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Olive Tree
Widemouth Bay

£800 - £1214 per week
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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.

Entrance

leading from the parking area into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

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.

Bedroom 1

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

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

double bed, views over a pretty valley.

Bathroom

bath with mains shower attachment above, WC and basin.

Courtyard

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. Please note the Wifi system at Higher Widemouth Farm Cottages is shared by three barn conversions and the main farmhouse, in this local area internet speeds are restricted and not adequate for interactive gaming, downloading/streaming films and music, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

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

September 2021

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.

August 2021

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2021

1 Jan - 10 Apr840
17 April800
24 Apr - 22 May840
29 May949
5 Jun - 12 Jun840
19 June875
26 June949
3 July1000
10 July1019
17 July1129
24 Jul - 28 Aug1214
4 Sep - 11 Sep1019
18 Sep - 25 Sep840
2 Oct - 31 Dec800

2022

1 Jan - 21 May879
28 May1016
4 Jun - 11 Jun879
18 June915
25 June993
2 July1046
9 July1066
16 July1181
23 Jul - 20 Aug1270
27 August1181
3 Sep - 10 Sep1066
17 Sep - 24 Sep879
1 Oct - 31 Dec837
 

Beaches

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

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

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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Local events

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.

31st August - 3rd September 2021

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Newquay Fish Festival

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!

10th - 12th September 2021

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

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. 

3rd October 2021

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Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

For the first time the Bude Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival will be taking place across three days in November, featuring Wishbone Ash, Focus and Thorbjorn Risager.

5th - 7th November 2021

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Santa by Steam

Join Santa and his elves aboard his magical steam train as you journey through the Cornish countryside. On the hour long journey, children will get to meet and greet Santa, recieve a present and have their photograph taken. 

TBC December 2021

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Padstow Christmas Festival

Rick Stein, Paul Ainsworth and Nathan Outlaw will be flying the flag for Cornwall at this year’s 10th annual Padstow Christmas Festival. Enjoy chef demonstrations, live music, food and craft stalls, and meet Santa in his grotto. 

2nd - 5th December 2021

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Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates between the 4th and 24th December, board the Santa Express to Santa's grotto where children will recieve a gift from Father Christmas. There will also be children's entertainment, mince pies, and mulled wine for the adults!

4th - 24th December 2021

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

Created by Cornwall’s award winning Rogue Theatre, Winter Wood is an adventure for families and those who still believe in magic. Let the faeries lead the way with stories and songs to Old Man Winter, who will weave a tale and reveal the path to a wondrous festivity of wintry marvels.

TBC 2021

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Boscastle Walking Week

Boscastle Walking Week is an annual event which has grown in popularity over the years. Organised by local people with local knowledge, 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.

April 2022

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St Endellion Easter Festival

St Endellion Church provides a magical setting for this classical music concert, which features opera, choral and orchestral music over nine days. Musicians visit from all over the world to perform at this special concert.

9th - 17th April 2022

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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

This colourful tradition that takes place in the harbour town of Padstow. 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. 

1st May 2022

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Bolster Festival

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. 

TBC 2022

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Royal Cornwall Show

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!

June 2022

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Tropical Pressure Festival

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. 

15th - 17th July 2022

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Rock Oyster Festival

A food and music festival on the banks of the Camel Estuary featuring live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

29th - 31st July 2022

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this year's 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay. Enjoy music performed by Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie XX, The Kooks and more!

TBC August 2022

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Bude Carnival

First held in 1920, Bude Carnival is an annual event where money rasied is donated to local charities and orgaisations. Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition! 

13th August 2022

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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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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.

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.