Everything you could want
Review Submitted: 18 July 2011
Date of Stay: June 2011
If ever a holiday home was worth a ten-hour round trip, even for a long week-end, the Rock House in Bude surely takes some beating.
Situated in a quiet residential street a stone’s throw from Bude golf course and a five-minute stroll from the wonderful wide beach, this modern, well-equipped, spacious property positively oozes style.
One issue with many holiday lets is that mattresses are either hard as nails or soft as marshmallows. Not here. Every bed is comfy; indeed so comfy that squabbling for bedrooms becomes a redundant exercise though it has to be said the en-suite master bedroom is pure heaven especially when you’ve been walking for the best part of six hours over the dramatic, wind-swept cliffs or along the blissfully serene canal.
The well-tended garden is ideal for either breakfast or an early-evening aperitif and safe for both children and dogs, being well fenced on all sides. Most importantly of all perhaps, the property is the perfect retreat for all ages groups whether families or couples. The second time I went with my partner, I was concerned that my 89-year-old mother who came with us might find the stairs too hard to climb. I needn’t have worried. She found it a doddle.
Leaving the car at home to walk the short distance into town was great, especially for supper. Whilst you may not expect a Cornish holiday resort to provide haute cuisine, I had two of the best meals of my life in The Castle restaurant and the beautifully situated Life’s A Beach overlooking the bay. Almost as memorable was the discovery of a gorgeous tea room a 30-minute walk along the towpath. Go for the home-made ginger scones...to die for.
Unlike most properties, The Rock House has its own wi-fi for those needing to keep in touch with work or friends, Sky TV and a wood-burning stove in the lounge though the underfloor heating works a treat. A convenience store literally in the next street means you don't have to go into town for those few essential items.
In fact you have to search hard to find anything lacking. The only thing I could come up with was a CD player though that is a minor quibble when you consider the myriad of mod-cons and neat touches that render the Rock House such an enticing, relaxing destination and make you want to return as soon as you close the door behind you for the final time.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 4/4
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