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Cottages in Widemouth Bay, Cornwall a home away from home in surfer's paradise

Widemouth Bay is a stretch of beach and a bay on the north Cornish coastline and is situated three miles from Bude. The large sandy beach becomes more exposed at low tide and has some interesting rock formations. This coast in Cornwall is steeped in smuggling history and has some unusual coves and inlets. The beach with its numerous rock pools is suitable for families and its incredible waves make it popular with surfers.

Places to holiday in Widemouth Bay

Facilities at Widemouth Bay include live surf cams, surf hire and beach shops making it a popular tourist attraction for holidays and short breaks and an ideal base to explore the rest of Cornwall. Naturally you will need somewhere to stay. However, hotels and guest houses are not as popular with tourists as they once were, many preferring the freedom that self-catering accommodation allows.

Holiday parks, camping, caravans are all considered self catering but do not offer the same home from home feel of holiday lodges and cottages. Cornish holidays in Widemouth Bay are convenient for all the awarding winning beaches in the area including Crooklets, Crackington Haven, and Sandymouth and for walking the coastal path.

Staying in a Cornish cottage puts you central to facilities for surfing, walking, fishing, horse riding, golfing, birdwatching, sightseeing and cycling. Some cottages allow you to bring your dog on holiday, rarely an option in a hotel, and the beaches at both Widemouth Bay and Bude permit dog walking in designated areas.

Things to do in Widemouth Bay

Shoreline Extreme Sports in neighbouring Bude offers courses in surf kayaking and canoe marathons. There are several surf schools and shops in the area and other adventure pursuits, such as climbing, coasteering, wind surfing, orienteering, mountain boarding and horse riding. Sea fishing, coarse fishing, and golfing facilities are abundant as are places to eat, drink and enjoy nightlife.

When you have spent enough time on the beach or the weather is not brilliant there are many interesting and historic attractions close to your holiday cottage including Launceston Castle, Tintagel Head and Bude Castle and Heritage Centre. The Harlequinns Leisure centre situated in Bude has superb facilities and offers entertainment whatever the weather. It has ten lanes for ten-pin bowling, Playzones for children, the Snackbowl for meals cooked from local produce and discos in the evenings.

Heritage buildings in the area include Ebbingford Manor, St Michael and All Angels church and the oldest house in Bude, Quay Cottage. Nature lovers can visit the Tamar Valley Donkey Park and Big Sheep in Abbotsham near Bideford or the Tamar Otter and Wildlife Park. Garden lovers will enjoy Merry Harriers Nursery, Docton Mill Gardens, and Pencarrow gardens.

Weather in Widemouth Bay

The weather in Widemouth Bay is mild with low rainfall and long hours of sunshine. However it can feel cool when the wind blows off the sea.

Travel to Widemouth Bay

Exeter, Plymouth and Newquay airports serve Widemouth Bay and it has a National Express coach stop. The nearest mainline railway stations are Plymouth, Exeter and Barnstable and there is a good local bus service.

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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 8
    Bungalow #1680092
    10
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (6 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #6809062
      6
      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
        • 2 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 4
        Chalet #6497451
        2
        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
          • 2 BR
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 4
          Bungalow #6114163
          1
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 5
            Bungalow #6782114
            4
              Wonderful! 4.8/5
              (12 reviews)
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 10
              House #8147140
              12
              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 10
                House #1937930
                1
                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                  (10 reviews)
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                  • 5 BR
                  • 5 BA
                  • Sleeps 13
                  Villa #472911
                  10
                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (15 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 4 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 10
                    House #423237
                    15
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Bungalow #1690253
                      1
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Bungalow #1891022
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Cottage #6043162
                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 5
                            Barn #1689327
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Bungalow #1922277
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 5
                                Barn #1689324
                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                  (6 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  House #6798291
                                  6
                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Bungalow #1689098
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Cottage #6816789
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 5
                                        Barn #1689328
                                          Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                          (17 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Cottage #6082727
                                          17
                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                            (9 reviews)
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 2
                                            Multiple rentals Apartment #8157203
                                            9
                                            Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                              (12 reviews)
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 2
                                              Cottage #8147142
                                              12
                                              Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                (9 reviews)
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Multiple rentals Cottage #455071
                                                9
                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                  Barn #8161289
                                                  16
                                                  Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                    (49 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8121484
                                                    49
                                                    Viewed 32 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Bungalow #8113554
                                                      5
                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                        (25 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #1820253
                                                        25
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                          (16 reviews)
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                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Apartment #8035859
                                                          16
                                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                            (23 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            Cabin #8170636
                                                            23
                                                            Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #8127088
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (22 reviews)
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Cabin #8166082
                                                                22
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #1787087
                                                                  10
                                                                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                    (7 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    Bungalow #1931727
                                                                    7
                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                      (5 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      Barn #1895330
                                                                      5
                                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                        • 4 BR
                                                                        • 4 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 12
                                                                        House #6547251
                                                                        6
                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (18 reviews)
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                                                                          • 6 BR
                                                                          • 4 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 12
                                                                          House #8133883
                                                                          18
                                                                          Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (38 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                            Cottage #8170973
                                                                            38
                                                                            Viewed 31 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (13 reviews)
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                                                                              • 5 BR
                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                              House #8158924
                                                                              13
                                                                              Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Cottage #1515751
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6026235
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1879371
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8132064
                                                                                      23
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                        (8 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        House #8059070
                                                                                        8
                                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (13 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 7
                                                                                          Barn #1883065
                                                                                          13
                                                                                          Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                                            Bungalow #6089116
                                                                                            8
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                              (10 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Cottage #6750898
                                                                                              10
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                Cottage #1467618
                                                                                                19
                                                                                                Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  Cottage #1021676
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Quaint little cottage, ideal location for the town

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  Were looking to buy a house in the area so stayed here - parking in the whole of Bideford is a major issue although all okay once used to the timings etc - in truth we stayed during a protracted cold snap which tested the heating in the house - however this did not detract from a very comfortable stay
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 03-Dec-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Peaceful

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  If you want peace and quiet look no further. Richard is a very good, attentive host but only when you need him. The rest of the time he blends into the background, working on the farm. The Mill has been very tastefully restored with very good quality fixtures and fittings. Lovely comfy bed, which to me, with arthritis in my spine, is very important. Loved the log burner, lit it twice, took me back to my childhood. As someone else has said, the roads are a bit tricky in places, a lot of single track, twisty roads. Can thoroughly recommend the Mill and the owners.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 29-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016

                                                                                                  Great location, relaxing holiday.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We had a great holiday in Instow and felt very privileged staying in such an amazing location. You have a very special property there and we'd love to stay again in the future!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016