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Songbirds
Bude

£996 - £2690 per week
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You know you are arriving somewhere extraordinary when you turn down the country lane and get a first glimpse of the magnificent views across rolling countryside down to the sea! Superlatives are not enough to portray this magical barn conversion set within utterly idyllic, private gardens in an Area of Outstanding Beauty.

Songbirds is most definitely a place to say goodbye to the hectic world and escape in total privacy surrounded by an oasis of nature. Painstakingly restored this barn is sat within the secluded grounds of a sixteenth century farmhouse and although off the beaten track every modern luxury has been thought of. Think hand built kitchens, luxury bathrooms, oversized sofas and sumptuous beds. Open up the doors from the large living spaces to the terraces and look out on your own little paradise where there is even an area to play petanque to while away the afternoons. We can't talk about Songbirds without mentioning the gorgeous beaches and coves stretching all along the breath-taking coastline in this stunning part of Cornwall so take your pick. If feeling energetic leave the car behind and take a winding stroll straight from your doorstep through woodlands and fields and end up at Millook Haven a firm favourite with the local surfers. Songbirds complete with a fire pit, barbeque and Pizza oven is the perfect place to unwind after a day on the beach cooking up a feast as the sun comes down on this little piece of heaven. The owners have even created a vegetable plot for guests where you are free to take your pick in season. At the bottom of the garden a peaceful spot to enjoy your morning coffee is the decked terrace overlooking the large pond where you can take in the morning chorus. Don't forget your camera and binoculars either as Songbirds is a real haven for wildlife lovers with red deer, otters and stoats as well as numerous bird species regularly visiting the area.

Entrance

leading into mezzanine hallway.

Mezzanine

four steps leading to sofa, TV, DVD, bean bag.

Kitchen/dining area

range cooker with induction hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, dining table and chairs, doors leading to terrace and utility area.

Utility area

washing machine and WC.

Sitting room

large corner sofa, woodburner, table and chairs, Smart TV, Netflix, Sonos sound system, doors to terrace, two steps leading to bedrooms.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower room, WC and basin.

Bathroom

walk-in shower, bath, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed.

Bedroom 3

zip and link beds (twin or super king).

Terrace

pizza oven, BBQ, bench with seating, fire pit with chairs, petanque terrain.

Garden and outdoor area

large lawned garden attached to the rear terrace with natural pond and further decking and seating, large courtyard to front of property with table and chairs, vegetable patch for guests' use.

Additional information

underfloor heating throughout, please ensure children are supervised at all times using the outside areas, country lane down to property may not be suitable for low sports cars. Due to the location of the property, WiFi connection may be intermittent and may only be suitable for general browsing, not streaming, WiFi, One well behaved dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

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Lovely property and holiday. Loved it! Thank you very much - very special property.

July 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! www.budeseapool.org

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? www.budesurfingexperience.co.uk

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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Events

Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

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

5th - 7th November 2021

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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. 

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.

31st August - 3rd September 2021

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Bude Carnival

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

13th August 2022

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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 house in a beautiful location

Lovely property and holiday. Loved it! Thank you very much - very special property.

Beautiful house in a beautiful location.

If you want tranquility and peace and quiet but not far from the seaside book songbirds. You wake up to sheep in the fields, birds tweeting and lovely scene.

Songbirds is a beautiful relaxing holiday home You think you are in the middle of no where but you are only a few miles from Bude Outside space is lovely especially on a sunny day

We can highly recommend this cottage. We absolutely loved it and felt really comfortable. Sitting outside with a cup of coffee and listening to the birds was a great start in the day.

A beautiful property in a great location. Certainly the best rental accommodation we have stayed in the UK

Amazing place to stay, beautiful views, house was fantastic. Will definitely be booking again.

A beautifully presented property set in a gorgeous location...the noise from the birds singing was delightful. Seeing the bluetits and wagtails actually fledge the nest was a great treat. Testament to all the bird boxes installed.All this combined with an efficient service from aspect holidays made for a great holiday.

We had a really lovely stay at Songbirds. A very luxurious place, impressive in every way. I would definitely recommend! Kim

The description and accommodation were as expected , with very thoughtful touches by the owners(welcome pack,bathrobes and slippers.not forgetting the treats and equipment for my Labrador which Teddie appreciated)

Fantastic property, 5 star luxury, we could not ask for anything more it exceeded our expectations! Fantastic views, Location superb totally private. We did not want to leave. Only wish we had booked two weeks not just one!!

Songbirds is the most comfortable well equipped holiday home we have ever stayed in! The owner was very hospitable. A fantastic stay in a luxurious property.

We have seen very many properties in the last 25 years in the UK. For sure, this is one of the best properties we have seen so fare! Hence, we had a fab week at Songbirds. We had a very personal and perfect welcome-chat with the owner. It´s one of these properties where reality did exceed the good webside intro.

The most idyllic location a barn conversion finished to the highest standard. Impeccable taste

This is a fabulous, relaxing, amazing property.The attention to detail,the location and the quality of the farmhouse were beyond my expectations.A beautiful property and location