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Westward Living

Child friendly farm, Devon

About Westward Living

Combine a luxurious stay with days out on the beach and walks along the beautiful North Devon coast in one of Westward Livings 4* and 5* cottages. This peaceful 60 acre farm has style, charm and plenty to keep the little ones happy.

The award winning 2 mile stretch of sands at Westward Ho! is merely minutes away in the car or around a 20 minute walk. Duckhaven Stud is set in an AONB and has private access to the South West Coastal Path making it a perfect base for walkers and nature lovers. The coastal villages of Appledore, Instow and the cobbled streets of Clovelly are all nearby, as are the surf havens of Saunton and Croyde.

Accommodation options

The 14 cottages are all rated as 4* or 5* by VisitEngland and range from boutique honeymoon hideaways to large superior family cottages. Complimentary wifi is available in all cottages and linen and towels are provided. Cots can be provided on request .

Family cottages

Surcoat and Silca Blanca are 4* cottages sleeping up to 3. Both come with private outdoor space with the bonus addition of a private hot tub in Surcoat.

Dog friendly and accessible Smiley cottage, Star cottage with it’s hot-tub and cosy Warm Winter cottage all sleep up to 4.

Large family cottages

There are 3 cottages sleeping up to 6, and 2 superior cottages which sleep up to 8. All of these large cottages are 5* or 5* Gold rated and are superbly equipped inside and out, each having a hot tub within it’s own private outdoor space. Dogs are welcome in the 3 bedroom Sadlers Cottage, and horses can have their own private paddock alongside the 4 bedrooms of Furlong Cottage.

All cottages are well equipped for your self-catering holiday and there are plenty of places to eat in Westward Ho! and the nearby villages.

Private dining is also available in your cottage, where Executive Chef Nigel Power and his team can create meals for your family using delicious local ingredients.


Kids will love the heated indoor plunge pool (open during summer months) and play areas with table tennis, pool, basketball, climbing frame and a wendy house to explore. Take a tour of the studs resident racehorses or try petting some of the farm animals. For those looking for some pampering you can book a massage in your cottage. The Barn provides a space to meet and relax,  has DVDs and board games you are welcome to borrow, and hosts events for those staying on site during summer.

How to get there

Duckhaven Stud, perched on a clifftop above Westward Ho! provides the beautiful setting for Westward Living’s luxurious cottages and wonderful family-friendly facilities. North Devon is well served by both Bristol and Exeter airports, and Barnstaple station is also nearby.

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Owner's Recommendations
The owner of this property has provided some personal recommendations for things to do, days out and places to eat near this property.
  • The Big Sheep

    Family theme park only 2 miles way
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  • Dartington Crystal Factory

    Fun day out learning about glass blowing
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  • The Quince Honey Farm

    Learning about bees and honey with a great soft play area.
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  • The Milky Way Adventure Park

    Great family fun day out 10 miles from Westward Living
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  • Skern Lodge

    Fun outdoor activities 5 miles from Westward Living
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  • North Devon Surf School

    Excellent surf school for all ages and abilities 2 miles away.
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  • Exmoor Zoo

    Home of the Exmoor Beast, fun day out with lots of interactive attractions.
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  • North Devon Wakepark

    Great water park and wake boarding.
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  • RHS Rosemoor

    Fun day out with an educational twist only 11 miles away.
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  • North Devon Maritime Museum

    Learn all about pirates and smugglers and visit the Victorian School room. 4 miles from Westward Living.
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  • Clovelly

    Visit the historic old fishing village of Clovelly, a wonderful day out. 10 miles from Westward Living.
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  • Ultimate Adventure Centre

    Go wild with the range of activities for ages 5-100. 2 miles away from Westward Living
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  • Southdown Adventure Centre

    The ultimate day out for active families, 9 miles from Westward Living.
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NOTE: Short breaks, Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday available all year round. Weekly breaks starting Mondays and Fridays We can sometimes offer flexible arrival dates, please contact us directly.

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NOTE: Short breaks, Monday to Friday or Friday to Monday available all year round. Weekly breaks starting Mondays and Fridays We can sometimes offer flexible arrival dates, please contact us directly.


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