7 The Drive, Kilkhampton, Bude
Chalet | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
7 The Drive is a privately owned, self-catering holiday bungalow which has been refurbished to the highest standard. It has all the comforts of a modern home, sleeping four people in two bedrooms (one double, one twin), there is a fully equipped kitchen with an oven/grill, hob, microwave and fridge. The lounge/diner has a table and four chairs, comfortable leather sofas, flat screen TV with DVD/CD player and Freeview, a speaker station for your IPOD and a highchair. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower. There is a south facing patio area to the front of the bungalow with garden furniture and a BBQ.
The bungalow is situated near the spectacular North Cornwall coastline which is renowned for its beautiful beaches, surfing, breath-taking walks and National Trust areas. It is ideally situated to explore both Cornwall and Devon.
Kevin and Jane would love to welcome you to Cornwall!
Bed linen is provided and beds are made up for your arrival. Bath mat, tea towels, oven gloves, books and games are also provided. Our Welcome Pack, guide books and maps have lots of useful information to help you plan your holiday. The bungalow has electric heaters. Electricity is provided via meter cards which are available to purchase at the Manor House.
On site, Penstowe Manor has bars, a restaurant and a cabaret suite. Entertainment and children's clubs are free. Free Wi-Fi. Temporary membership can be purchased for Gym Ape and the Sports and Leisure Club which has an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, tennis, squash and badminton courts, indoor bowls rinks and pool tables. Beauty treatments and massages are also available.
The Stables Inn has a bar, restaurant, live music some weekends, free outdoor swimming pool and children's pool, games room and launderette.
Facility Dates - 2014
•Outdoor pool: May 24 - Sept 6 (This facility is free and accessed via the Stables Inn games room)
•Restaurant: Mar 24 - Oct 31
•Launderette: May 24 - Oct 1
•Entertainment: Mar 24 - Oct 31
•Children's Entertainment: April 7 - 25, May 24 - 30, July 26 - Aug 29, Oct 25 - Oct 31
All other facilities available for all dates
This information has been provided to us in good faith by Penstowe management but they reserve the right to adapt the program/events accordingly.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Sandymouth 5 km|
|Nearest Amenities||1 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Bodmin/Barnstaple/Exeter (Depending on line) 90 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Cooker, Microwave, Fridge|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, BBQ|
Sorry no Pets
No Smoking in the bungalow.
The West Country region
Bude is internationally famous for surfing, and the area also offers excellent opportunities for golfing, horse riding and fishing. The nearest beach is at Sandymouth, three miles away.
Our bungalow is situated close to the National Trust's South West Coastal Path, and offers access to many spectacular bays, beaches and coves.
Kilkhampton village is full of Cornish character and only a few minutes walk from the chalet. It has a Post Office, a couple of pubs, two convenience stores, fish and chip shop, Pizza take-away/restaurant. Larger supermarkets are found in Bude, the nearest being Morrisons which is on the road into Bude from the Atlantic Highway (A39). Sainsburys and The Co-op are fjound in the town centre.
There are sandy beaches at Bude and Widemouth Bay along the coast. Bude is renowned for surfing and there are surf schools in the town for lessons and the hire of equipment. Bude has a bowling alley and a swimming pool with a flume and wave making machine.
Other places to visit close by:
Summerleaze and Crooklets beachs at Bude , Sandymouth and Widemouth Bay. (All have Life Guards during the summer season).
Boscastle Harbour and Fishing Village
Bude Jazz Festival
Cycle Hire in Bude
Milky Way Adventure Park, Clovelly
Coastal Footpaths and National Trust land
Bude Golf Course and Holsworthy Golf Course
Tennis Courts in Bude
The Big Sheep, Bideford
The Eden Project, St Austell
Tarka Trail - Cycling
King Arthur's Castle, Tintagel
Port Isaac (Home of Doc Martin)
Tamar Lakes - Watersports
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1 Dec 2013
After reading the mixed reviews on Trip Advisor we decided we would visit Penstowe with an open mind. We booked our chalet, no; 7 The Drive, through the 'Owners Direct' website. We were extr… More
30 Nov 2013
"Great Value for money & great base to explore North Cornwall"
The chalet was great value for money, compact but clean and had all the essentials needed for a comfortable week away. The site was clean and facilities in the main house appeared to be good however w… More
25 Nov 2013
"Lovely chalet, home from home"
We stayed for 5 days in lovely sunny August! The chalet is set up a hill away from the road so very peaceful. There are several steps up to the chalet and several more to gain access into the chalet … More
25 Nov 2013
"Beautifully appointed chalet in lovely location"
Family holiday - our first in the Bude area. We had a very comfortable stay and enjoyed exploring the area and doing the necessary tourist things. Surprised at how accessible everywhere was despite it… More
10 Jun 2013
"Perfect holiday, lovely chalet, everything we could have wanted!"
When we arrived, the chalet was in a cute location and had everything we wanted. It was very homely and beautifully decorated with lovely accessories making it the perfect place for a holiday. The location was great, a small drive away from beaches and shops and pleasant walks. We visited the Eden project which is just over an hours drive, Bude (which has some lovely shops), summerlease beach and sandymouth beach, Tintagel (stunning place for walks), and Boscastle which is a cute place to drive through. The chalet was spotless and very tidy and had everything we expected. There were many maps and things to read in the chalet that helped us decide where to visit which came in useful when we got stuck in planning our day. The manor is just round the corner which has a sports bit which we didn't use and other bits there, and also has a bar and you can buy the electric cards from there too. Everyone there was really friendly helping us out finding somewhere to eat as we didn't realise the shops would be shut at 8-9pm. There is a lovely chinese just up the road (small drive away) which is great if you get there late and nowhere else is open nearby. In Bude there is a handy morrisons which is open till 9pm which came in handy for buying food. The weather was perfect, making this holiday one to remember, just wish I could have stayed longer in this lovely chalet and to have seen more of Cornwall and Devon. Would definitely recommend and hoping to go back again in the future ! Thank you !
5 Jun 2013
"Everything we needed - home from home"
The chalet was well appointed and clean, with many homely touches.
We had already read that there were no bedside lamps, so had gone prepared.
We did need help with inserting the electricity card - we were being too genteel in our approach!
Plenty of places to visit nearby and good walks.
10 Nov 2012
"Clean, fresh, comfortable accommodation, with every kitchen utensil you might need."
We had a great time in the chalet in Oct, although some of the mornings were a bit cool, when the heaters with timers came in very handy. The accommodation was clean and fresh and very relaxing. The shower was great plenty of room. The only small thing we missed was bedside lamps as we all like reading in bed.
16 Aug 2012
"A pleasant, clean and convenient base for a holiday"
We did several walks along the coastal paths including one to Clovelly and one from the nearby Sandymouth along to Bude. Also visited Rosemoor Gardens over the border in Devon, a RHS garden which I would rate as possibly the best garden I have seen.
The chalet is bright and well decorated with a bit of character. It is also well equipped with good cooker as well as microwave. The shower is a lot larger than you usually get on holiday being about 4ft wide. Our week was pretty dull and cool so we needed some heating in the lounge and we found the heater was excellent. All the equipment looked virtually new.
We walked the half mile into Kilkhampton village both to the convenience stores for provisions and to have a meals in the two pubs. Both meals were good. Our food at the London Inn was better cooked than the New Inn, but the latter had the better atmosphere. We also had fish and chips from the shop in the village. The church is quite interesting too.
The chalet is in a quiet location less than 100 metres from the Stables Bar & Grill where we had a reasonable meal, but the TVs were a bit of a distraction. About 200 metres away is Penstowe Manor where there is food, activities and entertainment.
Infirm people ought to be aware that there is quite a slope from the car park to the chalet.
17 Jul 2012
"enjoyed my stay"
stayed at 7 the drive apartment and found it comfortable and clean. park facilities good nice resturaunt and bar.weather was not good but will go back again
9 May 2012
"A brilliant place to stay"
Our stay at 7 The Drive was first class and was more than we expected. Very clean and tidy and everything you need for your stay. The staff at the Manor House were very helpful and had all the information we needed on most things. The area being quiet in parkland but with all the amenities near by. Plenty of shops in the village for your supply's so no need to take lots with you, including a pub and a chippy. Supermarkets in Bude only four miles away and things to do and see there as well. You can get to most parts of Cornwall in the day so there is plenty to do and see for everyone. Nothing to complain about in any way we had a brilliant stay. I would recommend the place and area to everyone.
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