Blazing Bonfires and Fabulous Fireworks

Love them or loathe them, fireworks are an integral part of Guy Fawkes night.

So firework fans read on to discover family friendly local organised displays. Enjoy blazing bonfires and fabulous fireworks safely!

We strongly advise checking ahead with event organisers before travelling.

 

Saturday 3rd November 2018

 

St Petroc’s School – 40 Ocean View Road, Bude EX23 8NJ

 

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

 

Annual Fireworks Display from TNT

Westcountry Inn – Burdsdon Moor, Near Hartland EX39 6HB

Display at 7 pm

Offering Firework food to eat in or take outside. With sparklers and a few treats for children also available.

Full restaurant menu is also available.

Should adverse weather conditions prevail, the display will be on Sunday 4th or Monday 5th. If in any doubt, please contact the Inn on the day – 01237 441724.

Suggested donation for this event is £2 per person or £5 per car.

 

 

Saturday 4th November 2018

 

The Bay View Inn – Marine Drive, Widemouth Bay, Bude EX23 0AW

 

Join in the fun from 5 pm for the annual Bay View Inn Fireworks Spectacular. Hot food and drinks on sale for those braving the elements outside; full new Winter menu available in the seated restaurant.

A FREE event but everyone is asked to dig deep and donate to their very worthy local charity for 2018, Talan’s Trust.

Discover more about this fantastic cause raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of childhood cancer www. talanstrust.org

Fireworks Display, Bonfire Night

 

Monday 5th November 2018

 

Fireworks at The Rydon Inn – Holsworthy EX22 7HU

 

6 pm Drinks and hot food – hog roasted meat baps, soup, jacket potatoes

7 pm Firework display

Bar and restaurant open all night.

 

Clovelly Bonfire Night and Fireworks Display

 

Clovelly Parish Hall and Social Club – Pillowery Park, Clovelly EX39 5RR

 

6 pm start. Bouncy Castle, barbecue, teas, coffees, bacon rolls and cakes. Licensed bar also available. Entry fee of £2.50 per person includes entry into a small prize draw. Under 14s go FREE.

The bonfire will be lit at around 7.30 pm and the fireworks display will follow.

 

 

 

Our Black Friday offers are here!

Don’t be jaded in January, fed-up in February or mardy in March! Take a break from the norm with our Black Friday offer.
 
With 20% off all bookings on stays taken between Wednesday 3rd January and Saturday 24th March (*10% during half term), our Black Friday offers are the ultimate post party season pick-me-up or the most glorious Christmas gift for cherished family and friends.
 
From houses with hot tubs, farmhouses, traditional cosy Cornish cottages to converted courtyard barns. Perfect places to explore coast or country….to relax, unwind, have fun.
 
But hurry our offer is sure to be popular and only applies to bookings made from 6 pm on Thursday 23rd November to midnight on Monday 27th November. Quote discount code BF17
 
We look forward to welcoming you soon!

Discover our cottages, barns and houses HERE

BOOK NOW

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Terms and conditions

The Black Friday offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.

This is a time limited offer for bookings made between 6 pm on Thursday 23rd November and midnight Monday 27th November 2018.

20% discount applies to all stays taken between Wednesday 3rd January and Saturday 24th March 2018 with the exception of stays booked between 9th to 23rd February 2018 where 10% discount will be given.

We will require a 25% deposit with the balancing payment due 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Please quote the code BF17 when placing your booking. We will adjust the price down before processing any payments.

We would prefer you to make your booking online, but if you are experiencing any difficulties please email info@courtfarm-holidays.co.uk or give us a call 01288 361494.

 

 

Our Favourite Group Activities for 2016

Wine Tasting

Try something different and test your taste buds with a spot of wine tasting. A great way to start the night at your holiday cottage or Farmhouse. Cornwall Wine School can arrange tasting events in the comfort of your own Holiday Accommodation, for groups of 10+ people.

‘An introduction to wine tasting’, ‘Sparkling wines and Champagne’ or a themed event ‘Italian’ or ‘Spanish’ whatever you choose it will be fun and informative. All events last 2 hours, tasting 6-7 quality wines with tasting notes. All events are run by a WSET qualified wine professional.

www.cornwallwineschool.co.uk

 

Spa Weekends

Our fantastic therapist Vicky Barnes has her own treatment room at Court Farm and offers a variety of treatments using Spiezia Products. She can also bring another therapist and conduct pamper parties at our Farmhouses or large houses, making everyone feel special during their stay!

www.vickybarnes.co.uk

 

Private Catering

Before you even arrive at your accommodation, you can pre-book our catering service from either pre-prepared meals delivered and waiting for you in the Farmhouse, or dinner parties will waitress services. An example of her meal delivery menu can be viewed via THIS LINK which can be adjusted according to season and dietary requirements.

Contact Nicky Vereker     Email: nickyvereker@beinternet.com    Tel: 01288 361530

 

Clay Pigeon Shooting or Archery

Test yourselves against friends and family with this adrenaline and competitive activity! You can do at every one at Northcott Farm.

We have invited ‘Dandelion Events’ to come in to host Group Events at Northcott Farmhouse, having a huge amount of experience and knowledge in creating fantastic and memorable events. They have an extensive and versatile range of both indoor and outdoor activities including Archery, Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, Crossbows & Air Rifle Shooting, all of which are perfect for hen & stag parties, family gatherings and corporate events.

What better way to break up your weekend than with a few hours of fun and energetic activities?

They can create a package to suit your requirements, whether you are looking for target sports, motor sports, team challenges…or a mixture! They have some excellent multi-activity offers, allowing you to book a few activities at an affordable price.

 

Murder Mystery or Casino Evenings

If you want the fun to continue into the evening, then Dandelion Events can provide a range of entertainment options. A Murder Mystery themed event is a fantastic way to spend one of your evenings at Lower Northcott Farmhouse. Using professional actors, your group will be whisked away to a World of murder and mayhem. There are various themes to choose from including 1920s, Medieval Murder and Hollywood. They can run this in a format to suit you, pre/during/post dinner and the actors will mingle with the guests in order to give clues.

All in on red? Twist on 16? That’ll be your call when you participate in one of their fun Casino events!  They will provide Roulette, Blackjack and Beat the Banker (an adaptation of blackjack) to one of our Farmhouses, provide a hosted casino event and provide a memorable night. They supply fun money to the guests who will then exchange it at the casino tables for chips. The person who has won the most chips at the end of the night will be crowned the casino King or Queen and will win a bottle of champagne. Fun casinos provide all of the rush you get from betting without the heartache and pain of losing your own cash

www.dandelionevents.co.uk

Telephone: 02477 676 479

 

Competition Time!

AND THE WINNER IS ….. Please note that this competition is now closed and the we are delighted to announce the Winner is Sarah Louise Baker.

 

WIN A FREE HOLIDAY!

We are offering you a chance to win a 3 x night stay in Stables Barn, one of our lovely 2 x Bedroomed courtyard Barns!

All you have to do is to LIKE our Facebook page AND SHARE our competition status to be entered! Simple as that.

Terms & Conditions Apply: The Free Holiday cannot be taken during school holidays or during May & June (don’t worry we are still fully open and functioning at those times of year!) and needs to be taken before the end of 2016.

The winners name will be chosen at random on 31st January from those who have ‘liked’ our Court Farm Holidays Facebook page and ‘shared’ the competition status.

HAPPY NEW YEAR & HAPPY LIKING AND SHARING!

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.

– See more at: http://www.courtfarm-holidays.co.uk/adverts/winter-short-breaks/#sthash.Xv8ZZFHp.dpuf

Halloween at Court Farm

Oh didn’t we have fun at Court Farm Holidays this October Half Term.   We held a mid-week Marshmallow Toasting evening around the campfire

Marshmallow Toasting at Court Farm Holidays

The play area and games room decorated in a Halloween Theme, all of our guests were given pumpkins to carve with spooky sweet parcels for each child.

Halloween Scavenger Hunt at Court Farm

We had  a scavenger hunt on the Wednesday morning with 10 clues for the children to find around the play area involving searching for objects and wriggling around in pumpkin flesh and leafy ponds to find the missing objects.

Court Farm Holidays Scavenger Hunt

Witchy flew in on her broomstick then took a rest in the outdoor play barn where she cooked up a stew of eyeballs, fingers and snakes in the outdoor play barn – whilst the ghosts and bats hung around overhead, until moving on until next year.

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Bonfire Bonanza

Firework night marks the start of a bonfire bonanza here in Bude and North Cornwall. Immerse yourself in the festivities of this family and community extravaganza whilst staying in one of our cosy Cornish cottages. Some cottages are still available, for short breaks, check availability for up to date details.

Court Farm Holidays is a family run business based in Marhamchurch, Cornwall and a short distance from the coastal town of Bude. Placing family and memories at the heart of everything we do here at Court Farm, we understand the magical moments that can be created at this time of year, in the run up to Christmas. We feel Halloween and Bonfire night  mark the start of a very special time of year for families, couples and friends alike. So, throw yourselves into our community festivities starting with a Bonfire and Fireworks Night at Bude Rugby Club on 6th November, with Guy Fawkes judging, a bar and a BBQ. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30pm with fireworks following at 7pm!

The Bonfire and Fireworks night is followed by a Firework Spectacular at The Bay View Inn, Widemouth Bay from 6pm. Enjoy a comforting hot chocolate, an indulgent toffee apple or a fulfilling hot dog, whilst sharing in a breathtaking display.

Or if you’d prefer, stay warm within our cosy cottages or relax in a hot tub and take in your wonderful surroundings. This truly is a magical and meaningful time of year and whatever your reason for visiting North Cornwall, we know you’ll enjoy the festivities and we will do our best to ensure that you have a memorable stay.