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Beautiful workman cottage with far reaching views in quiet semi rural location

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 5 nights


About the property

A 'home from home' 2 Royal Oak is a semi- detached old workman cottage that is over 100 years old it has been lovingly restored, with the beach side feel that is welcoming to all. It offers comfortable accommodation throughout. With a south facing garden you can while away your time gazing across the fields over a glass of your choice. With Bude only a short journey by car away you can absorb the beauty that is Cornwall with its unique beaches, wonderful walks and incredible landscape. You will never get bored visiting Kernow, there is always plenty to do for all ages.

With festivals of food to festivals of music Bude is the place to visit this year.

Our homes lies close to the main route into Stratton A3072. and onwards to Bude/Kilkhampton/Camelford A39. With our nearest beach and well known sea pool located in Bude just 4 miles away..

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Julie Snell
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2017

About Julie Snell

We are the Snells, I am Julie or Jules and this is a bleached Daniel my husband in the picture. We have two teenage daughters Mads and Abi one of which is residing in Indonesia. Being a surfing family we couldn't have chosen a more perfect place to live in, we are spoilt for choice with the beaches of Bude, Widemouth, Northcott Mouth, Sandymouth they tick all the boxes for fun in the water and if not just great to take a stroll and inhale the cornish air. We love where we live and want others to enjoy it to.

Julie Snell purchased this house in 2011


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Stratton in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 3.200/4.400m approx
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 3.200/3.600m approx
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , 2.800/3.700m approx
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Veranda
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
We can also offer on request: Private Surf Tuition by a fully qualified Professional Surfing Instructor. Beginner - Advanced lessons available. May-October 2016 mlhsurfcoaching.co.uk Enquiries: juliesnell2000@yahoo.com


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


The accommodation was lovely and spacious with three double bedded bedrooms.

  • 4 of 5

We had a lovely break here and the property is close to Bude which has everything. A river to go boating on and a beautiful beach & quant shop's to explore.lots of picturesque ports to discover too. The only negative was the surrounding property is under renovation and has a lot of unsightly mess around it but this did not affect our stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing our home and we are glad you enjoyed your break in Cornwall. Sorry to receive the review concerning our neighbours as always with a semi detached property we as owners cannot control what they do or how they present their own home. 2 Royal Oak stands in its own surroundings and doesn't overlook our neighbours property. Next door can only be viewed from upstairs and doesn't inhibit our home from its rural views. Sadly I think this is why we missed a 5 star rating which we cannot control. I take your comments onboard and thank you for being honest. We as a family try to make all of our visitors happy with their stay and to be comfortable in the surroundings. We wish you as happy end to 2016. Jules and family.
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  • 4 of 5

Lovely house and lovely family. Thank you for making our stay so personal.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent accomodation - A wonderful hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We've been to a couple of places in this area before (sister lives down here) but this is the best. Had the place we'd stayed in before not have been booked up, then we would have never found here. If, or when we come back, this place is our first choice.

We arrived after an 8 hr journey to a wonderfully presented property and to be greeted by Julie, the owner, and it was such a warm greeting, that you immediately felt that if you were to have a problem, it would be no hassle. However, we had no problems.

The property was as beautiful inside as out, and on entering we found that we had immediate basics plus more. Such delicious scones, jam and clotted cream to buoy us back up after our journey. Delish! Oh and a bottle of beer, tasty.

The property itself has a wonderful kitchen, come dining and seating area, with a spacious living room. We had already agreed with Julie about bringing an xbox (for films on Netflix - the kids enjoy a film before bed), wifi cover was great (you do go to places where you can be left waiting).

All the rooms are of a really good size.

One shower room with toilet downstairs, clean, modern and comfortable. One bathroom upstairs again clean, modern and comfortable.

All 3 bedrooms were cosy and comfortable, the kids loved theirs and ours was great, every one fell in love with how good their mattresses were (could do with knowing where they are from so we can get them next time we change ours).

Plenty of space to lie down in the garden to what shooting stars on the clear nights or play with the kids.

Bedding and towels provided.

Couldn't fault it.

Great location for the coast and Bodmin Moor.

Places to visit: Summerleaze for the waves and surfing, Crooklets if you don't have a dog but want the same experience. Tintagel - but if your scared of heights don't bother with the castle just go down for the trip and take a hot chocolate from the café (delish). Tamar Otter Sanctuary - nice afternoon out, very informative talks given about the otters and the chance to feed deer and walk around woodland with the deer and wallabies free around you. Rough Tor - vigorous walk, but wonderful views, take a picnic and enjoy eating it up at the Tor. Elements Restaurant - if you want a very nice meal with fantastic views.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such lovely comments. We are so glad that you had an amazing holiday and found our home ticked all the boxes. Comments we have received from our visitors in our first season with Owners Direct has made our decision to open our home up for people to come and stay and enjoy Cornwall has made us very happy. We thank you for choosing our home and making it yours for the week, then leaving it soo clean on your departure we thank you. Have a great end to the summer of 2016 and we hope to see you again in the future. Jules and family
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Fantastic home in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This house was an absolute delight. Clean and tidy throughout with everything we needed. Surprisingly spacious (we are a family with two adults and three teenagers) and such interesting decor, a real home from home experience.

Lots of attention to detail and a lovely warm welcome from the owner Jules, the homemade scones were especially appreciated after our long journey down.

The house has a fabulous view and is in a great location only 10 minutes drive into Bude where there is plenty to do and see, along with Lidl, Morrisons and Sainsburys for stocking up on food.

We also ventured to the beach at Widemouth Bay a little further down the coast which was excellent for surfing&bodyboarding.

All in all a fantastic holiday, we would highly recommend this house.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you chose our home for your holiday, we are really pleased you enjoyed its location and views. Thank you very much for your reviews of 2 Royal Oak, you were great visitors whom looked after our home during your stay and left it in immaculate condition. We hope you visit again in the future. Enjoy the rest of August. From Cornwall Jules and family,xx
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Beautiful with ample space

  • 5 of 5

We are a family of 5 with three young and very lively boys (7,4&2) the garden is a lovely size and it definitely helped with our decision of choosing this house for our holiday. The boys were out in it at every opportunity weather permitting. The house was so beautiful with ample space and everything we needed. Julie gave us a lovely welcome, so friendly and was full of advice for where to go locally which was a great help. We are definitely considering coming back next year and will definitely be recommending this house to family and friends. The beaches are only a short drive and summerleaze beach was gorgeous, the stroll down the canal was lovely to but by far my favourite was the view of Widemouth bay from the road where we were able to park and walk down to explore the rocks on the beach and look for drift wood with the boys. Thank you Julie we had a lovely time!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing our home for your family. We are so very happy that you enjoyed yourselves. A lovely family and lovely comments posted in our review book thank you Benjamin so sweet. We would love to see you in 2017, have a great end to your summer. With love from Cornwall. Jules and family.xx
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Lovely home from home (but tidier!)

  • 4 of 5

This really felt a homely cottage with a seaside/surf vibe. Lots of attention to detail from the welcome pack and cake on arrival to the personal references for surf instruction. Julie and Daniel were great hosts. We had a great holiday. Comfy beds, great showers and everything you'd need. If this cottage was just a bit closer to the coast it would have been perfect.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for a marvellous review. We aim to give all our visitors a home from home with a feel good factor to make their stay a comfortable one and memorable. We wish we were closer to the sea as we are such avid surfers but we wouldn't get these rural views and space a small price to pay. Thank you for choosing our home and being such lovely guests whom left are home spotless. Have a great summer 2016. Surf love Jules and family
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Prices & Availability

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
4 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
5 night minimum stay
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6 Aug 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Kitchen- 2.700m/3.900m. Dining Room- 3.800/4.400m. Sitting Room - 4.900m/5.200m. Bedroom 1 - 3.200m/4.400m. Bedroom 2 - 3.200m/3.600m. Bedroom 3 - 2.800m/3.700m. (Please note these sizes are an approximate guide).

Owner'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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