Holiday Cottage in Widemouth Bay
Sleeps 5 - Bedrooms 2 - From £399
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: Door opens into a large, bright, double aspect, open plan living room, kitchen and dining area. The kitchen has fitted units and appliances, there is a dining table and chairs, comfortable seating around a flat screen TV with an electric stove. Further door to downstairs master bedroom with 4'6" double bed and a separate single bed, storage and en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Stairs from the kitchen area lead to:
First floor: Stairs open up onto a landing area with door to twin bedroom with two 3' single beds and en suite bathroom with shower over bath, WC and hand basin.
Exterior: Parking for 2 cars in the communal car park. (More by arrangement with the owner) There is a lawned area to the front of the property and a barbecue area which is shared with the other properties in the communal courtyard to the rear. Communal swimming pool which is heated and will be open for use between May half term and mid September, tennis court, play area and games room.
Facilities & Services
Heating is via radiators and under floor. 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 washing machine and also communal utility room shared with the adjacent properties with further washing machines and tumble driers. 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 included but you will need to bring your own beach/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. Communal swimming pool which is heated and will be open for use between May half term and mid September
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Friday
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.
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 CrackingtonHaven. 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.
5 out of 5
Service and Staff: 5
Value For Money: 5
I've always enjoyed Cornwall and as my partner has steadily declined with Alzheimers I thought last year may have been my last visit, however, determined not to be beaten, I took a chance and booked a week in May at the Roost at Quinceborough Farm. The accommodation was first class and wonderfully safe for children and for people like my partner. The owners, Pat and Alistair Rowland were brilliant, there when you wanted them but totally unobtrusive. We brought our small dog who enjoyed barking at the goat but met her match with the geese and hens. Widemouth Bay is spectacular in its own right, but nearby beaches from Bude down to Padstow are what make the north Cornish coast special. The photo I took of the sunset from Widemouth Bay is one I shall print and frame and will always remind me of this holiday. A holiday I am now determined will not be our last....
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