Surrounded by nature and breath-taking coastal views, we are lucky that each day we wake up to the sound of birds, horses, chickens and cheeky goats! So, it goes without saying that we are all big animal lovers here at Westward Living.
Back in 2010 we adopted our beloved Raffles from the local animal rescue charity – The North Devon Animal Ambulance. Headed up by Diana Lewis and her team of incredible volunteers, the NDDA works tirelessly to rescue and rehome animals all over North Devon. Raffles certainly landed on his paws when he was adopted by Kathy and Chris 9 years ago, as well as being a much-loved member of the family, he has also worked up the ranks to be Head (and Tail) of Canine Customer Services at Westward Living. Raffles offers his services to our guests who would like to have a 4-legged companion to accompany them for walks within the 60 acres of private grounds or along the South West Coastal Footpath – he is also been known to be partial to an occasional Hockings ice-cream.
The team at Westward Living and Ocean Kave really wanted to do something outstanding to help raise funds and awareness for this much-loved local charity. After a meeting with Trustee of the charity Gill Hodge, Kathy and Gill worked together to come up with a fantastic idea – “Paws for Thoughts”. This supper event is now an annual event that takes place on the green in Westward Ho! The event is coordinated and managed by North Devon Animal Ambulance with sponsorship from Westward Living and Ocean Kave.
This year was a resounding success for the event, Westward Living were delighted to be able to top up the funds raised to £1000.
Gill Hodge said “I am writing to express our gratitude to you both for your sponsorship and support of this recent event. We are currently updating equipment in our Animal Welfare Clinic; this will enable us to provide more 'in house' care and reduce the need for 'referrals' to outside vets. hence reducing our overheads and leaving us with more funds to help even more sick & injured animals across North Devon.
The advice and support you offered to our team organising this event was invaluable, and we could not have done it without you!”
We look forward to supporting the North Devon Animal Ambulance for many years to come and hope that our guests to Westward Living will also be able to join us on the green for a memorable and fun packed event, we have a collection of 6 dog friendly properties within the grounds at Westward Living so why not bring your beloved four legged friend to meet Raffles and explore the glorious beaches and walks.
Wow Kala’s cottage is amazing, peace and tranquility with amazing views. The cottage it’s self is beautiful, a sense of that home from home feeling
We got married here last year and returned this summer for our first anniversary. I can not justify in words how wonderful this place is.
We loved our stay, the cottage has stylish decor and furnishings and its right on the South West Coastal footpath with wonderful views, great for early morning and late evening walks to see the sunrise and sunset.
A totally relaxing and romantic stay, we loved the hot tub and views. It was so peaceful and perfect, just what we needed