This prestigious 4 star holiday cottage is named after one of our much loved race horses called Warm Winter who was a great racehorse in her day. You can see her Dad Kalaglow winning the George 6th in the picture above the fireplace . All our cottages are regularly visited and graded under the Visit England Scheme, Warm Winter has been awarded a fabulous four-star gold rating. The cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Two bedrooms, one double and a smaller room with bunk beds offer luxurious relaxing spaces with Egyptian cotton bedding. The lounge area has comfy three-seater sofa, armchair and an LCD TV, perfect for unwinding in after a day of exploring North Devon's coast and countryside. With an electric wood-burner effect fire, the cottage stays cosy all-year round.
Outside, Warm Winter Cottage takes advantage of its rural location and spectacular views. The cottage's intimate and enclosed patio offers lovely space to relax in the sunshine. Cook a tasty lunch on the barbecue and spend some quality family time outside. The kitchen window overlooks the chefs herb garden which is at its best in the summer months; feel free to pick fresh herbs throughout your stay.
Here at Duckhaven Stud, we encourage families to enjoy the rural North Devon lifestyle. Our resident race horses and friendly farm animals are all waiting to meet you!. Our beautiful free-range hens provide delicious eggs every morning, so why not collect a few in the morning for breakfast?
The beauty of staying at Duckhaven Stud is your proximity to the coast. Just one mile away, Westward Ho!'s two-mile sandy beach is the perfect spot for a day by the sea. Jump in the water with a body board or spend the day building spectacular sand castles. Surfers can hire boards and wetsuits at the beach, or if you're eager to learn, you can even book a lesson at the surf school. If you're looking for a bite to eat, the village is packed with family-friendly restaurants and tearooms.
Families will love visiting North Devon's top attractions. The Big Sheep and The Milky Way are very close by and are suitable for all weathers. Alternatively, our play barn is hugely popular! Feel free to play table football, table tennis, pool and basketball, or jump in the heated indoor plunge pool between May and September.
From the moment you arrive at Duckhaven Stud, we want you to feel completely at home. Tuck into a complimentary Devonshire cream tea as you settle in and let us know if we can help with any little extras to make your stay more special.
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 Warm Winter cottage February 2019
A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a floor space of 100 square meters with outside patio area and BBQ. Open plan lounge / dining / kitchen area with two bedrooms, one being a double with the other having bunk beds and family a bathroom.
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 please check here for operating times
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 arriving out of hours without a 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
Large open plan lounge with 2 two seater sofas
42” inch wall mounted TV with integrated DVD and free view
Optimyst log burning effect fire with steam.
Corner unit with lamp
Large open plan kitchen/dining room.
Integrated appliances including, washer dryer and dishwasher.
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Extendable dining table with 4 chairs
Wall mounted shelving and low level cupboards
Bedrooms and sleeping areas
The master bedroom bed room has zip and link beds and can be set up as either a double or twin bedroom with bedside tables and lamps.
Built in wardrobe with hanging poles.
Vanity unit and tub chair
Second single bedroom with adult size bunk beds and built in wardrobe.
Chest of drawers and bedside table with lamp.
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
Family bathroom comprising of wc, wash basin bath with shower over.
Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls
Optimyst log burning effect fire with steam.
Patio area with outside furniture made of wicker including, table and chairs and gas bbq. There is a small step to access patio area, patio located at front entrance
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
Access to hens for freshly laid eggs
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 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