This exceptional, new purpose-built property is an absolute treat, a family-sized holiday home moments from the Blue Flag, sandy beach at Westward Ho! on the north Devon coast. Heart and soul have been put into The Willows by the friendly Owners who live close by – the reverse level accommodation is bright, contemporary, beautifully presented with original artwork on the walls, luxury linens on the beds and open plan living space upstairs for that really sociable holiday atmosphere. Outside there is a fully enclosed, secure garden to the front and a completely private courtyard garden with a summer-house that cleverly doubles as the utility-room at the back. The welcoming wide hallway with glass doors at each end links these two outside areas together and fills the house with light.
The house has BT Infinity 2 WiFi (Superfast broadband) and this runs all of the Smart TVs (there is a TV in both double bedrooms and in the open plan living space, upstairs). Included on both of the bedroom TVs is Now TV (Sky Entertainment and Movies packages) and both are logged in to Amazon Prime Movies and Netflix. You can also watch iPlayer and use YouTube. More than enough for any family to watch, I'm sure! On the TV in the upstairs living space there is live TV via Freeview, plus Netflix and iPlayer. If you or your family decide to bring along your electronic devises (iPhone, iPad, iPod, laptop etc), the broadband is able to handle all devices to run at the same time. A quiet life for all…and if the weather is not too desirable for outside activities and you would like to relax 'off-line', there is a good selection of board games and some fictional reading books to select from. Also, with the owners' background in the art world, a comprehensive selection of art books are available for you to look at and review.
We have a travel cot available and blankets, along with a changing mat, baby bath, high chair and two travel stair-gates. If you require any of these items, please do not hesitate to let us know, so we can make them available and we can set them up in preparation of your stay.
Dogs are most welcome at The Willows. A secure, gated and walled outside space encloses the property, to ensure that the more mischievous dogs are kept safe and secure. The location offers some of the best dog walks you could ever want or find…beach, coastal path, dunes, burrows are all options to consider within a few minutes' walk from the house. Dogs are allowed on any part of the beach between 1st October and 30 April. However, during the summer months there are restrictions on which parts of the beach at Westward Ho! dogs are allowed on. You will find a detailed map within The Willows handbook, helping you to identify these areas. There is also information on dog walking on other beaches in the area. Dog bowls are available for food and water and an outside utility/ summer-house can be used to tend to your dog after any walk, however dirty you or the dog may be!
Your 'welcome hamper' will contain a range of products and you will receive a selection from such indulgences as: prosecco; luxury biscuits; milk; strawberry jam; West Country butter; home-made fruit scones; West Country clotted cream. Those all-important little luxuries: freshly cut flowers; soaps and body lotion; tea and coffee (pods, cafetiere coffee, instant - normal and decaf); selection of cooking oils; salt and pepper mills; luxury bed linen and towels; board games; hair-dryer; WiFi (BT Infinity 2, superfast broadband); recipe books.
We have provided dishwasher tabs, washing machine pods etc, basically all you will need to use in the kitchen and utility spaces in The Willows.
Also, you will find a comprehensive handbook regarding The Willows and the local area - all the research has been done for you and this information is at your fingertips, to make your stay one to remember.
Westward Ho! is an excellent family destination with great expanses of sand and rock pools to explore at low tide. The beach is a firm favourite for kite flying and surfing, the coastal path will take you around the headland to the historic fishing villages of Clovelly and Bucks Mills and there is a large section of the beach beyond The Burrows (with a very good golf course), which is dog-friendly all year round. The beach is just a short stroll from The Willows – it is literally just at the end of the road. In the heart of Westward Ho! you will find all the shops that you will need, some great cafes, pubs and places to eat, gift shops where children can spend their holiday pocket money, a long promenade and a seafront park to enjoy. Northam Burrows Country Park is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; it is north of Westward Ho! at the estuary where the rivers Taw and Torridge meet. There is a magnificent stretch of grassland, salt-marsh and dunes at the mouth of the estuary, giving walkers, ramblers and naturalists the opportunity to enjoy and explore this area of north Devon, all year round! Westward Ho! is a great place to be without a car, with excellent walking from the doorstep, a great local bus service and the nearest rail station just ten miles away at Barnstaple (transport to The Willows can be organised for you).
Bedroom 1 with double bed (5') and Smart TV.
Bedroom 2 with double bed (5') and Smart TV.
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds.
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin.
Summer-house with washing machine and tumble-drier.
Open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-areas. Smart TV. Gas-fired double range, microwave, fridge and dishwasher.