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Once Upon a Tide
Bude

£331 - £675 per week
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Once Upon a Tide is a perfect holiday retreat for two, located in the heart of the beautiful seaside town of Bude. This basement apartment has been lovingly converted by the owners, creating a modern and spacious space, with an oceanic and contemporary vibe. Enjoy the private outside space, including a warm outdoor shower which is perfect for a refresh after the beach, there is also a chiminea to enjoy quiet cosy evenings. Everything is at your fingertips, just leave your car and explore form this little hidden gem, where you can make unforgettable holiday memories.

Bude and its beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets, are right on your doorstep, with its eclectic mix of shops, eateries, coffee shops and wine bars to enjoy during your holiday. Once Upon a Tide is the perfect retreat for two being so close to Bude, guests can have the best of both worlds. You can snuggle up for the day relax and just chill, watch a film or enjoy a good book or visit the many attractions and places of interest within the town and surrounding area. Bude Wharf area is just a short walk and has an array of interesting shops, workshops and eateries, even closer is Bude town centre which is fully loaded with many shops and bistros. A micro pub is a short walk down the hill for a chilled evening drink. There are many lovely places to have an evening of relaxation and refreshments as all pubs, bars and restaurants are within walking distance.

Entrance

from pavement, pathway through garden, door into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven and hob, dining table and two chairs, bench seat, fridge/freezer, sofa and footstool, Smart TV, doors to:

Bedroom

double bed, fitted wardrobe with hanging space, chest of drawers.

Family bathroom

bath, enclosed shower, WC and basin.

Utility room

detached building with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Outdoor area

grass lawn, paved area, chiminea, outdoor shower, two deck chairs, bistro table and two chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, travel cot and highchair provided, please note Once Upon a Tide is a basement conversion with entrance to the side of the main house, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb331
12 Feb - 19 Feb378
26 February338
5 Mar - 19 Mar351
26 March365
2 Apr - 16 Apr446
23 April358
30 April371
7 May - 21 May378
28 May554
4 June439
11 June466
18 June493
25 June554
2 Jul - 9 Jul587
16 July635
23 Jul - 20 Aug675
27 August635
3 September466
10 September419
17 Sep - 24 Sep392
1 Oct - 8 Oct371
15 Oct - 22 Oct419
29 Oct - 10 Dec331
17 Dec - 31 Dec459
31 December540

2023

1 Jan - 4 Feb344
11 Feb - 18 Feb393
25 February351
4 Mar - 18 Mar365
25 March379
1 Apr - 15 Apr463
22 April372
29 April386
6 May - 20 May393
27 May576
3 June456
10 June484
17 June512
24 June576
1 Jul - 8 Jul611
15 July660
22 Jul - 26 Aug702
2 September576
9 September512
16 September407
23 September393
30 Sep - 7 Oct386
14 Oct - 21 Oct435
28 Oct - 16 Dec344
23 Dec - 31 Dec562

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! Another quirky stop-off that’s of special gin-terest is The Surfin’ Frog, which not only serves up cracking food but offers guests a choice of over 20 Cornish gins! 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 2022

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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 - 2rd September 2022

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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! 

20th August 2022

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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.

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