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Hobb's Choice
Morwenstow

£758 - £1995 per week
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Hobb's Choice is a truly unique property, nestled in a tranquil wooded valley with a little stream at the foot of the terraced gardens and winding pathways, for you to explore the grounds which are packed with wild flowers and fauna. This property is full of character, with original beamed ceilings, slate floors and woodburners in both sitting rooms. Why not snuggle up by the woodburner in the evenings with a refreshing glass of wine or a warming hot chocolate, after an exhilarating day exploring the local area, with its outstanding natural beauty. Later, climb the stairs to one of the three comfortable bedrooms for a peaceful night's sleep.

Every room has been decorated with its own individual style, there is even a roll top bath that stands regally in the main bedroom, where better to enjoy the peaceful setting! Hobb's Choice really is a lovely retreat to chill out and enjoy nature at its best. Perfectly located near the North Cornwall and Devon border, Hobb's choice is ideal for those walkers and guests bringing along the four-legged friends, as the many local walks are easily accessed, or you can drive to Marsland Mouth which is just 2.5 miles away. Marsland Mouth is a rugged and unique cove situated on the edge of the Welcombe and Marsland Valleys Nature Reserve. A large reserve encompassing diverse flora and fauna, including a wooded valley, coastal heath, and bracken. Join the South West Coastal footpath at Marsland or head toward the historic church at Morwenstow, here you will find the Rectory Tearooms where you can enjoy a legendary Cornish cream tea before embarking on your trail. Or take a short trip to Welcombe and you will find Welcombe Pottery, where amazing earthenware and Raku pots are created. There is also a pub serving homemade meals and local ales. Duckpool and Sandymouth beaches are pretty coves, all within a short drive. The popular seaside town of Bude is just 9 miles away, where you can find an array of shops, eateries, and recreational facilities. There really are so many options for everyone when staying at Hobb's Choice.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Twin

Entrance

one step up leading into:

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge and separate freezer.

Sitting/dining room

sofa, armchair, Smart TV, inglenook fireplace with woodburner, dining table and six chairs, Sonos sound system, staircases lead to all bedrooms.

Sitting room 2

sofa, three armchairs, Smart TV and woodburner, table and four chairs, Sonos sound system.

Conservatory

table and four chairs, doors out to garden.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, roll top bath, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Utility area

washing machine and tumble dryer, door to:

Family bathroom

bath with fixed rainhead shower and shower attachment, WC and basin.

Garden

private gardens with two levels leading to a stream, table and six chairs.

Additional information

The bank to the stream is fenced, however please supervise children when using the outdoor areas and gardens. EV charging point, travel cot, two fixed stairgates and two highchairs available. Very limited mobile phone signal at the property.If qualifying for an under occupancy discount, please confirm with the sales team which bedroom/s you require. Two pull in parking spaces adjacent the road - one outside the kitchen entry approx 5m x 3m, lower garden pull in layby parking space also approx 5m x 3m WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

My wife and I loved the history and quirkiness of the property. Although there is a lane close by, we found the property to be quiet and peaceful. The cottage is situated where popular destinations such as Clovelly, Bude and Hartland are within easy distance. Thank you to the owners for such a thoughtful welcome pack. We really enjoyed our week at Hobb's Choice and will certainly be returning in future. A big shout out to the Aspects team for their friendly and professional service.

November 2022

What a lovely cottage ! Lots of character Very comfortable and spacious has everything you need - quiet rural location but easily accessible to places. Very dog friendly - parking off road - stream at end of garden not a problem and dogs didn’t venture there - would love to return thanks

September 2022

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Holidays in Morwenstow

Situated six miles north of Bude, Morwenstow presents the kind of shipwrecking rugged coastline and dramatic rural landscapes that make you want to escape. The parish sits in a National Landscape (formerly Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) and is the most northerly in Cornwall, located just two miles short of the Devon border and perfectly positioned to afford a wonderful end-of-the-road sense of seclusion.

Combining country and coastal living, Morwenstow is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Pack your walking boots and spend your days rambling through the countryside, and along the South West Coast Path. 

Morwenstow Parish Church is of significant historical interest. Dating back to Norman times, with some believing a Saxon church once stood in its place, this incredible building forms the heart of Morwenstow.

 

Did you know...

Morwenstow was home to vicar Robert Hawker who created the Harvest Festival tradition?

Walks

A rambler's paradise, Morwenstow and the surrounding area are replete with routes across a variety of scenic landscapes, from the craggy coastline, to woodlands and Valleys. 

Walk the South West Coast Path

Arguably one of the most spectacular walks in the county, the coast path offers the chance to ramble along a well-trodden path, while soaking up the spectacular sights and breathing in the fresh sea air. Head in the direction of Bude for a sight of the clifftop satellites of GCHQ Bude, an unexpected view amid the beauty of the cliffs. 

Circular Valley

This circular walk gives you the chance to fully appreciate just why Robert Hawker loved the area so much. Beginning at the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms, head into the churchyard, following the path to the right past the vicarage and down into Morwenna Valley. Turn left at the way marker sign for the coast path following along the length of the valley, through meadows and woods, until you reach Vicarage Cliff and the coast path. Upon joining the coast path, turn left and ascend the cliff to the farmland above. Soon you’ll come across a kissing gate, at this point you can either continue on towards Hawker’s Hut, or return to the Rectory Farm Tea Rooms for a cuppa and a slice of cake!

Why not finish off your day of walking with a homecooked meal at the local 13th Century pub, The Bush Inn

Beaches

No visit to Cornwall is complete without a trip to the beach, regardless of the time of year you visit. Just south along the coast of Morwenstow are several stunning beaches.

Sandymouth beach

Situated between Morwenstow and the popular seaside town of Bude, this National Trust beach is a popular choice for a day at the beach, while remaining quieter than the busier beaches at Bude. Dog-friendly year-round, and with seasonal lifeguards, it’s ideal for families, surfers, rock poolers, and dog-walkers alike. When the tide is out, the sand stretches for two miles along the dramatic cliffs, exposing a shipwreck buried in the sand. 

Duckpool beach

Beautifully wild and remote, this National Trust pebbly cove can be found at the base of Coombe Valley. At low tide, the cove reveals an expanse of far-stretching sand dotted with rock pools. Though not suitable for swimming, families can enjoy a day building sandcastles, rock pooling, fossil-hunting, and beachcombing. Dogs are welcome all year round, so it’s the perfect spot for letting your four-legged friends have fun in the sand!

Northcott Mouth Beach

This unassuming small cove reveals a large rocky beach as the tide drops, exposing the remains of the SS Belum, wrecked in 1917. Another National Trust-owned beach, this stunning beach is backed by 300 million-year-old cliffs. While surfers will delight in the waves created by the rocky reefs, children can enjoy rock pooling and playing in the stream that runs down the beach. Dogs welcome all year and lifeguards patrolling during the summer.

Places of interest

Set amidst the beautiful countryside, but also close to the coast, there are so many places to explore in the area, from hidden huts to shipwrecks in the sand.

Hawker’s Hut

Robert Hawker, the parish vicar, who created Cornwall's 'Trelawney' anthem and England's harvest festival tradition (which is celebrated here with aplomb), enjoyed spending time in his favoured spot on the clifftop, where he built his own small hut.

Visit Hawker’s diminutive driftwood dwelling nestled in the cliffs below his old vicarage – another must-see that features hand-built chimneys replicating the church towers he treasured throughout his life.

Morwenstow Church

A marvel of architecture, this historic church houses a range of fine carvings, tomb chests, memorials and stained glass windows; while in the graveyard lies dozens of smugglers and mariners - look out for the white figurehead of the Caledonia: the gravestone of a shipwrecked captain.

Henna Cliff

One of the best vantage points in the area affords spectacular seascapes where, standing atop Cornwall’s highest cliff at 144 metres, you can gain a bird’s eye view of Lundy Island and the distant south Wales coast.

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.

My wife and I loved the history and quirkiness of the property. Although there is a lane close by, we found the property to be quiet and peaceful. The cottage is situated where popular destinations such as Clovelly, Bude and Hartland are within easy distance. Thank you to the owners for such a thoughtful welcome pack. We really enjoyed our week at Hobb's Choice and will certainly be returning in future. A big shout out to the Aspects team for their friendly and professional service.

This delightful house is the quintessential getting away from it all holiday destination. Situated in a secluded valley there is quick and easy access by car to stunning beaches and a variety of interesting and historic destinations. We had a great time exploring the local countryside, eating out in some terrific restaurants, pubs and tearooms, while taking our dog everywhere. The house itself is roomy and comfortable, with several extensive lawned areas and a conservatory which is perfect for sitting in when the sun shines. There is a decent selection of books, DVDs and games for rainy days, and two separate living rooms to enjoy them in. All in all it was ideal for a quiet family holiday.

What a lovely cottage ! Lots of character Very comfortable and spacious has everything you need - quiet rural location but easily accessible to places. Very dog friendly - parking off road - stream at end of garden not a problem and dogs didn’t venture there - would love to return thanks

Hobbs Choice was a delightful cottage with many extras and lots of space for a family of six. Care should be taken with children & pets as there is quite a lot of passing traffic in the lane. We had a few issues all of which have been reported, so hopefully others will be able to enjoy their time at Hobbs Choice. I would certainly recommend it.

We had a delightful week at Hobbs choice, despite alot of autumn rain. It was a spacious place for our family of 5 to spread out an do their own thing, yet be together. Lounging on comfy sofas, snuggled in fluffy throws with a good book in one sitting room, need not bother others watching TV, Netflix or a DVD in another sitting room, or just garden-watching in the conservatory. The seclusion and quaintness of the cottage made for a real get-away-from-it-all break that was really rejuvenating. Lovely beaches to discover nearby, and the welcome basket on arrival was a special touch too. Might just mention the doorways are low in one or two places, so tall folk could learn that the hard way! Highly recommended.