2 Jacques Cottages
It is on the Devon/Cornwall border, north of Bude. It is within a mile of local National Trust sandy beaches, popular with surfers and families. Jacques Cottage is also within a mile of the South West Coastal path. Our cottage is regularly used by the family for our own holidays and contains every comfort to make a stay here truly “home from home”.
The main part of Jacques Cottage dates from the 18th century. It has three bedrooms, two double and one with twin beds. The rooms are light and airy with new furnishings. Two of the bedrooms have distant views of the sea and Bodmin Moor. The kitchen is hand-built and very well equipped with dishwasher, fridge freezer, washing machine, microwave and ceramic hob.
The dining room has an inglenook fireplace and the dining table comfortably seats 6. The comfortable lounge has an open fire and two leather sofas as well as a new flat screen television. The ground floor has fitted carpets throughout and upstairs there are wooden floors with rugs. The sun lounge is a real suntrap, and has plenty of games together with a table tennis table. Easy wicker chairs make this a lovely relaxing place to enjoy a quiet moment.
The cottage has a very sheltered garden with large lawn, and parking for two cars.
Within a mile is the beautiful, ancient Norman Church of Morwenstow. Opposite the church are the renowned ‘Rectory Tearooms’ together with ‘The Bush’, a 13th Century pub serving excellent lunches and evening meals. Local shops can be found at Kilkhampton, four miles distant.
The nearby cliffs and coastal path offer wonderful walking and superb views along the North Cornwall Heritage coastline, leading north to Marsland Mouth (nature reserve) and Hartland, and south towards Bude. The nearest bathing beach, Duckpool, is less than two miles away, and owned by the National Trust. There are many other spectacular surfing beaches within easy reach, namely Sandymouth, Northcott Mouth,Welcombe and Widemouth.
The nearby resort of Bude has many amenities including horse-riding, golf, indoor swimming, tennis, rowing, bike hire etc. Bude canal is very popular for rowing boats and kayaks and also for anglers. Alongside the canal is a very pleasant level stroll next to Bude Nature Reserve leading to The Weir tea rooms.
Bude has two large stunning sandy beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets together with a wonderful family friendly sea pool, first built in 1930. It is the oldest sea pool in the country and a fantastic addition to Bude’s wide-ranging and outstanding amenities.
There is a range of excellent pubs, restaurants, tearooms and cafés in Bude and the surrounding area.
Other places nearby to visit include Boscastle, Tintagel, The ‘Lost’ Gardens of Heligan, the Eden Project, Bodmin Moor, Launceston, Stratton, Crackington Haven and Hartland.
There is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this unspoilt and beautiful part of North Cornwall.