6.9 miles SW of Bude

Menaring Cottage

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Bedroom details

2 Bedrooms (Sleeps 4 + cot)

Bedroom 1

1 x king

Bedroom 2

1 x double

Perched high on the cliffs with uninterrupted sea views, this oh-so-charming cottage on the north Cornish coastline is just perfect for couples and families. Dog friendly, it sleeps up to four lucky people and sits in a pretty hamlet, not far from Crackington Haven. Step inside and you'll receive a warm welcome, where open-plan living makes the most of the incredible views, and means you can spend time together, whether you're cooking, eating, or simply sat relaxing and gazing out of the windows. There's two bedrooms, one with an en suite and the other with a separate bathroom, so both are well-equipped in their own right - a real plus if you're friends staying together. To the front, the amazing garden with even more spectacular views is the jewel in this retreat's crown, where ample seating and a secure space for dogs means you can truly relax and make the most of this most Cornish of retreats. Set on the north coast close to Crackington Haven, there's a host of things to see and do in the area, from Boscastle, Tintagel, Port Isaac and Padstow to the west and Widemouth Bay, Bude and the Hartland Heritage Coast to the east. Head inland and you have both moors - Bodmin and Dartmoor - for wild, spectacular walks.

Living and eating

The living space is gorgeously open plan with the kitchen and dining area to one side and the sitting area to the other. With vaulted ceiling, gorgeous stone floor and incredible sea views, this is a room you'll want to spend plenty of time in.

At the far end you'll find the cosy wood burner, set back snugly into the wall. There's a sofa and two armchairs to sit back in, and a pouffe to rest weary legs. In addition, there's a Smart TV for catching up on your favourite series or film, and a DAB radio.

At the other end of the room, the smart kitchen with blue and cream cupboards is fully equipped with everything you'll need, with an electric oven, ceramic hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, and washer dryer.

Between the two lies the dining table that easily seats four, set close to the windows to make the most of the views and a handy distance from the kitchen.

Sleeping and bathing

Menaring Cottage has two pretty bedrooms to choose from.

The master bedroom, with stunning sea views, is bedecked with a bed knobs-and-broomsticks king-sized bed, with wardrobes and shelving for storing away your belongings. With an en suite shower room, there's a pretty marble sink in the bedroom too.

The second bedroom has a sumptuous double bed, breath-taking sea views and a wardrobe and shelving to tuck your things away in. This has use of the family bathroom next door, which has a bath for long soaks (perfect after a long walk along the cliff tops) with overhead shower, plus heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Both beds have gorgeously soft linens, bedding, throws and cushions to ensure a deep, blissful nights' sleep.

Outdoor space

Set in front of the cottage and overlooking the stunning coastline and St Gennys Church, the garden is so peaceful and relaxing, a wonderful space in which to sit back and soak in the vista in front of you. With a table and chairs for outside dining and a bench for a quiet moment, you'll want to spend as much time as you can here. The garden is dog proofed, so your four-legged friend can enjoy it too.


There is private parking for one car, with additional on road parking available nearby.

Babies and children

Menaring Cottage welcomes babies and children. Please bring your own baby equipment with you.


One dog is most welcome, a second dog may be accommodated by prior arrangement - please get in touch with us to discuss. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.

In the Area

Whether you're a country lover or a fan of the sea or want a bit of both, you'll be spoilt for choice at Menaring Cottage. Just a few steps from the South West Coastal Path, a brief walk will take you to the top of Penkenna Point for astonishing views, from where you can also walk down to Combe Barton Inn in Crackington Haven for a well-earned drink or a bite to eat. From the cottage you can also walk to Thorn's Beach and Dizzard Wood, whilst if you pop in the car a short drive will take you to stunning Strangles Beach and its Northern Door, a huge stone arch. For water babies, there's an abundance of other beaches nearby for windswept walks during winter or long sunny days swimming; Bude, Widemouth Bay, Bossiney Haven, Trebarwith Strand and Polzeath are well worth a visit. Bude also has a fantastic open air swimming pool, whilst a plethora of other watersports are readily available too from surfing and stand up paddle boarding to coasteering and sea kayaking. Head inland and across the border into Devon to explore wild, untamed Dartmoor or stick to Cornwall and pay a visit to the Tamar Valley and Bodmin Moor - all incredibly awe-inspiring.

History lovers will adore Tintagel, whilst quirky Boscastle and its Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is a must. Further along, Port Isaac (of Doc Martin fame and the home of The Fishermen's Friends) is a must-see and it's also home to two Nathan Outlaw restaurants. Further along you'll find the Camel Estuary and Padstow, great for foodies!

Set high on the cliffs overlooking the north Cornish coast, this darling cottage for four is the perfect base from which to explore, and it's dog friendly too!

At a glance

From £635 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 + cot | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome (1 only)

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Autumnal escapes

Sandy beach nearby

Enclosed garden



Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner


check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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