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Marhamchurch

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The sleepy village of Marhamchurch is a mixture of little thatched cottages, big farms and bucolic countryside, located a mile inland from Bude in north Cornwall, just off the Atlantic Highway.

Marhamchurch Quiet and quaint, Marhamchuch is a great option for those who want to stay near the coast without the hustle and bustle of the busier seaside resorts. The village has a wonderful sense of community, best seen through its 14th Century church, sweet primary school and traditional Cornish pub which offers a warm welcome to all those who walk through its doors. Visitors will find a range of self-catering accommodation available in Marhamchuch, from family-friendly farm stays to luxury holiday cottages. Small but perfectly formed, there’s nothing cosier than a Cornish cob cottage when it comes to a romantic weekend away, and with many being dog-friendly – you can bring the pampered pooch along too!

The History of Marhamchurch Guests who visit Cornwall for its rich heritage will love a luxury break in Marhamchurch near Bude. Dating back to the 9th century, the district is believed to have been the old border between Cornwall and Devon. Some farms in the village still today withhold their Saxon names. Marhamchurch takes its name from the Celtic Saint Marwenne, said to have founded a hermitage in the village during the 15th Century. Still today there are many age-old traditions, such as the Marhamchurch Revel, held every year. In this summer event, the village folk and visitors gather around the country streets and cottages to enjoy celebratory parades as well as the crowning of the Revel Queen, chosen from the volunteering village schoolgirls. The event takes place in front of the church in honour of St. Morwenna.

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