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Relax in the lounge
Spacious lounge/dining room
Light and airy lounge/dining room
Dining area
Enjoy a romantic meal for two
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Kitchen with door leading to the garden
Stylish double bedroom
Beautiful decor
Tranquil bedroom
Double bedroom overlooking the garden
Views over the garden
Bathroom with 'his and hers' wash basins
Large garden area to side of the property
One of the nearby beaches in Bude
The property with private patio and garden area
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3 / 16  Light and airy lounge/dining room
4 / 16  Dining area
5 / 16  Enjoy a romantic meal for two
6 / 16  Kitchen with breakfast bar
7 / 16  Kitchen with door leading to the garden
8 / 16  Stylish double bedroom
9 / 16  Beautiful decor
10 / 16  Tranquil bedroom
11 / 16  Double bedroom overlooking the garden
12 / 16  Views over the garden
13 / 16  Bathroom with 'his and hers' wash basins
14 / 16  Large garden area to side of the property
15 / 16  One of the nearby beaches in Bude
16 / 16  The property with private patio and garden area

Bees Knees

Bude (8mls N), Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Beach within easy reach
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Beautifully presented annexe
  • Set within a quiet hamlet on the Devon and Cornwall border
  • A ten minute drive from the South West Coast Path
  • A warm welcome awaits your canine companions
  • Complimentary welcome pack – also a decorated tree and presents at Christmas
  • BBQ to enjoy in the garden to make the most of local produce available
Property code: BEESK

A well-presented annexe set in a quiet Cornish hamlet. Just ten minutes from the South West Coast Path, and perfectly placed to explore Cornwall.

This beautiful annexe is a well-converted wing of the main house and is set within a tiny hamlet within the parish of Morwenstow, tucked just inside the Cornish border. Here visitors can find a historic 13th Century inn as well as the intriguing Hawkers Hut, cared for by the National Trust, which is built into the cliffs looking out to sea. The village of Kilkhampton is just three miles away, offering a few shops, a couple of cosy and traditional inns as well as a couple of takeaways. The popular coastal town of Bude is just another few miles away, offering several shops, restaurants, cafes and leisure facilities which include a swimming pool and much-loved sandy beaches. Check out the Rebel Cinema, possibly the most rural example in the UK, showing all the best in new blockbusters. The South West Coast Path is also just ten minutes from the property, offering mile after mile of spectacular coastal scenery and memorable walks. In the surrounding area, there is much to do and see, including National Trust properties and gardens as well as a good selection of golf courses.

This superb accommodation occupies the ground floor only and features a double bedroom with garden views, bathroom, lounge/diner and kitchen. The bathroom features a shower over bath as well as a pair of his and her washbasins. Alongside the dining area with a set of table and chairs, the spacious lounge also has plenty of other great features which make it a great space to relax, including a TV/DVD and a flame-effect electric fire. The kitchen is well-equipped with a number of appliances including a ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, breakfast bar, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

To the side of the property there is also a spacious private enclosed garden where there is seating, storage and a BBQ provided. Ample parking is provided outside of the property.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath, 'his and hers' wash basins and WC  
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, breakfast bar, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV/DVD
  • Flame effect electric fire in lounge
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Welcome pack provided including a cream tea, Prosecco, salmon, cheese, bread, eggs, milk
  • Robes, slippers and a selection of toiletries provided
  • Ample parking provided outside the property
  • Wi-Fi available
  • 2 dogs welcome - 2 dog crates and dog towels available
  • Private garden with seating, BBQ and secure storage for bicycles
  • Pub and shop 3 miles, year round dog-friendly beaches 5 miles
  • Regret no children or infants
  • Christmas tree and presents provided for Christmas and New Year breaks

Alex McKean

This property is personally managed by Alex.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Christopher 30th December 2021

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Perfect place to relax and unwind. We enjoyed every second of our stay. We had a very warm welcome and the welcome treats were a lovely touch. We would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Bryan 22nd December 2021

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This was the first time my wife and I had spent a Christmas away and we found a gem with this cottage. Karin is friendly and helpful, she greeted us on arrival and showed us the cottage, giving advice on how to use some items etc. The extra treats were exceptional, really made our stay even more enjoyable. The cottage was clean and very comfortableRead more, and had everything we needed. Bees Knees is ideally situated to venture further in to Cornwall or back in to Devon, or walks along the local lanes. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 6th December 2021

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Great Hostess, Lovely cottage, wonderful location

Reviewed by Michael 13th November 2021

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Reviewed by Penelope 30th October 2021

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Overall warm and cosy, owners went to great lengths with the welcome pack above and beyond.

Reviewed by Barbara 16th October 2021

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Reviewed by Edwina 2nd October 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 21st August 2021

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Had an amazing weeks stay at this beautiful cottage.The owners Karin and Paul were very welcoming. The welcome pack was amazing ,plus all the other lovely extras .Lovely garden to sit and relax in and room for our dog to run around in.Fab location, close to so many attractions, the beaches, countryside and very dog friendly.One of the nicest cottagRead morees weve stayed in and one of the best holidays weve had . Hide

Reviewed by Lynne 7th August 2021

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Had a lovely week stay at the Bees Knees . I would highly recommend this cottage and would go back. The welcome pack was amazing. The cottage was very clean and tidy. The owners Karen & Paul were so helpful.

Reviewed by Caitlin 17th July 2021

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Reviewed by Robert 3rd July 2021

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Wonderful property and delightful hosts

Reviewed by maurice 19th June 2021

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This property was exceptional in all aspects. Our host was a real pleasure to meet, the cottage was perfect as was the cream tea etc. The garden and the cottage were ideal and very relaxing. We were so impressed that we have already booked for 2022. The location is perfect for a quiet time yet not far away from beaches etc.

Reviewed by Nigel 12th June 2021

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Wonderful. Everything from the warm welcome from Karin to the welcome pack, beautiful presentation, furnishings, lovely garden and the thoughtful extra touches that Karin had included. What a find, we will definitely be back. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Sue 5th June 2021

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Excellent accommodation.

Reviewed by Sylvia 1st May 2021

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Fantastic welcome pack. Karin was very helpful without being intrusive. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Marian 24th April 2021

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This is a very comfortable, well equipped bungalow in a lovely quiet rural location.

Reviewed by Yvonne 14th April 2021

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Reviewed by Karen 31st October 2020

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5* gem of a cottage, a real home from home. Karin and Paul are perfect hosts, so welcoming and helpful. We had a great week at Bees Knees, exploring the stunning local landscape on foot with our dog. Best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in !!

Reviewed by Gillian 26th September 2020

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clean, tidy, super garden, very dog friendly, welcome pack was amazing, did not want for anything, lovely countryside for dog walking every where dog friendly.

Reviewed by Sarah 19th September 2020

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We had a really lovely time. Made to feel very welcome when we arrived. Had a welcome pack of food, cream tea and bottle of fizz! Very clean and tidy, modern appliances in kitchen, TV and DVD player in front room. Our dogs loved the garden plenty of room for running around in and we enjoyed watching the different birds. Good location, 10 minutes frRead moreom The Bush in which served lovely food and is also dog friendly. 20mins from Bude & 40 minutes to Tintagel. Overall a really nice stay. Hide

Reviewed by Donna 5th September 2020

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Reviewed by Alan 22nd August 2020

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Reviewed by Tom 15th August 2020

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Stayed for a week in early August with our cocker spaniel and had a great time. Cottage is the most well equipped one we have ever stayed in. The interior of the cottage is really well done and it was a great place to base ourselves for the week near lots of dog friendly beaches. We received such a warm welcome from the host, who really went above Read moreand beyond in putting together a welcome hamper for us, including milk, cheese, eggs, butter, Prosecco, cream tea and much more! Would love to go back Hide

Reviewed by K 1st August 2020

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An immaculate, very comfortable and well equipped cottage with plenty of outdoor space. A gem of a place to stay. In a quiet spot but with easy access to the A39.

Reviewed by Maureen 11th July 2020

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The cottage was fabulous Clean and welcoming all we could of hoped for great attention to detail and the owners had thought of everything Wonderful welcome pack definitely home from home and a beautiful garden we were left completely alone and you wouldnt have known the owners were there can highly recommend and would love to return one day

Reviewed by Katherine 4th July 2020

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Bees knees has everything for a great holiday. All the self catering equipment you need, Karen went above and beyond providing essential and luxury provisions to get your holiday started, toiletries, tea, coffee etc to luxuries of cream tea, bowl of fruit, cheese board, Prosecco and chocolates. Plus fluffy white towels, bathrobes and slippers. The Read morefresh flowers were a lovely welcome. The location is perfect for touring the north coast, with some of the most spectacular coastal walks. Hide

Reviewed by Sandra 15th March 2020

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Karin the owner is so welcoming. Then she leaves you to get on with your holiday but is at the other end of the phone if you need her. The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need plus extras supplied by Karin. There is plenty of information in the cottage about the area and further afield. Its a 10 minute drive to the nearest cove. Even Read moreon a cold damp day you can sit and watch the many species of birds in the spacious garden. Very pleased. Hide

Reviewed by Holly 29th February 2020

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We cannot recommend this lovely little place enough! It's in a perfect location if you want to visit Cornwall and North Devon. There is everything you could think of needing in the cottage, including a lovely welcome hamper! Definitely one of the best places we've ever stayed on a holiday. If your looking to book in this area book this place!

Reviewed by Robert 15th January 2020

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We had the pleasure of staying here for 28 nights, so we were able to get a really good feel for the place.Myself, my wife and our two dogs, could not have been made to feel more welcome.Our hosts were friendly and accommodating, always available if needed, but careful not to interfere. The welcome pack upon arrival was incredible and the accommodaRead moretion itself was everything we could want. The area itself is stunning and very dog friendly. We would come back to this cottage without hesitation. Hide

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Relax in the lounge
Spacious lounge/dining room
Light and airy lounge/dining room
Dining area
Enjoy a romantic meal for two
Kitchen with breakfast bar
Kitchen with door leading to the garden
Stylish double bedroom
Beautiful decor
Tranquil bedroom
Double bedroom overlooking the garden
Show 4 moreViews over the garden

Location

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Eastbourne is a bustling seaside resort on the south coast of England. It has been a popular British holiday destination since Victorian times. The town’s attractive pier and promenade is still a major draw for visitors in search of a traditional seaside experience – you can enjoy a long, level stroll along the sea front whilst enjoying an ice cream or some fish and chips. The pebble beach is a good place to park a deckchair and take in the sun, or paddle in the sea. Great for family breaks and as a romantic getaway, the town has much to offer all visitors. The South Downs Way starts in town and extends 100 miles eastwards to Winchester – one of the first stops on the National Trail are the imposing chalk cliffs of the iconic Beachy Head, a few miles to the east of town. Eastbourne is a big hit with train enthusiasts as it’s home to the Spa Valley Railway and the Miniature Steam Railway. Historians may like Redoubt Fort and The Observatory Science Museum (in nearby Herstmonceux). For all-weather attractions for children why not investigate Fort Fun or the indoor Motcombe Swimming Pool? Further afield, and within a one-hour drive to the west is Brighton, with its own pier, wonderful array of shops and eateries. To the west is Bexhill-on-Sea with its impressive art gallery, the De La Warr Pavillion, and long seafront. Just beyond is the old fishing town of Hastings with its new award-winning designer pier, ancient castle and fishing shanty town.

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