The Willows is a brand new 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, light and space, create a perfect atmosphere for a relaxing and happy stay at this property.
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.
There is a fabulous kitchen with a range cooker and all the equipment you could possibly need.
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.
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.
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.
This is the other double bedroom, also 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 is another view of the third bedroom to give 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 long pebble ridge along the top edge of the beach is a wonderful natural landmark.
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.
Leave the car behind and enjoy a walking holiday here whatever the time of year.
Westward Ho! has miles of sandy beaches at low tide. This is a Blue Flag beach and the far end past golf course is dog-friendly all year round.

The Willows

3732

Westward Ho! / Sleeps 6 + cot

7 Nights from £610 - £1233

Nearest pub

Westward Arms (½ mile)

With stunning views across the bay, this pub offers a warm welcome and a seasonal menu using locally sourced produce. Children are made especially welcome with their own menu to choose from and regular live music takes place.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

country cousins

Fabulous restaurant in Westward ho serving traditional food .... Lots of it and excellent value. Really friendly staff too.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby September 2013

Westward Arms restaurant and cafe in Westward Ho!

Superb food, extensive menu including plenty for children. Friendly, fun atmosphere. Regular live music. A spectacular view over Westward Ho! beach.

Nearest beach

Westward Ho! Beach (¼ mile)

Two miles of sand stretching into the distance backed by a pebble ridge which divides the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and dunes.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Taylor September 2016

the pier house

Gorgeous restaurant serving lovely food. Stunning views while you eat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

Awesome beach for surfers/bodyboarders!

This beach is incredible...2 miles of the most incredible surf I've ever seen and however busy it gets it never seems crowded.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Miss Morgan September 2011

Felt like I was a kid again

The beach is huge....3miles of it! Although it's a sandy beach, the sand never actually dried out during our visit. But that was great for sandcastle building. Plenty of surfers make use of the beach and the rock pools are fantastic. Great fish and chip shop just up from the beach. Parking is easy. Definitely worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Douglas-Mann September 2010

Vast expanses of golden sand

Westward Ho! beach is a 'Blue Flag' beach, offering vast expanses of golden sand. Good for surfing, it is patrolled by lifeguards and is one of the safest in the area. An added attraction for youngsters are the many rock pools to explore at low tide.

Nearest walk

The Tarka Trail Instow (2 ¼ miles)

The Tarka Trail covers over 160 miles of pathways and bridleways in Devon and forms part of the Devon Coast to Coast Cycle Route. Park in the Instow car park (fee paying) and pick up the trail along Marine Parade. The trail will take you pretty much as far as you want to wander with easy flat paths and estuary views. Just watch out for cyclists, it's a popular route. Take a look at the AA link for route details.

Nearest town

Westward Ho! (¼ mile)

Westward Ho! is one of possibly only two place names in the world that features an exclamation mark; it’s almost impossible to say it without breaking into a smile. Once dominated by holiday camps, Westward Ho! has been updated in recent years and although it remains a lively resort, it now has a thriving permanent population. The big draw, of course, is the beach – two miles of sand stretch into the distance, backed by a pebble ridge that forms a dividing line between the beach and Northam Burrows Country Park, a magnificent stretch of salt marsh, grassland and sand dunes.

Also nearby

Tea on the Green (¼ mile)

A retro delight, to take tea back in the forties and fifties close to the seafront at Westward Ho!. A traditional tearoom with cakes and light bites to be washed down with a variety of teas and coffee. This lovely little cafe was voted the best for 2011/2012 in the North Devon Food Awards.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Adams August 2015

Still fantastic!

We first found Tea on the Green in 2012, and whenever we've been anywhere close (that means within a 1 and half hour drive!!) we've always spent the day at Westward Ho! and included something to eat here. The lunches are great, with excellent choices (you won't go hungry) and the cakes are magnificent. It's always busy though, so you have to be prepared to wait or maybe sit outside.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Shippam September 2014

The cream teas really are to die for!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Burton September 2012

A visit a must if you are in Westward Ho

What a lovely little place to stop for tea and cake. Although it was next to where we were staying whatever time of day we walked past it was always full and we determined to try it during our week in Westward Ho so waited across the road until a table outside was empty and ran across before another lucky person was able to sample their lovely food and surroundings. Just amazing.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby April 2012

WOW!!!! The MOST incredible tea shop!

You MUST visit this tea shop! From the outside it's easy to miss or walk past as its not big but once inside it is just fantastic. all decor and music is 1950's and there is so much attention to detail especially the lovely crockery. But best of all the menu is amazing. Cakes are delicious and such a great choice of drinks and food. I'd recommend booking a table to avoid any disappointment!

The Square Studio (¾ mile)

A quaint arts and crafts shop offering locally produced goods. Arts and crafts workshops are available, contact the studio for further details.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby May 2012

A real gem of a craft shop well worth a visit!

I visited the Square Studio to purchase a couple of birthday gifts for friends and ended up coming away with more!! What an amazing showcase of local talent. Beautifully presented shop with very reasonably priced unique items you really want to buy. I look forward to visiting again and would definitely consider one of their craft workshops when I next visit. What a fun and different activity to do on holiday! Can't wait to go back!

Instow (2 ¼ miles)

Located where the rivers Taw and Torridge combine and flow into the sea, Instow is a pretty waterside village and perfect for a spot for sailing or windsurfing, and for families to take advantage of the sheltered sandy beaches.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2017

Pretty Village

Such a pretty village and the local beaches are lovely. Try John's Deli, a great place for breakfast, lunch, cakes etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Goetz April 2014

Have Cream Tea at the Commodore Hotel

The Commodore Hotel offers Cream Tea for non-residents. You can sit inside or outside and enjoy a good cream tea as well as a gorgeous view across the estuary. If the tide is coming up and the sun is setting, this is a marvelous experience.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Dance August 2013

Beautiful, sleepy Instow

Instow is a pretty little village and makes a perfect base for exploring North Devon. It retains a sedate pace of life, perfect for winding down from the rat race. Johns' deli provides everything you need to spoil yourself at breakfast time, and there are a couple of restaurants to spoil you at suppertime. The Tarka Trail is on your doorstep and it would be rude not to hire some bikes and meander through the pretty Devon countryside for an hour or two.

Appledore Instow Ferry (1 ¾ miles)

There has been a ferry here for many centuries, always providing a well used service. The ferry that runs today is community run and offers the chance to nip across theTaw and Torridge Estuary and explore both sides!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Burgess April 2016

Don't miss out

This is a great little ferry, the kids loved going on it and so did the dad's nipping over to instow for a cheeky pint or two.

The Big Sheep (2 miles)

Lots to do here, from feeding lambs and watching sheepdog trials to pony and tractor rides.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Selby October 2014

Much, much more than sheep!

There really is something for the whole family at The Big Sheep. Sheep racing, dog trials, sheep shearing, train rides, swan pedaloes, horse riding, pedal go karts, trampolines, indoor soft play with giant slides, outdoor laser tag all year round, archery tag in the summer, giant swing, great cafe and seasonal events.....!! We never get bored of this adventure park. Its reasonably priced, great fun and well organised.

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