Mineshop is a perfect holiday getaway for everyone; children relish the freedom that our woodland, fields and stream have to offer, making it the perfect family break. Whilst couples enjoy the amazing scenery, walks and tranquillity, which make it the ideal romantic escape.
Situated in a spectacular part of North Cornwall, Mineshop is the perfect base for exploring all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer. Cornwall with its mild climate, narrow country lanes, stunning scenery and immaculate beaches make Mineshop the perfect holiday destination at any time of the year.
Enjoy a perfect summers afternoon, sitting on the balcony in the sun with a glass of Pimms. Or perhaps an evening barbeque on the beach whilst watching the children build sandcastles and play in the rock pools while you enjoy watching the sunset with a glass of wine and some toasted marshmallows.
The best way to begin your holiday in Mineshop is with a complimentary, homemade Cornish Cream Tea (with homemade scones, homemade Jam and Cornish Clotted Cream), which will be awaiting you on arrival, so just arrive, relax and enjoy!
Dogs are more than welcome in all of our properties and have unrestricted use of our fields and woodland. Other pets are welcome by prior arrangement.
Please note we do make a charge of £20 per pet per week.
Mutley is our dog, he is fantastic with children, and loves attention!
He now has his own facebook page!
We welcome our guests to join us with feeding the chickens daily and collecting their eggs for your breakfast. We also have five pigs who love attention.
For something a little different, we have now got a colony of Bees, and we have an extra bee suit so if you would like to have a look inside the hive please feel free to ask us about this possibility.
Mineshop with its valley location has a great deal of wildlife such as: Badgers which can often be seen from our cottages, and on request we are always happy to take you on a walk to show you where their sets are, if you're keen and very patient you can see them coming out of their sets for their evening feed.
Deer, Fox, Otters, and Rabbits have also been seen in Mineshop. Please follow us on YouTube to see videos of wildlife from our valley.
There are many different species of birds residing in our valley, including the Peregrine Falcon, Buzzards and many different species of Owls etc. The birdsong in the morning and evening is amazing.
Crackington Haven is located in a Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it has an amazing beach designated to be a Site of Special Scientific Interest, which children can safely enjoy. At low tide there are many rock pools which are home to crabs, fish and starfish. The sand is perfect for seeing who can make the biggest sand castle, or the dig deepest hole! The beach is life-guarded during the summer holidays.
There are many more secluded beaches in the area and we are always more than happy to point them out to you.
From Mineshop it is an easy one mile walk through the fields and woodland footpath to the beach at Crackington Haven. If you're a fan of Geocaching, there are many in the area (one on the walk to the beach!). It is possible to take a pushchair along the footpath to the beach, please talk to us about this when you arrive.
North Cornwall is renowned for its amazing surf breaks which are perfect for every ability. Boards and wetsuits can be hired on site. We are always happy to store your surfboards, and equipment for you.
We have about half a mile of stream, which is perfect for children to try their hand at fishing for trout, they are only small but it's really good fun. Rock-pooling for crabs and gobi's at the beach is an exciting experience for everyone. Fishing from the shore at Crackington Haven can be very productive with sea bass being caught regularly.
Our location lends itself to mountain biking, we are happy to suggest routes, and can store bikes and equipment on request.
There are countless walks in the area which take in the amazing scenery that North Cornwall has to offer, we are always willing to point you in the right direction and suggest good walks for all abilities.
Although we try to keep the majority of our fields as wild as possible so that the wild flowers can grow, we do mow a large area of grass, thus it is always possible to play football, rounders, cricket or any other games that you would like to. If you need a few more people to make up team numbers, let us know and we may well join in!
Please note that Mobile Signal (TMobile and Orange seem to be the best performing in the area) is rather sporadic in Mineshop, we are always happy to take messages for you.
Free Wi-Fi and Electricity in all Cottages with the exception of Rostowan which has no internet connection in the cottage
Mineshop Holiday Cottages,
Bude, North Cornwall
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