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Beautiful walks along the North Devon Coastal Path
5 minutes drive from the coastal resort Westward Ho!
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14 / 14  5 minutes drive from the coastal resort Westward Ho!

The Gatehouse

Westward Ho! (2mls E), Devon
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A romantic retreat set within the pretty North Devon village of Abbotsham surrounded by rolling countryside
  • Enjoy a dog walk with breath-taking views along the nearby coast path and via Abbotsham cliffs
  • The seaside village of Westward Ho! is just a 5 minute drive with its famous Pebble Ridge
  • Explore some of North Devon’s finest beaches including Westward Ho!, Croyde and Woolacombe
Property code: GATAB

Situated in the pretty village of Abbotsham which offers easy access to the North Devon Coast Path, you can enjoy beautiful walks with uninterrupted views of the Atlantic Ocean. A great location for keen surfers with a plethora of sandy beaches nearby including Croyde, Woolacombe and across the border into Cornwall, Newquay. On a clear day whilst visiting one the nearby beaches you will be able to see the infamous Lundy Island on the horizon, which is home to an array of wildlife. You could take a day trip to the beautiful island on the MS Oldenburg which departs from the historic port town of Bideford. The Victorian seaside village of Westward Ho! is just a 5 minute drive and is named after Charles Kingsley’s novel of the same name. Brightly coloured beach huts line the promenade which is also home to Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ which has been set in to the pavement. Enjoy the local area with plenty of pretty gardens and National Trust locations to explore, including Tapely Park, RHS Rosemoor and Arlington Court.

This traditional stone cottage, which retains many charming and characterful features including exposed stonework and beams, sits adjacent to the owners’ Georgian home, but your privacy is assured. On entering you will find yourself in the open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With a Smart TV and warming wood burner (first basket of logs included), the comfy lounge is an ideal space to unwind in and enjoy the crackle from the fire on a cool evening. The dining area is located by the window which is a great spot for a candlelit dinner. Heading over to the stylish kitchen you will find everything you may need including an electric oven/hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher so preparing your favourite meals is easy whilst you’re away. The cottage has a pretty double bedroom with a comfy bed and a couple of steps lead you into the en-suite shower room which is complete with WC, and there is also a handy washing machine located here.

Outside there are two pretty patio areas, one to the front of the property, which has a pretty bistro set and spring flowers and is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee. The other is adjacent to the property and offers an enclosed garden with a patio, lawn and BBQ which is great for those who are looking to bring their four-legged friends.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included)
  • Electric oven/hob, fridge with ice compartment, microwave and dishwasher
  • Washing machine located in en-suite
  • Seating, patio, lawn and BBQ adjacent to the property
  • Please note that there is one table and chairs provided which is kept in the garden area, this can be moved around the property at your leisure.
  • Allocated private off road parking for 1 car adjacent to property
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Beach and shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Loosemore

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 55 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Janet 2nd February 2024

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Really friendly, helpful owners. Cottage just perfect for the two of us and our dog. Kitchen well equipped and lovely furnishings and colour scheme. Clean and quirky romantic with the log burner and little lights. Was easy to get everywhere from there good base. Lovely walks and beaches. Thank you for the welcome pack includes the dog too. Local puRead moreb great food and dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Victoria 22nd January 2024

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A beautiful cottage which was well thought out. The fairy lights set a beautiful scene in the evenings, the heated floor was glorious (we visited mid Jan). All the little touches were there. The coastal path was only a 10/15 minute hike and only an hours walk to Westward Ho! Along the breath taking coastal path. The little pub in Abbotsham was spotRead more on for food! We highly recommend the Sunday Carvery! Hide

Reviewed by Lynn 8th January 2024

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The cottage was spotlessly clean, everything you need is there in the kitchen. The bed was really comfortable and the shower was brilliant. I cannot praise this cottage enough. Ideally situated for touring. Would highly recommend and we will be booking there again on our next visit.

Reviewed by John 22nd December 2023

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Really nice cottage. Very comfortable bed. Great underfloor heating in the main room.p

Reviewed by Steve 15th December 2023

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Brilliant cottage. Welcome basket a really nice gift. Plenty warm enough.

Reviewed by Mandy 24th November 2023

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Beautiful cottage we loved the location perfect for our long weekend stay. The cottage was amazingly comfy and warm and perfectly clean. Our dog loved the underfloor heating. The goody basket was a great added feature will definitely return. Thank you a perfect stay.

Reviewed by Anthony 20th November 2023

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A lovely cosy cottage, with everything we needed for a few days away with our dog. A generous welcome basket and handy local information starts the holiday off well and the underfloor heating is great at keeping the temperature comfortable. We enjoyed Westward Ho beach and walking some of the Southwest Coast Path. It was a relaxing stay and we woulRead mored thoroughly recommend the cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 3rd November 2023

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A truly lovely little cottage. Everything you need is there. Lovey and warm with underfloor heating and a log burner. A very thoughtful gift basket which also included treats for our little dog Lottie. Would definitely consider using again.

Reviewed by Lucy 27th October 2023

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A very cosy, comfortable cottage in the chill of Autumn, thanks to the underfloor heating and wood burner. Well equipped and tastefully decorated. The owners left a great welcome pack, treats for the dog as well as the humans and were very quick to solve a problem that occurred. Good pub nearby and close to the coast path.

Reviewed by Beverley 25th September 2023

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Reviewed by Kirsty 22nd September 2023

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Lovely well equipped cottage that was ideal for our long weekend in Devon celebrating a special birthday.

Reviewed by Marie 15th September 2023

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It was a lovely place to stay, so cosy and quiet,will definitely be going back .

Reviewed by Trevor 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by Andy 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Russell 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Janet 16th June 2023

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Reviewed by Carol 9th June 2023

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Cottage stunning on entry. Lovely welcome basket with useful items and bottle of bubbly, milk in fridge. Comfortable and ideal for pets. Small garden attached with seating and bbq.

Reviewed by Ian 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Rebecca 26th May 2023

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Beautiful cottage, very well equipped. We stayed for a week and made full use of the kitchen and bbq. The welcome pack was very much appreciated. Lovely beaches nearby, and coastal paths up the lane, just be mindful of the traffic, especially if taking a dog.

Reviewed by Tina 5th May 2023

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A lovely little cottage in a good location. Quite a stretch up the lane to the footpath which led across fields to the cliff tops but well worth the effort. We walked from the cottage across to Westward Ho, which was just over 11 miles round trip. The views from the top were beautiful. Appledore was a lovely little town to visit and Instow has the Read moreperfect beach for dogs. Tarka trail is nice to walk! Bideford Quay was worth the little trip! The cottage was perfect for our few days away! Hide

Reviewed by Edwin 28th April 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 24th April 2023

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Just perfect ! Beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean , welcome pack left by the owners, so thoughtful - thank you

Reviewed by Simon 9th April 2023

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Great location, stunning walks, view's from the nearby cliffs are spectacular, highly recommended for a much needed break, a lovely welcome pack, very cosy, super clean, well equipped, just a fantastic break.

Reviewed by Julie 24th March 2023

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Well equipped beautifully presented, lovely and comfortable. A wonderful getaway.

Reviewed by David 17th March 2023

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The cottage was perfect the hospitality basket hit the spot and the dcor was very tasteful It felt like home the moment we stepped in and everything was clearly well maintained You have a wonderfull property thank you

Reviewed by David 3rd March 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 24th February 2023

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lovely warm cottage in nice countryside with nice walk to the beach

Reviewed by Linda 17th February 2023

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Reviewed by Wendy 10th February 2023

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For an all one level holiday dog friendly cottage.you could not ask for more.

Reviewed by Stephen 3rd February 2023

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Great little cottage ideal for a couple and 1 dog, spacious inside and the underfloor heating throughout and the log burner are great when its chilly! The owners left a cold bottle of prosseco, crisps & cookies for us on arrival, which was a great treat after a 5 hour drive, thank you! Garden not ideal for small dogs as there is a gap under the gatRead moree and to the side and the front porch could do with a gate to stop escaping puppies from the main house as it opens on to a country road. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 26th January 2023

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The cottage was lovely. The underfloor heating was great as was the log burner. I didnt cook while there but the kitchen looked well equipped for a holiday home. Great location for me and nice and quiet

Reviewed by Edward 8th January 2023

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Reviewed by Anne 21st November 2022

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Reviewed by Tina 18th November 2022

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The cottage was lovely and clean. Loved the underfloor heating. Had everything you needed. Perfect location for countryside or coastal walks. The welcome basket of goodies was enjoyed by humans and dog (he loved his welcome biscuits) We all enjoyed our stay very much.

Reviewed by Lynn 4th November 2022

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Everything we needed

Reviewed by Diana 28th October 2022

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Clear directions, cleanliness exceptional, thoughtful hamper, cosy cottage for one or two people, garden and parking adjacent to cottage, comfy bed, property situated in countryside, nearest shops a few miles, popular pub in village, beautiful walks with many dog friendly beaches closeby. I would thoroughly recommend this peaceful cottage.

Reviewed by Erika 30th September 2022

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Lovely little cottage. Everything we needed and the welcome basket which included a bottle of Prosecco and treats for our dog was a lovely touch. Underfloor heating keeps cottage warm even on low temp. Small garden attached to side of property which was secure for a dog. Road in front of house a bit busier than expected and vehicles coming down theRead more hill at speed just had to be careful when taking the dog to the garden. Ideal place to stay for walking Hide

Reviewed by Arron 29th August 2022

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Nice and cosy I am sure it would be lovely in cold weather too with the log burner.

Reviewed by David 26th August 2022

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Reviewed by David 12th August 2022

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A wonderful place to stay in an excellent location to enjoy the many splendours of North Devon

Reviewed by Linda 5th August 2022

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Reviewed by Elizabeth 5th July 2022

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Well equipped cottage. Lovely welcome pack on arrival.

Reviewed by Lorraine 1st July 2022

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Great cottage. Good location for a walk to the coast and a short drive to local attractions. Welcome basket and other little touches were very appreciated.

Reviewed by Abbey 24th June 2022

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Beautiful location, nice friendly pubs in walking distance. Great walks nearby. Cottage felt very homely and pet friendly. Owner was brilliant and very helpful.

Reviewed by Gillian 3rd June 2022

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Reviewed by Daniel 29th April 2022

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We loved our stay at The Gatehouse, it's a lovely little cottage with everything you could need to live comfortably for your stay. The location is perfect and in short driving distance of Westward Ho! (5 minutes) and Instow (10 minutes) which having such good weather on our week we spent plenty of time on the beach haha. Just a couple minutes walk Read moreis a lovely pub The Thatched Inn, Which serves absolutely beautiful food and we'll definitely be going again on our next visit. Thank You to the hosts Hide

Reviewed by Julie 23rd April 2022

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Lovely sweet little cottage perfectly located for exploring the North Devon coast.

Reviewed by Pamela 19th April 2022

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Lovely location, basic cottage was clean, not many home comforts , ok fir a couple of nights stay.

Reviewed by Stephen 1st April 2022

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Lovely cottage toasty warm with the underfloor heating. Plus a good location for touring North Devon.

Reviewed by Maggie 25th March 2022

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Absolutely beautiful little cottage. Beautifully presented, very cosy. There was a lovely welcome pack which included all the essentials on arrival as well as prosecco and chocolate biscuits!......what more could you ask for ? The location is fabulous with the Devon coastal path just a few minutes walk up the lane...perfect. We were only there forRead more the weekend, but could happily spend a week or two here. Hope to go back soon. Thank you to the hosts for your thoughtfulness. Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 21st March 2022

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A perfect place, ideal for traveling around the North Devon coast and into Cornwall

Reviewed by Jackie 18th March 2022

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This was the perfect little get away for two (and the dog!). The cottage was beautiful, cosy and spotless, with traditional decor, fully equipped kitchen and lovely shower. The log burner was lovely touch, together with the thoughtful welcome pack. Easy access on arrival. Great location for country walks and easy access to local places of interest.Read more We thoroughly enjoyed our little break away and left feeling very relaxed. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Alan 13th March 2022

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We had a wonderful time in your lovely cottage. Everything we needed was there and parking too. Really good location for surrounding towns and coast and walks. The Thatched Inn serve a nice pint and the meal we had was great. Too far to walk to in the dark and damp unfortunately .

Reviewed by Wendy 27th February 2022

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