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The Cob @ Venn Farm


Excellent 5/5 Score from 2 reviews

The dining area opens onto the terrace through bi fold doors

Barn | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

The Cob is our stunning contemporary, yet family friendly conversion, designed by award winning architects. It sleeps 8 plus cots.

It is beautiful inside and out. It has two private terraces and a large grassy garden, perfect for football, al fresco breakfasts (from our own free range hens of course) or evening sundowners. The bi fold doors to the eastern terrace bring the outside in, and means kids can roam freely while in safe sight of parents.

It's interior is clean & crisp, mixed with colourful accent walls and printed wallpapers.

It also has a great log burner in the lounge and underfloor heating throughout.

The barn has a very large open plan lounge, kitchen diner equipped with all mod cons. The roomy dining table will comfortably sit 10.

There's a large central range cooker, so cooking is a very sociable occasion.

The lounge boasts 2 very large comfy sofa's with an additional armchair. Theres a flat screen TV and a Bose sound system.

Downstairs there is a double bedroom with kingsize bed an en suite shower room.

Also a separate downstairs WC.

Upstairs the barn overlooks open countryside and encourages wildlife watching.

There is a large family bathroom with complimentary REN toiletries provided, plus three additional bedrooms.

A double, with kingsize bed, a twin/double (can be arranged as either with zip and link beds), and a fun bunk room, which also has a truckle bed, so sleeps 3 comfortably.

Owners Conrad and Karen Allen, live just across the courtyard, although not overlooking, so they and their two young sons are always on hand for tips and advice, or as playmates for younger guests.

Adjacent to The Cob is the Red Barn which is also available to rent and sleeps 4 plus cot. The Red Barn has its own large private deck overlooking tree-lined fields. The wooden terrace is off the kitchen and living room and faces east so it's steeped in sunlight all morning. Stray beyond that and you'll find a fruit-festooned orchard and flower-filled meadows. Nature lovers should keep an eye or ear out for rabbits, foxes, buzzards and woodpeckers among the abundance of wildlife.

Size Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Summerleaze
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Exeter 75 km, Nearest railway: Exeter St Davids 70 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Trampoline
Access Secure parking

The West Country region

Bude plays host to some of the country's most breathtaking beaches and caters for all levels of surfers. The beaches are perfect for rock pooling and surfing alike.

Walking the south west coastal path is exhilerating.The coastline is spectacular and dramatic.

Cyclists are in good hands with the excellent Camel and Tarka trails, 32 miles of trail through Devon's and Cornwall's beautiful countryside. Pedal from Wadebridge to Padstow on the Camel trail, a flat easy ride, ideal for kids. Stop for lunch at Rick Stein's Fish & Chip Shop, for the west country's best fish and chips.

Nearby, Port Isaac is a pretty 14th century fishing village. It's narrow winding lanes are lined with old whitewashed cottages many of which are listed, leads down to the beach where you will find a great wet fish shop, some pubs, cafes and a few shops. The wonderful Fishermens Friends sing sea shanty's here most Fridays from 8pm in the summer. Do not miss.

If gardens are your thing then we have a large selection withing a short drive. The spectacular RHS Rosemoor Gardens is a 30 minute drive and the highly acclaimed Eden Project and The Lost Gardens of Heligan are easy day trips.

Further lovers are within an hours drive from the Minack, Cornwall's legendary outdoor theatre. There is also The Tate in St Ives.

For the hyper actives amongst you, adrenaline junkie's have a vast array of extreme sports and outdoor pursuits, from coasteering to abseiling.

Rainy days are well catered for with great local attractions like The Big Sheep, which is a great day out for the whole family. The Milky way is host to Devon's largest roller coaster, a massive undercover adventure play area and amazing live shows. Bude also has a great indoor pool with waves and slides. Venture a little further to The National Marine Aquarium in Plymouth. It is the first aquarium in the United Kingdom to be set up solely for the purpose of education, conservation and research. It remains one of Britain's foremost aquarium with stunning exhibits and a reputation for excellence in education.

When the hunger sets in, Bude and it's surrounding area offers a wide range of pubs cafes and restaurants.


Our favourite beach. Northcott is, at low tide, a beautiful sandy beach which can extend 3 miles to Crooklets beach at Bude. Don't leave before... sampling one of Margaret's Cream Teas (Green Caravan behind the beach)... walking up the cliff and taking in a few deep breaths at the top.

Duckpool is a romantic little cove at the end of Coombe Valley, favoured for it's little sandy beach flanked by the spectacular peak of Steeple Point. The surrounding cliffs offer stunning views of the North Cornwall and Devon coast. Duckpool offers great surfing, good rock pools and has ample parking.

Summerleaze beach is the closest beach to Bude town. It has plenty of parking and is close to all the facilities. It is ideal for families. Crooklets, Bude's other town beach often provides ideal conditions for surfers and there are regular surf and life-saving demonstrations throughout the year.

We love Widemouth beach. A vast expanse of over two miles of open sand at low tide perfect for surfers of any ability. The waves can be quite spectacular. Widemouth, fantastic for families, has excellent parking, and facilities, including surfing lessons plus a café for the obligatory ice creams. Widemouth Bay is an ideal starting point for walking the Cornish coast towards Black Rock or Upton Beach.

Sailing is available locally at Tamar Lakes and you can row or canoe along the Bude Canal.

The Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club provides a challenging links golf at it's very best.

Fishing for all attention spans.

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25 Sep 2013


"COB Stay was great"

We were an family group of 10 adults who stayed in the COB (larger house next to the red farm). The COB became our home away from home which is modern, clean and with 2 full bathrooms, an additional t… More

23 Jun 2013


"Lived up to expectations!"

Really great holiday rental - idyllic location, beautifully finished, and owners Conrad and Karen are extremely welcoming. Would definitely recommend this property.… More

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