Explore our cottages
Sharon Webb
Wow what an amazing place , the cottage we stayed in was perfect for my husband 50th birthday. We both had an amazing time and cant wait to return
Meet the horses

The cottages are located within the grounds of an ex working thoroughbred racing yard which was called Duckhaven Stud. With the exception of Paddocks, Furlong and the Gallops, all our cottages are named after winning horses were trained and bred by Alan Smith who lives in the main house.

Please do not approach the horses, as with all animals, when startled they can be dangerous. The horses have a monitored diet and it is very important that guests do not feed them, but they do love having their photos taken.

A map of our grounds is located in each cottage to assist you during your stay.  Guests are free to wander through the grounds as they wish, but please note that guests should not approach the horses, as with all animals, when surprised, they can be dangerous.

We have many glorious horses residing at Duckhaven - you may even spot a famous face or two! 

Bringing your horse on holiday

We welcome horses as well has humans here at Westward Living.  Farriers cottage has a private paddock including field shelter, adjacent to the garden where you are welcome to bring your own horse at a small fee of £100 per week which includes hay and straw bedding.  Please call us on 01237 238 967 to request more information about our livery option.


If you are looking to experience some horse riding during your stay with us, here are out top 2 suggestions.


Woolacombe Riding Stables
01271 870 260
Thinking Horses
01271 850 864