Warm Winter Cottage


Warm Winter Cottage is a beautifully presented luxury family cottage. With the golden sands of Westward Ho! moments away and 60-acres of farmland to explore, families will love staying at Duckhaven Stud.

Recently awarded a four-star gold rating under the Visit England Award Scheme, the cottage has been furnished and equipped to a high standard. Two bedrooms, one double or twin 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; 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 swimming pool between April 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.

  • Luxurious 4 star gold rated, single storey family cottage.
  • Luxurious super king beds with, Egyptian cotton bedding and luxurious cotton toppers ensure you get a perfect nights sleep.
  • Traditional wood burner style feature fire, perfect to snuggle up to at the end of the day.
  • Tasteful interior design with a subtle racing theme coupled with a pallete of red, golds and browns enable you to relax and feel special.
  • Dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave.
  • All linen and towels included.
  • Spacious outdoor lounging and BBQ area.
  • Widescreen LCD TV and DVD in lounge and TV/DVD in bedrooms.
  • iPod charger and 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 Warm Winter cottage July 2018

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 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 reclining two seater sofas made up of leather material
42” inch wall mounted TV with integrated DVD and free view
Optimyst log burning effect fire with steam.
Corner unit with lamp


Kitchen/Dining Room
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, 2 person bench, 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
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. 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



Start Date End Date Weekly Price
29 Oct 2018 20 Dec 2018 £472
21 Dec 2018 30 Dec 2018 £739
31 Dec 2018 03 Jan 2019 £911
04 Jan 2019 07 Feb 2019 £590
08 Feb 2019 24 Feb 2019 £729
25 Feb 2019 28 Mar 2019 £628
29 Mar 2019 21 Apr 2019 £798
22 Apr 2019 05 May 2019 £760
06 May 2019 23 May 2019 £722
24 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 £966
03 Jun 2019 04 Jul 2019 £768
05 Jul 2019 21 Jul 2019 £865
22 Jul 2019 08 Aug 2019 £1275
09 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 £1230
26 Aug 2019 01 Sep 2019 £966
02 Sep 2019 26 Sep 2019 £743
27 Sep 2019 17 Oct 2019 £667
18 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 £865
28 Oct 2019 19 Dec 2019 £576
20 Dec 2019 31 Dec 2019 £911
01 Jan 2020 05 Jan 2020 £918
06 Jan 2020 06 Feb 2020 £593
07 Feb 2020 23 Feb 2020 £733
24 Feb 2020 29 Mar 2020 £632
30 Mar 2020 19 Apr 2020 £803
20 Apr 2020 07 May 2020 £765
08 May 2020 25 May 2020 £727
26 May 2020 04 Jun 2020 £972
05 Jun 2020 28 Jun 2020 £774
29 Jun 2020 19 Jul 2020 £871
20 Jul 2020 20 Aug 2020 £1283
21 Aug 2020 27 Aug 2020 £1238
28 Aug 2020 03 Sep 2020 £972
04 Sep 2020 27 Sep 2020 £748
28 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020 £672
19 Oct 2020 01 Nov 2020 £871
02 Nov 2020 21 Dec 2020 £580
22 Dec 2020 31 Dec 2020 £918

What a great family cottage, Warm Winter was clean, child friendly, very cosy and great for the children. Thank you for making our stay so special.


2017 Devon Tourism Gold Award Provider