Coxswain’s Cottage

Coxswain’s Cottage, King Street, Bude EX23 8ED

Sleeps 4 Double and Twin bedroom Dogs welcome 10 Reviews
Very Good eco rating | why?

Welcome to Coxswain’s Cottage, a charming Grade II listed cob cottage dating back to the 18th century, nestled in a serene residential street within Bude’s historic conservation area.  This delightful abode combines historic charm with modern comforts, offering guests a stylish retreat in the heart of Bude.

Ideally situated, Coxswain’s Cottage is just a leisurely stroll away from Summerleaze and Crooklets beaches, inviting you to explore the stunning South West Coast Path. Additionally, the vibrant array of shops, restaurants, and bars that Bude has to offer are conveniently located right on your doorstep.  At the end of the road, you’ll find The Barrel independent pub, along with a bakery, delicatessen, and a variety of independent food and clothing shops.

Step inside Coxswain’s, and you’ll find a welcoming ‘home from home’, meticulously furnished cottage adorned with contemporary décor.  The cottage features an eclectic mix of modern furnishings and artwork by local painters and photographers, harmonising with its original features such as Persian rugs, slate floors, and stripped pine flooring.  With gas central heating, the cottage offers a cozy retreat throughout the year, remaining warm in winter thanks to its thick cob walls and cool in summer with its slate floors.

The well-equipped galley-style kitchen boasts modern amenities, including a Panasonic fridge-freezer, double Rangemaster dual fuel cooker, Bosch dishwasher, and microwave.  Adjacent, a separate utility room houses a washing machine and dryer, perfect for storing beach gear and muddy boots after a day of adventure. The kitchen overlooks a spacious dining room, offering a delightful space to savour meals while enjoying garden views.

For relaxation, the sitting room features two plush double sofas, an ornamental fireplace, and entertainment amenities like a TV, DVD player, and radio.  Upstairs, two generously sized bedrooms await, each thoughtfully appointed with luxury bedding, quality towels, and ample storage space.  The master bedroom boasts a double bed with a luxury sprung natural-filled mattress, while the twin bedroom offers comfort with quality interior sprung single mattresses.

At Coxswain’s Cottage, we understand that pets are family too, which is why well-behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. A supplement of £30 per week applies, and to maintain the cottage’s standards, dogs are kindly requested to refrain from furniture and upper floor access.

Outside, the large private enclosed garden beckons with a patio area ideal for al fresco dining and a BBQ, providing the perfect setting to unwind and soak up the sun. Year after year, our loyal guests return to Coxswain’s Cottage, describing it as a ‘home from home’ and awarding it 5-star ratings.

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What this place offers

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Off-road Parking Icon Off-road Parking
Fitted Kitchen Icon Fitted Kitchen
Outdoor Seating Icon Outdoor Seating
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“Thank you for the fantastic week we spent at Coxswains Cottage at the end of October. We were wonderfully comfortable and we felt fortunate to be able to spend the time in a place that is so attractively furnished and with all the facilities one could wish for. It felt as though we were staying in someone else’s home, rather than just a holiday let, furnished any old how. It was also perfectly located for the town and the beach. …We would unreservedly recommend Coxswains Cottage…”

Antony Davies – London

“We have just spent a lovely week at coxswains cottage and would like to say what a lovely cottage it is. Very homely and comfortable, and you obviously put a lot of thought into the furnishings and fittings, which were exceptional.”

Barbara Hall – Ware

“Just wanted to say how lovely we thought the cottage was and what a wonderful week we had. It is definitely the best equipped place we have ever stayed and it is much appreciated that you obviously spent time thinking through the best options.”

Jo Kelly – London

Another perfect getaway in this lovely cottage, our 7th stay already thinking of the next. Perfect location near all amenities-very welcoming. Thankyou another 5 star stay !!See you soon & thanks again x Just love it.

Kathy & Mark Notts

What a perfect location your lovely cottage is in. It is well equipped & tastefully decorated, and we thoroughly enjoyed using it as our base for exploring Bude.

Lyn Canada

Amazing holiday in a beautiful cottage. Thank you so much

Emma & John Glos

Perfect, Perfect, Perfect

Debbie & Ian Wirral

The cottage speaks for itself, cosy, welcoming, well equipped in a brilliant location. We had a great week. Thank you!

Ray & Joanne Cheshire

Thank you for letting us stay in your gorgeous cottage. It is so well equipped, clean and homely, couldn’t help but have a relaxing stay. Stayed in Bude for many years but never in town, we loved it, hardly used the car. Hopefully be back next year

Steve & Jane Yorkshire

We enjoyed our stay in your beautiful cottage such a comfortable, well equipped and tastefully decorated and furnished home. The location is great. Bude has so much to offer. Thankyou!!

Paul & Maddy Clevedon

Thanks for a lovely stay in the cottage. Have really enjoyed it. Home from home in a very central location- sea, coast and town.

Karen & Stu Swansea

Beautiful cottage & garden, lovely sun trap. Great location near all amenities. Very welcoming owner, cottage more than equipped. We would love to visit again.

Julie W-S- Mare