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Cornish Farm Cottage



Updated: 25-Nov-2016
Cottage in Stibb, Nr. Bude, Cornwall, England - Located At The Edge Of Coombe Valley- An Area Of Outstanding National Beauty And Close To The Beach

Located just a few minutes drive (less than a mile) from the gorgeous beaches of ‘Sandymouth’ and ‘Duckpool’. This 350 years old cottage has lots of character with huge slate flagstones, oak beams and lots more. Indeed it was the setting for children’s fiction novel ‘The Sword watchers’. The spacious lounge has a flat screen TV/DVD, ample seating and an inglenook fireplace keeping it warm and cosy. There is also a snug lounge which provides more space and is perfect for spreading out and enjoying different activities. The kitchen is well equipped with a large range cooker, farmhouse dining-table and everything else you should need including a built in dishwasher. There is also a utility room with a washing machine, which is perfect for storing bikes and surfboards. The cottage has a private lawned garden with patio, and furniture for barbecues after a long day on the beach. There are off-road parking areas for up to three vehicles adjoining the property.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

Amanda was born in Truro and moved to Bude when she was 6 months. She has worked in catering/tourism for over 25 years and her local knowledge can be extremely useful. James came to Sandymouth to milk cows for a year before going to college in 1986. He discovered surfing and never left. He is known for his big-wave surfing exploits and won local surf-contests for several years. In his late 20's he wrote junior fiction novel 'The Swordwatchers' which achieved literary paperback status.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

"We loved staying at Stibb Farm Cottage. It was spacious, comfortable and very homely. Perfect for families. We'll definitely hire it again."

Thomas Family- 2013.

"Had a great time. Thanks for fixing the weather. Garden great for children"

Whittle Family- 2013.

"Very comfortable cottage. Well presented with attention to detail. Lovely scones and cream- a treat on arrival."

Donald Family- 2013.

"As a group there was more than enough space. Garden enclosed to let the babies enjoy. Enjoyed the stay and no problem in recommending"

Dunlop Family- 2013.

"We had a fabulous week. Your cottage is so beautiful. Very comfortable and and homely. We have loved staying here and you are so kind and accommodating. The scones on arrival was a lovely treat and very naughty. We would definitely recommend.

Chaplin Family- 2013.
Jan 2014
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Great cottage - lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

Eight 23/24 year olds rented this cottage for a week in early July and all enjoyed our time immensely. The property was immaculately prepared and cream tea on arrival was greatly appreciated after a long journey from the North. James and Amanda were on hand at all times with either advice on the surf or recommendations for eating out (even including a lift in the 70s Land Rover!). It was our first trip down to Cornwall and unlikely to be the last, as the area provides plenty to see and do, with several great beaches within 15 minutes drive and a number of memorable walks; even the Eden Project is within an hour's drive. Would recommend this cottage to anyone, from groups like ours to families. A 10/10 first trip to Bude!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stibb Farm Cottage

  • 5 of 5

The Cottage was lovely, very spacious, clean and full of character. We loved every little detail, including the toys and games provided in the second reception room - perfect for families with small children. The garden was ideal for young children too.

Stibb was an ideal location, close to the beaches and holiday park, which was within walking distance and available to guests staying at Stibb Farm Cottage - great for rainy days! The owners of Farm Cottage were lovely and went out of their way to make us feel at home. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The nearest beach of Sandymouth offers the best surfing in Cornwall. There is immediate access for walkers to Stowe Woodlands and the coastal path. We can advise on surfing and walking options upon your arrival. The rock-climbing is also reportedly exceptional. A range of outdoor activities companies organize adventurous excursions to meet all requirements. Fishing trips are run from Bude harbour and Clovelly, or you may prefer to simply catch the ferry from Bideford to Lundy Island to watch the wildlife.


The Beach of Sandymouth is within a mile, or is 2-to-3 minutes drive away. You can walk to the beach, but it can be a long, uphill walk at the end of a hot day (you can call in at Sandymouth Holiday Park for a drink on the way back though). Sandymouth offers 2 miles of open sand and surf at low-tide (all the way to Bude). It is backed by jagged cliffs and waterfalls. There is an RNLI lifeguard patrol between May & October to keep you safe. It maintains the highest standards of water quality.


From the M5 Stibb is reached via the A30 to Oakhampton, then follow the signs towards Holsworthy then Bude. Use of a car is recommended, as rural buses can be infrequent. The entire coast is serviced by small shuttle buses however, with the nearest stop being 50 meters from Stibb Farm cottage.


Access to the woodlands of Coombe Valley is pretty much immediate to the village of Stibb.

The small village of Kilkampton is 1 mile from Stibb.

Bude is 3 miles/ 5 minutes by car, or 55 minutes along the cliff-path.

Bideford is 28 miles or 30 minutes drive.

Further Details:

Supermarkets, shopping facilities, banks, restaurants and cafes are all within easy access in the local town of Bude.

There are National Trust properties and estates across Cornwall which we can provide more information on upon arrival.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 8
29 Oct 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 9
18 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 7
11 Feb 2017 - 17 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 5
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 6
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 1
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 2
3 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 3
8 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 4
22 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £500

Booking Notes:
We require half of the cost of rental as a deposit upon confirming a booking. The balance would be paid in full 4 weeks prior to arrival. We recommend that all our guests should take out their own holiday insurance.

Changeover Day:
Our change-over-day is Saturday and we require our guests to have left the property by 10 am on Saturday morning at the end of their stay. The property is then available by 3pm on Saturday afternoons. We may be flexible around this in low season.

Notes on prices:
We may take guests for short breaks/ long weekend breaks in low-season by negotiation. This would be around half of the advertised weekly cost.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 25-Nov-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The master bedroom has a small room adjoining with a shower. There is also a family bathroom with bath with shower over and an additional WC on the ground floor.


  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: There are four bedrooms, two double rooms & two twin rooms, one of which has bunk beds.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking. We may accept small, well-behaved dogs, but these must remain downstairs, please enquire first before booking. Stibb Farm Cottage is a non-smoking accommodation. Outside: Patio doors from the lounge lead to an enclosed (south facing) private garden with a lawn ideal. There is a paved patio with furniture for eating breakfast in the sun, or barbecuing in the evening after a long day on the beach. Utility Room: There is also a large utility room with a washing machine, which is perfect for storing bikes and surfboards. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are provided. Other: There is also a small snug lounge

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