These three modern detached cottages are situated on a small complex (of 14) with heated indoor pool, games room, on-site laundry, open play areas, etc on the outskirts of the village of Poughill, and set in rolling countryside. Under 1.5 miles from Bude town centre, with its glorious beaches and rugged cliffs. We use the phrases “Peace without isolation” and “Escape to tranquillity” – and you need to experience it to appreciate it!
The three cottages are Blackberry (sleeps 4), Bramblewood (sleeps 6), Briar Patch (sleeps 6). All are comfortable and well equipped. Bramblewood is kept pet-free, while Blackberry and Briar Patch welcome dogs.
The cottages are priced from £550 per week.
Heated indoor swimming pool
There’s an superb 40ft (or 12.3m) heated swimming pool, with male and female changing rooms with large disabled access showers. Open every day of the year, including Christmas day ! The pool is free to use. It has a constant depth of 4ft (or 1.27m) and is very popular with young families. The pool is for the exclusive use of guests in the 14 self-catering cottages at the complex, so it’s hardly ever crowded. Indeed, many visitors have arrived as non-swimmers, and have left as competent swimmers!
The pool will normally be open at 7.45am to allow for a swim before breakfast, closing at 9.00pm (July – Aug), 8pm (Whitsun – June) or 7pm for the remainder of the year.
With such long opening hours, you can enjoy a swim every day of your stay, and whenever it suits you.
Behind the cottages we have an outdoor play area with adventure playground with climbing frame, slide, and swings in a large. This area is suitable for all ages, and the meadow has a goal post for kicking a ball around. The children’s adventure playground includes a Wendy House which children love to transform into a shop, home or even a theatre. For the younger children, we have some farm-themed play equipment with springy animals to ride, and a large crawl-through tractor.
And there are a couple of south-facing benches, ideal for relaxing, while keeping an eye on the children. There is a small orchard, offering a peaceful and shady retreat. Some families bring a blanket, a book and refreshments to this area. Perfect.
Access to the outdoor play area is from the car park side of the leisure building. However, guests staying in Bramblewood, Blackberry, Briar Patch have direct entry from their private gardens to the meadow and play areas.
The Games Room has table tennis and pool tables (40p per game). (The table tennis bats and balls are provided and stored in each of the holiday cottages.)
We have three commercial sized washing machines, along with three large capacity tumble dryers in the laundry room in the Swimming Pool building. Note: there is a modest charge for using these machines. All cottages have irons and ironing boards and their own clothes line.
There is fibre broadband Wireless Internet Access (Wi-Fi) in the cottages. There is excellent broadband reception over the site so you can use it in the cottages, in the gardens, the car park, or in the leisure building.