A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
Enjoy a meal with a loved one
On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
Prepare your favourite meals
Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
Enjoy the views from the enclosed patio and garden
1 / 9  A pretty patio outside which is a great place to enjoy your morning coffee
2 / 9  Enjoy a meal with a loved one
3 / 9  On cooler evenings, curl up on the sofa in front of the woodburner
4 / 9  Exposed stonework and woodburner create a homely feel
5 / 9  Spacious open-plan lounge, kitchen and diner
6 / 9  Prepare your favourite meals
7 / 9  Double bedroom with en-suite shower room
8 / 9  Sit back and relax and enjoy your surroundings
9 / 9  Enjoy the views from the enclosed patio and garden

The Gatehouse,

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

  • Situated in the pretty North Devon village of Abbotsham
  • Enjoy walks along the coast path and view the rugged coastline
  • 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 
  • A romantic retreat set within the rolling countryside 
  • The historic port town of Bideford is nearby with its working port
Property code: GATAB

A romantic and traditional cottage for two with easy access to North Devon’s finest offerings, including historic towns, rugged cliff top walks and golden sandy beaches.

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 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. Allocated parking and private off-road parking is available for one car adjacent to the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • En-suite shower room with WC
  • 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
  • Allocated private off road parking for 1 car adjacent to property
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 1 dog welcome
  • Beach and shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance

This property joined our collection in 2015 and is managed by Sarah.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Kay, 11th October 2019

Fabulous little place.. Great location.

Reviewed by Andy, 29th September 2019

Lovely cottage for a quiet break. We two plus dog were very comfortable. Welcome basket and fizz was a nice touch. Public footpath to the cliff path about 15 mins walk further along the lane. Would happily stay there again.

Reviewed by Georgina, 2nd August 2019

Quiet lovely cottage, felt very private, garden sun trap very welcome, ideally placed for N Devon beaches and walks both sides of the Torridge/Taw. Can walk to South'West coast path from cottage and pub nearby - ideal.

Reviewed by Phil, 19th July 2019

The owners were very welcoming and the cottage was well appointed and clean. There are some lovely period features and the property feels cosy. The Gatehouse is located within easy reach of many of North Devon's best beaches and towns making it a good base for any holiday. However, the views from the garden were not as described and the outdoor areRead morea was enclosed by a tall hedge. Hide

Reviewed by Tara, 28th June 2019

We were a couple with a dog with a stressfull life,and It was perfect for us.Lovely cottage,quiet,loads of wildlife,beautiful walks and loads of places to visit up the road.Shops nearby by car,two pubs to eat in walking distance,"uphill on the way,"but downhill on the way home.friendly family who give you space.Really loved it.

Reviewed by Karen, 21st June 2019

Great cottage lovely location walk up the lane bout mile and half and you can sit at the sea shore ,close to all local attraction ,nice short walk up the main road to thatched inn gorgeous beer garden and food highly recommend and John and his wife very lovely people and gift basket they leave for guests is very thoughtful

Reviewed by Jane, 14th June 2019

High quality cottage ,excellent location for dogs walk all amenities within a short drive.

Reviewed by Lesley, 17th May 2019

The cottage is fantastic. So lovely in the place we stayed.

Reviewed by Adrian, 10th May 2019

Spotlessly clean with very good quality fixtures and fittings would highly recommend. The cottage is in a great spot with loads of walks from the front door. The little garden is a suntrap in the afternoons and evenings.

Reviewed by Alan, 3rd May 2019

Amazing cottage. Perfect for couples.

Reviewed by Paul, 27th April 2019

The cottage is perfect for quiet weekend or short holiday, very well equipped and great feel. Great location for visiting the coastal places like Clovelly, Boscastle, Bude and Tin Tagel. There are 2 very good local pubs, one of which is a short walk so ideal.

Reviewed by Jeanette, 18th April 2019

A very warm, clean cottage. Fantastic welcome and great location.

Reviewed by Wendy, 25th March 2019

Beautiful cottage in a perfect location. Has been renovated to a very high standard and is very comfortable. Secure garden for dogs and patio with suntrap. Walk to cliffs and pubs or short drive to nearest beaches and shops.

Reviewed by Lisa, 21st March 2019

An idyllic bolthole close to the coast. The Gatehouse has everything you need for a complete break away from life's pressures; I can't wait to return as it is truly magical!

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