Mucklow is a delightful, reverse level, cottage with far reaching sea views across rolling pastures, one of a number of holiday cottages on a 125 acre farm with a communal swimming pool which is heated between May half term and September, games room, play area and tennis court, all within a walk of the golden sands of Widemouth Bay, perfect for bathers and surfers alike.
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There is an exterior staircase that leads up to a balcony and seating area with stunning views across rolling fields down to the sparkling beach at Widemouth Bay. Inside an open plan living / dining and kitchen area occupies the top floor, all elegantly appointed and with substantial windows to maximise those stunning views. Downstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. There is a communal swimming pool which is heated between May half term and September, a tennis court, games room and play area.
This comfortable, dog friendly, holiday home is a 15 minute walk from Widemouth Bay which is a fantastic beach and has a vast expanse of golden sands at low tide and many rock pools to explore. The surf is often outstanding, the sun hits the beach for most of the day and the sunsets over the sea are simply magical. Three miles to the north is Bude, a vibrant, bustling little tourist town with a wealth of restaurants and amenities.
Ground floor: Small corridor with doors leading to; Family bedroom with 4'6" double bed and 3' single bed. Bunk bedroom with external door. Family bathroom with shower over the bath, WC and hand basin. Stairs leading to first floor.
First floor: Stairs open up into an open plan first floor, there is a living area with comfortable seating, door to the balcony, dining table with chairs and a built in bench, kitchen area with fitted units and appliances.
Exterior: Parking for 2 cars in the communal car park. (More by arrangement with the owner) There is a balcony with steps to the ground floor which forms the front door. Communal swimming pool which is heated between May half term and September, tennis court, play area and games room.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via the electric on demand radiators. The kitchen is fully fitted with a range of units. There is an electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, fridge / freezer and dishwasher. There is a communal utility room shared with the adjacent properties with a washing machine and tumble drier. The living room has a flatscreen digital TV and DVD player. There is free unlimited WiFi at the property. There is an iron & ironing board and a hair drier
Electricity, heating, bed linen and towels are all included. You will need to bring your own beach or pool towels. We regret that no smoking is allowed. Up to 2 well behaved dogs may stay at the property for the small additional cost of £30 per dog per week. Dogs must not be left unattended in the property. There is off road parking for 2 cars. There is a cot and high chair available upon request. The pool is heated between May half term and September.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday
Short breaks are available during the quieter months of the year.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Low occupancy discounts are available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season and using one bedroom only.
Widemouth Bay is a varied and interesting beach in a long, open, bay. At the northerly end of Widemouth there is a large sandy area that becomes more exposed as the tide drops and to either side of this the sand gives way to some fantastic rock formations. The beach is ideal for families, whether you wish to swim, sunbathe, surf or hunt for marine life in the hundreds of rock pools. Lifeguards are present during the season. These are some of the best beaches in Cornwall so don't miss the chance to try your surfing or 'boogie' boarding skils. There are a number of surf schools in the area.
For Walkers and Cyclists the area is full of superb routes and Bude lies at the centre of the most dramatic stretch of the South West coastal footpath. There are numerous local villages and landmarks to explore and much of the area ia a nature lovers paradise. Bude is only a couple of minutes down the road and has the full range of facilities that one would expect of a small town including a wide range of shops, pubs & restaurant.
Bude is possibly more diverse than any other holiday destination in Cornwall. Most major villages, towns and attractions are within an hour's drive; and because Bude sits on the county border, visitors can explore the delights of both Devon and Cornwall at their leisure. Look past the eight main beaches and many smaller hidden coves and you will soon see there really is something for everyone. In the centre of Bude there is a huge, sandy beach which is a favourite with children and adults alike,there are a host of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit every palate. 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.
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 bird life for the dedicated twitcher and some wonderful, scenic walks along the South West coastal path. The centre of the town is a lively hub with concerts, dances and fetes as well as other events throughout the season, including an annual Carnival Week.
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 with its very own shipwreck! 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.
Further West down the A39 will lead you to Boscastle, Crackington Haven, Tintagel and on down to Rock, Padstow and Wadebridge all with their own fascinating histories, endless beaches, magnificent promontories, secluded coves and pubs and restaurants full of character and fine local cuisine - this part of Cornwall will rapidly become one of your favourite holiday destinations.
Boscastle is a tiny port set in a narrow ravine, the town came into prominence recently as a result of terrible floods in the summer of 2004. In the village there is a pottery, a museum of witchcraft and several gift shops. A footpath to the left of the quayside will take you to the 'Lookout' which is a wonderful vantage point from which to view the rugged coastline. Boscastle was once a favourite meeting place of the author Thomas Hardy, and is the location for one of his novels 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. Boat trips can be taken from the harbour as far as Long Island, where during the breeding season you may see razorbills, puffins & guillemots. There is a demanding 7 mile coastal path walk between Boscastle and Crackington Haven. There are several attractions along this stretch of coast including Strangles beach at the bottom of a large landslip with a rock arch the Northern Door. Just south of here is High Cliff which is the highest point on the Cornish coast path. Don't forget to visit Pentargon inlet which has an imposing waterfall that cascades down to the sea below.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
This is a lovely cottage on a farm close to Widemouth Bay near Bude. We were made to feel welcome from the start by Pat and a lovely plate of home-made scones awaited us in the kitchen on arrival. We are a family of five and the size of the cottage was just about right. There is a balcony with a sea view (across the fields) and if the weather's right there are some stunning sunsets to be experienced. The location is very quiet and a 15 minute walk to the beach at Widemouth Bay through some fields and along a road. Bude is a 10 minute drive along the scenic route or the A39 (not very scenic) which has all the amenities that a small town should have. Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac are all close by making great days out. Overall, thoroughly recommended and as a bonus, Arthur the peacock will say hello to you at some point during your stay...
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