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Columbine Cottage

(Ref. 1086832)

Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed a fabulous 11 night stay at columbine cottage."

    Joan was very welcoming and we enjoyed the sweet treats that she had left us on arrival. The cottage is well equipped and we personally loved the décor and all the local pictures and paintings. The cottage was very clean and having the use of the swimming pool on site was great. Good location and was quiet during our stay. We will definitely be returning soon.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. I’m so very pleased you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cottage. It will be getting a up grade at the end of this Sean so please come back and see the changes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna-marie5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at Columbine Cottage."

    It ticked all our boxes and more (swimming pool!). Very warm, comfortable and well equipped. Dog-friendly too! We have already recommended to family and friends. Thank you for a lovely stay and we hope to return. :-)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was the second time we stayed in Columbine cottage."

    . last year was great, however although the cottage was clean and well stocked with equipment etc. it had an overwhelming smell of ‘wet dog’ when we arrived. I think it had been shut up for a couple of days. We do not have a dog so probably noticed it more. The febreze had run out so we purchased our own.

    Thank you for your feedback. It was lovely to have you stay again. I am surprised and disappointed that you found it not as you previously experienced. I have spoken with the house manager who informed me that because she had agreed to early access the cottage had not been aired and refreshed as it normally would have been after wet weather occupancy with dogs. I apologise for this and do hope to see you again. Kindest Regards Mrs Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Oct 2023

  • "Pictures of Columbine are a true reflection of the property."

    It's clean and comfortable. Only a mile and half from Bude

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage was OK but decor was very dated and needs updating."

    Garden was not enclosed which is not good for a dog friendly place as our dog wandered into the roadway and car park. Nice pool.

    Thank you for your feed back, the cottage will be redecorated at the end of the season, and updated. The garden is now enclosed. I hope you enjoyed the rest of the gardens, and facilities available. Kindest Regards Mrs Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.1Jun 2023

  • "What can I say, an amazing cottage with everything you needed for a relaxing stay"

    Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we hope you stay with us again. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed in Columbine Cottage with 2 dogs and 2 young children."

    The cottage was really lovely and as described although it didn’t have an enclosed garden so we had to take the dogs out to the toilet on lead. The decor is a little dated but was all very clean & there was everything we needed (including a cafetière for coffee as I always bring my own) the kitchen has everything you might need. The smart Tv allowed us to login to Netflix for the kids. We enjoyed using the pool and the kids swimming came on really well with swimming daily (they are only 4 & 5) - the pool was cleaned daily & well maintained with really nice changing rooms too. The park area was also really good - it’s a shame we couldn’t take the dogs in there while the kids were playing though as it’s a large enclosed area of grass so we could have exercised the dogs and the children together. (I will also say I do understand why they are not allowed although I think if nobody else was using it at the same time & dogs were cleaned up after it would have been nice) Overall though a really nice area - close to Bude & the beaches (only a 5 minute drive)

    Hello, Thank you so much for your feed back, we will be organising a fully fenced area soon, as we appreciate people with dogs may need it closed in. I hope you also fo7nd the dog area across from the cottage where they can be off. So pleased you enjoyed the cottage and we will be redecorating shortly. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were very happy with the property and the swimming pool."

    We feel the price could have been a little less for the time of year.

    Thank you for your feedback we always value our customers in put. I’m afraid with the ever increasing energy bills, laundry, and workforce to maintain the pool and grounds and general maintenance of the cottages it has left us in a difficult position and unable to reduce our costs, I do hope you understand and will come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Nov 2022

  • "Great place to stay, enjoyed the quietness and location of all we wanted to visit, perfect for the holiday we needed, our dog enjoyed the beach as much as we did."

    Thank you so much for your feed back, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope you will come again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Sep 2022

  • "Just returned from a super holiday at the cottage."

    Really well equipped, comfortable and well located cottage. Great surfing/body boarding and coastal walks in area. The swimming pool was a real bonus - a good size, warm and for us rarely busy. Separate note to owners not to be published: There are no longer superb views as trees have grown up. You should perhaps also mention there is an additional charge for laundry facilities. Otherwise thank you for a great cottage.

    Thank you so much for your feedback we do take on board all comments and suggestions. The trees we have arranged for them to have them a hair cut, so hopefully that might help. In relation to the laundry service, we have had an honesty box which has not really worked and unfortunately we will be putting a debit card charger on the machines as some people have previously just left the driers running. However I will have this altered in the Boucher information. Thank you again for staying with us and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley-ann4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed the little garden with the Chestnut tree to sit under for shade in the heat."

    It was also nice to have a barbecue. The cottage was completely fine.

    Thank you so much for booking Columbine and leaving a review, we are really happy that you enjoyed your stay and enjoyed the cottage, and we hope to see you again perhaps next year. Kindest Regards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property with everything you need and very comfortable - great swimming ..."

    Lovely property with everything you need and very comfortable - great swimming pool at perfect temperature and lovely walks around with great beaches and pubs - we knew the garden was not secure but it would be lovely if it was especially as dogs are allowed also it should specify that the laundry facilities are not free as they ask for a payment to use them

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Jul 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage."

    Perfect for our stay. Great location, short drive to the beach.

    Thank you so much for your feed back and booking our cottage. We are pleased you liked the cottage and the location. Hope to see you again. Kindest Regards Mrs Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "A clean comfortable property in quiet surroundings."

    The pool was regularly used and was clean and a good size. The games room was perfect for some family competitions in the evenings. The laundry facilities were very good and were used. A clean and tidy location away from the hustle and bustle of Bude, but had the option to explore the surrounding areas.

    Just to say a big thank you for booking Columbine and leaving feed back, we are so pleased you enjoyed the cottage and all the facilities met with your approval. We hope to see you and your family again. Kindest Regards Mrs Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and a real home from home."

    The site facilities were excellent and yet the location still retained a beautiful, tranquil setting. Very well situated to explore parts of Cornwall and N Devon. Our only negative comment is when we tried to see if the cottage was available for another holiday , perhaps later in the year, it does not appear on your website. We would visit again. Absolutely.

    Thank you for your feed back, I’m so sorry you are unable to see the availability, If you could let me know what dates you are looking for I will endeavour to see if the cottage is available. Thank you again for your kind feed back and we look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards Mrs. Brock Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property was exactly as described, warm, comfortable and very clean."

    The beds were really comfy. I loved the big bath towels, so many places have small towels but these were great. The indoor swimming pool, games room & outside play area were a hit with our young granddaughters. We will certainly be booking again.

    Hello, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, and had a lovely time with your granddaughter. Thank you for your kind feed back and we will look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location, loved Bude!"

    Inaccurate description about cottage. Garden was definitely not enclosed, we had to put our well behaved whippett on a lead every time she needed to go out in garden, in case she spotted a cat, which she would of course chase. Misleading info about washing machine and tumble dryer. Not in the property. This was not a problem as very nearby. However the welcome from the lady, who I assume works on site, was less then welcoming. Not very helpful and started by telling me, Tuesdays were not a good day for washing as the machines are normally full, but allowed me to use a machine as not that busy! Generally unhelpful and not very friendly at all! Finally the shower in the cottage was pathetic! I knew it was going to be unreasonable to expect a power shower as states, hand held, but it was like an intermittent drizzle, which went from burning hot to cold. Reported this on the Tuesday, to the contact provided, advised they would arrange a plumber to check the pressure as not the only property with issues, never heard anymore again from anyone? No communication. The only saving grace were the showers at pool, but that all shut at 6pm, so if out later, no access to shower. All in all dissatisfied and would be jubious about any of your holiday cottage descriptions in the future! They say it's the little things and on this trip the little things really added up and made the cottage experience very disappointing.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback for us. We do not advertise the garden as being enclosed, but the owner is looking to make this change soon. The description has now been amended to make information about the laundry facilities clearer. The housekeeper did not feel she had been rude and we can only apologise for how this was construed. The shower is the result of an ongoing problem with the local water provider, and is being investigated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tiffany3.1Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    Just a few items caused minor problems. There were notices in the accommodation that related to the covid restrictions period and contradict the current opening times, etc. of the pool and laundry, caused some confusion. The details rather gave the impression that the washing machine and tumble dryer were in the accommodation.

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us, and we are pleased you enjoyed your break. I understand the management team had been given instructions to remove the previous information and signage, apologies that this hadn’t been done. we will ensure this is rectified. We will look at the information given in the advert and discus it with Helpful Holidays. I hope you found the washroom was more than adequate for your washing requirement? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charles4.7Mar 2022

  • "Loved the property everything that you need in it peacfull location ideal for dogs with lovely woodland walks at end of drive ."

    Lovely kept gardens pool was an added bonus as was games room .

    Thank you so much for staying with us and we are pleased you enjoyed the cottage, hope to see you and your pets again. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay - thank you"

    Hello Mr Newey, Thank you for booking our cottage and for your feed back. So pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your stay. I will try to get the cottage sign at the entrance. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "As shown in the feedback above, it's a lovely, secluded, comfortable cottage with all mod cons in a very beautiful area."

    We look forward to a return visit.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, we hope the pool was also as you expected. We look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jan 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and facilities in a quiet location but not far from Bude and a pub within walking distance that does great food."

    Thank you for your feed back, glad you enjoyed your stay, hope you also enjoyed the pool. Kindest Regards Joan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Open-plan living area with sitting area, kitchen, dining area and glazed doors to patio
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower and basin
  • Separate WC and basin.
  • Electric heating with night storage heating
  • Microwave, fridge-freezer, shared indoor pool and laundry facilities (at an extra cost), including washing machines and tumble dryers, dishwasher, TV with Blu-ray, DVD, WiFi, Phone, Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, Sorry no smoking
  • Pub less than 1 mile from property.

The property

Part of a neatly manicured, wooded site comprising 14 holiday cottages on the very edge of Bude, on Cornwall's north coast is Columbine Cottage.

With a shared indoor heated swimming pool, games room and children's play field, this is an ideal property for a family wanting to enjoy a coastal escape, taking advantage of the nearby sandy beaches and excellent surf on offer from North Cornwall's Atlantic waves.

The property offers parking off-road, as well as a pretty garden with immaculate lawn, seating area and superb long rural views, where you can enjoy breakfast and a morning coffee in the pleasant Cornish sunshine.

Head inside the property to discover a contemporary kitchen, fully-equipped with all of the appliances you'll need during to create delicious meals, which can be enjoyed at the dining table.

After dinner, move over to the sofas, relax and enjoy a favourite family film on the TV.

When it's time for a good night's rest, discover two bright and cheery bedrooms, comprising a double, and a twin.

The property is close to host of amenities, shops, café, pubs and restaurants, as well as a lake, a golf course and a choice of three picturesque beaches.

Spend the day at Bude Sea Pool, a semi-natural pool that is popular for swimming and paddleboarding, while Crooklets Beach has excellent surf and Summerleaze Beach has colourful beach huts and rockpools to explore.

The 19th century Bude Castle offers a history museum, art gallery & cafe and is also a popular venue for weddings, while the magnificent South West Coast Path runs right through the town, which walkers can join to explore the coastline in either direction.

Head north along the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast to find unspoiled, cliff-backed beaches, and continue towards Devon and the picturesque harbour village of Clovelly, with its museums, RNLI Lifeboat Museum, stunning waterfall, idyllic harbour and family-friendly beach.

Head south along the coastal path towards Pentire Point, passing Boscastle's Pentargon Waterfall, The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, the National Trust's Rocky Valley, St Nectan's Glen nature reserve and dramatic waterfall, towards Tintagel's legendary castle, which was the birthplace of King Arthur, as well as Merlin's Cave and the National Trust's Glebe Cliff.

Columbine Cottage is a fantastic base from which to explore North Cornwall's stunning coastline.

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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Note: Pool is 40’ x 12’ x 4’ deep

Note: The pool is not available on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas