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Charming Cottage With Boat Beside Bude Canal, Close To Beaches And Town

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedroom dog friendly house next to canal

Mallards is a high standard holiday cottage which is ideal for a stay with family or friends. Converted from an historic building it offers spacious and flexible accommodation. You can sit and relax on the waterside terrace, or enjoy a leisurely row along the canal, but if you need more action there is a huge choice of things to do locally and in the surrounding area. Bude has some of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall and Widemouth Bay is just a short drive away. The beaches, town centre and other recreational facilities are within walking distance so you don't need to drive anywhere if you don't want to, and older children can be largely independent. Much of the coastal countryside nearby is open to the public and offers stunning coastal views and walks. The furnishings and equipment are of a high standard and the cottage is regularly used by the owner.

Visit our webpage at http://www.mallardsbude.co.uk

More Details

David Durant
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 April, 2018

About David Durant

We live in Woodford Green Essex with our two daughters and Staffie, Molly.

Prior to purchasing Mallards in 2013 we rented it many times over the preceding 7 years.

We have continued the services of the excellent housekeeper to ensure the previous high standards we enjoyed are maintained for us and our guests.

We and our extended family continue to use it as a holiday homes whenever we can and therefore have made it a home from home which we hope our guests enjoy as much as we do.

David and Janine


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bude in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
    Shower room 2 - Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Main bathroom on 1st floor has a full size corner bath, large wash basin, WC & bidet. Separate shower room on 1st floor next to the bathroom. Thermostatic controls. Shower room on ground floor with shower enclosure, thermostatic controls, WC & wash basin.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 1 double bed Bedroom 2 - 1 large double bed, 1 single bed Bedroom 3 - 2 single bed Bedroom 4 - 1 single bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • forests
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Further details indoors: spacious accommodation * max. occupancy 8,. * split-level kitchen / dining room with range cooker and large fridge. * large lounge with canal views, comfortable seating, flat-sceen TV and writing table. * first floor bedroom has easy access to bathroom / WC. * dogs allowed (though must be confined to the ground floor). * frequently used by the owner so much better equipped and furnished than most holiday homes. * sheltered location and central heating are ideal for use all year round. Further details outdoors: * parking for up to 3 cars beside the house. * waterside terrace with views of the canal and nature reserve. * rowing boat available. Outside: Rowing boat. Teak bench and table set plus additional chairs on the waterside terrace. Outdoor warm water shower. The driveway and car park are shared with permanently resident neighbours, so their privacy and right to peace and quiet must be respected at all times. Mallards is not suitable for noisy parties or large gatherings of family or friends. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer. Towels / Linen Linen and towels for hire, £8 per set. Other: Dining area: large pine dining table seating 8. Two armchairs.. High chair and cot available.


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Charming Cottage With Boat Beside Bude Canal, Close To Beaches And Town
average rating of 5.0 based on 2 reviews

Fabulous place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

We had a beautiful week staying at Mallards!

The cottage is warm & cosy, well equipped, clean and in a fabulous location.

5-10 mins walk away from pubs, beach & other places to visit. We loved 'The Olive Tree' & would highly recommend for lunch, dinner or just for a tea & cake!

There is also a stunning walk to the cliffs & round to the beach which is amazing!

Loved having the use of the row boat - going up & down the canal in the sunshine.

Would highly recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly Peaceful

  • 5 of 5

If you want to park your car and not have to use it again for the entire holiday, this is the perfect property. Mallards is located on a quiet canal with only the ducks and rowers for company, but various entertainments are just a short walk away. The beaches and sea pool for surfing and swimming are just a 10 minute walk from the property, as well as the town centre and a variety of good restaurants. The local coastal paths offer some of the best and most beautiful walking in the country. Mallards was the perfect antidote to the craziness of our workaday lives.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: not necessary


Nearest beach: Bude, 1km Large sandy beach with excellent surfing ten minutes walk (also accessible by rowing boat).


Nearest Airport : Exeter at 100 Kilometres

Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 100 Kilometres

Nearest Train : Exeter at 100 Kilometres

Nearest Motorway : M5 at 100 Kilometres

Car: not necessary


Nearest Bar / pub : Brendon Arms at 400 metres

Nearest Restaurant : Falcon Hotel at 400 metres

Further Details:

North Cornwall is well-known for its superb sandy beaches, great surfing, rocky coves and shoreline to explore at low tide and endless coastal walks with stunning views. Just inland are many wooded valleys and quiet country lanes ideal for walks and cycling and there is a very wide variety of things to see and do.

You couldn't wish to find a more central location for a holiday in the South West of England than Bude. WIth excellent road connections most of Devon and Cornwall can be reached in 1 - 2 hours by car, including the cities of Exeter and Plymouth. Bideford, Clovelly, Hartland, Boscastle, Tintagel, Bodmin Moor, Polzeath and Rock are all 30 - 40 minutes away via the A39 Atlantic Highway.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit payable on booking, balance due 6 weeks before arrival.
Changeover Day: Sunday.

Notes on prices:
Bed linen and towels charged extra at £8 per person
NB: Prices may be subject to change at the advertiser's discretion.
Energy costs and internet access included.
£100 security / cleaning deposit.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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