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Northcott Beach House | Luxury Self-Catering | Bude, Cornwall

Northcott Beach House

Northcott Mouth, Bude, Cornwall, UK

Wild surf and smooth pebble beaches flanked by towering cliffs make the North Cornwall coast a dramatic year-round destination and a playground for fun. Taking pride of place on Northcott clifftop near Bude, this colonial-style beach house was created for several generations to kick back and enjoy coastal living. Whether looking for a pared-back luxury self-catering break or elopement wedding venue, this unique beachside home is just the ticket.

Introduction

This spacious coastal retreat in North Cornwall exudes a simple rustic charm reminiscent of childhood beach holidays, playfully decorated with a fresh, nautical theme throughout. Enjoy unparalleled ocean views and a short hop to the beach for the most glorious getaway in every season; whether sporting swimsuits or wrapped in woollens.  Capture group photographs with the sparkling Cornish sea as a backdrop and craft memories that will last a lifetime. Northcott presents luxury at its simplest and most beautiful form.

Inside

White wood-clad walls, a navy-blue Aga, seagrass rugs, brushed brass kitchen finishes... Northcott Beach House showcases traditional coastal style as it should be. The ground floor bedrooms sit off the main corridor, each bedecked with fine linens and boasting coastal views. There is one large family bathroom with a bathtub - perfect for plonking children in, plus two well-appointed shower rooms and an outdoor shower for rinsing down sea-salty bodies. Off the beach and bathed to perfection, go head-to-head with a game of table football or sink into the sofa and relax.

Outside

The North Cornwall coast is peppered with delights, from seafood restaurants to warm sea pools, all wrapped in sublime scenery. On approach to Northcott Beach House, you can't help be charmed by the real sense of seclusion and abundance of natural outside space. Spread out blankets and dolphin watch from the verdant cliff edge, or run down to the beach for a surf or sandcastle competition, all while grandparents relax in the shade of the pavilion with a jug of homemade lemonade watching life go by on the beach below.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 16 guests
    From £2,650 per week, £1,995 per short break
    Day hire options are available
  • Alternative group optionsUp to 8 or up to 10 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are two double bedrooms with super king-size beds, one zip-and-link bedroom (which can be set up as a king-size or a twin), three twin bedrooms, one bunk room with four single-size beds, and one single bedroom with a wooden cot. There is one large family bathroom, two shower rooms and two separate WCs. There is also a hot outside shower.
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  • PetsTwo well-behaved dogs are welcome
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyBabes-in-arms and children are very welcome. There is one standard cot in the nursery and a travel cot, plus one highchair available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking space for up to six cars. The kitchen includes an Aga, electric cooker with hob, microwave, fridge freezer and cafetières. There is a separate laundry area with a washing machine, tumble-dryer and dishwasher. The house has storage for wetsuits and surfboards as well as an outside WC, plus a hot shower and taps for rinsing sandy toes. Please note that WiFi can be weak at times due to the location.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper, Sky TV, DVD player, Sonos speaker, Wifi internet, books and board games, charcoal barbecue, luxury linen and towelsHouse book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • RestrictionsParties considered on prior permission from the owner
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Ceremonies

A pavilion beach house perched on the edge of a clifftop along a stretch of sand: this could be one of North Cornwall´s most romantic beach wedding venues, blue seas stretching off for miles behind...

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Prices & Availability

Please note, availability for this property is to be confirmed by Unique Homestays on receipt of your enquiry

Bude

On Cornwall´s far north coast is the bustling beach spot of Bude, a haven for surfers and sun-lovers, where golden sands meet a grassy nature reserve, and a winding canal threads its way through the middle of the town.

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Getting there

  • On the Map Situated at Northcott Mouth, just north of Bude.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall and then follow the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train station to the property is Exeter, which is around an hour and a half from the house.
  • By Air Newquay Airport is around one hour from the property.

From the owner

“You can sit for hours, watching the mesmeric pattern of waves rolling in from the Atlantic. As white clouds hang in the sky and the shrill cries of gulls punctuate the air, you can´t help fall deeply in love with this uniquely magical corner of the world.”

From the owner

The house is a pavilion-style detached property and the weather boarding exterior is the epitome of a beach hut – yet a beach hut on a grand scale! The veranda makes the most of the stunning views and is perfect for sundowners.

The original owner built the house as a family holiday home in 1900. He was a shipbuilder from Norfolk who brought all the wood, ready to erect, from Norwich to Bude. During the Second World War the house was used as a convalescent home for RAF servicemen.

We bought the house in 2004. It had previously belonged to great friends of my family and I had spent many summers here as a teenager. When we decided to buy ourselves a family home in Cornwall, we started our property hunt by simply entering ‘large house in Cornwall for sale’ on an internet search engine. Northcott House was the first property that came up. I couldn’t believe my luck.

The Howden Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Bude with an insider’s perspective.

Natural Playground 
To Do

Natural Playground 

A short stroll from the house and your natural playground awaits; hit the waves, spy into rock pools and challenge your family to a sandcastle competition. The large grass area surrounding the house is perfect for football, boules, and croquet.

Beside The Seaside
To See

Beside The Seaside

Hit the road and head south into Cornwall to explore ancient fishing villages Boscastle and Port Issac, coastal inlets and stunning scenery. Discover the beaches down the coast, including Crackington Haven and Widemouth Bay.

Elements, Bude
To Eat

Elements, Bude

One of Bude’s coolest restaurants, Elements boasts stunning interiors, a sun deck and gardens with incredible sea views. Found clifftop between Bude and Widemouth Bay, it offers an Italian-inspired menu and fish from local day-boats.

Don Your Walking Boots 
To Do

Don Your Walking Boots 

Venture inland for a day on the dramatic moorland, a rambler´s paradise. Dartmoor offers a host of activities from gorge walking to rock climbing. Try your hand at any of the sports just a stone´s throw from Northcott Beach House.

Guest Testimonials

We had a wonderful stay at Northcott Beach House for Christmas. Please pass on our thanks to the owners - the house is perfect in every way. We enjoyed our stay and the views are exceptional. We were out walking every day and the house was always beautifully warm to come home to and relax in during the evenings. We had some fabulous dinners and even managed to cook our first Christmas dinner using an Aga. It really felt like home but with plenty of space for everyone to spend a week together and enjoy it all.

What a wonderful holiday we had at Northcott Beach House. The house is superb and everyone loved it. We had some rainy weather, but it somehow did not matter as it was such a pleasure to be in the house. I want to say how much we appreciated the amazing hamper and all the food and wine left for us. All high quality and greatly enjoyed and appreciated. A brilliant holiday in a lovely home and so well fitted out and cared for in every way. Northcott was quite exceptional in every way. The house was also presented very well and clean and welcoming.

A great house and great service, we couldn´t fault it. The property was very clean and tidy and the welcome basket was a real bonus. The housekeeper, who greeted us, was a star. We would happily return to Northcott Beach House, 5 stars all round!

Northcott Beach House is a brilliant place for a family gathering. We very much enjoyed the beach, which has a huge stretch of sand when the tide is out and allows for walking to Bude. We had a fantastic stay and we hope to return again soon!

Thank you for a memorable holiday. Northcott Beach House is a beautiful home in a fabulous location and wonderfully eclectic decor which made us all feel at home immediately. A real memory-maker.

The whole experience exceeded all of our hopes. The house was beautiful and the location fantastic. I would recommend this place to anyone wanting to have a holiday with a large group of people.

It was by far the most beautiful place we have ever stayed and if we won the lottery we would buy it tomorrow. The photos had given us the impression that the house would be nice but nothing could prepare us for that view

Please pass on our thanks to the owners - they have a wonderful house and there were 17 of us staying celebrating my mothers 70th birthday and all of our family really loved the house. We have had a wonderful time - we planned to eat out a few nights but in the end we ate out just once because we loved being in the house together so much.

We had a truly wonderful stay thank you,Many thanks to the whole team at UHS, you made it seamless! Everyone was over the moon at the property, cleanliness, hamper, welcome - the whole package!

We all had a wonderful time. The property was very well equipped with everything we needed and it was extremely clean which is very important. Everything was perfect, we were very happy.

An amazing house - much larger than the photographs suggested. Felt able to let the children play without having to keep on at them not to touch things yet still very comfortable for the adults to relax. The little ones loved the two big bean bags in the sitting room!

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