This exceptional, 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 devices (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 (4'6") and Smart TV
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6") and Smart TV
Bedroom 3 with bunk-beds (3')
Shower-room with shower, WC and wash-basin
Outside Access to
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
- Dogs welcome (2 small or 1 medium-sized dog only)
- Travel cot, high chair and 2 stair-gates
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Private parking for 3 cars
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Garden furniture and barbecue
- Full gas-fired CH
The Willows is a lovely bespoke detached house - an absolute labour of love, with front and rear outside space to enjoy. There is a lawn just inside the gates to the right.
Calm colour schemes create the perfect atmosphere for your stay at The Willows.
There is a lovely enclosed and totally private courtyard to enjoy at the back of The Willows, complete with summerhouse/utility-room - such a well thought out and useful space for you.
Plenty of light and space create a perfect atmosphere for a relaxing and happy stay at this property.
What a lovely space to cook a special family meal.
Upstairs offers a spacious, bright living space with plenty of room to relax and socialise.
This is one of the two wonderful double bedrooms on the ground floor, a tranquil and understated, stylish room to enjoy.
Another view of this beautifully presented bedroom.
The calming second bedroom on the ground floor.
Both the double bedrooms have wall-mounted TVs.
This is the third bedroom with its bespoke hand-built three-foot bunks - perfect for adults as well as for children.
This view of the third bedroom gives you a good idea of how much space there is. The fitted wardrobe offers extra space for the other bedrooms too.
There is a lovely large shower-room on the ground floor.
The walk-in shower is cleverly designed along the lines of a wet-room.
The stairs lead you up into the light-filled open plan first floor living space.
The Willows has a wide hall that links the front and back doors and gardens. With stunning original artwork by local artists on all the walls, this is a really special place to stay.
The Willows is lovely and secure so you can fully relax if you are staying with small children or your special family dog.There is space to park outside the gates too if you prefer.
Leave the car behind and enjoy a walking holiday here whatever the time of year.
The long pebble ridge along the top edge of the beach is a wonderful natural landmark.
Don't forget your camera to capture the views!
The Burrows is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a huge expanse of natural habitat, and right on your doorstep. You can simply set out on foot.
Westward Ho! has miles of sandy beaches at low tide. This is a Blue Flag beach and the far end past the golf course is dog-friendly all year round.