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LARGE HOLIDAY HOME WITH HOT TUB, BUDE

Wyvern (four bedroom)

Large holiday home sleeping 8 with golf course views in Bude

Sleeps 8 in 4 bedrooms Saturday arrival Up to two well behaved dogs welcome Short breaks available
The Retreat

Located on the beautiful and rugged north Cornish coast just a mere 500 yards from Crooklets Beach sits Wyvern; this large Bude holiday home serves as the perfect base for an authentic Cornish seaside break. The house sleeps up to eight across four bedrooms (but is also available is a 14 sleeper), offering a plethora of rooms to explore across three floors, making it an ideal retreat for extended families and larger groups alike. Not only is it dog-friendly, this large Bude holiday home also has private parking plus a hot tub!

Short breaks are available from September – May (excluding school holidays), with arrival/departure options as Friday, Saturday and Monday (3 night minimum stay applies). Please contact the team here for more information.
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This property is also available to book as a 14 sleeper (full occupancy), just click here to view rates and dates.

Wyvern is ideally situated, benefitting from being close to the bustling town as well as Bude’s beautiful sandy beaches. Having been built in 1900, this large Bude holiday home is full of historic charm and character and draws inspiration from its oceanic surroundings with nautically themed interiors.

Inside

Set across three floors, Wyvern offers ample space for everyone to relax and unwind. Having been meticulously refurbished with a maritime-inspired aesthetic, there’s a seamless blend of modern comfort and inherent charm that winds its way throughout the house. The primary living spaces are on the ground floor and provide an ideal setting for gatherings of extended families and friends. The lounge, situated at the front of the house, offers peaceful views of the golf course and is the perfect place to gather for a cosy film night, or just to spend quality time together. Double doors can be opened up to flow into the dining room next door, which enjoys access to the back garden. The well-equipped kitchen features ample work tops and a large dual-range oven, so there’s plenty of space to cater to the needs of large groups. Towards the rear of the ground floor, you’ll find a generously sized utility area, family bathroom and a second lounge which is styled as a games room. The room is an ideal den for children as it comes complete with table football and PS4 — or for those wanting their own space.

On the first floor you’ll find the principal bedroom — a superking ensuite — which enjoys serene golf course views and sea glimpses. There’s also a king ensuite, double ensuite and a bunkbed room.

Outside

In the back garden you’ll find one of Wyvern’s best features — the fabulous hot tub, which can be enjoyed at any time of the year, whether that’s after an action-packed day on the beach or exploring the miles and miles of South West Coast Path. Take care of tired muscles and enjoy a relaxing soak here. As well as the hot tub you’ll find outdoor seating in the back garden, so you can enjoy a sheltered barbecue on a summer’s evening and there’s also a safe place to store surf boards and bikes. The outdoor hose is also perfect for rinsing off sand and muddy dogs — so wetsuits can be rinsed off, hung up and ready for the next day of adventures…

Things we love

There’s so many things to love about Wyvern — from its open and airy ambience, to its ideal location between the town and beach, or the gorgeous hot tub for ultimate relaxation — this large Bude holiday home is a wonderful haven to escape to. The golden sands of Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches — which were both awarded prestigious Blue Flag status in 2023 — are just an easy stroll away, as is Cornwall’s oldest and biggest tidal pool. Bude has an array of cafes, shops and restaurants to enjoy, whilst the coastline is a hub of water sport activity — try one of the many surf schools on offer, such as Bude Surfing Experience who offer surf, paddle boarding and SUP yoga lessons. We also love the array of bedrooms to choose from which offers flexible sleeping arrangements for multi-generational families and friend groups; keen golfers will enjoy the close proximity to Bude golf course, making it an ideal retreat for a golfing break. If you’re thinking about visiting out of season, wrap up warm and explore the wild beauty of the South West Coast Path, then head back to Wyvern and enjoy a relaxing evening in the hot tub.

Extremely well equipped
This place is fantastic. Bright and clean extremely well equipped with everything. Not too far from beach and town. Good use was made of the hot tub. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you for making our holiday a great one.
The Sullivans — June 2023
Features

Retreat Features

  • Large house big enough for multiple families
  • A few minutes from the beach
  • Hot tub included in your stay
  • Games room perfect for children
  • Moments from the South West Coast Path
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: super king bed with en suite
Bedroom two: king bed with en suite
Bedroom three: double bed with en suite
Bedroom four: bunk beds

All bed linen and bath towels provided
KITCHEN & DINING
The kitchen has a coffee machine, microwave, two dishwashers, an under-counter fridge and a range oven. The utility room has a workspace for food preparation and the washing machine, tumble dryer and fridge freezer are all housed here.
Separate dining space with bespoke table and benches for all guests
LIVING AND RELAXING
Three large sofas
Smart TV
Netflix
Separate children's den with table football and television
PS4
BATHROOM
Six en-suite rooms (five with shower, one with bath)
Downstairs family bathroom with bath/shower overhead
OUTDOORS
Outdoor dining space
Safe place to store surf boards and bikes
Hot tub
Outside hose
PARKING
Parking for one vehicle is available at the rear of the property and unrestricted
Free parking can be found along Downs View
BABIES & TODDLERS
Families with young children are always welcome, with travel cots and highchairs available on request
PETS
Up to two well-behaved dogs welcome
UTILITIES
Washing machine
Tumble dryer
Essential cleaning items
HEATING
Gas central heating
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Saturday changeovers
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
ACCESSIBILITY
Three storey property with stairs
The property is not suitable for wheelchair access
Location

Bude

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

  • Wyvern is about 5 hours from London by car on a quiet day and 1.2 hours from Exeter
  • Wyvern is 50 minutes away from the closest train station Okehampton

Things we love

  • Close to the beach, town and South West Coast Path
  • Large hot tub included
  • Large and spacious for families
  • Views across the golf course
  • Perfect for multi-family holidays

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.

Beaches

Summerleaze

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
  • Perfect for a large family gathering

    The house is spacious and perfect for a large family gathering. It is an about an 8 minute walk to the beach and also close to the shops. We used the bar in the Kerenza Hotel (a two minute walk away) and also in the golf club house. Our teens enjoyed the hot tub and the games room. We enjoyed our stay.

    Julie & family — August 2023
  • Very clean

    Very clean and bright place which the family enjoyed. The kids loved all being together under one roof — hot tub a hit for me to escape...

    Susan & family — August 2023
  • Extremely well equipped

    This place is fantastic. Bright and clean extremely well equipped with everything. Not too far from beach and town. Good use was made of the hot tub. Would definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you for making our holiday a great one.

    The Sullivans — June 2023
  • Excellent

    Excellent. Was exactly as described on the website. Fulfilled all our hopes and expectations.

    Judith & family — May 2023
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