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  • Kitchen/diner
    Kitchen/diner
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  • Kitchen
    Kitchen
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  • Kingsize double bedroom upstairs
    Kingsize double bedroom upstairs
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    Kingsize bedroom upstairs
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  • The 3rd bedroom can be arranged as a super kingsize or twin bed
    The 3rd bedroom can be arranged as a super kingsize or twin bed
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  • Designed by Award Winning Architects
    Designed by Award Winning Architects
  • Close to some of the best surf beaches in the country
    Close to some of the best surf beaches in the country
  • Close to the South West Coastal path
    Close to the South West Coastal path

The Cob

Cornwall, United Kingdom

Per week

from 1600.00 to 2995.00 GBP
The Owner / Manager

Conrad Allen

Member since May 2012
  • Bookings Accepted:33.33%
  • Avg. Response Time:7 minutes
  • Availability Updated:23 minutes

BFB's Overview.

This stunning boutique barn conversion (sleeps 9+cots) was completed by award-winning architects, Feildon Fowles in October 2012 and has earned high praise since thanks to its funky contemporary design with a family-friendly edge.

Picture-perfect both inside and out, not only could its interiors easily grace any of the upmarket glossies, but its exterior setting is idyllic too, being nestled between two nature reserves with abundant wildlife yet just a few miles from the coast at Bude and less than an hour from the Exeter turn off of the M5.


Owners Conrad and Karen Allen, live just across the courtyard, although not overlooking, so they and their two young sons are always on hand for tips and advice, or as playmates for younger guests. Their experience with their own brood has encouraged them to equip the barn with families in mind and it boasts a useful list of baby gear and toys (see grey box left). Best of all, they keep a large organic vegetable garden and chickens and often invite guests to help themselves to fresh produce and eggs to get the most from this country idyll, complete with private woodland.

The clever architecture incorporates two private terraces and its own a large grassy garden, perfect for football, al fresco breakfasts (from the estate's own free-range hens of course!) or evening sundowners. Plus, the fabulous bi-fold doors between the open-plan living area and the eastern terrace bring the outside in, and mean kids can roam freely while in safe sight of parents.

Inside, the design combines charming, rustic features such as the tongue and groove ceilings and romantic log burner, with colourful accent walls and funky printed wallpapers to create an inspiring environment in which to relax as a family. The slick design features include tonnes of concealed storage so there's plenty of space to keep all the family's kit safely stowed away, as well as offering lots of brilliant hiding places for impromptu games of hide and seek!

Although flooded with light, with an outstanding view from both upstairs and downstairs, bed-room blackout blinds, underfloor heating, the aforementioned log burner, cosy sofas, huge beds and luxury bed linens make it as cosy at night as it is light and bright by day, helped along by the kind of contemporary luxuries guests can expect from a highly rated BFB property such as REN toiletries, flat screen TVs and Bose sound systems.

Accommodation Overview:

The Cob sleeps 8-9+cots in 4-bedrooms, comprising a ground floor double with king-sized bed and ensuite shower room and, upstairs, another double with king-sized bed, a twin bedroom with two singles that can be zipped and linked into a king-size bed, and a fun bunk room with additional truckle bed for a 3rd child. The upstairs also houses a large family bathroom.

Back downstairs, theres a very large open plan lounge, kitchen diner equipped with a roomy dining table to comfortably sit 10 and all mod cons including dishwasher, microwave,

Location Information

Just a short drive away is Bude- 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

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Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

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Rates

3 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 : £1995 /week1 Oct - 16 Dec 2021 : £1600 /week17 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 : £2995 /week4 Jan - 31 Mar 2022 : £1600 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2022 : £2400 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2022 : £1995 /week27 May - 9 Jun 2022 : £2750 /week10 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 : £1995 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2022 : £2995 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : £1995 /week1 Oct - 15 Dec 2022 : £1600 /week16 Dec 2022 - 5 Jan 2023 : £2950 /week3 Sep - 30 Sep 2021 : €2326.948 /week1 Oct - 16 Dec 2021 : €1866.224 /week17 Dec 2021 - 3 Jan 2022 : €3493.338 /week4 Jan - 31 Mar 2022 : €1866.224 /week1 Apr - 21 Apr 2022 : €2799.336 /week22 Apr - 26 May 2022 : €2326.948 /week27 May - 9 Jun 2022 : €3207.572 /week10 Jun - 30 Jun 2022 : €2326.948 /week1 Jul - 1 Sep 2022 : €3493.338 /week2 Sep - 30 Sep 2022 : €2326.948 /week1 Oct - 15 Dec 2022 : €1866.224 /week16 Dec 2022 - 5 Jan 2023 : €3440.85 /week

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time: 16:00

Check-out time: 10:00

Payment

Reservation Deposit: 25%

Balance: 56 days prior to arrival

Pricing Notes

Special Offer - Details:

Arrival: , Departure:

Price: GBP

Discount Notes

Who owns this place?

Fast Facts

The Cob sleeps 8+cots in 4 bedrooms comprising a ground floor double and a double, bunk room and twin on the first floor. There are two bathrooms and an additional WC.

Coast Within 30 minutes driving distance

Many beaches within a few miles

Amenities within Walking Distance

The nearest shop/ pub is a couple of miles away so a car is recommended.

Babysitting

Pre-bookable babysitting available on request.

Nursery Gear (additional)

This child / baby friendly barn has a steriliser, bed guards, baby bath, cots, highchairs and a microwave

Indoor Toys

This child / baby friendly barn has a selection of toys, books and children's DVDs.

Meal Delivery / Room Service

Arrival night meal available from £10 per adults. Waitrose delivers to the cottage for those wishing to pre-order groceries, read-meals, toiletries, nappies etc.

Outdoor Toys

Outdoor toys available include a trampoline

Stairgates / no stairs

stairgate on top of stairs

Private Garden / Terrace / Balcony

There is generous grassy space for little ones to run around in plus a decked terrace.

Wifi / Cable Internet Access

WiFi is available at the barn.

Eco-Aware

Eco-awareness is strong here

Friendly Animals

Mini guests are welcome to help feed chickens and collect eggs.

2+ Cots and Highchairs

Two cots and highchairs available on request. Cot is travel type but with extra thick mattress

Hot Tub

This child-friendly cottage now has a hot tub

Reviews

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  • Perhaps it helped that we picked the first sunny week this year, but this really is an idyllic location! The Cob itself has been beautifully finished, and owners Conrad and Karen are incredibly welcoming. Highly recommended!Review dated 07/06/2013

Perhaps it helped that we picked the first sunny week this year, but this really is an idyllic location! The Cob itself has been beautifully finished, and owners Conrad and Karen are incredibly welcoming. Highly recommended!

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 1 guests.



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