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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently stayed for the weekend in one of the cottages. The hot tub was amazing and it was a relaxing way to spend some time. The cottage itself was very cosy and the cream tea was a lovely touch. The staff are very friendly and the location is beautiful. We were able to watch the sun set on two...

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay here at Westward Living. We are delighted to hear that not only you but also your friends horse enjoyed their stay with us. It's great to hear that you enjoyed your private hot tub and cream tea upon arrival - and of course the amazing headland sunsets that...

Poole, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Yet another absolutely perfect stay at Westward Living! Was so happy to see how they have expanded, they have staff dedicated to your stay who keep in touch and are friendly and warm on arrival. We stayed in Star Cottage, the pictures are deceiving as it is much larger in real life! Hot tub in the garden! All the mod...

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Such a wonderful review and greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. It is always so wonderful to hear from our much valued returning guests and to see how our facilities are able to cater to your needs as you and your families needs change over the years. It was a pleasure to host you once again and we very much...

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

I have just returned from my sisters wedding held at westward living and using the ocean kave as the wedding venue. The accommodation was 5 star, 3 generations of my family shared the furlong cottage and it met all of our needs and more. Will definitely return for future family holidays.

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

It is always fantastic to hear from our guests who have enjoyed a wedding at Ocean Kave and stayed here onsite in our cottages as well. It is fabulous to hear that you and your family members had such a great stay in Furlong, one of our newest purpose built multigenerational family cottages. We would of course be delighted to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I spent New Years with my partner in one of the lovely 2 person cottages, which was equipped with everything you could possibly need for a perfect break. Everything from the location to the staff was exceptional and I cannot wait to book my next visit. Also, the bath is incredible!

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your New Years break with us here in one of our romantic two person cottages. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay which we really appreciate. It is wonderful to hear that you found your cottage to be equipped with everything that you required to make your...

Bourne End, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

We planned a last minute trip as a pre wedding recce for our friends wedding in September. What can I say, we were blown away with the views, the high standards and the little thoughtful touches! We stayed in Star cottage, the beds are so comfortable! The cottage has everything you could need or want, it's finished to a very...

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Kathy M, Public Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Thank you for your fabulous review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your short break in Star cottage. Its one of our most popular cottages, probably because of the views and hot tub! We are looking forward to welcoming you back for your friends wedding in September, we will have completed all our new improvements by then and look...

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Difficult to summarise this place as a wedding venue really. Without doubt it is a beautiful setting if you have good weather but having attended a couple of weddings in good and not so good weather conditions here I have mixed feelings. My best advice to anyone considering celebrating their big day is don't be seduced by the setting but...

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Kathy M, Public Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience as a guest here at Ocean Kave. You’re absolutely right that the weather can play a major role in a couples wedding day and from church to chapel, registrar office to Kave - if it rains it rains, and that can effect the big day and the couples opportunities for...

Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Sadler cottage for 4 nights as a family of 5. Our issues: We missed out on a night of using the hot tub as it was not set right and the guest service mobile number didn't seem to be manned out of hours even though it stated it was. We also had problems with the washing machine...

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Kathy M, Owner at Westward Living, responded to this review

Hello Bianca - thank you for your feedback regarding your stay in August, we are delighted to that you chose to stay with us and enjoyed your time here at Westward Living. Thank you for pointing out the issues regarding the guest phone. We have three numbers in our guest book for guests to use whilst they are staying with...

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Reviewed 15 September 2016

This is the real deal, with all the flair and passion for delivering self catering luxury that many other venues should be envious of. A 5* Rating on Trip Advisor really doesn't do Westward Living and Seahorse Apartments justice, because they are so much more. We were lucky enough to find a late holiday here in August/September at both the...

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

It is always fabulous to receive such a glowing review of our guests experiences at Westward Living and so to hear that you enjoyed both WWL and The Seahorse Apartments during your stay with us this summer is amazing. We really appreciate our guests reviews of their stay with us in our accommodation as it really helps our future guests...

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Stayed in one of the cottages at the end of July for my daughters wedding . WOW!!!! We arrived to a very friendly and professional welcome and taken to our cottage to be shown around. It really was wow! Just beautiful. The cream tea waiting was a nice touch. The whole cottage was incredible. The hot tub a perfect addition...as...

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Kathy M, Public Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay at Westward Living and for the high praise following your daughters wedding here at Ocean Kave. We are absolutely delighted to have met your expectations on what is such a special event for you and your family and it was an honour to be part of your celebrations....

Reviewed 2 September 2016

So, we got married at Ocean Kave, which is the world's best wedding venue and is part of the Westward Living venue (kind of) I say I kind of, because it is a wonderful 500yd walk down the drive from Westward Living. That means that if you want to stay here and be part of a wedding party , great,...

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Kathy M, Guest Relations Manager at Westward Living, responded to this review

Wow! That is high praise indeed. Thank you so much for taking the time to review your wedding and stay here at Duckhaven Stud, home of Westward Living holiday cottages and Ocean Kave wedding venue. It was an absolute pleasure to host you and your loved ones on your special day and we really appreciate you taking the time to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Westward Living luxury self catering holiday cottages are located in the scenic grounds of a Devonshire stud farm in Westward Ho North Devon. Guests enjoy a relaxing and tranquil atmosphere, surrounded by wonderful landscapes and the cottages are only a short distance from safe sandy beaches which makes it ideal for young families. Our grounds lead directly onto the South West coastal footpath which leads onto the picturesque rock pools and restaurants in Westward Ho! There is a great deal to do locally, including water sports, walking and cycling, golf, surfing and horse riding. The 2 mile long Westward Ho! beach is a short walk away, the stunning sandy beach has been awarded the prestigious Blue flag status again this year which means its a perfect choice for families. All our 11 beautiful cottages are inspected by Visit England and range from 4 star up to 5 star gold. Our cottage are named after winning race horses who were from the Stud and have an individual interior design ranging from shabby chic to contemporary, we would love to hear about your holiday preferences and suggest the best cottage to suit your needs. We have a range of romantic and family cottages in our collection, all have complimentary WIFI and access to our on site play barn and indoor heated pool. Please contact us for more details about which cottage is best for you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westward Living

Address: Cornborough Road | Cornborough Road, Westward Ho, Bideford EX39 1AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Devon > Torridge > Bideford > Westward Ho
Hotel Class:4 star — Westward Living 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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