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The Old Smithy
Widemouth Bay

£351 - £720 per week

The Old Smithy is an ecologically designed, oak frame retreat, ingeniously planned to take full advantage of the amazing sea view over Widemouth Bay and the rolling countryside. Located in an area of outstanding natural beauty this holiday home is a perfect base for a romantic getaway to enjoy the North Cornish coast and hinterland. The wonderful open plan living area is perfect to relax and enjoy a peaceful countryside holiday with Widemouth Bay beach just a few minutes' drive away. The features within the property have been produced by using traditional joinery craftsmanship and have been combined with all the conveniences of modern living which make The Old Smithy a perfect space to spend time relaxing.

The Old Smithy is perfectly located just a short drive away from Widemouth Bay which is renowned for its surf and long sandy beach which is perfect to enjoy the seaside from dawn until dusk. From the property you can quickly link into the Atlantic Highway to explore and enjoy the North Cornwall coastline, Bude is just five miles away where you will find main shops, large beaches, the Bude Sea Pool and a strong seaside town vibe. Head west along the Atlantic Highway where you can discover the pretty coves of Boscastle and Tintagel or just relax at The Old Smithy in the lovely garden with a glass of wine and enjoy the great outdoors.


from the driveway into a small hallway, washing machine with steps up into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, radio, kitchen island with two stools, corner sofa and reclining chair, Smart TV, door into:


double bed with en suite bath, separate enclosed shower, WC and basin.

Storage room

separate and secure bicycle, surfboard, sports equipment store with hanging facility and drip trays for wetsuits and tumble dryer.

To protect yourself and others please ensure that you wear PPE when entering a property, and change gloves after each task, washing your hands at each glove change or using hand sanitiser, all used PPE needs to be bagged and sealed once finished with. Please be aware of your distancing with your co-workers and don’t put each other at risk, aim to avoid touching your face whilst you are at each property.

When you first enter you should vent the property as much as possible. Guests are being asked to strip beds and bag their dirty linen so please leave linen bags in an easy to see location to encourage this. If they don’t strip their linen it is advisable that you wear gloves and a mask to do this, masks are however a personal choice and not mandatory, Linen should be placed outside the property in the bag before you begin the clean. Mattress and pillow protectors must be changed at every changeover and please remember to bag these separately if the linen is hired. Before making beds with clean linen it is important to remove gloves and wash your hands or use hand sanitiser to prevent the risk of contaminating clean linen.

Please endure all showers, taps and loos are flushed through, and that showerheads are cleaned, this will prevent Legionella.

Please also, ensure all rubbish is bagged and removed from the property before commencing with the cleaning.

Please note – properties with shower curtains must have them changed at every changeover.

Most soft furnishings/games etc. should have been removed for now – any soft furnishings left or fabric sofas need to be sprayed with a suitable disinfectant along with door handles, coat hangers, iron and ironing board and all other areas touched by guests. after they have been wiped over with a damp cloth and antibacterial spray, please also spray keys when they have been returned to key safes and spray the outside of the safe once closed.

Welcome packs are not currently being provided other than the essentials– there should be, j cloths, sponge, loo rolls and then the usual stock under the kitchen sink – cleaning spray, a spare cloth, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets and hand sanitizer if you can purchase some and bin bags. All bathrooms should have soap dispensers or each guest having an individually wrapped soap on their towel or a handwash. (Toilets should each have a cleaning gel/bleach.

Additional tasks to be undertaken for the foreseeable future – please note additional time will be allocated to do this –

All radiators and air vents must be wiped over with a damp cloth at every changeover

All cutlery and high use crockery must be washed by hand or in the dishwasher if there is one, whilst you are at the property - if it is obvious that guests have done this – for example, the dishwasher is still loaded full having finished a cycle you can make your own decision on what, if anything else, needs a wash.

PLEASE NOTE – DO NOT EMPTY DISHWASHERS – guests can take the clean items out themselves as this will reassure them of the cleanliness.

Please ensure that the cleaning products that you are using are suitable – e.g. anti-bacterial is known to kill viruses or a bleach-based spray. Use disposable cloths or a clean cloth for every task Bag and seal all used cloths before putting in the wheelie bin/outside bin for collection.

Mop heads need to be washed after each changeover so please put these into a small bag and tie it closed, and put them in with the mattress protectors for me to launder. If there isn’t a mop at the property with a removable pad, please ensure that you use a disinfectant in the water to prevent the spread of germs and after use make up a water/bleach mix and soak the mop for a few minutes before wringing out and emptying the bucket.

All guests should have plenty of disinfectants available for them to keep the property clean whilst they are staying.


enclosed grass lawn with brick paved area, additional small paved area, outdoor table and chairs.

Outdoor area

paved area with additional table and four chairs on the top of driveway area.

Additional information

Eco-friendly air source heat pump heating and hot water and solar panels. Travel cot, highchair and stairgate provided, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


A fantastic place to stay with everything you can ask for. This is the second time we have stayed here and hope to do the same next year

October 2020

The Old Smithy is a wonderfully comfortable and quiet place to stay and close to the Atlantic highway making travelling around very easy. Everything has been thought about and it is tastefully furnished. Lovely.

September 2020

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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! 

Dogs are welcomed on the beach from October to Easter.

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 Blues, Rhythm and Rock Festival

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

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Healey's Cornish Christmas Markets

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

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Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

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

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St Pirans Day Celebrations

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

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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, 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. 


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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. 


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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. 


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Padstow 'Obby Oss' Festival

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.


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Eden Sessions

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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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!

10th - 12th June 2021

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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. 

16th - 18th July 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. 

From 4th July 2021

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Rock Oyster Festival

Live music, performing arts, endless entertainment for kids, and of course fantastic seafood.

30th July - 1st August 2021

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

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

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Bude Carnival

Join in with the carnival celebrations for a fun filled day of music, dance and competition!


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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

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!


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Santa by Steam

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!


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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. 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!

TBC 2021

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Rogue Theatre Winter Wood

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

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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. 

5th-6th / 12th-13th December 2020

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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.

A fantastic place to stay with everything you can ask for. This is the second time we have stayed here and hope to do the same next year

The Old Smithy is a wonderfully comfortable and quiet place to stay and close to the Atlantic highway making travelling around very easy. Everything has been thought about and it is tastefully furnished. Lovely.

The Old Smithy is a delightful place to stay for a couple visiting Bude in Cornwall. It is supremely comfortable and well equipped. Everything has been considered to make your holiday a pleasure.

The Old Smithy is a wonderful place to stay it’s very comfortable, relaxing and feels like a home. We would thoroughly recommend it and hope to be back next year

This is a lovely property, very spacious, clean and comfortable. Excellent kitchen facilities, excellent bathroom with a lovely shower and comfy large living room. Good car parking with plenty of outside garden space. It had a large 60” tv that was difficult to watch in the daytime because of window reflection which had no blinds or curtains which could be closed. The bedroom also had the same problem making it daylight at 5am or whenever dawn broke. If you are much taller than us (5’8”) the bed will be too small. We found our feet were touching the footboard of the bed. There was also limited room between the bottom of the bed and the wall so one person will find it awkward getting into bed.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback, which has all been passed on to the property owner for their consideration. The owners really wanted to make the most of the design of this property to take in those amazing views and keep it feeling light, airy and full of charm and character. The apex windows have been left intentionally uncovered at the top and can be quite light at certain times of the day and certain times of the year, so it may be something to take into consideration when booking. But for those that enjoy a light airy space, this beautiful property makes for an ideal retreat. The bed is a standard double, so for those who are used to something bigger; again this is something that you may want to bear in mind when booking. Tanya, Customer Services

A comfortable and hassle free 4 night stay. Thanks

Very well equipped property, everything you need to make your holiday comfortable, although a dishwasher would’ve been nice to have but we ate out most days. Great views from the bedroom and kitchen, lovely big bathroom, very comfy bed and plenty of clothes storage. A variety of footpaths and country roads within easy walking distance that take you to the beach and coastal path.

The Old Smithy is a clean, super comfy, well equipped cottage very close to Bude and the beautiful beaches in the area. I would not hesitate to stay there again.

Old Smithy cottage is comfortably furnished to a very high standard. All kitchen appliances & equipment plus 60" TV, Sky & BlueRay are provided, anything that you would have or want at home is available at the cottage, the owners appear to have thought of everything Very close to the Atlantic Highway (A39) with great access to a number of beaches, towns and local facilities/shops The pictures of the cottage tell only part of the story, when you walk through the door you know you've found something special So good we've booked Old Smithy again

A great quiet restful place, ideal base to celebrate my 50th birthday. Prosecco and a birthday card as well. Well stocked property with everything you need, even a comfy bed. Great sea views to Widemouth bay from the kitchen window and great cow views from the bedroom haha. Highly recommended. Don't take my word for it. Its a must. Thank you.

Had a fab week in The Old Smithy. Its very comfortable, beautifully appointed to a high specification. Very comfortable bed.

The Old Smithy is a beautiful place... designed, furnished and equipped to the highest standard. My wife and I were very comfortable there and enjoyed a lovely holiday. We hope to visit again sometime.

The Old Smithy will not disappoint you. It is very homely and relaxing. It gave us the Wow factor when we stepped inside. It has great places to visit nearby. With dog friendly beaches. Bude beach was great it turned out 15 yr old dog into a puppy again! Would definitely recommend and would also rebook. Thank you for a lovely week!

Very nice property which is well furnished and comfortable. Ample parking and a nice little garden. The property also has lovely views. My only complaint would be that the garden is not secure. As this property states they accept bookings with a dog I would expect the garden to be secure to prevent any dogs going of exploring! We took our dog and had to be outside with him while he was outside to make sure he didn’t run off! Apart from this, it was a lovely property to stay in.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at The Old Smithy. Whilst the property is advertised as accepting pets, this will not always mean that a property has an enclosed garden or suitable space for a dog, but we will always try to show that as clearly as possible within photos and descriptions of the property. We are so sorry if this was not what you had expected and this caused any inconvenience for you, but glad to hear that you had a great time here nonetheless. Tanya, Customer Services