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Family friendly cottage in beautiful North Cornwall with its amazing beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 699 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom cottage, with excellent facitlities for families with young children

The Little Bolthole is a cosy, comfortable base for exploring the wonderful beaches and attractions of Devon and Cornwall.

The Bolthole has been fully refurbished with all the home comforts that you will need. We have stayed in many cottages on our visits to the south Coast, some good and some not so great. We have learnt from this and tried to provide everything to give you an enjoyable break.

Located on the entrance to Penstowe manor, the cottage benefits from being able to use the facilities of Penstowe without being on the Park. These facilities include swimming pools, sport facilities and evening entertainment.

The outdoor heated pool is free for guests to and the indoor pool & sports fcilities at Penstowe are available for guests to use with an small additional cost either per visit or weekly pass.

Guests do also have free unlimited access to the indoor heated pool at Sandymouth Holiday Park, along with the under 5s play area and outdoor play pirate ship. The pass to access these facilities is kept inside the cottage. Sandymouth is just a 5 minute drive away, directions are available in the guest folder.

There is ample free parking available directly outside the cottage.

More Details

Mat & Fran Kellett
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
11 July, 2018

Why Mat & Fran Kellett chose Kilkhampton

Cornwall has always been a special place for us due to the amazing beaches and unspoilt nature of the area. The Little Bolthole offers a great base to explore the best of what North Cornwall has to offer.

The cottage offers everything you will need for your stay whether you have babies and young children or just want a quiet escape. We also offer free fibre broadband should you need to stay in touch with the outside world or enjoy streaming movies on the Smart TV!

What makes this cottage unique

The Little Bolthole offers the best of both worlds, located just outside Penstowe Manor park, the cottage benefits from a quiet position, but being only a 2 minute walk from the activities offered at the Manor House. Whether you want a quiet break or like to enjoy the free evening entertainment for both children and adults, The Little Bolthole has it all.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Kilkhampton in Holsworthy

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 699 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • ◾Newly installed shower cubicle with Thermostatic Mira electric power shower. Toilet, wash basin and towel radiator
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Master Bedroom ◾King Size Bed (sprung/memory mattress) ◾Flat screen TV ◾DAB Clock Radio ◾Shave Point ◾Electric Radiator Bedroom 2 ◾Two full size single beds (sprung/memory mattress) ◾Electric Radiator
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Indoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
◾Electricity is not included with the rental. The cottage is restricted to using a prepaid meter with cards having to be purchased from Penstowe manor, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage. Included in the booking is a £5 prepaid card which will be included in your welcome pack on arrival, to ensure you have electricity on arrival. Please budget for around £5 /day in summer months and £10 /day in colder periods for electricity.


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Family friendly cottage in beautiful North Cornwall with its amazing beaches
average rating of 4.714286 based on 7 reviews

Home from home, just perfect.

  • 5 of 5

Just arrived home from a great stay at the Little Bolt Hole.

It was perfect, everything you need and great location for exploring Cornwall.

Being situated on a holiday site was ideal for the evening to eat and drink in the manor house.

Would definitely stay and recommend this.

Thank you Mat and Fran.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time, would love to welcome you back. Hope the. birthday went well! Regards Mat and Fran
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Amazing little property!!

  • 5 of 5

We have just come back from a 4 night break and would like to say a big thank you to the owners for providing such great facilities. We had everything we needed - (good wifi connectionn and even a hairdryer was provided!!). Kitchen was fully equipped and had the appearance of a newly fitted kitchen. King size bed was extremely comfortable and shower instantly hot. Didn't get round to using the X-box, but would be great for bored youngsters (or adults). Also loved the welcome pack, which was a folder of very detailed information regarding the cottage and facilities in the surrounding area along with some wine and biscuits, which we thought was a really nice touch.

Overall, a very enjoyable stay and will definitely consider renting this property again.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Really glad you enjoyed your stay in wonderful North Cornwall. Would love to welcome you back next year. Regards Mat & Fran
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Lovely cottage in a great location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at The Little Bolthole as our first family holiday with our eight month old daughter. It was fantastic! Great location for exploring North Cornwall, with more amenities in the village (Kilkhampton) than we expected (e.g. pubs, chip shop, pizza place, shops). With the glorious beaches in Bude only a short drive away, I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone.

The cottage itself is cosy with modern facilities. We also appreciated the equipment for babies (such as highchair, travel cot, monitor) which we used, meaning that we didn't have to try and squeeze our own into the car.

Thank you for a lovely stay - we will have very fond memories of our first family holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazingly well equipped with new, quality kit. Great kitchen and baby equipment

  • 5 of 5

Modern and comfortable house. A bit chilly in the mornings but electric heaters quick to warm the house through. Great location for exploring North Cornwall. Easy access to great beaches, the Eden Project etc. The facilities at Penstowe Manor were also very welcome. Pool is so warm and very quiet. Evening entertainment was really good with young children. We had a great time and would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you had a great time down at the Little Bolthole, you are welcome back any time. Mat and Fran
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Super holiday cottage - a home from home!

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is great for a family break. It is well equipped, clean and warm. Being located on the Manor estate is also great; the indoor pool comes in handy on set/cold days and the night entertainment is loved by the kids.

The town of Bude is also a lovely place to visit as are the plethora of beaches nearby.

Finally the owners are friendly and easy to deal with.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: April 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

This was our second visit to the little bolt hole, an absolutely brilliant location for exploring Cornwall. Our first visit in 2014 was with our 1 year old son and this cottage has excellent facilities for travelling with a toddler/child, everything you need which certainly helps when packing for your holiday, the cottage has everything you need from a high chair to baby bath, bed rails and lots of toys! A lovely cottage, very clean and very well equipped with a lovely garden area with seating which is great on a summers night. The owners really have thought of everything which really adds to the enjoyment of your holiday.

The cottage is right on the edge of a lovely holiday park where you can use facilities, The bar and Restaurant are nice and entertainment for kids is great, our little boy loves the mascot ‘George the dragon’.

There are lots of beautiful beaches close by to explore, our favourite being Widemouth Bay with great rock pools and a lovely sandy beach.

Overall a great cottage in a great location and I’m sure we’ll be back again soon

  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Penstowe Manor
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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