Accessibility Statement

This access guide 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.

Westward Living is home to 14 self-catering cottages set within 60 acres of private coastal grounds.   The cottage varies in size and aspect, each property has a detailed individual access statement on its own page.
We are proud to be an inclusive holiday accommodation provider; we understand that our guests need may vary and each visitor is unique in their own way.  Our experienced guest relations team are able to advise and recommend properties and tourist attractions for guests who may need some extra information to help them make the right decision about their holiday, this includes and is by no way limited to;

  1. Mobility needs and guests with assistance pets
  2. Autism and electro sensitivity
  3. Dementia
  4. Hearing and visual impairment
  5. Food intolerances

Pre-Arrival

Most cottages have private parking on a flat and level tarmac surface directly outside the front entrance, the exceptions are, Dream Cottage, Surcoat Cottage, Silca Blanka, Warm Winter and Smiley Cottage.  Parking for these aforementioned properties  is  35 meters from cottage.

Guests are able to pre-order 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 please check here for operation times

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.

Dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in all our properties, however please do check with us prior to making your decision as some cottage do not have secure gardens.
Here is a link to our dog friendly cottages

Internal property details

Each property as a detailed link on the property home page.

Grounds

60 acres of coastal farmland rugged terrain

Access to south west coastal foot path from farm, steep incline as was once used to train horses

Children’s play area

Additional Information

Access to hens for freshly laid eggs
Children’s play area
Ocean Kave, for use by guests for bird watching and relaxing and private dining, also has disabled access toilet facilities.
Small indoor heated plunge 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

Emergency out of hours number - 07807 096997
Email [email protected]

Grid Reference - SS 429286
Hours of Operation - 24hrs 

Emergencies
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

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 David’s
Nearest main line station is Tiverton Parkway – 45miles – direct to Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham etc. Contact: www.thetrainline.com or phone 0870 010 1296

Updated February 2020