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Widemouth Bay, 300m from the sandy beach, child friendly (No pets allowed)

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,033 sq. ft.
Property type bungalow
Minimum Stay 5 - 6 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Bungalow in Widemouth Bay, Bude, Cornwall, England - Close Enough To Easily Walk To The Beach But Away From The Coastal Road

'Tanglin' is a detached 3 bedroom bungalow on a quiet side road. It has a large garden ensuring a degree of privacy. Its bedrooms are at the back of the house guaranteeing an undisturbed sleep for younger children. There are 'sea glimpses' rather than sea views from all of the bedrooms. It is set back far enough from the road to give driveway parking for 2 large cars though it is possible to enjoy a holiday without ever driving anywhere until it's time to leave. Neighbouring properties have been described by Estate Agents as being "a stone's throw" or 200m from the beach though we have measured it at 300m to the shoreline and timed it about 3 minutes walk. The map shows its position accurately!

Tim Woolcock
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

About Tim Woolcock

We are a family of 5 living in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. We have 3 school age children and we fit our own holidays in Tanglin around bookings as they come in.

Why Tim Woolcock chose Widemouth Bay

Tim's grandparents bought Tanglin as a holiday home in the mid 1970s and it has been in the family ever since.

We have been enjoying the benefits of their foresight ever since. There have been many properties built in Widemouth since but few have that perfect balance of closeness to beach and privacy. We used to enjoy staying in Tanglin as a couple but since having children of our own, we have come to appreciate its location and layout even more so.

What makes this bungalow unique

We have enjoyed staying in Tanglin as a couple and as a family with growing children we have come to appreciate its location even more so. How many other places can you realistically carry children home all the way from the beach and then be sure that they will sleep soundly without being disturbed by strange noises in the night? Now that the children are slightly older, we enjoy walking together to Bude along the coast path or across the fields and then following the restored canal on windier days. Perhaps stopping off at 'Elements' or the 'Weir Cafe/restaurant' on the way home.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had an amazing week of weather and Tanglin was perfectly positioned to just enjoy the gorgeous beach and the sea. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Widmouth Bay, which gave us a memorable holiday for our little 2 year old who loved the huge lawn, the beach, the rock pools, etc etc! (July 2012)

Tanglin was fantastic! It lived up to our recollections and more. Our stay was extremely comfortable and the Scrabble and recipe book [ scones ] helped on the rainy days! Didn’t stop us getting to the beach though. (July 2012)

.....not the most imposing property to arrive at, but my goodness, without a doubt the best equipped and certainly the cleanest and most comfortable we've stayed in. It was lovely, and the position couldn't be much more perfect, whatever the weather. (Sept 2011)
Mar 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday bungalow in Widemouth Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • bungalow
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1033 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Sorry, we only let to family groups / couples.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
  • Family
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Family Bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , French Windows to Garden
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Bunk beds (3' wide) and cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps up to 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed Bedroom 2 - 2 single beds Bedroom 3 - Bunk beds & cot
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Strictly no smoking Strictly no pets A small cellar with a very low ceiling opens out onto the garden and may be used for the storage of surfboards etc. Beach windbreaks, buckets and spades etc. are also stored here for the use of guests. Outside: Large garden with wooden picnic table (kept outdoors) 6 plastic garden chairs kept indoors (2 of which are reclining) Small barbecue available for use (stored in cellar) Utility Room: (Broom Cupboard in kitchen) Dyson vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board, laundry basket, clothes airer etc. Lounge diner. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen is included Please bring your own towels (towel hire may be possible, please ask) Tanglin is professionally cleaned between guests with beds made up ready. Other: Large hallway providing lots of space for coats, shoes, boots etc. Garden furniture is also stored here.


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Widemouth Bay, 300m from the sandy beach, child friendly (No pets allowed)
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews

We thought the website listing for your house was entirely accurate, and we were very satisfied.

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The cottage was exactly as described in the advert. Its so nice getting ready for the beach in the house then wandering 100 yards to start swimming and surfing. Then back "home" to shower n change and a spot of lunch. As the beach is so near you can go surfing in the afternoon too.

We found a few pubs nearby and the food was most excellent and the staff very welcoming.

The key arrived just before the holiday, this was obviously well organised. Also just before the holiday a long email arrived, stating exactly what is supplied as part of the holiday and what you need to bring.

As this cottage is only 4 hours away, I'll certainly book again.

So a big thank you to Tim and Emma

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
350 Metres
Beach House
Nearest Golf
3.3 Miles
Bude and North Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
28.5 Miles
Nearest Motorway
64 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
350 Metres
Beach House
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Widemouth Bay (North)
Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Surfing tuition is available from 3 surf schools that operate on the beach.


3 minutes walk to the sandy beach of Widemouth Bay. The beach is recommended in the MCS Good Beach Guide and offers great surfing (particularly for beginners) sand and rock pools.


Widemouth Bay is approximately 60 miles from the end of the M5 motorway at Exeter (Junction 31)

Use of a car is recommended to arrive by and depart with but facilities are close enough to mean that there is no need to drive during your stay.

Regular local buses stop at the end of the road if you wanted to go to Bude without walking or driving.


To the North:

Bude - approx 3 miles

Clovelly - 20 miles

To the South:

Boscastle - 12 miles

Tintagel - 16 miles

Port Isaac (Doc Martin's village) 23 miles

Wadebridge - 25 miles (place to hire bikes and explore The Camel Trail)

Padstow - 33 miles


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:

Changeover day is generally Saturday though there may some some scope for a later start/earlier end, please ask!

We let our holiday home to family groups / couples only and reserve the right to decline any booking requests.
NO SMOKING and NO PETS - sorry, no exceptions.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is generally Saturday.
There is some flexibility though, particularly outside of school holidays, please ask!

Minimum stay length is 5 nights

Notes on prices:
Electricity is supplied by £1 slot meter - non profit making, just to encourage responsible energy usage.

Discounts are generally available on stays longer than 1 week - please ask.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.