Woodburner / Open Fire
Garden / Patio
Country cottage in quaint village
If you dream of a pretty country cottage in a quaint village not far from the sea, then Escallonia is for you.
Taking its name from the beautifully-scented flowering shrub, this is a picture-postcard stone-built cottage for four, with pretty feature windows.
Once inside, the bright styling is contemporary to provide every family comfort. Traditional features combine with tasteful fixtures and fittings, along with quirky artwork, to create a wonderful family-friendly space sleeping four plus a cot.
Ideal for a couple or a family, this romantic cottage offers a double bedroom with king-sized bed, and a metro-tiled ensuite wet room with a wonderful rainfall shower. There is also a child-friendly twin room.
The family bathroom with a romantic claw-footed roll-top bath is the place for bubbles aplenty after a day at the beach, bodyboarding or trying out some surf moves. The kitchen and a cosy seating area, with a splendid wood burner, are ideal for evening relaxation, or perhaps pop to the local country pub for food, drink and live music.
Outside is a small but secure garden to the front with seating and a barbeque where you can watch the world go by.
From here in the village of Poughill (pronounced Puffle) you can walk to the National Trust Northcott beach (just a few minutes by car) or to the seaside town of Bude, while the local Preston Gate Inn is popular with locals and visitors alike.
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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Short breaks are offered at Escallonia Cottage from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms
Master bedroom with ensuite
Twin bed room
15 minute walk to beach