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Cliff top location with outstanding coastal walking right on your doorstep

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 0 - 7 nights


About the property

Abels at Cleave Farm - a barn conversion that sleeps 7 guests in 3 bedrooms

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.

More Details

Property Manager
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Crackington Haven in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • pets considered
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Wood Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • - 1 Double Bed
    - 1 Double Bed , 3 Single Bed
  • Two double rooms, one bunk room including a single bed.
  • Garden


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Cliff top location with outstanding coastal walking right on your doorstep
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 3 reviews

Lovely cottage!

  • 4 of 5

We had a brilliant short stay at Abel's Cottage, it had everything we needed and the owners were so helpful and friendly. Crackington Haven is a lovely unspoilt spot and our children loved playing on the beach until the sun went down. We'll definitely be back!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Cosy cottage in the beautiful landscape of Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage with everything you need. The owners are very friendly and helpful and if you don't feel like cooking they even deliver home cooked authentic Nepalese food.

It's just a short walk to the beautiful coastline and on the way there you probably meet the friendly ponies.

We really enjoyed staying there!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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perfect location for a relaxed family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week in this beautiful cottage. The location and views are amazing. Beautiful coastal walk to Crackington Haven. I'd highly recommend the Coombe Barton Inn for great food, and helpful staff. We had day trips to Bude, Port Isaac, Looe and Adrenaline Quarry all between 15mins and an hour away. Katy and her lovely family made us all feel very welcome. We will definitely be returning! Absolutely loved it!!!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: CornwallsCottages Ltd
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The house is located 1.5 miles from Crackington Haven, which is included in the best surfing beaches in England and was recommended by the Marine Conservation Society in its Good Beach Guide. The beach is surrounded by majestic cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop and it is one of Cornwall's most dramatic locations. At high tide, the beach is a mass of quartz-veined pebbles and large boulders but at low tide, it reveals an expanse of sand and many rock pools. Only the road separates the sea from a couple of beach shops, two superb beach cafes and a public house with a restaurant and fantastic terrace.

As you travel down the coastline, you can visit quaint coastal villages such as Boscastle, Tintagel and Port Isaac, the latter offering a range of fantastic restaurants where you can enjoy the freshest and most delicious fish. Twenty minutes up the coast is Bude, a popular tourist destination for both its surfing and there is a fantastic family beach in nearby Widemouth Bay. The watchful eye of the RNLI lifeguards allows for some of the best surfing in the world alongside kite-surfing, swimming and a whole host of water-based activities.

Bude today is a lovely sea-side town, the main shopping streets and inter-connecting alleyways play host to a wide range of locally owned shops, restaurants and pubs. There are boutiques, shoes, arts & crafts, jewellery, hand-made gifts and souvenirs. 6 miles inland is Bodmin Moor, one of Cornwall's designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Cornwall at its wildest and rich in ancient history, Bodmin Moor stretches for 30 miles through the heart of the County of Cornwall and offers spectacular walking and horse riding. With easy access to the both the A30 and the Atlantic Highway you can quickly travel up and down the South-West to enjoy some of the larger tourist attractions that Devon and Cornwall have to offer.


Prices & Availability

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  • Electricity and bed linen are included, but you will need to provide your own towels. Heating and hot water are on an LPG meter. This is estimated to cost approximately £25 per week.

    Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
  • Contractual booking deposit: 30.00% rent

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