Destination guide

Go Westward Ho! with holiday lettings in Devon

Named for the novel by Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho! is a small town in the county of Devon, England, and the home of just around 2,500 people. It’s known for having played an important role in World War II and having been the childhood home of famed author Rudyard Kipling. A prime travel destination for golfers, Westward Ho! has a great deal to offer for those looking for a holiday adventure. From its quaint streets to parklands and beaches, holiday lettings in this village have a lot to offer couples, individuals and families alike.

Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Westward Ho

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Westward Ho is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Saunton Sands (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Croyde Bay (6.7 mi / 10.8 km)
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Putsborough Sands (8.2 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Woolacombe Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • The Gnome Reserve and Wildflower Garden (9.4 mi / 15.2 km)
How to get around

How to travel to Westward Ho! and holiday homes

The nearest airports to Westward Ho! include Exeter, Bristol, Plymouth and Newquay. Most people visiting the region will fly into one of these places, with Bristol the most likely. From here you’ll need to take a coach or bus to your holiday accommodation, or choose a car hire to allow you to get around on your own. The trip takes a few hours. The nearest rail station is in Barnstaple, about 10 miles away. Local buses do service the town, but it’s also quite walkable.

Food & drink 

Regional Westward Ho! cuisine to try near holiday rentals

While visiting the area, be sure to try some of the excellent local cuisine just outside your holiday rental door. Hog’s pudding is a popular dish that’s made from spiced pork and is known elsewhere as white pudding. Fish and chips, of course, is a popular dish and is easy to find in most local pubs. Pasties, a type of meat pie with vegetables that’s popular in the region, are also a great option to try. While in the area, be sure to try some scrumpy, the traditional cider drink of the region.

Essential info

All you need to know about Westward Ho! villa rentals

Westward Ho! is a very safe place for travellers that offers a number of quiet holiday amenities including outdoor adventures and indoor fun. Most businesses here reflect the small, residential feel of the village, such as shops, cafes, pubs and the like. Larger amenities are available in the nearby towns of Barnstaple, Bideford and Bude for those who are looking for big-box shopping, bars and other options.

How many holiday rentals are available around Westward Ho!?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,135 holiday lettings around Westward Ho!. From 217 flats & apartments to 390 bungalows, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Westward Ho!? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Westward Ho!. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Croyde Bay Beach: 2,026 holiday lettings
  • RHS Garden Rosemoor: 2,450 holiday lettings
  • Ilfracombe Harbour: 1,831 holiday lettings
  • Putsborough Sands: 2,005 holiday lettings
  • Barricane Beach: 1,960 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Westward Ho! listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Flats in Westward Ho!?

Yes, of course. offers 217 Flats in Westward Ho!. Our other popular types of Westward Ho! holiday rentals include:

  • Bungalows: 390 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 390 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 20 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Westward Ho!?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 151 holiday homes with pool available in Westward Ho!. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.