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Modern Bungalow With Country Views

Bedrooms 4
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Bungalow in Widemouth Bay, Nr. Bude, North Cornwall, England - Safe, Quiet Position, 5 Minutes Walk To The Beach

Rockford is situated very close to Widemouth Bay, an excellent beach for surfing, rock-pooling and picnics, offering enjoyment to all age groups. The local coastal scenery is stunning with easy access to the North Cornwall footpath and the nearby town of Bude provides a wide range of shops and tourist facilities. The property comfortably sleeps 9 in 4 bedrooms and has 3 bathrooms, a relaxing lounge and a large kitchen/diner. The rear garden offers a safe area for children with a large patio providing open views across fields. There is an external shower unit at the rear. A garage provides room for storage of items like wet suits and beach gear. The front driveways can accommodate 3 parked vehicles and a small additional patio is good for catching late evening sunshine. White linen is provided in all bedrooms and there is heating available throughout the property. The road is quiet with minimal traffic and the property is very easy for young and old alike.

Property Manager
Richard Scourse
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
24 March, 2018

About Richard Scourse

My wife and I live in Somerset. We met in Cornwall and have always spent time in Cornwall each year. We love the coastline and granite landscapes inland. The climate, the scenery and culture make the county a very distinctive place for holidays. We are both retired schoolteachers and appreciate just how rewarding seaside holidays can be for families, giving them time to relax together in a special place.

We spend time with our own extended family at Rockford each year and the beach, Bude and the surrounding area are very special for all of us. We hope that visitors will enjoy the area and the house as much as we do!

Richard Scourse purchased this bungalow in 2006

Why Richard Scourse chose Widemouth Bay

My wife and I spent our childhood and teenage holidays in Cornwall and grew to love the north coast and its beaches and cliff scenery. The Bude area is very accessible from our home in Somerset and also very unspoiled with quiet rolling countryside as well as the superb coastline. When the opportunity arose to buy a bungalow in a quiet road 5 minutes from Widemouth beach we had no hesitation! Since then we have significantly modernised the bungalow increasing the number of bedrooms from 2 to 4 and building a vaulted kitchen-diner. The property is conveniently located only 2 miles south of Bude with its many shops and supermarket plus its own distinctive small town character, still largely unspoiled by the influx of summer tourists.

What makes this bungalow unique

The bungalow is a wonderful place for a holiday with our extended family. Apart from surfing, rock-pooling and beach games the area offers walking, adventure sports, visits to National Trust and English Heritage sites and there are many attractive restaurants and cafes for eating out. The property is a superb place for a family to relax and escape from the frenetic pace of normal working life and offers good facilities in good or poor weather. The rear garden is a favourite place especially on windy days.

Rockford is very convenient for children with its external patio shower for the removal of Widemouth sand and the safe, secure garden. Elderly folk find it suitable as it is all on one floor providing easy access. It possesses all the usual domestic services and plenty of parking space.

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We have had a wonderful holiday in all respects. Rockford is wonderfully equipped and designed". (Visitor from Berkhamsted)

"The accommodation is great, all facilities well provided; the garden is great for small children and the teenagers loved the sea and the surf". (from Yeovil)

"Lovely place, lots of space, a great location. What else could you wish for? The accommodation is great and it was a nice surprise to be greeted by scones and cream - never had that before!" (Lithuania)
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Widemouth Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Ensure external doors have a key in the lock overnight. Ensure all keys are returned to rack on departure. Turn off lights incl. external garage (2)
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom 1 contains a bath/shower over, wc and handbasin; Bathroom 2 contains a bath/shower over, wc and handbasin; Bathroom 3 contains a walk-in shower, wc and handbasin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Double can be divided into 2 single twin beds
    Bedroom 4 - 3 Single Bed , 2 singles are as bunk beds
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 9 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a standard double bed; Bedroom 2 with standard double bed with travel cot ; Bedroom 3 with a king size double bed which can be split into 2 twin beds with travel cot; Bedroom 4 with bunk beds and a single bed.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking is permitted inside the property. The heating is provided by night-storage heaters and is not usually required in summer. Pets are allowed as long as they are house-trained, well controlled and in date for flea control . No pets are allowed in bedrooms. Children and elderly people have no difficulty in moving about the property. Information about the services available in the property are forwarded to every tenant in advance of a holiday. Outside: The front garden consists of a small lawn between a double and single driveway. The double drive is separated from a small patio by an ornamental wall and gate. There is an external tap on the single drive next to the garage. The rear patio is large with an external heated shower for those returning from the beach, 2 patio tables and 10 chairs. There is a lawn bounded by wooden fencing and a field bank which provide security, privacy and shelter. The rear garden is very safe for children and has access to the kitchen/diner and to the hall adjacent to bedroom 2. There is a barbecue available. The rear garden is an excellent place for relaxing at all times but particularly if there are strong winds. The rear garden is sunny during the day and the front patio catches the evening sun. Utility Room: Small Utility Room housing vacuum cleaner, iron and ironing board. The Garage contains washing-machine and tumble-drier and a fridge-freezer. There is an additional sink and draining board in the garage with worktop and storage space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Linen is included. Towels are included for house use but not for beach use. The property is always cleaned between holiday lets. Some cleaning materials are available if needed. Optional housekeeping available with extra charge.


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Modern Bungalow With Country Views
average rating of 4.714286 based on 8 reviews
Basingstoke, Hants


  • 5 of 5

A lovely home with a secure garden. The grandchildren loved it here and it felt so comfortable. Everything you could need was here - will definitely come again

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The security of the garden is an asset appreciated by many including our own daughters and their families - especially sheltered on windy days and a safe place for well behaved dogs.
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Nice bungalow in fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Nice bungalow - small bedrooms could do with some cupboard space. Everything else you need is there and the beautiful beach is a 5 minute walk away. We had a lovely holiday there.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Bungalow

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, well equipped, clean and comfortable bungalow with great views over the surrounding countryside and only a short walk to both dog friendly and dog free beaches. The Bay View Hotel does lovely food and is within walking distance if you want a drink. Elements Itallian Restaurant is a great place to eat and the food is delicious.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We try to provide a wide range of kitchen equipment to meet all needs. Our own family enjoy meals in the kitchen-diner with a great view over open countryside. There are relatively few dog friendly beaches in the summer period and Widemouth south is very popular for this reason. It is also a clean and well managed beach.
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Home from home

  • 4 of 5

Very enjoyable had all amenities and such a wonderful location ie private garden,near the beach, warm outdoor shower after surfing,lovely beach cafe and local shop with Post Office and selling fresh fish and in evenings Fish n' Chips and finally Bude only a couple of miles away and with coastal and rural walks available Have been staying at Rockford for over 30 years! And never tiring of this holiday bungalow.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to see that yet another group renting Rockford have had a good holiday and found the bungalow homely and comfortable. The private garden is an asset when the days are windy and the nearby shops and cafes have improved the quality of service significantly in recent years. We continually strive to keep the property in good condition and try to respond quickly to any suggestions for improvement made by visiting renters.
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Ideal property close to beach

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for the wonderful time we had at Rockford. The house was really lovely, so well equipped and spacious. We loved the large kitchen/dining-room and the beds were extremely comfortable. The outdoor shower was much appreciated as we were in the sea every day. We really enjoyed our week at Widemouth Bay and didn't want to leave! Many thanks and I hope we will be able to come to Rockford again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: August 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted that Rockford was so suitable. Many parties of up to 10 people enjoy the proximity to the beach and the facilities available at Rockford
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Rockford: A great holiday property

  • 5 of 5

I cannot recommend this house strongly enough. It has everything you need as a family: decent garden, good kitchen (with plenty of dishes/saucepans/glasses etc), bbq, and sufficient bathrooms. We've stayed in holiday houses where we've all been on top of each other, but there is plenty of space for everyone here with a spacious kitchen opening out to the garden and the good sized sitting-room set apart from the kitchen (which my husband appreciated to get some quiet). The owners and property manager were available to answer all our questions. You are also within walking distance of the fantastic Widemouth Bay as well as a really good pub and a fantastic tea shop for the obligatory cream tea, which means you are not constantly packing up the car with gear in the morning and filling it with sand in the afternoon. Bude is a short distance away for a more varied day out and to do a major shop (there is a Morrisons, a Co-op and a Sainsburys) or pick something up at the chemist. For a dog-friendly, child-friendly beach holiday you can't beat it.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The kitchen-diner frequently attracts favourable comments especially as it links easily to the rear patio. People like the sitting area at the end of the kitchen-diner with its own TV and views across fields through the picture window. The property has appeal for all age groups with everything on one level inside.
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Nearest Airport
125 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Miles
Bay View Inn
Nearest Ferry
50 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1000 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Widemouth Manor
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Widemouth Bay
Car: necessary


Widemouth Bay beach is a 5 minute walk from the property. The beach is 2 kms wide and sandy with low cliffs and rocky areas to the north and south. Surfing is very popular at this beach with some competitions from time to time. The beach is controlled by a team of RNLI life guards throughout the summer and also for the Easter period and for the weekends up to and including the half term week in the autumn. There is a large car park at the beach with a cliff-top café.


Use of a car is recommended. There is a bus service in the summer giving access to Bude and Boscastle but this is not very frequent. The nearest airport is at Bristol (120 miles) with a smaller airport at Exeter (46 miles). Continental ferries dock at Plymouth (36 miles) with sailings from France and Spain. A car is valuable for visiting other attractions in Cornwall such as Tintagel, Padstow and the Eden Project.


Bude is 2.5 miles to the north. (For shops, cafés, restaurants, golf etc)

Boscastle is 12 miles to the south. (Picturesque coastal village and harbour)

Tintagel is 14 miles to the south. (Famous King Arthur's castle on island)

Clovelly is 17 miles to the north. (Old coastal village and harbour)

The Eden Project is 35 miles to the south. (For aspects of global conservation)

Plymouth is 36 miles to the south-east. (Naval history)

Newquay is 43 miles to the south. (Famous resort)

Further Details:

The old canal inland from Bude has been restored and turned into a very attractive area with cafés along the quayside, a nature reserve and a lovely walk along the old tow path inland for about 2 miles where there is a modern restaurant (The Weir) built in the last 2 years with a fishing lake and wildlife interactive display.

At Widemouth Bay the Bay View Inn is very popular as a local pub offering an attractive range of meals.

A new restaurant "Elements" lies on the Cliff top between Widemouth Bay and Bude and provides a very attractive menu (especially Italian) for eating out as does the Widemouth Manor only about a mile away.

Bude provides adventure training facilities (very popular with younger age groups) in surfing, canoeing, kayaking and coasteering and courses are run throughout the March to October period. In addition Bude has a Leisure Centre and indoor swimming pool.

As well as the coastal footpath there are many other pleasant walks available including a link across local fields to the canal and Weir café. To the south, 16 miles away, is the head of the Camel estuary cycleway which terminates in Padstow and passes through Wadebridge where cycle hire can be arranged.

Bude has banks, chemists and many tourist shops and cafes. Morrisons have a large supermarket there and Sainsbury also have a supermarket. Doctors and dentists are available and there is a minor injuries hospital at nearby Stratton just across the A39.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday bungalow in Widemouth Bay, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter 2018
9 Apr 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
April 2018
14 Apr 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late April
28 Apr 2018 - 4 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Early May 2018
5 May 2018 - 11 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Mid May 2018
12 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Late May 2018
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early June 2018
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Later June 2018
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early July 2018
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
July 2018
7 Jul 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid July 2018
14 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer 2018
21 Jul 2018 - 24 Aug 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late August 2018
25 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
September 2018
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be arranged at any time. An initial deposit of 30% is required to secure the booking and the balance has to be paid not later than 6 weeks before the start of the holiday period UNLESS a booking is made within 6 weeks of a holiday in which case the booking fee has to be paid after securing the dates of the holiday. All bookings are subject to a £100 refundable breakage deposit. To date, this has always been refunded by 14 days after departure. A phone discussion is essential.

Changeover Day:
Changeover Day is FRIDAY. Arrivals are from 3pm and departure must be before 10am on the final morning.

Notes on prices:
Prices are mainly governed by school holiday dates in England and, of course, by the time of year!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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