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.

 

 

Halloween at Court Farm

We are quite excited with the approach of Halloween, we’ve already put up the decorations in readiness for some spooky shenanigans.

During October Half Term week, each cottage will receive a pumpkin to carve then on Thursday 26th October , as detailed above, we will be hosting our Annual Halloween Scavenger Hunt, pumpkin carving competition and Marshmallow Toasting around the fire.

Dress to impress!

Be sure to visit our October Events Page to see what other great Halloween activities are being hosted by our local attractions during the October Half Term week.

Why holiday in Bude? Here’s just a few reasons..

It will come as no surprise that here at Court Farm Holidays we are big advocates of visiting Bude- but we’re not alone! Bude has been named as the Best UK Coastal Resort for the past two years! So, why holiday in Bude?

For a little town Bude has an abundance of activities to offer, from romantic weekend breaks to fun filled family holidays- there is something for everyone to enjoy.

There have been a lot of changes taking place over the last few years and we think the town is going from strength to strength. Exciting new businesses such as La Bocca and The Beach (to name a few- there are a lot, lot more! You can view these on our Out and About page) have set up in the town and have brought a fresh and unique aspect to Bude for locals and tourists alike.

Despite these changes, however, the essence of Bude being a friendly coastal town have not changed. The charm that has always surrounded Bude has not been lost with development like many other places may have done in recent years. Also big believers in providing the warmest welcome to people that may not have visited before, Bude offers child friendly, dog friendly and access friendly walks, restaurants, cafes, beaches and activities.. the list goes on.

The spotlessly clean beaches and wild coastline remain just that, spotlessly clean and wild (also one of the many reasons surfers, swimmers, ramblers and thrill seekers return year upon year). Lesser known are the Golf Courses with spectacular views and the sea and course fishing.

Also, being located right at the most Northerly part of Cornwall means that you can avoid the extra hour or so that you would otherwise have to spend on the A30 when you arrive in Cornwall. This also means that staying around Bude puts you in a central position to explore either Devon or Cornwall (which can only be a good thing, two for the price of one!).

Within a 30 minute drive you can visit:

Tintagel

Boscastle

Launceston

Crackington Haven

Within an hours drive you can reach:

Hartland Peninsula (Devon)

Padstow

Wadebridge

Rock

Polzeath

Other places you may wish to spend the day:

Newquay

Truro

Falmouth

St Ives

Lands End

 

Take a look at this Video that We Are Bude created:


So, why would you not want to visit? To book your break with us, please visit our availability grid (this will show you all of our remaining 2017 and 2018 availability and their prices) or call us on 01288 361 494 if you would like to discuss the different options.

 

For the latest news and to keep up to date please see our Facebook Page!

Winter in Cornwall

Winter in Cornwall

Here at Court Farm Holidays we are strong believers that Cornwall is just as exciting in Winter as it is during the Summer months- not only do you get the beaches and views to yourself (even if it is a little more chilly!), you also get to experience Cornwall from a different perspective.

Aside from the vastly different landscapes you can visit: the dramatic hills of Bodmin moor, charming lanes of Padstow, any of the beaches (take your pick!), there are also a lot of exciting things going on across the County that might capture your interest. So we have put together a little guide of some of the events taking place this month…

 

Eden’s Escape Room

14 Jan 2017 to 19 Feb 2017, South Coast > St. Austell

Eden Project, near St Austell, for puzzle lovers who will have a chance to try one of the most perplexing team challenges in a live escape room


Travel to Space from Falmouth

11 Feb 2017 to 19 Feb 2017, South Coast > Falmouth

Plan your mission to space this February Half – Term. If you fancy getting up close to our planets, there’s an actual space portal in Falmouth? Want to come? Join the National Maritime Museum Cornwall and voyage through space with Space Odyssey Plane


Half Term at Eden: StoryFest

11 Feb 2017 to 19 Feb 2017, South Coast > St. Austell

Half term fun for all the family Eden style.


Cornish Week at Camel Creek Adventure Park

Week of 11th February 2017, Near Wadebridge

Celebrate Cornish Week at Camel Creek Adventure Park, one of Cornwall’s leading family attractions. There will be Cornish Pasties, Cornish History, Steam Engines and much more! For more information visit Camel Creek Adventure Park website.


BUSHCRAFT FOR KIDS – Cotehele

Monday 13th to Wednesday 15th February 2017 10am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3.30pmBuild a shelter, learn how to safely light a fire and practice some handy survival skills. This activity has been specially designed by the National Trust and their partner Serious Outdoor Skills to be fun, informative and hands-on. Booking essential. Suitable for children ages 7-15. This is an outdoor event so please dress for the weather on the day. All tickets £6. More Information: Cotehele, 01579 351346 press 0, cotehele@nationaltrust.org.uk


Terrific Tudors

13th February, 2017 – 17th February, 2017, Pendennis

Step back in time over 400 years and imagine life in the Tudor fort of Pendennis this half term. Warm yourself by the roaring fire in the castle keep with demonstrations and displays from our Tudor cook, learn about the diet of Pendennis’ Tudor residents and help prepare provisions for the troops, then step outside to try your hand at sword skills and cannon drills.


Newquay Z00…

As well as the many beaches and restaurants in Newquay, you can also visit Newquay Zoo , with the opportunity to participate in animal feeding too!


National Trust Properties…

You really are spoilt for choice for National Trust locations across Cornwall- a few examples include: Pendennis Castle from 13 – 17 Feb it’s Terrific Tudors and  a Childrens Garden trail at Lanhydrock house near Bodmin. For more information on these and all of the other options, do head to the national trust website!


Maritime Museum…

For the under 5’s the Maritime Museum in Falmouth are running Museum for Minnows every Monday at 11 o’clock with a lively half hour of stories and songs (Free with Museum ticket)


Lost Gardens of Heligan…

If you love wildlife then visit The Lost Gardens of Heligan on 11th February where you can explore the gardens and discover more about it’s wildlife.  See more details on the website site here


Eden Project…

Eden’s ice skating rink is still open until 19th February and if you fancy rescuing a dying Alien, then visit their new attraction The Escape room until 19th Feb – see more details on the website here


 

Are you convinced yet? Don’t just take our word for it- come and stay with us and experience Cornwall for yourself!

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!

Pet Friendly Holidays in Cornwall

We are very much a dog friendly holiday destination. At Court Farm Holidays we understand that your pet is one of the family, so you won’t need to leave your four-legged friend behind when you stay in one of our beautiful Pet Friendly properties.

There are acres of space around Court Farm and a host of wonderful walks on the doorstep for your and your dog to enjoy. Step out of your door and take a stroll along the fascinating Bude canal, take shelter on a windy day and take a loop around our local woods, or explore the footpaths across the fields to the stunning beach of Widemouth Bay. Guests staying at Northcott have direct access from our farm lane on to the Cornish Coast Path and the local dog-friendly beach of Northcott Mouth.

We are in one of the most dog-friendly regions in the UK, most of our local beaches allow dogs on leads even during summer. Each beach has different restrictions regarding dogs but, off season, dogs are allowed on all beaches …Nothing beats walking along the shoreline as the sun goes down watching, your dog playing in the waves or chasing in circles around the beach having a wonderful time.

For information on dog-friendly beaches, please visit www.thecornishcoast.co.uk or cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/beaches-in-cornwall

There are also a number of dog-friendly restaurants and pubs nearby aswell as many local attractions also now allowing dogs as follows …

Generally speaking any attraction that’s animal related do not allow dogs for obvious reasons but all is not lost as they may offer shaded parking, onsite kennels, dog walking nearby or flexibility in returning to your car as often as you need to.

At the end of the day, holidays are for all the family and its never quite the same if someone is missing. So bring your dog with you, they will have more fun visiting dog friendly Court Farm Holidays than staying at home without you.

Here are a few suggestions from us to get you started but its the tip of the iceberg. If you want to pick our brains for more ideas, please don’t hesitate to contact us

The Milky Way Adventure Park Just over the border into Devon, this family friendly park has a bit of everything, roller coasters, slides, massive ball pools, its own mini train track and maze to get lost in! Dogs are allowed on site but not inside the building or to the live shows and the bird of prey display.

Clovelly Village  Dogs are allowed into the village and there are 2 superb scenic walks from the visitor centre of between 3-4 miles.

The Eden Project Has allowed visitors to bring dogs for sometime now. (There are restrictions, they are not allowed in the biomes or other eating areas.) They have also added more covered parking in the car park and dog waste bins around the site.

Hartland Abbey and Gardens  No dogs in the house, but you can go into the gardens and they have a lovely walk through the woods down to the beach.  They do ask that dogs are kept on a leads at all times.

Docton Mill Garden and Tearooms   Allow dogs on leads, as they have their own resident dogs.  In addition to the garden there is a lovely walk to the coast of about 20-25 minutes to Spekes Waterfall this links onto the South West Coast Path and Hartland Quay if you’re feeling energetic and want a longer walk.

Pencarrow House and Gardens  Dogs need to be kept on a lead around the immediate vicinity of the house and Peacock Cafe. However, once you are approaching the woodland walks, you can let them off the lead for a good run. There are designated shady car parking spaces in the car park for dog owners, the gift shop staff can advise if you cant find one.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway  Dogs are allowed for free, but must remain on the floor and not the seats. Only assistance dogs are allowed in the dining train.

Bude Bikes  Located in Bude next to Petherick Mill and the traffic free cycle trail for Bude Canal, they have dog trailers that attach to bikes. They also offer bike hirer at Tamar Lakes has a cycle track around the lake, but even without the bike, it’s another good dog walk.

Bridge Bike Hire based in Wadebridge offers the same which give access to the traffic free cycling on the Camel Trail.

We welcome well-behaved dogs at the following properties, each with enclosed gardens; 3 of Our Cornish Cottages, namely Honeysuckle, Wheelwright & Lilac each with 2 Bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 plus 2 dogs; Southpark, our modern bungalow, featuring luxury hot tub, sleeping 6 plus up to 3 dogs; The Cabin at Northcott, also with luxury hot tub, sleeping 2 plus 1 dog; Little Northcott, luxury hot tub, sleeping 8 plus up to 4 dogs;  Northcott Farmhouse, with 2 luxury hot tubs, sleepings 17 plus up to 4 dogs

If our pet-friendly cottages are unavailable on your preferred dates, there is a local kennels just one mile outside the village www.breezelyn.co.uk, but book early and we will accommodate you all!

 

 

 

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.