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Bumble Bee Cottage

Kilkhampton near Bude, Cornwall (Ref. 1062251)


(4 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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4 Customer Reviews

  • "Bumblebee cottage my husband and I absolutely loved staying here we will definitely be back 10 out of 10"

    Reviewed by AmandaSep 2021

  • "What can I say."

    Understand that the new owners only took over during difficult times last November but the cottage was really not up to standard, they have lots more work to do. The refrigerator needs to be replaced or at the very least defrosted. We bought a litre of ice cream to enjoy through the week but alas had to scrape a mountain of ice away from the freezer compartment before we could fit it in. The cooker we never used because it was all rusted at the front and would not dare cook on it. The crockery had mostly large chips out of it. The plastic handled cutlery was rusty at the joints, the blades on the knives fell off when used. The tea and coffee mugs were not cleaned properly all marked with tea rings. I bleached two of them that we were using and bleached and washed again when we put them away. The rest of the cottage was ok, clean apart from the kitchen area floor. I spilt a little water and mopped it up very soon after we arrived and the kitchen paper was black. Our main concern was the owners dog. It was stated on the cottage information book that we should watch out for there dogs as one of them was funny with other dogs. If you are running a dog friendly accommodation and you have a dog that attacks other dogs the dog in question should be muzzled, or you do not allow dogs. Having said this the owners and staff were very friendly towards our dog and to all the other dogs that were staying on the premises. A very dog friendly pub. Unfortunately in our case our dog became very ill so we had to go home and cut our stay short, but on the evening of the day before departure my husband took our dog outside to take him for his last toilet before we retired for the night and the owner just let his dogs out without checking if there were any other dogs about and as a consequence his dog went for our dog who was already unwell, fortunately did not pierce the skin. It could have been much worse. We did get an apology the next morning when we settled our food and drinks bill, but clearly this state of affairs needs to be looked into. All in all there is much work to be done before the cottage is up too scratch for rental but I am sure the work will be done in due course and we do wish the owners well in their new business venture.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Excellent in every way, very much appreciated!"

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2021

  • "Unbelievably dog friendly."

    A lovely big space in the pub gardens just outside the cottage to let dogs out and blankets provided in the cottage for drying a wet dog if you are unlucky to have rain. The pub is 1 minute walk from the cottage so can't get closer than that. Very handy for Bude and tintagel and boscastle. Car park space right next to the cottage. We had a brilliant week in the cottage and thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2021

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchenette, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, free WiFi in pub
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car in free car park at rear of pub
  • Shared pub garden with lawn and seating
  • Shared acre of land for exercising dogs at rear of pub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to various events throughout the year held at the pub next to the cottages, there may be associated noise until late on some occasions, please contact the owner for more information

The property

A cosy, end-terrace, character cottage in the historic village of Kilkhampton in Cornwall, ideal for a cosy couple's retreat.

Off-road parking is available for one car, as well as shared use of a lawned garden.

Enter the property to discover a lovely open-plan living area, complete with a compact but amply-equipped kitchenette, carefully fitted under the stairs, where you can prepare home-cooked meals to be enjoyed together at the wooden dining table, before retiring to the sofa to enjoy a movie night together.

Head upstairs for a good night's rest, where you will discover a charming double bedroom under the eaves, accompanied by an en-suite shower room, where you can prepare for each day.

Bumble Bee Cottage is an ideal escape to Kilkhampton for two.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 1062252 and 1062253, together they sleep 9.

London Inn Cottages

An attractive group of old coach house conversions, set at the rear of a popular pub (where pets and children are welcome) in the village of Kilkhampton, near Bude. Ideal for small groups, these Kilkhampton cottages have been beautifully restored to provide comfortable accommodation, with a good standard of furnishing and a contemporary feel, with open plan living areas offering a superb space to relax. Doors lead out onto a courtyard filled with flowering tubs and seating, and guests have access to the large pub garden. These Kilkhampton cottages are a short distance from the coast around Bude, so in the evening after a day on the beach, or walking the coast path, why not relax in front of the woodburner in the pub and treat yourself to some traditional English pub food, all sourced locally? The fabulous National Trust beach at Sandymouth is a ten-minute drive from these Kilkhampton cottages, and the beaches near Bude offer brilliant surfing, lifeguarded beaches, and miles of sand. The South West Coast Path offers stunning walks along the clifftops, leading down into the many small coves with cafés, such as Crackington Haven and Boscastle. Further afield, the fishing port of Padstow is a popular tourist destination. An attractive group of Kilkhampton cottages, in a friendly village setting on the doorstep of an historic pub.

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About the location


Bude 4 miles.

Kilkhampton is an historic Cornish village, 4 miles from the popular Victorian seaside resort of Bude, one of Cornwall’s premier holiday locations. With its old church, village shops and atmospheric village pubs, Kilkhampton is a lovely place to relax after a hard day exploring the stunning beaches and spectacular coastal scenery for which the area is famous. Bude’s beaches attract surfers from all over the country and when conditions are right you’d be hard pushed to find better surf. When the tide is out, miles of golden sand and hundreds of rock pools keep visitors occupied for hours. The South West Coast Path, and many other rights-of-way winding over the clifftops and through lush green fields looking out over the sea, make this area a haven for walkers and lovers of the open countryside. For those who prefer staying closer to home, a good shopping centre and a selection of pubs, two clubs and restaurants are on offer. Bude canal, a registered nature reserve, passes through the town, and rowing a boat along its calm waters or walking the towpath among the beautiful (and friendly) water fowl that live among the reeds is a great way to spend an hour or two. Within the area there are also 2 golf courses, an indoor swimming pool, bowling alley at the leisure centre. A perfect location for all that North Cornwall has to offer.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas