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Arch Cottage

£399 - £930 per week

Arch Cottage is a delightful, 200 year old traditional Cornish home, which has been lovingly restored to create an extremely cosy and friendly place to stay in Bude. This pretty, well-appointed and unique cottage, which has been in the same family for a few generations, will make you feel instantly at home. Many of the original features have been preserved, which all adds to its immense character, identity and individuality. You will see that every detail has been thought of to ensure your stay is an enjoyable and happy one. Arch Cottage is such a wonderful place to stay to enjoy Bude and the surrounding areas.

Arch Cottage is a lovely holiday home set in an ideal location and is just a few minutes' walk from Bude town centre where you will find a variety of restaurants, cafes, shops and the larger beaches of Summerleaze and Crooklets. The location here is just perfect for everyone as it's ideal for easy strolls to the beach, the town and the canal side with the nature reserve, golf, tennis, squash courts, bowling green, the museum, art galleries, all providing lots to see and do. The cottage is situated just a stone's throw from two pubs and all the cafes, eateries and workshops dotted along the Wharf. There are also many places to visit by car such as Hartland, Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel and Padstow all of which are well within an hour's drive. The list is endless and we think you'll love this cottage, it really is an ideal holiday destination for all interests and adventures.


from the front door leading into a hallway with doors to sitting room and cloakroom.

Sitting room

corner sofa, window seat, electric fire and Smart TV.


WC and basin.

Kitchen/dining area

microwave oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV, table and chairs.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, Smart TV.

Bedroom 3

single bed.

Shower room

shower, WC and basin.

Outdoor area

enclosed private courtyard, patio table and chairs, shed for storage.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome.


Beautiful cottage ample parking spotlessly clean beds really comfortable Perfect location you can watch netflix if you subscribe to it I already do so just put my pass word in ! Just a few minutes walk to the sea and a lovely flat canal walk just opposite you can take your pick ! Bude is a lovely place

October 2021

A perfect cottage, close to beach, town and restaurants. Comfortable, warm and well equipped, we love it and return every year.

October 2021

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Holidays in Bude

Bude is a coastal town in the north of Cornwall, situated at the mouth of the river Neet. There are a number of excellent beaches in and around the town, such as Summerleaze and Crooklets, as well as Widemouth Bay a little further south.

Bude has so much to offer, including a fabulous town with a wide selection of independent shops, cafes and restaurants. In addition, visitors can meander along Bude Canal, or enjoy a gentle cruise in a pedal boat or kayak, observing the beautiful area from a different angle. The town is home to the historic Bude Sea Pool and The Castle Bude, both a must if you are in the area. 

For those who enjoy walking, the South West Coast Path can be easily access from Bude, head south in the direction of Crackington Haven or North towards Morwenstow. You’ll be blown away by the stunning scenery and breathtaking views along the coastline.

With so much on the doorstep, it’s the perfect destination for a holiday by the sea!

Top tip

Take a dip in the historic Bude Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach!

Beaches in Bude

Crooklets Beach

At low tide, a large expanse of golden sand is exposed, along with rocky outcrops which are great for rock pooling. The beach can be reached by a short walk over Summerleaze Down or down the hill from the town centre. Crooklets is very popular with surfers, but also perfect for families, with great facilities including a large car park, beach café, skate park, showers, and pubs close by. Dogs are welcome on this beach except between 15th May and 30 September, 10am to 6pm when a seasonal dog ban is in place.

Summerleaze Beach

Boasting the iconic Sea Pool, and only a five minute walk from the centre of Bude, Summerleaze Beach is Bude’s central hub of sand, surf and sun. It’s the first port of call for many visitors. Clean, safe and easy on the eye, Summerleaze Beach is a big hit with surfers, sun-bathers and families. However, it is the sheer variety of activities that mark Summerleaze as arguably one of the best beaches in Cornwall for outdoor pursuits and water sports. Dogs are welcome but must be on leads from 21st May to 30th September from 10am-6pm.

Widemouth Bay Beach

Stretching across one and a half miles of golden sands, Widemouth Bay is divided into two halves, the North beach and the South beach, separated by a natural barrier of rock known as Black Rock. As the tide retreats, amazing rock formations are exposed - perfect for rock-pooling!

Northcott Mouth Beach

Three miles North of Bude, is the small rocky beach Northcott Mouth, owmed by the National Trust. As the tide drops, the beach opens up to expansive sand with rock pools dotted all around - perfect for exploring. Dogs welcomed all year round. 

Sandymouth Beach

Four miles North of Bude is the National Trust beach, Sandymouth. Backed by sweeping cliffs, this large sandy beach is popular all year round, especially with dog owners as it welcomes dogs year round. 

For more beaches to explore in the area, check out our blog on beaches in Bude >

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Things to do in Bude

Bude Castle

A castle built on sand! Built around 1830, the castle was formally the home of Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It is now a heritage centre with exhibitions about Bude and Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. 

Bude Bike Hire

Explore the surroundings of Bude on two wheels. A good selection of bikes are available for hire which suit all ages and most abilities.

Bude Sea Pool

Opened in 1930, this partially man-made tidal swimming pool in the rocks of Summerleaze Beach provides a lovely, safe place to swim when the sea is rough, or when it’s calm! The pool is open all year round, but of course depends on the state of the tide!

Surfing and watersports

Based near Summerlaze beach, Bude Surfing Experience provide water sports equipment hire and water sports lessons. Why not give surfing or stand up paddle-boarding a go?

Alternatively, Freewave Surf Academy at Widemouth Bay offers surfing, coasteering and SUP lessons, whilst Big Blue Surf School offers a range of surfing lessons, from complete beginners to advanced.

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Beautiful cottage ample parking spotlessly clean beds really comfortable Perfect location you can watch netflix if you subscribe to it I already do so just put my pass word in ! Just a few minutes walk to the sea and a lovely flat canal walk just opposite you can take your pick ! Bude is a lovely place

Perfect cottage, perfect location; an ideal base for seeing the local area and elsewhere in Cornwall. The cottage provided us with everything we needed.

A perfect cottage, close to beach, town and restaurants. Comfortable, warm and well equipped, we love it and return every year.

Very enjoyable stay at Arch Cottage my first time, would definitely consider staying again great location and holiday.

From the moment we walked through the door, you could see and smell how clean the cottage was, instantly making you relax into your holiday. We were a group of four with 2 dogs, there was plenty of room, plenty of utensils, the beds, bedding and towels were all outstanding! The information pack and instructions were helpful. It truly was an amazing find. And location wise… wow! We didn’t use the car all week, we could walk everywhere ??.

Arch cottage is beautiful in a fantastic location very quirky but really lovely. Spotlessly clean and well cared for. Would highly recommend it. Easy access to the beach, canal and town.

Arch Cottage is perfectly placed in Bude close to the beach, canal, shops and other amenities which Bude has to offer. The Falcon and Brendon Arms hotels, serving good quality meals, are almost on the doorstep. The cottage is comfortable, very well equipped and has been tastefully refurbished to a high standard without losing it's character as an old cottage. Aspects Holidays, the agent, are very efficient, helpful and supportive. We would recommend this cottage to anyone planning a holiday in Bude.

Louise and John. September 2021.

You will not be disappointed with this cottage all round it has all what you need from a holiday cottage .

Everything was great, the location was excellent and everywhere was immaculately clean and felt very homely. You don’t need to use the car unless you leave Bude and we would recommend the ice cream kiosk next to the Olive Tree restaurant. The whole cottage had a lovely feel to it and we had the best weather too. The courtyard garden was lovely and shady to sit in of an evening after a hot sunny day on the beach. We have already booked for next year and can’t wait to be back.

This was our second visit within a 9 month period and we have booked again for next year. The cottage is pretty, comfortable, well equipped and a stone’s throw from the canal that leads onto the beach. There is plenty to do in and around Bude, a relaxing and enjoyable holiday. We (and the dog) love it.

Arch cottage is a cosy little cottage in central Bude. It’s location is very convenient and was spotless on arrival. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Arch Cottage is in a great position in Bude with everything you will need to have a lovely time.

Excellent location Beach canal walks and shops and only took car off driveway once to go to main morrissons supermarket Was lovely to have own car park spaces and everything was just perfect Cottage was spotless clean and could not fault anything

Arch cottage is a beautiful cottage so so clean with everything you could possibly need and only a few minutes walk from the beach and canal walks. We were delighted with it and can’t wait for our next holiday there in September.

Spotlessly clean, lovely place and homely. Everything we could need. Close to the canal - so fishing for my husband was just across the road. Close to the sea for me, walks on the doorstep, the town within easy reach. An ideally placed home. Loved it sooo much, we came home and booked another holiday in the cottage for next year.. Looking forward to returning!

Arch Cottage is a really lovely, comfortable place to stay. The location suited us perfectly, very near the beach and within easy walking distance of Bude town centre. Walks beside the canal were perfect for our elderly dog too.

We love Arch Cottage have stayed there for several years, brilliant location close to beach, town, restaurants and has parking which is always a plus. Already booked in for next year!

Arch Cottage is a very pretty and well equipped cottage, very close to Bude centre. Parking is provided. The cottage is very close to the beach, lovely cafes and the town centre. There is no need to travel far (or, indeed, at all) if you don’t want to. It was extremely clean and tidy and the furnishings were all very comfortable (lovely bedding and a comfortable bed). No corners have been cut. I would go again in a heartbeat, Bude is a lovely destination and we were really impressed with the cottage.

First class situation with off road parking. Unfortunately our weather wasn’t brilliant but we did manage good walks each day and with only a short walk to the shops and eateries. We were most impressed with the COVID-19 precautions in the house and throughout Bude as a whole. It’s a pity the rest of the country isn’t so vigilant.

We should have visited in April but managed to re-book for last week. We will no doubt book again.

We thoroghly enjoyed our holiday here. The beds were extremely comfortable, including the singles which in some holiday homes can be a bit hit and miss. Location was excellent for beaches and canals. Overall we all loved this cottage and can recommend it to anyone.

Arch Cottage is a well-equipped, comfortable, clean, home. It has parking for 2 cars and is in an excellent location in the centre of Bude.

Cottage is in a superb location, handy for beach, pub, town and with off road parking. It is very cosy and extremely well equipped with dishwasher, washing machine etc and even Netflix on the tv.

It was spotlessly clean on arrival and we were provided with comprehensive instructions for all the appliances. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was a good size with an excellent shower. Even the oven/hob instruction cards provided by the owner were written with a sense of humour and made us smile.

We would thoroughly recommend Arch Cottage and will certainly book it again as we have holidayed many times in Bude and will return.

Alan & Marcia Rich (Derby) September 2020

Cottage is quirky but well equipped and well located. We had a fantastic family holiday in Bude and would stay again if we were to go to Bude again. 10 mins walk to town or beach. Lovely pub a few doors up from cottage.

Highly recommend, beautiful place and everything you need cosy comfy, home from home literally. Cannot wait to stay again.

We enjoyed our holiday at Arch cottage. Great location. Everything was clean and tidy. This was our second visit.

Arch cottage is perfect for location and comfort, we have been coming for several years which is the best recommendation I can give, booked for next year already.

The cottage was in a really good location. It was great being so close to the canal and within walking distance to the town. It was also good having the pub so close by.

Arch Cottage is wonderful - extremely comfortable, and really good value for money. Next door but one to a very good pub and very close to town without being too close. I thoroughly recommend it to you.

Excellent location, cosy. clean and comfy, all facilities within easy walking distance, beach, canal, shops, pubs, restaurants. parking for at least two vehicles. private sunny courtyard with garden furniture. Would definitely reccomend and hope to return.

Perfect cottage, within walking distance of all Bude has to offer, especially the beach! Would recommend to anyone.

Arch cottage is lovely, we stayed as a family of 4 with 2 teenagers. Everything you could need was provided, the cottage was well equipped, there is a parking space and it is so close to everything in Bude, 10 minutes max walk to the beach and town, I would recommend it to anyone.

This is a fabulous cottage with everything that you need for a great 'home from home' holiday. The garden to the rear of the property is quite the sun trap and a gorgeous place to relax.

There were only 2 of us in the cottage so there was plenty of room but I would have no hesitation in booking for 4 people as the cottage is pretty spacious. The bedrooms are really comfortable, light and airy and there is masses of storage space. We absolutely loved the location and there is so much to do quite literally from the doorstep - no need for the car really. A little gem in a lovely little town.

Very welcoming and immaculate property. Did not need to use the car all week due to close proximity to canal, beach and town. Really appreciated use of wetsuits and bodyboards in outhouse.

A very comfortable and well situated property with good outside space

Loved our stay in Bude. Possibly the friendliest Cornish resort we've visited. So many dog friendly cafe, shops, walks and people!! Arch cottage was a quirky home from home and we enjoyed our stay there, sad to leave the area.

Arch cottage is located centrally in Bude right next to the canal and was a perfect starting point for walks and tours. Very good restaurants directly in the neighborhood. And when we had a very rainy day it offered a cozy retreat. The little garden behind the cottage is also useful.

Arch cottage is in a very good location, close to Summerleaze beach and canal. The property is a little quirky in character , but clean and comfortable with all equipment that one would expect , bedrooms are very comfortable . Dog owners should note that there is not enclosed access to the rear courtyard garden. Easy parking space for 2 cars and my family appreciated the kind invitation to use the wet suits and boards in the garden shed.

Beautiful holiday home, great location, very clean, fully equipped even use of beach equipment, great sun trap garden. 5 min walk to town, canal, restaurants and beach. You could spend a week without using the car. Especially liked the Deck for evening meals wonderful service and very friendly, food amazing. gate lock tea rooms on the quay for breakfast and cakes Yum, walking the Canal in the evening and watching the Herons feed. And the hundreds of birds that come back at night to their nests in the trees behind the cottage truly spectacular,

Fantastic home from home, had everything you could want or need and spotlessly clean. Loved watching the birds at the feeder in the back garden. Very well situated for local amenities and the beach and canal.

Our family of five had a very enjoyable and cosy holiday in Arch cottage. It was quiet , clean and well presented. Being centrally located and only a short walk from the beach meant that we were out for a lot of the time enjoying the fabulous views , fresh air and messing about on the water. A highly recommendable place to stay.

Great location, close to canal and access into town and to the beaches and coastal walks. The Cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean. 3 good size bedrooms, a kitchen diner and comfy lounge. Some good pubs and eating establishments within easy walking distance. Very helpful Visitor Information centre just across the road and a local Aspects office close at hand.

Bude really does take some beating!!