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Hot tub
Rear view of the property and hot tub
Private games room attached to the cottage
Lounge
Embrace country living
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with WC
Rear garden with hot tub
Beautiful Bude nearby
Port Issac harbour nearby
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2 / 13  Rear view of the property and hot tub
3 / 13  Private games room attached to the cottage
4 / 13  Lounge
5 / 13  Embrace country living
6 / 13  Kitchen/diner
7 / 13  Kitchen/diner
8 / 13  Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
9 / 13  Double bedroom
10 / 13  Twin bedroom with WC
11 / 13  Rear garden with hot tub
12 / 13  Beautiful Bude nearby
13 / 13  Port Issac harbour nearby

Monks Retreat

Bude (6mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached barn conversion with private hot tub and games room set on a 200 acre working farm with beautiful countryside views, perfect for getting away from it all
  • Only 8 miles from the seaside town of Bude where you can explore the rugged coastline along the South West Coast path
  • Located on the Devon/Cornwall border, ideal for exploration and a short drive to sandy beaches and the region’s top visitor attractions
Property code: MONKR

Detached barn conversion, enjoying a tranquil location on a working cattle farm, close to the Devon/Cornwall border, and just a fifteen-minute drive from a choice of beautiful sandy beaches.

Enjoy rural living in a tranquil farm setting, with a hot tub and games room. Sized for smaller families, this detached barn conversion is one of two properties on a working cattle farm, near the Devon/Cornwall border. Enjoy a stress-banishing hot-tub soak, take in the view across green fields, linger over coffee on the sunny patio, or enjoy family meals in the bright kitchen/diner. Lively Bude, a classic Cornish seaside town with varied shops and dining options, is 8 miles away.

A charming combination of stonework and hand-formed plasterwork make up the traditional exterior. Inside, the ground floor has an open-plan kitchen/dining room, a comfortable lounge ideal for putting your feet up after a long walk, and the master bedroom with an en-suite shower/WC. Upstairs, there’s a generous-sized twin room with en-suite WC. Children will love the cosy pitched ceiling, cheerful pine furnishings and countryside views. The emphasis is on comfort and relaxation, with plenty of activities to entertain younger guests – in the games room, there’s table football, table tennis, a pool table and more. Outside, as well as the hot tub, there’s a sunny seating area and a BBQ to sizzle up a delicious feast. Two fishing lakes are accessible, and children can help feed the chickens.

There are three great beaches within 10 miles – Bude’s sandy Summerleaze Beach, with a tidal pool for safe bathing; Widemouth Bay, with plenty of space for beach cricket; and dog-friendly Northcott Mouth, not often crowded. South from Widemouth, inside the Widemouth Pentire Heritage Coast area, pretty Boscastle village is within 18 miles, and the ancient Gateway to Cornwall, Launceston, where there’s a castle to conquer and a steam railway to ride, is 16 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double (ground floor) and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 2 smart TVs + DVD players
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Electric and heating included
  • Towels not included
  • Private Hot tub (adults only)
  • Private Games room
  • 1 dog welcome
  • WIFI included (can be intermittent due to rural location)

  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub 1 mile, shops 3 miles, beach 8 miles

Alice Newby

This property is personally managed by Alice.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jackie 28th June 2021

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Reviewed by Bryony 26th June 2021

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Outside space is fab, private hot tub was brilliant and the games room was super. The holiday let felt dated but was as shown in the photographs when we booked. Slightly damp feel to the bedrooms and bathrooms but nothing major. A little run down in places but nothing to stop you from enjoying your time. Beautiful views and only 18 minutes from locRead moreal town Bude. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Mary 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by J 12th June 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The jacuzzi was a real treat we really enjoyed it. We also enjoyed the games room and played pool quiet a few times. It was also good to have a TV in the games room where my Husband could watch the Euro football so I didn't have too! We were really comfortable, a home from home. The Owner was very helpful and friendlRead morey. We would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 9th June 2021

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Cottage was very well equipped with everything you needed and more (lots of kitchen utensils and pans). Great hot tub and games room. Very helpful host. Would highly recommend. Thank you Tony.

Reviewed by Ben 3rd June 2021

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Reviewed by John 22nd May 2021

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Cottage was lovely, very welcoming friendly owner. Two donkeys and a pony in the field was an unexpected treat and plenty of land on the farm to explore if you didn't want to travel. Isolated location which is perfect for relaxing however most destinations to visit are only 20 minutes drive away. The games room great feature but also has a big comfRead morey sofa for relaxing. Spotty Internet service which is great for getting away from it all but some may find frustrating if the rely on it. Hide

Reviewed by Antony 8th May 2021

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The owner was really friendly. Ideal for dog owners.

Reviewed by Jennifer 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 28th April 2021

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Reviewed by Jack 24th April 2021

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Absolutely loved the place, hot tub and games room. Thank you very much!

Reviewed by Rachel 17th April 2021

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Idyllic location, peaceful and tranquil. Owner helpful and friendly and has stocked kitchen with everything you need.

Reviewed by Steven 18th December 2020

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Reviewed by Abigail 5th December 2020

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Reviewed by Kim 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Lucy 21st September 2020

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A wonderful little cottage that is located perfectly for getting in the car and exploring Devon and dipping into Cornwall. Nice and quiet even though on a working farm and the owners were helpful and were there if you needed them. The hot tub and games room were brilliant and a lot of fun to use. Nice also to walk around the surrounding areas with Read morethe dog and explore neighbouring villages. Fully recommend and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Toby 19th September 2020

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Fantastic cottage, brilliant location. It was near enough to the beach but also far enough away to not be surrounded by tourists. The host was great, very polite and helpful

Reviewed by Julia 12th September 2020

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We have been having our holidays here for years. The people that own the cottages are very friendly. We have tried other places for holidays but keep coming back this cottage. Our dogs now feel they own the place. We started using the cottage when my son was very young and went on to take his friend then his girlfriend. We still enjoy the cottage wRead moreith just our dogs for company. The cottage is like a second home. Really near to Bude and local beaches that are dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 5th September 2020

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The property was a little tired and need decorating, but that aside we enjoy our holiday, the owner was very pleasant and his dog were well behavioured.

Reviewed by Graeme 4th July 2020

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Lovely cottage, in lovely location. Cottage was cleaned and prepared to a high standard - very welcoming and dog friendly. Games room and hot tub were added highlights, as well as plenty of lovely fields to walk the dog in on the farm.

Reviewed by Amber 11th January 2020

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Beautiful house with very friendly neighbours. Fantastic location with walkable things to do, will be back again!

Reviewed by Kathryn 14th September 2019

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Cottage set in a beautiful location..host very welcoming..cake & flowers on arrival...beds & all furniture clean & comfortable, easy to use nice powerful shower..property light & airy, hot tub all set up for us & a lovely experience, games room well equipped. Host very knowledgeable re area & very accomodating, & his dog very friendly, & nice to seRead moree donkeys & cows. Overall, a most enjoyable holiday, in a lovely well maintained cottage. Hide

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Hot tub
Rear view of the property and hot tub
Private games room attached to the cottage
Lounge
Embrace country living
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with WC
Rear garden with hot tub
Show 1 moreBeautiful Bude nearby

Location

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