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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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An excellent property in a beautiful location. Very well furnished inside and out. The prefect place to chill out.

June 2022

A perfect holiday getaway which exceeded our expectations. Everything about songbirds is such high quality and the welcome hamper was a treat. We loved staying here and hope to be able to go back. A fabulous family holiday!

April 2022

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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! 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. 

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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.

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.

An excellent property in a beautiful location. Very well furnished inside and out. The prefect place to chill out.

A perfect holiday getaway which exceeded our expectations. Everything about songbirds is such high quality and the welcome hamper was a treat. We loved staying here and hope to be able to go back. A fabulous family holiday!

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