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  • £1495  to  £3495

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  • £195 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Star Rating

    4 Star

About The Folly

The Folly is a gorgeous cottage in a peacefully rural location within easy reach of Bude, Widemouth Bay and other beautiful beaches on Cornwall's north coast. It is one of six stunning self-catering cottages on the Hele Barton Estate, but completely self-contained with no nearby neighbours. Boasting a private garden of a third of an acre, a fire-pit and an outdoor hot tub, along with access to the estate's coarse fishing lakes. The three-bedroom cottage sleeps up to five people and is perfect for families and friends.

North Cornwall is a fantastic place to get away and enjoy the outdoors.  Walking and cycling are popular all year round, especially with the breathtaking South West Coast Path giving easy access to panoramic views over the Atlantic. The north Cornish coast has a mix of sheltered harbours, vast beaches and rocky coves, so there is something for everyone, and watching the sunset over the ocean is a memory you'll hold close forever.

The Folly's rural position gives guests direct access to lovely walks through woodland and pastures where you may spot badgers and deer at sunset. The three coarse fishing ponds on the owner's estate are stocked with carp and tench and open from dusk until dawn 365 days a year, which makes the cottage perfect for keen anglers and an ideal spot to get away from it all. The estate's grounds are available for guests to use so pack a picnic and find a shady tree for the perfect day out.

The Folly is private and self-contained. The other cottages on Hele Barton Estate sleep between two and eight guests and are perfect for friends or extended family looking to holiday together - please see the owner's website for details.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Chapman joined Independent Cottages in March 2024

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Hot Tub
  • Open Fire
  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Eco / Green
  • Off Grid / Remote
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (Cornwall)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Folly is a charming period cottage in a private setting that is not overlooked. It has recently been refurbished and offers accommodation over two levels.


  • There's nowhere better to relax on a chilly winter's night than stretched out on one of the leather sofas in front of the wood burner in the living room. Windows overlook the garden and there's a Smart TV.
  • Cosy home office/ reading room with armchair and desk.  
  • Fitted kitchen with high-quality appliances, granite worktops and a window seat. The owners have ensured the cupboards are stocked with cooking utensils and plenty of crockery and cutlery.
  • Shower room with a WC and a handbasin.


  • Master bedroom with a super-kingsized (6ft-wide) bed, bedside tables and reading lights.
  • Double bedroom with a kingsize bed.
  • Third room with a single bed 
  • Quirky Family bathroom with bath, WC and handbasin.

Outside: The Folly sits in a third of an acre of garden, much of which is level lawn that is perfect for running around and playing ball games. There is a fire-pit with granite roller seating, and an outdoor hot tub with the most amazing views - relax and watch the sunset over the Atlantic before star gazing. Plenty of off-street parking.

Additional information:  Beds will be made up for your arrival. All bed linen and cottage towels are provided. No smoking inside cottages. Please note that the ponds and lake are deep and unfenced.  The hot tub in the garden is unfenced.  Central heating throughout. Up to four well-behaved dogs are welcome. Please note we do not supply cots for infants.  This is a quirky, 300 year old cottage and as such, some of the doors and ceilings are lower than modern builds.  There are internal steps and as such it may not be suitable for those with reduced mobility.

Star Rating: 4 Star Gold

The Folly Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (1 Superking, 1 King, 1 Single)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1288 341847 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Children must be supervised when around / using the hot tub.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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The Folly 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 11th June 2024