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One Downlands

£369 - £900 per week

One Downlands is located in a quiet hamlet only a few hundred yards from the Southwest Coast Path, but conveniently only a short fifteen minute stroll from Crooklets beach, a family friendly surfing beach. This well-equipped ground floor apartment has private parking and the use of a shared tennis court, making this the perfect choice for a family looking to enjoy an active holiday. With the famous Bude Sea Pool at Summerleaze beach, water sports on the canal and plenty of shops and eateries, the whole family can be thoroughly entertained throughout your stay!

After a long day building sandcastles and swimming in the Bude Sea Pool, enjoy the leisurely walk back to One Downlands for a well-deserved BBQ and a glass of wine. When the sunsets, retreat indoors to play family board games before getting a good night's rest ready to do it all over again!

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Bunk beds


leading to kitchen/dining room.

Kitchen/dining area

dining table, six chairs, electric oven and hob, washing machine, tumble dryer, fridge with freezer box.

Shower room

shower, WC and basin.

Sitting room

sofa, arm chair, TV, DVD, doors to patio.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

bunk beds with additional optional pull out trundle.

Outside area

paved patio area, two chairs, table and bench with seating for four, BBQ area.

Additional information

electric radiators, communal tennis courts for guest use, garden is communal but with private patio area. Trundle bed is available for use - please advise in advance if required, property does not have a dishwasher, Parking approx 5m by 2 1/2m WiFi.


We loved how peaceful and relaxing Downlands was. The south facing patio perfect for sun all day. We also liked the fantastic choice of places to eat offered in Bude and nearby Widemouth. Visited Tintagel, Boscastle and Padstow all within an easy drive away.

July 2024

Perfect holiday apartment with everything you would ever need... highly recommended.

May 2024

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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.


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.


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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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. 

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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.

We loved how peaceful and relaxing Downlands was. The south facing patio perfect for sun all day. We also liked the fantastic choice of places to eat offered in Bude and nearby Widemouth. Visited Tintagel, Boscastle and Padstow all within an easy drive away.

Perfect holiday apartment with everything you would ever need... highly recommended.

This is a nice apartment, with an added feature of a tennis court, set in quiet surroundings. It’s set down a mostly single lane unlit country road that takes about 15 minutes to walk to the end. We found it too far to walk to the beach / town with a 5 year old, so beach / town visits had to include paying to park. I don’t think it had been occupied for quite a while, as it was full of daddy long legs, felt a bit damp and was dusty, but I’m sure Aspects will sort that out in the future with giving it another pre-occupy clean if it’s been vacant for a while. This is our 5th time with Aspects and they’re a company I’ve come to trust in service, reliability and quality of accommodation.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at One Downlands. Being in such a quiet, peaceful location does mean there's a 15-minute walk to the beach, which may suit some guests more than others, but as you have said, there is parking available nearer to the coast. We are very sorry if the standard of cleanliness was not to the high level that you would have expected, we can only apologise if any areas had been missed. Having now received this feedback, we will be closely monitoring this, so thank you for your comments. We would have been more than happy to get these areas of concern sorted for you during your stay had you been in touch, so that your stay could get back on track. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornwall again soon! Katy, Customer Services.

Bude has always been one of our favourite places - we love the contrast between the beaches, the town and the open downs. A wonderful place for children and the whole family - fabulous!

Great location and perfect base for exploring. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend. The apartment is well equipped with some nice touches , parking very easy too and perfect for our four legged friend

Absolutely fantastic location, lovely property, everything we needed. Had a slight problem with washing machine , and it was user error lol. It was dealt with very efficiently, thank you. 100% will be coming back and using Aspects and recommending to family and friends. Brilliant all round holiday

Lovely property, great location, well equipped overall we had a great time would highly recommend Bude.

Nice clean well equipped modern apartment. It’s 15 minute walk to the beach, up and down an incline. Great to have outside space and the tennis courts were good to have. We loved Bude, the canal area and sea pool were our favourites. Would visit again.

Aspects were very good, the apartment was good and our few days were very restful, will definitely do again, and use Aspects.

Lovely ground floor apartment, tranquil setting, easy walk to beach and town. Excellent coastal walks.

Great apartment in an amazing location, walking distance to Bude, fabulous beaches and fantastic costal walks.