Woody, Hen and I recently visited Court Farm Holidays in Marhamchurch, which is 2 miles from Bude in north east Cornwall. We stayed in the Wheelwright cottage, a stunning dog friendly terraced property, which is full of character and charm. There were plenty of walks, beaches and nearby towns to explore and both myself and the dogs thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The cottage sleeps 4 humans and up to 2 dogs.
DOGSCLOSURE: We were gifted a two night stay at Court Farm Holidays, Bude, in exchange for this blogpost and photographs for their social media.
Wheelwright cottage is a beautiful terraced Cornish cottage. There’s ample parking outside for three cars, however the spaces are shared with adjoining properties. The open plan living and dining area welcomes you as you enter, complete with wood burner. Slate floors line the whole of the downstairs, which is perfect for wiping muddy paws after autumnal walks. I was also impressed by the stair gates, which kept the dogs downstairs and away from the carpet when they were wet.
There’s an additional stair gate upstairs, originally intended to be used by families. They’re well thought out and blend into the aesthetics of the cottage seamlessly – not your average ugly metal gates! The cottage sleeps 4 over two bedrooms, which are both upstairs. The master bedroom includes a flat screen TV, a king sized bed and plenty of storage for belongings and clothes.
We stayed in the twin bedroom, as we were visiting with friends but there was ample space for myself and the dogs. I really enjoyed the style of the room, in my favourite hues of teal, green and blue. The bathroom is spacious and family friendly, featuring a raindrop shower, heated towel rail and bath tub.
The kitchen is cosy but functional, complete with microwave, toaster, kettle and a slim dishwasher. There are dog bowls available to use during your stay, which is always handy as I constantly forget to bring Woody and Hen’s with us when we travel. Tea and coffee greeted us when we arrived, along with ginger biscuits from the local shop.
The garden is fully enclosed, with 5-6ft fences. My dogs are notorious escape artists but I’m pleased to share that neither managed to go wandering during our stay! The hot tub round the corner, which was just the right temperature to relax and unwind in the evenings. There’s also a small shed at the bottom of the garden for guests to use. It’s big enough for a couple of bikes and other outdoor equipment you may want to bring with you while you’re away.
There are plenty of facilities onsite at Court Farm Holidays, including an outdoor play area, farmyard and swimming pool. Court Farm Holidays is very family friendly, with plenty of activities, events and local attractions available. There are plenty of walks nearby too. You can find more information about routes and local dog friendly beaches in the Games Room. We highly recommend the walk into Widemouth Bay, which took around 45 minutes to complete. The Bay View Inn is a great dog friendly place to eat when you get there too!
Crackington Haven is a beautiful village, just over 9 miles from Court Farm Holidays. The beach is dog friendly between 1st October and Easter Sunday each year and the views from the coast path are stunning. If you’re feeling adventurous we recommend walking up High Cliffs, the tallest sea cliff in Cornwall. Continue on the coast path and you’ll arrive in Boscastle. The Farm Shop just outside the village serves delicious local food throughout the day.
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