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Oska | Luxury Self-Catering Barn | Widemouth Bay, North Cornwall

Oska

Week St Mary, Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, UK

A modern home blending with its rural surroundings; walls fashioned from the stone of the site’s original dwelling, shades of green mimicking the patchwork fields rolling all around and embroidered florals nodding to the surrounding wildflowers. Contemporary yet soft, new but still humble, this luxury self-catering barn near Widemouth Bay is a joyous retreat just five miles from the dramatic North Cornwall coastline.

Introduction

Floor to ceiling windows, floating decking and cool Farrow and Ball tones throughout; it’s hard to imagine Oska’s former life as a cow shed for the neighbouring farm. Now, it’s all industrial fittings sat alongside botanical lampshades, vintage accents and seamless inside-outside living. An enveloping sky wraps around this luxury self-catering barn, meaning no matter where you sit or recline, drifting clouds, kaleidoscopic sunsets or glittering heavens can be gazed at with leisure.

Inside

Upstairs, an open-plan living area with vaulted ceilings and sliding glass doors leading out onto the decking ensures natural light and sweeping countryside views are the main event, while subtle pinks and pops of yellow echo the unsteady shift of seasons on the surrounding landscape. Down the stairs and three bedrooms offer serenity, peace and spa-like experiences in their immaculate en suites; one would be forgiven for never wanting to leave this harmonious abode.

Outside

Large banks of wildflowers, a sundeck primed for afternoon gin and tonics and 200 lavender plants radiating the heady scent of repose throughout the garden; here is a true haven from the intensity of the everyday if ever there was. Over the hills and not so far away, Widemouth Bay’s golden sands, reliable surf break and low tide rock pools tempt families to long days of salty skin and ice creams under the sun, all before retreating back to the garden for toasting marshmallows before bed.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,950 per week, £1,450 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are three lower ground floor double bedrooms all with king-size beds, one with en suite bath and shower and two with en suite showers. There is one separate WC on the upper floor.
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  • PetsSorry, no pets
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyYes, children over the age of six are very welcome.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for up to four cars at Oska, accessed via a driveway shared with the neighbouring property. The kitchen includes a double electric range oven, double fridge-freezer, dishwasher, microwave and toaster. True to Cornish country lanes, the farm track leading to the property is bumpy and not suitable for low slung vehicles.
  • Homestay includesWelcome hamper of local treats, Smart TV, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, Nespresso machine and coffee pods, freshly cut flowers, luxury bed linen and towels, board games...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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Dine together with sweeping views of the Cornwall landscape
Shades of green and pops of floral mimic the surrounding countryside

Prices & Availability

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

Widemouth Bay

High on the North Cornwall coast and close to Bude, Widemouth Bay attracts beach goers of all flavours; loungers, swimmers, surfers and rock-poolers will all be in their element here (as will ice cream aficionados and South West Coast Path warriors).

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Widemouth Bay

Getting there

  • On the Map Oska is situated just outside the quaint Cornish village of Week St Mary, five miles south-east of Widemouth Bay, and is approached down a bumpy farm track.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 toward Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall, before following the directions provided to the property.
  • By Train The nearest train stations are Exeter and Bodmin Parkway, which are both around an hours' drive from the property.
  • By Plane Both Newquay and Exeter Airport are around an hour from the barn, with taxis available or car hire in advance.

From the owner

“One day, sitting on the rocks at Crackington Haven a friend said, "Why don´t you buy?" we laughed it off; we´re city people, we´re too busy. And then we found Oska.”

From the owner

We wanted to marry the old with something very open and contemporary. Lots of glass, beautiful lighting, a balcony to take in those spectacular views and a huge floating deck for summer evenings. 

We aren't natural gardeners, but that didn't stop us creating a beautiful outdoor space of calm and quiet. Beyond the deck is a lawn, wildflower meadow and raised beds loaded with colour. We also have 200 lavender plants dotted throughout the garden! Essentially, we wanted a haven from the intensity of living in London, and that is something we think we have created.

The sense of peace at Oska is incredible. The views are spectacular and, on a clear night, the pleasure of being so private and remote means that stargazing is pretty special.

We hope you love the house as much as we do.

The Smithard Bailey family

Owner recommendations

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

Boscastle
To See

Boscastle

Sitting within an amphitheater of dramatic cliffs, wander Boscastle´s harbour walls, pop into the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic and pick up a coffee from the National Trust café to enjoy while watching the waves from on top of the cliffs.

The Bank, Bude
To Eat

The Bank, Bude

A restaurant made with groups and sharing at the forefront of everything, The Bank sits on the banks of the River Neet offering stunning dining views. If tapas doesn´t take your fancy, the paella or lobster platters are sure to.

North Coast Wine, Bude
To Eat

North Coast Wine, Bude

A small wine and coffee shop in the heart of Bude, serving rare wines, artisan coffee and dizzying cocktails. Book a table, a wine tasting or simply pop in to stock up on goods for the night ahead.

Cycle the Camel Trail
To Do

Cycle the Camel Trail

A flat cycle trail, perfect for families, from Wadebridge to Padstow and back again (should you wish!) with plenty of opportunities on the way for wanders in vineyards, sweet ice cream and belly-filling pasties.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

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