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Hot tub
Rear view of the property and hot tub
Private games room attached to the cottage
Lounge
Embrace country living
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with WC
Rear garden with hot tub
Beautiful Bude nearby
Port Issac harbour nearby
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2 / 13  Rear view of the property and hot tub
3 / 13  Private games room attached to the cottage
4 / 13  Lounge
5 / 13  Embrace country living
6 / 13  Kitchen/diner
7 / 13  Kitchen/diner
8 / 13  Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
9 / 13  Double bedroom
10 / 13  Twin bedroom with WC
11 / 13  Rear garden with hot tub
12 / 13  Beautiful Bude nearby
13 / 13  Port Issac harbour nearby

Monks Retreat

Bude (6mls SE), Devon
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Increased accessibility
Hot tub
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Fishing onsite / nearby
Family friendly
Cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Detached barn conversion with private hot tub and games room set on a 200 acre working farm with beautiful countryside views, perfect for getting away from it all
  • Only 8 miles from the seaside town of Bude where you can explore the rugged coastline along the South West Coast path
  • Located on the Devon/Cornwall border, ideal for exploration and a short drive to sandy beaches and the region’s top visitor attractions
Property code: MONKR

Detached barn conversion, enjoying a tranquil location on a working cattle farm, close to the Devon/Cornwall border, and just a fifteen-minute drive from a choice of beautiful sandy beaches.

This property is situated in the Devonshire countryside, yet is only eight miles from one of Cornwall’s most popular seaside resorts: Bude. Here guests will find a choice of sandy beaches, one of which has a lovely tidal pool, providing safe bathing whatever the weather, as well as a mini-golf course, and a range of shops and cafes. Exploring a little further along the coast, visitors will come to the picturesque fishing village of Boscastle, King Arthur’s Tintagel, and pretty Port Isaac.

The majority of the living space in this barn conversion property is located on the ground floor, including one of the bedrooms: a double room with an en-suite shower and WC. The lounge offers a cosy space in which to relax, with its slate floors, comfortable seating, smart TV, DVD, hi-fi, and patio door which leads out to the garden. The kitchen/diner, situated off the lounge, is a light and airy space which is equipped with an oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher. The second bedroom is a spacious, galleried twin room, which is also able to accommodate a cot with another smart TV and DVD. This room also benefits from a handy en-suite WC, so there is no need for guests to traipse up and downstairs during the night.

Outside, there is a private enclosed garden with patio area, which is where guests will find the wonderfully relaxing private hot tub, where they can lie back and enjoy the peaceful surroundings whilst gazing over the neighbouring fields. (Please note that the hot tub is for adult guests only) There is also a BBQ and garden furniture provided, so alfresco meals can be enjoyed during the warmer months.

Other facilities onsite include: two fishing lakes which guests can arrange access to; a private games room with a pool table, table tennis, a TV/DVD with a selection of Disney DVDs, a fruit machine, an electric organ, and a table football table; tractor rides; and farm walks. Guests may also be able to feed the chickens and visit farm animals. There is ample space for off-road parking on the farm.

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 double (ground floor) and 1 twin
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • 2 smart TVs + DVD players
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, and dishwasher
  • Electric and heating included
  • Towels not included
  • Private Hot tub (adults only)
  • Private Games room
  • 1 dog welcome
  • WIFI included (can be intermittent due to rural location)

  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub 1 mile, shops 3 miles, beach 8 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Carly Hookway

This property is personally managed by Carly.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 31 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lily 23rd July 2022

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We had a lovely stay, the cottage had everything we needed plus more! The games room and hot tub were fantastic. The location was great and use of the fields for the dog were an added bonus. Tony was friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Ian 16th July 2022

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Lovely cottage, it was a home from home. Brilliantly equipped and everything functioned as it should. The cottage was exactly as described. The hosts were very friendly and welcoming. Definitely one to come back to.

Reviewed by Andrea 2nd July 2022

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Perfect place to shut off from the world and enjoy some peace and quiet. No wifi was actually good to escape the digital distractions and the hot tub was just perfect looking out on to open field. A real oasis.

Reviewed by Caroline 4th June 2022

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Very clean cottage with lovely friendly and very helpful hosts. Shame Pyworthy pub not dog friendly. Bude was great with many independent shops. Cottage a little remote but lovely and quiet. Hot tub fantastic. Great holiday. Thank you.

Reviewed by Tracy 28th May 2022

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A lovely cottage, clean and comfortable. Limited storage for clothes as no wardrobe upstairs and one mirror and limited to wear you can dry your hair. Hot tub was a hit with the teenagers and also the games room. Great if it rained but luckily we had dry weather. No walking distance to pub or shops, definitely have to drive everywhere and wifi/mobiRead morele signal terrible. No point taking the firestick need to take plenty of DVDs if you like to have a drink and stay at home. Hide

Reviewed by Mark 14th May 2022

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Lovely place to stay. Nice and quiet. Local attractions are easily in reach by car. the location, The property, location and the host were perfect for us.

Reviewed by Gayle 16th April 2022

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We loved the location, the farm stay with all the space. The welcome from the owner was fantastic and they even gave the children an Easter egg each! Hot tub was great and nice and hot. Bed was very comfortable. Great spot to explore north Devon and into Cornwall, we visited Bude (15 mins away), Boscastle (30 mins away) and Crackington Haven beach Read more(20 mins away). Very peaceful. Hide

Reviewed by Adam 2nd February 2022

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Very nice farm stay. Pet friendly and and relaxing not far to drive to the beaches . Would stay again

Reviewed by Cathryne 13th November 2021

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Cottage is beautiful Location very peaceful

Reviewed by LISA 16th October 2021

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I would not rate this cottage as 4 star in comparison with other holiday cottages that we have stayed at. Do not be fooled there is no Wifi and you have limited 3G on any mobile device. The accommodation is very tired and in desperate need of updating, the rugs and carpets have definitely seen better days. Strong smell of damp in bedrooms and bathrRead moreoom. No Covid policy / instructions. No local information or ability to access any. Overall very disappointed with quality of accommodation. Hide

Reviewed by Vicki 9th October 2021

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Reviewed by Samantha 11th September 2021

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The Monks retreat was beautiful and in a great location! Throughly enjoyed our stay, the games room was great as was the hot tub! The farm is a peaceful place and it was lovely to sit out in the garden and admire the views! I would highly recommend the monks retreat.

Reviewed by Jackie 28th June 2021

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Reviewed by Bryony 26th June 2021

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Outside space is fab, private hot tub was brilliant and the games room was super. The holiday let felt dated but was as shown in the photographs when we booked. Slightly damp feel to the bedrooms and bathrooms but nothing major. A little run down in places but nothing to stop you from enjoying your time. Beautiful views and only 18 minutes from locRead moreal town Bude. We loved our stay and would definitely recommend! Hide

Reviewed by Mary 19th June 2021

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Reviewed by J 12th June 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The jacuzzi was a real treat we really enjoyed it. We also enjoyed the games room and played pool quiet a few times. It was also good to have a TV in the games room where my Husband could watch the Euro football so I didn't have too! We were really comfortable, a home from home. The Owner was very helpful and friendlRead morey. We would definitely book again. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 9th June 2021

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Cottage was very well equipped with everything you needed and more (lots of kitchen utensils and pans). Great hot tub and games room. Very helpful host. Would highly recommend. Thank you Tony.

Reviewed by Ben 3rd June 2021

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Reviewed by John 22nd May 2021

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Cottage was lovely, very welcoming friendly owner. Two donkeys and a pony in the field was an unexpected treat and plenty of land on the farm to explore if you didn't want to travel. Isolated location which is perfect for relaxing however most destinations to visit are only 20 minutes drive away. The games room great feature but also has a big comfRead morey sofa for relaxing. Spotty Internet service which is great for getting away from it all but some may find frustrating if the rely on it. Hide

Reviewed by Antony 8th May 2021

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The owner was really friendly. Ideal for dog owners.

Reviewed by Jennifer 3rd May 2021

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Reviewed by Andrew 28th April 2021

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Reviewed by Jack 24th April 2021

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Absolutely loved the place, hot tub and games room. Thank you very much!

Reviewed by Rachel 17th April 2021

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Idyllic location, peaceful and tranquil. Owner helpful and friendly and has stocked kitchen with everything you need.

Reviewed by Steven 18th December 2020

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Reviewed by Abigail 5th December 2020

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Reviewed by Kim 31st October 2020

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Reviewed by Lucy 21st September 2020

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A wonderful little cottage that is located perfectly for getting in the car and exploring Devon and dipping into Cornwall. Nice and quiet even though on a working farm and the owners were helpful and were there if you needed them. The hot tub and games room were brilliant and a lot of fun to use. Nice also to walk around the surrounding areas with Read morethe dog and explore neighbouring villages. Fully recommend and will return. Hide

Reviewed by Toby 19th September 2020

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Fantastic cottage, brilliant location. It was near enough to the beach but also far enough away to not be surrounded by tourists. The host was great, very polite and helpful

Reviewed by Julia 12th September 2020

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We have been having our holidays here for years. The people that own the cottages are very friendly. We have tried other places for holidays but keep coming back this cottage. Our dogs now feel they own the place. We started using the cottage when my son was very young and went on to take his friend then his girlfriend. We still enjoy the cottage wRead moreith just our dogs for company. The cottage is like a second home. Really near to Bude and local beaches that are dog friendly. Hide

Reviewed by Paul 5th September 2020

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The property was a little tired and need decorating, but that aside we enjoy our holiday, the owner was very pleasant and his dog were well behavioured.

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Hot tub
Rear view of the property and hot tub
Private games room attached to the cottage
Lounge
Embrace country living
Kitchen/diner
Kitchen/diner
Downstairs double bedroom with en-suite
Double bedroom
Twin bedroom with WC
Rear garden with hot tub
Show 1 moreBeautiful Bude nearby

Location

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