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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, 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:
electric oven and hob, fridge, counter top freezer, washing machine, 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.
double bed, en suite with shower, WC and basin.
double bed, views over a pretty valley.
bath with mains shower attachment above, WC and basin.
shared rose garden and courtyard with picnic table and bench seat.
communal grass area with BBQ and picnic tables.
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, one dog welcome, short breaks available.
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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.
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.
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.
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For the first time the Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place in November, featuring Wishbone Ash, Focus and Thorbjorn Risager.
6th - 8th November 2020
Healey's Cornish Cyder Farm are hosting the only Christmas market in Cornwall which is set on a working farm. Browse Christmas gifts while soaking up the Christmas atmosphere on the farm.
Every weekend: 14/11/20 - 20/12/20
Board the Santa Express bound for Santa's magical grotto. On selected dates between the 8th and 24th December, children and their families can take a ride on the Santa Train to his grotto where they can receive a gift from Santa. There will also be children's entertainment, balloon making, Christmas card colouring and mince pies and mulled wine for the adults!
5th - 24th December 2020
Gool Perran Lowen - Happy St Piran's Day in Cornish!
St Piran's Day, celebrated on March 5th, is the national day of Cornwall, named after one of Cornwall's patron saints. According to legend, St Piran, a 5th century Irish Abbot, was thrown into the sea in Ireland tied to a mill stone; somehow he washed up on the Cornish coast still alive. He made Cornwall his new home and became the patron saint of tin-miners after rediscovering tin smelting.
Today, Cornwall still celebrates St Piran's Day, with various celebrations held across Cornwall.
5th March 2021
Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, everyone is welcome to join the organised walks for a small fee of £3-£5. You'll be guided on some of the most beautiful walks along the Cornish coastline, amid woods and streams and on rambles to secluded waterfalls. Celebrate the history of this stunning scenery as you learn about the famous author Thomas Hardy, who spent a year living in the area.
St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days.
Bolster festival in St Agnes celebrates the demise of the legend of Bolster the giant. The community re-enact the life and downful of the giant as they parade through the streets and down to the cliffs overlooking Chapel Porth beach.
A colourful tradition that takes place on the first day in May in the quaint harbour town of Padstow. The locals decorate the town with flags, flowers, greenery and a flagpole. The crowds are greeted by the swirling and dancing 'osses' who parade through the town, followed by the 'Teazer' who dances along behind.
Expect lots of dancing, singing and performance.
A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Previous performers include Jack Johnson, Paolo Nutini, Jessie J, Kaiser Chiefs, The XX and Eddie Izzard to name but a few. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.
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Head to Mount Pleasant Eco Park to join in with the park's annual festival celebrating the rich cultures of Africa, Latin America and the caribbean. Enjoy live music, dance and food throughout the weekend.
16th - 18th July 2021
Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze.
From 4th July 2021
Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.
30th July - 1st August 2021
Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this years 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay.
11th - 15th August 2021
Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition!
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.
31st August - 3rd September 2021
A three-day celebration of all things seafoodie! Barbecued fish on the beach; cooking demos from the best of the best; fish merchants selling the freshest seafood imaginable - ready for you to take back to your holiday home and cook up using your newly-learned skills!
Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. Awaiting Santa on the platform, you'll be entertained with carols performed by Liskeard band. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. The grown-ups aren't forgotten either - you'll recieve a mince pie and seasonal drink!
Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. For your chance to see chef demonstartions, head to the festival stage or to the Sharp's Chefs' Theatre - the demonstartions are all free to attend!
Why not make the most of your visit to Padstow and pop into the Chrsitmas market where you will find an array of food goodies and handmade gifts to purchase. There will also be a selection of live music to enjoy, and you can take the children to meet Santa in his grotto!
Created by Cornwall’s award winning highly visual Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in Magic.
Pass through the Woodland Gate and follow the twisting path. Let the faeries and woodland spirits lead the way with stories and songs. Follow the wandering path and meet Old Man Winter who will weave a tale and reveal the path to your fantastical destination, an enchanted celebration, and a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.
Dates throughout December 2020
This three-day event is the highlight of Cornwall's agricultural year, showcasing the very best of Cornwall's rural lifestyle. The event is packed with activities, competitions, food and craft demonstrations and stalls, displays, music, and, or course, lots of animals!
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.
5th-6th / 12th-13th December 2020
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