The Gatehouse Abbotsham

Located in Westward Ho!, Devon

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

  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedrooms: 1
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Pet Friendly: 1


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 of 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.


  • 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 Woolacombe1 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 the property
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Wi-Fi is available
  • 1 dog is welcome
  • Beach and shop 2 miles, pub within walking distance


Close to coast
Cot Available
Downstairs bathroom
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs facilities
Linen and Towels
Near a Pub
Off road parking
Pet Friendly
Real Fire
Rural Location
Washing machine


Area Details

Westward Ho!

Westward Ho! is a pretty coastal village. The seafront is a very popular spot for surfers and a variety of water sports. There are lifeguards on patrol on the beach in the summer making it feel very safe and secure for families. The beach has been awarded the Blue Flag for its cleanliness. Dogs are welcomed on the beach all year. During the summer there are signs directing you to which area of the beach are dog friendly. The village is surrounded by cliffs and an estuary. There are lots of nature trails and paths leading to neighbouring towns such as Bideford. For the adventurers, The Ultimate Adventure Centre in Bideford, fun for all the family. The Pebble Ridge Adventure Golf and Go Karts are worth a visit. The village has a few gift shops, a local store and a pharmacy. The village is also home to a few surfing and water sports shops. There are 3 pubs in Westward Ho! The local town of Bideford is 10 minutes by car. Further on is Barnstaple which is 21 minutes away.

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