|Space||500 sq. ft.|
|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
Bay Cottage is a small section of Ebbingford Manor. It is approximately 500 sq ft in total comprising of a living/diner Room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, all on the ground floor. with it's own entrance , off road parking and garden.
Ebbingford Manor dates back some 850 years. Said to have the smallest chapel in England and once opened to the public, this manor now offers 2 delightfully romantic & interesting self-catering holiday lets. Both holiday lets cater for two people; one is the main section of the manor, so we call it Ebbingford Manor; the other is a smaller section of the manor which we have named Bay Cottage.
Bay Cottage is the first door you come to as you come up Ebbingfords' driveway, with its own off road parking space near to its front door. You enter straight into the living/dining room, a vaulted ceiling with a sky light makes this a lovely light room. It's walls combine beautiful old stone with wood panelling, a trait throughout this old manor. The Living/Dining room has a small oak dining table with two chairs; a sofa; wood burner; TV, CD/Radio with USB/Bluetooth. The bedroom has a kingsize bed, a small wardrobe with 3 drawers and further storage space under the bed. The kitchen has gas cooker, washing machine & microwave. The bathroom has a shower over a corner bath and toilet. The whole property is on the ground floor and only about 500ft total with gas central heating. Bed linen and towels supplied. Garden with table & two chairs. Dog are allowed, for small breeds only due to size of accommodation. The garden is not secure for dogs to roam freely.
Ebbingford Manor holiday let is located in the centre of the front court yard, with it's own parking space on the driveway, entering in to it's own spacious two storey entrance hall. Oak panelled walls, old beams, and archways adding to a wonderful ambience. Shuttered windows and wooden floors with rugs give a luxurious feel. Ground floor: Living room with wood burner, freeview Tv, Dvd, Cd; Dining room/kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer. First floor: Bedroom with kingsize bed (four poster), Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. Gas CH, bed linen and towels inc. WiFi available. Garden with table & two chairs. Unlike Bay Cottage, Ebbingford Manor is not dog friendly.
Located in the centre of town, Ebbingford is little known even in Bude, set quietly back in a secluded area, tucked away from the westerly winds under the lee of Efford Down, making it a wonderful sun trap on those clear days. Plenty to explore with coastal walks, sandy beaches, golf, fishing, surfing and swimming right on your doorstep. Plus Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel Castle, Rock & Padstow just 30 minute drives away.
Pub approx 100metres away, shop 200 metres & beach 400 metres. The manor is a 5 minute walk to town, passing the canal, local pub & shop on the way. Beach 400 metres away.
The Stamp family have owned Ebbingford Manor and lived here in Bude for four generations.
The manor was first acquired by Sir Laurance Dudley-Stamp, his grandson, Jonathan Stamp is now the present owner.
Jonathan's career had kept him away from his home town of Bude for many years, travelling the world on cruise ships performing his solo juggling, unicycling, comedy show!
He has since reduced his time away by performing only on european cruises, flying out for only a few days at a time to join ships at ports mid-cruise. So he can now have more time with his new family, fiancé Gina and baby Siena, who joined them in 2013!
Jonathan has spent the past 10 years maintaining Munster Cottage and Ebbingford, adapting the beautiful manor to accommodate delightfully romantic & interesting self-catering holiday lets as well as providing a secluded home for his family.
Gina D'Angelo purchased this apartment in 1956
Located in the centre of town, Ebbingford is little known even in Bude. Set quietly back in a secluded area, tucked away from the westerly winds under the lee of Efford Down, making it a wonderful sun trap on those clear days.
Jonathan loved growing up here and since travelling the world with his career and living 8 years in Hawaii, Ebbingford and Bude were still where he dreamt of settling and bringing up his family.
Being a keen surfer, having Summerleaze beach a few minutes walk around the corner, with it's good reputation for surf is a huge bonus and having stunning coastal walks right on our doorstep is a joy.
Bude is a lovely small town with more Cornish attractions not far away, Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel Castle, Rock & Padstow just 30 minute drives away.
Lovely place to stay well kept close to the town and beach. Lots of things to visit and plenty of walks. Well worth a visit.
All in all, we had an extremely pleasant stay at Bay Cottage, which provides a brilliant base to explore Bude itself and Cornwall and Devon for those with a car.
The cottage is comfortable and well appointed, with a decent-sized bedroom, kitchen and bathroom, and a spacious living/dining room. Most essentials are provided.
The only slight blemishes were the following:
- The approach to the cottage is dark and muddy. Although a torch is provided, for optimum security a light outside that automatically switches on as you approach would be welcome.
- An extra towel to serve as a hand towel in the bathroom would have been appreciated (four were provided, but we are in the custom of using two when showering - one for the body, the other for the hair - and so had none left over). We ended up buying one from a supermarket, where we also had to buy toilet paper as only one roll was provided for a 10-day stay.
- Although it is set off from the road and there is minimal noise, we were occasionally disturbed by noises next door (from the main part of Ebbingford Manor, including footsteps above the bedroom) or by people walking by our window late at night.
- There is a bit of an issue with spiders - we got rid of many and cleared away numerous webs.
- Lastly, it would have been nice to have more personal contact with the owners. We'd read about how friendly Gina and Jonathan are, but besides exchanging a couple of practical messages about an electrician potentially coming on our last day, we did not hear from them. We would've liked them to knock on the door, greet us and check everything was OK, etc., although we're aware that some people might find this intrusive.
None of these detracted substantially from what was a highly positive experience overall.
The property is perfect for anyone who wants to have a comfortable and cosy base from which to either walk or tour the area. It is equipped such that it's easy to self-cater but also very conveniently located close to a pub/restaurant and the town centre where there are plenty of places to eat. The property is set back from the road so noise is minimal. Would happily book it again.
We stayed in the annex of this property, comprising of a bedroom, living area, kitchen and bathroom. It was cosy!
Plus points: close to the beach and town centre and the parking was secure off street.
Negative points. There was no outside light making the approach to the property precarious when dark. The toilet seemed to be partially blocked resulting in multi flushes needed. The cleaning was not the best, dead flies squashed on the walls and plenty of cobwebs - maybe to support the Halloween theme? The floorboards were a little loose, making it impossible to move at night without waking everyone up.
Not a bad property to stay at if going to the beach or sightseeing and you're not too fussy on cleanliness.
we made the most of it's location to explore the north Cornwall coast line. Given the right weather it would be a place to lock the car up when you arrive and forget about driving due to the ideal location of the cottage.
Ebbingford Manor is a 5 minute walk from Summerleaze beach, Bude. The walk there is past a great pub and the wharf & canal which leads you down to the beach and sea lock. Coastal walks are also available from Summerleaze beach as well as beach walks on to Crooklets beach & even further along to Northcote beach when there is a big tide.
Clovelly, Boscastle, Tintagel Castle, Rock & Padstow just 30 minute drives away.
Plenty to explore with coastal walks, sandy beaches, golf, fishing, surfing and swimming right on your doorstep.