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The Fern
Bude

£594 - £1450 per week
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The Fern is a luxurious ground floor holiday home, with unsurpassed views overlooking stunning countryside, and to the sea, you will struggle to get tired of this beautiful outlook. Every detail has been thought of to produce super, spacious and high-level holiday accommodation. The living space is designed to maximise the light and views, giving a dimensional advantage to create a full lense for the view point. The master bedroom has a free-standing copper style bath, complete with mood lighting, creating the ultimate relaxation zone. Both bedrooms have en suite shower rooms and all the rooms are really well sized. Staying at The Fern is like having your very own oasis of tranquillity in which to soak up a totally peaceful, countryside experience.

The Fern overlooks Whitstone Woods and miles of rolling countryside, with far reaching sea views from the village of Whitstone, which is just one mile away, where there are some beautiful walks. Whitstone has a village shop which sells local produce, ideal for any forgotten items or simply a morning paper. The Saxon village of Week St Mary is just two miles from The Fern, and is just five miles inland from Widemouth Bay beach, perfect for surfing, swimming and beach fun. Bude town is seven miles away, where you will find the main supermarkets, smaller specialist shops, eateries, coffee shops and many recreational activities. There are plenty of pretty walks in and around the village of Week St Mary. Enjoy the circular walk through Ashbury woods, beneath the Iron Age fort, to the remains of a medieval manor of Penhallam, which was only discovered in the 1960's, returning via Week St Mary church.

Entrance

from gravel driveway, steps up to patio area, double doors into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer,dishwasher, wine-cooler, breakfast bar with four stools. dining table, four chairs, pool table, L-shaped sofa, second sofa, door to hallway with washing machine in cupboard, sliding doors onto:

Outdoor area

paved patio, grass lawned area, picnic table and benches, shared large grass area.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, freestanding copper bath, walk in dressing room, en suite with, fixed rainhead shower with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (king or twin), en suite with fixed rainhead shower with shower attachment, WC and basin.

Additional information

ground source underfloor heating, travel cot and highchair, dog crate provided, please note that there is a property above The Fern, which has shared use of the large lawned garden. WiFi, Please ask our bookings team to check with the owners for more than one dog, short breaks available.

 
 

Perfect property, the welcome cream tea was amazing, furnished to a very good standard and the view across the hills is really spectacular and very relaxing after a busy day. The owners made our first holiday with our puppy very comfortable and we felt perfectly at home.

June 2022

I’m reluctant to write a good review because it’ll mean more people will book The Fern, reducing our chances of getting another week next year! Everything about the place was superb; usually when you see the photos on a website they over-sell but not here. The accommodation was modern, spotless, and larger than we anticipated. The beds were comfy, and the quirky bath in the bedroom was a lovely touch. The view is stunning and the garden was spacious with loads of room for our children to play. The ‘hobbit’ area for the BBQ and outdoor rattan chairs was an unexpected pleasant addition. The owners, Dave and Jo were friendly and helpful. The sight of the fresh scones on arrival were very much welcomed!

The location suited us; less than 15min from Bude, half hour to Tintagel and just under an hour to Padstow. To top it off, we had fantastic weather. Thoroughly recommended… reluctantly!

May 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, 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, 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.

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.

Perfect property, the welcome cream tea was amazing, furnished to a very good standard and the view across the hills is really spectacular and very relaxing after a busy day. The owners made our first holiday with our puppy very comfortable and we felt perfectly at home.

I’m reluctant to write a good review because it’ll mean more people will book The Fern, reducing our chances of getting another week next year! Everything about the place was superb; usually when you see the photos on a website they over-sell but not here. The accommodation was modern, spotless, and larger than we anticipated. The beds were comfy, and the quirky bath in the bedroom was a lovely touch. The view is stunning and the garden was spacious with loads of room for our children to play. The ‘hobbit’ area for the BBQ and outdoor rattan chairs was an unexpected pleasant addition. The owners, Dave and Jo were friendly and helpful. The sight of the fresh scones on arrival were very much welcomed!

The location suited us; less than 15min from Bude, half hour to Tintagel and just under an hour to Padstow. To top it off, we had fantastic weather. Thoroughly recommended… reluctantly!

We visited as a family of 4 (children aged 19 and 15). The accommodation was fabulous, very clean, modern and plenty of space for everyone to have a bit of time to themselves. The Fern is well equppied, has a selection of board games and books and we enjoyed many games of pool. We met Jo and Dave, the owners, who are lovely. The welcome tray and scones we're perfect for a nice cup of tea after our journey and the Easter egg and marshmallows were a lovely treat. Our dog was also very well catered for.

The Spar in Whitsone is brilliant and has pretty much everything you would need.

The location is perfect for exploring North Cornwall and the views are wonderful. We can highly recommend The Fern and hope to visit again soon.

Had a fabulous week at The Fern made better my great weather for March. The accommodation was clean, spacious and very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing stay. The pool table was a good addition. The views are fantastic and it is set in a lovely location which was ideal for exploring North Cornwall. Would recommend.

A long weekend quite simply isn't enough, book a whole week!

The Fern is a beautiful new build development with LOADS of space and a well equipped kitchen. Set back off the road, it looks out across the countryside - beautiful. The owners live directly above in the same development and are really friendly - we met Dave and his son and daughter when we stayed and they made us feel really welcome. We really appreciated the welcome pack on arrival too which included scones, cream, jam, juice, tea and coffee and fresh milk.

Both bedrooms are spacious and en-suite. The copper bath was wonderful and the addition of the pool table was a great idea too for those rainy days.

Less than 10 mins drive or so to the beach, a local spa just down the road with everything you could need, we had such a great stay and can't wait to go back....for a whole week next time.

Our stay at the Fern was perfect. We came as 2 couples and loved the amount of space and felt very comfortable here. We had fun playing pool and found everything we needed in the kitchen. Also appreciated the recycling system. The place is spacious, well decorated and was festively decorated for Christmas! It was about a 20 minute drive to the sea, shops and restaurants, but it was lovely being in a peaceful location. A great place to come home to after a swim or a surf and we had enough to entertain ourselves with at the house. I would definitely recommend.

An amazing house, very comfortable lovely and warm. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The views over to the sea are beautiful. A fabulous coast line to walk along. The owners were very helpful and friendly giving us ideas of where to visit that they had enjoyed. We have already booked again for 2022.

Lovely home from home, plenty of space with lovely views. Spotlessly clean and cosy. The welcome tray was much appreciated with Halloween treats and scones! With two teenagers it was useful to have two shower rooms and their own tv in the bedroom. my son loved the pool table and got quite good at it by the end of the week!

The Fern was a little difficult to find at first due to the narrow lanes but the views obtained from being so isolated were incredibly. Highly recommend to all my family and friends, brilliant for what I wanted from my holiday.

Beautiful property, with amazing views. Clean, well finished and had everything we needed for a lovely stay. We didn’t use the master bedroom as it didn’t have a window, but second bedroom was lovely and comfortable. Very quiet, a really beautiful retreat and large area to walk the dogs. Just be aware that the garden isn’t fenced in and merges into a field so we kept our dogs on a lead. I would recommend and would visit again.

This is a A++ accommodation. It exceeded all my families expectations, from the welcome pack for us (Scones cream and Jam, fresh bottle of milk, crisps and more) and the welcome pack for my dog (treats, poo bags, dog towel, toy and water and feeding Bowles). Everywhere was spotlessly clean and very well sized, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen dining and lounge area. The weather wasn't great which made the utility room very handy, washing clothes in the washing machine after a muddy day out walking. Everything was modern, brand new and there wasn't a kitchen utensil you went wanting for, you wanted for nothing. The view from the lounge area and well furnished patio was absolutely stunning, it led out on to a huge garden area that my dog adored. The owners of The Ferns are perfect hosts, there when you need them and always happy to help in what ever way they can. I will not hesitate to stay here again and recommend it to all family and friends.

We had a lovely week staying at The Fern. The view from the property was amazing. We thoroughly enjoyed the very spacious feel of the property and the tasteful decor and furnishings. The kitchen was very well equipped and we had fun playing Pool.

This is a great house for a family! Clean and spacious and has everything you need on site. Great country views!

Absolutely fabulous stay, so peaceful xx

We loved our week at the Fern. The accommodation was very equipped, clean and comfortable and had stunning views across the countryside. Would definitely recommend as a base for exploring North Cornwall.