Cottage in Kilkhampton, Nr. Bude, Cornwall, England

Self Catering Holiday Cottage In Quiet Village Near Bude

Quiet Location With Many Local Amenities

Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

  • Rates: (GBP)

    £142 - £619WEEKLY
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    • Property type:Cottage
    • Sleeps:4 (2 bedrooms)
    • Bathrooms/Toilets:1
    • Pets accepted


    Property description

    "Penstowe Park is in the village of Kilkhampton which is 8km from Bude on the A39. The village is full of Cornish character and is only a few minutes walk away from the cottage. It has 2 pubs, fish & chip shop, pizza shop, a post office and 2 grocery shops. There is also a Chinese Restaurant on the outskirts for takeaways. The area also offers excellent opportunities for walking, golfing, fishing, horse-riding and of course, surfing for which Bude is internationally famous. Penstowe Park has been awarded 4 stars by the English Tourism Council and is set in beautiful surroundings with a 19th Century Manor House which has many facilities most of which are free to use for patrons of the holiday park including free wi-fi, an Indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and Sauna Badminton, Squash, Indoor Bowls, Tennis Courts. They also have a nightly cabaret, bingo and of course George the Dragon!"

    Accommodation description

    Bedroom 1 with double bed, built-in wardrobe, bedside cabinets and dressing table shelf with electric razor point. Bedroom 2 has two single beds with freestanding wardrobe, and bedside cabinet. Both bedrooms have wall heaters.

    Bathroom on first floor with shower cubicle, sink and wc.

    Electric double oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer

    Living Rooms:
    Lounge dining area has two soft furnished sofas, coffee and nesting tables, TV, Freeview and DVD player. The dining table seats 4

    Cleaning/Towels/Linen/Maid service:
    Linen and towels are not provided. The property will be cleaned before and after your departure. However we do expect you to leave the property in a clean and tidy condition and to remove all rubbish (large bins are provided on the site).


    Fridge, Hob/Stove, Iron, Microwave, Oven.


    Location Type:
    Near ocean, Village.

    The property is not suitable for wheelchairs or anyone who has difficulty climbing stairs.

    The private grounds provide a safe environment for children to run and play. Dogs however, must be kept on a lead at all times. The Manor House has many facilities available to guests including free access to the cabaret suite. The indoor heated pool and gym facilities incur an additional charge. The Stable Bar has an outdoor pool and bar/restaurant.

    Important notes on accommodation

    The property is amongst a row of four cottages situated on the edge of Penstowe Park Holiday Park located at the end of Penstowe Road. There is a large parking bay adjacent to the cottages. The quiet surroundings with trees and grassed areas create a relaxing atmosphere.



    Rental Period Per Night Per Week Per Month Min. Stay (Nights)
    28 March 2015 - 4 April 2015 £ 202.00 7
    3 April 2015 - 6 April 2015 £ 191.00 3
    4 April 2015 - 11 April 2015 £ 217.00 7
    6 April 2015 - 10 April 2015 £ 172.00 4
    11 April 2015 - 18 April 2015 £ 202.00 7
    18 April 2015 - 23 May 2015 £ 169.00 7
    23 May 2015 - 30 May 2015 £ 427.00 7
    30 May 2015 - 27 June 2015 £ 304.00 7
    27 June 2015 - 25 July 2015 £ 379.00 7
    25 July 2015 - 5 September 2015 £ 619.00 7
    5 September 2015 - 26 September 2015 £ 247.00 7
    26 September 2015 - 24 October 2015 £ 161.00 7

    Notes on prices
    Short breaks may be considered but priority will be given to weekly bookings. Please contact owner for prices.

    Changeover day
    Changeover is on a Saturday (unless a short break has been agreed). Arrival from 4pm onwards, departure by 10am on the last day of your holiday. Please note that a Sunday changeover incurs an additional charge of £20.

    Booking notes
    A deposit of £100 is payable with your booking with the full balance due 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. If the start date is less than 6 weeks the full amount is payable at the time of booking. A separate security deposit of £25 for key loss/breakages is payable with the deposit and will be returned to you within 14 days of the end of your holiday if no loss/breakages. Payments by cheque, BACS or PayPal are accepted, please contact owner for more details.


    Cottage in Kilkhampton, Nr. Bude, Cornwall, England

    About the area

    Duckpool beach, 4 miles north of Bude is a picturesque cove with a pebbly beach. Sandymouth is 3 miles from Penstowe Park and is a large pebbly beach owned by the National Trust. Bude beach (6 miles from Penstowe) is a large sandy beach popular with surfers. Widemouth bay is is a large family beach with plenty of amenities and coastal views.

    Ivyleaf Golf Course & Driving Range (between Bude and Kilkhampton) is a nine hole, 2300 yard parkland golf course overlooking the coast. Visitors are welcome to "pay as you play" and no handicap is required. Hartland Forest Golf Club is set in rolling countryside 10 miles north of Bude. The Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club is located in the town centre, taking players along the coast and inland.

    How to get there
    Because of the location own transport is required. However, there is a bus stop outside the London Inn in the village (7 minutes walk from the cottage). Local services (to Bude, Stratton) provided by Jackett's Coaches and run every 2 hours. Stagecoach provides services for slightly further afield. Enquire at the local post office for full details of bus services. There is no local train station or airport.

    Kilkhampton - 5-10 minute walk, Bude - 6 miles, Clovelly - 8 miles, Holsworthy - 10 miles, Bideford - 20 miles, Barnstaple - 30 miles, Tintagel - 22 miles, Plymouth - 45 miles, Newquay - 50 miles, Eden Project - 45 miles.

    Further Details
    Holsworthy is a local market town with an outdoor market held on Wednesdays with approximately 50 stalls. For more retail therapy visit Altantic Village (2 miles north of Bideford) which has various outlets including M&S, Cadburys and Asda. In Bude there is a Sainsburys supermarket as well as a Morrisons on the outskirts which has a petrol station (cheapest in area). Within Kilkhampton is a Post Office, two churches and two pubs (The London Inn which has recently been refurbished and The New Inn) both of which serve excellent food. If you prefer to eat in there is a local chip shop (Gilletts Chippy - on Facebook with nightly special offers) a Chinese takeaway on the edge of the village with ample parking. There are two small grocery shops open 'til late evening. Two main adventure parks in the area are The BIG Sheep & Milky Way Adventure Park, Bideford. Hartland Abbey and Gardens is well worth a visit as is RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Lydford Gorge (near Okehampton) with its famous White Lady Waterfall and Devil’s Cauldron which is renowned for its scenic beauty is a must and worth the 50 minute drive. Boscastle is a must and only a 30 minute drive, do visit St Nectan's Glen on the way, it is amazing (and don't forget to leave your own stone)!!!

    Guest reviews

    4 reviews
    in total with an average rating of



    Reviewed by: Valerie S., United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 8 October 2013

    Date of stay: April 2013

    "8 Oct"

    This year was our 5th stay at the cottage we have always found it very clean comfortable & very well equiped with everything you would need for a self catering holiday we just love it & Jean the owner is very nice & helpfull we will be returning again in the very near future with our 2 pooches. 5 out of 5 ern & v

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with young children and romantic getaway

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    Reviewed by: adams family, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 1 October 2013

    Date of stay: May 2013


    Loved our stay in the cottage, very well equipped, clean and nicely decorated. The area is also very nice. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We would definatley return.

    Recommended for: Age 55+, pet friendly, sightseeing, families with teenagers and families with young children

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    Reviewed by: David, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 8 September 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "A great place for a family holiday"

    We hadn't stayed in Cornwall before but had once visited Bude so knew it had a few good sandy beaches which is why we picked this cottage in Kilkhampton as a place to stay. We were not disappointed. Although it is not owned by Penstowe Park resort we were still able to use the bar and restaurant facilities including the kids club with George the Dragon which our children absolutely loved. We didn't use either of the swimming pools or any of the sports courts as these were not included in the rental and since there is so much to do in the area we didn't feel that we needed to. It's worth pointing out that if you book through Penstowe Holidays you get them included but you end up paying more for your holiday so we took the view that we didn't want to pay for something we wouldn't use so booked through Owners Direct. Even though we stayed for the first week of September the weather was so good that we managed to spend a couple of days on the beach. For when it's not beach weather there is so much to do in the area. We visited the Milky Way and Hidden Valley theme parks and the fishing villages of Clovelly and Boscastle. If you have children we can highly recommend Gooseham Barton pony trekking which is just a short drive from Kilkhampton. What we found useful about the cottage was the number of leaflets that had been collected and left in a bowl in the lounge letting us know what day trips we could go on. We can't comment on how good the cooking facilities in the cottage are as we ate out or had takeaway every night but the kitchen was well equipped and the whole house was very clean. If you have young children and are looking for a place to stay in the area I can thoroughly recommend this property.

    Recommended for: Families with young children

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    Reviewed by: Bina, United Kingdom

    Reviewed: 27 August 2013

    Date of stay: August 2013

    "A base, that's all"

    I'm saddened to say we were disappointed with this property. It was damp and smelled throughout our stay. We paid extra for towels and bedding to be provided and only got 3towels between 4 people. The shower didn't work for the 1st 2days if our stay (although I have to say that the owner and the plumber couldn't have been more helpful over this). When we arrived the downstairs was riddled with flies -we ended up having to hang 3 sticky things up to catch them all-not too pleasant when you are eating! The furniture was 'adequate', certainly not 'comfortable' although the kitchen was well equipped. I sound like we had an awful time..... Perhaps with good weather we would have spent less time in the property, but as it was, we had almost permanent rain and needed to spend some substantial time indoors. I believe we paid more than we should have for the house. The food we had in the restaurant on Penstowe itself was very, very good and the staff in there, and in the bar, were lovely. Cost for the family to have use of the indoor pool for the week was prohibitive, so we didn't bother. The 2local pubs both do excellent food, not cheap but really good pub food. Both are well worth a visit. So, would we go back to this area? Absolutely. Would we go back to this property? Absolutely not. We are a well travelled family, 2adults, 2 x 15year olds. We hire properties around 4or 5times a year. We are realistic and definitely not fussy. This property just doesn't come up to scratch for the money we paid.

    Response to review:
    I am disappointed to hear that this guest did not enjoy their stay at the property and would like to say this is the first negative feedback received in years. I am basing this on the Visitors Book within the property where guests are invited to leave comments. With regard to the damp smell, this can occur when guests do not use the dehumidifier provided which costs pence to run and because the lounge/cooking area is all in one condensation can accumulate. If the dehumidifier is used this usually removes any damp smell within 24 hours. Obviously with the wet weather this may have exacerbated the problem. It should also be borne in mind that the property is not ‘lived in’ for many weeks. I would suggest that there was no visible sign of damp such as mould and that the property has no signs of damp. With regard to the towels, I arranged for the supply 3 bath towels and 2 hand towels and asked the guest to let me know if they required more prior to their visit but never received an answer. Concerning the shower, the previous guest reported a problem and I had it replaced with a new one the next day, before this guest’s arrival. It became evident that the problem lay with the supply/demand at peak times due to the busiest season ever at the site and this was due to the waterboard and beyond my control. Similarly I have no control over the flies and would welcome any suggestions to avoid these. If the guest could suggest what could have been done to improve their stay I would be happy to take this into consideration.

    Recommended for: Pet friendly and families with young children

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    Guest comments

    "Had a very nice time staying here. Everything you should need. Had some laughs trying to lock front door and getting TV to work. Never listen to reviews on net! Would recommend."

    "We had a lovely time staying here, cottage is very nice, had everything we needed."

    "Another lovely holiday in the lovely cottage."

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