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7 Bedrooms 5 bathrooms spacious living areas for up to 16 guests

Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 16
  • 7 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

An exquisite house offering sublime accommodation within a short walk of the sea

If you are looking for a magnificent, imposing and peerless family home for a holiday within a short walk of both the beaches and centre of town then look no further than 23 Downs View. A simply sublime home for up to sixteen discerning guests; the house has been described as a jewel in the Bude crown. An imposing mansion built during Victorian times to afford luxury and comfort in this vibrant seaside town, the house has been refurbished with loving care and the utmost attention to detail. A refurbishment programme lasting for over a year has seen architects and designers adhere to the original concept of returning the house to its former glory whilst providing modern amenities to provide 21st century living.

Boasting seven bedrooms, some with views over the golf course and the ensuite master bedroom also having a covered balcony with sea views, the setting and positioning of the house is ideal. Four bath/shower rooms means all guests have time to relax and unwind after a day’s walking the coastal path, surfing the waves or simply enjoying the peace and tranquillity the house offers. Situated in a residential area of Bude overlooking the golf course it is a short walk into town where there are to be found many artisan restaurants, tea rooms and shops with the Downs and local beaches readily accessible by foot.

From entering the hallway with the original tiled floor through to the mouth-watering design of the state of the art kitchen, the house accommodates sixteen guests in luxurious comfort and unbridled relaxation.

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About the Owner

Nick Compton
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
25 April, 2017

7 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(7 traveller reviews)

5

A wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a wonderful time together based on this superbly appointed holiday home. Not only does the house have everything one could wish for (to a very high standard) but the beaches, coastal path and town (including Sainsbury’s) are within very easy reach. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

The perfect holiday home away from home.

  • 5 of 5

As a family who love Cornwall, love self catering but love a bit more luxury when on holiday Westerley House was fantastic. With 5 bedrooms, some with seating areas and 3 lounges, as a family we had plenty of room for us to relax and the kids to do their own thing. The local beaches are brilliant we loved the Sea pool on Summerleaze Beach which is10 minutes walk. Also on the nights I didn't want to cook just a short walk into town. We had lovely evenings with the log burner lit in the great family room which is over looked by the kitchen so you can cook and still be part of the party (amazing kitchen by the way). Equally we enjoyed fresh coffee in the sunny lounge to read the paper in the morning. I can not recommend this house enough, we will be back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wow!

  • 5 of 5

This stunning house is exactly what you would wish for in the perfect getaway. Not only is it situated a hop, skip and a jump from a beautiful beach and some stunning scenery along the coastal walks, but the owners seem to have thought of everything to make it a luxurious home from home. Other reviewers have mentioned how well-equipped the kitchen is, how brilliant it is to have three separate lounges, (essential for large groups!) enormous widescreen TVs, the SONOS system, and the comfortable bedrooms etc....so I won't go on. What I will say is that from the moment of arrival to the time of leaving, it was like being in your own five-star hotel but without having to conform to hotel rules! Total relaxation and comfort to the highest standard. Hoping to return soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Wonderful house for a big group, great location

  • 5 of 5

Westerly House is really perfect for a big family group holiday (grandparents, parents and children in our case) - plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing in the 3 separate lounges, although the big front lounge is gorgeous with the sun shining in (with a real fire for the not so sunny days!). The open plan kitchen and dining area are spacious and you can seat 16 at the dining table. The kitchen has high quality, modern appliances, including a huge hob and 3 ovens - certainly big enough to get a family meal for 16 prepared and cooked. The espresso coffee machine was popular in the morning (just add beans!).

There are 2 large widescreen TVs with satellite and blu-ray players to keep the kids (and adults) happy if the weather is not so great - but it's only a couple of minutes walk to Crooklets beach to let off some steam - great for paddling, swimming, building dams or sand castles, rock pooling or surfing.

The whole house has hi-speed broadband internet via the wi-fi, and there's a Sonos system for listening to music from your phone / ipad or your internet music service.

It's a short walk into Bude itself for shopping or a good range of restaurants (we liked Life's a Beach for seafood and a great view of the harbour).

The bedrooms are spacious and comfy - the master suite has a balcony with views ofer the golf course and to the sea.

All in all a wonderful relaxing holiday - we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Spotless

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Westerly House over the Christmas period. The house was spotless when we arrived and all the little touches like a Christmas Tree in the sitting room, toilet rolls in all the bathrooms, kitchen roll in the kitchen and dishwasher tablets under the sink make this rental stand out from any others we have been to. The property is spacious and comfortable and we felt like our holiday had started from the moment we walked in. Having not been to Bude for some years, we turned to Nick Compton for advice on where to eat, particularly for Christmas day. Nick went above and beyond in finding places that were open and, I have to say, we ate very well indeed! It was lovely to be able to stroll to the beach or into town or indeed to a a number of restaurants. A particular favourite was The Olive Tree by the canal. We would have no hesitation in recommending this property and Elite West Holidays to any of our friends and have already booked a repeat trip. Elite West give some invaluable information on the website regarding Bude but Nick also responds personally to all emails and I ended up feeling I had made a friend. Thanks Nick and we are looking forward to our next visit in March.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great Bude beach escape

  • 5 of 5

The house is very impressive and in a great location on Downs View, looking over the lovely Bude and North Cornwall golf course. It is also within easy reach of Crooklets Beach, just a leisurely five minutes walk away, or an easy stroll to the town (15 to 20 minutes) or Summerleaze Beach (a similar time, unless you walk around at low tide from Crooklets and then it is much quicker).

The house easily and comfortably accommodated our extended family group and we had a room to spare! The quality of the house, its fixtures, fittings and furnishings were much better than we have experienced in the past and it is a techies dream! It was also very well provisioned with herbs, spices, oils and all manner of other things that you might need when preparing a meal in the fantastic kitchen.

Really there is very little to say against the property, other than the WIFI seems to have been set up in such a way that you needed to reconnect every time that your phone (or device) had been in sleep mode. Also, it would have been useful to be provided with a little more detail as to how recycling for the house is collected (we ended up heading to a local bottle bank).

But overall, the arrival instructions provided by Nick (including his excellent booking confirmation letter which gave many great hints and tips) was second to none.

We would highly recommend this house for family get aways, or for groups of friends and we hope to have the opportunity to return one day.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Tommy Jack's at 400 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 : M5 - Exeter at 60 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Tommy Jack's at 400 Metres Nearest Beach : Crooklets at 500 Metres Car: not necessary

Bude offers good shopping, a good array of restaurants and pubs. Splash swimming pool has a flume and health suite, and there is a leisure complex for bowling and indoor play. Boats can be hired on Bude canal and there is windsurfing, sailing, kayaking (either just hire or book lessons) at Lower Tamar Lake. We have an arrangement with the local Links course, Bude and North Cornwall, for our guests and there are good courses at nearby Holsworthy, St Enedoc and the Jack Nicklaus designed St Mellion. Widemouth Bay is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the area and we can arrange lessons for beginners and improver's. Bude has two superb beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets, both ideal for bathing and surfing and Bude has one of the few remaining sea pools in the country which is perfect for youngsters when the waves are a little fierce. Lifeguards patrol most beaches and the pool throughout the summer months. There are outdoor pursuit centres, tennis, squash, horse riding and more

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
2017
23 Apr 2017 - 27 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,163
for 7 nights
£2,163
 
 
2017
28 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,605
for 7 nights
£3,605
 
 
2017
4 Jun 2017 - 17 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,379
for 7 nights
£2,379
 
 
2017
18 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,596
for 7 nights
£2,596
 
 
2017
25 Jun 2017 - 8 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,028
for 7 nights
£3,028
 
 
2017
9 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,759
for 7 nights
£3,759
 
 
2017
16 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,500
for 7 nights
£4,500
 
 
2017
3 Sep 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£3,250
for 7 nights
£3,250
 
 
2017
10 Sep 2017 - 16 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
 
 
2017
17 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
2017
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,467
for 7 nights
£2,467
 
 
2017
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,407
for 7 nights
£1,407
 
 
2017
17 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£4,466
for 7 nights
£4,466
 

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Facilities

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Family
  • 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
  • Television

Onsite Services

  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

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

Leisure Activities

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

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

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

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Family bathroom
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Double hand basins
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 separate WCs + outdoor warm shower

Bedrooms

  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Ensuite with shower and double hand basin
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Superking
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed, King sized bed with ensuite shower room
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed, King sized bed
  • Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed, Twin beds
  • Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed, Bunk beds
  • Bedroom 7 - 4 Single Bed, Bunk beds

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

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