Down House, Bude

A wonderful week. Best house we've stayed in. You've put a lot of thought into creating a great holiday location. Thank you. Charlesworth family

A fantastic week down in Bude! Such a lovely house in a magnificent location. Wish we could have stayed longer, can’t wait to come back next summer! Sachins family

It’s been a lovely long weekend, the house is fantastic and in a such a great location, looking forward to coming back again. Griddle family

Fabulous house, very comfortable with a spacious and well equipped kitchen which helped to prepare scrumptious home made Christmas dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed it and we’ll definitely be coming back! Simons family

This is a superb house which is so spacious and well equipped for families. The open-plan kitchen/living/dining room is wonderful and serves extremely well as a place for everyone to gather in the evening. The house is decorated beautifully throughout and we really cannot fault it. It also helps that we have had bright sunshine this week so we have been able to visit the beach every day – amazing to be in such close proximity! Thank you also to Nick from Elite Holidays for all of his help. A super holiday! Currans

Very nice house, comfortable and well equipped. Ideal for an extended family or group of friends.  Nicky came in and cooked for us on New Year’s Eve and was excellent. Bonner party

What a beautiful home to stay for a holiday. Very comfortable and wonderful location in a lovely county. Sunshine everyday – have to return again. Adams

A wonderful week. Best house we’ve stayed in. You’ve put a lot of thought into creating a great holiday location. Thank you. Charlesworth family

We had an amazing week down here! So much to do in the Bude area and sunny every day! House is perfect, you obviously spent a huge amount of time creating the perfect holiday home! Thank you! Sally and Peter.

Superb house, really well equipped and beautifully decorated. Really great to have so much space for the children to spread out in. Great location, walked to all the beaches and out for dinner in the evening. Recommend Life’s a Beach fish restaurant at night. Thanks to Nick Compton for a great service too! Robinson family

Beautiful house clean, comfortable and stylish. Lovely weather, great beaches, great surfing. Thank you Down House! Rateffs

We were the first people in this amazing house in 2013. Loved it then – love it now. Perfection. Jacq Emkes

Here we are again a year later, ages ranging from 84 years to 7 weeks – yet again a truly lovely holiday. Nick, you even arranged the weather for us. Thank you yet again for a lovely, clean house and than you Nick for organising all of it for us. O’Connor family

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read and all the friends I want to see."

John Burroughs

Down House is an imposing and elegant residence situated with views over the golf course and within a few minutes’ walk of the fabulous beach at Crooklets Bay and also the centre of Bude which has an excellent array of restaurants and shops. Noted for its charm, Bude is a terrific centre to base your holiday and offers fine dining, a host of sports activities along with the hugely popular surfing. Local beaches are all easily accessible from the house and a holiday here will leave you feeling chilled and relaxed.

Down House offers five lovely bedrooms and five bath/shower rooms and the whole has been exquisitely renovated and furnished to the highest standards. The king size and double bedrooms are both ensuite and there is a double bedroom on the ground floor with a shower room adjacent. This is ideal for anyone who has any walking or mobility difficulties and all the living areas are also on the ground floor meaning no steps or stairs. A further super king bedroom upstairs has far reaching views over the golf course and there is a terrific four bedded bunk room ideal for children. The family bathroom has a cast iron roll topped bath as well as a shower and there is a full wet room with two showers on the ground floor – perfect for rinsing off after a day at the beach or a good surf.

The Mark Wilkinson kitchen boasts a Rangemaster oven and all modern amenities with granite worktops making cooking an absolute joy. This leads to the open plan Orangery that invites relaxation and is perfect for dining and spending hours chatting – perfect for those long, warm and friendly evenings that remain in the memory for so long. Should the evenings chill a little you can light the woodburning stove which swivels to give either a glorious glow over the dining table or the comfy seating area – once you have slumped in the deep and well cushioned sofas you will not want to move! A small children’s den will keep them out of your hair and with a completely separate sitting room, again with a woodburning stove, there is masses of space for everyone to spread out and do their own thing.

Four televisions, two DVD players, Wi-Fi, Sky and an I-Pod docking station give plenty of scope for entertainment and the garden is well equipped with tables and chairs and barbeque and catches the evening sun.

Down House is a stunning property in all senses. Perfect for large family gatherings and for friends wishing to get together and celebrate special occasions.  A lovely house that creates a very special holiday home and one that is highly recommended.


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"Hi Nick Thanks for recommending Hot Dog we did buy a wet suit there . Just wanted to say what a great holiday we had , not sure where to start. Thanks so much for the Prosecco and the very good welcome pack including some milk was brilliant . We just loved the house the first floor balcony with views of the ocean and the sunset was amazing. The location could not have been better it really was just minutes to the beach. The house was beautiful and the attention to detail was fantastic not sure what we liked best ,clothes lines in the garden and garage for hanging up the wetsuits ,the children were in love with the ice dispenser ,comfortable beds and blackout blinds but the most luxurious touch was the outdoor shower. Please let us know what the cost would be for the week of 9th July 2016 as we are already thinking about next years holiday . Do hope we may catch your singing then as got caught up in the Tennis final on the TV this year. Best Wishes Susan"

Susan Whitehead stayed at Croft House