Church Cottage Studio is located in a peaceful rural location surrounded by fields and wild nature. The place is hosted by friendly, welcoming and caring couple always going extra mile to make your stay comfortable, enjoyable and memorable. The studio offers great views to the garden and fields and you see horses and often a deer. The decor is beautiful and we loved all the little touches. Very comfortable bed with lots of pillows, spacious shower, handy kitchennette and a sunny terrace. Wood burner, table games and a classic turntable is all you need should the weather lock you indoors. The garden with ponds and benches is free to explore. The hosts offer Devon tours too! We loved seeing Dartmoor and getting to know the area as the host are so knowledgeable. We were driven around and had plenty of stops to enjoy the views and take pictures. We did not want to hike and the hosts accomodated our request and we had such a lovely time. During our stay we indulged in delicious home made breakfast and picnic while on tour. It is by far the best place to stay. We will surely be back but for longer! 3 days is not enough!
Having a birthday in the UK at winter-time can be a bit of a damp squib but we have just found our perfect getaway at Church Cottage... I'm not sure how we managed it but the sun shone during the day, the log fire blazed at night and all the birds were amazing to watch (the murmurations of starlings at dusk took your breadth away). We felt like we were in our own little paradise and sat watching 'on own sky' at night, with the big oak tree lit up, was the most peaceful thing. There is magic at this place and every little touch has been expertly and thoughtfully put together by Paula, who has to be the best host I've ever encountered, including at 5-star hotels! The bespoke kitchenette is a wonderful idea, and we loved that you could literally close it up, but please, everyone must experience one of Paula's home made breakfasts.... beautifully presented and of the highest quality.
We can't wait to come back in the summer so we can laze on 'our' deck, have a picnic in 'our' field and a barbecue in 'our' pergola as we stroll around 'our' lakes!
In a word...... perfection!
Location is peaceful, so much green grass, lovely flowers with church bells ringing in the background. Central to coast &a moor. We would love to come again but Australia is a long, long way away.
Had a great stay in Paula and Kevin's studio in a beautiful part of rural Devon. Our only regret is that we only stayed for two nights and wished we could have stayed longer.
The location is perfect, set in beautiful rural Devon countryside, but only 30 minutes from the coast. We did a wonderful walk on the cliff path just north of Bude which we would thoroughly recommend. However, you really are spoilt for choice for beautiful coastal walks in this part of north Devon.
The studio really is luxurious and Paula has thought of everything, from the lovely comfortable bed to the amazing shower. The outside deck is amazing, such a great place to have breakfast and admire the beautiful garden and meadow and listen to the birds. Oh, and the breakfast is fantastic! The best scrambled egg and smoked salmon I have ever tasted!
My one bit of advice would be to book an extra day and just do something that most of us rarely do, relax! This would be the perfect place, especially in the winter with the log burner lit.
Thank you Paula for your great hospitality and we can't wait to visit again soon.
A beautiful studio finished to the highest standard in immaculate gardens, overlooking fields and woodland and providing a peaceful retreat if you're lucky enough to stay here. Paula is a fantastic host (those breakfasts are to die for - thanks Paula), we missed meeting Kevin, next time though (along with Millie and Dirty Gertie).
The studio is located about halfway between Dartmoor and Bude so there is lots of scope for visiting the tourist spots or yomping across the moor if that's your thing.
There are lots of places to eat out or you could make use of Paula and Kevin's barbecue (walk through the grassed field, around the wetland field, past the the lake) and eat and drink 'til the sun goes down - a great evening spent there, thanks again Paula and 'Dad'.
We honestly can't recommend Church Cottage Studio highly enough, it's a fantastic place to stay and you are made to feel so welcome, we loved it!! Thanks again
Church Cottage Studio was everything we had hoped it would be - a peaceful sanctuary from the busyness of life. Paula is the perfect host and has thought of everything to make your stay extra special - the quality of all the fittings is to the highest standard, from the 'pull out' kitchenette (brilliantly designed) to the walk-in rainforest shower to the luxury bed. We had the best night's sleep imaginable in plush linen bedding, waking to no human sound - just birds and the gentle rustling of leaves. The breakfast was stunningly good, served al fresco on the deck overlooking fields and woods, just like the picture. If you're looking for a touch of peaceful luxury, this is the place for you ...
Church Cottage Studio was ideal for a couple's get-away. The studio was clean and immaculately presented. The whole finish was definitely high-spec and luxurious, and the location was perfect.
The facilities in the studio were ideal for our 4-night stay. The bed was large and comfortable, there was a very clever kitchenette with cooking and tea/coffee making facilities, a fridge and a selection of utensils - not that we wanted to do any cooking, but it was nice to be able to make a sandwich.
Paula was an outstanding host; friendly and accommodating - always making sure we had everything we needed. The breakfast she served us was amazing too; quality, well-cooked food and plenty of it!
We'll certainly be visiting again and would highly recommend the Studio. Our only regret was that, as we were visiting family, we didn't get to explore the local area more, or spend more time just chilling out on the terrace, looking over the beautiful and relaxing grounds. Maybe next time!