Barn Cottage at Forda Farm
Holiday Cottage in Bude
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £357
Situated just north of Bude with fabulous access to all of the glorious beaches including Northcott Mouth and Sandymouth which is just south of Duckpool beach at the bottom of the Coombe Valley, all of which have glorious expanses of golden sand at low tide. Bude itself has a wealth of restaurants, pubs, cafes, and galleries, a great playground and interesting canal. Further north and you are over the border into Devon where Clovelly is well worth a visit.
Entrance level, first floor: The front door leads into the open plan living/dining and kitchen area with fully fitted units and appliances. Dining table and chairs, comfortable leather sofas and a wood-burning stove to warm up those winter evenings. Stairs to ground floor complete with stairgate.
Ground floor: Stairs open onto a corridor with doors leading to the double bedroom with 4'6" bed and storage. Twin bedroom with storage and French Doors to patio garden. Family bathroom with shower over bath, hand basin and WC.
Exterior: Parking space for 1 car, more available on consultation with the owners. Private patio garden. Table, chairs, benches and a barbecue area. The garden is not dog proof. Access to the garage which has a washing machine and plenty of storage for bikes, SUP boards or kayaks.
Facilities & Services
The property has electric radiators and a wood-burning stove. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There are an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle and under counter fridge and freezer. The lounge area has a flatscreen, digital, Freeview TV and DVD player. There is an iron & ironing board. There is unlimited WiFi available at the property. There is a washing machine in the garage.
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included but you will need to bring your own beach towels. One well behaved dog is welcome at an additional £30 per week. No smoking is allowed at the property. There is a cot and high chair available. There is a charcoal kettle barbecue on the patio area. A basket of logs is supplied with each booking and more wood can be purchased locally. Fresh free-range farm eggs may be purchased from the owners. Can be booked with Fairview next door for a total capacity of 11
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday but flexible arrival days during the winter.
Short breaks are available during the quieter months of the year.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for smaller groups staying outside the peak season, 5% for groups of 2 or less using a maximum of 1 bedroom.
Bude is Cornwall's most northern town and has been a favourite seaside resort since Victorian times. The coastal scenery surrounding the beaches is quite beautiful, boasting some of the finest sandy beaches and the best surfing in England! The town has excellent facilities and a wide selection of interesting, independent shops. This idyllic area has a large amount of birdlife for the dedicated twitcher and some wonderful, scenic walks along the South West coastal path. The centre of Bude is a lively hub with concerts, dances and fetes as well as other events throughout the season, including an annual Carnival Week. The town has a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit every palate and there is a new Visitors Centre in the Crescent car park, a large children's play area, a 19th-century canal and a small wharf amongst many other attractions. Bude is also home to the internationally acclaimed jazz festival which takes place each August.
Further along the coast is Sandymouth, a large beach ideal for families due to its lovely sand, rock pools and tea rooms. A short drive north over the border into Devon leads to the quaint village of Hartland which has a magnificent church with an amazing painted ceiling and one of the tallest towers in England. Hartland Quay has a hotel and Wreckers Bar as the coast here is littered with wrecks and is a lovely spot for some lunch. Also well worth a visit is the world-famous fishing village of Clovelly. The cobbled, traffic-free, high street is built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff and tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port.
Kilkhampton, which dates back to before Saxon times is the location of the remains of a 12th-century motte and bailey style Norman castle and the church of St James the Great, which is over 450 years old. Both of the two pubs in the village the New Inn and London Inn serve food, there is also a Co-op, Spar, Post Office, electrical retailer, hairdresser, a chippy, both Chinese and Pizza take away establishments.
4.3 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 4
A great location and friendly hostsReviewed on 30/09/2020
The property was very comfortable, in a great quiet location. It had no light pollution outside, so you could see the stars. Our hosts were lovely and couldn't do enough to help us, if we needed it. Everything was clean and organised, we had plenty of space. Ideal for families or just two people.
Rob & Anne replied:
Thank you for your review, it was very good of you to take the time to do this. We enjoyed having you and thank you as well for cleaning up before you left
3.8 out of 5
Service and Staff: 4
Value For Money: 5
Barn cottageReviewed on 21/09/2020
Lovely little cottage on a working farm. Owners were very nice and very helpful. Quite remote but enjoyed the quietness, very relaxing. Only one point think it could do with up dating inside to make it a bit more comfy.
Rob & Anne replied:
Thank you for taking the time to review Barn Cottage. Sorry you were not as comfortable as you had hoped. We have had to remove cushions and some furnishings due to the current circumstances, so this might have had some effect on your comfort. The furniture is mostly new or near new and it is difficult to know what we should do to improve, but we will certainly bear your comments in mind.