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Olive Tree
Widemouth Bay

£837 - £1270 per week

Olive Tree is a beautiful ironstone barn conversion set within a small group of cottages at Higher Widemouth Farm. These barns are architecturally striking, and their conversion has retained much of the original features and character. Olive Tree is spacious, light and wonderfully presented, the open plan living space provides the perfect social hub for families to enjoy a restful holiday. There are stunning views over the valley from the kitchen window and the kitchen features a traditional local slate floor which adds to its rural and country life feel. All the bedrooms are fresh light and spacious with comfy beds to rest, reenergise and restore you after a busy day exploring.

Olive Tree is under a mile from the beach at Widemouth Bay, which can be accessed by a Bridlepath adjacent to the lane for off road walking. Widemouth Bay is renowned for surfing, swimming, and beach fun, it is the perfect base for family and friends to explore the local area. Widemouth Bay has three pubs all less than a mile away which serve home cooked meals, locally brewed ales, and ciders. Easy access to the South West Coastal footpath at Widemouth Bay enables guests to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery and sunsets. The Atlantic Highway is easily accessed from the property, Bude is just a short four-mile journey where you will find a vast array of interesting shops, eateries, main supermarkets and many recreational facilities to suit all tastes and pockets. Olive Tree shares a pretty enclosed rose garden courtyard with Rosemary Cottage the neighbouring barn conversion, here there are plenty of table and chairs for guests to enjoy food and drinks outside. There is also a large communal grassed picnic area with delightful views over the valley and a gas BBQ is also available.


leading from the parking area into:

Utility room

washing machine and hand basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

electric oven and hob, fridge, counter top freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar and two stools, two large sofas, TV and DVD player, CD radio and docking station, table and six chairs, door leading into shared rose garden courtyard.

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Shower room

large walk in shower with fixed rain head and shower attachment above, WC and basin.

Bedroom 3

double bed, views over a pretty valley.


shared rose garden and courtyard with picnic table and bench seat.

Outdoor area

communal grass area with BBQ and picnic tables.

Additional information

oil central heating, travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided. Olive Tree shares a pretty enclosed rose garden courtyard with Rosemary Cottage, the neighbouring barn conversion. WiFi.


A very well appointed and comfortable accommodation with views overlooking the Cornish countryside. Ian and Carolyn (the owners) were very friendly and welcoming.... nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend Olive Tree Cottage for a family holiday.

May 2022

Just wonderful, very quiet if you are wanting a relaxing break. Lovely host and a great place to stay.

September 2021

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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 Outdoor Adventure

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.

A very well appointed and comfortable accommodation with views overlooking the Cornish countryside. Ian and Carolyn (the owners) were very friendly and welcoming.... nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend Olive Tree Cottage for a family holiday.

Just wonderful, very quiet if you are wanting a relaxing break. Lovely host and a great place to stay.

Excellent peaceful location. Friendly owners well maintained property with good equipment. Really enjoyed our stay will recommend particularly for families with kids of all sizes
Better internet would be great.

We enjoyed our break at the Olive tree, it was in a nice peaceful location situated on the top of a hill, about 5-10 mins walk from the beach and what local pubs/cafes there were. It was clean and well presented and care had been given to complying with Covid-19 cleaning requirements.

The property could do with being a bit better equipped in the kitchen, in particular the small size of the fridge was an issue. WIFI was shared with other properties in the complex and rarely worked well.

Really enjoyed the outdoor space, this was shared with the other properties but we rarely saw anyone else using this area. Nice to have somewhere to chill out in the sunshine after a long day of hiking.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad that you enjoyed it here. The location is lovely, isn't it? You really get the best of both worlds, a rural experience, but still within easy reach of shops, cafes, pubs, beaches and so on. With the rural location and given that the Wi-Fi is currently shared between 3 properties, it will be slower than what you are probably used to and will not be suitable for gaming, downloading, and streaming. This may not be suitable for the needs of some, but for many, it adds to the 'getting away from it all' experience and gives you time to truly relax and enjoy the surroundings. The fridge is a standard undercounter size which we try to show on the website photos, so we do hope that was what you had expected. It certainly sounds like you still had a fantastic time and made the most of being in and exploring such a beautiful area. Tanya, Customer Services