The coastal retreat that is Black Sea Horse cottage in Westward Ho! is just five minutes from the beach on foot and has its own hot tub to relax in.
Perfect for families or small groups of friends who want a relaxing holiday by a picturesque beach with their canine friend in tow.
The cottage boasts easy access to places like Bideford with its pannier and open-air market, or to Lundy Island by boat.
At A Glance
Two Dogs Allowed
Private Hot Tub
About Black Sea Horse
Black Sea Horse cottage is a topsy-turvy house with three bedrooms on the ground floor, two with en-suite bathrooms in addition to the house bathroom.
The cottage comfortably sleeps six people with king size and super king size beds (convertible to twins on request) to get a good night’s sleep in after you’ve enjoyed some time in the spacious open-plan living/dining and kitchen area upstairs.
The outdoor patio has a private hot tub.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Westward Ho
A short walk takes you to Westward Ho! beach and the town itself. Believed to be the only town in Britain to have been named after a book, in this case written by the author Charles Kingsley who lived there, you’ll find amusements, restaurants, pubs, cafés and shops.
The beach at Westward Ho! is rarely busy, no matter when you visit, so you can pick your own spot to relax for the day. Dig sandcastles, go surfing, fly kites, take a dip in the sea or relax with a good book and top up your tan on sunnier days.
Bideford is less than ten minutes by car from the cottage. Once Britain’s third largest port, dating back to the 16th century, the town now offers excellent shopping opportunities, including its fabulous pannier market where local produce and crafts are sold.
Dogs are welcome at the market so take yours along for the chance to explore somewhere new. The town is full of alleyways and backstreets where you will find some gems of antique shops and a visit to the tree-lined quay to see the fishing, cargo and pleasure boats is an absolute must.
Hop on board the MS Oldenburg to visit Lundy Island, a 400 foot granite outcrop located in the Bristol Channel. Lundy has something for everyone, from birdwatching to puffin and seal spotting, walks, fishing and climbing.
A car-free, pollution free place with generous sunshine, Lundy Island is the perfect place to visit for a memorable day out surrounded by nature.
For a place steeped in history, visit Hartland Abbey and Gardens. A former 12th century monastery, which was the last monastery to be dissolved by Henry VIII in 1539.
Henry VIII made a gift of the abbey to the Sergeant of his Wine Cellar whose descendants still live there today. Visit the estate’s gardens, house and beach to see which locations you recognise from TV shows and films such as The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Sense and Sensibility, Top Gear and the Antiques Roadshow.
An excellent choice for a beach break within easy reach of some of Devon’s prettiest towns and villages, Black Sea Horse cottage’s comfortable bedrooms and contemporary open-plan, spacious living area offers a warm welcome to all who stay here.
Cook a meal together in the kitchen area as you talk over the day’s adventures or take a dip in the hot tub on the patio. Alternatively, pour a glass of your favourite chilled drink and relax with it on the balcony.
On a sunny day, light he barbecue and enjoy fresh food bought in Westward Ho! itself or just down the road in Bideford at its excellent Pannier market.
With the beach on the doorstep with wonderful, empty sandy shores that your family and pooch can all enjoy, you don’t need to go far to have a fabulous holiday in this area.
Black Sea Horse
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