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Kitchen Terrace Dining Area Living Room Bathroom Double Bedroom Single Bedroom Shower Room Twin Bedroom



The Workshop

(Ref. 976339)

Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "The owners are fantastic, very welcoming and on hand to answer any questions."

    The accommodation has plenty of room and the kitchen has everything you need. My daughter loved the tiny door!! Location is fantastic

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jun 2024

  • "Had a lovely week at the Workshop."

    Everything we could possibly need. However, I hadn’t factored in our ages and ailments

    Reviewed by Janet4.1Jun 2024

  • "What an amazing place to stay!"

    The location is perfect with allocated parking just a few yards away. The workshop is in the heart of Bude surrounded by cafes, shops, restaurants and a couple of hundred yards from the beaches. The property itself is exactly as advertised, very clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped. We loved how spacious it felt, and having a private terrace to enjoy the sun in an upstairs flat is nothing short of luxurious. We had a brilliant time here and are looking forward to a return visit already.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0May 2024

  • "All great ."

    Nicest place I’ve stayed in. Location shops all on your doorstep beach just a stone throw away.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2024

  • "Fabulous location, close to all amenities and the wonderful beaches."

    Having a designated car parking space was an added bonus and only a short walk to the property.

    Reviewed by Patricia3.8May 2024

  • "Another perfect hoilday love staying in this flat its our 4th time and have already booked next year here its is so convenient for shops restaurants pubs and beaches just leave the car and walk the oweners are very nice and friendly."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2024

  • "We enjoyed a mid April week at The Workshop."

    The property was clean, well maintained, light, airy and comfortable. There are 3 bedrooms and two bathrooms providing plenty of space and privacy. The main room is large, airy and well furnished with patio doors to the roof terrace. The roof terrace is small but this is a town centre- having any outside space for a first floor flat is a bonus. The owner was friendly and approachable. The position of the flat is ideal for exploring Bude and the surrounding area, there is some road noise but this is not excessive and you quickly get used to it. The flat also comes with a parking spot which is fantastic for a town flat. We had everything we needed except a hair dryer and a pair of scissors- the absence of these did not affect our holiday, just they would have been handy. Overall this is a great spacious flat and we will definitely book it for when we return to Bude.

    Reviewed by Diana3.8Apr 2024

  • "Overall the property was very nice, in a good position to the beach and had the benefit of a parking space nearby."

    We had an issue the first night with the DVD player but this was resolved the next day very quickly and on the Thursday the electrics went off and again this was resolved straight away The only drawbacks were a couple of very squeaky floorboards, which in an old building obviously can’t be helped and the traffic was very noisy and took a couple of nights to get used to and again this couldn’t be helped because it was the middle of the town We would come back again as we love Bude and we liked the flat

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2023

  • "Another lovely week at the Workshop."

    We have stayed here many times and it’s a great place to stay in Bude. Ideal location, well appointed, spotlessly clean. Hope to be back again next year.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2023

  • "Combined kitchen, dining, and lounge areas, very comfortable, well equipped, with excellent heating for cooler evenings, and all very clean."

    A big plus was being in the centre of town with allocated, easily accessible parking close by. Another important feature was the very comfortable double bed. Some steps to flat above a shop, not a problem, but a couple of steps, in the bedrooms corridor, and the one which was quite steep, we feel, would have benefitted from a handrail. A hair dryer would also have been appreciated. All in all a comfortable town centre apartment and despite being above a main street was quiet at night.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great location and lots of space within the property."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "Second time we’ve stayed at The Workshop as it works so well for us as a family who are regular visitors to Bude."

    Apartment has plenty of space with a good layout. The bit of outdoor space is perfect for either sitting out to enjoy a coffee in the sun or for drying out wetsuits after a trip to the beach which is just a few minutes walk away. Great location in the centre of town and a parking spot that even accommodated our large vehicle. Hosts are great, friendly and helpful as always. We’ve already booked to return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Everything you need provided for a lovely holiday. Location couldn't be better and a great welcome by the owner. Parking Space is a great asset. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "The Workshop is a nice spacious flat apart from the ensuite which is too small."

    More space is needed around the toilet in the ensuite and a larger wash basin is needed. A shower curtain is needed in the bathroom and a conventional shaped bath would work better for showers. It is useful to have a bath. More kitchen utensils are needed for preparing food including another small knife for cutting fruit, vegetables and meat and a casserole dish with a lid. Vegetable peeler needed. Sponge scourers for washing up and a sponge for cleaning the bath would be useful. The remote for the TV is working very well.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey3.8Jun 2023

  • "No designated parking upon arrival ( burger van being put into position."

    There was another space a little further from the property but my large car wouldn’t fit it so the owner ended up moving their car back for us to use it . Then we were asked to move our car again on following Friday to make room for burger van . ( I think they had sold the car parking space for a burger van on Friday afternoons) We were then sandwiched between a skip and the burger van( told it was for 2 hours ) it was all night . On entering the property we thought it seemed a lovely clean property but In fact it was filthy in certain areas. The fridge was dirty, the shelves probably a health hazard . We had to deep clean the fridge before putting any food away . The x2 frying pans were unusable even after a 65 degree wash . They were completely burnt and looked disgusting, so we ended up going out to buy one from wroes, local department store along with a paring knife we couldn’t find ( however we found that hiding later in week under the cutlery tray ) We found casserole dishes in the cupboard that had been put away half dirty , so that then prompted us to wash all cutlery and crockery prior to use. We should not have to do this at all especially after a 6 hour journey ! The courtyard definitely not as pictured it was a small pokey area that was dirty with the dustbin in the corner . There is artificial grass which needs taking up as it was absolutely filthy. ( son went out with white socks they were black! ) The decor out there needs cleaning and painting and making into a nice seating area. The plugs in the bathrooms hadn’t been been cleaned in a very long time . I couldn’t pull any of the debris off. I had to soak them over night in pure bleach . ( photos available) . There is unfinished tiling to the main bathroom and would be a safety concern to toddlers, otherwise is not aesthetically pleasing. Window frame in main bathroom was extremely dirty . The main pine step to access the bedrooms and bathrooms is higher than legal limit and therefore more difficult to access. There are wires dangling at the back of the tv , again extremely dangerous for children and look’s unsightly. Other dirty areas are the patio door frames especially when open , all radiators need washing , dust and dirt is evident on the top . Behind the microwave was a dead fly and dust ( microwave area was large so easy to move it . Lots of dust and cobwebs in the velux windows and light fittings. No pole to open velux windows that had been taken away we did look. The flat is very basic , in kitchen equipment and cheap single beds . Double bed is ok but needs to be a kingsize. We all slept separately as bed was small. My son slept with mattress on floor as he said it was that uncomfortable, it hurt his back . The legs were also wobbly on the bed , this is very sad on a holiday ! The Tv isn’t a Tv merely a screen only but doesn’t imply that in information. The flat is extremely hot and little ventilation ( we understand we were there when weather was hot ) There are probably more things I haven’t mentioned but I do have photographic evidence of everything I’ve mentioned. We do not recommend the flat in its current state. In our opinion it needs a complete overall and deep clean then it could up its ticks and potentially charge more , as this is in a prime location in Bude. Couldn’t not fault the area and only had to use the car when venturing further afield . We did get offered a cleaner by Sykes whilst we were there but we didn’t want any hassle or reprisals from the owners who lived next door to this property. We left several days early from this property , we would rather be at home . Also No arrival package only a bottle of milk . Usually the properties we’ve stayed at provides a welcome gift of biscuits, scones , bottle of wine for example . For us it was minimum imput by owners for maximum output . Such a Shame as this could be an amazing property in a fabulous prime area.

    Reviewed by Debs1.6Jun 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Loved the fact that it was right in the centre of Bude , and had its own parking space. This allowed us to relax the whole week, and we only used our car once. A complete rest and break from our normal lives. Loved it !

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "The Workshop is a lovely clean and comfortable flat it's in the right place for shops and beach and pubs/restaurants the owners are very nice and friendly we have stayed here before and will definitely be back next years is already booked."

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Our yearly trip to Bude is always super comfortable due to our lovely hosts at The Workshop."

    Ideal location, so friendly and welcoming, and a real home from home.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second visit , the property is ideal for us without a car."

    Very comfortable Warm and quiet.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Oct 2022

  • "We have stayed at The Workshop several times in recent years."

    It is comfortable, well appointed and very clean. Its location is ideal for the beach and the Coast Path. It is a 300 mile drive from where we live to Bude but well worth it. I hope we will be able to stay at The Workshop again soon

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2022

  • "My Wife and I booked our stay for the last two weeks of September."

    This was our fourth trip to Bude, which we have somewhat fallen in love with. The owner (David) was very welcoming on our arrival and stressed that we should not hesitate to contact him (two doors down) if there were any issues. The property is accessed by a small and unassuming door on the side of the building. On entering, there was room for hanging coats etc, with the rest of the apartment at the top of a small flight of stairs. We found our accommodation clean and tidy, with everything we could need for our stay. With only the two of us, we were spoiled for space and agree that a family of 5 could enjoy a very comfortable stay. All three bedrooms face onto the street outside and whilst there was some noise at night, it wasn't enough to bother us and we slept well. There is both a shower room with WC and a separate bathroom, comprising of a large corner bath and additional WC. The main living area is an open-plan lounge / diner / kitchen. Whilst there is no view as such, the whole room is bright and airy, thanks to numerous skylight windows and the French doors that face onto a small, astro-turfed area with table and chairs that proved to be something of a sun-trap for most of the day. The apartment could not be better placed in Bude, with ridiculously easy access to a Sainsburys supermarket, takeaways, restaurants and that all important Cornish pasty. Both Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches are 5-10 minutes walk and we only used the car 3-4 days during our whole stay. This was another plus, as the property comes with an allocated parking space, within metres of the front door. Bude is blessed. In addition to the beaches, there are some stunning cliff-top walks and the canal adds an additional dimension that few seaside towns have. The people are also extremely friendly and welcoming. We have come to think of it as our second home. Without doubt, the combination of the accommodation and it's location made this our best trip to Bude yet.

    Reviewed by A5.0Sep 2022

  • "So convenient for a stay in Bude."

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent spacious apartment on the heart of beautiful Bude."

    Terrace balcony was a sun trap and ideal for drying of wet suits as well as chilling. The decor excelled with the owners paintings and very well furnished. The ensuite was quirky between two bedrooms and the whole apartment was well equipped and very well thought out. The holiday experienced felt special as The Workshop was a treasure to find. Thank-you for your host David.

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at The Workshop."

    It was very clean and comfortable and had everything we could possibly need. Its location is perfect for the beach and shops.

    Reviewed by Charmian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Perfect town based location that was great for our family and the hosts were amazing."

    They left us to it but were always on hand if we needed them. A surprising amount of room in the flat and it had everything we needed for our week there. Parking was great- we have a large vehicle which was easily accommodated. Handy little outside court yard space was perfect for hanging out the wetsuits after a day surfing and body boarding. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property in a perfect location."

    It had everything we needed for our holiday and was so handy for the beach, shops, restaurants etc. Would definitely recommend this accommodation!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent facility right in the centre of Bude."

    We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely, spacious accommodation with everything you need."

    Perfect location, with shops & takeaways on your doorstop and a short stroll from the beach. Highly recommended place to stay to explore North Devon and Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Apr 2022

  • "We love The Workshop and have been visiting for several years."

    Centrally located with parking, close to the beach, shops and good restaurants. The flat is well equipped, clean and welcoming, and the owners are lovely people. Highly recommend to anyone wanting a stay in beautiful Bude.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely accommodation, location and setting."

    It was our first time in Bude and we will most certainly be back! The accommodation was so comfy with excellent facilities and the hosts were amazing. As soon as we know school holidays for 2022, we will be booking again!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed at The Workshop a number of times."

    We are very happy there and hope to return

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Oct 2021

  • "The flat was ideal for us without a car as it is in the town but also close to the beach and canal."

    It was warm and comfortable, the steps from the living area to the bedrooms and bathroom would be safer if a warning tape was attached to the top of them, it's easy to miss the smaller one if carrying something. All in all a great holiday

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Oct 2021

  • "Great location if you want to be close to the beach."

    Inside it has some minor trip hazards for young children (floor board coming up and the door threshold leading into the main bedroom might be troublesome if you forget its there!). It does lack outside space and we craved a view but overall a great location. Not sure that we'll return as I've noted a 33% increase in prices for next year!

    Reviewed by Terry4.4Jul 2021

  • "Location was excellent, accommodation provided everything you would need and more."

    Overall can not be faulted. Will return at some point in time.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Check in was quick and done with no problems, apartment conveniently situated for amenities."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment very clean and comfortable everything you need 2nd time ..."

    Beautiful apartment very clean and comfortable everything you need 2nd time we have stayed and will definitely be back location is brilliant for shops restaurants pubs and beaches owners very friendly

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Everything at this accommodation was was as described and excellent; Right in the centre of town , with it's own parking space ."

    The mattresses and pillows appeared to be new , good quality and very comfortable . The small outside space was really nice to enjoy a drink after long walks on the coastal paths. Would definitely recommend The Workshop to anyone

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is just the best place to stay and we’ve visited regularly now for several years."

    The apartment is located in the centre of town, a parking space, which is a huge bonus, comfortable accommodation, all the facilities you could need and super friendly owners. It’s home from home. Fabulous place.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Workshop in Bude exceeded all our expectations."

    Firstly, although we are very familiar with Bude, the directions & details sent by the owners were first class. All the facilities are excellent & the heating on a cold evening is exceptional. We do like to spend the majority of our time on holiday outside (weather permitting), so coming back to such comfortable accommodation is great. The location is also perfect for easy access to the beaches, or the coastal walks, but also for all the shops, especially being only a very short walk to the supermarkets for food shopping. We did not move the car once all week, which incidentally can be parked in a private bay just a few yards from the front door. We will be returning!!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Fabulous property in an ideal position for what we wanted."

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "A great apartment."

    Super clean (have confidence that the owners take covid seriously) and extremely well equipped. Great for a family of four plus a mother-in-law. Living area is big enough for 8 to hang out and play cards if you have friends over. Outside space is a bonus and great for boards but is as small as it looks. Th layout is a horseshoe around the outside space and one en-suite can be accessed from the double and the single via lockable interconnecting door. We just left that for our guest and used the family bathroom whilst staying in the double. The parking space was a massive bonus too as Bude gets busy. Easy walk to the beach and a stones throw from the useful shops(Boots, pasties, surf hire). Finally the owners were great and were very friendly, always right next door if you needed them.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2020

  • "Perfect location spacious apartment dishwasher washing machine and dryer,morning and afternoon sun on the roof terrace spotless everything you could possibly need for your stay 5 min or less walk from the beach shops pubs etc well explained information about covid 19 saftey and use of appliances i cant think of a single negative and cant wait to return ."

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fantastic location , locals friendly, lovely views, and the food was gorgeous."

    Only two problems. 1) we didn't want to come home and 2) the sofa in the apartment was uncomfortable. But everything else was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Oct 2019

  • "The flat advertised wifi but this was only accessible in certain rooms as the wfi came from the shop below and the living room wasn't one of them."

    the "courtyard" terrace was just fake grass,which never dried out, between two roofs wth two dustbins to look at, it was no sun trap as advertised

    The owners regret that it rained during your stay. The dustbins are now placed behind a fence. A broadband engineer has been called to try and improve the service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart1.6Jul 2019

  • "Excellent location, apartment was very well equipped and seconds away from shops including Sainsburys."

    Extremely clean and washing machine and tumble dryer a real bonus. Literally a few minutes from beach meaning you don’t need to drive and having a parking space included just took the hassle out of the holiday. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Fi5.0Jul 2019

  • "We love this flat & this is our third stay."

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Jun 2019

  • "So much comfort that one could easily live there for a long time!"

    Spacious, very well equipped appartment. Everything you can think of is there. Private parking space just round the corner. Very friendly owner/host.

    Reviewed by Aad5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely apartment very clean excellent location and brilliant you get your own parking place owners very nice and friendly Sofa not very comfortable But have already booked again for next year."

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Apr 2019

  • "The location couldn't be better, and the accommodation itself exceeded our expectation in space & comfort."

    Great bathroom and facilities, all very clean and modern. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the house well-equipped. We would very much wish to revisit The Workshop on our next stay in Bude.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent accommodation in a perfect location."

    Friendly owners and everything we could possibly need. Easy booking and payment system.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2018

  • "We booked The Workshop on the back of a recommendation from a friend."

    We are so pleased we did! We drove down from Newcastle and arrived at Bude around 4.30. We were absolutely thrilled with the apartment. Its very clean, bright with a great layout. The open plan kitchen and living space works very well and we liked the bedrooms being off to the other side as we could put the little one to bed and watch films without fear of waking her up! Its right in the centre of Bude so everything is right on your doorstep, shops, restaurants, river and beach. Our weeks holiday went over far too quickly, we will definitely be back and will definitely be stopping at The Workshop again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2018

  • "Great location."

    Short work to the beach, but close to shops and supermarket. a very convenient site and the owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jul 2018

  • "This lovely apartment is excellent in terms of location & affordability."

    We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely space excellent location, car parking most helpful"

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7May 2018

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  • All on one floor
  • Three bedrooms: a double and a single both with en suite access to the same shower room with shower, basin and WC, a twin bedroom and a family bathroom with bath, hand-shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, tumble dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with DVD, WiFi, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for one car in a reserved parking space
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

The property

Right in the heart of the friendly resort town of Bude and a few yards from the shops is this neat, comfortable first-floor apartment above an independent sports shop.

Light and airy, this open plan apartment provides smart accommodation for families wanting to have fun on the town’s two big, sandy beaches just yards away.

All on one floor, there’s a bright, well-appointed, open-plan kitchen with dining area and sitting area with smart laminated floors and glazed doors leading to a small, private suntrap terrace, the perfect spot for planning the day’s adventures.

There are three comfortable bedrooms, a double and a single both with en suite access to the same shower room, a twin and a family bathroom.

The town’s shops, pubs and restaurants couldn’t be any closer and there are two magnificent sandy beaches (Summerleaze and Crooklets), a beach café, tennis courts, indoor swimming pool/sports centre, golf, riding all within easy walking distance.

If you can tear yourself away from Bude’s attractions, there are many more fine beaches to enjoy along this delightful stretch of coast.

This neat family apartment is brilliantly convenient for everything on offer in this friendly, seaside town.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Tintagel 17 miles.

Bude is a fabulous coastal town that once visited you will want to come back to time and time again. Bude has something for everyone, great beaches for relaxing, and building sandcastles on, rockpools for investigating at low tide and cafes to watch it all from. The rolling waves are great for surfing all year round, and the footpaths by the restored canal or on the North Cornwall coastal path offer you a superb opportunity to explore and appreciate the outstanding countryside. Bude also has a superb golf course, indoor swimming pool, bowling alley/indoor play area and Heritage Centre at Bude Castle. It also has a good selection of local shops, supermarkets, cafes, pubs, restaurants and excellent Information Centre. Within a short drive are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen. For days out, take the coast road north to see the lonely lighthouse above the sea at Hartland Point or walk or ride a donkey down the steep and cobbled village street (no cars allowed) of beautiful Clovelly to the harbour and the pub far below. Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle, King Arthur's castle at Tintagel, Doc Martin's Port Wenn at Port Isaac and yet more great surfing beaches at Polzeath.

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