A peaceful barn conversion in the countryside
Dreaming of a break in the rural countryside? The Old Dairy is a beautiful barn conversion situated three miles outside of the popular seaside town of Bude in North Cornwall.
As the name suggests, The Old Dairy has been tastefully converted from a working milking parlour, to offer a fabulous holiday home. As a single storey property, this barn boasts wonderfully high ceilings with characterful beams, gorgeous wooden flooring throughout and is flooded with natural Cornish light.
Sleeping up to five people, The Old Dairy has one double bedroom and a twin room. Boasting sinkable deep mattresses, the bedrooms are the perfect place to enter the land of nod after a day exploring. The twin room features a zip ‘n’ link beds which can be converted to a super-king size if required. In addition, there is also a pull-out single guest bed which is suitable for a child up to the age of 12. The newly-appointed bathroom is bright and contemporary, and comes complete with a freestanding shower and separate bath.
Through to the lounge, it’s a superb space with its impressive brick fireplace, open fire and French doors through to the garden. Traditional meets industrial with stylish draping lights from the exposed beams to create a cosy space, plus a sumptuous leather sofa and comfy armchairs to unwind on. There’s a TV to enjoy, and retro game fans are well catered as this property comes with its own Sega Mega Drive, complete with 40 pre-installed classic games and two handsets.
The large kitchen is well-equipped with everything you could need for your cooking endeavours. There’s a newly fitted Bosch oven, an integrated dishwasher, and a washer-dryer, alongside all the kitchen essentials. The dining table is situated in the kitchen and comfortably seats five and there are French doors leading to the garden. Perhaps you fancy eating al-fresco in the south-facing garden? Fully enclosed, this fantastic outdoor area is a glorious sun trap in the warmer months. With plenty of space to relax, there’s also a trampoline and Wendy house for young ones to enjoy. There’s also outdoor seating and a BBQ which is perfect for warmer evenings.
You may be nestled in the Cornish countryside at The Old Dairy, but it comes fully equipped with unlimited fibre optic wifi. Guests really do have the best of both worlds here with beaches and local amenities just a short drive away. The property also boasts two private parking spaces directly outside.
• The Old Dairy is a two bedroom property, with one double and one twin room. The twin room features a zip ‘n’ link beds and additional pull-out single guest bed suitable for under 12s. Both bedrooms have ample storage, and a TV.
• The bathroom comes complete with a freestanding shower and separate bath, plus large heated towel rail.
• The sizeable lounge boasts an impressive brick fireplace and open fire, plus stylish draping lights from the exposed beams. There are French doors which lead onto the garden. There are two comfy sofas, a TV, and Sega Mega Drive.
• The large well-equipped kitchen has newly fitted Bosch oven, an integrated dishwasher, and a washer-dryer, alongside all the kitchen essentials, including coffee maker, kettle, toaster and slow cooker.
• The dining table is situated in the kitchen and comfortably seats five and there are French doors leading to the garden.
• The fully enclosed, south-facing garden has plenty of space to relax, there’s also a trampoline and Wendy house for young ones to enjoy. There’s also outdoor seating and a BBQ.
• This property has private parking spaces for two cars, directly outside.
The Old Dairy sits just over a mile outside of the village of Marhamchurch which has a local shop and pub, the Bullers Arms.
Bude sits on the North Cornwall and Devon border and offers a traditional beachside holiday for couples and families alike, and is three miles away.
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.
The Old Dairy is available weekly from a Saturday. Please click on the arrival date in bold from the calendars below to make your online booking...
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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.
Beautiful barn conversion nestled in the countryside
Large lounge with impressive brick fireplace and open fire
Converted milking parlour with charming features
Sleeps up to five in two bedrooms
A fully enclosed, south-facing garden
Outdoor furniture set and BBQ
Well-equipped kitchen for all your cooking needs
Newly fitted family bathroom with a freestanding shower and separate bath
Private parking spaces for two cars
Bude's beaches and local amenities just a short drive away
Unlimited fibre optic wifi