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Totally perfect! We all had such a brilliant family holiday, there was so much to do to keep the children occupied and we loved being able to enjoy the sunsets at night whilst watching the horses, thank you all so much for everything, we will be back.

Home is the new Away

Published: 11 November, 2020


Any why you should book your staycation for 2021

With the turbulence of 2020 bringing a whole new meaning to the term “cancellation culture”, people are understandably wary about investing in big adventures in the future. After all, at the moment it may often feel as though we are unable to plan for next week or month, let alone next year!

One thing is for sure: with the certain prospect of Brexit and the uncertainty of Covid-19, people who always book their holidays abroad are looking to nearer shores; like the exquisite North Devon coast. Despite the uncertainty, bookings have been flooding in for next year, from people who want something to look forward to without the risk of booking a holiday abroad and having to self-isolate. 

This doesn’t come as a surprise to the team at Westward Living. While we are ourselves no strangers to holidays in more tropical climates, we are in love with our North Devon surroundings; in fact, Westward Living was born from a desire to share the beauty of our home with others. With wild nature on our doorstep and direct access to the South West Coastal Footpath leading to the world-famous Westward Ho! beach, it is no wonder that bookings for our self catering holiday cottages are higher than ever. But in these uncertain times, there are even more reasons why people are choosing to spend their 2021 holiday in the UK. Our luxury cottages with hot tubs in North Devon are heavily sought after in 2021, we have a collection of 14 self catering holiday cottages most are dog friendly with hot tubs, wet rooms and open fires.

We continually endeavour to make every guest’s experience a five-star one, from the moment that they arrive in their luxury cottage, to the moment the bid us a fond farewell. From borrowing the lovely Raffles, our Canine Guest Liaison Officer for coastal walks, to arranging a delicious Local Farm Box packed with delicious locally sourced products from Devon fields and Exmoor, we want everything to be special and memorable.  

However, in view of these challenging times, we have taken some additional measures to ensure that you can book your holiday and come and stay with complete peace of mind. Our cleaning and hygiene processes have always been of the highest standards, but we have achieved the “Good to Go” industry standard proving that our guests’ safety is priority.

For 2021 only, we have also amended the payment terms of our bookings to meet these uncertain times. All 2021 guests will only need to pay 20% deposit to secure their booking, with the full balance due 6 weeks prior to the start of their holiday. If a lockdown of your postcode or our postcode means that your stay has to be cancelled or postponed, we will transfer your deposit for another stay and refund the balance in full within 24 hours.

We have worked hard to find a solution that is both fair and practical to all parties, and which enables guests to enjoy the anticipation of a beautiful holiday in North Devon and the myriad attractions that are on offer,  while helping us to bring valued guests to the area. 

We are proud of how our county has reacted to the pandemic and hope to see many people visiting and making happy memories here next year and beyond. If you would like to find out more about booking your 2021 holiday in North Devon, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We would love to welcome you to Westward Living hidden gem in Westward Ho!