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Corky's Cottage

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Poughill near Bude, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Need to get new oven trays, the ones there were flimsy and rusty."

    Need a lot more coffee/tea mugs. Beds in twin room very hard and uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Jane3.4Sep 2023

  • "Our stay at Corky’s cottage was very nice."

    The cottage is lovely and spacious and the location is great. The swimming pool is beautiful and was used a lot because of the poor weather. The house is generally well equipped, but could do with a few ‘spruce up’ items such as new frying pans, and new towels as they were past their best. The fridge needs a new bulb inside as you can’t see in the fridge with the bulb blown. Also the garden is great but really needed cutting as the grass was quite long. All considered we would definitely like to stay here again and would recommend Corky’s to other guests.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage in an ideal location…the facilities on-site were fantastic for the kids…very well maintained."

    Certainly recommend this to any family that wants to bring along their dog…

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fantastic break at Corky’s."

    A great holiday cottage in a lovely area. The cottage was everything and more that we could’ve hoped for. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0May 2023

  • "A great property in a great location with everything you need to have a fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Excellent place, wanted to stay longer"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic accommodation set in a very quiet backdrop of beautiful countryside, we will definitely be booking again for next year."

    100% positive feedback with no negatives

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing holiday, this was our second time staying at the cottage as it’s always cleaned to a high standard and has everything we need to make it a relaxing holiday, we also love the fact that it has a big secure garden for our 2 dogs."

    The cottage is situated so that we could explore both Cornwall and Devon. We also love that it has a swimming pool and games room on the site, and that shops are not to far away. We will and have been looking at booking again for next year as it is so relaxing. Thank you for making our holiday the best.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with really comfy beds."

    No criticisms at all. The pool is a big bonus and its a great base to explore that part of cornwall. Been twice and would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage was perfect for our needs."

    It is in a fantastic location, quiet but close to all amenities and suited our family perfectly. The cottage was really well equipped, clean and comfortable and we will definitely look to visit again.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2022

  • "It's a lovely cottage with a good sized well enclosed garden"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "2nd visit and still excellent everything we could want."

    The kids were thrilled with the new WiFi.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and well equipped for a family holiday."

    Good location and facilities, will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Connie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Perfect location to do lots walks on south west costal path. Had everything you needed. Very comfortable, garden was very quiet to sit in. Great having laundry room few mins walk and use of swimming pool too. All in all couldn’t fault

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "It would be nice to have an earlier arrival time because you lose too much of the first day."

    Reviewed by Roger3.8Feb 2022

  • "We had a great holiday here."

    A nice peaceful location but close to plenty of beaches. The stormy weather meant we made the most of the swimming pool, games room and snuggling up in front of the fire, Very safe for the puppy in the garden too

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable and comfortable family stay at Corky's and would have no trouble returning in the future - we know the area well and were right where we wanted to be - very spacious accommodation and cleaned to a high standard which we haven't always found to be the case in holiday homes previously, especially "dog friendly" homes."

    Renee and her team do an exemplary cleaning/caretaking job. We had one occasion during the week to phone her and she couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The only very small comment and not really a complaint is that the furniture, although plentiful and very comfortable is really looking rather "tired" and a bit "worn" and could probably do with an upholstery "deep clean"? I did find the 3 quite deep steps up and down from the kitchen area a bit of a pain too but others (probably younger than me!!) perhaps wouldn't even notice it, anyway, it is certainly not enough to stop us returning, which we probably will!

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2021

  • "Great pool!"

    Super location. Exceptionally clean on arrival. Lovely log burner.

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Oct 2021

  • "I think it would be advisable to show picture or explain there are 11 quite big steps to gain entrance to the cottage, also the 3 steps from the kitchen to the lounge are quite big and there is no handrail to assist."

    For someone like me who is 80 yrs old and who is a little stiff in the joints now it was a little awkward, it was the only thing that marred the holiday. I would thoroughly recommend this property to anyone fit and healthy, it had everything anyone could require, the complex is very attractive and well kept and the swimming pool was a hit with everyone.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Sep 2021

  • "A good holiday was had by all"

    Reviewed by P5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottages was nicer than expected , brochure picture dud not do it justice."

    Great location so near to bude. Quiet , clean site good pool as well grandson loved going to it.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Aug 2021

  • "We're so pleased we booked Corky's cottage and found Sykes to provide great customer support."

    It was a great site and a lovely cottage, clean and with everything we needed. To be perfect, we would ask for a slightly bigger fridge-freezer but, knowing this now, we would not order quite such a huge amount of perishable food for day one! It was really handy to have received an online order delivery though. One or two reviews said the beds weren't comfortable when we booked: to clarify, all the beds were very comfortable and everything clean and in great condition. It was a home from home. Fantastic location for SO many activities in Cornwall and Devon. We'd love to go back. The pool was the cherry on top for the kids. As a family of four with Grandma, we were really pleased to have two comfortable bedrooms and family bathroom, and Grandma with the Captain's suite with space for her to relax (and host cheeky grandchildren, watching her tv in the morning!). Wonderful open plan area downstairs, cosy, comfortable and spacious, with bonus of downstairs loo. We couldn't bring more disabled relatives to Corky's due to the steps, but noted a handy number of bungalow-style options close by on the site. Thanks to the owners, who obviously love their cottage - tribute to Corky - our new puppy Rusty loved this extremely dog-safe cottage. We weren't looking for a dog-safe cottage when we booked but would come again, knowing we'd have an excellent base for him.

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage really well equipped with everything we needed."

    Also right on a footpath so great for dog walks. The kids loved the pool and games room

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our holiday was just what we needed after a very stressful year."

    Corkys cottage in Bude far exceeded our expectations with everything we needed. We are definitely going back next year.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Cathie5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a very peaceful area, well equipped and exceptionally ..."

    Lovely cottage in a very peaceful area, well equipped and exceptionally clean Garden was fully enclosed and safe for our dog Very short drive into Bude We loved our stay and will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2020

  • "Comfortable very peaceful house."

    Very comfortable living room with lots of seating. Dining room part of living area was good as made it social. Also kitchen was separate but accessible and so this also made it a social area. Slept really well because of peaceful location. Nice outdoor seating for midday to afternoon. Absolutely spotless!!!

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday at Corkys Cottage ."

    The cottage was so comfortable to come home to after a day on the beach . The equipment provided was most adequate and the cottage and surroundings were perfect . We had in earlier years rented some of the cottages when they were all owned by the occupiers of the main house and even had the pleasure of chatting to the gardener/maintenance man who was there in the old days . Will certainly hope to book with Sykes again if we can . My sister already has !!

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2020

  • "We would like to draw your attention to the following issues regarding this ..."

    We would like to draw your attention to the following issues regarding this property - No instructions at all regarding use of equipment ie cooker or storage heaters, only how to light wood burner Need new diaphragms in toilets downstairs and en suite Only realised by default use of towel rails in both bathrooms again no instructions Bed in main bedroom far too big for room Bed in 2nd bedroom appalling very uncomfortable and too small for 2 adults to share bedsheet did not fit Twin beds very creaky and uncomfortable even for children to sleep on We hope you take on board our constructive criticism and inform the owners

    Reviewed by Maureen2.5Jul 2020

  • "Everything was superb."

    Cottage was fully equipped with all that was needed. It was a home from home & very cosy & warm. We were there for new year & when we arrived, there was milk in the fridge, biscuits, tea bags, sugar & coffee. The swimming pool & games room was a great hit & if you needed to do any washing, there is a great launderette next door which had an honesty box. We took lots of food as we wasn't sure how far the shops were, but there were supermarkets a short drive away, so next time, we'll do some shopping once we're there. There were several cottages on the site, so a home from home of different sizes, but I'd certainly recommend Corkys cottage for larger parties. It was very quiet & peaceful. We'll certainly go back.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Dec 2019

  • "5 happy adults and 2 happy children."

    Roomy cottage and well equipped kitchen. Very comfy bed (en suite room). Pool large, clean and ideal for a morning dip or anytime on a rainy day. We had the pool to ourselves on a few occasions. Loved Bude. Will return to this cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2019

  • "The peaceful surroundings of the holiday home and the welcome rest."

    The holiday home exceeded our expectations in every way. The personal touches suggested it was a loved and cared for cottage.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Nice big cottage very secure for the dogs."

    ..pool a bonus...we have stayed at the complex previously in another cottage Corky's was a good stay

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations,everything you need for a great holiday was provided,location was great for exploring the area."

    My only negative thought was that the garden furniture has seen better days.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2019

  • "The only fault was the dvd remote was missing."

    We phoned and reported it but had no response during weeks stay and we're unable to watch the dvds provided.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Staff were very friendly & helpful. The cottage was lovely everything we needed & more was in there, pool was lovely we had it to ourselves every day! Would definitely recommend & come back again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2019

  • "Corky’s worked brilliantly."

    Lovely enclosed garden for our dog, lots for the children to do- they made full use of the pool, games room and super play area. We slept well as the beds were really comfy. We loved our holiday.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Apr 2019

  • "Had a thoroughly enjoyable week in and around Bude."

    Corkys Cottage was situated in a small complex which my Grandchrildren absolutely enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Apr 2019

  • "The photos on the sykes website do not do this lovely cottage justice."

    It was beautifully clean when we arrived, and equipped with everything you need. There were even games for my boys to enjoy. It is in close proximity to the beaches and a nice little pub up the road that we walked to , the pub was also dog friendly The cottage had wifi which isn't advertised in the listing. The laundry room is very good with an honesty box, we took our own detergent too which I'm pleased about as the soap dispenser was not working. The swimming pool was enjoyed by my children and they used this every day, the changing rooms were clean and spacious. The only sad thing was that there was issues with the boiler on a few days which meant I couldn't use it and the boys had to get out early as they got too cold. I enjoyed our week here so much I'd go back again. Can highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2019

  • "We have rented many cottages over the years for our UK based holidays & this was by far the best equipped."

    We prepped & cooked Christmas dinner with little stress! The self contained garden meant we could relax in the knowledge that our inquisitive pooch wasn't going to wander off. Inside was so warm & cosy yet spacious enough for the 6 of us plus the pooch. Take plenty of 20p's for the pool table in the games room!

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2018

  • "Plenty of room for all 7 of us."

    Very clean and comfortable. The garden for the dog was great. Having a swimming pool and games room especially for the children was brilliant.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Oct 2018

  • "Photos of cottage do not do it justice."

    This is a beautiful cottage in a lovely setting. It also has wifi, which is not mentioned in details of cottage. A perfect place to stay and plenty of room for a large family.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2018

  • "It was a fabulous large comfortable holiday cottage just over 2 miles outside of ..."

    It was a fabulous large comfortable holiday cottage just over 2 miles outside of Bude We had 5 in our party two couples and myself mum and the rooms were massive Could sleep more as there was a sofa bed in lounge Swimming pool on site and games room large gArden fir dogs including big patio and furniture And a big kitchen so no one felt cramped scrupulously clean one bedroom en suite plus large family bathroom and a downstairs loo I can’t fault Skye’s thus is the second cottage I have holidayed in of theirs and I would certainly keep on using them well done Skyesabd thanks fir a great holiday

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2018

  • "Corky's Cottage was outstanding and met all of our needs."

    Although initially we felt is was dark inside this proved a real bonus as it kept the cottage cool during what was a very hot week. The pool was excellent and we often had it to ourselves. Even our little dog was happy as the owners had obviously put a lot of effort into ensuring the garden was escape proof and therefore she was free to enjoy come and go as she pleased.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage - a real home from home ."

    Bedrooms very comfy and 2 bathrooms and an extra toilet downstairs was great for 7 people. The pool was great as was the games room. The garden was relaxing and fully enclosed -perfect for the dog too. Thank you

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cottage had everything you could possibly need, definately home from home."

    The swimming pool and games room were a big hit with the children using both everyday... had an amazing stay... a definate thumbs up.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Mar 2018

  • "Absolutely wonderful week at Corky's cottage."

    The cottage was home from home so there was no need to pack the kitchen sink ! Stayed with my teenage boys who loved the cottage and the facilities. The swimming pool was a big hit and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves for 3 hours each afternoon. The showers/changing rooms were lovely and clean and warm. The games room also went down well, so well, there was hardly a need to go off site. We will definitely return, and maybe squeeze in an adults only trip to make the most of the country walks that are available on the doorstep Would definitely recommend this accommodation

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was very well equipped had more than information said swimming pool great and nice and close to everything ."

    Reviewed by David4.8Jul 2017

  • "Corkys Cottage is really lovely and we had a great week there."

    Renee & all her team as always do everything possible to make sure you have a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Jun 2017

  • "Everything was absolutely beautiful here."

    The cottage itself was very tired and every effort had been taken to make our stay the most comfortable, even providing a stair gate and high chair for our 1 year old. The children loved the play area, and the swimming pool on site was amazing. There is much to do in the local area and can honestly say we all had a fantastic time here.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, single sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Shared external utility
  • Shared games room with pool table and table tennis
  • Shared indoor heated swimming pool.
  • Electric night storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers in utility, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, WiFi, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own pool towels
  • Travel cot (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Shared use of gardens, orchard and children’s playground
  • Shared 40ft indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms and shower (open 7.45am - 9pm, times vary out of peak season)
  • Shared games room with pool table and table tennis (open 24 hours)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 2 miles
  • Please Note The charging of electric cars at the property is not permissible due to safety reasons
  • Note: The swimming pool is available from February half term to October half term inclusive, and Christmas and New Year
  • Conditions and advice regarding using the Trevalgas Pool
  • 1-The swimming pool is unattended and therefore there should be no lone bathing
  • 2- No children under sixteen years of age are allowed entry to the pool without a responsible adult in attendance
  • 3- The entrance doors should be kept closed
  • Please do not let unattended children into the pool building
  • 4- No glass to be taken into the pool building
  • 5- No running in the pool area
  • 6- No diving or bombing in the pool
  • 7- No large inflatables or large floats to be used in the pool
  • 8- No-one should swim if intoxicated or after a heavy meal
  • 9- The swimming pool is a constant 4 ft (1.28 m) in depth
  • 10- A safety pole is located on the wall under the clock
  • 11- In general pool users must not behave in any way that causes a nuisance to others. 

The property

Bude 2.5 miles.

A welcoming end-terrace cottage situated on a quiet rural site, on a non-working farm, just over half a mile from the Cornish village of Poughill, close to seaside town of Bude.

With a traditional yet spacious feel, this Poughill cottage is cosy, peaceful and very private making it an ideal base for a family or group of friends.

The spacious sitting room at this cottage near Bude is a sociable space to gather after a day out and about exploring the area, and the woodburning stove ensures that’s its lovely and warm in the winter, whilst the patio doors to the garden mean that you can venture out during the warm weather and enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

There are three good sized bedrooms sleeping six at this Cornwall cottage, plus a single sofa bed in the sitting room is available for an extra guest.

As well as the private lawned garden, there are other gardens on-site, which surround this Poughill cottage.

They are perfect for a wander after a hearty breakfast, plus children will love the adventure playground and there’s a games room for rainy days.

Also everyone staying at this Bude holiday home will enjoy the 40ft indoor heated swimming pool.

The local village of Poughill has a friendly pub, just a short walk away, and all the popular beach activities are in abundance along the stretch of coastline near Bude, with sandy beaches, lifeguarded seas and fabulous surfing.

A splendid Cornish cottage with the bonus of on-site facilities and sandy beaches nearby.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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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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Please Note The charging of electric cars at the property is not permissible due to safety reasons.
Conditions and advice regarding using the Trevalgas Pool:
1. The swimming pool is unattended and therefore there should be no lone bathing.
  2. No children under sixteen years of age are allowed entry to the
pool without a responsible adult in attendance.
  3. The entrance doors should be kept closed. Please do not let
unattended children into the pool building.
  4. No glass to be taken into the pool building.
  5. No running in the pool area.
  6. No diving or bombing in the pool.
  7. No large inflatables or large floats to be used in the pool.
  8. No-one should swim if intoxicated or after a heavy meal.
  9. The swimming pool is a constant 4 ft (1.28 m) in depth.
  10. A safety pole is located on the wall under the clock.
  11. In general pool users must not behave in any way that causes a nuisance to others. 

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas