Characterful Coastal Country Cottage
Only 10 minutes drive away from the sea, but nestled in the charming countryside near the historic town of Stratton, this characterful holiday home offers tranquility and privacy, creating a true escape from the demands of everyday life.
Set down a winding country lane, surrounded by lush green fields, this remarkably beautiful rural property is everyone’s idea of the picture-postcard country cottage – and yet, the beach is not far away.
This unique house has existed since Domesday. The lane is said to be the route taken by the Royalists against Cromwell’s army at the nearby famous Battle of Stamford Hill. In many ways, it is like stepping back in time. You can sense the history, but the house has now been lovingly and sensitively restored to create a gorgeous hideaway retreat set within acres of garden, which is perfect for ‘hide and seek’.
Inside, this countryside retreat has a cosy sitting room with a traditional fireplace setting for the warming woodburner, but contemporary touches include a modern Smart TV.
The dining area has a large bench style table for family gatherings and another wonderful hearth with woodburner; a sociable spot to play board games together, too.
Window seating means you can enjoy some thoughtful moments while making the most of the natural light streaming in through the bay windows. Meanwhile, the kitchen is equipped for all your needs with its clean, modern, contemporary design, a large fridge-freezer, gas hob, electric oven and dishwasher.
Sleeping 8, in four authentic beautifully beamed bedrooms, this is the perfect place for a large or extended family grouping. Sleep is almost guaranteed in this peaceful bolthole, with its king-sized master bedroom (with ensuite shower room), two double bedrooms (one with ensuite) and a twin bedroom (low-ceiling so perfect for children), ideal for inter-generational family get-togethers. It is not short of bathrooms either, with three altogether, including the ensuites.
Outside, bursting with wildlife, the gardens, with its orchards of apple, pear and plum trees, and ponds *, home to moorhens and wild ducks, are really something special. In spring, camellias line the drive to herald your arrival, but this place is beautiful whatever the season.
With outdoor seating and a barbecue, ample parking, and a place to wash your wetsuits, everything you need is here.
The nearby town of Stratton has local pubs, church, and a grocery shop, park and walks, among other amenities. It is glorious when spring bluebells and wild garlic combine.
Neighbouring Bude is popular for surfing and beach holidays. Explore its compact town centre, cliff walks and friendly family vibe.
(*Ponds are not accessible to guests and are fenced off from the house)
Care must be taken with young children with the fish pond in the front of the house
New holiday let for 2021 only 10 minutes drive from the beach!
Sleeps 8 in four bedrooms with beautiful wooden beams
Kingsize master bedroom with ensuite shower room, TV
Double with ensuite shower room, TV
Double overlooking the garden with TV
Twin (Ideally for children as reduced head height)
Bathroom & WC
Cosy sitting room with wood burner & Smart TV
Dining area with large bench seating table and wood burner
Fully fitted kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher
Selection of games
Beautiful gardens with seating & charcoal bbq
Plenty of parking
Please note care must be taken with young children with the fish pond in the front of the house
Bude sits on the North Cornwall and Devon border and offers a traditional beachside holiday for couples and families alike.
There are two sandy beaches located in the town itself, Summerleaze Beach and Crooklets Beach. Both have beach huts available for hire and overlooking Summerleaze Beach is the Bude Sea Pool, which is a free tidal swimming pool that is run and maintained by a team of volunteers (so donations are welcomed). Other beaches only a couple of miles away are Widemouth Bay, Northcott Mouth and Sandymouth Beach, all of which showcase dramatic scenery.
There are a variety of cafes and bars if you are looking to eat out, from The Barge (a floating cafe on Bude’s canal) to The Beach that serves fine dining and cocktails with fantastic views out to sea. A couple of miles outside of Bude at Northcott Mouth, The Rustic Tea Garden serves cream teas with generous amount of proper Cornish clotted cream.
If you are seeking an active holiday, then Bude has a number of surf, paddleboard and adventure activity schools to help you have fun, whilst staying safe. Bude’s beaches are favoured with surfers, kite surfers and paddle boarders. There are surf hire huts too, for those who are just ‘trying it out’.
The Bude canal has fun for all the family with pedal boats and rowing boats for hire, followed by a spot of shopping on the canal side at The Wharf, where you will find many local artisan items for sale. Throughout summer, there is also the Bude Farmers Market held each Friday and you can also find a proper Cornish ice-cream here to cool down with.
Widemouth Bay sits just a couple of miles south of Bude and while it benefits from all the Bude has to offer, is a slightly quieter setting. It is a beachside village dotted with cafes and bars, plus everything you need for a great day at the beach. Surf hire and surf schools are available and there is a very chilled out feeling to this area.
Bude and Widemouth Bay are close to the A39, which makes it easy to explore the North Cornwall and Devon coastline. Only a short drive away are the historic villages of Tintagel and Boscastle, steeped in legends and folklore. Padstow is also only an hours drive from Bude, and is favoured among foodies with many talented chefs serving up fresh local food.
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Booking fee: There is a non-refundable booking fee of £28 per booking
Damage deposit: A refundable damage deposit of £200 is payable. This will be held until the end of the occupancy and will be returned to the guest within 2 weeks of departure, subject to deductions for any damage to property caused during the occupancy.
Dog stays: £35/dog/week – up to 2 dogs welcome with prior permission
NB. All bookings are subject to our Terms and Conditions.
2 ensuite bedrooms & family bathroom
10 minutes drive from the beach
Beautiful private gardens with bbq
Charming characterful features
Log burning stoves
Plenty of parking
Pet Stays With Prior Approval