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Down House

Elegant dog friendly holiday home near the beach in Bude

Sleep 12 across 5 bedrooms Saturday changeover Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Down House is a dog friendly, spacious holiday home near epic beaches in Bude. The sociable living spaces and five bedrooms are ideal for family gatherings or groups of friends up to 12, you can enjoy Bude town with ease, as well as Crooklets Bay just a gentle stroll away.

Down House couldn’t be better positioned for those that love to holiday by the ocean. Stroll for just a few minutes from this elegant holiday home and the delights of Crooklets Bay reveal themselves. Rocky outcrops on either end provide endless rock pooling opportunities while an expanse of golden sand at low tide allows for beach strolls, bathing or simply setting down a rug and relaxing. Away from the water, Bude offers fine dining and boutique shopping while the surrounding area has much to explore.


The facade is dignified and elegant, echoed by its interior décor and furnishings. A feeling of understated calm is created by the use of earth tones, natural stone and wood. An open-plan orangery invites hours of endless chatting or dining in style, all warmed by a rotating wood burner. The kitchen is vast and replete with modern equipment. Bedrooms are tranquil havens of comfy beds and crisp linen and a ground floor double bedroom is ideal for anyone with walking or mobility problems.


Perfectly positioned to catch the evening sun, the level front and rear gardens invite you to pause awhile with a glass of something chilled at the end of a summer’s day. Pretty planting and mature borders surround luscious lawns, ideal for a good-old fashioned game of bat and ball.

Things we love

Cornwall’s north coast offers the ultimate in holiday adventure. From Bude’s beaches and its iconic sea pool to the miles of South West Coast Path just waiting to be explored, you can spend endless days outdoors, every day different. Further afield, there’s Padstow for foodies or Tintagel for lovers of legend.

Would highly recommend
The house is a wonderful place for friends or family to enjoy the nearby beaches and coastal walks. It is well equipped and has a fantastic layout with laundry and wet room for those, like us, who enjoy messing around in the great outdoors. Fantastic entertaining space with underfloor heating. Beautiful, bright spacious bedrooms, quality linens, and lashings of hot water. The managers are efficient and sorted out anything quickly and without fuss. Would highly recommend.

Retreat Features

  • Modern, elegant and calm interiors
  • Gardens front and back to enjoy the evening sun
  • Open-plan orangery with woodburner
  • Minutes from Crooklets Bay
  • Dog friendly and great for large groups
Principal bedroom: king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: super king bed (can be made into a twin upon request)
Bedroom three: double bed with en suite
Bedroom four: two sets of bunk beds
Bedroom five: double bed

All bed linen and bath towels provided
Open planing kitchen/diner/living room
A good-sized garden with barbecue and dining furniture
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Saturday changeover
Arrivals after 5pm
Departures before 9.30am
With a ground floor double bedroom and nearby full shower room the house is ideal for those who have difficulty with stairs but it is not suitable for a wheelchair.
Dining takes place in the orangery around a large farmhouse table.
Spacious kitchen with island worktop, houses an American style fridge freezer, a vast Rangemaster oven and microwave
Washing machine and dishwasher in addition to a Belfast sink in the utility room and separate tumble drier
Two en-suite bathrooms
Family bathroom with cast iron bath and shower
Wet room
Downstairs shower room
Families with young children are very welcome and a travel cot, stair gate and high chair are available upon request
There is private, off-road parking for three cars


The seaside town of Bude is in north east Cornwall and was voted Best UK Coastal Town. Attracting families, ramblers, surfers and swimmers to its wild coastline and spotless beaches, Bude has an abundance of things to do, place to eat and is known for it’s epic golf course and tidal pool.

Travel times

  • Down House is 5 hours away from London by car on a quiet day and around 1.2 hours away from Exeter
  • Down House is about 50 minutes away from the nearest train station of Okehampton

Things we love

  • Minutes from Crooklets Bay Beach
  • Light and modern interiors
  • Lovely outdoor areas to enjoy the sun morning and evening
  • Close-by to eateries and shops in Bude
Availability & Pricing
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