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Tea Cosy Cottage

(Ref. 968933)

Marhamchurch, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Well appointed kitchen and cosy sitting room with wood-burning stove. Plenty of sleeping space upstairs, and the master bedroom is very comfortable. Separate toilet and bathroom is convenient. Very quiet! The village is a short walk. The village shop is well stocked with a nice selection of locally baked goods. Friendly pub with food vans on Wednesday through Sunday. Convenient for Bude and North Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2024

  • "It was a really lovely accommodation, hostess Jen was very welcoming and lovely person."

    Would recommend!

    You were both special guest for two weeks,and I'm delighted to read your review,as I know you kept saying what a wonderful cottage and area. Please try and look in again if you are wishing to visit this area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great little cottage with easy links to the Cornish sites."


    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property and hostess."

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2023

  • "My wife and I had a wonderful time in the cottage, the location was great and the overall standard was high."

    The owner was there to meet us with the key and kindly allowed us to remain longer in the cottage than was advertised, which helped enormously. Our only negative, and this was minor was that one of the double beds needed the mattress changing. But well worth staying in this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very nice owner place was tidy and cosey."

    Close to lovely beach and nice town. Would go again

    Thankyou jake for your kind words,you are most welcome back,as i know how much you enjoyed the cottage and the area Jen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jakob5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable week in the Tea Cosy."

    The cottage is quirky but comfortable. The owner is extremely pleasant and welcomed us warmly but not at all intrusive. The front garden is a real bonus a true sun trap. My only concern would have been size if we had been 4 adults I believe it would have been cramped, for 2 it was fine. It was a good centre for walking and visiting.

    Reviewed by Judi3.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Tea Cosy cottage."

    We were welcomed by Jen when we arrived who showed us in and where to park. She had also provided the basics like tea, coffee and milk plus some cakes, biscuits and wine as a welcome gift which was lovely! The cottage had 3 big bedrooms and a little playroom which was great so we all had plenty of space and it was only a short drive into Bude town centre and other attractions. It is ideal for a family stay near bude and to explore the area!

    Reviewed by Heather3.8Aug 2022

  • "We had a really relaxing holiday."

    The cottage is very comfortable and we felt completely at home in it. It was lovely to be met by Jen when we arrived and shown around.

    It was a pleasure meeting you all,and i am delighted to hear you all enjoyed the cottage,and had quality time with your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved teacosy cottage!"

    The owner is so very welcoming and attentive. The downstairs beams and log burner are charming and the whole cottage is full of character. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Tarot4.4Oct 2021

  • "Everything was very good, even down to the hot pasties provided after a thunderbolt knocked out all the electrics."

    We would definitely recommend Thanks Jen

    Reviewed by Katina4.7Oct 2021

  • "We were met by Jen the owner with a warm welcome."

    Supplies were in the kitchen along with a selection of delicious cakes. The cottage was very comfortable and well positioned for north cornwall sightseeing. Also just a short cab ride to get home from the restaurants in Bude. Thanks for a memorable holiday

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Tea Cosy Cottage is very aptly named."

    It is a very cosy, quirky & beautiful cottage. The owner left homemade cakes, along with Cornish tea, coffee & biscuits

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in an ideal location."

    Central to everything and a nice village pub and local shop. The cottage was very clean and very comfortable, the owner Mrs Crigg made us feel really welcome, the tea and cakes she left for us on arrival was a lovely touch. She also checked in on us mid week to ensure we were comfortable and that everything was OK. I have seen some reviews on here about the cottage that were not very nice, which I don't understand. All I can say is that we loved our stay here and would definitely come back next year. Thanks Mrs Crigg.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2021

  • "Cozy Tea Cottage lived up to its name."

    It was cozy with log burner and being greeted with a pot of tea and plate of home made cakes was a lovely treat. The cottage was very clean, and the owner was friendly and really helpful and considerate. The location was quiet, but very convenient to explore both the countryside and coastal areas. The village shop is 5 minutes walk away and is very well stocked. We enjoyed a lovely holiday, Thank you Jen!

    Reviewed by Howard4.7Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was very comfortable and although old and quaint, had many modern fixtures."

    We had everything we needed and had a very enjoyable time at tea cosy cottage. Mrs Griggs the owner was very welcoming and helpful and even left us tea and cakes for our arrival. Everything felt Covid-safe so we were very reassured on our first holiday since lockdown.

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2020

  • "We found the cottage very tired and in need of refurbishment."

    Reviewed by Anne1.9Aug 2020

  • "Sykes are GREAT, we've used you for many years."

    This was the first poor property we've stayed in. It was dusty - cobweb dusty. Given that (a) Covid means we're all super vigilant about cleanliness and (b) presumably there's been a period of non-bookings during lockdown, someone could really have come in and cleaned. The kitchen was really poorly stocked. The owners appear to have never tried to cook a meal in it. You need wooden spoons and tumblers, not trifle dishes and sherry glasses. The kitchen looks like it's been assembled with odds and ends. There is barely any storage space in cupboards so you had to use the worktop, which meant there was limited space to then prepare meals. I have no idea how you're meant to fit 6 people around the tiny table in the kitchen. The decor is extremely dated, and dilapidated. It looks like no-one's decorated since the eighties. Some doors were inexplicably locked. There was a note on one door (downstairs, at the back) saying something about fire escapes but it was also locked. Each bedroom had its own sink (again, from the eighties), which weren't visible in any photos. I didn't trust how long it'd been since they were last used. The bathroom was OK but the separate toilet was also tatty (peeling wallpaper) and had a weird tiny sink on the cistern, which is essentially unusable. This could be a really lovely house, but someone really needs to invest in a painter and decorator, new carpets and furniture, a new kitchen and contents.

    Thank you for your feedback regarding your stay at Tea Cosy Cottage. We are sorry to hear that you found the property unclean, if you had made us aware of this we would have been able to resolve these issues for you. Although we do not leave wooden spoons in the property, there are plenty of other utensils in the property, however, if you had contacted us about this we would of happily supplied a wooden spoon. This property is only listed as a sleeps 4, although it does have an additional double bedroom. We are sorry to hear that the style of the property wasn't to your taste, the pictures on our website are a true reflection of the property. We hope you still enjoyed your stay with us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jason2.2Jul 2020

  • "Great stay, very nice and clean cottage, totally recommend it!"

    Reviewed by Lucas4.7Dec 2019

  • "It was a beautiful cottage and the owner left us tea and cakes for when we arrived."

    The pub Bullers Arms down the lane was friendly. Budge is an easy walk alone the canal about 3 miles. However if you need a taxi after 6.00 in the evening book it early.

    Reviewed by Danny4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a warm welcome from the owner."

    The cottage is full of character, was well equipped and was set in a quiet location.The village was well located and we enjoyed exploring the surrounding area on foot and by car.We were happy to support the local village store,the volunteers appeared hard working and were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2019

  • "Tea Cosy Cottage is a brilliant base for exploring the outstanding areas surrounding it."

    It is in a lovely, tranquil village and Mrs Griggs (the owner) gave us a very warm welcome and is on hand if you have any queries or questions - without invading your privacy. The cottage is comfortable with plenty of hot water, washing machine, dishwasher and all the amenities you could need. The outside area is lovely to sit out in and watch the world go by. There is a nice pub in the village with a pool table (teenagers!) and throughout the week there are various food wagons that park up. The community run village shop is worth supporting too with fresh bread, cakes etc.

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and warm."

    We were made to feel very welcome. The village was very quiet and a good place to walk into Bude from or visit the north coast.

    Reviewed by J3.8Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, full of character."

    Warm welcome from the owner, Jenny, who was also available to answer any queries we had about the cottage and the area. Excellent food at the village pub. Villagers very friendly.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2019

  • "The log burner was lovely and made the cottage very cosy and warm on some cooler evenings."

    The cottage was clean and spacious and contained everything we needed. Mrs Grigg was extremely friendly and helpful and ensured that we had everything we needed. The village was very charming and quaint, surrounded by pretty countryside and close to enough to walk to Bude along the canal. We had a fabulous holiday and we would certainly return

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2018

  • "Had a awesome week at tea cosy cottage , Mrs Grigg was amazing, cottage was ..."

    Had a awesome week at tea cosy cottage , Mrs Grigg was amazing, cottage was beautiful and homely, will definitely go back again

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very relaxed cottage in great village location."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2018

  • "The position of this cottage was perfect for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall - Can't wait to return."

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely a great choice for exploring around the area."

    Owner Jenny very friendly and the cakes we received were lovely after a long drive. Unfortunately we only stayed a few days due to a family bereavement but we will be back down to this area again sometime

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owner gave us the most warm welcome it was like we were friends than strangers I would recommend this cottage to anyone."

    We mentioned one thing to the owner and it was sorted that day with no fuss. The shower was lovely not complicated just a on and off switch and hot water when ever you need it the kitchen has everything you need to do home cooking if you wish to but would say lovely pub about 5mins walk away for times you don't want to cook. We had a fantastic time here do not hesitate to book this cottage most relaxing time had ! A big thank you x

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2018

  • "The lady owning this property was very welcoming."

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7May 2018

  • "Nice relaxing homely cottage."

    Plenty of space for four adults (and two dogs). Warm welcome from the owner on arrival. Grateful for the log burner on the couple of chilly nights we had!

    Reviewed by Frank3.4May 2018

  • "Very friendly reception."

    Village pub and shop great with very friendly locals. Good location for hole area.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a lovely week at this really authentic location."

    The family where the perfect hosts, so we are planning to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Christian5.0Mar 2018

  • "We received a warm and friendly welcome."

    The cottage is cosy and well equipped and is in a good location to visit lots of interesting places nearby.

    Reviewed by A5.0Feb 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower and basin, Basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and open fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Oil and Electric heating with woodburner and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking
  • Enclosed garden to the front with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: This property is attached to the owner's home
  • Note: The property welcomes guests out of season

The property

This cosy cottage is situated next to the owner's home, within the village of Marhamchurch, and promises a wonderful holiday all year round for those looking to enjoy the rolling Atlantic waves and coastline.

Offering a warm and welcoming stay for friends or family, there is much to enjoy on a day-to-day basis.

Step inside to the living room, which boasts a feature fireplace and a wood burner after spending an evening in the pub which is only a 5 minute walk away, perfect for a relaxing night in as you unwind on the leather sofa.

The kitchen is equally as impressive, home to all those appliances you may need.

Gather at the dining table in the evening and enjoy a meal with your loved ones next to the open fire.

On the first floor, two double bedrooms are decorated to a high standard so you can sleep peacefully night after night amongst the lovely ambience.

An armchair sits close to the window, so you can enjoy some quiet time perhaps reading a good book.

The well-presented twin bedroom is ideal for both children or adults, complete with patterned bedding and tasteful fittings.

All rooms include a basin and storage cupboards to house your belongings.

A cloakroom lies close by for your convenience and a family shower room offers a spacious set up for getting ready ahead of your day.

Across from this, a snug is ideal for the kids to play with the selection of toys or watch TV as they please.

For a change of scenery, the enclosed garden offers a patio area, where you can rest under the sun with a refreshing drink and take in the delightful location.

If you can steer yourself away from the cottage, step out to Marhamchurch, with its church, local shop and Bullers Arms pub, serving delicious homecooked meals.

Nearby Bude has something for everyone from great beaches for relaxing, to rockpools, an indoor heated swimming pool, a golf course, tenpin bowling, a host of eateries and takeaways, and cafes to watch it all from.

Within a short drive are the remains of a huge iron age hill fort at Warbstow Bury, from where panoramic views can be seen.

Follow the coast in the other direction and there's the little cove of Crackington Haven, Boscastle and King Arthur's castle at Tintagel.

Select from one of many coastal walks, with The Weird being a firm favourite, guiding you towards the canal and county.

You will be spoilt for choice in this refreshing part of Cornwall.

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About the location


Bude 2.5 miles; Tintagel 17.7 miles.

Marhamchurch is a fantastic base for those looking to explore the Cornish coast and is only 2.5 miles from the coastal town of Bude. This quiet village has a church at its centre and there is a very useful local shop and pub. Nearby 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.

Note: There is building site near the property, so associated noises and traffic could be heard.
Note: This property only accepts a minimum of 4 nights unless prior arrangement has been made before booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas