Helscott Barn cottages are in an ideal position for nipping into Bude and Widemouth. They are on the Atlantic highway so easy to get to many other lovely villages too.
We stayed in Acorn cottage and found it excellent value for money. The kitchen had all the facilities needed for a home from home stay. Bedrooms are compact but adequate and a very comfortable mattress.
Lovely little sunny garden and an excellent grassed field for walks with the dog or outside activities.
Yvonne met us and was very friendly and helpful. Lovely welcome pack.
The cottage was nice and a great location to access Bude and main routes for various attractions. We had no issues whilst staying there my only comment for improvement would be the cleanliness. I think we may have been among the early holiday makers for the season as the cottage had a lot of spiders and cobwebs and was quite dusty (but all bedding and linen was very clean) just general cleanliness in the more hard to reach places e.g. Under the sofa (I know this sounds very trivial and it probably is but as we have a young toddler we were constantly rescuing toys/keys/whatever else she chose to hide under there). Would definitely consider staying again or recommending though.
A beautiful converted barn in a lovely setting, easy to find after a long drive, a mile away from fantastic Widemouth Bay and close to Bude. Our host John met us on arrival, and had left a chilled bottle of wine to welcome us. Perfect.
After a long drive we reached the cottage to be greeted by Yvonne who gave us some information and had a bottle of wine chilling in the fridge for us, just what we needed after a 10 hour drive. Cottage was perfect, very good location, close to Bude and Widemouth. Had a fantastic time although the weather was a bit hit/miss this did not spoil our weekend, we went to Boscastle which is beautiful and had a lovely walk on Bude beach. Our nights were spent chilling out in the cottage, our little Yorkie loved the little garden which was at the side of the cottage and we also walked her in the big field behind. Would definitely recommend this perfect idyllic spot.
The place is really easy to find and is excellently located being just off the main road and only a few minutes away from the Widemouth Bay and Bude. John made us feel very welcome when we arrived and there were biscuits, Milk and Wine waiting for us along with tea, coffee etc. We have 3 children aged 5, 3 & 2 so the fact there was a washing machine, dishwasher and everything was on one level worked perfectly for us. There is a paddock out the back where the kids could run around and there is a nice little garden area to sit in the sunshine, not that we were there during the day much as we were out exploring Devon & Cornwall. That is where this cottages location is great as it is just across the border from Devon so you've got lots of options as to where to go and get there easily. The fact they have 4 other properties as well as this one gives the place a little community feel and although we couldn't see the sea from our property we could from the location and it is a lovely view.
It was a lovely place to stay and had the perfect feel for a holiday property. We will definitely look to return here again for our next holiday to Cornwall.
Thanks very much John and Yvonne.
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