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7 Bedrooms 5 bathrooms spacious living areas for up to 16 guests

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

An exquisite house offering sublime accommodation within a short walk of the sea

If you are looking for a magnificent, imposing and peerless family home for a holiday within a short walk of both the beaches and centre of town then look no further than 23 Downs View. A simply sublime home for up to sixteen discerning guests; the house has been described as a jewel in the Bude crown. An imposing mansion built during Victorian times to afford luxury and comfort in this vibrant seaside town, the house has been refurbished with loving care and the utmost attention to detail. A refurbishment programme lasting for over a year has seen architects and designers adhere to the original concept of returning the house to its former glory whilst providing modern amenities to provide 21st century living.

Boasting seven bedrooms, some with views over the golf course and the ensuite master bedroom also having a covered balcony with sea views, the setting and positioning of the house is ideal. Four bath/shower rooms means all guests have time to relax and unwind after a day’s walking the coastal path, surfing the waves or simply enjoying the peace and tranquillity the house offers. Situated in a residential area of Bude overlooking the golf course it is a short walk into town where there are to be found many artisan restaurants, tea rooms and shops with the Downs and local beaches readily accessible by foot.

From entering the hallway with the original tiled floor through to the mouth-watering design of the state of the art kitchen, the house accommodates sixteen guests in luxurious comfort and unbridled relaxation.

More Details

Property Manager
Nick Compton
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Bude in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Family bathroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Double hand basins
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 5 - Outdoor Shower
  • 2 separate WCs + outdoor warm shower
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Ensuite with shower and double hand basin
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Superking
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed , King sized bed with ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , King sized bed
    Bedroom 5 - 2 Single Bed , Twin beds
    Bedroom 6 - 2 Single Bed , Bunk beds
    Bedroom 7 - 4 Single Bed , Bunk beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

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7 Bedrooms 5 bathrooms spacious living areas for up to 16 guests
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Beautifully presented large property in a fabulous location. Perfect for family getaways.

  • 5 of 5

13 of us (ranging from 16 to 88!) stayed here for the last week of June 2018. Really great house. Spacious, lovely rooms with huge kitchen/diner/family room great for big get togethers. Short walk to lovely beaches as well as the town with shops, bars and restaurants. We will definitely return. Highly recommend!!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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A perfect holiday house

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in this beautiful property twice now and will definitely go back again. The house is perfectly positioned for the beaches and the town. It is a spacious and extremely comfortable property. It works perfectly for a large group as there is a lovely sitting room at the front of the house, a television room where the children can gather and another comfortable family room at the back of the house so you can always find a quiet, cosy spot. The bathrooms are amazing with lovely big showers and there is a bath as well. I am not sure that I quite got to grips with the technology in the kitchen but there is definitely everything you need and a lot more. I would certainly recommend this property and Nick Compton is extremely helpful and efficient. We will be back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely fantastic house for Christmas - and we would go back.

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful - for our family - had a great stay - we enjoyed Bude and we very much enjoyed our week in this super home. We loved doing our own things in the house - there were basically four separate areas downstairs - this meant that the kids could watch a movie, whilst we could read a book - whilst someone else could listen to music separately - this worked really well for us.

Whole house was nicely decorated, and spotless when we arrived.

Kitchen - well equipped - made cooking Christmas lunch very easy.

Lovely log fires.

There were a few niggles.

Heating externally controlled - no mention of this in the guide book - so our fiddling with controls for two days to get the house warmer was a waste of time.

Amazon fire in the TV room cannot be used or accessed - again no mention of this in the guide book.

A few more logs would have been nice.

Drying room downstairs didn't work.

It would have been nice to have some Christmas decorations outside of the Christmas tree in the front room.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Highlight of our Travels

  • 5 of 5

I’m from the U.S. On our 12-day tour of South and Southwestern England in early July, our stay at Westerly house on Downs View was a highlight of the trip. We immediately relaxed into a homey familiarity but in the comfort of a high quality hotel. The house is nestled in a row of historic Victorian terrace houses in the best of Cornwall’s seaside country. The classic exterior face of the home gives way to a huge interior with every modern comfort and amenity built in.

Spacious, well appointed common rooms and kitchen; Quiet, sound insulated, warm bedrooms; Sharp, clean-cut bathrooms; and windows for outdoor light everywhere you want, which is pleasantly surprising in a row house. The backyard is walled high for privacy and wind-protected barbecues. I try to read up on local history when I travel, and I’m pretty sure the blue slate floors in the kitchen and rear lounge pay homage to local Cornwall quarries. The house is wi-fied for sound, so I could play my own music (pretty much as loud as I liked). It's an easy place to kick off your shoes and decompress.

And just steps away, out the front door is Bude, the sea, the beach, heathered bluffs, low-tide strolls, swims in the seaside pool, golf on the links, cycling and drinks a the nearby pub. We even found the Zuma Jay surf shack counterpart to the original Zuma Jay in Malibu, California. My twenty something daughters loved the company they found and enjoyed a good-humored chorus of the U.S. national anthem on July 4th from the boys at the bar. I only wish we could have stayed longer and brought more people to fill up the house.

One minus for out-of-country tourists was getting to Bude from the nearest train station, which is about 35 miles southeast. I imagine this is a plus to UK natives. For just that reason, it probably draws fewer foreign visitors than places like Newquay.

  • Review Submitted: 03-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A stunning house

  • 5 of 5

Amazing house! Beautifully appointed and wonderfully equipped. Hi-tech everything! So comfortable and spacious. Plenty of room for all of us to spread out. Extremely clean and beautifully maintained. Really close to a fabulous beach, coastal walks, cafes and restaurants. Short walk to the supermarket and into town. I would recommend this house 100% for families looking for a luxurious place to stay at the seaside!

  • Review Submitted: 01-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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A wonderful house!

  • 5 of 5

Three generations of our family had a wonderful time together based on this superbly appointed holiday home. Not only does the house have everything one could wish for (to a very high standard) but the beaches, coastal path and town (including Sainsbury’s) are within very easy reach. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
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Nearest Airport
60 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
400 Metres
Tommy Jack's
Nearest Ferry
60 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
500 Metres
Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
60 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
60 Kilometres
M5 - Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
400 Metres
Tommy Jack's
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: not necessary

Bude offers good shopping, a good array of restaurants and pubs. Splash swimming pool has a flume and health suite, and there is a leisure complex for bowling and indoor play. Boats can be hired on Bude canal and there is windsurfing, sailing, kayaking (either just hire or book lessons) at Lower Tamar Lake. We have an arrangement with the local Links course, Bude and North Cornwall, for our guests and there are good courses at nearby Holsworthy, St Enedoc and the Jack Nicklaus designed St Mellion. Widemouth Bay is considered one of the best surfing beaches in the area and we can arrange lessons for beginners and improver's. Bude has two superb beaches, Summerleaze and Crooklets, both ideal for bathing and surfing and Bude has one of the few remaining sea pools in the country which is perfect for youngsters when the waves are a little fierce. Lifeguards patrol most beaches and the pool throughout the summer months. There are outdoor pursuit centres, tennis, squash, horse riding and more


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Bude, Cornwall

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
14 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 12 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
3 Nov 2018 - 18 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
19 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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