Short breaks – two night stays available

Short breaks – two night stays available in some of our self-catering cottages. In April and May (outside the main school holidays) we have two night stays available in cottages sleeping 2, 4 and 6. We have a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court on site. We have a games room and play area for children. We also welcome well-behaved dogs.

We are just a 10 minute drive from Bude and Widemouth Bay. Hilton Farm Holidays is a great base to explore North Cornwall and North Devon, or to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery around Bude. Surfing, kayaking and paddle boarding are available locally. The South West coastal path is a short drive away.

We are offering two night stays between 13 April and 25 May in Nook, Pear Tree and Stable cottages for two, Manor cottage for six and Swallow’s Nest for four.

Short breaks – two night stays available in some of our self-catering cottages. For further details please check out our calendar and pricing here. You can email us on enquiries@hiltonfarmholidays or call 01288 361521.

June 2023 availability

We have some June 2023 availability in our self-catering cottages. Our cottages are just a 10 minute drive from Bude and the coast in the village of Marhamchurch. We are in a peaceful, rural spot, but with a pub and shop in walking distance and just a short drive from Bude or Widemouth Bay. Hilton Farm Holidays is an ideal base to explore Cornwall and North Devon as our cottages.

Our cottages sleep between 2-11. We have a heated outdoor pool (open until the end of September), hot tub, tennis court, children’s play area and games room on site.

Heated outdoor pool

17 June availability

Parsons cottage last availability in Parsons cottage until 16 September (sleeps 7, private hot tub) £1050 for the week

Nook cottage sleeps two. Minimum stay 3 nights for £300, £490 for the week. The Nook is our smallest cottage and has great views across the countryside to the coast. A perfect getaway for two.

Pear Tree cottage sleeps two (with space for a cot). Minimum stay 3 nights £300, £490 for a week.

Swallow’s Nest Swallow’s Nest is a barn conversion sleeping 4 in a double and a bunk, with a balcony overlooking the pool. From £390 for 3 nights, £720 for a week.

24 June availability

Primrose cottage Primrose is part of a barn conversion, with a balcony overlooking the pool. Primrose sleeps 5 in two doubles and a small single. Available from 26 June. From £390 for 3 nights, £730 for a week.

Pound cottage is a modern cottage on one floor. It sleeps 4 in a double (kingsize) and a twin. Available from Monday 26 June – 1 July. Minimum stay 4 nights £640.

Short breaks in Spring 2023

Short breaks in Spring 2023 available in our self-catering cottages. Our comfortable cottages are a ten minute drive from Bude. We have a heated outdoor pool, hot tub and tennis court on site. For children we also have a play area and games room.

Our cottages are in a peaceful, rural location with great views across the countryside to the coast. Bude and Widemouth Bay, popular with surfers, are just a short drive away. Hilton Farm Holidays is also well-placed to explore North Devon and North Cornwall, with easy access to Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel and Padstow.

Our cottages sleep between 2 and 11 and are available for short breaks in Spring 2023 with a minimum stay of 3 nights. Check our availability here, email us on, call us on 01288 361521 or message us on Facebook.

Heated outdoor pool

Where to eat in Bude – restaurants Summer 2020

It’s a bit more complicated this year with social distancing restrictions in place, so please remember to book in advance.


Regular visitors will know the village pub in Marhamchurch, the Bullers Arms. This is about a 10 minute walk but there aren’t any street lights, so please remember a torch if you are planning a walk back along the lane. Find the pub on Facebook or call 01288 361277. The pub is not serving food at the moment but you are welcome to eat a takeaway there (see a few suggestions below) and they will provide cutlery.

There is a fish and chip van opposite the village shop every Friday around 4.45-6. Cash only. On Monday evenings over the summer there is a wood-fired pizza oven (Il Forno Pizzas) from 5pm at Court Farm Holidays, just opposite the pub. On Tuesday evenings there is a good wood fired pizza oven in Stratton in the public car park next to the King’s Arms – Alex’s Wood Fired Pizzas @AlexsWoodFiredPizza. Book in advance and they will have it ready for you. On Wednesday evenings there is a mobile chef at the Bullers Arms selling curry.

Just outside the village by the canal the Weir is a modern child-friendly cafe and bistro, open daily 9am-8pm, with a children’s play area. You can walk over the fields to Widemouth Bay from here, or into Bude along the canal.

Restaurants in Bude

Life’s a Beach is a long-established restaurant overlooking Summerleaze beach. The restaurant is open for breakfast until 7pm for food. The bar is open till 9pm daily. Good range of food and the fish, burgers, curries, salads are recommended. Children’s menu. Take-aways available to eat on the beach.

Sea Fever restaurant in the Atlantic Hotel, overlooking Summerleaze beach. Local chef and locally-sourced food. Open Tuesday-Saturday, 6.30-8.30pm.

Temple is a small, innovative cafe and restaurant open for brunch, lunch and evenings Wednesday-Saturday. Locally-sourced interesting food, beautifully presented. Good coffee too. Located on Granville Terrace at the bottom of town, along from the TSB.

The Deck is another relaxed restaurant on Summerleaze Crescent, in the Edgcumbe Hotel. Skewers, burgers, ribs, steak, good fish. Children’s menu.

La Bocca is a small traditional Italian pizzeria in Bude. They will also do take away and deliver to Hilton Farm Holidays. Owned by the family that run the modern Italian style restaurant at Elements at Widemouth Bay.

The Bank is a popular tapas bar. Open Tuesday to Sunday.

Potters restaurant and cocktail bar. New to Bude this summer and we haven’t had chance to try it yet. Cafe open Monday to Sunday, restaurant and cocktail bar Wednesday to Saturday.

The Barge is a cafe on a boat moored along the canal where you can get lunches, good coffee and cake.

Rosie’s kitchen on Crooklets beach serve ice creams and milkshakes as well as a beach cafe menu and pizza. Open 10-4 every day and also in the evening Thursday-Saturday.


There are several fish and chip shops in Bude – the Mermaid and The Plaice are both taking orders for collection. If you are looking for an Indian, try Mirchi or the Bay Tree in the centre of town. For Chinese try Tiandi.

Northcott Mouth

If you are heading for Northcott Mouth beach or enjoying a walk across the downs from Bude towards Northcott stop off for a cream tea at the Rustic Tea Garden, just inland from the beach. You will spot the tea pot sign as you walk down the coastal path. The cream teas are highly recommended but they also serves hot pasties and freshly made sandwiches. Find the Rustic Tea Garden on facebook or Trip Advisor. Open Easter-September-ish.

Widemouth Bay

If you have been to Widemouth Bay and feel like getting breakfast, lunch or coffee and cake afterwards we recommend the cafe and shop at Cornish Coasts campsite on the A39. Opening hours vary. If you would like an ice cream at Widemouth in the summer the ice creams at the Beach House hotel snack bar on the beach are the best, and the queue is usually shorter. Head north away from the car park. There are cafes in the Widemouth car park and also Blackrock. Trelawny Tearoom, just opposite the main car park, serve good cream teas – this year you have to book (01288 361946).

Coronavirus update for Summer 2020

We are currently open for holidays and taking bookings for 2021. Please note that we have made some changes in line with Covid19 guidance. We expect these to be in place until at least the end of September. Detailed information will be sent out prior to arrival but please check with us if you have any questions.

Our outdoor pool and shared hot tub

Our heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
Pool and hot tub

The pool and hot tub are currently open and we are using a booking system so each group can book a slot. We expect this to be in place for the pool until it closes (4 October this year) and we may well need to continue with the booking system for the hot tub after that. Unfortunately we have had to remove all the sun loungers and cushions from the pool area. There are a couple of benches.

Children’s Games Room

The Children’s Games Room is currently closed until at least the end of September. We do not yet know when we will be able to re-open it.

Check in and check out

To allow time for the extra sanitsation requirements we have unfortunately had to delay check in to 5pm. Please note this is not guaranteed and we will try to keep you updated if there is likely to be a delay. Check out is now 9am.

Coronavirus (covid19) and your holiday (as at 20 May 2020)

We are currently closed until 4 July which is the earliest possible date accommodation providers will be allowed to open under the government’s latest guidance. All bookings up till 4 July have been postponed or refunded. We have been in contact with guests who have a booking in July to update them on the situation. We are taking bookings from 4 July onwards at present. If you wish to make a booking for July or August 2020 we are happy to do this on the basis of a 10% deposit (rather than the usual 25%) due to the uncertainty over opening dates. We are asking all guests not to pay the balance due for stays in July and August 2020 until we are sure when we can open.

We are currently reviewing cleaning procedures and use of our shared facilities. We will continue to update you as more government guidance becomes available.

Corona Virus (Covid19) and your holiday (as of 22 March 2020)

Sadly we have decided to close temporarily and we are not taking any new bookings for holidays before 31 May. We will review this as and when government advice changes.

We are in the process of contacting guests who have bookings for holidays before 31 May.

This is a very difficult time for everyone and we are really sad to be closing. However, thinking of our guests and the local community, we have decided this is the most responsible way forward. We hope to see you all in Cornwall soon – the beaches, sunsets and cream teas will still be here. Stay healthy.

Bookings from 1 June 2020 onwards

As of today (22 March), our usual booking terms and conditions apply for bookings from 1 June onwards. We will keep this under review as government guidance changes. Please contact us if you have any concerns about a booking after 1 June.

Swimming pool…

It’s that time of year, now that Christmas is over, when we start to think optimistically about warmer weather and opening our outdoor swimming pool ready for the summer season.

Our heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
Pool and hot tub

We open our heated outdoor swimming pool for the start of the main school Easter holidays each year, until the end of September. In 2020 our pool will be open from 3 April until 30 September. Fingers crossed for some warm, sunny weather. The hot tub is open all year round.

Bookings for Easter and the summer are going quickly. Please take a look at live availability here, or email us We are 10 minutes from Bude and the beautiful North Cornwall coast. There are lots of beaches to explore, from secluded sandy coves to family-friendly Summerleaze in Bude with the Bude Sea Pool. The local beaches at Widemouth Bay and in Bude are popular with surfers. You can book lessons and hire boards and wetsuits locally.

We are in a rural location on the edge of a village, but just a short drive from the A39, so a great base for exploring the North Cornwall and North Devon coast. Padstow, Clovelly, Port Isaac and Polzeath are all within 30 minutes to an hour away. Further afield, the Eden Project is about an hour’s drive and the Lost Gardens of Heligan slightly further.

Summer holidays in Bude

Well, the summer holidays in Bude 2019 are almost over and the children will soon be back at school. For those who are lucky enough not to be restricted to the school holidays, September is a good month to visit Cornwall. The beaches – and those narrow country lanes – will be quieter. Hopefully we will still get some sunshine and good weather. For September offers please take a look at our late availability page.

We are now taking bookings for Summer 2020. Our cottages are just 10 minutes from Bude and a choice of beaches. We have a heated outdoor pool (Easter holidays-end September) and hot tub on site, as well as a children’s play area and games room. For those wanting a bit more luxury, Parsons cottage (sleeps 7) now has a private hot tub in the garden.

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


Bude is a small seaside town on the North Cornish coast, a great spot for a holiday. It is relatively quiet and unspoilt. Even in July and August you can get away from the crowds and find a quiet beach. We are in a peaceful rural location on the edge of a village, but we are just a short drive from Bude and the coast. Access to the A39 is easy so this a good base for exploring North Devon as well as North Cornwall.

Families with small children will enjoy the sandy beaches. There are plenty of rock pools to explore and safe paddling in the sea pool. Bude also has a big indoor pool. There is also a soft play centre with bowling in case the weather is not so good.

If you enjoy watersports there is a lot of choice within the area. Kayaking, canoeing and stand up paddle boarding are available on the canal, the sea pool and nearby Tamar Lakes as well as the sea. There are some good spots for surfing and body boarding along the coast, with Widemouth Bay just a few minutes away.

Private hot tub for Parsons cottage

Parsons cottage now has a private hot tub in the garden! Parsons is a modern, spacious cottage which sleeps 7 in comfortable accommodation. The cottage has an open plan living area with well-equipped kitchen, woodburner and dining area. There are two double bedrooms, one ensuite with a great view. There is also a twin room and a small single. Parsons has a private garden and the hot tub is a great addition. Ideal for an extended family or group of friends to get together and enjoy a relaxing break.

Parsons is fully booked for the main school holidays this summer but it is still available between 6 and 20 July and from 31 August. We also have some short breaks available before 6 July. Or perhaps try a winter break, maybe even over Christmas, when you can warm up in the hot tub and then relax in front of the woodburner.

Relax in the private hot tub in the garden at Parsons cottage.
Relax in the hot tub at Parsons cottage.