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Enchanted Retreats at West Ford Devon Information


A rural haven deep in the countryside, West Ford is a 27 acre estate with breathtaking views over the rolling verdant hills of north Devon and Exmoor national park. At the heart of the estate is a Georgian Manor house; with its spacious East Wing offering lavish comfort, its own courtyard & outdoor dining space, an Aga kitchen, and inspiring views over gardens and countryside from spacious bedrooms. To the west lies a courtyard of cottages, each decorated to its own theme with fully-equipped kitchens and log burners. The indoor heated swimming pool opening in 2022 serves all the accommodation and guests. Enjoy all the region has to offer; from the staggeringly beautiful Exmoor national Park with its wild moorlands and pretty villages, to the dramatic coastline with clifftop walks and a wonderous variety of sandy beaches, to the zoos and adventure parks that make North Devon a fantastic destination for families. Whatever the holiday you want, West Ford is an easy drive to all that North Devon and Exmoor has to offer. But there's plenty to do without even leaving the estate. Enjoy a swim in our indoor heated pool (seasons and Covid restrictions may alter availability). Take a stroll in the gardens and enjoy the ever-changing colours and scents. Explore the ponds and streams running through the estate. Bask in the peace and stillness as you enjoy the rolling vistas. Take a picnic or a sunset drink down to the lake; or borrow a paddleboard for the afternoon. Walk your dogs through our fields or hunt for fairies with your children in our woods. Have lunch on the lawn or explore the fountain for newts. Have a game of pool or table football in our games room; or take a board game or DVD back to your cottage. Master your somersaults on our trampoline, hang out with your toddlers in our playground or race your sticks in the stream at ‘Pooh Corner’. There’s plenty to make your stay a truly relaxing and refreshing break.

Juliet & Nick have been welcoming visitors to their home for over five years. They like to do everything they can to make people feel welcome and enjoy their breaks. "We absolutely love living in North Devon. From its friendly people and relaxed way of life, to its staggeringly beautiful landscape with so much adventure to be had, it’s a wonderful inspiring place for all the family. We’re always delighted to welcome people to West Ford and to help them enjoy all it has to offer. We’ll look forward to welcoming you.” - Juliet & Nick

Cleaning and safety

  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • No staff present
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Masks for guests
  • Gloves for guests
  • First aid kit
  • Sanitized tableware


  • Baggage store
  • BBQ/Picnic area
  • Books, DVD, games
  • On-site entertainment
  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Stables
  • Bike lock-up
  • Laundry
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Plug adapters
  • Indoor pool
  • Garden
  • Housekeeping - weekly
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Pet bowls
  • Game room
  • Heated pool
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Pet(s) live on property
  • Swimming Lake/Pond On Site


  • On-site parking
  • Free parking
  • Long-term parking
  • Accessible parking
  • Optional reservation parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs
  • Children's play area
  • Child pool

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station
  • Photocopying
  • Printing

Activities and Experiences

  • Animal watching
  • Archery
  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Bird watching
  • Boating
  • Bowling alley
  • Canoeing
  • Clay pigeon shooting
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Dancing
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Fly fishing
  • Golf
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golf - miniature
  • Horse riding
  • Karaoke
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • River rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Surfing
  • Walking
  • Water activities
  • Water-skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Beach activities
  • Card, board, video games
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Cooking
  • Croquet
  • Family fun
  • Games, chess, cards
  • Group parties
  • History/science museums
  • Leisure park
  • Pampering
  • Pub crawl
  • Watersports
  • Wild life
  • Hiking


  • Check in
    4:00 PM (Reception open 24 hours)
  • Check out
    10:00 AM
  • Child Policy
    Infants and children welcome
  • Smoking Policy
    No smoking
  • Pets
    Dogs welcome
  • Parties Allowed
    Parties not allowed
Booking Terms and Conditions


A car is recommended when staying at the property
  • Road from M5 (19.3 miles)

    If you put West Ford, Ash Mill (or EX36 4QW) in a Sat Nav or Google Maps, it will bring you straight to the gates.

    If not, from the M5:

    Exit M5 at junction 27, towards Tiverton/Barnstaple

    Take the A361 for the next 16 miles

    Turn left when you see the wind turbines (signed to Rose Ash/Ash Mill) and follow the road for the next 3 miles

    Turn right at the junction onto Poadmarsh Hill and follow the road downhill for a mile

    Turn left on to Mazard Tree Hill (where you will see small signs for West Ford)

    We are the first turning on the right, where you will see a pair of gates.

    If you are staying in the East Wing or Gardener Cottage, take the left of the two gates and park in front of the house

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