The Cob Residence

bude, cornwall
4 bedroom - 1 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
£140 - £360 per night (GBP)
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The epitome of a stylish family-friendly residence, this renovated barn sleeps 9 + cots and is packed with beautiful design details. Near Bude on the Cornwall/Devon border, it’s close to sandy beaches, cliffside paths and plenty of family friendly attractions. The residence was designed by award-winning architects Feildon Fowles and is contemporary, bright and conducive to a great family stay. There’s plenty of outdoor space, with a large lawned garden with soccer nets, and there are great views of the surrounding countryside from the upper storey. It suits a larger family or an extended family break and is near north Cornwall beaches and the delights of North Devon.

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
2 king
1 bunk bed
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 baby crib

What we love

  • The decor is fun and fresh, with patterned wallpaper, bright pops of color, a modern log burner in the lounge and underfloor heating throughout
  • While it’s very light and airy, there are blackout blinds for those who need to sleep
  • The lounge-diner-kitchen area is very sociable, for big family/group meals
  • One of the four bedrooms, a double, is downstairs, with an ensuite shower room, while the others are upstairs
  • They include a kids room with modern bunkbed and trundle bed (sleeping a total of 3)
  • And the two additional upstairs bedrooms are a double room and a double/twin, arranged as requested
  • There’s great provision for kids, with toys and DVDs, a treehouse in the woods to explore, chickens to pet/chase, bodyboards and surfboards to borrow and plenty of space to run about
  • It's right on the Devon/Cornwall border, near the famous north Cornwall surf beaches, Bude, Croyde and Woolacombe

Things to know

  • The residence is near Bude on the Cornwall/Devon border, around 4 hours by car from London
  • We would recommend hiring/bringing a car to get the most out of this residence
  • There’s a large family bathroom with bath and toiletries provided
  • A cot can also be provided with mattress; high chairs are also provided
  • The owners can arrange babysitting on request
  • Surfing lessons can also be arranged
  • The residence has a TV and DVD player plus WiFi
  • The residence is available on a weekly basis, Friday-Friday, during peak season; outside this time it may be available for short breaks.
  • The nightly rate listed is based on a 7 night stay. Prices vary for shorter stays. Please contact the host for accurate pricing for shorter stays.
  • Parking is free and on the drive outside the residence
  • The residence can be booked with The Red Barn Residence, sleeping a total of 13, for large family vacations and parties
  • You can pre-order a grocery shop to be delivered to the residence; alternatively, there are supermarkets in Bude, a 15 minute drive away
  • This residence has a Friday changeover

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Conrad A.
Member since November 26, 2013
We moved to Devon from London nine years ago to follow our dream and bring up our family by the seaside. It was a bit of a leap of faith but our boys, now 14 and 12 are avid surfers and we wouldn't change it for the world. Renovating Venn Farm, where we live, has been a labour of love. We now have three properties that we rent out for holidays, The Cob, The Red Barn and our latest edition Escallonia Cottage.

2 reviews

Wendy M.
Visited in July 2017
What a fantastic place! We had a great stay in a comfortable and stylish home. Hosts were helpful and kind. We loved the beaches and cliffs, boogie boarding, and exploring; we were happily surprised by genuinely fun archery lessons. We couldn't have asked for a better stay.
Kim S.
Visited in January 2015
A wonderful home with everything we needed for the kids. Highchair and stairgates made the whole stay more relaxing with our climbing 1 yr old. The boys and us loved the space, outdoor access and visits to the chickens! Awesome place that felt like a holiday... even with 2 small kids. And the recommendations for places locally were super useful.

Bude, Cornwall

Sandy beaches, a tidal pool and The Big Sheep

This North Cornwall town just over the Devon border has two sandy beaches, a romantic tidal pool tucked into the cliffs, playgrounds and riverside walks made for wildlife spotters. It’s a fantastic place for a family holiday - and if it rains, The Big Sheep, a local family theme park, has a great indoor play area.