Location: Marhamchurch Bude, EX23 0EN, Cornwall, England
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"Fantastic place for our first family holiday with our baby…"
I have recently returned from a fantastic holiday at Court Farm with my husband and 7 month old daughter – it was our first family holiday and was thankfully a great success! A lot of that was due to choosing such a family-friendly place to stay – Vicky and Kevin, who run Court Farm have honestly gone out of their way to think of ways to make holidays with little ones much easier. One of the key reasons we chose it was the indoor swimming pool as we did not fancy being stuck inside with nothing to do if we lost the weather lottery. We were lucky and it was sunny almost every day but we still made good use of the pool as it was so warm and such a relaxing thing to do with our baby who loves the water! The cottage we stayed in was one of the traditional ones (sadly our budget did not stretch to one with a hot tub!) and was really thoughtfully kitted out. The master bedroom had a supremely comfortable bed and there were very comfortable sofas downstairs – these were much appreciated by my husband and I who have never been so knackered on a holiday before! The kitchen had everything you could need including a dishwasher and washing machine, boring practical things but things that saved us a lot of effort and stress on our holiday. There are some lovely animals and guests can help feed them every day as well as a fantastic indoor playroom and outdoor playground so older children have lots to do whatever the weather. The area is also perfect as there are lots of places to visit and things to do really nearby including lots of beautiful beaches. We really enjoyed being able to walk into Bude along the canal and it felt really relaxing not to have to get in the car after our long journey down to Cornwall. We will definitely be back and can recommend Court Farm to any families looking for a friendly, easy place to have a relaxing self-catering family holiday.Read moreLess
"Fantastic place for children…"
We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Court Farm; living in Cornwall, its still lovely to get away from it all from time to time and Court Farm offers a good value option (especially when compared to 'child friendly' hotels in the area.
We rented one of the two bedroom barns, Shippen, which would have been ideal for a family of 5 and were spoilt for space with just the three of us.
The bedroom came fully kitted out with a cot for our little one and they included everything you could need for children; stair gates, high chairs, toy boxes and even a non slip bath mat. They have clearly thought carefully about how to cater for children and have put time and care in to providing for families.
The facilities are great. Highlights are the animals (goats, pigs, chickens and an alpaca to name a few) which are very friendly and fun to meet and the indoor swimming pool which has an option to be outdoors in good weather. Ideal for swimming all year round. There was plenty to do outside and inside, with games rooms and outdoor play areas galore.
The location is great for local attractions and there's plenty to do come rain or shine. We also took up the option for Rosie to come and do a yoga session with us in the house - I couldn't recommend this highly enough. Rosie is FABULOUS and totally catered for our different needs, making it a really worthwhile session. And when baby woke up, she was able to make sure he was included too!
Well worth a visit here, particularly off season as its great value and so easy for families.Read moreLess
"Perfect holiday for young kids…"
Have just got back from a week at Court Farm, staying in the Mulberry Cottage.
The cottage itself is fantastic: clean, well-decorated, loads of room. Highly recommend anyone staying onsite to choose this particular cottage, which comes with hot-tub included.
Court Farm has lots for young kids to do (ours are 2 and 4): indoor pool, outdoor/indoor play area, tennis courts, animal feeding. You could easily spend your days away on site.
We also found Bude itself - which is only under 2 miles away - to be a beautiful place to visit. Loads to explore in the nearby area; the most we travelled in the car during the whole week was 16 miles (to the Milky Way theme park - something else we'd highly recommend).
Court Farm's owner, Kevin, was easily approachable and organised morning animal feeds for the kids, as well as marshmallow-toasting in the evening.
We couldn't recommend this holiday more for families with young kids.Read moreLess
"Best Family Holiday Ever!!…"
Stayed in The Parlour-clean,well equipped family accomadation. The site has a pool, play area and animals. It is an ideal base for the local tourist attractions. Overall I would highly recommend Court Farm and its surrounding areas.Read moreLess
"Excellent for toddlers…"
We loved Court Farm. Visiting and feeding the animals in the morning was great fun for our 19 month old. The beach was nearby. Plenty to do and see. And when it was raining the indoor pool at the farm was a great retreat. The catering service was awesome, after a long drive on our first day we found a home made tagine and fruit crumble waiting for us when we arrived. Not sure what these guys could do better...maybe more sunshine!Read moreLess
"Fantastic Holiday for Young Families…"
We have just returned from a fabulous week in Court Farm Holidays Wheelwright Cottage and I felt the need to share this gem! The cottage itself was beautifully kept with really good quality furnishing (including blackout blinds and stairgates). The cottages are in a lovely village, but only 5 minutes drive to Bude centre and less to the nearest Supermarket.
In addition they have shared access to large play area with plenty of outside toys (including a covered section for rainy days), a swimming pool and some animals (pigs, chickens and alpacas) that the children can go and feed (and collect eggs for breakfast). Babysitting, catering, massage services can all be booked and many useful items (monitors, buggies, wetsuits etc) are available for hire.Read moreLess
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"AMAZING place for a family holoday…"
We recently stayed here with our 3 yr old and 18 month old. it was our first holiday as a family of 4. Booked it after reading all the positive reviews on here and we were not disappointed. I echo the comments others have made; swimming pool is grea, accommodation is of a very high standard, the outside play area is great. Having spa treatments on site is a good extra. I am VERY fussy about cleanliness and this was one of fe places I have visited that I havn't wanted to clean on arrival! It was immaculate. Our children loved the outside space and played out there happily for hours giving me and DH some time to relax ( while watching them of course!). We will be back, this isn't a cheap holiday but it is a good one. Happy children = happy parents and out children can't wait to go back.Read moreLess
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"Great family-friendly place to stay…"
We stayed in one of the cottages which looked exactly as depicted on the website (unusual for alot of holiday sites). I should not have bothered with the supermarket delivery as initial supplies of essentials were provided e.g. supplies of dishwasher tablets,washing-up liquid.
The children have something to do each morning with the animal feeding and egg collecting and each evening with the indoor heated swimming pool.
I was at first a little disappointed to find our cottage was close to the local pub, however, we ate there three times in a week and apart from families eating it was exceptionally quiet and no noise at all was heard.
I would recommend hiring lots of extra towels for all the swimming and taking 50ps for the tumble drier.Read moreLess
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"Very child friendly, lovely accommodation and the heated swimming pool…"
Very child friendly, lovely accommodation and the heated swimming pool was brilliant. The play area is large and well equipped. Animal feeding is quite limited but my little ones loved it anyway! RecommendedRead moreLess
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"Another fabulous week at Court Farm...it really is the most…"
Another fabulous week at Court Farm...it really is the most fantastic place for young families. The playground, indoor pool and animal feeding kept our 2 girls, 6 and 4 completely entertained which meant a very restful holiday for us. We stayed in the 2 bed barn conversion, Parlour which has incredibly comfortable beds, is very tastefully decorated and has everything you need. The pub opposite does fantastic food and is really welcoming. The local area is beautiful and we spent hours messing around on various beaches. The owners are great hosts, and nothing seems too much trouble. We will definitely be booking again.Read moreLess
"We've just returned from a wonderful week staying at Court…"
We've just returned from a wonderful week staying at Court Farm.
We stayed in the Hayloft and the accommodation was perfect for our needs.
We have a 4 year old and a 2 year old and having a booster seat, bed guard, children's cutlery, plates, cups, toys, books & dvds all provided helped for easy packing.
We new if the children had a great holiday then so would we and that is exactly what happened.
Our children loved the play area with all the sit on toys, trampoline and swings. We all loved the swimming pool and the real highlight of the week was being able to feed the animals.
Our accommodation was clean, tidy and well laid out as was Court Farm.
We were warmly welcomed by the owners and felt looked after all holiday.
We also both had a lovely massage with Vicky which was a real treat!
If you are looking for a relaxing, child friendly holiday then this is the place, we can't wait to go back!Read moreLess
"A great house and location for a large family gathering.…"
A great house and location for a large family gathering. Lovely rooms and kitchen/diner. We had a relaxing and fun weekend celebrating my mother-in-law's 80th birthday earlier in October. There is a 10-15 minute walk straight from the farmhouse to a lovely unspoilt beach just outside Bude. A few of the more rugged types even braved the sea (for a few minutes)! We also arranged for a local outside caterer, recommended by Court Farm Holidays, to prepare a special diner for 15 in the house to mark our celebration, which was excellent.Read moreLess