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Number Eight Canalside
Bude

£697 - £1620 per week
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Number Eight Canalside is a first floor, high end, apartment, which overlooks the Bude Canal, located in the Higher Wharf area of Bude. Dual aspect balconies from the ample living space, provide superb vantage points to enjoy chilled-out, canal side living, in this beautiful holiday home. Watch the swans, ducks, rowing boats, fishermen and walkers, from your own private balcony, which has a cute bistro table and chairs to enjoy a drink, snacks, and a good book in the sunshine. The living space is open plan, light and airy and enjoy views from the balconies, in both directions, of the canal and across to the tow path and Bude town. This spacious apartment has been appointed to a high standard throughout and is the perfect holiday home haven.

Alongside the Bude canal is one of the prime locations in Bude, there is always something lovely to watch be it ducks, swans, peddle boats, relaxing observing the fishing going on or just the pure reflection of light from the water, always a beautiful spot to lift the spirits. It is just a short walk to a couple of pubs, a little further on you will reach the Lower Wharf area which has many cafes, bistro, and shops with a Friday farmers market in the busier months with stallholders selling locally grown produce and some interesting crafts. There are tennis and squash courts nearby, walk along towards the breakwater to Summerleaze beach and beyond to the Bude Sea Pool and then followed by Crooklets beach. Bude town centre is under a ten-minute walk for more shops, cafes and many recreational facilities.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Zip and link

Entrance

from allocated parking space into main entrance lobby, internal stairwell leads to the apartment entrance door. Hallway with storage cupboard and doors leading to all rooms.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric double oven and hob, washer/dryer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, Smart TV, two sofas, dining table and four chairs, patio doors leading to:

Balcony

canal side, small balcony with bistro table and two chairs.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, Smart TV, built in wardrobes with hanging space, en suite with enclosed fixed rainhead shower, WC and basin.

Family bathroom

bath with fixed rainhead shower over and shower attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (twin or king), Smart TV, built in cupboard with hanging space and drawers for storage.

Additional information

electric underfloor heating, travel cot and high chair provided, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

No. 8 is a spacious, very well equipped apartment with a view of the canal. The apartment is clean and well presented, and is in a peaceful location although close to beaches and shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

July 2023

Very enjoyable stay in a lovely, clean, modern apartment, within easy walking distance to Bude town centre. Great canal view.

May 2023

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Holidays in Bude

Carrying the title of Cornwall’s northern-most coastal town, Bude is perfectly placed to enjoy some of the north coast’s beautiful beaches and coastal walks.

Bude has so much to offer when it comes to things to do, including a fabulous town with a wide selection of independent shops, cafés, and restaurants – not to mention the wildest live music venue in Cornwall. In addition, visitors can meander along Bude Canal, stretch out on one of the many beaches, 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 accessed from Bude. You’ll be blown away by the stunning scenery and breathtaking views along the coastline – it’s also a great dog-friendly day out!

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

Each with its own character and charm, the beaches in Bude are great whether you’re a swimmer, surfer or sand-snoozer.

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. Clean, safe, and easy on the eye, Summerleaze Beach is a big hit with surfers, sun-bathers, and families. However, it’s the sheer variety of activities that mark Summerleaze as arguably one of the best beaches in Cornwall for outdoor pursuits and watersports so definitely swing by if you love a hands-on holiday.

Crooklets Beach – At low tide, you’ll find a huge expanse of golden sand along with lots of rockpools to explore, making it very popular with families. There’s also decent surf and lots of amenities nearby including a beach café for those all-important ice creams and even a skate park.

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 rockpooling and getting back to nature!

Northcott Mouth Beach – Three miles North of Bude is the small rocky beach Northcott Mouth, which is owned by the National Trust. As the tide drops, the beach opens up to expansive sand with rockpools dotted all around - perfect for exploring with the dog all year round.

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Things to do in Bude

Whether you love spending your time surrounded by the coast or countryside, there are plenty of exciting things to do with the whole family in tow.

Bude Castle

Ordinarily, a castle built on the sand might not seem like the best idea, but Bude Castle has really stood the test of time! Built around 1830, the castle was formally the home of Victorian inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. It’s now a heritage centre with lots of fascinating exhibitions and art galleries, making this impressive feat of architecture an interesting day whatever the weather.

Bude Bike Hire

Why explore the beautiful surrounding area of Bude on four wheels when you can head out on two! There’s a great selection of bikes available for hire around Bude, which suit all ages and most abilities – saddle up!

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, perfect if you’re not ready to swim in the sea. The pool is open all year round, but of course, it depends on the tide and weather, so always check before heading out.

Surfing & Watersports

Based near Summerleaze beach, Bude Surfing Experience provides water sports equipment hire and watersports lessons so you can hit the waves running as you try your hand at surfing and stand-up paddleboarding!

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

Shopping

There is a range of lovely shops in Bude where you can stock up on all the usual holiday essentials. Head to Banford’s Bude, Jemima Rainbow, or Wildwood Cornwall for unique Cornish gifts, or you can stop by the Refill Shop for some environmentally friendly supplies. You’ll also find popular big names from FatFace to Ann’s Cottage, which houses all the top surfing brands.

Walks

With lots of stunning walks in and around Bude, walkers will be spoilt for choice when it comes to scenic routes. Head out onto the South West Coast path for dramatic coastal paths or head inland and explore the many walkways, which take you across crisscrossing fields, through woodland trails and even past Bude’s historic aqueduct.

Dining Out

After a day frolicking in the sea, we often find ourselves in need of a big feed, which is perfect when you’re surrounded by all the great places to eat in Bude. Head to Life’s A Beach for epic food and relaxed vibes or live out your dream of feasting on the water at The Barge! If you’re looking forward to a cosy evening in, then a visit to the Little Pig Farmshop will see you kitted out with everything you could possibly need for an evening of foodie delights.

What's on in Bude

Leopallooza – Taking over a whole weekend in July, The Wyldes near Bude turns into one of the biggest grassroots festivals in Cornwall. You’ll be treated to over 100 fantastic acts that range from up-and-comers to established bands, as well as comedy acts and family entertainment, making it a great party for all.

Bude Jazz – Bringing a range of jazz musicians to Bude for over 30 years, the Bude Jazz Festival is four days of musical frivolity spread across the whole town. The informal festival takes place in a variety of different venues around the town, including pubs, restaurants and halls, making it the perfect way to sample everything Bude has to offer while enjoying a fantastic soundtrack.

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Events

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, children can write letters to the North Pole and take part in other fun activities. Online booking essential. 

TBC 2024

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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.

30th August - 2nd September 2024

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Bude Carnival

First held in 1920, Bude Carnival is an annual event where money raised is donated to local charities and organisations. Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition! 

17th August 2024

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Getting around

If you want to leave the car behind, you can easily explore the surrounding area on foot or by bike, which is made even easier thanks to the local bike hires. Buses are always an option, especially if you want to enjoy a linear walk with a bus ride at the end, or you can make use of the many car parks dotted around the town.

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.

No. 8 is a spacious, very well equipped apartment with a view of the canal. The apartment is clean and well presented, and is in a peaceful location although close to beaches and shops. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Very enjoyable stay in a lovely, clean, modern apartment, within easy walking distance to Bude town centre. Great canal view.

Great place to stay, warm in cold weather, very smart apartment, nice view of canal, good parking, close to beach and town, very clean, quiet, had a great stay

Stylish apt in a great central location, walkable to summerleaze beach and the town centre. Very clean and well equipped. The balcony is small, but it was nice to have somewhere to sit out and watch the ducks / geese. The apt did get a bit warm and it was a little noisy at night with the windows open . Each bedroom had a smoke alarm with a light, however the light was motion triggered and turning over in bed set it off , which was a little annoying .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you liked this lovely property. It has been a warm summer this year, so whilst this property seems to hold the heat well, which is great in the cooler periods, which tends to be most of the year in this country, we can understand why it may have felt particularly warm in there this summer. It is something that we have heard a lot in feedback across all properties that we manage this year, along with more requests for fans than ever before. We are just not set up very well for these temperatures in the UK! Thank you for letting us know about the small sensor lights that would come on. That is not something that we have heard of there before, so we will check on that the next time we are at the property. Thanks for taking the time to send in your feedback and we hope you had a fantastic time here in Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Services

we found the apartment as described (no unpleasant surprises); looking out over the canal in the evening gave a pleasant end to the day; situation within Bude and North Cornwall and Devon excellent.

Number Eight Canalside is a superb holiday property. It is modern, bright with plenty of space. It is exceptionally well furnished and equipped. The location is excellent with views over the canal and a short walk takes you into the town. Would I choose to stay here again? the answer is a resounding yes.