The ancient village of Poughill (church, pub) with its pretty thatched cottages is on the far edge of Bude, 1½ miles from the sandy cove of Northcott Mouth and with easy access to Bude Canal. Off a hedgerow lane, 500 yards from the pub, is a semi-detached single-storey cottage, one of 14 on a neatly manicured, wooded site with indoor heated swimming pool (40' x 12' x 4' deep), games room (table tennis, pool table), laundry (washing machines, tumble driers - extra), payphone, shady orchard and children’s play field. Lovely, long views from Columbine Cottage's sunny patio (table/chairs). Inside, contemporary, neat-as-a-pin and comfortable with open-plan living/dining/kitchen (slimline dishwasher, microwave, fridge-freezer, electric cooker) with TV/DVD/Blu-ray and glazed doors to patio. Two bedrooms - a double, and a twin; bathroom (suite, shower over bath plus hand-shower); loo. Quiet, convenient and a brilliant base from which to venture out.
Bude: small, friendly resort with two magnificent sand/surf beaches (Summerleaze, Crooklets), natural sea water bathing pool, lots of grassy running-about space behind them, and canal through middle for boating, coarse fishing and swans. Shops, pubs, restaurants, beach café, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool/sports centre, golf, riding - an easy walk from everywhere. Surfing tuition/hire. Superb cliff-walking coast.
All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen, dining area and glazed doors to patio. Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin. Separate WC and basin.
Tintagel 17 miles. Bude is a fabulous coastal town that once visited you will want to come back to time and time again. Bude has something for everyone, great beaches for relaxing, and building sandcastles on, rockpools for investigating at low tide and cafes to watch it all from. The rolling waves are great for surfing all year round, and the footpaths by the restored canal or on the North Cornwall coastal path offer you a superb opportunity to explore and appreciate the outstanding countryside. Bude also has a superb golf course, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley/indoor play area and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. It also has a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and excellent Information Centre. Within a short drive are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen. For days out, take the coast road north to see the lonely lighthouse above the sea at Hartland Point or walk or ride a donkey down the steep and cobbled village street (no cars allowed) of beautiful Clovelly to the harbour and the pub far below. Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle, King Arthur's castle at Tintagel, Doc Martin's Port Wenn at Port Isaac and yet more great surfing beaches at Polzeath.
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