Brilliant Bude Wins Gold Award for “Best UK Coastal Resort”

We are thrilled to be able to tell you that our local town of Bude has been awarded the above price at this year’s British Travel Awards.

To mirror an article from Bude’s Tourist Information Centre, please read on ….

This award caps a fantastic recent renaissance for the town, which has more great things to see, do, taste and experience than ever before. Whether it comes to great attractions and activities, stunning wild coastline or amazing local food and drink, Bude has raised the bar. In truth, many locals have known the resort’s potential for years; but to see the realisation of this capped by an award is fantastic

From old favourites to new additions

Besides raising the bar for the resort as a whole in recent times, Bude has also raised the curtain on some of the biggest and best events the town has ever seen. Musical specials such as Bude Jazz Festivaland Folk Festival continue to thrive, while new highlights like Bude For Food have helped cement the resort’s reputation for excellent food, with an unbelievable variety and quality of restaurants, pubs and eateries packed into a single cute seaside town.

Ongoing redevelopment has also been vital however, and continues to improve the town. Our cracking new beach huts are a prime example, delivering these elegant, classic looking seaside shelters to more holiday makers.

Similarly, our base at Bude Tourist Information Centre is better and friendlier than ever, whether you want to book a local trip, explore some fascinating local history or buy a quick souvenir or an ice cream.

Last but not least, we believe that Bude has succeeded through developing in harmony with its surroundings. From young kids right through to avid ramblers and wildlife spotters, guests love the leafy walks, unspoiled beaches and sense of seclusion. How many British seaside resorts have otters, wild orchids and even the odd pine marten just footsteps from the town centre?

One of Britain’s best resorts, as voted for by you!  

It is fantastic for Bude to be officially recognised at a big event with guests that included big names in tourism and hospitality. However, the real pride for Bude is that these particular awards are voted for by the most important people of all: you, our visitors and the public! So perhaps you can forgive us for being in a celebratory mood; no longer is Bude a beautiful but unsung location, but now officially recognised as an excellent destination.

Don’t take it from us or the awards however, but come and see for yourself what makes Bude such a vibrant place to visit. We guarantee you a warm welcome and stacks to enjoy and experience here in the prettiest and friendliest of Cornish resorts.

Short Breaks

Escape to Cornwall this winter for a last minute getaway. While it is certainly a little cooler and a bit windy at times! It’s a magical time of year when you can indulge your inner child. Rediscover the simple pleasures of kicking your way through piles of crunchy, colourful leaves, collecting conkers in the woods, or listening to the fizz and crackle of fireworks as they light up the night sky.

Wrap up warm and head to the coast to enjoy long walks on the beach – or if you’re feeling adventurous, go surfing, coasteering or kayaking. With cheeks aglow and windswept hair, head back indoors to sit by the fire in a cosy pub and relax.

Here are our suggestions for fantastic Winter activities in Cornwall

Sink back and relax

Take advantage of our on-site Therapist Vicky Barnes and book yourself in for a treatment whilst your partner or friend swims in our lovely warm pool and meets you back in your Cornish cottage, cosy barn or luxury house. Sink back into your Hot-tub and let all your cares float away.

Go sunset spotting  

Head to one of our local beaches and watch the sun goes down – at Widemouth Bay or Bude’s Summerleaze or Crookelts Beaches. For a really indulgent evening, enjoy a sumptuous dinner at one of our restaurants overlooking these beaches, starting with cocktails at the very least at The Beach Hotel or Life’s a Beach both overlooking Summerleaze Beach or The Beach House or Bay View Inn both overlooking Widemouth Bay

Grab your walking boots

Sunny Winter days are perfect for walking in Cornwall. There are miles of coast path and woodland walks just waiting to be explored. Take a look at the South West Coast Path website for some seasonal inspiration.

Winter short breaks at Court Farm

Fancy snuggling up in front of a roaring wood burner in one of our self catering Cornish cottages or luxury houses with hot-tubs … Recharge your batteries with a weekend away or a mid-week break, or stay for longer and let Cornwall work its magic on you and ease away any lingering tension.

If you need help deciding which cottage is right for you or planning your perfect break, just give us a call on 01288 361494.

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Christmas Breaks With Court Farm Holidays

There’s always a crisp, magical and enchanted feeling in the air at Christmas in Cornwall. It surrounds the community of Bude and it’s neighbouring towns of Stratton and Marhamchurch, immersing visitors into a culture of family and togetherness.  This Christmas you can feel the magic of a festive break like no other with Court Farm Holidays.

Our self – catering accommodation, made up of cosy Cornish cottages, full of home comforts, are perfect for a festive family holiday or romantic break. With wood burners and hot tubs our cottages will keep you warm this Christmas, leaving you with no excuse not to take part in the Christmas day swim.

500 people usually take part in this character building event, with all proceeds going to the Bude Life Saving Club. Its character building because there are no wetsuits allowed, its swimsuits only folks. Fear not though there will be mulled wine and mince pies and of course you can head back to your cosy Cornish  cottage, to relax in your hot tub with some indulgent and well earned fizz.

Don’t worry though, not all of our local Christmas festivities come with the caveat of a character building challenges. A visit in early December, the 4th to be exact, will enable you to immerse yourself in the magic of our late night Christmas shopping. Where the community combines like no other in support of its local stores. The very foundation of Christmas is formed by a community spirit that you and all visitors will soon be enchanted by.

Plan your festive break around our Christmas Calender , to ensure adults, children and loved one’s alike are enthralled by the magic of our North Cornwall wonderland.

Whatever your reason for visiting North Cornwall this Christmas, Court Farm’s family friendly facilities and cosy accommodation will ensure a magical festive holiday is had by all.