Family holidays can be complicated. As children get older, expectations seem to rise. When trying to please the whole family it can be difficult to find somewhere that’s suitable for a multi-generational holiday. At our Bude cottages which are on the Devon / Cornwall border, we have put a lot of work in to addressing this. When you stay at Glebe House Cottages you will find that there’s something for both adults and children to enjoy on your family holiday.

From the moment you are greeted at our Bude cottages we want you to begin relaxing on your family break. Our six holiday cottages (sleeping from 4 – 12 people) have been recently refurbished to a high standard. We have spent a lot of time thinking about the extra personal touches we could include to make your stay extra special. Our cottages have solid oak furniture, heated mirrors in the bathrooms and comfortable beds. You will also receive a welcome pack when you arrive, with a free bottle of wine.

Heated outdoor swimming pool

There’s plenty of on-site facilities for the entire family to enjoy, including the use of the heated outdoor swimming pool, which is heated at a lovely 30 degrees. The pool is equipped with a great stock of inflatables and pool toys to keep children and adults amused. The swimming pool is a constant 1.4M height, making it safe for learners. Our south facing pool also has plenty of sun beds and chairs, making it a perfect place to relax and read a book when the sun comes out.

All weather tennis court

Another facility for all ages to enjoy is the all weather tennis court. Situated just outside our Granary and Little Barn cottages, it’s recently been resurfaced and is ready for serious tennis enthusiasts, as well as those who just want to play for fun. Rackets and tennis balls are provided free of charge. We also offer ‘beginner tennis balls’ which are a little softer than regular tennis balls, perfect for young ones and for those who are new to tennis.

Children’s facilities

Children will be well entertained with an adventure trail, a trampoline and plenty of garden games and activities. We also have a good choice of board games and books available, which you are able to take back with you to your cottage.

Facilities for adults

Meanwhile, adults can enjoy strolling through the pretty formal gardens and on our woodland walk. You can also enjoy an evening drink in the summerhouse while watching the sunset. The whole family can make good use of the pool table and football table, provided to our guests free of charge in the 24-hour games room.

Beautiful gardens

If you love spending time enjoying the great outdoors then you will not be disappointed with your stay at our Bude cottages. There are plenty of gardens to see, including our herb garden and rose walk. We also have a beautiful main garden with pretty plants and flowers and a formal pond with goldfish. Children can feed the fish with fish food that we provide. We also have lots of quiet spaces to relax, which are surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Surrounding area

As well as having plenty of facilities on-site for the whole family, our Bude cottages are located very close to many local attractions, great for all ages. Bude is just a 10 minute drive away from the cottages. There’s lots for everyone to enjoy including the Bude Sea Pool, Bude Beach Huts and independent shops, café’s and restaurants.

Our Bude cottages are also close to some lovely places to visit, including:

  1. Boscastle in North Cornwall which is a natural harbour surrounded by mostly National Trust owned coastline. You can visit the Museum of Witchcraft, potteries and art galleries.
  2. Hartland Quay on the Atlantic coast of Devon has spectacular cliffs, with sand at low tide as well as rock pools.
  3. Clovelly is a fishing village in North Devon that has no traffic on the cobbled roads, just donkeys and sledges!
  4. Tintagel in North Cornwall is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with stunning sea views and beaches with caves.

Food and drinks at our Bude cottages

After a busy day out why not come and join us in our fully licensed cellar bar where we have ales, ciders and spirits, all locally sourced and served in a relaxed atmosphere. We also offer a family friendly fish and chips quiz night which is always great fun.

Celebrating something special on your holiday? We are able to host birthday parties and celebrations in our function room and you can choose between a sit down meal or buffet. A benefit of having a celebration here at our Bude cottages means that no-one needs to worry about driving, so the adults can enjoy a few drinks and have a good party! For breakfast we offer a great selection of warm breads and pastries and you can have your breakfast delivered to the door of your cottage the next morning.

Our Bude cottages are perfect for multi-generational families and large groups, as we have cottages to suit a family of four up to a group of 30 people, if you book the whole site. We really hope that you and your family can come and enjoy a fantastic break with us on the Devon / Cornwall border. For more information please see our prices and availability.


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