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Views towards the property with its own enclosed garden
Spacious lounge/dining area
Spacious lounge/dining area
Relax in the lounge after a day of exploring
Spacious lounge/dining area
Beautiful light and airy kitchen
Stunning double bedroom with en-suite
The finer details
Double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom with en-suite
Contemporary double bedroom
Contemporary double bedroom
Thoughtful details throughout
Pretty twin bedroom with blackout curtains for a restful sleep
Twin bedroom with blackout curtains for a restful sleep
Private decked area with seating and BBQ
Shared outside space with play equipment and seating
Play area in shared grounds
Enchanting features
Play area with plenty of seating in the shared grounds
The shared grounds
Views towards the property with its own enclosed courtyard
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7 / 22  Stunning double bedroom with en-suite
8 / 22  The finer details
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15 / 22  Twin bedroom with blackout curtains for a restful sleep
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19 / 22  Enchanting features
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22 / 22  Views towards the property with its own enclosed courtyard

Ploughmans Retreat

Bude (5mls N), Cornwall

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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
grade 4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large property suitable for family gatherings in a rural location with ponies on site
  • Short drive to the popular seaside town of Bude
  • Perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall, within easy reach of many sandy beaches
Property code: PLOUG

Get back to nature in this glorious rural setting that offers sweeping views of the North Cornwall countryside. Set on a working farm a mile from the village of Kilkhampton, this large distinct holiday cottage makes a great space for a family get-together or break with friends. It has six bedrooms that can accommodate 12 people. From your doorstep you can enjoy some lovely walks across the fields and say hello to the resident ponies that roam the paddock. With the owner’s permission, you might even be able to feed them and meet some of the other farm animals too. You’re well placed for exploring the Cornish coastline, including the popular seaside resort of Bude, with its fine beaches and tidal pool that provides safe swimming whatever the conditions out to sea.

 

 

Inside, the ground-floor living room is a wonderful space to relax, with its two distinct lounge areas divided by the dining area. The main lounge area is where you can watch TV or listen to music on the hi-fi, while the second lounge area is perfect for relaxing and chatting over a drink. With its American-style fridge/freezer, the bright and airy kitchen has lots of room to store your groceries and fresh produce bought from local markets, ready for whipping up hearty farmhouse breakfasts and evening meals shared as a family. Two staircases, at opposite ends of the house, lead to the six bedrooms. Two of the double rooms have TVs and shower facilities for those who want more privacy. Outside, there is an enclosed courtyard and a private raised decked area where you can host summer BBQs. There’s also a large shared lawn area with children’s play equipment and pergola seating, plus ample parking.

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  • 6 bedrooms: 3 double and 3 twins
  • 4 bathrooms - 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and downstairs WC
  • TV, DVD, and Hi-Fi
  • Electric oven, hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles, beach 3 miles
  • Additional charge payable on arrival for charging electric cars
  • Arrival: 18:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Remember to pack your buckets and spades for fun-filled days out in Bude, 7 miles from the property. Summerleaze Beach is popular with families, thanks to its wide golden sands and colourful beach huts, while the smaller Crooklets Beach is great for surfing and rock pooling. Also, if you like beaches and surfing seek out the wild Widemouth Bay too. As the property is close to the Devon border, you can also explore the windswept Hartland Peninsula and picture-perfect fishing village of Clovelly (11 miles). Wander along steep cobbled streets, tuck into fresh seafood in the harbour and gaze out at the amazing views across the bay. Also nearby is The Milky Way Adventure Park – which the younger members of the family might be itching to visit to sample the adrenalin-packed rides, live shows and play areas.

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Views towards the property with its own enclosed garden
Spacious lounge/dining area
Spacious lounge/dining area
Relax in the lounge after a day of exploring
Spacious lounge/dining area
Beautiful light and airy kitchen
Stunning double bedroom with en-suite
The finer details
Double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom with en-suite
Contemporary double bedroom
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Amy Hancock

This property is personally managed by Amy.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 27 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 18th November 2022

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Lovely place to stay, was greeted with a bottle of wine, quality biscuits and fresh flowers, which says a lot, extremely clean, warm and everything needed for a break, all of us were more than impressed. Will definitely stay again in the future. Rooms and bedding were great as were the showers and bath, nicely prepared for a family of all ages, staRead moreir gates greatly appreciated, Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 28th October 2022

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Cottage was wonderful and definitely enough space for a party of 11.

Reviewed by Lisa 23rd September 2022

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Lovely property to stay in, lovely sized rooms and facilities. Great base for adventures, the owners were very friendly and accommodating, lovely people.

Reviewed by John 1st July 2022

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We had a lovely relaxing stay, quiet setting. Dog enjoyed his walks in the fields, accommodation was great especially for large groups.

Reviewed by Linda 24th June 2022

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Roomy cottage, but very noisy, one person gets up everybody gets up. Lots of cobwebs and spiders, removed over 20 from lounge in first half hour. Something scurring in or on the roof every night, very loud.

Reviewed by Julia 10th June 2022

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Our family holiday was 10th-17th June 7 of us with ages ranging between 4 and 59. The cottage was situated in a good location, nearest pub, shops etc. are a drive away or a very long walk! in saying this it was situated in a good central area to explore north Cornwall /Devon. The owners gave us a tour of the farm which was a real treat for us all iRead morencluding seeing the lovely kittens. We also took our dog with us and she enjoyed the holiday as we all did, would definitely recommend this cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd June 2022

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We loved this cottage - it was perfect for all the family to get together as a base. Floor boards were a bit creaky but this added to the charm of the place. Lovely enclosed garden safe for little ones to play and also the communal garden was ideal for their safety too. Very happy with our holiday and would definitely go again. Sign of a good holidRead moreay - we were all sad to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Georgina 20th May 2022

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We booked our break away for a family get together ranging from ages 3 to 53. There were 12 of us all together and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A good base to get to all the local attractions too. I would recommend using this place. Thank you for making us feel very welcome.

Reviewed by Satish 13th May 2022

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nice and warm cottage. everything available for a self catering holiday. we had accommodation for 12 people.

Reviewed by Andrew 24th April 2022

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The cottage had everything you could think of. We couldn't fault it in anyway just made the stay complete.

Reviewed by Julie 15th April 2022

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Perfect location for a relaxing holiday and the children loved the field where they played all sorts of games. We had a perfect family holiday with almost perfect weather

Reviewed by Celia 18th March 2022

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Lovely comfortable cottage for a large family gathering. We loved the open plan layout so that everyone felt together during the day. For nighttime, the two distinct upstairs areas, each with 3 bedrooms, worked really well for us.

Reviewed by Julie 14th January 2022

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Reviewed by Philip 22nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Sarah 29th October 2021

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Lovely cozy cottage, very clean and very warm. Fantastic facilities, great size, there were 9 of us staying and we didn't feel like we were falling all over each other which you sometimes get when so many staying in one property. Nice big dining area so we could all sit down together. Hosts were lovely, even showed the children around the farm and Read moreexplained all about the animals they keep which they loved. Big enclosed garden/patio area which was great to keep the dog and kids safe. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 15th October 2021

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Attention to detail was excellent. The cottage was very well stocked with all the utensils a large family party needed. The toys and large garden area to play in we're also a hit with the children. Overall we had a brilliant, relaxing time in a beautiful cottage and created some wonderful memories. The items left for our arrival were a lovely touchRead more and greatly appreciated. We would highly recommend and hope to return. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 10th September 2021

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A great holiday had by alll 12 of us and 2 dogs.. Brillant get-together. Cottage very clean and comfortable. The communal garden was a lovely surprise and well used by us. Our own court yard was great too the dogs enjoyed lying out there of an evening . Didn't realise the cottage was so near the cows but that didn't effect our stay. Loved hearing tRead morehe Moos in the morning and some of us watched the calf's being fed. The owners werre lovely too. Would visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 20th August 2021

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Cottage spacious for extended family (7 adults, 5 children + infant). Good outdoor space with enclosed courtyard and separate large grass area for children to play. Nice area and within easy reach of Bude. Friendly and helpful owners. Only criticism would be that WiFi was only effective at one end of cottage and broadband quite slow.

Reviewed by Margaret 13th August 2021

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Reviewed by Katie 6th August 2021

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Clean and tidy accommodation, with a nice area for children to play. Off the beaten path and no walking paths from the cottage so would not advise if this is what you are looking for.

Reviewed by Richard 30th July 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. There were 12 of us - 8 adults and 4 children and the house was spacious enough to accommodate all of us fairly comfortably. Good location with Kilkhampton just down the road and some lovely beaches within close diving distance. Lovely, enclosed outdoor area and used the bbq a lot as the evenings were generally Read morequite warm. We were provided with a few treats on arrival which was a nice touch. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Hide

Reviewed by Rod 9th July 2021

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A well-equipped barn conversion, beautifully situated down quiet rural lanes but less than 20 minutes from Sandymouth beach. Ample parking. Convenient local shops a couple of miles away at Kilkhampton. Charming and helpful owners. Large self-contained outside seating area with an excellent BBQ. Fantastic play area for youngsters although we only diRead morescovered this on departure! On the downside the wifi quality was very disappointing, and soundproofing is poor due to wooden floors and stud walls Hide

Reviewed by Josie 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Christopher 18th June 2021

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The Ploughmans Retreat is a lovely spacious and well equipped property, ideal for a large family/friends gathering and as a base for your holiday. There is plenty of parking for several cars. The courtyard to the rear of the property is enclosed and a safe area for children and dogs. My only observations are: The WiFi/Internet connection is very weRead moreak. The property is not very well sound proofed. Hide

Reviewed by Vikki 4th June 2021

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We had a lovely week in Bude. Plenty of space for all of us (5 adults, 4 children & a dog) Very clean on arrival, short drives to beaches & close to supermarkets. I would recommend to large families as you didnt feel on top of one another, plenty of seating for everyone. Secure garden, so we didnt need to worry about the dog escaping. Overall it waRead mores clean, large & central to places we wanted to visit. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 21st May 2021

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Very large and airy accommodation which was clean and very well equipped. Would definitely go there again, enclosed outdoor area brilliant for the dogs too.

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