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Foreshore (five bedroom)

Charming holiday home close to the beach in Bude

Sleeps 8 across 5 bedrooms Saturday changeover Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
The Retreat

Foreshore is a grand Edwardian style, dog friendly holiday home situated in a desirable area of Bude. Sleeping up to 8 guests across five bedrooms (also available as a 16 sleeper) this Bude holiday home is perfectly spacious and ideal for those seeking a Cornish seaside getaway.

This property is also available to book as a 16 sleeper (full occupancy), just click here to view rates and dates.

With an enclosed private garden, a golf course right on your doorstep and a short walk to Bude’s beautiful beaches or bustling town, Foreshore is a brilliant base where you can leave the car parked up all week and relax…


This spacious Bude holiday home enjoys all the modern comforts whilst retaining elegant historical charm, features of which can be seen as you are welcomed into the home by the pretty wooden porch and beautifully tiled entrance hallway. Once inside, you’ll find the communal areas on the ground floor; the large living room features comfy sofas and golf course views as well as a pool table — a brilliant addition for family games nights! Along the hall, you’ll find the bright and airy kitchen diner with multiple skylights and windows allowing for ample natural light. This is a wonderful social space, complete with a kitchen island and everything you need to cater for large groups. A WC can also be found just off the kitchen.

All five bedrooms are located on the first floor, which is split-level (the second floor is available when the house is booked at full occupancy). Ascending to the first floor of this large Bude holiday home, you’ll find two lovely king sized rooms — one of which is the master. The master king enjoys large windows with golf course views and a small pretty balcony where you can breathe in the fresh Cornish air and enjoy distant sea views towards Crooklets beach (link). There’s also a twin room overlooking the golf course, two single rear facing bedrooms and two bathrooms which both have walk in showers.


Foreshore enjoys a private garden at the rear, accessed via steps leading down from the kitchen. There’s plenty of space for little ones to play and dogs to roam, as well as ample seating. Enjoy a fabulous barbecue in the sheltered garden and dine al fresco, enjoying a sundowner or two after the day’s adventures. There’s also a single garage at the rear for private parking; this space can also be used to securely store surfboards, beach gear and bikes and the outside tap is handy for washing off sandy toes.

Things we love

One of the best things about Foreshore is its fantastic location, meaning there’s certainly no shortage of things to do. This spacious Bude holiday home is just a simple stroll to Bude’s brilliant sandy beaches in one direction and the bustling town centre in the other — not to forget the golf course is practically on the doorstep! For those seeking adventure, we recommend trying out try one of the many surf schools on offer, such as Bude Surfing Experience who offer surf, paddle boarding and SUP yoga lessons. There’s also the famous Bude Sea Pool which is a must visit — the semi-natural tidal pool is a historical landmark in Bude and offers a safe haven for wild swimming. If you’re thinking about visiting out of season, wrap up warm and explore the wild beauty of the South West Coast Path which can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Once the day is done, head back to the comforts of Foreshore where keen cooks can whip up an evening meal in the fabulous kitchen and then settle in for movie or games night in the lounge.

Such a great spot and lovely accommodation!
The house was spacious and well equipped. The full size pool table was very popular. It is situated in an excellent location where the beautiful beach and local amenities are all in walking distance. We have booked again for next year and are looking forward to our next holiday.Very straight forward process and communication fab. Such a great spot and lovely accommodation!

Retreat Features

  • Lovely views of the golf course and out towards the coast
  • Edwardian charm with modern interiors
  • A short walk to popular beaches
  • Half-sized snooker table
  • Things to see and do right on your doorstep
  • Light, airy and spacious for large families
First floor:
Principal bedroom: king bed & balcony
Bedroom two: king bed
Bedroom three: twin beds
Bedroom four: single bed
Bedroom five: single bed

All bed linen and towels provided
Sixteen seat dining table in the kitchen/diner
Fully equipped kitchen with a range cooker with three separate ovens, two dishwashers, and an under-counter fridge and American style fridge/freezer
Comfy seating for all guests
Smart TV
Half-size snooker table
Two shower rooms (two en-suite)
Ground floor WC
Secure garden with patio furniture
There is a single garage at the rear of the property and unrestricted parking opposite the front of the house
Families with young children are very welcome.
A cot and highchair are available upon request
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome
Essential cleaning items
Gas central heating
Saturday changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
This property is not suited to disability access.


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

  • Foreshore is around 5 hours away from London by car on a quiet day, and 1.2 hours from Exeter.
  • Foreshore is 50 minutes away from the closest train station of Okehampton.

Things we love

  • Lovely views of the golf course and towards the sea
  • Moments from the beach and tidal pool
  • Wonderful selection of shops and restaurants nearby
  • Edwardian home for large groups and multi families

The Bude guide

Surfers take to the waves in Bude

Out on the water

With its rollicking waves, golden sands and stunning sunsets, the beaches in Bude and the surrounding area are a magnet for watersports enthusiasts. Seasonal lifeguards operate on all the main beaches on this stretch of coast (Summerleaze, Widemouth, Crooklets), so it’s a safe place for families to get out on the water. Make the most of the Atlantic swell and take a surfboard out with help from Big Blue Surf School, or have a go at paddleboarding or SUP yoga with Bude Surfing Experience. Or, if canoeing, kayaking or coasteering is more your thing, explore the rugged coastline with the friendly team at Shoreline Activities just off Summerleaze Beach. Freewave Surf Academy offers surf lessons and hire from Summerleaze Beach, paddleboarding sessions on the Bude canal and coasteering trips along the coastline.

Sea swimmers are in for a treat — Summerleaze Beach is home to Bude Sea Pool, Cornwall’s oldest (and biggest) tidal pool. It’s the perfect place for a salty swim without the waves. It was created in 1930 so that the locals in Bude could bathe in safety, and there are no fees or booking requirements — just turn up and jump on in!

Forever Cornwall Camel Trail Bikes

Adventure activities

Adventure seeking families flock to Bude to make the most of its epic coastline and fabulous beaches, but head inland and you’ll find plenty of things to do away from the coast. Adventure Bude is the place to try for high-octane activities — try a high rope course, mountain boarding, caving and rock climbing, all located at their purpose built site in the town. The sheltered waters of Bude Canal are perfect for trying your hand at canoeing and dragon boating (14-person canoes!).

One of the best ways to take in the sights of Bude is on two wheels. With roads and trails that are generally quiet and accessible, there are plenty of routes to tackle in and around the town, whether that’s the challenging Tamar Lakes route, or the family-friendly Bude Canal towpath and nature reserve route that winds through the town.


Eating out in Bude

With a smattering of brilliant eateries in the area, Bude is one of north Cornwall’s top spots for fine dining. Bistro-style Sea-Fever is popular with its lovely Summerleaze beach views, whilst the relaxed Scandi-inspired Electric Bakery serves up pastries and other baked goods from Wednesday through to Sunday (check out their online sourdough courses). Potters is a fairly new on the scene, having opened back in 2020 but is now a firm favourite with locals and visitors and has earned a listing in the prestigious Michelin guide, too.

Pubs wise, The Barrel is north Cornwall’s first micropub. With a maximum capacity of 40 people, this tiny pub in the centre of town sells craft ales from independent brewers and producers. The Falcon Hotel set just back from the canal is Cornwall’s oldest coaching hotel and serves up formal but unfussy food from their restaurant and bar in the town centre.



This is Bude’s main beach, just a quick walk from the buzzy town centre and within easy reach of our Bude holiday cottages. Despite its popularity and proximity to town, it’s huge expanse of soft sand lined with rows of colourful beach huts to hire means that it never feels crowded, even at high tide. It’s a favourite spot for surfers and bodyboarders who come for the powerful waves. There’s surfboard hire and lessons on the beach, as well as windsurf, paddleboard and kayak rental, too. Swimmers can take a dip in the Bude Sea Pool for free.

Lifeguarded? May-Sept, plus Easter holidays, Oct half term and weekends in Sept and Oct
Dog-friendly? Dogs on leads between May-Sept

Widemouth Bay

This beautiful stretch of North Cornwall’s coastline offers up a choice of beaches that all bring something slightly different to the party. Widemouth is a long, open bay (3 miles from Bude along the coast path) that’s also great for surfing, dog walking and rock pooling at low tide. A little further down the coast you’ll find the pretty shingle cove of Crackington Haven, which is flanked by tall cliffs — ideal for a spot of dramatic coast path walking.

Lifeguarded? May-Sept, plus Easter holidays, Oct half term and weekends in Sept and Oct
Dog-friendly? Dogs on leads between May-Sept

Crooklets Beach

This popular cove was awarded Blue Flag Beach status in 2022. Flanked by rocky outcrops which are brilliant for rockpooling families, this beautiful expanse of golden sand just north of Bude is a short walk from the town centre and is home to the Bude Surf Life Saving Club. At low tide it joins Summerleaze to form one long bay. It’s great for families with its play area, skate park and popular dog-friendly beach cafe just off the sand.
Lifeguarded? Mid May-Sept
Dog-friendly? Dogs on leads between mid May-Sept
Food & drink

Restaurants in Bude

A firm favourite, Sea Fever is fine dining without the fuss. Fish is caught in the bay and all other ingredients are local and Cornish. Try and bag the window seat for spectacular views over Summerleaze beach. The cocktail menu is definitely worth a gander, too! It may be fairly new to the scene but popular Potters has already become one of the best places to eat and drink in Bude. Their Cornish hake fish and chips is one of North Cornwall’s best, whilst the Cornish negroni cocktails include Bude gin and are especially delicious. Set just back from the canal, The Falcon Hotel is Cornwall’s oldest coaching hotel and serves up formal but unfussy food. The sprawling terrace sits under the trees and is the perfect spot for a drink when the sun’s shining.

Cafes in Bude

Right above Summerleaze, laid-back Life’s a Beach is perfect for anyone who’s worked up an appetite in the waves. Serving great beach café fare by day and a locally-inspired seafood menu by night. Open from Wednesday through to Sunday, this Electric Bakery on the outskirts of Bude is definitely worth hunting down for their artisanal sourdough, cakes and pastries, specialty coffee and craft beers. They’re staunch supporters of local producers (try their ‘3-mile loaf’) and great advocates of sustainable food — their menu reflects the seasons. Grab a table outside and watch the world go by.

Pubs in Bude

Cornwall’s first micropub, The Barrel at Bude is one of Bude’s tiniest venues with a maximum capacity of 40 people, selling craft ales from independent brewers and producers. About a mile from Bude in the village of Stretton, The Kings Arms is a 17th-century coaching inn with centuries-old flagstones, huge inglenooks and bags of character with an extensive menu features wholesome pub fare. Overlooking Bude’s inner harbour, The Brendon Arms has been run by the same family for centuries, serving homemade dishes using fresh local ingredients.

Local food in Bude

Bude and Widemouth Bay have plenty of places where you can get your hands on local produce when you’re staying at our Bude holiday cottages, from markets to fishmongers and delis. Bude’s weekly farmers’ market, held in the bustling heart of the town, is a great place to get hold of all your fresh produce and Cornish goodies to take back home.

Find out more about buying local in with our handy Local Food Guide to Bude and Widemouth Bay.

Things to do

Bude Sea Pool

The beauty of tidal pools is that you can take a dip with having to brace the waves, making it the perfect place for a bit of family fun. Under the cliffs at Summerleaze Beach, Bude Sea Pool is Cornwall’s oldest, created in 1930 so that the locals in Bude could bathe in safety away from the waves. Today it’s managed by local charity, Friends of Bude Sea Pool, who look after the upkeep of this semi-natural swimming spot. No fees, no booking, just turn up and jump on in!

Lizard Wildlife Unsplash

Maer Lake Nature Reserve

One of north Cornwall’s most important breeding grounds for overwintering birds, this beautiful wetland meadow reserve to the north of Bude — known locally as ‘The Pool’ — welcomes a variety of breeding, feeding and nesting bireds such as spoonbill, marsh harrier, sandpiper and whooper swans, amongst many others. the 22-acre site is also a fascinating place botanically, with a number of interesting plant species. Although you can’t get up close to the wildlife, the viewing gate allows wildlife watchers to catch sightings of the various birds. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Bude Castle

Once the home of steam carriage inventor Sir Goldsworthy Gurney, the wonderful Bude Castle is a fascinating little place to while away an hour or so on a wet afternoon. Exhibitions in the heritage centre delve into all aspects of Bude history and the surrounding area, from prehistory to the present day. Outside there are lawns to explore, and during the summer months the castle hosts family-friendly events, such as craft afternoons and circus skills days.


Guests Say
  • Ideal position

    Everything was great, ideal position for both beach and shops!

    Sue & family — July 2023
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