Boutique Cottages in Bude

Out & About

Tucked just within Cornwall’s border, the seaside town of Bude is a veritable haven for those looking to swap the bright lights and noise of the city with sweeping beaches and salty air. Rewarding visitors with a melting pot of activities, world-class panoramas and an extensive range of well-known and independent eateries, this coastal paradise truly has something for everyone.

Particularly suited to bathers and boardies looking to push their toes in the sand and listen to the mesmeric lapping of the sea against the shore, Bude’s array of beaches is a huge draw. Start your day gently coming to with the cry of gulls outside and the distant rumble of waves and savour the warming feeling that comes with another day of unadulterated bliss.

The perfect base for exploration, you can let North Cornwall keep you busy or slip over the border into Devon. Whether you are exploring the enchanting Lundy Island, hitting up the nearby theme parks, spread-eagling on the beach or simply coveting the most sumptuous spot in your Boutique Retreat, you are sure to cherish every moment of your luxury holiday in Bude.

Take a bite of the gastronomical smorgasbord that is Bude; home to a huge array of restaurants, cafés, bistros and more, there is somewhere for every palate whether you are looking for coastal delicacies, home-favourites or an exotic twist. Whilst knowing where to start can be a little overwhelming, a trip to one of the town’s seafood restaurants is a must. Life's a Beach overlooks Summerleaze beach and the Bay View Inn sits above Widemouth Bay, both offering a wonderful dining experience and superb location with jaw-dropping views.

For a more unusual spot, the Weir is a fantastic café and wildlife centre on the Bude Canal, while the Barge offers cuisine on the water. For traditional pub vibes, the Preston Gate Inn is a popular choice while the Coachman’s Bar and Grill, the Surfin Frog, the Shack and the Olive Tree all offer fun options for tucking into lovingly-spun repasts washed down with a tipple of choice. To pick up local produce to prepare in your luxury home, there is a weekly market each Friday in spring and summer, topped off with the ‘Budelicious’ Food Festival in September.

Once you’ve had your fair share of summer sunshine or crisp winter air for the day, there is no better way to wind down and reward your efforts than with a tasty beverage. Of course, staying wrapped up in your luxury retreat is a tempting proposition, but there are loads of places in Bude that are ready to welcome you in with a local ale, moreish glass of wine or a comforting hot drink.

Head to either the Beach Hotel, North Coast Wines and the Barrel micropub if you are a fan of cocktails and independent labels. Situated in the town centre, North Coast Wines is part coffee shop, part cocktail and wine bar, part off-license; an excellent combination covering all bases! Oozing cool vibes and hosting a huge number of locally-sourced drinks, it is a must-visit.

Of course, with more pubs and bars than you could shake a stick at, you’ll never be short of somewhere comfortable to sit, whether you are looking for a traditional pub, chic bar or seaview restaurant watching a jaw-dropping sunset burning through the sky in a blaze of red, orange and yellow.

Arriving in Bude, one thing that should be on everyone’s agenda for at least a day or two is the beach. Blessed with multiple glorious beaches, including year-round dog-friendly options like Sandymouth Beach, you will find the promise of powdery-soft sand, invigorating seas and brilliantly blue skies hard to resist. Especially alluring for sports enthusiasts, the area is host to countless adventure opportunities, including surfing, kayaking, coasteering and more. Don your wetsuit, grab your towel and take to the water ready for an unforgettable experience.

A great arena for cyclists, Bude and its verdant surrounds are veined by a network of trails and routes with something for all abilities. A slight change of scene, Tamar Lakes are equally as lovely for leisurely strolls and afternoons by the water; roll up a picnic blanket and grab a pair of binoculars and pick a spot on the flower-dotted banks to watch both the resident and migratory birds. To learn a little more about the local area, you can dive back in time at the Castle Bude or take an even greater stride with Bude Geological Walks.

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