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Arch Cottage

£380 - £887 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.


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!

October 2020

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.

October 2020

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Beaches in Bude

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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>

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.

For more information about things to do in Bude, read our Bude blogs here>


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Local events

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

For the first time the Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place in November, featuring Wishbone Ash, Focus and Thorbjorn Risager.

6th - 8th November 2020

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Healey's Cornish Christmas Markets

Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm are hosting the only Christmas market in Cornwall which is set on a working farm. Browse Christmas gifts while soaking up the Christmas atmosphere on the farm. 

Every weekend: 14/11/20 - 20/12/20

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Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Board the Santa Express  bound for Santa's magical grotto. On selected dates between the 8th and 24th December, children and their families can take a ride on the Santa Train to his grotto where they can receive a gift from Santa. There will also be children's entertainment, balloon making, Christmas card colouring and mince pies and mulled wine for the adults!

5th - 24th December 2020

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St Pirans Day Celebrations

Gool Perran Lowen - Happy St Piran's Day in Cornish! 

St Piran's Day, celebrated on March 5th, is the national day of Cornwall, named after one of Cornwall's patron saints. According to legend, St Piran, a 5th century Irish Abbot, was thrown into the sea in Ireland tied to a mill stone; somehow he washed up on the Cornish coast still alive. He made Cornwall his new home and became the patron saint of tin-miners after rediscovering tin smelting. 

Today, Cornwall still celebrates St Piran's Day, with various celebrations held across Cornwall.

5th March 2021

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Boscastle Walking Week

Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, everyone is welcome to join the organised walks for a small fee of £3-£5.  You'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls. Celebrate the history of this stunning scenery as you learn about the famous author Thomas Hardy, who spent a year living in the area. 


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St Endellion Easter Festival

St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days. 


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Bolster Festival

Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach. 


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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. The locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind. 

Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.


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Eden Sessions

A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.


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Tropical Pressure Festival

Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend. 

16th - 18th July 2021

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

From 4th July 2021

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

30th July - 1st August 2021

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.

11th - 15th August 2021

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Bude Carnival

Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition!


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Bude Jazz Festival

Top UK and international jazz, blues, swing and boogie bands make up the Bude Jazz festival, with over 120 events including street parades, late night jam sessions and a dance marquee.

31st August - 3rd September 2021

Newquay Fish Festival

A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!


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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!


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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!

Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!

TBC 2021

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.

Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

Dates throughout December 2020

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Royal Cornwall Show

This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!

June 2022

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Santa's Grotto & Elf Emporium

Meet Father Christmas, decorate gingerbread, make Reindeer food and have a festive day out at the Milky Way Adventure Park near Bude. At the elf emporium, new for 2018, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential. 

5th-6th / 12th-13th December 2020

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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.

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!!