[Skip to Navigation] | [Skip to Content]

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


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 VESP Architects-designed retreat just five miles from the dramatic North Cornwall coastline.



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.


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.


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 £1,850 per week, £1,395 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.
    View bedrooms
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome on prior request
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyYes, children over the age of four 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 with Sky and Netflix, DVD, Bluetooth speaker, superfast broadband internet, Nespresso machine and coffee pods, freshly cut flowers, luxury bed linen and towels, board games, fire pit and gas barbecue...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more
  • Private cateringSeeking a celebratory dinner or fully catered escape? Our recommended caterers will work with you to create personalised menus for your stay. Details are shared through our house book on confirming your booking.
  • RetreatsFrom foraging weekenders to crash courses in cold-water therapy, our bespoke retreats bridge the gap between luxury and back-to-nature philosophies. Create a hand-crafted stay that puts connectivity at the fore.
  • Other informationProperty terms and conditionsFrequently asked questions

Get in touch

Enquire Book

Settle into life at this rural escape
Oska is surrounded by an abundance of wildflowers
An idyllic spot for nature watching

Prices & Availability

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).

View on maps

Widemouth Bay
View nearby properties

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.


To See


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.

Guest Testimonials

The property was located in a very quiet environment with panoramic views, we loved seeing sunrises and sunsets and enjoyed being in the middle of nowhere. Thank you for such a peaceful stay.

Oska is a breathtaking place to stay. We all walked in and were blown away by how lovely the property is, and during our stay all the details that had been so carefully thought out became obvious. Both the inside and outside spaces are fantastic and the outlook is stunning. The owners have clearly spent a lot of time considering every aspect of the renovation and it really shows - even to our kids, who decided to spend an evening videoing themselves talking about how amazing it is! Thank you!

Oska is a truly lovely place. After a very long drive, we walked in and knew it was totally worth it. Oska is stunning and if you take pleasure in the little details, this place is truly a joy. Everything has been thought of and feels like a home-away-from-home; perfectly serene and in the centre of such natural beauty. Sleeping in the comfortable beds and waking up to the amazing views was such a delight. Cosy evenings in the sumptuous living area and around the beautiful kitchen island meant we almost never left the house. I couldn´t recommend Oska enough. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

We were looking for a house to accommodate our family and wanted something especially gorgeous beyond the usual ho-hum. This was above and beyond our expectations! Unique Homestays will always be our first port of call whenever we book a trip now: great service, properties and value. Your team is incredible, it feels like Ritz Carlton level of service, but with a genuine smile. Oska was the perfect blend of personalised and stylish, homely but not like you were tiptoeing around someone else’s life. I am already raving about both the property and your service to anyone who will listen!

Unique extras

From private chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and adrenalin-fuelled retreats, once you’ve booked your stay we’ll introduce you to our owner-recommended suppliers to create a truly bespoke, memorable escape.


Below are a selection of features in which Unique Homestays has appeared. If you would like to feature the property in an editorial capacity, please contact the marketing team on +44 (0)1637 882014.

Not quite what you're looking for?

Find properties:

Collections > Alternative Group Option > UK > Cornwall > Widemouth Bay > Oska

Related Collections

Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline so should not be relied upon as a statement of fact. The photographs show aspects of the property at the time they were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed. If there are points of particular importance that need clarifying before you book, please contact us.

Follow us @uniquehomestays


[Top of Page]