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Cottage Under 2 Miles To A Sandy Beach

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Parking

Overview

About the property

Lovely Cottage near Bude , Cornwall, England

Coach House Cottage, a recently modernised cottage (originally a farm barn) situated in Morwenstow hamlet, near Kilkhampton, 5 miles from the beaches at Bude, North Cornwall. Duck Pool seaside beauty spot & sandy beach at Coombe Valley 2 miles by road and also via a lovely National Trust walk leading from the farm. Amidst lovely countryside in a courtyard setting on a farm. Rear patio with seating. Farm gardens. Over 10 acres of woods to walk in. A character farm style setting but the actual farm buildings are a stroll away (dairy & beef farm). Approx a 5 minutes stroll to the farm’s 2 ponds, 1 of which dates back to medieval times and earlier. One pond, approx 66 yards long, is stocked with coarse fish. Tench and Rudd up to 3lbs and carp up to 10lbs. Fun fishing, not really for serious fishermen. The second pond, which was originally used as a carp pond by local monks back in the 12th century and is one of the oldest in the country (featured on a T.V. programme).

Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed. En suite bathroom with bath,overhead shower, washbasin & toilet. Open plan lounge/kitchen/diner. T.V. (40 inch widescreen) & DVD. Kitchen area has an electric cooker, microwave & fridge.

Cot. Linen inclusive. Central heating & electric inclusive.Also 1 electric fire. Plenty of adjant off the road parking. No pets.

More Details

Property Manager
Southwest Holiday Cottages
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
9 December, 2017

About Southwest Holiday Cottages

Southwest Holiday Cottages have a large selection of cottages throughout Cornwall . Our office is usually open 7 days a week until 8 p.m. Tel: 01752 260711. You can book and pay online on our own www.southwestholidaycottages.com website. If you are looking for a company to handle the letting of your holiday cottage, or you wish to book a cottage, we will be pleased to hear from you . All our cottages have been personally inspected so we can assure they are of a good standard and offer good value for money. We varied types of cottages to satisfy all categories of holidaymaker. We look forward to having you holiday with us.

Why Southwest Holiday Cottages chose Morwenstow

Lovely country setting in National Trust area of Coombe Valley, under 2 miles to large sandy beach at Duck Pool.

Coombe Valley is a great favourite with ramblers and walkers. Beautiful walks along the valley with stream, leading to the stream fed ‘duck pool’ at the entrance to the beach. A pleasant walk (under 2 miles) down the country lane to duckpool beach; passing thatch cottages, a quaint tiny ford (with footbridge) and finishing at duckpool beach. Or drive instead; free parking and usually plenty of room. The more adventurous may wish to walk the coastal footpath and along the beaches to Bude. Or stay & enjoy the spectacular scenery, with fantastic sunsets over the sea. Scramble up the cliff downs, or enjoy the pleasure of Duckpool Beach itself, a large sandy beach good for surfing. Or explore the 2 miles of excellent beaches extending all the way down the coast to Bude. Children seem to enjoy scrambling up the downs at Duckpool. On the edge of Coombe Valley are places of interest such as historic Morwenstow Church, adjoining Rectory Farm tearooms, Morwenstows Bush Inn and slightly further afield Hatland Abbey (worth visiting, a privately owned country house and gardens). Nearby Bude is one of the loveliest beach resorts in cornwall. A quieter resort in a rural area of unspoilt countryside. Huge classic sandy beaches. At low tide the beaches all join together and there are miles of beach and cliff walks. Bude is great for surfing, with surf equipment hire available-the surf championships are often held here. A feature unique to Bude is the large free open air swimming pool on Summerlease beach. Dogs are welcome on Summerlease and the main beaches (except for Crooklets beach). Enjoy rowing (you can hire a rowing boat) and walks along Bude Canal. Bude town has lots of cafes, restaurants and the like, and is an alternative to the busier resort of Newquay.

What makes this cottage unique

Enjoy walks or fishing on this traditional working farm. Wildlife is attracted to the farms ponds and woods and there is the opportunity to spot different varieties of animals and birds such as woodpeckers, kingfishers and even perhaps the occasional badger or fox. A short stroll from your holiday cottage is the ancient carp pond used by monks in the12th cent (one of the oldest such ponds in the country & featured on a T.V. programme). It is now set aside as a nature pond and there are often ducks and the occasional heron. The neighbouring pond is used for coarse fishing, restocked during 2010 with rudd, tench and carp (tench up to 3 lbs and carp up to 10 lbs). Holidaymakers usually catch lots of fish. The ponds are an attractive venue for picnics. There is a footpath/lane through the farms woods and circular walks, linking up with local footpaths. The lane leading from the farm takes one down a picturesque walk through the Coombe Valley and to the beach at Duckpool.

Location

Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Kilkhamoton village
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Kilkhampton
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Duck Pool, Coombe Valley

Coombe Valley is a great favourite with ramblers and walkers. Beautiful walks along the valley with stream, leading to the stream fed ‘duck pool’ at the entrance to the beach. A pleasant walk (under 2 miles) down the country lane to duckpool beach; passing thatch cottages, a quaint tiny ford (with footbridge) and finishing at duckpool beach. Or drive instead; free parking and usually plenty of room. The more adventurous may wish to walk the coastal footpath and along the beaches to Bude. Or stay & enjoy the spectacular scenery, with fantastic sunsets over the sea. Scramble up the cliff downs, or enjoy the pleasure of Duckpool Beach itself, a large sandy beach good for surfing. Or explore the 2 miles of excellent beaches extending all the way down the coast to Bude. Children seem to enjoy scrambling up the downs at Duckpool. On the edge of Coombe Valley are places of interest such as historic Morwenstow Church, adjoining Rectory Farm tearooms, Morwenstows Bush Inn and slightly further afield Hatland Abbey (worth visiting, a privately owned country house and gardens). In roman times boats used to pull up on the beach-it was a port associated with the tin trade. The name ‘Duckpool’ either refers to the stream fed pool being a sanctuary for ducks or more possibly derives from its use by the Baptist church for baptism ceremonies where the person, often an adult, would be fully immersed under the water. Nearby Bude is one of the loveliest beach resorts in cornwall. A quieter resort in a rural area of unspoilt countryside. Huge classic sandy beaches. At low tide the beaches all join together and there are miles of beach and cliff walks. Bude is great for surfing, with surf equipment hire available-the surf championships are often held here. A feature unique to Bude is the large free open air swimming pool on Summerlease beach. Dogs are welcome on Summerlease and the main beaches (except for Crooklets beach). Enjoy rowing (you can hire a rowing boat) and walks along Bude Canal. Bude town has lots of cafes, restaurants and the like, and is an alternative to the busier resort of Newquay. nearby Enjoy walks or fishing on this traditional working farm. Wildlife is attracted to the farms ponds and woods and there is the opportunity to spot different varieties of animals and birds such as woodpeckers, kingfishers and even perhaps the occasional badger or fox. A short stroll from your holiday cottage is the ancient carp pond used by monks in the12th cent (one of the oldest such ponds in the country & featured on a T.V. programme). It is now set aside as a nature pond and there are often ducks and the occasional heron. The neighbouring pond is used for coarse fishing, restocked during 2010 with rudd, tench and carp (tench up to 3 lbs and carp up to 10 lbs). Holidaymakers usually catch lots of fish. The ponds are an attractive venue for picnics. There is a footpath/lane through the farms woods and circular walks, linking up with local footpaths. The lane leading from the farm takes one down a picturesque walk through the Coombe Valley and to the beach at Duckpool.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Morwenstow in Holsworthy

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bathroom with bath, overhead shower, washbasin, toilet
  • En suite bathroom with bath, overhead shower, washbasin & toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed
  • Bedroom 1 has 1 double bed. Cot. Linen inclusive.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Cot supplied. Bed linen. electric and central heating are supplied free. T.V. (40 inch widescreen) & DVD. No pets.

Reviews

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Cottage Under 2 Miles To A Sandy Beach
average rating of 2.5 based on 2 reviews
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Not as shown!

  • 1 of 5

Not met by the owner at any time.Cottage has a damp atmosphere....even bedcovers feel slightly damp,not good.No wardrobe despite one shown in photo of bedroom.I "hung" a few items of clothing on the novel hatstand/coathanger provided.The "ironing board" was a sorry-looking tabletop contraption.My husband did not unpack his case...there was a dressing table provided but it was not as shown in the photos, once again.And we weren't keen on storing clothes in a damp bedroom.

The cottage was just about clean if you overlook the side of the cooker and kitchen drawer trims that came off in our hand and were sticky with grime.

The surroundings are beautiful but we are taken aback by the images of the cottage shown here in contrast with what we found last week.No patio table and chairs, either, just a decrepit picnic bench.Luckily other family members were renting a nice house in Bude, but I feel for anyone with nowhere else to spend their time.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We don't understand the reason for and are disappointed that the holidaymaker made these comments. The cottage is very comfortably furnished and is as shown in the displayed internal photos and as described in the description. The outdoor table and chairs were replaced with a more substantial bench set and the umbrella is of course kept in the cottage in case of rain. The cottage owner Jonathan says he went to the cottage 4 times during the holidaymakers stay, but the holidaymakers seem to have been absent from the cottage from very early morning to late at night Holidaymakers seem to be generally pleased with the accommodation and we have many repeat bookings for this cottage. Our representative last visited and inspected the cottage in May 2017. Southwest Holiday Cottages Mike.
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Great for Cornwall and Devon

  • 4 of 5

A good base to stay for discovering North Cornwall and Devon with friendly owners on site if needed, in a clean, well maintained and well described listing. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Morwenstow, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Rate 5
2 Sep 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£68
for 3 nights
£159
 
 
Rate 6
6 Jan 2018 - 25 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
£66
for 3 nights
£153
 
 
Rate 7
26 May 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
£113
for 3 nights
£263
 
 
Rate 8
16 Jun 2018 - 17 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£147
for 3 nights
£344
 
 
Rate 9
18 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
£111
for 3 nights
£259
 
 
Rate 10
1 Sep 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
£68
for 3 nights
£159
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
£20
for 1 night
£140
 

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