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Accommodation for Walkers at Culloden House

Westward Ho! was named after the book of the same name written by Charles Kingsley in the mid 1800s. It has two miles of sandy beach known as the Golden Bay, and is famous for its Pebble Ridge, which lies between the beach and Northam Burrows Country Park. Here you will find the Royal North Devon Golf Course and a large area of sand dunes home to a rich variety of birds, insects and wild flowers. Horses, cattle and sheep graze on the Burrows as they did on common land in days gone by. Holidaymakers and locals alike enjoy bathing, surfing, canoeing, and kite surfing - just a few of the sports practised here. The South Western Coastal Path runs through Westward Ho! and the Tarka Trail is close by - a must for cyclists and walkers.


Culloden House is a former 'Gentlemans residence' built in 1865, with many of its original Victorian features sympathically restored by its current owners Mark and Marcelline Thomson. A warm welcome awaits you on your arrival and continues throughout your stay. All rooms are en-suite with with hot drink making facilities, television and Wifi connectivity,Fresh milk is provided. Premiere rooms have outstanding Sea Views and are very spacious being large enough to accommodate a family of two adults and two children. Single occupancy in Twin rooms is also available. Mark and Marcelline are always willing to accommodate guests needs and wishes whenever they can, and pride themselves on their flexibility and customer service. After a restful nights sleep, prepare yourself for a traditional and filling locally sourced breakfast by an award winning chef. Although you may wish to stay longer to sample the additional delight of the legendary Torridge Porridge which is a speciality of the house and is a recipe handed down from owner to owner. So many previous visitors attest to the pleasure of staying here and book again and again. We are sure you will add yourself to their ever growing numbers. Westward Ho now has a good selection of shops, pharmacy and restaurants only 5 minutes walk away  as is the beach and coastal path.

Things to do and places to see

  • South West Coast Path for scenic strolls, walks and serious hikers
  • The Tarka Trail ~ located in Bideford ~a scenic cycleway along old railway tracks
  • Blue Flag Beach ~ 2 miles of sand and sea to enjoy swimming, body boarding, kite surfing, surfing, fishing, kayaking or canoeing.
  • Golf at The Royal North Devon links course
  • Notham Burrows country park UNESCO world biosphere reserve
  • Cricket & Tennis Clubs

Tariff and Booking Details

For more information contact Mark and Marcelline Thomson on 01237 479421 or write to Culloden House, Culloden House, Fosketh Hill, Westward Ho, Bideford.  North Devon.  EX39 1UL .

You may also contact Culloden House by email or visit our website.


How to get to Culloden House, Westward Ho!

Please see map below