The Hayloft Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms)
E8345 The Hayloft
Mrs Caroline Congdon
About Mrs Caroline Congdon
Hi, My name is Caroline I am married to James Congdon and we have two young boys and together with James's parents and the help of our children we run a 200 acre beef and sheep farm and three holiday cottages, situated on the North coast of Cornwall. We both have a great passion for the countryside along with our family farm and love sharing it all with our visitors. For the last ten years we have been renovating barns and designing houses with our visitors in mind! We have built and furnished them to a high standard keeping them contemporary and modern with homely touches to make a great holiday! We know how important your holiday is, we go on holiday too (occasionally!), and we all worry about what to expect, that's why we work hard to make sure our properties are well cared for and most importantly you have a great stay. We are never far away and have built up a great relationship with many of our lovely visitors who return year after year, James and I have very high standards and we hope this reflex in our cottages, we want every body to be happy and enjoy there holiday and enjoy this beautiful part of the world we live in.
Mrs Caroline Congdon purchased this Barn in 1949
Why Mrs Caroline Congdon chose Week St. Mary
Kitsham Farm has been in the Congdon Family for many generations and is a working beef and sheep farm. Grace Congdon James's grandmother who is still alive today at the age of 103 bought Pegsdon cottage along with its two barns back in 1963. The original cottage was then let for around 40 years. It wasn't until 2004 that James and I decided to move into the cottage and renovate the two barn ourselves into luxury self catering holiday homes. This has enabled us to follow our dream of providing great value, stylish holiday cottages in Cornwall without compromising on quality of location or interior design. Hunters Lodge is a gorgeous two bedroom barn with a great kitchen for cooking and entertaining, a lovely light lounge to get together with the family and a luxury bathroom for pampering. All on one floor its great for young and old. We have now been running Kitsham Holidays successfully for ten years and we now have lots of visitors who return back to us every year. Over the last two year we have been busy building another brand new house 'The Lookout' in the village of Marhamchurch. What was a 1940's bungalow was demolished and we built a beautiful spacious, modern and contemporary house with living area upstairs and three bedrooms down stairs sleeping six. The views from the house are just amazing even we have stayed there and did not want to come home!! We are constantly updating our properties as we love keeping them fresh and up to date. Check out our reviews on Trip Advisor!
What makes this Barn unique
We think Kitsham Holidays is a wonderful spot and most of our guests agree. Spacious, idyllic and utterly tranquil. It's also a great location for exploring Cornwall - just a short drive to the many great beaches. Our nearest beach Widmmouth Bay has just won a blue flag award for cleanliness and water quality which is brilliant news for us. We are a short distance from the A39 the main road through Cornwall so easy access to most attractions. Our properties are five-star with Egyptian cotton linens, underfloor heating, oak beams and floorboards, wood burner, Wi/Fi plus top-spec German appliances and bathroom fittings provide every comfort and convenience. Although Cornwall is thought of as a Summer vacation, our wood burning stove and underfloor heating makes it a cosy Winter retreat. During the shoulder season the barn can be booked for long weekends - ideal for walks on deserted beaches and sampling local pubs. GETTING AROUND: At Kitsham Holidays we can arrange hire of ebikes, helmets and puncture kits so you can explore the stunning surroundings of the popular tourist destination of Bude in North Cornwall making it the perfect place for a day out. There is a number of recommended cycle routes, of varying distances, to suit most abilities. Bude Bike Hire will can provide maps of the most popular. There are circular routes of between 5 and 6.5 miles that head South around Widemouth Bay; North to Northcott Mouth; and inland through the villages of Stratton and Marhamchurch. And for those seeking longer rides, options include taking in Tamar Lakes or heading towards Week St Mary. DOGS If they are happy we are happy! At Kitsham holidays we understand that your dog is part of the family who simply cant be left behind when you go away. We believe that luxury holiday accommodation can still be dog-friendly, in all our cottages we have something to suit all tastes.
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Perfect rural getaway
The owners were friendly and left a lovely gift of a home made cake in the cottage for us which was a welcome surprise! It's big enough for 6 adults to easily spend enough time without feeling cramped and the kitchen is well provided with utensils and even a cafetière! The location is perfect for those who want to stay outside of a town but still be close enough to all the amenities and tourism spots of Cornwall. I cannot recommend it enough. We would definitely stay here again.
The Hayloft was everything we wished for a weeks holiday in Cornwall. Beautiful house with everything you could need inside to relax and enjoy your break. It has stunning views across the countryside and beautiful beaches and the town within an easy short drive. We would thoroughly recommend this property and look forward to visiting again.
Nevil Ashcroft and family
The Hayloft is fitted out to an exceptionally high standard. Spotlessly clean with all the facilities you need for a perfect holiday break. We stayed four nights as a party of six adults, a one year old baby and dog during the recent October half term break. It is located in a quiet rural area with a lovely view of the surrounding countryside yet only a few minutes drive from the local town of Bude and Widecombe beach. I cannot recommend this property highly enough. Congratulations to Caroline and family for providing us with this absolute treat.
The Hayloft, a superb property
We had a great stay at the Hayloft. The layout creates a really sociable space particularly with the bifolds open taking in those gorgeous countryside views. Spotlessly clean and even a chocolate cake waiting on arrival, what more could one want. We will be back.
Tolle und großzügige Ferienwohnung!
Die Ferienwohnung ist sehr geschmackvoll eingerichtet. Besonders schön ist der großzügige Wohn- und Essbereich, sowie der (eingezäunte) tolle Garten. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt.
Thank you for your review. Glad you were comfortable and enjoyed yor stay.
Special interest holidays:
Fantastic for walkers, short distance from the rugged Cornish Coastal path and historic canal path. Boating on the canal and many inland countryside walks.
Excellent location for surfing holidays with sandy beaches and instruction available from the beach.
Cycle the track from Bude to Marhamchurch or from Wadebridge to Padstow.
Visit Tintagel castle. Port Isaac. Rick Stein at Padstow. Clovelly with the cobbled streets leading down to the sea. Rough Tor on Wild Bodmin Moor and The Eden Project.
We can arrange beauty treatments for mind, body and soul with fantastic local therapists.
Widemouth Bay is only a 5 minute drive away. Great family beach, sandy with surf. Cafe, fully life guarded from July - Sept
Black Rock Beach is 5 mins drive, sandy beach, rock pools, cafe.
Summerleaze Beach (10 mins drive) is the nearest beach to the town centre. The beach is surrounded by dunes on one side and the town's canal on the other. The beach has a wide expanse of good fine sand at low tide.
The famous Bude Sea Pool offers safe bathing under the watchful eye of Lifeguards.
Exeter Airport approx 65 miles.
Exeter Train Station approx 50 miles.
Newquay Airport - approx 45 miles.
Use of car is recommended, to take advantage of all that the local area has to offer.
Local town of Bude with supermarkets, restaurants, shops, banks is approx 4 miles away.
Crackington Haven is 5 miles away, Tintagel Castle Boscastle about 12 miles. Padstow, Port Isaac, Clovelly The Eden Project, Lanhydrock National Trust House, numerous gardens, The Big Sheep, Milky Way, Crealy Adventure Park, Bodmin Steam Railway -many attractions within a 10 minute to 1 hour drive.
Outdoor and Activity Centre at Tamar Lakes offers a variety of sailing, Windsurfing, Kayaking, cycling/walking
Bude has three supermarkets ( Sainsburys, Morrisons, Co-op ) there is a Waitrose in Holsworthy ( 15 mins drive )
Leisure centre: Swimming Pool, Ten Pin Bowling, Soft play
There are many great Restaurants all with in a 10 minute drive, here is a few recommended by us!
'Lifes A Beach', Elements, The Bay View, River Life Cafe, The Bank, The Weir, The Bullers Arms,
Waitrose and Asda will both deliver your groceries.