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Ploughmans Retreat

Bude (5mls N), Cornwall
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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 6
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing on site / nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large property suitable for family gatherings in a rural location with ponies on site
  • Short drive to the popular seaside town of Bude
  • Perfect base for exploring Devon and Cornwall, within easy reach of many sandy beaches
Property code: PLOUG

With plenty of room for both two-legged and four-legged guests, this property is a wonderfully spacious rural retreat for family and friends. Oozing traditional charm and home to many a cosy corner, you can enjoy peaceful mornings inside before treating your stick-chasing best friend to a frolic in the beautiful natural surroundings.

Cook up a storm in the kitchen, equipped with Rangemaster oven and American style fridge/freezer before sitting down together at the dining table. Your canine companion can steal the best snug spot in the house whilst you chat and laugh the evenings away. Then join your furry guest and curl up on the comfortable sofas before sneaking in a quick scamper and sniff around outside. When it’s time for bed, climb one of the two staircases which lead to the six bedrooms where you can switch off, unwind and dream of tomorrow’s adventures. We know how much your best friend will love the creature comforts at this home, but we also know that their favourite spaces are out in the open. An enclosed courtyard, garden (shared with the other property on-site), and private decking area provide ample space for scurrying around, playing fetch and having a ball.

After saying hello to the on-site ponies, make the 7.5-mile journey to Bude and wander along the canal. Work up an appetite on one of the sandy beaches and devour tasty treats at your choice of waterside eatery where both you and your dog will be fully spoilt. 11 miles from home the cobbled streets of Clovelly await. Descend the high street and discover a waterfall, sticks for chasing and stones for skimming. You may even see more four-legged friends as donkeys are amongst the locals here!

  • 6 bedrooms: 3 double and 3 twins
  • 4 bathrooms - 2 bathrooms with shower over bath and WC, 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and downstairs WC
  • Smart TV , DVD, and Hi-Fi in lounge and TV is en suite bedrooms
  • Electric oven, hob, American style fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and washer/dryer
  • There is ample parking
  • Shops and pubs 1.5 miles, beach 3 miles
  • Additional charge payable on arrival for charging electric cars
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £55. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Amy Hancock

This property is personally managed by Amy.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tamzin 10th May 2024

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Reviewed by Trequene 5th April 2024

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Very well maintained and equipped holiday cottage. You are on a farm, but it does not feel like a farm when u are inside. Kids enjoyed feeling the lambs. Hosts are very warm and welcoming... I would do this again

Reviewed by Alice 29th March 2024

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A lovely week. We loved feeding the lambs!

Reviewed by Kim 22nd March 2024

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Had a great weekend . The house was perfect for us all . The children loved the space . Very well equipped as we cooked in the evenings .Our visit to the lambs ended a wonderful family holiday.

Reviewed by Joanne 7th January 2024

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We absolutely loved our holiday. Plenary of room For the 13 of us including under 5's. Fully equipped for a large family. The kids were shown around the farm and was the highlight for them. Fantastic amenities locally. There is lots to to or you can just enjoy family at the cottage. Highly recommend. Definitely making a return trip.

Reviewed by Kristina 29th December 2023

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A beautiful spacious cottage , so very comfy, spotlessly clean and welcoming. Nicely decorated for NY eve stay and plenty of space for all 12 of us. Excellent base for travelling around, breathtaking views on the cliffs and the beaches and visiting historical places. So peaceful and calm. Opportunity for the kids to walk around the farm and see theRead more animals too. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 22nd December 2023

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Lovely well equipped house, location very pretty but no amenities near by.

Reviewed by Mary 4th August 2023

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The house was well equipped for a large family get together in quiet surroundings and a short drive to several local beaches. There was always plenty of hot water. Children enjoyed the play equipment in the garden, and the space to play a game of rounders.

Reviewed by Jeremy 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Richard 30th June 2023

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We would thoroughly recommend this cottage. It was extremely clean and well appointed with plenty of space indoors and out of doors and lots of room for convenient parking. An excellent venue for families and friends to have fun and enjoy the delights of nearby Bude, Clovelly and other Cornish places of interest.

Reviewed by Diane 9th June 2023

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We had a lovely stay. The accommodation was really lovely and had everything we needed. The owners were very friendly

Reviewed by K 26th May 2023

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This was a wonderful holiday in a lovely barn conversation. Facilities within the house were ample and sufficient. ASDA delivered directly to the house when we arrived and waited over 15 mins for our arrival. Easy to find and direction good. Local shops at Kirkhamton with Chip shop / Pizzerias plus Spar shop

Reviewed by Catrin 12th May 2023

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Really lovely accommodation, location and owners

Reviewed by Steve 5th May 2023

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Spent a long weekend with our family here and we were all very impressed with the property. Definitely visit again. Ideal for a large family gathering.

Reviewed by Sue 21st April 2023

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Stayed at Ploughmans Retreat for my 60th Birthday and it was amazing. It's a fantastic cottage for getting together with family and friends. It has very sociable spaces downstairs and roomy bedrooms upstairs. The owner Demelza was very happy to let my family in early to decorate it ready for my arrival. She even provided a birthday cake and flowersRead more. We got to meet the some of the farm animals and plenty of the farm cats. Had such an amazing weekend that we are planning to return next year. Hide

Reviewed by Tracy 14th April 2023

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Ideal cottage for a large family or group, plenty of space, plenty of seating, abundance of equipment, even a selection of young childrens toys. Warm, plenty of hot water, plenty of towels provided and all modern amenities in the kitchen. Every thing you need to make the stay enjoyable.

Reviewed by Caroline 31st March 2023

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Fantastic cottage for 10 people The back area was ideal for our little dog, it was totally enclosed Lovely base to explore Cornwall

Reviewed by Penny 17th March 2023

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Lovely accommodation great location for a quiet break. Spacious, clean, comfortable beds everything you could want.

Reviewed by Susan 9th February 2023

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The whole property was spacious downstairs, but perhaps a rearrangement of the bedrooms would be better for manoverability. Saying that we had great fun and would reccommend anyone to go and stay there. There is plenty to do out and around the property. The owners were onsite to help if any problems and even took the children on a tour of the farm.Read more The furniture was tired and in need of updating, but having said this it is animal friendly. We would reccommend this holiday home to anyone. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 18th November 2022

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Lovely place to stay, was greeted with a bottle of wine, quality biscuits and fresh flowers, which says a lot, extremely clean, warm and everything needed for a break, all of us were more than impressed. Will definitely stay again in the future. Rooms and bedding were great as were the showers and bath, nicely prepared for a family of all ages, staRead moreir gates greatly appreciated, Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 28th October 2022

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Cottage was wonderful and definitely enough space for a party of 11.

Reviewed by Lisa 23rd September 2022

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Lovely property to stay in, lovely sized rooms and facilities. Great base for adventures, the owners were very friendly and accommodating, lovely people.

Reviewed by John 1st July 2022

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We had a lovely relaxing stay, quiet setting. Dog enjoyed his walks in the fields, accommodation was great especially for large groups.

Reviewed by Linda 24th June 2022

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Roomy cottage, but very noisy, one person gets up everybody gets up. Lots of cobwebs and spiders, removed over 20 from lounge in first half hour. Something scurring in or on the roof every night, very loud.

Reviewed by Julia 10th June 2022

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Our family holiday was 10th-17th June 7 of us with ages ranging between 4 and 59. The cottage was situated in a good location, nearest pub, shops etc. are a drive away or a very long walk! in saying this it was situated in a good central area to explore north Cornwall /Devon. The owners gave us a tour of the farm which was a real treat for us all iRead morencluding seeing the lovely kittens. We also took our dog with us and she enjoyed the holiday as we all did, would definitely recommend this cottage! Hide

Reviewed by Amanda 3rd June 2022

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We loved this cottage - it was perfect for all the family to get together as a base. Floor boards were a bit creaky but this added to the charm of the place. Lovely enclosed garden safe for little ones to play and also the communal garden was ideal for their safety too. Very happy with our holiday and would definitely go again. Sign of a good holidRead moreay - we were all sad to leave. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 27th May 2022

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Reviewed by Georgina 20th May 2022

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We booked our break away for a family get together ranging from ages 3 to 53. There were 12 of us all together and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. A good base to get to all the local attractions too. I would recommend using this place. Thank you for making us feel very welcome.

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