Boots Cottage

Boots Cottage is a very comfortable, pet friendly and self-contained holiday cottage just a stone’s throw from the Bude Canal with fine rural views, an enclosed courtyard garden and off-road parking. There’s one double bedroom and a sofa bed. Located in the pretty hamlet of Helebridge, it’s half a mile to the village of Marhamchurch or walk into Bude along the Canal towpath or cycleway.

Boots Cottage is a delightful canal-view cottage with outstanding rural views with easy access to beaches. The cottage is a self-contained annex with its own front and rear doors, leading out into a seated courtyard area.

The accommodation includes a cosy lounge with eating and seating areas (including a sofa-bed), leading into a fitted kitchen with fridge-freezer and washing machine. Upstairs there is a spacious dual-aspect double bedroom with en-suite shower room. All rooms are light and airy with fine rural views. Internet access is available as is a selection of board games for cosy nights in.

Outside the cottage are pretty gardens and off road parking.  Guests also have the use of a characterful and secure adjacent stone outbuilding for bike and surf equipment storage and have the use of a washing line.

Bring your dog who would be comfortable and welcome downstairs. He/she would also be secure in the enclosed courtyard, and may occasionally be visited by the friendly resident cats next door. There’s even a hose to deal with the aftermath of any particularly mucky walks! Bikes are also very welcome – the cottage being right next to the National Cycle Network.

Level access along the tranquil canal towpath takes you into Bude with its golden beaches and canal wharfside activity, within 40 minutes.  A walk of similar length follows an old footpath over the fields giving super views back over Helebridge and to the village above. Onward, cresting a hill, presents a wide panorama of Widemouth Bay. This sandy beach, backed by geologically fascinating cliffs, is noted for surfing, but is also great for swimming and dog-walking. The southern end is available for doggie fun all year. Alternative routes back can make a circular walk, and if timed right, offer views of the sun sinking into the Atlantic Ocean.

Boots Cottage is well placed at the foot of rolling hills and offers many interesting local walks – with or without canine friends.  The picturesque village of Marhamchurch with ancient church of St Marwenne, community shop and village pub is a short walk away along the canal and route of the old inclined plane.

The Weir Bistro is a 5 minute walk from home and boasts views over the canal with fishing lake and conservation exhibition together with an enticing menu.

Wildlife is in abundance locally (herons and kingfishers are happy residents) and a bird-hide is situated part-way along the canal path into Bude where ducks and swans are in abundance. There is also the opportunity to take out a row-boat or do some crabbing.

There are many places of interest to discover a little further afield via car, bike or public transport –  Bodmin Moor, Boscastle and the Eden Project to name but a few. Truro is an hour’s drive and offers a culturally interesting town with many cafes and Cornwall’s  inspirational cathedral. The National Trust offers the working flour mill and superb estuary view at Cothele, with Llanhydrock and Trelissick estates affording beautiful parkland and flora.

There is so much to see and do that we hope visitors will be compelled to visit again (and again!)



Three in a double bedroom and lounge sofa bed

Shower room

Gardens and parking

Ample private parking for cars

Not suitable for those with limited mobility

One, or two dogs are very welcome

Helebridge, just off the Bude Canal

Perfect for:

We were delighted with the cottage-light and bright, with all we needed to make our stay relaxing and comfortable. Helen and Andy are such friendly, welcoming hosts, who have clearly put much thought into providing many ‘little extras’ that make for a great stay!

Astred Scales

Just got home from 8 days at Boots Cottage, Helen and Andy were great hosts. Loved the location for walking straight out onto the lovely canal walk into Bude. The cottage was big enough for the two of us and had everything you need, it was lovely, clean, and modern.  Great week, great hosts, will go again for sure…

Jean Dobson

What a little Gem! Boots Cottage was beautiful, it has everything you need and more, including crisp, white Egyptian cotton sheets! Fabulous! Helen and Andy are perfect hosts with nothing being too much trouble. Can’t wait to return. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Erica Durston

Boots cottage is a lovely cottage with everything you need provided. Great location. We were met with a very warm welcome from the hosts Helen and Andy. Fantastic cottage we would very happily visit there again. Would highly recommend.

Dave & Vanessa Hall

Great welcoming cottage was ideal for local walks along canal and into Bude. Lovely surroundings and close to The Weir restaurant which is excellent and local pub.Will definitely book again.

Paul & Lin Seeley

Everything we could wish for and so much more! This, for us , was the perfect base for our walking holiday. Straight out of the back garden onto the canal path: left to Bude, or right to follow the historic path of the plain keepers. Alternatively, from the front of the cottage, you can follow the scenic footpath, across two open fields, to access the coastal path. In fact you are spoiled for choice, which ever direction you choose! As for the cottage: exceptionally clean and modern, with beautiful rural views. Looking from the bedroom window we especially loved to see the resident heron, often spotted about mid-morning in the neighbouring field.  We were also very pleasantly surprised by all the ‘thoughtful extras’ that the wonderful hosts Helen and Andy provided, these included scones with fresh cream, jam and orange juice to greet us when we arrived and receiving traditional Cornish biscuits on leaving, for our journey home.  Like I said everything we could wish for and so much more!

Lesly Whitefield

It’s a cosy hideaway for two.  The hosts could not do enough, the area is lovely, close to the sea and many super beaches.  The canal walk is splendid. We are looking forward to returning.

Mr & Mrs Howse

Immaculate and had everything we needed. Enjoyed the wood burner. Thank you for everything.


Its a cosy hideaway for two, the hosts could not do enough.  The area is lovely, close to the sea and many super beaches, the canal walk is splendid. We are looking forward to returning .

Mr & Mrs Howse

Boots Cottage was a fantastic place to stay, Helen and Andy gave us a very warm welcome. Everything we needed to enjoy our stay was supplied by Helen and Andy. We toke our dog and had easy access to the canal path which was only half an hour walk into Bude. Would definitely recommend Boots cottage to any one. Cant wait to book our next stay.


Could not have wished for better. Already booked for next year.


Very welcoming , clean and comfortable.


A great cottage in a great location. Ideal for dog walks and visiting the lovely scenery of Cornwall. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


Brilliant Host’s, great cottage easy accessibility to Bude town centre. Will definitely be back…


Great little place to stay.Many interesting local National Trust sites to visit nearby.  More mod cons than we were expecting.  I am sure to stay here again soon.


Cottage perfect. Beautifully presented with nice quirky details and very welcoming. The surrounding area is lovely with fabulous walks along the canal to Bude – wildlife everywhere!


Lovely little cottage close to town. Really well thought out. Worth a visit.


Boot’s Cottage is just the most wonderful spot to spend time in the lovely countryside that is Cornwall. Helen and Andy are the perfect hosts, nothing is too much trouble , such a warm welcome and Andy’s scones are terrific. Little touches like tea and coffee plus milk and sugar ready for your use and extra special things like muesli and croissants with butter and jam plus yoghurt show how far they go to make your stay as pleasant as possible. The accommodation is of the highest quality, copious quantities of towels and everywhere sparkling clean. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break and will certainly be back for more.


Beautiful little cottage in a lovely part of bude with the perfect host. Can’t wait to go back next year. It was everything we wanted and more. Lovely welcome with a cream tea a cozy log fire just all made it perfect for our holiday in November,can’t Praise this lovely gem enough the only bad thing was having to leave and go home.


Great clean and welcoming place, only slept there as I was visiting family so didn’t use many of the facilities although I must say the shower was one of the best I’ve encounter in a B&B, my only issue was the heating as I wasn’t there that much.  I’m coming back in two weeks if the venue is free…

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