Local North Devon Towns & Villages

Local North Devon Towns & Villages

When you visit Westward Living self catering holiday cottages in Westward Ho! you will be spoilt for choice for places to visit and things to do. Here are a selection of nearby towns and villages for you to explore.

Historical Clovelly

A visit to North Devon is not complete without a trip to Clovelly. This beautiful, picturesque fishing village, is steeped in maritime atmosphere and history. It was once owned by the Queen of England! Try your hand at Quay jumping or enjoy a delicous fresh lobster at the Red Lion.

Breathtaking Lundy Island

This iconic island is a haven for nature lovers and explorers. This Landmark Trust owned island can be viewed from our grounds across the Atlantic Ocean. Lundy is just three and a half miles long and half a mile wide, so keen walkers can roam the entire island in a day. Look out over the island's dramatic cliffs and spot some of its resident wildlife. Kids will love looking out for the colourful puffins and seals. For adults, there's a beautiful old pub, the Marisco Tavern. Take the opportunity to enjoy a pint in one of the most remote pubs in the UK. and is accessible by boat from Bideford Quay or helecopter from Hartland, a fantastic holiday adventure.

Instow Sand Dunes

A golden beach backed by dunes, sand sweeping over the streets and charming independent shops come together in Instow. This beautiful little village is a must-see when visiting North Devon and is just a 10-minute drive from Westward Living. The beach stretches away from the village to the estuary, with colourful boats sitting on the sand at low tide.If you're visiting with family, the kids will love playing in the sand and running through the dunes. For couples, the beach is never too crowded, making it the perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

Appledore Quay

Once described by Charles Kingsley as a "Little White Fishing Village" in North Devon, Appledore is steeped in history and packed with delicious local eateries and deli's. Take a walk down the historic Irsha Street or try your hand at crabbing on the Quay.

Bideford The Little White Town

The historic fishing town of Bideford is only two miles away from Westward Living where you will find a assortment of pubs, music and restaurants to satisfy every palate.
Affectionately know by locals as "The Little White Town" due to the historical reference from Charles Kinglsey's book Westward Ho! Bideford has a historic Pannier Market holding both produce and crafts markets twice each week. In 1974, Alan Smith set sail on the Burton Cutter from Bideford Quay in the first Whitbread Round the World Yacht Race.

A beautiful map of North Devon

In most of our self catering cottages you find some beatiful art work created by well know local artist Sal Meddings. If you would like to order any of these beautiful maps as a holiday souvenir Sal can deliver to your cottage or post them on to you. We love promoting everything local and were keen to find out more about the artist.

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