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Fabulous makeover for Surcoat & Silca Blanka cottage

Published: 8 May, 2019

Fabulous Makeovers for Silca and Surcoat


At Westward Living, we are proud of the incredible finish on all of our cottages. Much like children, they are all unique, all require ongoing nurturing and attention, and we don’t have any favourites (honest!). Although Silca Blanca and Surcoat cottages already had fabulous star ratings from Visit England, we weren’t happy; we felt that they let our fleet down, and that a major revamp was in order!

Named for one of our most successful racehorses, Silca Blanca currently has a 4* gold rating and sleeps three people in one double and one single room; perfect for a couple or small family. Although the upstairs worked well before, we felt that the downstairs lacked the intimacy that one might expect from a romantic escape, so we converted the dining room into a cosy snug, perfect for curling up together after exploring the area.  The snug comes with an LCD TV and Wii, but for guests who fancy a tech detox, we will happily remove the console to help them to resist temptation! The entire property had a full facelift, with warm, mustard hues and a cosy, Scandinavian vibe. We are proud of the results: high-spec yet cost, modern and romantic; the perfect place to come for a short break or long holiday.

Do you fancy a summer holiday in Devon? To find out about availability for Silca Blanca, click here.

When it comes to holiday cottages in Devon (or anywhere else, for that matter), you don’t get much better than our 4* Surcoat Cottage. From its Egyptian cotton bedding to the two-person hot tub in the private, south-facing garden, everything about Surcoat exudes luxury and relaxation. The full refurbishment includes new furniture and soft furnishings, as well as new décor throughout, from carpet to wallpaper and everything in between. No seaside break would be the same without man’s best friend; Surcoat is one of our dog-friendly cottages, so guests can enjoy a completely dog-friendly holiday in Devon. With so many places to explore and things to do with your dog, guests with two and four legs just adore Surcoat Cottage.

If you dream of escaping to Devon for a romantic break or holiday, click hereto check the availability for Surcoat Cottage.

We are incredibly proud of every one of our cottages and continually strive to improve, year after year. We value guests’ feedback and use it to make every guest’s experience at Westward Living as perfect as possible. We have just had 2019’s inspection from Visit England, so watch this space for the results!