Abels is a converted barn with over 200 years of history, this delightful cottage was once Blacksmith Abel's ‘Smithy'. The cottage is converted in a contemporary style maintaining much of its original character with slate and wooden floors throughout, stone walls and exposed beams. Abels enjoys a large shared lawn area with plenty of space to relax. Cleave Farm is a simply wonderful place to stay. Positioned at the end of a mile long private lane, it is no longer a working farm but 2 homes and 3 holiday cottages created from the old farm buildings.
This is dramatic Cornwall at its best. Only 150 meters from the spectacular cliff path providing some of the finest walking in the county and yet just a short 5 minute drive from the amazing beach and surf at Crackington Haven. The larger towns of Boscastle and Bude are just short drives away as is the wild expanse of Bodmin Moor. Bude has all the facilities you would expect of a major resort, including some fine beaches.
The Guardian: ‘We head towards the sea for a cliff walk looking over Crackington Haven beach. It feels as though we're walking at the edge of the world: the contrast of blue sea, craggy coast, gorse bushes and wildflowers is transfixing. And the kids love it too. Once in a while, it's good to feel small, let the landscape dominate you, and forget about the trappings of city life."
Ground Floor: Entrance leads into the large, galleried open plan living room with wood burning stove, comfortable sofas and kitchen diner area. A short corridor leads off to a double bedroom with 4'6" bed, the family bathroom with WC, bath and separate shower, and a bunk bedroom with additional single bed.
First Floor: Stairs lead the mezzanine bedroom area with 4'6" bed.
Exterior: Abels leads out to an open paddock grassed area shared by the other cottages. The other cottages are nearby, but detached, the main farmhouse and the Barn are out of sight. Abels has it's own barbecue and sitting area adjacent to the paddock.
Facilities & Services
Heating is central heating and the wood burning stove. The kitchen has a range of equipment. There is an electric oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer and dishwasher. There is a washing machine and tumble drier located in the shared laundry area. The sitting room area has a flatscreen digital Freeview TV & DVD player. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board.
Electricity & bed linen are all included but you will need to provide your own towels. The central heating and hot water are run on an LPG meter. The cost is normally estimated at £25 per week. Up to 2 well behaved dogs will be permitted at a small additional cost of £25 per dog / per week, although please remember that you cannot leave dogs unattended in the cottage alone. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. Parking is available for up to 2 vehicles. There is a cot & high chair available.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.
Short breaks are available during quieter periods.
£150 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.
Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.