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Avalen
Widemouth Bay

£1087 - £2860 per week
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Avalen is a unique property, bursting with great design and artistic features. The living space is amazing, with views over Black Rock beach, which is dog friendly all year round, and Widemouth Bay. The balcony allows guests to experience the sea breeze flowing in gently. The balcony allows guests to experience the sea breeze flowing in gently The bedrooms are all on the ground floor, surrounding a beautiful terrazzo hallway and stairway, with a bespoke, stylish, burr elm handrail, sweeping up to the living space. Much of the furniture at Avalen is designer, handmade, or crafted by the owner, who himself is a furniture designer and wood craftsman. This property has it all, including a surf room with a sauna, and a special dog wash station for your pooch, which is ideal following a fun day at the beach. The outside area is perfect to enjoy the calming, chilled out, vibe as the evening draws in.

Avalen is in a quiet cul de sac within a few minutes' walk to Widemouth Bay beach. The property is unique and has a real individuality which makes it shine out from the rest. Every detail has been considered to create a sustainable and beautifully designed home with natural materials, textures and a bespoke interior.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Super king

Entrance

from driveway into terazzo hallway with bespoke bench, doors to bedrooms, terazzo stairs to living space:

Bedroom 1

double bed, built in cupboard, bespoke chest of drawers, ladder and den tunnel to adjacent bedroom (can be closed if not required).

Bedroom 2

double bed, built in cupboard, bespoke storage cabinet, armchair, ladder and den tunnel to bedroom one (can be closed if not required).

Family bathroom

bath, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

super king bed, built in cupboards, chest of drawers, door to en suite shower room, walk in shower, fixed rain head and shower attachment, WC and basin.

Utility room

washing machine and tumble dryer, door into surf room.

Sauna and ground floor shower room

surf room with enclosed shower, infra red sauna for two persons, dog wash and shower, door with access to the side of the property and outside area.

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven, microwave and steam oven, warming drawer, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, breakfast bar with two stools, Sage Nespresso Creatista coffee machine, bespoke oak dining table, four chairs, large sofa, sofa seat, piano with bespoke chair, double patio doors onto balcony with artificial grass, large sofa seat, overlooking Widemouth Bay sea view.

Outdoor area

enclosed rear paved patio area, grass lawn area, two seater sofa seat, two chairs and table, BBQ (charcoal).

Additional information

Air source underfloor groundfloor heating, travel cot and highchair provided, WiFi, one well behaved dog welcome.

 
 

What a fantastic property, located close to the beach, which was excellent for surfing and the dog. Avalen had everything that you need (and more) and was presented beautifully. It was lovely to have a morning coffee to the sounds of the waves. The curated books and games in each of the bedrooms for our children was a lovely touch. The dog wash was very useful after sandy days at the beach and the welcome basket was really thoughtful

August 2023

We have stayed in a fair few holiday cottages in the past, but Avalen is certainly one of the very best. The owners built this house two years ago and it has obviously been lovingly and carefully designed - the architecture is beautiful, modern and stylish and yet the house still has a warm, homely feel.

The fixtures and fittings are stunning, you could easily spend many hours perusing the artwork, handmade furniture and extensive library which includes a host of design and recipe books. We felt utterly spoiled as the facilities were so good, there was simply nothing more we needed.

Location wise, Alaven is conveniently placed for dog friendly Black Rock Beach, which was just a few minutes walk away and the lovely seaside town of Bude which was a short car ride. We also enjoyed lots of coastal and countryside walks. Widemouth Bay is a great area to stay - even the neighbours were super friendly and welcoming!

All in all, we couldn’t fault Avalen. Thanks so much to the owners for creating and sharing this wonderful home, we look forward to hopefully staying again soon.

July 2023

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Holidays in Widemouth Bay

Widemouth Bay is a beautiful beach, just three miles from the town of Bude. With one and a half miles of golden sand, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing holiday within easy reach of the facilities at Bude.  

Situated on the North coast, Widemouth Bay is an open, exposed stretch of coast, ideal for surfers. Equally enjoyed by families, children can explore the rock pools exposed at low tide. With beach cafes, parking and seasonal lifeguards, it’s the perfect day out.

Though Widemouth Bay appears to be one large beach, it’s divided into two beaches. Blackrock, the south end, is privately owned and is dog-friendly all year, perfect if your pooch is joining you on holiday. 

 

Did you know...

Widemouth Bay is the landing point for communications cables linking the UK to other countries?

Widemouth Bay Beach

Of course, the best part of Widemouth Bay is Widemouth Bay Beach - 1.5 miles of glorious sand.

Though it appears to be one large expanse of sand, the beach is actually divided into two sections: the North Beach and the South Beach (also known as Black Rock). This division comes in the form of a barrier of natural rocks - the largest being the landmark known as Black Rock. At low tide, hundreds of rock pools are exposed - perfect to keep the children (and adults) entertained. 

Ample parking is available at Widemouth Bay, but if you don't fancy getting your toes sandy, you can park at one of the free viewing areas! 

There is a seasonal dog ban on this beach from the 15th May to the 30th September between 10am and 6pm. Outside these hours and from 1st October to 14th May dogs are allowed.

Things to do in Widemouth Bay

If you fancy a change from rock-pooling and making sand castles on the beach, you might like to try surfing. Don't worry if you're a beginner you can take surfing lessons with Freewave Surf Academy or OA Surf Club

There are lots of lovely walks in and around Widemouth Bay. You could try walking to Bude, via Philips Point Nature Reserve, over Efford Down, to the watch tower at Compass Point and then follow the canal into Bude. 

If you're looking to explore further afield, check out our blog about things to do in Bude.

Places to eat in Widemouth Bay

There are several eateries in and around Widemouth Bay.

Firstly, The Bay View Inn provides a selection of seasonal classics and food with a twist. They have three separate indoor dining areas, several alfresco dining areas and spaces available for private hire. In peak season, they open a snack shack, serving a variety of take away foods. 

Close to the beach, you'll find Black Rock Cafe and Bistro, serving freshly-cooked artisan food. You can enjoy your food inside, or on the deck soaking up the views. 

With direct access to the beach, Widemouth Bay Cafe serves all day breakfast, fish and chips, burgers, cream teas and other light snacks. 

Slightly outside of Widemouth Bay, Elements Cafe Bar and Restaurant serves a selection of food, specialising in pizza and pasta. The restaurant has beautiful views to enjoy while you dine.

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.

What a fantastic property, located close to the beach, which was excellent for surfing and the dog. Avalen had everything that you need (and more) and was presented beautifully. It was lovely to have a morning coffee to the sounds of the waves. The curated books and games in each of the bedrooms for our children was a lovely touch. The dog wash was very useful after sandy days at the beach and the welcome basket was really thoughtful

We have stayed in a fair few holiday cottages in the past, but Avalen is certainly one of the very best. The owners built this house two years ago and it has obviously been lovingly and carefully designed - the architecture is beautiful, modern and stylish and yet the house still has a warm, homely feel.

The fixtures and fittings are stunning, you could easily spend many hours perusing the artwork, handmade furniture and extensive library which includes a host of design and recipe books. We felt utterly spoiled as the facilities were so good, there was simply nothing more we needed.

Location wise, Alaven is conveniently placed for dog friendly Black Rock Beach, which was just a few minutes walk away and the lovely seaside town of Bude which was a short car ride. We also enjoyed lots of coastal and countryside walks. Widemouth Bay is a great area to stay - even the neighbours were super friendly and welcoming!

All in all, we couldn’t fault Avalen. Thanks so much to the owners for creating and sharing this wonderful home, we look forward to hopefully staying again soon.