The Escallonia Residence

bude, cornwall
2 bedroom - 2 bath
(1 review)
Travel dates:
£114 - £228 per night (GBP)
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Perks for the Parents

This pretty cottage in the shadow of a church in Poughill, near Bude, is perfect for a family stay by the coast, with Cornwall and North Devon’s beaches a short drive away. It sits on a public footpath allowing easy and safe access to the coast and inland, and is just a 20-minute walk from the South West Coast Path. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom with rainforest shower and there is a family bathroom with a rolltop bath. There is a pub 2 minutes’ walk away and there are plenty of great eateries in Bude.

Why Kids Love it

There is plenty at the cottage and in the neighborhood to entertain kids of all ages. Teenagers will love the nearby beaches for surfing and swimming - Bude's natural sea pool is particularly appealing, and surf lessons can be arranged nearby. Younger kids will enjoy paddling, rock pooling and building sandcastles. There is also a nearby park for young guests with swings and slides. The front door is a stable-type door so that kids can play in the secure, south-facing garden at the front of the house in full view of their parents.

Things to Know

Nightly rate listed is based on a 7night stay. Contact host for accurate pricing for shorter stays. Minimum stay: 3 nights outside peak season. Changeover day is Saturday: weekly stays run Saturday-Saturday. There is parking in front of the cottage and the church next door. Stair gates provided. Bedrooms have Egyptian cotton bedding and the roof lights have blackout blinds. There is a flat-screen TV with DVD player. There is also an iPod dock, Wi-Fi, and a wide selection of DVDs and games for both parents and kids. The cottage is equipped with a crib, high chair and microwave. Car hire is recommended for this rural area - there is no train station in Bude. Please note that pets are not allowed at this property.

About the Location

This residence is in Poughill (pronounced Puff-all), a quaint, quintessentially English village close to Bude on the Cornwall/Devon border. It is quiet and picturesque and has a beautiful church and great local pub. The cottage is a 20-minute walk to the stunning Cornish coastline and the famous South West Coastal path. It is also a short walk into Bude, a lovely coastal town with great beaches, restaurants and child-friendly cafés. It sits in front of a public footpath so there are lots of lovely walks on your doorstep. The closest airports are in Exeter (1 hour 15 minutes), Newquay (1 hour) and Bristol (2 hours 20 minutes).

Accommodation Details

This renovated cottage has 2 bedrooms (1 twin, 1 with kingsize bed and ensuite bathroom), both on the upper floor. The family bathroom has a roll top bath and the ensuite wet room has a rainforest shower. On the ground floor there is a living room with wood burner and a family kitchen with large table. The kitchen is well equipped and includes a dishwasher, microwave and washing machine/tumble dryer. The front garden is south facing and has seating and a barbecue.

Style Notes

Country cottage meets contemporary chic. The hosts are passionate about design and interiors and their signature trademark is crisp white walls and vivid pops of colour on furniture or bedding. They also love mid century furniture and have invested in some stunning pieces to furnish the cottage. The interiors are clean and crisp with whitewashed tongue and groove and slate-tiled floors. We particularly like the succulents on the shelves and the bright blue sofas.

  • 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
1 king
2 twin / single
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
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.

1 review

cynthia s.
Visited in April 2017
We truly had such a great time staying at this Cottage. Super clean, organised and beautifully appointed. Our two small boys just loved it. We would highly recommend this stay

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.