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Groom Cottage

(Ref. 923917)

Poughill near Bude, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We didn’t find the overall cleanliness was delivered to a high standard."

    Whilst the cottage was quirky as described, there wasn’t enough room for 2 dogs as described. The overall decor was tired and there was fading on the wall. The curtain rail upstairs has been fixed with gaffer tape rather than the pole being replaced.

    Reviewed by Rachel1.9Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with great facilities."

    Owner extremely helpful and accommodating. Great memories made during our visit.

    Reviewed by Olivia3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property full of character and with all the facilities you could need."

    Helpful owner & great facilities onsite too, the pool was great!

    Thank you so much Rachel, we hope to welcome you back soon . Glad you liked our quirky cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "No email received so when we arrived we had no idea how to get our key."

    Lucky that a lady staying in a cottage opposite had a number for a Housekeeper. On entry we found a bone that had been left under the couch. The Garden area was very overgrown so those facilities we could not use. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped

    Reviewed by Elaine3.4Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, fabulous surroundings."

    Had contact from cottage owner before stay ,which was a great help. Have booked again.highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a quirky, well equipped, clean, comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    The Bude area and beaches have to be among the best in this country and it's all on your doorstep from Groom Cottage. You've also got the added bonus of a private swimming pool on site. Another positive is the Prestongate Inn 5 minutes walk away, very busy pub, friendly staff and great food and beers. Just remember to book ahead, very popular. We look forward to another stay at Groom Cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely old cottage."

    Smaller that expected but not a problem. Great little collection of homes and facilities on site. No major issues. Nice little walk to local pub which serves great food and drink but book in advance on busy nights. Garden could do with a tidy up not really able to take advantage of outside area unless it's tidy. Too overgrown

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our recent holiday in Groom Cottage, beautiful cottage and location we would definitely stay again, thank you for a great stay."

    Thank you, we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to welcome you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2022

  • "We thorough enjoyed our stay in your quaint cottage."

    The pint of milk and other things you left us was a kind thought and everything we needed for our stay was provided. We were sorry to leave yesterday and would definitely stay again and recommend Groom cottage to friends.Thank you for a lovely holiday .Eileen and Laura Hines

    So pleased you enjoyed your stay and loved our cottage as much as we do. Hope you are back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen3.8Jul 2022

  • "Cosy little cottage, very comfy beds had everything we needed."

    The swimming pool was a lovely bonus too. And though there are other cottages near by it was still very quiet.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Apr 2022

  • "We could not use the shower as the water did not get hot even after running for ages."

    The doors to the conservatory squeaked all night long. The fire did not work

    Reviewed by Jo2.8Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The cottage was comfortable, lovely soft towels, well-equipped kitchen. As it was a cold week, we didn't use the outdoor seating areas or playpark much but the indoor pool was such a treat. We hope we can come back again.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cosy cottage has lots of character and is in a great location for exploring the fantastic coast walks and beaches around Bude."

    The indoor pool is well maintained and a big plus. Highly recommend the take away fish and chips from the Preston Gate in Poughill - we ate them while watching the sunset at Widemouth beach.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just returned from our second stay at Groom Cottage."

    Loved it just as much the second time around. Comfy, cozy cottage in a beautiful area of Cornwall.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday in groom cottage, the swimming pool was especially a big hit with our kids."

    Cottage is quite small, but we managed fine! Lots to do in local area so we were kept busy!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a wonderful time at Groom cottage."

    It’s a very cute cottage within a complex of cottages. It has all you need and was really well equipped. Susan the owner was lovely, the only problem we had was a broken clothes airer which she replaced immediately. She also provided us with beach chairs and a windbreaker which was fab! The shared pool was brilliant, we used every day, the kids play area was popular with my eldest, but good to know you cannot see the play area from Groom Cottage. The local area is lovely would particularly recommend sandymouth beach ant Tintagel Castle. The cottage is small, the bedrooms are a decent size but living space is small so was a bit of a squeeze for 4 of us. The outside space is very cute with 2 small courtyard style gardens and a front patio. The courtyard gardens are filled with plants and very private which is nice. The front patio is more spacious and less private. The one and only thing I would change would be to add black out roller blinds to the upstairs bedroom windows so you have the option to use them. The south facing light comes in very early in summer, for a lot or people this is no problem but if like me I get woken up by light very easily. But that is the only thing. We had a wonderful stay and we were blessed with amazing weather. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with good patio areas, sun trap at rear of property as walled in."

    perfect location for a hot tub which would increase revenue for owners.

    Reviewed by Glen4.1Apr 2021

  • "Swimming pool laundry room"

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Oct 2020

  • "Great location, appreciated games room and swimming pool."

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2020

  • "Groom Cottage is very well equipped , comfortable and homely."

    We had a fantastic week and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely cozy cottage with great facilities on site like the pool and games room."

    10 minute walk to a great pub and only 5 minutes drive to the beautiful beach which is sog friendly!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Aug 2020

  • "On the website photos do not really show clearly the layout of the cottage and garden, a floor plan would help."

    The website description led us to believe that the garden was one complete entity when in fact it was split into three seperate entities. In itself this was not a problem for guests, nor would it have been for a small dog. Unfortunately this was not suitable for a large dog like our german short haired pointer and to be fair and in retrospect I should have clarified this with the owner at time of booking. Other than that, the cottage itself and its facilities were good.

    Reviewed by Bert4.4Feb 2020

  • "Simply stunning!"

    This quirky cottage is beautiful and everything you could wish for. The site itself has some fantastic facilities including a swimming pool, pool table and table tennis table. Close by and within walking distance is a gorgeous pub in Poughill called the Preston Gate Inn which serves good food and entertainment of an evening. I just want to personally thank the owners who were absolutely amazing, supportive and very accommodating to us when I received some sad news prior to our holiday. Thank you so much and we will definitely be back. This place is lovely xx

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Perfect location facilities excellent, grounds perfectly maintained quirky, ..."

    Perfect location facilities excellent, grounds perfectly maintained quirky, comfortable and cozy we loved it and so did our two collies had a blast, what a lovely place, great base too get out and explore definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2019

  • "Small and compact cottage with a over whelming smell of dampness"

    Reviewed by Sara2.2Sep 2019

  • "We had an amazing week in Groom cottage."

    The cottage facilities were great it’s a well equipped kitchen, cosy sitting area. The bedrooms were tastefully decorated and beds were comfortable. We made use of the lovely indoor pool every morning. The location was ideally placed to explore Bude, its’ lovely beaches and other coastal locations. We also loved having our Schnauzer with us and the site had ample space to allow him to have a roam around and a sniff! We look forward to a return trip to Groom cottage!

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Sep 2019

  • "Quiet base with easy access to Bude and surronding atractions."

    Teenager, Cavapoo and parents all enjoyed holiday experience.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in great location."

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2019

  • "A nice relaxed place, calm and nicely situated"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.4Jul 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Groom Cottage."

    Knowing our dog was joining us Susan was kind enough to suggest some good dog walks that were an alternative to the obvious beach walks. We tried them all out and Bodie seemed to enjoy himself. The facilities at the site are great, we swam most mornings to work off the holiday excesses. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful quirky and characterful cottage!"

    We really enjoyed our relaxing break here, we visited outside of the school holidays so it was especially peaceful although it would be great for families at any time. Usually we could only hear birdsong & distant sheep in the mornings and had the lovely swimming pool all to ourselves every day. We would really recommend staying here; the owner left fresh milk, tea and kitchen and bathroom essentials which was really helpful. Stratton & Bude are also nearby and the Preston Gate Inn is particularly worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Susie5.0May 2019

  • "Had a really nice few nights at Groom Cottage."

    Lovely old cottage in a nice place. Only thing that I think could be improved is the up keep of the garden area.

    Reviewed by Carl3.8May 2019

  • "Good location and easily accessible local amenities."

    Good meals at the Preston Gate Pub nearby. A lovely family holiday in a very charming and dog friendly cottage. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a great holiday and the cottage was quaint and clean and exactly what we needed."

    We appreciate the organisation of a last minute booking- the host contacted us about the keys and left a warm welcome in terms of a lovely welcome card, milk and biscuits to get us started with a cuppa! Wish we could have stayed longer! The pool and games room was a massive hit with the kids!

    Reviewed by Aimi5.0Apr 2019

  • "Amazing indoor swimming pool."

    Lots of holiday brochures in pool entrance. Enjoyed history of cottage. Welcomed with milk, tea and Cornish biscuits. 3 safe enclosed garden/patio areas for dog to go in. Close to hustle and bustle of Bude and peaceful to return to.

    Reviewed by Izetta5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was our third year staying at Groom cottage and had another great stay."

    Would highly recommend to all. Looking forward to next year

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2019

  • "Holiday cottage was lovely!"

    Reviewed by Lucy4.4Feb 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    It was very welcoming and Susan had a left a note with some lovely biscuits and some fresh milk in the fridge.My children especially liked the swimming pool.we would love to stay again please.thank you.

    Reviewed by Carryl5.0Jul 2018

  • "We booked Friday to Friday and left on Monday !"

    The cottage was very small and the stairs was very difficult to negotiate. Also the Television was frankly rubbish ... Finally the yard for our two dogs was very small and we had to travel 15 miles to find a decent wooded area to walk our two Cocker Spaniels.

    Reviewed by William2.5Jun 2018

  • "Once again we have had a marvellous time , already looking forward to next years vacation."

    Thanks to this cosy cottage in this beautiful setting of Bude. Friendly people and great service from Sykes cottages , will recommend Sykes cottages to all my family and friends

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very accurate description."

    Lovely cottage with lots to do. Owners were on hand if needed for any problems. This is the second time of staying at this cottage .

    Reviewed by Nicolette4.8Oct 2017

  • "I stayed at another cottage last year."

    This was bigger and better.the swimming pool on this site is super lovely and warm.also the changing rooms have been upgraded which is a huge improvement.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2016

  • "Groom cottage was a gorgeous quirky property and we had a fab time staying there."

    Swimming pool was amazing and we went for a dip most days. The location was an easy 5min drive into Bude for the shops or Crooklet beach which was lovely and perfect for our kids rocks to climb rock pooling and waves to jump in along with sand for digging. Rosie's cafe much better inside and food than the outside would suggest.. only thing missing was a hairdryer in the property so remember to take your own.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.6Oct 2016

  • "We had a fabulous week away in groom cottage, perfect location to go off on day trips exploring Cornwall."

    The cottage is very cosy and has everything there you would need to make your stay comfortable. Would definitely return if visiting this area again!

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting areas with electric coal-effect fire
  • Conservatory
  • Shared use of external laundry, games room and 40ft indoor heated swimming pool with changing rooms and shower.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, shared use of laundry with washing machines and tumble dryers, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated off road parking for 1 car with car park for additional cars approx
  • 50 yards from cottage, beside pool
  • Enclosed gardens with patio and furniture
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Shared use of indoor heated swimming pool (open 7.45am - 9pm, times vary out of peak season) and games room
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Two steps up to kitchen and dining area, and two steps down to conservatory from sitting area
  • Note: Due to the split level accommodation and external steps, the cottage is unsuitable for toddlers and guests with limited mobility
  • Note: This property can only accept week long bookings on Fridays.

The property

Bude 2 miles.

Located near the village of Poughill, less than two miles from Bude, the fabulous north Cornish coastline and a variety of beaches, Groom Cottage is a quirky old cottage full of character.

Parking next to the apple tree outside the cottage, go through the attractive archway and gate, and onto the enclosed patio, just one of three different seating areas.

The cottage is accessed through a side door, which opens straight into the open plan living room.

With character beams and a cosy sitting area, everyone can gather here after a day out and relax together.

Two steps lead up to the kitchen and a dining area, while two other steps lead down to the conservatory, which leads down steps into the walled courtyard, where you’ll find garden furniture.

Also downstairs is the first of the bedrooms, with a door opening onto a balcony with furniture, from where steps lead down to a secret garden, which is enclosed by a hedge.

Head upstairs to the second bedroom of the house, with far-reaching views and an en-suite WC, as well as the family bathroom.

Bude is very close by and you can enjoy the unlimited use, free of charge, of a 40' swimming pool and a games room with pool tale and table tennis, shared with the other residents of Trevalgas Cottages, as well as a laundry room with large washing machines and dryers.

The area is perfect for walkers and the Hartland Cornwall Heritage Coast is only a short drive away, making Groom Cottage the perfect base for a relaxing holiday whatever time of year!

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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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