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Atlantic Cottages - Seashells

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rates from: 339 GBP 414 EUR

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Bedrooms, Bathrooms and Shower Rooms in this property Sleeps 2+infant in 1xdouble bedroom with ensuite shower room
Visiting Spa TherapistDetails of a local mobile beauty therapist are provided.
Games RoomThere are bags of toys in ages i.e. under 1's, 1-3, 3-5, plus DVDs on request.
Outdoor ToysThe communal garden has lots of space for toddling about, some ride-on toys are provided along with a lovely wooden play tower - although best suited to over 3s as the slide is quite high and the swings aren't baby-type.
Friendly AnimalsChildren will get the chance to join in at feeding time and meet four-legged friends in the form of Tamworth pigs, Jacob sheep, hens, geese and goats
GolfGuests get preferential rates at Bude Golf Course.
Wifi / ADSL Internet AccessInternet access is available.
Coast Within 30 minutes driving distanceBude's excellent beaches are with 1-2 miles.
Additional Baby EquipmentGood quality wooden cots (with bedding although most bring their own) and high chairs are provided. The following are also available but must be requested in advance: stairgates, steriliser, baby baths and plastic crockery and cutlery.
BabysittingBabysitting is available on request.
Private ChefThe owners have contacts with a couple of local chefs who provide everything for a personal chef service.
Meal DeliveryThe private chef services can also arrange a meal delivery service or a selection of home cooked frozen food such as lasagne, pies etc.

Arrivals and Departures:

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00


Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival


Sleeps: 2 + Cot sleeping infants

Enjoying a tranquil small farm location yet just a mile or so from the beautiful beaches and excellent bistros in popular Bude, this quartet of pretty former farm outbuildings have been transformed into four luxurious escapes, ideal for small families.

Aptly named after shells, Abalone, Seashells and Periwinkle Cottages have one bedroom a piece, whilst Cameo and Oyster have two. Interiors in all four are high spec with luxurious underfloor heating, Philippe Starcke showers, plasma TVs and DVD players, plus well equipped contemporary kitchens, with dishwashers, microwaves and washer-dryers. Most rooms are flooded with light thanks to their high vaulted ceilings and light, bright decor. Their airy open-plan design is ideal for those with crawlers or toddlers in tow as they can roam freely but always within sight. Beds are indulgent with electrical position adjustment and, although there are no tubs, baby baths ensure shower-shy little ones are just as happy in the luxuriously fitted bathrooms as their parents - especially when transfixed by the in room TV.

Outside there are plenty of four-legged friends to interact with at feeding time with the pet Kune Kune pig, Jacob's sheep, hens, geese, goats and doves all calling the farm home. There's a large central lawn on which little ones can burn off energy on the ride-on toys and brilliant wooden play tower (not suited to under 3s) provided. Mums and Dads will appreciate the farm shop which stocks fresh produce reared or grown on the farm including delicious sausages, bacon, eggs and tomatoes - all you need for a hearty breakfast!

The combination of their convenient location, just back from North Cornwall's Atlantic Highway, and within a mile or two of Bude, plus their practical yet luxurious design, long list of useful nursery items (see list in grey box) and on-site attractions for mini-guests, Atlantic Cottages is the perfect coastal chic escape for pre-school families.

Accommodation Overview:

Seashells cottage comprises a double bedroom with ensuite shower room and an open plan living area leading onto the cottage's private deck with bbq and, from there, onto the the communal lawned gardens. The high quality kitchen comes with clean, white work-tops, fully fitted with hob, oven and dishwasher. There is a plasma television in the lounge area and a dining table for four. The bedroom has plenty of space for a cot and is fitted with electric beds plus an LCD HD ready television. The shower room has a luxury shower, complete with drench shower and body wash.

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From its setting just off the Atlantic Highway, the cottages are only a 20 minute walk by farm track to the village of Stratton with its friendly pub serving good food, especially the Sunday lunch. The bustling beach town of Bude with its many great beaches, bistros and bars is just a few minutes drive or a 40 minute walk away. Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches are ideal for young families thanks to their gentle slopes, golden sand and rock pooling opportunities. Both are patrolled by lifeguards in the main season. Summerleaze is also home to one of Britain's few tidal pools, which fills up with seawater at every high-tide and makes for ideal safe bathing. Bude's also a great spot for eating out. The newly opened Castle Restaurant overlooks the canal and Summerleaze beach and comes highly recommended with its Chef coming from London's Bibendium and using only the finest local ingredients. Kids feast on smaller portions from the main menu.

In such a lovely part of the country it's a shame to be indoors but if weather dictates it, there's a brilliant indoor ball pool and soft play centre and fun splash pool (both at the Harlequin Centre) within a few minutes drive. A little further afield, Trethorne Leisure Park, Milky Way and Big Sheep are great distractions, each with special zones for babies and toddlers with ball pools, soft play and ride on tractors etc.

For a great night out, don't miss the chance to sample Rick Stein or Jamie Oliver’s restaurants which are within 40 minutes by car/taxi. Be sure to request a sea view table at Oliver's Fifteen and enjoy the breathtaking beach sunset view over aperitifs. Closer to home, the aforementioned Castle Restaurant, ‘Life's a Beach’ and the ‘Elements’ bistro at nearby Widemouth are also well worth arranging babysitting for.

Past Guest Ratings: * (1 guests)

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*Rating collated since Feb '10.
All verified as genuine BFB guests who experienced the accommodation with young children.



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Truly wonderful holiday home for the week. Come rain or shine the bright, modern...

Truly wonderful holiday home for the week. Come rain or shine the bright, modern and comfortable cottage was perfectly equipped for our young family. We look forward to seeing you next year!

We had a great time in Abalone Cottage. We had everything we needed and the owne...

We had a great time in Abalone Cottage. We had everything we needed and the owners were really accomodating and helpful with any questions we had. We would definitely stay there again.

My family and I stayed at Atlantic Cottages, near Bude this Easter - we had a fa...

My family and I stayed at Atlantic Cottages, near Bude this Easter - we had a fantastic time. We stayed in Oyster Cottage which was very well equipped, immaculatly clean and even roomier than we expected! The farm itself was a real hit with our 4 year old son. We were made to feel really welcome by Verity and her family and he loved feeding the new lambs. We would highly recommend Atlantic cottages to anyone looking to take a family break in North Cornwall. We never normally go on holiday to the same place twice but Atlantic Cottages and its location had everything we look for in a holiday so I'm sure we'll be back.

Just wanted to say a big thank you. We recently stayed in Atlantic Cottages in B...

Just wanted to say a big thank you. We recently stayed in Atlantic Cottages in Bude which we booked through your site. Every detail had been thought about and the owners were really really helpful and friendly. They made sure our children got to see, touch and feed all of the animals which was great. The accocomdation was to a very high standard so as well as the children having a lovely holiday, we felt spoilt too.Thanks so much, we will use your site again.

very well equiped cottage, perfect for family holiday place small enough to cate...

very well equiped cottage, perfect for family holiday place small enough to cater for specific requirements and very friendly

we had a wonderful time in the cottage, it was perfect!...

we had a wonderful time in the cottage, it was perfect!

Only comments to vendor were the absence of any garden furniture for the pati...

Only comments to vendor were the absence of any garden furniture for the patio / terrace and we questioned the suitability of the glass dining table in the kitchen, given the material in question, sharp corners and risk to small children running around. Otherwise, superb! We've booked next year already.

Owner Profile

In 1999 my father had a vision to take a small run down farm just outside Bude and turn it into something fabulous. He wanted a farm that you could walk around in your slippers and for everything around him to be immaculate, he wanted to sell the best lamb and pork in the area and to have the tastiest eggs, he wanted to have fabulous accommodation and for his guests to feel truly welcome. This was no small task and it was another 8 years before he welcomed his first guests. The farm had been transformed, four barns had been converted into Gold Award winning 4 star accommodation, our Tamworth pigs and Jacob Sheep were doing their jobs(!) and that dream about the slippers?... It is still a farm after all but were are nearly there!

Our guests love it here and now in our third year they are returning time and time again. The best compliment that we frequently get is that we are child friendly in the true sense of the words.

Children will love it here. The grounds are beautifully laid out with gravelled paths around the farm leading to our animals. Pass the time of day with Connie, the Kune Kune pig or take Breeze, the pony an apple, check out the geese, chickens, Jacobs sheep and Pygmy goats. If you follow the path to the top field there are breathtaking views to the cliffs and the sea.

Around the cottages Tess, the dog, is always looking for someone to play football with and our cats can be found sleeping the days away in the sun.

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