The Stables @ The Old Rectory

Kilkhampton, near Bude

Country Retreat

1 Bathrooms

1 Bedrooms



Garden / Patio



Per Week

Cosy Cottage retreat for two in Kilkhampton, Bude

Welcome to The Stables, a charming holiday cottage in North Cornwall, perfect for a relaxing retreat for two. Within in the picturesque grounds of The Old Rectory, The Stables offers a delightful blend of comfort and character, ensuring a memorable stay. The property is in convenient proximity to Kilkhampton village amenities, whilst enjoying spectacular views towards Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor, and has the fantastic beaches of Bude just a short drive away.

The cottage comfortably accommodates two guests with a mezzanine-level bedroom featuring a double bed. The ground floor includes a spacious kitchen with a dining area, providing all the essentials for your stay, such as an electric cooker, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, and a small freezer in the cupboard. The bathroom, also located on the ground floor, includes a bath with overhead shower, a basin, and a toilet.

The sunken sitting room creates a relaxing, cosy atmosphere with a sofa, electric fire, and a workspace area. The properties is not short of entertainment, options include enjoying a favourite film or binging a box set on the Smart TV (access to guest’s own Netflix and Amazon Prime) a DVD player, an Echo Dot and Bluetooth speaker to perfect your holiday vibe, and a selection of board games and books.

Step outside to the private patio, where you’ll find outdoor seating and a table, perfect for al fresco dining. A BBQ is available for guest use, and there is also access to a shared fire pit. The middle lawn is shared with the neighbouring property, providing additional space for relaxation. Although the garden area is not enclosed, it remains a lovely space to enjoy the outdoors.

The Stables also offers practical amenities such as a tumble dryer, washing machine, and drying racks in the shared laundry room. Parking is available for one car, and the property is dog-friendly so furry friends are welcome to join you during your stay.



  • Mezzanine-level bedroom with a double bed
  • Spacious ground floor kitchen and dining area
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, overhead shower, basin, and toilet
  • Sunken sitting room with a sofa, electric fire, and workspace
  • Entertainment options: Smart TV (guest’s own Netflix/Amazon Prime), DVD player, Echo Dot, Bluetooth speaker, board games, and books


  • Private patio with seating and table for al fresco dining
  • BBQ available, shared fire pit access
  • Shared middle lawn for additional relaxation space
  • Additional information
  • Shared laundry room with tumble dryer, washing machine, and drying racks
  • Parking
  • Dog-friendly property, but garden is not enclosed

High-quality bed linen and towels are provided at all of Cornish Secrets properties.

The Stables at The Old Rectory is just six miles inland from Bude, sitting on the North Cornwall and Devon border and offering a traditional beachside holiday for couples and families alike. The house is located on the outskirts of the small village of Kilkhampton where a short walk away you will find there’s a Coop supermarket, local shops, Church, takeaways and pub.

There are two Blue Flag sandy beaches located in Bude 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 BayNorthcott Mouth and Sandymouth Beach, all of which showcase dramatic scenery and are dog friendly all year round.

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 Elements at The beach that serves fine dining and cocktails with fantastic views out to sea.

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 Stables @ The Old Rectory is available weekly from a Saturday.

Other arrival dates and short breaks are also available out of peak times.

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Booking fee:  There is a non-refundable booking fee of £35 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.

At a Glance

Cottage retreat sleeping two

Short drive to Bude

Mezzanine-level double bedroom

Sunken sitting room with electric fire

Private patio with BBQ and shared fire pit



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