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Down House - Elegant And Imposing Period House Within Yards Of Crooklets Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Sleeps 12 - Five Bedrooms, Five Bath/shower Rooms Overlooking Golf Course

Down House is an imposing and elegant residence situated with views over the golf course and within a few minutes’ walk of the fabulous beach at Crooklets Bay and also the centre of Bude which has an excellent array of restaurants and shops. Noted for its charm, Bude is a terrific centre to base your holiday and offers fine dining, a host of sports activities along with the hugely popular surfing. Local beaches are all easily accessible from the house and a holiday here will leave you feeling chilled and relaxed.

Down House offers five lovely bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms and the whole has been exquisitely renovated and furnished to the highest standards. The king size and double bedrooms are both en-suite and there is a double bedroom on the ground floor with a shower room adjacent. This is ideal for anyone who has any walking or mobility difficulties and all the living areas are also on the ground floor meaning no steps or stairs. A further super king bedroom upstairs has far reaching views over the golf course and there is a terrific four bedded bunk room ideal for children. The family bathroom has a cast iron roll topped bath as well as a shower and there is a full wet room with two showers on the ground floor – perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach or a good surf.

The Mark Wilkinson kitchen boasts a Rangemaster oven and all modern amenities with granite worktops making cooking an absolute joy. This leads to the open plan Orangery that invites relaxation and is perfect for dining and spending hours chatting – perfect for those long, warm and friendly evenings that remain in the memory for so long. Should the evenings chill a little you can light the wood burning stove which swivels to give either a glorious glow over the dining table or the comfy seating area – once you have slumped in the deep and well cushioned sofas you will not want to move! A small children’s den will keep them out of your hair and with a completely separate sitting room, again with a wood burning stove, there is masses of space for everyone to spread out and do their own thing.

Four televisions, two DVD players, Wi-Fi, Sky and an I-Pod docking station give plenty of scope for entertainment and the garden is well equipped with tables and chairs and barbecue and catches the evening sun.

Down House is a stunning property in all senses. Perfect for large family gatherings and for friends wishing to get together and celebrate special occasions. A lovely house that creates a very special holiday home and one that is highly recommended.

More Details
  • Sleeps 12
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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Speaks English, French

8 Reviews

5
based on 8 holidaymaker reviews

5

Large well-equiped property close to beaches.

  • 5 of 5

This property is well-maintained and ideal for large families or two smaller families sharing. It's within easy walking distance to the local beaches, shops and golf course. It has a small enclosed back garden and a pleasant front garden with views of the golf course. The property itself has been designed to ensure cooking, dining and relaxing can take place in a large, modern and attractive space whilst offering the flexibility of a separate and comfortable lounge. The bedrooms are a good size and there a plenty of bathrooms. Bude itself has fabulous beaches which are patrolled by R.N.L.I lifeguards. There is an out-door sea pool loved by locals and visitors alike. The beaches are ideal for those wishing to surf and Zuma Jay, a local surf shop, can supply your needs. There are lots of places to eat but my favourites are Life's a Beach, The Bank and The Falcon. Bude has a pretty town centre with a nice variety of independent shops. The property is managed by a local holiday letting company who are efficient, friendly and very reliable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sue for your lovely review and really delighted you have already booked for next year. Just for clarity the house is only ever let to one group at any one time - we don't expect you to share the house with other families!
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5

Fabulous winter week

  • 5 of 5

We were a party of 9 with 6 adults and 3 children aged between 5 and 9. Down House was perfect for us, all the bedrooms are really comfortably appointed and two are ensuite, the 3 girls loved the quad bunk room. There are actually 5 bathrooms in total, two of which are on the ground floor. We loved the huge open plan kitchen, living and dining area and spent a lot of time here including a very wet afternoon listening to rain lashing the glass whilst we played board games and drank wine in front of the log burner. Having an additional main lounge meant there was ample space for all whilst the enclosed garden was perfect for children and the dog! We had mixed weather but then it was February! and still managed a fabulous day at Tintagel and Trebarwith Strand with clear blues skies and sunshine, a blustery walk at Mawgan Porth then lunch in Padstow plus lots of time spent walking the cliff path and on Crooklets Beach. The locals were very friendly and everything you needed was in easy reach. Nick was so helpful in organising this for us and no question went un-answered. The house is exceptionally well appointed and we would love to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Stunning family home with space for all ages.

  • 5 of 5

Having stayed in many Elite West's properties our expectations were high and we were not disappointed. 3 generations fitted easily into the wonderful space downstairs - enough to share and yet still be able to find a quiet spot (manly for challenges at rummy with my 7 year old grand-daughter - she generally won). The property is finished to a high standard and the wet room is a real boon for families with sandy children and dogs. The children preferred the wet room to the main showers. The garden is discreet and provided good playing space when we weren't on the beach. An easy walk from all the attractions and restaurants in Bude the position is excellent. As usual the service provided by Nick was helpful and having a "friend" in Bude is a great thing to have. We always return to Elite West because of Nick's unfailing help and will certainly have no concerns about going back to Down House. Friends who visited whilst we were there are already asking if this is a "new annual tradition".

  • Review Submitted: Sep 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Luxury by the beach. Golf.Shops.

  • 5 of 5

We were the very first guests of this property a couple of years ago. Delighted to return to find the high quality fixtures and fittings have more than withstood the wear and tear of holiday makers. It's fabulous luxury white company linen beds perfect high grade, well, everything is. Even a wet room for sandy wetsuits and bathers...Near beach golf and town without being too noisy or busy. We will be back no question.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Down House in Bude Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

This is a very elegant and impressive house, which is walking distance to Crooklet Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Bude Town Centre and if you like golf well the house is opposite the golf course, with Sainsbury's a 5 minute walk away.

Their are plenty of place's to eat and drink either walking distance or a short car drive depending on the day you have had.

The house has a very warm and friendly feel about it with plenty of room for everybody, you can either sit and relax in the back garden or the front garden, which has the sun on it all day (depending on the time of year you go). The owners have made a big effort in the style and decor which makes this an imposing and elegant home.

I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family for all the reasons I have mentioned above.

With regards to the property manager, I was very impressed with what they offer you in relation to having things like your groceries delivered, having a personal chef come and cook for you, organising Surfing Lessons and many more things that could make your stay even more enjoyable depending on what you wanted from your holiday.

Our family will definitely be staying at his property again and I will be using the same property service to organise it for me. Nothing is too much trouble for them and I want to thank them for what was a wonderful week away in September 2014.

This is also, a very safe house for younger children, as we took our 3 year old twins who had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Overall impression of Down House in Bude Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

This is a very elegant and impressive house, which is walking distance to Crooklet Beach, Summerleaze Beach, Bude Town Centre and if you like golf well the house is opposite the golf course, with Sainsbury's a 5 minute walk away.

Their are plenty of place's to eat and drink either walking distance or a short car drive depending on the day you have had.

The house has a very warm and friendly feel about it with plenty of room for everybody, you can either sit and relax in the back garden or the front garden, which has the sun on it all day (depending on the time of year you go). The owners have made a big effort in the style and decor which makes this an imposing and elegant home.

I would definitely recommend this house to friends and family for all the reasons I have mentioned above.

With regards to the property manager, I was very impressed with what they offer you in relation to having things like your groceries delivered, having a personal chef come and cook for you, organising Surfing Lessons and many more things that could make your stay even more enjoyable depending on what you wanted from your holiday.

Our family will definitely be staying at his property again and I will be using the same property service to organise it for me. Nothing is too much trouble for them and I want to thank them for what was a wonderful week away in September 2014.

This is also, a very safe house for younger children, as we took our 3 year old twins who had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 50 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Crooklets Inn at 200 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 60 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club at 500 Metres Nearest Train : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Crooklets Inn/Inn on the Green at 250 Metres Nearest Beach : Crooklets Bay at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Bude has everything! As well as the N.T Coastline, its rolling countryside is an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Bude has become a centre for all things active, be it a 140 ft abseil down the magnificent cliffs, surfing the Atlantic breakers, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, mountain boarding or sailing.

Alternatively, laze the day away on miles of life guarded sandy beaches or bathing in Bude’s famous sea pool. Followed by a cream tea! All this and a host of wet weather attractions are within walking distance or a short drive from the house.

Meander from the sea lock along the canal’s flat tow paths, flanked by nature reserves-ideal for bird watchers, walkers, wheelchairs, buggies and bikes.

For History lovers, visit Bude Castle Heritage Centre, Stratton Battle ground, picturesque Clovelly harbour, or king Arthurs Tintagel, both within ½ an hour.

Plymouth National sea life centre, the Eden project, lost gardens of Heligan, Port Isaac, Padstow and more are all within a day trip.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2016
29 Oct 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£1,025
for 7 nights
£1,025
 
 
2016 - 2017
20 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
2017
4 Jan 2017 - 10 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
2017
11 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,235
for 7 nights
£1,235
 
 
2017
25 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,050
for 7 nights
£1,050
 
 
2017
1 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,890
for 7 nights
£1,890
 
 
2017
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,622
for 7 nights
£1,622
 
 
2017
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,495
for 7 nights
£2,495
 
 
2017
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,695
for 7 nights
£1,695
 
 
2017
17 Jun 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,945
for 7 nights
£1,945
 
 
2017
24 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,270
for 7 nights
£2,270
 
 
2017
1 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,780
for 7 nights
£2,780
 
 
2017
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,500
for 7 nights
£3,500
 
 
2017
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,760
for 7 nights
£2,760
 
 
2017
9 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,236
for 7 nights
£1,236
 
 
2017
16 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,150
for 7 nights
£1,150
 
 
2017
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
2017
28 Oct 2017 - 18 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,060
for 7 nights
£1,060
 
 
2017
19 Dec 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,350
for 7 nights
£3,350
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Prices include:

* Linen & bedding
* House towels - hand towel and bath sheet per guest
* Electricity
* Hot water
* Heating
* The White Company toiletries
* Logs for first night for winter bookings
* Welcome Pack on arrival

Payment can be made in £ Sterling or Euros

* Cheque
* Online bank transfer
* Debit/Credit card

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Fully equipped family bathroom with cast iron bath
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Downstairs wetroom with two showers, WC and handbasin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite shower room
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ensuite shower room
  • Bathroom 5 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Downstairs shower room near double bedroom
  • The wet room is ideal for when returning from the beach. The downstairs shower room is very close to the double room so ideal for anyone with difficulty climbing stairs.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, With ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed, With ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed, On ground floor with nearby shower room
  • Bedroom 5 - 4 Single Bed, These are two sets of bunk beds
  • The ground floor double bedroom and nearby shower are ideal for anyone with difficulty with stairs as all the living areas are on the same floor. We can provide travel cots, highchairs and stairgates.

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
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