Stratton is a welcoming small town with an impressive history and great amenities. As well as two pubs, South View is within walking distance of a local shop, two supermarkets, a leisure centre, and a bowling alley. Bude is within two miles, offering more choice of shops and places to eat, but it is the fantastic beaches that are the star here, showcasing the natural beauty of the North Cornwall coast and attracting visitors who love the clean waters, soft sand and endless opportunity for fun! There are surf schools where you can hire boards and arrange lessons, and because the climate here is milder than most parts of the UK, the summer season seems to last that much longer.
The lush Cornish countryside, which you can see from the king sized bed at South View, is incredibly fertile. There are a wealth of excellent cafes and pubs serving mouthwatering meals made from local produce, and famous names like Jamie Oliver, Rick Stein and Michael Caine all have restaurants in the area. Bude hosts a regular farmer’s and craft market every Friday from March to September, so it is simple to buy fresh ingredients for a picnic or a home-cooked meal.
Speaking of picnics, there is no shortage of scenic beauty spots at which to stop and enjoy the view with a leisurely outdoor meal. Pack your lunch and set off on the South West Coast Footpath, wander along the towpath beside the Bude Canal or admire the prolific wildlife of Bude Marshes. Gain a different perspective of the coast from a guided boat tour and learn about the pirates who used the caves and inlets to smuggle in their ill-gotten booty, or work up an appetite cycling along hilly roads or rugged terrain.
There is a wide choice of fun activities to suit everyone in this area of North Cornwall, regardless of the weather or the season. There are three golf courses within a twenty-minute radius, the fishing village of Padstow beckons, and you can head inland to Bodmin or the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Closer to home, Tintagel has a magical appeal, or spend the day in Boscastle, Clovelly and Port Isaac, among countless other charming towns and villages – each of which has a fascinating history and a uniquely individual appeal. Whatever you want your dream holiday in Cornwall to include, at South View you can feel confident that your stay will be a comfortable one.