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The Fort

Bude, Cornwall (Ref. 928563)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

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    “Mrs”

    Second time visiting the Fort and have booked again for 2019. Lovely property, very home from home feel. ...

    Second time visiting the Fort and have booked again for 2019. Lovely property, very home from home feel. The property is well equipped and carefully thought through. The boot room is a great advantage especially as we stayed with two dogs and 6 people! Plenty of storage. The views are stunning, you can easily sit in the window in the lounge for hours admiring the sea view. The steps are not great for people unsteady on their feet, but most places with great views are elevated so it is to be expected. Having one bathroom can be a little awkward if 6 people are planning to get out early but being on holiday that didn’t worry us. We weren’t really needing to rush out. The cooker isn’t great (functionality not cleanliness) and could do with replacing but more excuses to eat out or try a take away! One thing I think the property would benefit from is stair gates. This would stop dogs and young children trying to go up and down stairs. All in all we loved both our stays here and the recent redecoration of the boot room and the addition of the outside shower was great. We’ve booked a 3rd visit here.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful semi-detached cottage is in a fantastic position overlooking Bude Canal and just a few paces from the beach in the popular coastal town of Bude.

For traditional fun-filled family holidays, where every day is a lazy day spent on the beach, this delightfully quirky house could not be better situated, with the wonderful extensive sands of Summerleaze directly opposite and just one-minute walk away.

Arriving at the cottage, the whole family will be in a rush to get onto the beach, but take a while to appreciate the charming way that the owners have designed this lovely house with your comfort in mind that makes it light and spacious yet cosy and welcoming.

On the ground floor there is a really spacious sitting room with views to remember.

A well-designed kitchen with dining area boasts a skylight which lets the light flood in.

Upstairs, the three comfortable bedrooms make the most of the views, perfect to wake up to.

From the twin bedroom there is a small sun room, a lovely quiet spot to relax at any time of day.

Outside is a garage with table tennis to keep everyone entertained even on rainy days.

Bude, named the Best UK Coastal Resort in the British Travel Awards 2015, offers everything you would expect from a small seaside town deserving this accolade.

Summerleaze Beach where you will find yourself being drawn to each and every day has a tremendous range of activities for all the family, including the must-visit sheltered sea water pool, ideal for the young ones.

All in all, The Fort offers a holiday you will remember and one to enjoy at any time of the year.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single with pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility in garage. Sitting room with gas coal-effect fire. Sun room (accessed from twin bedroom).

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Garage with table tennis
  • Terraced garden with sun terrace and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Beach 1 min walk
  • Note: External steps are slippery when wet
  • Note: To gain access from the beach road to the front door you have to climb 16 steps and access from the front door to the back lane there are 11 steps.

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About the location

BUDE

Tintagel 17 miles.

Bude is a fabulous coastal town that once visited you will want to come back to time and time again. Bude has something for everyone, great beaches for relaxing, and building sandcastles on, rockpools for investigating at low tide and cafes to watch it all from. The rolling waves are great for surfing all year round, and the footpaths by the restored canal or on the North Cornwall coastal path offer you a superb opportunity to explore and appreciate the outstanding countryside. Bude also has a superb golf course, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley/indoor play area and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. It also has a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and excellent Information Centre. Within a short drive are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen. For days out, take the coast road north to see the lonely lighthouse above the sea at Hartland Point or walk or ride a donkey down the steep and cobbled village street (no cars allowed) of beautiful Clovelly to the harbour and the pub far below. Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle, King Arthur's castle at Tintagel, Doc Martin's Port Wenn at Port Isaac and yet more great surfing beaches at Polzeath.

View our recommended things to do in Bude.

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