room, shower chair can be provided.

•      Bedroom 4 – twin room with zip and link beds to be made as twin or double with en suite bathroom jack and jill style connected with bedroom 1.

•      Built in wardrobe with hanging poles

•      All bedrooms have wall mounted TV/DVD’s



Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets

•      3 bedrooms with en suites as above. Wet room can be locked to be used as the family bathroom or as an en suite.



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


Lounge has wood burning fire, fuel for fire provided on check in and throughout stay




Patio and garden area outside. Furniture made of wicker including, table and chairs and gas bbq.


Large family hot tub, plastic entrance steps to aid entrance to the hot tub




•      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




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 £2521
28 Aug 2017 03 Sep 2017 £1987
04 Sep 2017 28 Sep 2017 £1535
29 Sep 2017 19 Oct 2017 £1379
20 Oct 2017 29 Oct 2017 £1782
30 Oct 2017 21 Dec 2017 £1197
22 Dec 2017 31 Dec 2017 £1874
01 Jan 2018 11 Feb 2018 £1286
12 Feb 2018 18 Feb 2018 £1583
19 Feb 2018 29 Mar 2018 £1368
30 Mar 2018 15 Apr 2018 £1730
16 Apr 2018 26 Apr 2018 £1567
27 Apr 2018 03 May 2018 £1650
04 May 2018 24 May 2018 £1567
25 May 2018 03 Jun 2018 £2086
04 Jun 2018 05 Jul 2018 £1663
06 Jul 2018 22 Jul 2018 £1871
23 Jul 2018 09 Aug 2018 £2744
10 Aug 2018 26 Aug 2018 £2647
27 Aug 2018 02 Sep 2018 £2086
03 Sep 2018 27 Sep 2018 £1612
28 Sep 2018 18 Oct 2018 £1448
19 Oct 2018 28 Oct 2018 £1871
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £1257
21 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 £1968
04 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £1286
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £1583
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £1368
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £1730
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £1650
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £1567
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £2086
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £1663
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £1871
22 Jul 2019 25 Aug 2019 £2744
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £2086
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £1612
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £1448
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £1871
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £1257
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £1968

The best family holiday we have had to date, especially the horses and the sunset view from our lounge. Great hosts and central location near the beach.

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....