Garden / Patio
Close to the Beach
Spacious and bright contemporary retreat
Just minutes from the high-grade Blue Flag beach at wonderful Widemouth Bay, near Bude, sits this superbly spacious, contemporary-design, 3-bedroom retreat, sleeping 6.
The open-plan living-space, inspired by its beautiful surroundings, looks out to a south-facing garden and has a heavenly glass window to view sunsets and stars. Facilitating family togetherness, its velvet L-shaped sofa, modern artwork, parquet flooring and a 50” Smart TV means relaxation comes easily here.
The dining area has a large handmade table, which seats 6 plus a high chair, for fabulous family meals. Meanwhile, the Italian-designed kitchen has integrated appliances with a hot steam tap and induction hob on the island.
The bedrooms are just right for a healthy night’s sleep. The Master bedroom has a super king-sized bed and ensuite shower room, while the two twin bedrooms (whose beds can be pushed together for couples) have patio doors to the rear patio. The family bathroom has an enticing raindrop shower.
The front garden has views to the sea; to the rear, the garden has a lawn and a patio area with seating for al fresco dining.
Guests are able to use facilities at the main Court Farm complex in nearby Marhamchurch between mid-day to 3pm, including the swimming pool and tennis court. Pre-booking is required.
The gloriously sandy beach at Widemouth Bay is a five-minute walk away, as is the South West Coast Path to nearby Bude. Superb local amenities include a shop with a fresh fish counter, cafes, restaurants and pubs. Widemouth is a well known surfing beach (lessons available locally) and is lifeguarded during the school holiday season. Bring your bucket and spade!
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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Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms
One super-king bedroom, two twin (beds can be pushed together for couples)
Open-plan living room
2 bathrooms, one ensuite
5 minute walk to the beach
Front garden with sea view
Outside sun patio and lawned garden
Off-road parking for three cars
Utility room with washer-dryer facilities
Access to extra facilities at nearby Court Farm, such as swimming pool and a tennis court
Available Whitsun to September