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  • Master bedroom - super kingsize
    Master bedroom - super kingsize
  • A view of the bay from coast path
    A view of the bay from coast path
  • Dining area into living area
    Dining area into living area
  • Dining area through to kitchen
    Dining area through to kitchen
  • Open plan living through to dining area and kitchen
    Open plan living through to dining area and kitchen
  • Something for everyone
    Something for everyone
  • Master bedroom super king
    Master bedroom super king
  • Beach Break Image 8
    Beach Break Image 8
  • Relaxing master bathroom with wetroom shower to side of view
    Relaxing master bathroom with wetroom shower to side of view
  • Master bathroom to shower
    Master bathroom to shower
  • Full size bunk beds
    Full size bunk beds
  • Attic double bed
    Attic double bed
  • Attic single bed
    Attic single bed
  • Al fresco dining with wood fired oven
    Al fresco dining with wood fired oven
  • We said only ONE on the trampoline at a time!
    We said only ONE on the trampoline at a time!
  • Just one of the toy stores!
    Just one of the toy stores!
  • Garden railway
    Garden railway
  • Wetsuit drying facilities
    Wetsuit drying facilities
  • Beer o'clock!
    Beer o'clock!
  • Full size bunkbeds
    Full size bunkbeds
  • Trampoline for all ages
    Trampoline for all ages
  • Back bedroom - kingsize
    Back bedroom - kingsize
  • If this photo doesn't swing it for you, nothing will! ;-)
    If this photo doesn't swing it for you, nothing will! ;-)

Beach Break

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Per week

from 750.00 to 1750.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Nick & Amanda Corston

Member since Oct 2009
  • Bookings Accepted:75%
  • Avg. Response Time:3 hours 40 minutes
  • Availability Updated:23 days 3 hours

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BFB's Overview

Set minutes from the surf and sand at pretty Widemouth Bay in the Devon/Cornwall border, 'Beach Break' (sleeps 9) is owned by one of Elle Decoration Magazine's top interiors stylists and has cool interiors to prove it. Fortunately for BFB users, Amanda is also a mum to two young boys and has give the house a laidback, effortlessly chic feel that is as practical as it is stylish. Funky beanbags and wooden toys sit alongside Robin Day/Erco and lovely Designer's Guild sofa. The kitchen-diner and conservatory are perfectly set up for family life and the living/dining room, with its sofas, large flat screen TV and log burner, is ideal for romantic evenings when the offspring are safely tucked up in bed. Best of all, the large garden has been transformed into a verdant entertaining space for grown ups and little ones alike with a trampoline, train track, sand pit, toys and a brilliant pizza oven offering hours of fun.

Amanda and husband Nick treated 'Beach Break' to a major renovation in summer 2008 and have cleverly converted what was once an unassuming early 20th century bungalow, although reputedly the former beach house of the Bishop of Cornwall, into a quintessential 21st century family beach bolthole. Other than the attic bedroom and a short (gated) flight of steps into the conservatory, it is all one level with a family-friendly open-plan living, dining, cooking space. Each of the ground floor bedrooms opens out on to its own deck or garden space, whilst the mature, quarter acre walled garden itself is heaven for mini guests and grown-ups with its brilliant train track, wood-fired pizza oven, in-built sandpit, table tennis table, and collection of outdoor toys.

The kids may be magnetically drawn to the toys, DVD and books, but parents will appreciate the muted Farrow and Ball colours throughout, funky furniture pieces, well equipped kitchen (huge range cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, blender and coffee machine), king-size beds with luxurious White Company linens and bathrooms featuring powerful contemporary showers and, in one, a deep and indulgent free-standing bath. The lounge has a large log burner, flatscreen TV, DVD and HiFi with iPod dock and the conservatory is the perfect family room with comfy chairs overlooking the garden and sandpit. Outside on the decked BBQ area there's a wood fire pizza oven which proves a big hit with mini guests and grown ups alike as they experiment to create the perfect pizza.


Accommodation Overview:

Beachbreak sleeps up to nine in four bedrooms. There is one superking with en-suite with access to garden, a second king with access to patio and secluded rear decked garden , a wood panelled attic room with a double and a single with fab sea views and a fourth bedroom with bunk beds and porthole window, popular with little ones.

Beach Break is approx 2hrs south of Bristol on M4 & A361. The owners advise that they can do the trip from West London in 4 hours there and 3.5 hours back in the evening whilst their little ones sleep.

Location Information

Along with its stylish and family-friendly interiors, Beach Break's other major plus is of course the proximity to the beach (approx 300m), village shop/post office/fish shop selling locally caught fresh fish and lobster, and the fabulous Bay View Inn (500m) which has great food, a kids menu, lovely views from its outdoor seating and, the holy grail of all family pubs, a bouncy castle. It’s just as well suited to a family lunch as a child-free evening meal, although if babysitting is booked, it would be a shame not to catch the ferry from Rock to Padstow and sample Rick Stein's finest, or head over to Watergate Bay to Jamie Oliver's Fifteen - be sure to request a window seat and witness one of the World's best restaurant sunset views!


Just a short walk or bike ride away, Bude is a reasonably quaint Cornish seaside town with a few half decent restaurants, some good local produce suppliers (inc organic) and three well stocked major supermarkets. The ‘Life’s a Beach’ Café bar overlooking Summerleaze beach in Bude comes highly recommended for its beach-side location, stunning views and rare combination of good food, a drinks licence and a kids menu – even if it is fish fingers and chips etc.! The lido beneath it is ideal for safe splashing around and is patrolled by life guards in the main season. If less than perfect weather forces you indoors, the nearby Trethorne leisure park, Milky Way and Big Sheep are good distractions. Each of them has special zones for babies and toddlers with ball pools, soft play and ride on tractors.

Location Map - Beach Break is approx 2hrs south of Bristol on M4 & A361. The owners advise that they regularly do the trip from West London in 3.5hrs.

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Rates

5 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : £750 /week23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : £1750 /week5 Nov - 22 Dec 2016 : €884.175 /week23 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017 : €2063.075 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 15:00

Check-out time: 11:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 30%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Who owns this place?

After a career spanning a few decades as a pioneer in internet marketing, Nick saw Sir Ken Robinson's no 1 TED talk on creativity in education (or lack of it) and had a major career change by co-founding STEAM Co. - an educational charity to inspire primary children with creativity which he's now looking to roll out across the UK.

From cardboard to coding, Nick's done it all and been on BBC Breakfast with a cardboard robot and four 7 year olds as well as a news feaure on coding Raspberry PI's to a global audience of 100 million on Al Jazeeerah. Needless to say there' s a MakeDo cardboard modeling kit and Raspberry Pi waiting for you at Beach Break!

But it's not all computers - he's pretty handy and is forever pottering around Beach Break when he's down there - whether it's laying a bit more track for the garden railway with the boys or the jewel in his DIY crown which is the wood fired oven he built for the house - a gastro dream come true but you do your own taste test and decide!

Amanda is a well established interiors stylist and worked at Elle Decoration for ten years overseeing the style of the magazine and various shoots on location. If anything gets painted for Beach Break she buys a dozen tester pots, paints pieces of A4 which she sticks them up to see what works best in the lovely light we have down there. Yes, detail is everything!

What do they love about it?

Cornwall has always been a big part of our life. As kids our respective families took us on the seemingly endless drive down the A30 on family holidays before everywhere was bypassed. When we first met we spent many weekends camping down in Polzeath - surfing or trying to get people to play volley ball with us. Then some friends bought a place in Bude and moved down there. We stayed with them a few times and camped locally and realised what a lovely spot it is - quick and easy to get to, great local beaches, lakes, attractions and pubs. When we were faced with the need to move in London, with two young boys growing up, we couldn't face the stamp duty bill so invested it in our life dream - a place in Cornwall that we use as much as we can and rent to help with the monster mortgage.

We love the house for the same reason we're sure you will: Families - we have loads of stuff for children to do- sandpit, trampoline, swing, slide and garden railway. Surfers - we have a great beach a short walk away for beginners and intermediate surfers alike. On bigger days there are some pretty hard core breaks like the reef break at Millook for those that really do think they are hard enough. Friends - with 4 bedrooms, sleep up to 9, Beach Break is a great place for friends whether it's other families or lads weekends! Foodies - we have a great range of local food and veg suppliers, a great kitchen to cook it on, a wood fired pizza oven, a local cook who can come in to cook or drop meals off for you, local gastro pubs or Rick Stein and Jamie just down the road (if you insist).

What do the kids love about it?

Where to start - whether it's the trampoline, sandpit, toys, garden railway, walking to and playing on the beach, crabbing in the rock pools, beautiful woodland walks, or all the great attractions that Cornwall has to offer for all weathers. The Creally Adventure park down by Padstow is about £7 for a day pass and has some great rides (inc watershoots) and slides and a petting zoo that puts London Zoo to shame. Or go the other way to The Milky Way farm park up near Clovelly and see barn owls in the dark and ferret racing or the fantastic Launceston steam railway that runs out to a lovely farm play park with the liveliest piglets. We've even got young families in the lane who have had play dates with guests. Yup - we've got it all and it's yours to share!!!

Fast Facts

Sleeps 9+cots in 4 bedrooms comprising 2 x doubles with king/superking-sized beds, 1 tripe with a double and single bed and a bunk room with a set of bunk beds.

Airport under 2 hours drive

Newquay airport is within an hours drive.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

The surf and sandy Widemouth Bay is literally 300m from the front door.

Coast Within Walking Distance

The surf and sandy Widemouth Bay is literally 300metres from the front door.

Babysitting

Trusted local babysitting is available on request. Advanced booking suggested.

Nursery Gear (additional)

The house comes equipped with stairgates, cots and highchairs.

Indoor Toys / Games Room

A great selection of kids toys, books and games are supplied.

Outdoor Toys

A sandpit, trampoline, playhouse and selection of outdoor toys are provided.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

wifi provided

Fireplace / Wood Burner

The house has a log burner.

Reviews

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  • We loved the relaxed, lived-in feel of the house and the zoned garden, which meant everyone could chill out at their own pace.Review dated 02/08/2013

  • Owners very accommodating and approachable and property amazing you will not be disappointedReview dated 21/07/2013

  • We found this to be a place to be exceptionally good. Prepared to a very high standard and with wonderful features and furniture. Everything possible was thought of and the owners were only too pleased to help get the most out of the experience. It does everything it says on the tin - and more! Highly recommended.Review dated 13/08/2012

  • Beach Break was truly a relaxing and great family holiday. Nick and Amanda have really thought of everything - from the stylish interiors to the tonka trunks and trampoline for the kids (loved the bath dinosaurs too!) lots of things to do in the area and helpful tips - thanks to your neighbour Steve who bought us round some lovely steaks and sausages! Weather was pretty dire but we had so much to do and explore around the house that we never got bored. Great for day trips to tintagel, padstow etc but with the beach so close by there really is no need to go far. Would definitely recommend to anyone with children who is looking for a stylish and easy break away.Review dated 16/07/2012

  • Lovely house with a very well equipped kitchen and lovely garden / outdoor space and activities for the children and really comfy beds. The house doesnt really have enough seating in the front room for the number of guests but generally a good place to stay.Review dated 10/10/2011

  • We got back home last night after a really fantastic stay at Beach Break. The house and facilities really were amazing and the property was so well presented and equipped...Fresh flowers from the garden in the bedrooms and some really lovely lilies in the kitchen/dining room served as a very warm welcome and set the tone for what was a outstanding week for us. The thought and care that have gone into preparing that house certainly went above and beyond what we have ever experienced in the past as a family and we all made the most out of everything on offer and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our time there. The trampoline was well used and loved by both of the children and I made the most of the BBQ and indeed the outdoor wood fired pizza oven was a overwhelming success. The owners were both welcoming and efficient and the guide in the house was really useful for us to get the most out of our stay.Based on our experiences both Lucy a ...Review dated 13/08/2012
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  • The house was ideal for what we wanted which was to give my son his first British Beach holiday. The garden was lovely, the beach only minutes walk and the trampoline was ridiculously exciting for an 18 month old!Review dated 03/11/2009

  • Wonderfully located, decorated and equipped and we would certainly return to Beach BreakReview dated 03/11/2009

We loved the relaxed, lived-in feel of the house and the zoned garden, which meant everyone could chill out at their own pace.

Owners very accommodating and approachable and property amazing you will not be disappointed

We found this to be a place to be exceptionally good. Prepared to a very high standard and with wonderful features and furniture. Everything possible was thought of and the owners were only too pleased to help get the most out of the experience. It does everything it says on the tin - and more! Highly recommended.

Beach Break was truly a relaxing and great family holiday. Nick and Amanda have really thought of everything - from the stylish interiors to the tonka trunks and trampoline for the kids (loved the bath dinosaurs too!) lots of things to do in the area and helpful tips - thanks to your neighbour Steve who bought us round some lovely steaks and sausages! Weather was pretty dire but we had so much to do and explore around the house that we never got bored. Great for day trips to tintagel, padstow etc but with the beach so close by there really is no need to go far. Would definitely recommend to anyone with children who is looking for a stylish and easy break away.

Lovely house with a very well equipped kitchen and lovely garden / outdoor space and activities for the children and really comfy beds. The house doesnt really have enough seating in the front room for the number of guests but generally a good place to stay.

We got back home last night after a really fantastic stay at Beach Break. The house and facilities really were amazing and the property was so well presented and equipped...Fresh flowers from the garden in the bedrooms and some really lovely lilies in the kitchen/dining room served as a very warm welcome and set the tone for what was a outstanding week for us. The thought and care that have gone into preparing that house certainly went above and beyond what we have ever experienced in the past as a family and we all made the most out of everything on offer and thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our time there. The trampoline was well used and loved by both of the children and I made the most of the BBQ and indeed the outdoor wood fired pizza oven was a overwhelming success. The owners were both welcoming and efficient and the guide in the house was really useful for us to get the most out of our stay.
Based on our experiences both Lucy and I will certainly consider booking with BFB again and would have no hesitation to recommend the site and indeed Beach Break to our friends and colleagues. Please consider us to be extremely happy customers!

The house was ideal for what we wanted which was to give my son his first British Beach holiday. The garden was lovely, the beach only minutes walk and the trampoline was ridiculously exciting for an 18 month old!

Wonderfully located, decorated and equipped and we would certainly return to Beach Break

Parent Rated*

5/5
  • Overall Experience
  • Child-Friendliness
  • Location
  • Hospitality / Welcome
  • Interiors

*Ratings by verified BFB guests who stayed here with young children.
Rated by 13 guests.



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