Discover a selection of 1,000 holiday rentals in Westward Ho that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including parking available and internet/WiFi. Prices start at £ 87 per night, and flats & apartments and cottages are popular options for a stay in Westward Ho. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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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.

Day trips

Historic day trips near Westward Ho! holiday cottages

Westward Ho! holiday cottages put you in proximity to many historic areas around Devon, many of which make for great day trips. The Hingston Hill Stone Circle is a historic landmark of standing stones dating to the Neolithic period. The Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park in Cornwall is a 16th-century manor with art and tapestries. The Merrivale Prehistoric Settlement in Yelverton is another set of standing stones that are the remains of a Neolithic village that once occupied the area. The Kirkham House in Paignton dates to the 14th or 15th century and has been fully restored.

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.

Can I find a vacation rental around Westward Ho?

Yes, our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 854 vacation rentals near Westward Ho. From 193 flats & apartments to 244 cottages, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Westward Ho for a holiday or a weekend are on Vrbo.