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View towards the property
Enter into the cosy lounge
Original cottage charm
Snuggle up in front of the flame-effect electric fire
Get comfortable with a good book
Lovely detailing
Good sized kitchen area with dining for 4
Well-equipped kitchen
Cook up a good meal
Pretty double bedroom
Enjoy a morning coffee in bed
Retaining many original features
Bathroom with shower-over-bath
Outside space to dine al fresco
Nearby Widemouth Bay
Bude Seapool a short drive from the cottage
1 / 16  View towards the property
2 / 16  Enter into the cosy lounge
3 / 16  Original cottage charm
4 / 16  Snuggle up in front of the flame-effect electric fire
5 / 16  Get comfortable with a good book
6 / 16  Lovely detailing
7 / 16  Good sized kitchen area with dining for 4
8 / 16  Well-equipped kitchen
9 / 16  Cook up a good meal
10 / 16  Pretty double bedroom
11 / 16  Enjoy a morning coffee in bed
12 / 16  Retaining many original features
13 / 16  Bathroom with shower-over-bath
14 / 16  Outside space to dine al fresco
15 / 16  Nearby Widemouth Bay
16 / 16  Bude Seapool a short drive from the cottage

Thimble Cottage

Kilkhampton (2mls N), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming cottage in tranquil hamlet location a short drive from Kilkhampton
  • Relax in the enclosed patio with garden furniture perfect for al fresco meals
  • Situated close to the coastal path, perfect for keen walkers and dogs
  • Located close to the Devon/Cornwall border, perfect for exploring two counties at once
Property code: THIMB

With exposed beams throughout, this quaint and cosy cottage is full of character and charm in a desirable sleepy hamlet location a short drive to the sea

This pretty cottage, situated in a peaceful hamlet location, is an ideal couple’s retreat – and your canine can accompany you too! With a comfortable and welcoming double bedroom and plenty of space to let sleeping dogs lie, it won’t be long until you’re feeling rested and ready to explore land and sea. Start the South West Coast Path at Morwenstow (3 miles) and stroll along as far as your two (or four) legs will take you, taking in the superb views for miles around. When you’re ready, return to your tranquil little bolthole, and sink into the sofas amongst the cottage’s superb original features.

The cottage, which has a spacious enclosed patio garden that is ideal for an alfresco bite to eat, has a quaint and cosy feel. Original features like exposed wooden beams, a stone fireplace and characterful uneven walls make it a wonderful place to relax in and transport you back in time. Get comfortable with a good book in front of the wood burner-effect electric fire, with your hound by your feet, or enjoy an evening tipple as the sun goes down on the patio.

If you don’t fancy cooking one night, pop to nearby village Kilkhampton (3.5 miles) to a choice of pubs, one of which welcomes furry friends. Seaside town Bude (9 miles) has plenty of restaurants too, but is also a great place to spend the day at the beach. If you’re feeling adventurous, take some surfing or body boarding lessons with Atlantic Pursuits at Widemouth Bay (12 miles), or just take a walk along the rugged coastline with the pup. And don’t forget the dramatic views at Tintagel Castle, 27 miles away.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath
  • Kitchen with electric cooker, fridge with ice compartment, microwave
  • Washing machine housed in the bathroom
  • TV, DVD and iPod dock/radio alarm
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 1 dog welcome (or 2 medium sized)
  • Regret no children over 1 year old
  • Beaches 4 miles, pubs and shops 3 miles

Alex McKean

This property is personally managed by Alex.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 14th October 2020

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This was a fabulous cosy cottage! We did not want to leave. Great location, lovely and close to the sea. Definitely want to come again and highly recommend.

Reviewed by Kenneth 10th October 2020

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cottage was lovely, easy to find and had all the equipment needed. cows were a bit noisy but thats country living i guess.

Reviewed by Philip 19th September 2020

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This is a lovely cottage tucked away on the countryside with lots of local walks for those who like uphill and down dale. The compact nature of the property made it ideal for me and my dog. The garden etc is fenced in so he could go out without me worrying where he was. The cottage is equipped with everything you might need. A big thumbs up!

Reviewed by Dara 5th September 2020

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Lovely little cottage tucked away in a quiet location. Perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing hidden haven. Good sized kitchen area and good firm bed in the upstairs bedroom. Watch your head in the low beam in the bathroom though! Easy to access main routes places of interest in Cornwall & Devon. Would definitely consider return visit.

Reviewed by Beverley 8th February 2020

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Perfect cottage break, the cottage is so clean and cosy and had everything we needed. Fully equipped kitchen, even a washing machine. It is in a lovely quiet area with a large garden. There are plenty of beaches to explore within 15mins. The roads outside are very quiet so good for dog walking also.

Reviewed by Michael 4th January 2020

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Lovely cosy cottage very peaceful and relaxing ,

Reviewed by Edith 31st October 2019

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Beautiful cottage set in lovely surroundings safe garden for the dog. We had awful weather it was lovely and warm and cosy watching films chilling out and didnt hear the wind and rain. We would definitely go back.

Reviewed by Susan 19th October 2019

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We enjoyed the week very much, the property was near enough to sea and beaches. Also proximity to Bude and shops at Kilkhampton. Nice helpful people. This is our second visit.

Reviewed by Pauline 21st September 2019

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The cottage is small but for two people its fine and the garden is ideal if you have a pet, was really sorry to leave,was so cosy.

Reviewed by Karen 7th September 2019

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We loved everything about the cottage it was a little gem. The beach wasn't far for dog walking in fact it was in a very good location. We didn't want to go home the dog included

Reviewed by Sylvia 3rd August 2019

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Downstairs the cottage was quite 'compact' and I personally felt a little tired, the settee although a recliner was quite uncomfortable. I also felt the cottage smelt a little musty especially the crockery cupboard. On a plus side the large patio and the garden were secure for our dog. It was easily accessed just off the A39 and a great location foRead morer exploring many popular parts of Devon and Cornwall (as long as you had a car). The owners left some milk and eggs for us which was a nice touch. Hide

Reviewed by Dan 20th July 2019

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Reviewed by Patricia 6th July 2019

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A beautiful little cottage just right for two in a quiet location just over the Devon/Cornwall boarder and not too far from Numerous lovely seaside towns.

Reviewed by Jeffrey 22nd June 2019

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Reviewed by Tom 15th June 2019

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Small, rather cramped living room and a dark ground-floor was a disappointment, but the bedroom and bathroom were lighter and comfortable. Initial impressions were not too good, but it would be unfair to judge this comfortable cottage on initial impressions. Unfortunately, the poor weather meant we could not use the patio.

Reviewed by William 8th June 2019

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A lovely old place with fully equipped kitchen, power shower, washing machine, central heating etc. It served as a great base to explore Cornwall and Devon. Don't come here without a car though, it's a fair way from anything.

Reviewed by Helen 1st June 2019

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Had a lovely rest but was a little bit desapointed that it was a dog friendly cottage but there was no safe dog walk near by,you at to use the single track road which was for vehicles.

Reviewed by Lesley 25th May 2019

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Reviewed by Christine 4th May 2019

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Reviewed by Jane 27th April 2019

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Very comfortable accommodation with a secure garden for the dog. Well equipped, and heated and very welcoming after a day out. Good location for exploring North Cornwall and Devon, as right on the border. All in all, Excellent. Only the weather could have been better!

Reviewed by Kara 31st March 2019

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The cottage was situated with easy access to the A39 making access to everywhere very easy, there were also lots of local walks with good views. The cottage itself was very cosy and our dog (normally nervous in new locations) settled in instantly. Would definitely look at returning again.

Reviewed by Sally 2nd February 2019

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Our stay at Thimble cottage was very cozy and comfortable and we were very pleased with how well equipped the kitchen was and the cottage in general. It was also a nice gesture to be left half a dozen eggs and some milk on our arrival. All in all we were very happy with out choice of cottage, though next time we may book somewhere within walking diRead morestance of a good place to eat, as we always had to drive out to eat. Hide

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View towards the property
Enter into the cosy lounge
Original cottage charm
Snuggle up in front of the flame-effect electric fire
Get comfortable with a good book
Lovely detailing
Good sized kitchen area with dining for 4
Well-equipped kitchen
Cook up a good meal
Pretty double bedroom
Enjoy a morning coffee in bed
Show 4 moreRetaining many original features

Location

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