Gallops is our most popular large self catering holiday cottage at Westward Living, when you step inside its easy to see how this cottage has achieved its impressive 5 stars. The property has four spacious en suite bedrooms including a wet room.
The Gallops self catering holiday cottage has an all-year-round hot tub, perfect for admiring taking in those incredible ocean sunsets. For a gathering of family and friends, there's no finer place to enjoy a taste of luxury. The lounge looks out onto a private paddocks which make this property very popular for anyone who loves open space and watching wildlife.
• Cottage has four en suite bedrooms
• Open plan lounge with wood burning stove
• Enclosed garden with sunset views
• Private parking for 3 vehicles and bike storage
• Complimentary WIFI
• Underfloor heating
• Wet room
• Washing Machine
• Tumble Dryer
• Free WIFI
• Wine cooler
• Gas BBQ
• Sun loungers
• Private access on to the South West Coastal Footpath
• Traditional Devon cream tea on arrival
• Short breaks and weekly bookings.
Set within the grounds of Duckhaven Stud, the cottage sits where our champion horses once trained. Hosts Kathy and Chris designed Gallops Cottage to reflect the magic of Duckhaven Stud and the surrounding countryside. Look out over rolling hills towards the Atlantic for a spectacular sunset, reaching all the way to Lundy Island.
Gallops Cottage is a fabulous property for gatherings of family and friends. The wonderfully bright and open space is perfect for family self catering holidays. Gallops has been designed to accommodate up to eight guests, however we are currently only permitted to accept bookings for a max of 6 guests due to Government Guidelines. There are four bedrooms, and each bed is adorned with Egyptian cotton bedding. Depending on your requirements, the rooms can be changed to twins or doubles. There is also a wet room.
Step outside into the private garden to enjoy the hot tub in any season. In the summer, the garden is perfect for lounging around in the sun, cooking lunch on the barbecue and spending quality time together. While in the winter, the hot tub is equally inviting, as are the authentic wood-burning stove and comfy sofas inside. The cottage's stunning open-plan design is ideal for large groups. Cook a family meal in the kitchen and dining area, or unwind on the large super sofa sofas or arm chair in front of the 50-inch TV.
If your beloved horse would like to join you on your luxury North Devon holiday, there's plenty of room for them in the private paddock. Our racehorses and friendly farm animals love roaming the 60 acres of grounds at Duckhaven Stud. Pop by and say hello to our chickens and goats Ben and Jack as you wander through the grounds.
The South West Coast Path is just a five-minute walk away from Duckhaven Stud. Here, you can enjoy a 20-minute stroll over cliff tops to the beach at Westward Ho!. If you just can't wait to get to the beach, it's only a three-minute drive from the cottage. Bring your swimming costumes and body boards and dive into the sea on a hot summer's day, or hire a surfboard and wetsuit from the local surf school to ride the waves. Westward Ho! is full of outstanding restaurants to enjoy Italian, Moroccan, Thai and classic British cuisine. Alternatively, you can pick up plenty of fresh produce from the village to cook at home. If you don't fancy cooking, don't worry. We can also send our executive chef and his team to Gallops Cottage to cook a delicious menu, just for you.
We want you to feel completely relaxed on your visit to Duckhaven Stud. Enjoy a complimentary Devonshire cream tea when you arrive and if there's anything else we can do for you, just ask
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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.
Access Guide for The Gallops February 2020
A single storey cottage located on a stud farm in Westward Ho!, with a enclosed outside patio & garden areas. Open plan lounge / kitchen / dining area with 4 x double bedrooms and three en suites.
Cottage is located on a stud farm with a single track leading to front door
Space for unloading and loading is situated close to the front door. Parking of vehicles is adjacent to cottage
Guests are able to preorder shopping which the owners will unpack in preparation for arrival
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 operating 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. For guests arriving out of hours without a phone please knock on door at main farm house “Duckhaven Stud” upon arrival.
Entrance to Property
Access via front door which is flat from car parking space
Portable ramp can be supplied if required to access garden
Standard 2’6” door frames
Sitting Room / Lounge / Dining area
Large open plan lounge with seating area
50” inch wall mounted TV with DVD and free view
Table with seating for 8 people
Integrated appliances including, wine cooler, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Stand alone microwave & coffee machine
Low level cupboards
Bedrooms and Sleeping Areas
Bedroom 1 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, with en suite jack and jill style bathroom connected with bedroom 4
Free standing wardrobe with hanging poles.
Bedroom 2 – super king bedroom with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin, with en suite.
Free standing wardrobe with hanging poles
Bedroom3 – twin room with zip and link beds to be set as a double or twin.
Built in wardrobe with hanging poles
Option to be en suite with use of the wet room, shower chair can be provided.
Bedroom 4 – twin room with zip and link beds to be made as twin or double with en suite bathroom jack and jill style connected with bedroom 1.
Built in wardrobe with hanging poles
All bedrooms have wall mounted TV/DVD’s
Bathrooms, Shower-rooms and Toilets
3 bedrooms with en suites as above. Wet room can be locked to be used as the family bathroom or as an en suite.
Gas fired central hearing with radiators throughout with wall-mounted controls
Lounge has wood burning fire, fuel for fire provided on check in and throughout stay
Patio and garden area outside. Furniture made of wicker including, table and chairs and gas bbq.
Large family hot tub, plastic entrance steps to aid entrance to the hot tub
60 acres of coastal farm land rugged terrain
Access to south west coastal foot path from farm, steep incline as was once used to train horses
Children’s play area
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
Address - Westward Living, Duckhaven Stud, Cornborough Road, Westward Ho!
North Devon. EX39 1AA
Telephone - 01237 238967
Email - [email protected]
Grid Reference - SS 429286
Hours of Operation - 24hrs
Northam Health Centre 01237 474994 (1 mile)
Emergency Dentist 01237 476786 (1 mile)
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
Philip Corbin Opening times: 8.30am - 5.30pm Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 12.30pm Saturday. 5 miles from Westward Living
Later appointments by arrangement. -
Church Surgery, 16 Bridge Street, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2BU, UK. Tel/Fax: 44 (0) 1237 471110
email: [email protected]
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 Davids
Nearest main line station is Tiverton Parkway – 45miles – direct to Paddington, Bristol, Birmingham etc. Contact: www.thetrainline.com or phone 0870 010 1296