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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-May-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
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Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2017

9 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(9 traveller reviews)

5

A Highlight of our Travels

  • 5 of 5

I’m from the U.S. On our 12-day tour of South and Southwestern England in early July, our stay at Westerly house on Downs View was a highlight of the trip. We immediately relaxed into a homey familiarity but in the comfort of a high quality hotel. The house is nestled in a row of historic Victorian terrace houses in the best of Cornwall’s seaside country. The classic exterior face of the home gives way to a huge interior with every modern comfort and amenity built in.

Spacious, well appointed common rooms and kitchen; Quiet, sound insulated, warm bedrooms; Sharp, clean-cut bathrooms; and windows for outdoor light everywhere you want, which is pleasantly surprising in a row house. The backyard is walled high for privacy and wind-protected barbecues. I try to read up on local history when I travel, and I’m pretty sure the blue slate floors in the kitchen and rear lounge pay homage to local Cornwall quarries. The house is wi-fied for sound, so I could play my own music (pretty much as loud as I liked). It's an easy place to kick off your shoes and decompress.

And just steps away, out the front door is Bude, the sea, the beach, heathered bluffs, low-tide strolls, swims in the seaside pool, golf on the links, cycling and drinks a the nearby pub. We even found the Zuma Jay surf shack counterpart to the original Zuma Jay in Malibu, California. My twenty something daughters loved the company they found and enjoyed a good-humored chorus of the U.S. national anthem on July 4th from the boys at the bar. I only wish we could have stayed longer and brought more people to fill up the house.

One minus for out-of-country tourists was getting to Bude from the nearest train station, which is about 35 miles southeast. I imagine this is a plus to UK natives. For just that reason, it probably draws fewer foreign visitors than places like Newquay.

  • Review Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A stunning house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house! Beautifully appointed and wonderfully equipped. Hi-tech everything! So comfortable and spacious. Plenty of room for all of us to spread out. Extremely clean and beautifully maintained. Really close to a fabulous beach, coastal walks, cafes and restaurants. Short walk to the supermarket and into town. I would recommend this house 100% for families looking for a luxurious place to stay at the seaside!

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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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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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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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
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
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
2017
18 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,060
for 7 nights
£2,060
 
 
2017
25 Jun 2017 - 1 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,575
for 7 nights
£2,575
 
 
2017
2 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£2,832
for 7 nights
£2,832
 
 
2017
16 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,250
for 7 nights
£4,250
 
 
27 August
27 Aug 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£4,000
for 7 nights
£4,000
 
 
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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