September 2020 availability

Our heated outdoor pool is open until the end of September. If you are lucky enough not to be restricted to the main school holidays why not book a break in September? Our September 2020 availability is below – early September is booking up quickly but we do have availability towards the end of the month.

We are in Marhamchurch, a 10 minute drive from Bude and a choice of beaches along the North Cornwall coast. Our cottages are a short drive from the A39, so a great base for exploring North Cornwall and North Devon.

Our heated outdoor pool is open Easter-September. Our hot tub is open all year.
Pool and hot tub

September 2020 availability

Farmhouse, sleeps up to 11 or 12: 1st to 5th September (£1350), 12th-18th (£1600), 22nd-25th (£920).

Manor cottage, sleeps 6: 21st-25th (£480), 28th – 5th October (£620). Shorter breaks also available.

Parsons cottage, sleeps 7, private hot tub: from 22nd September £520 for 3 nights, 26 September onwards £470 for 3 nights.

Pound cottage, sleeps 4: 19th – 26th (£600), 26th September onwards (£500 per week, shorter breaks also available).

Badger cottage, sleeps 6: from 28 September £530 per week, shorter breaks also available.

Cottages for 2: availability from 19 September onwards, £360 per week, shorter breaks also available.

Easter Holidays 2020

Are you looking for a break over the Easter Holidays? We have availability in our cottages in Marhamchurch, a 10 minute drive from Bude and the coast. Our heated outdoor pool opens on 3 April, in time for the main Easter Holidays. We also have a tennis court, hot tub, children’s games area and play room on site.

Heated outdoor swimming pool is available for guests from 3 April
Our heated outdoor pool opens on 3 April for the Easter Holidays

Our comfortable cottages are a 10 minute drive from the small seaside town of Bude, and about the same from Widemouth Bay. Lots of watersports are available nearby. Visit Tintagel and Boscastle, about 30 minutes away, or explore further afield into North Devon, along the North Cornwall coast to Padstow, or visit the Eden project. Walk the south west coastal path and explore local beaches.

Late availability offer

We have a late availability offer of 10% discount when you book for a week in the following cottages.

Farmhouse from 3 or 4 April – usually £1580, now £1430. Our spacious Farmhouse sleeps 11 or 12 in 5 bedrooms. There is lots of room for a group of family or friends to get together.

Pound cottage from 3 or 4 April for 4 or 5 nights £420 or £520 . Pound is a comfortable, modern cottage, sleeping 4. Also available from 16 April (minimum 3 night stay, £330).

Swallow’s Nest from 3 or 4 April or from 11 April – usually £550, now £500. Swallow’s Nest is a cosy barn conversion for 4.

Primrose from 3 or 4 April – usually £550, now £500. Primrose is a cosy barn conversion for 5.

Cottages for two – try one of our cosy cottages for two. Small but fully -equipped. From £320 for a 4 night stay, to £410 for a week (usually £450).

Spring is on the way!

We are past the end of January now and Spring is on the way after a very wet and windy winter. The spring flowers and blossom are starting to appear.

Snowdrops, some of the first spring flowers
Snowdrops in the garden
Early blossom on the tree in our entrance
We have had daffodils since 10 January this year and the blossom on the tree at the entrace was in bud before the end of the month too. 

Sunsets and sunrises

January highlights included some spectacular sunrises and we went to Widemouth Bay a few times to watch the sun setting over the Atlantic. Widemouth is just 10 minutes away in the car and the sunsets are spectacular. This is the only positive about shorter days!

Amazing colours in the sky at sunrise
The beautiful colours of a January sunrise
The sun setting over the Atlantic at Widemouth Bay
A January sunset at Widemouth Bay.
Sunset at Widemouth Bay
Widemouth Bay at sunset

The Eden Project

We fitted in a visit to the Eden Project too. We like to go in the winter while the ice rink is open, usually from October to February when it’s not too busy. The ice rink is great fun and afterwards you can warm up exploring the rainforest and the rope bridges in the tropical biome. The tropical flowers were beautiful this year and we saw pineapples and bananas growing. We also enjoyed a visit to the Mediterranean Biome, where we saw citrus trees. A real contrast to the bare branches and Spring flowers outside.

This year we took three teens and an 8 year old and we all enjoyed the afternoon. It is about an hour’s drive from our cottages. We always enjoy ourselves at the Eden Project – well worth a visit. It is not a cheap day out, but tickets are valid for 12 months (if you buy them as a donation) so you can always visit again if you are coming back to Cornwall. Buy online in advance for a cheaper rate. You can take a picnic which you can eat inside or outside, or you can buy food there, ranging from pasties and sandwiches to a full meal. Dogs are welcome, but not in the biomes.

Ice skating at the Eden Project's ice rink
The ice rink at the Eden Project – usually open October to February each year.
A tree orchid in the tropical biome at the Eden Project
An orchid in the tropical biome at the Eden Project
A beautiful pink Torch Ginger flower in the tropical biome at the Eden Project
A Torch Ginger flower in the tropical biome at the Eden Project. The torch ginger plant grows in southeast Asia.
A pineapple growing in the tropical biome at the Eden Project
A pineapple growing in the tropical biome

We have availability for short breaks and longer stays in our cottages until the beginning of April. We open our outdoor pool for the school Easter holidays on 3 April and we have some cottages available if you would like to get away then for a break with friends or family. Check availability here or drop us an email at for more information.

Winter break offers

Warm up with our winter break offers before 23 March. Choose one of our cottages with a wood burner, or perhaps Parsons which has its own hot tub too!

Try one of our winter break offers. 20% off any booking of 3 nights or more for 2 or 4 people in Manor (sleeps 6) or Parsons (sleeps 7), or for a group of up to 6 in our Farmhouse (sleeps 11).

Enjoy a bracing walk on an empty beach, or maybe a swim or a surf if you are feeling brave. There are lots of beaches to explore around Bude. Walk from Bude to Sandymouth at low tide. Explore Summerleaze and Crooklets in Bude. Perhaps go further to beautiful Bossiney Haven or Trebarwith Strand. Or you might prefer a walk on the coastal path to take in the views on a clear day. Then head back to your cottage and curl up in front of the fire with a good book and a hot chocolate. Or perhaps warm up in a hot tub. Parsons has a private hot tub in the garden. We also have a shared hot tub which is open all year round.

Private hot tub in Parsons garden.
Private hot tub in Parsons garden

Explore Bude or venture further afield and make the most of the peace and tranquility of Cornwall during the winter months. Perhaps visit the Eden project and try the ice rink (until 23 Feb) or try a visit to Clovelly or Padstow.

Email us, call on 01288 361521 or drop us a message on Facebook to book these winter offers.

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.