Bude, Cornwall

Author: Laura & Mike

Cottons Cottage | Holiday cottage | Bude | Cornwall

Back bend on a paddle board in Cornwall

Family paddleboarding Cornwall: Where is the best place to SUP near Bude?

Where can you go paddleboarding in Bude? Here we share a few of our favourite family SUP spots.

Daymer Bay: Exploring hidden coves in North Cornwall

We love Daymer Bay. The car park is pricey, the toilets basic and the shop is only open in the summer. So, why do we go back time after time?  

What to do in North Cornwall: The time we were pleasantly surprised by a visit to Tintagel Castle

I really didn’t want to go to Tintagel Castle ever again. But our oldest daughter had other ideas. She’d asked to visit a few times and was showing an interest in history that the nagging conscientious parent inside us felt we should indulge. And I have to admit, she was absolutely right to encourage us.…
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Rainy day in Bude

8 things to do in Bude on a rainy day

Yes, sometimes it rains in Cornwall. And although we thoroughly recommend throwing on some wellies and splashing your way through the showers, it’s not the only way to occupy yourself on a rainy day in Bude.

The best coast walk in Bude: Crooklets to Sandymouth

There’s something about walking barefoot on a beach isn’t there? If you want to experience the rugged charm of the Cornish Coast, we strongly recommend this little hike across the sand from Crooklets Beach in Bude to Sandymouth Bay.

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A warm welcome to Woolstone Manor Farm

Woolstone Manor Farm really is the most magical place. Here we share what makes our little corner of Cornwall so special.

Widemouth Bay: Six reasons why it’s our favourite family beach in Cornwall

Find out why we have a soft spot for glorious Widemouth Bay.