Christmas in Cornwall

It was 1 December yesterday so to get into the Christmas spirit, we visited Cotehele, a National Trust house and estate near Saltash. Cotehele is worth a visit at any time of year. The house closes for the winter but the grounds are great for a walk. You can take your dog with you in most of the estate (not the formal gardens or the house).  The Cotehele Christmas garland is on display now until 5 January (except for Christmas Day and Boxing Day). The garland is made of thousands of flowers which are grown and then dried on the estate every year.

The floral Christmas garland at Cotehele house
The Christmas garland at Cotehele
The floral Christmas garland at Cotehele
The garland is 60 foot long.
Floral decorations at Cotehele house
Different colours have been used around doors.

We also enjoyed a walk down to the Quay with our dog, and then we had a wander around the formal gardens. Even in December the gardens are well worth a visit.

Autumnal trees at Cotehele
The grounds at Cotehele house
Cotehele's gardens
The formal gardens at Cotehele
Toby the dog enjoying his walk
Dogs are welcome on most of the estate, but not in the formal gardens or the house.

Cotehele is about an hour’s drive from our holiday cottages near Bude. We are fully booked for New Year 2019/20 but we do have some availability for Christmas in our smaller cottages. We are now taking bookings for 2020!

There are lots of things to do at this time of year. We love ice skating at the Eden Project, then warming up in the tropical biome. We enjoy walking on the beaches at this time of year – no mud and lots of space! If the weather is rubbish why not warm up in our hot tub, or curl up by a wood burner (Manor, Parsons and the Farmhouse) with a book.

August late availability

August late availability – one cottage remaining. Stable cottage for two people is available from 17 August for the week. Now £450 (usually £550). Stable is one of our cosy cottages for two, with great views over the countryside. Fully equipped for a self catering stay, the cottage has a double bedroom, shower room and living area with kitchen corner.

The living area and kitchen of Stable cottage.
The living area in Stable cottage

Enjoy our pool and hot tub on site.

Pool and hot tub
Our heated outdoor pool (open school Easter holidays -end September) and hot tub

Explore local beaches and the seaside town of Bude. Visit Tintagel Castle, Boscastle and Clovelly, or venture further afield to Padstow, the Eden Project or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

Northcott Mouth beach, near Bude
Walking down to Northcott Mouth

Cottage for two

Special offers August 2019:

LAST WEEK AVAILABLE Stable cottage, 17 August – NOW £450 for the week.

Are you looking for a cottage for two in Cornwall? We have three cottages sleeping two on our peaceful rural site near Bude. They are set away from the pool and play area, overlooking the countryside across to the coast. Our cottages for couples are cosy and fully-equipped with everything you need for a self-catering break. They each have a double bedroom, shower room and small open plan living space with kitchen area. Each cottage has outside seating. Dogs are welcome, usually a maximum of two in Pear Tree and Stable and one in the Nook. Find out more on our cottage page.

We have a heated outdoor pool (open Easter-end September), hot tub and tennis court on site. Our cottages are a short drive from Bude and Widemouth Bay. Just a few minustes from the A39, Hilton is an ideal location for exploring the North Cornish coast and North Devon.

Summer 2019

We are getting booked up for Summer 2019, especially the school holidays but we do have some availability earlier in July and in our cottages for two. Enjoy our outdoor pool (open from Easter till the end of September). Explore the small seaside town of Bude and nearby beaches.

Summer 2019 school holidays

Our family cottages are almost fully booked for the main Summer 2019 school holidays. We now have just omne week in Swallow’s Nest available.

Swallow’s Nest cottage – a barn conversion with lots of character, sleeping 4. Available the week of 24 August, £900.

July 2019

If you are lucky enough not to be restricted to the main English school holidays, we do have some availability earlier in July. Come and explore the local beaches before they get busy!

Spring flowers

13 July – last week available in our Cornish Farmhouse. Sleeps up to 11 in 5 bedrooms. The Farmhouse is great for a family holiday or a group of friends, with lots of living space and a private garden. NOW £1950.

29 June-13 July – we have availability in Parsons cottage. Parsons is a spacious, modern cottage with an open plan living space and private garden with hot tub. Parsons sleeps 7 . Popular with families and groups of friends.

29 June- 13 July – last weeks available in Pound cottage. Pound is really popular with families with young children as it is all on one level. Couples who want a bit of extra space also book Pound cottage.

Easter 2019

We have cottages sleeping 2-11 available over the Easter 2019 holidays. Our spacious Cornish Farmhouse (available 8-13 April, £1000, sleeps 11) is ideal for family get togethers or a break with friends. If you are looking for a cottage for a smaller group, we have modern cottages sleeping 4, 6 and 7 or cosy barn conversions available. Pound cottage is ideal for families with young children. It sleeps 4 (plus cot) and has a spacious open plan living area. Pound is available from 20 April (NOW £630 per week). Manor cottage is a spacious modern cottage sleeping 6 – 4 nights from 23 April £550. See more details on our cottages here . We now have some short breaks available.

There is lots to do on site, with our heated outdoor pool (opens for the Easter holidays), tennis court, hot tub and a play area and games room for children.

Take in stunning views on site over the countryside towards the coast.
Great views over the tennis court

Explore the area around Bude, voted the UK’s Best Coastal town in 2018. Bude is just 10 minutes’ drive away. There is a choice of beautiful beaches within a 10-20 minute drive. Try walks with breathtaking views along the coastal path or amble along the canal tow path into Bude. Hilton is just a few minutes from the A39, ideally located for exploring North Devon and North Cornwall.

Walk along Bude canal from Marhamchurch to Summerleaze beach.
Bude canal, ending by Summerleaze beach. Walk along the tow path from Marhamchurch to Bude.

October half term 2018

Are you planning a break over October half term 2018? We have cottages sleeping 2-11 available for short breaks or a week on our rural site near Bude in North Cornwall. We are 10 minutes from the coast so ideal for walks on the beach or the cliffs, watersports or just a relaxing break. There is a hot tub, tennis court, play area and children’s games room on site.

A sunset at Widemouth.

Farmhouse (sleeps 11 plus cots)

Curl up with a good book or film in front of the wood burner in our lovely Cornish Farmhouse. The Farmhouse sleeps 11 in 5 bedrooms. There is plenty of space for a big group to relax with two living rooms.

Available for 3 nights from 19 October NOW £700

Parsons (sleeps 7) plus cots

Parsons is a spacious modern cottage with a large open plan living area with woodburner.

Available for a week from 27 October £530

Manor (sleeps 6) plus cots

Manor is a spacious modern cottage with a large open plan living area with woodburner.

Available  for 3 nights from Monday 22 October or Monday 29 October £300

Pound (sleeps 4) plus cots

Pound is a modern cottage all on one level, ideal for young children.

Available for 3 nights between 22nd October and 25 October £250

Available from Monday 29 October, 5 nights £350

Badger (sleeps 6) plus cot

Badger is a cosy barn conversion sleeping 6

Available from 22-26 October, or from 29 Otober from £250 for 3 nights.

September 2018 late availability offers

Take a look at our September 2018 late availability offers. Visit Cornwall in early September after the summer rush. Enjoy the empty beaches and take in the beautiful views from the cliff path.

Widemouth Bay

Enjoy a dip in our heated outdoor pool and hot tub. Hopefully there will be some lovely September sunshine too.  You can see more details on all our cottages here.

1-8 September

Farmhouse (sleeps 11), great to get together with family or friends. NOW £1300 for the week, or short breaks available from £900 for 3 nights.

Manor (sleeps 6), a spacious modern cottage. £700 for the week or short breaks available from £370 for 3 nights.

Badger (sleeps 6), a beamed barn conversion.  £600 for the week or short breaks available from £320 for 3 nights.

8-15 September

Manor (sleeps 6), a spacious modern cottage. £700 for the week or short breaks available from £370 for 3 nights.

Badger (sleeps 6), a beamed barn conversion.  £600 for the week or short breaks available from £320 for 3 nights.

 

Bank holiday special offer for two!

August bank holiday special offer for two! We have one cottage for two available for the week from Saturday 25 August. NOW £450, usually £540. Shorter breaks considered. Our cottages for two have great views over the countryside. We have a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court on site. We are just a few minutes’ drive from Bude and the beautiful North Cornwall coast. Email enquiries@hiltonfarmholidays.co.uk or call us on 01288 361521.

Cottages for two in August

Late availability in our cottages for two in August

Are you looking for an August break for two? Our cottages are on a peaceful rural site on the edge of the village of Marhamchurch, just 10 minutes from the coastal town of Bude in North Cornwall. We have availability in our cottages for two on the following dates:

1 August 3 nights – £250

4 August 1 week 10% off – NOW £490

11 August 1 week 10% off – NOW £490

25 August 1 week – £540

Our cottages for two have a double bedroom, shower room and small, fully-equipped kitchen/living area. They are set away from the pool and play area, so nice and quiet, overlooking the countryside and the smallest one, the Nook, looks out towards the coast.

Bedroom in Stable cottage

Heated outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court on site.

 

 

 

 

Late availability offers for July 2018

We have a few late availability offers for July 2018 at our self catering cottages near Bude. Are you planning a break in July before the summer rush? Our comfortable cottages are on a rural site with great views 10 minutes from the coast. We have a heated outdoor pool, hot tub, tennis court and games room.  We are just a few minutes’ drive from the small seaside town of Bude with family-friendly beaches, the beautiful Bude Sea Pool and shops, cafes and restaurants. Hilton is close to Widemouth Bay, popular with families and surfers. Walk along the South West coastal path or try some of the watersports available locally on the sea, Bude canal or Tamar Lakes.

Badger cottage

Sleeps up to 6 in two doubles and a bunk room. 1 week from 14 July, £100 late availability discount – NOW £820.

Primrose cottage

Sleeps up to 5 in two doubles and a single room. 1 week from 14 July, £100 late availability discount – NOW £790.

Stable cottage

Sleeps 2 plus a cot in one double room. 1 week from 28 July £50 late availability discount – NOW £490.