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"O England country of my heart's desire, land of the hedgerow and the village spire, land of thatched cottages and murmuring bees, and wayside inns where one may take one's ease."

E. V. Lucas

Physical Activities

Surfing – all beaches around this area are good for surfing. However, unless experienced, it is sensible to take some lessons at the beginning of your stay so that you know what you are doing and make the most of the excellent conditions


Mike Raven Surf School – 01288 353693 – courses for beginners based at Widemouth Bay (just outside Bude). Ex-European champion – boards, wetsuits etc included. www.ravensurf.co.uk


Shoreline Outdoor Pursuits – 01288 354039 – coaching in: kayaking, rock climbing, canoeing, abseiling, archery and more. www.shorelineactivities.co.uk


Big Blue Surfing School – 01288 331764 – surfing lessons from the beaches of Bude – all equipment provided with courses. www.bigbluesurfschool.co.uk


BSX – Bude Surf Experience – 0870 7775111 – one of the longest running surf schools in the south west. www.budesurfingexperience.co.uk


Sandymouth Surf School – 07870 472448 – based on one of the UK's top 5 surfing beaches we offer surfing lessons to all ages, abilities, groups and individuals. www.sandymouthsurfschool.co.uk


Freewave Surf Academy – 07870 472448 – Bude’s premier surf school and lifeguard training centre. freewavesurfacademy.co.uk

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"Just wanted to send a quick note to say how much we all enjoyed our stay at West Haven on the 31st. It is such a wonderful house in a great location. We couldn't have asked for anything more. We will most definitely be recommending you to our friends and using Elite West Holidays in the future.Many thanks once again"

Rachel Milne

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"Hi Nick - Just wanted to let you know that we had the most fantastic time at Upton House last week. It is truly a beautiful house and all my friends fell in love with it just like I did!! Everyone commented that the beds and quilts were amazing!!! The house was so clean and tidy when we arrived and it certainly had everything that we needed (thanks for the welcome pack, that was great!) It really was an amazing place to celebrate the big 40!! We can't wait to come back ...!!!"

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