Woodburner / Open Fire
Garden / Patio
Light and bright barn conversion
Making the most of the daylight and space, the Red Barn is a delightfully different, slightly quirky ‘upside down’ house. Colourful, light and bright, it is ideal for a family escape, so let your love affair with this family-centred barn conversion begin.
Start your day collecting your own fresh eggs for a delicious breakfast that’s also a fun experience for children and adults alike. Spend precious family time together in this child-friendly retreat, with its open plan reception/kitchen, where you can socialise, play games or watch a family film on the flat-screen TV. Brightly accented, it’s a special place you will all enjoy.
The bedrooms are securely located downstairs which means a great night’s sleep is in store after a day filled with activity, and some ‘us’ time for parents. Underfloor heating keeps it cosy warm and there is a large family bathroom with a bath and a shower.
Outside, a sun terrace overlooks a massive garden and fields to run off young energy in the fresh country air. Your children will love the wooded den areas, and the hens, but they may also spot deer, barn owls, woodpeckers and buzzards, and if you go outside at night, often stars.
In nearby Bude, you have a choice of beaches, and scenic walks, including water sports to suit all age groups and levels of adventurousness.
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 The Red Barn from a minimum of 3 days (please contact the owner for short break enquiries).
Sleeps four in two rooms
Wood burning stove