What to do in
There’s plenty to do nearby when staying in our holiday cottages in North Cornwall
We are extremely lucky to have our holiday cottages in North Cornwall situated just 2 miles from the coast and the famous South West Coast path that starts at Minehead in Somerset and ends at Studland in Dorset. You can walk from our land, down through Combe Valley (area of natural outstanding beauty) to Duckpool Cove and we are always more than happy to pick up and drop off walkers in our land rover should you wish to leave your car here on site. You can also walk around our land, which is just one of the reasons we think our luxury Bude holiday cottages are among the best.
We are spoilt for choice for beaches and coves in this area of North Cornwall – here are just a few of our favourites:
Duck Pool – this is our nearest beach and is just 2 miles away from our Bude Cottages. It is a very natural and wild cove, swimming is not recommended, but the surf is good for experienced surfers. It is favoured by many as a quiet retreat away from it all and offers spectacular scenery whatever the weather
Sandymouth – Owned by the National Trust and is about 3 miles away from our holiday accommodation in Bude - a lovely quiet beach with its own waterfall – well worth the steep climb!
Summerleaze – one of the 2 beaches in Bude - a very picturesque beach with good facilities.
Widemouth Bay – (pronounced ‘Widmuth’) is 3 miles south of Bude and offers 2 stunning beaches stretching approx 1.5 miles. Excellent facilities and a number of surf schools are based here.
Villages and Towns
Kilkhampton - is the nearest village to our holiday cottages in North Cornwall and has a small range of shops including 2 grocers, post office, a toy shop and a great takeaway – the Pizza Ape. Kilk, as it is known to the locals, also has 2 pubs; The London Inn and The New Inn, both offering local ales and home-cooked food.
Bude - is located just 6 miles south of us, right on the coast and is a mix of contemporary and old fashioned charm. There are plenty of unique and locally owned shops and a wide selection of individual restaurants, cafes and pubs to suit everyone’s budget and taste. It’s a great place to spend time, and our Luxury Bude Cottages are in a perfect location for you to do so.
Make sure you make time to stroll along the canal – it has one of only three lock gates opening straight into the sea in the whole of the UK. Bude boasts not only one but two beaches; Crooklets – perfect for the surfers and Summerleaze – perfect for families. The golf club is located over-looking Bude with glorious views out to sea. The links course will give even the experienced golfer a challenging round!
Clovelly – located just 10 miles north of our holiday cottages in North Cornwall, it is a picture postcard fishing village with cobbled streets, tiny working harbour and donkey rides up and down the steep lanes – well worth a visit.
The Big Sheep - a great day out for the whole family. Lots of activities ranging from sheep races, pony rides, indoor and outdoor play areas, garden centre and high ropes course – something for the young and old alike – visit their website for more details www.thebigsheep.co.uk
The Milky Way - excellent adventure park with indoor and outdoor activities and it is also the home of Devon’s longest, fastest and highest roller coaster – visit their website www.themilkyway.co.uk
Tintagel – A very pretty town, famous for its association with King Arthur and the knights of the round table. The Castle is maintained by English Heritage. Visit their website for more details www.tintagelweb.co.uk