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The Old Steam Laundry
Bude canal, The Old Laundry in the distance
Kitchen/dining room
Kitchen
Sitting room with French doors to patio/balcony
Main bedroom
Deck and boat
Deck and rowing Boat
Our boat and kayaks
Our Two Kayaks
Secluded rear patio balcony
Feeding the ducks on Bude canal
Summerleaze beach
Summerleaze Beach
Bude Canal looking towards the sea
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3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Bude, Bude-Stratton, Cornwall, England

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“WOW! is the word, that's why we and lots of other families keep coming back again and again!”
Reviewed May 16, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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This really is one of the nicest rental properties in the area with all the comforts of being at home, the fun of the seaside and the delights of the canal and the nature reserve.

The house has everything you need for a great holiday, with comfortable bedrooms, lots of indoor and outdoor activities, several comfortable seating areas, nice decor and an unbeatable location. The property is kept spotlessly clean and we can always turn up with the house ready to go for the start of our holiday. The large kitchen/diner is perfect for family dinners but there are several good restaurants and pubs nearby (the Brendon Arms, is a particular favourite) if you don't feel like cooking. There are loads of others catering for all types of tastes. The private deck right next to the canal is great for breakfast in the sunshine or for lunch and for feeding the ducks and swans with your crusts :) We've always loved taking a boat load of us up and down the canal in the house's own rowing boat and the recent addition of the kayaks has been an absolute hit with the kids. A great game to play with any eager rowers is to take a nice walk along the canal and then phone them and get them to come and ferry you across the other side.

Bude itself is a delightful seaside town, with great sandy beaches, loads of seaside and country walks, great restaurants, and a full selection of shops: from the little independent ones run by locals and some of the nicer chains. We've often picked up a few bits of clothing from the shops in the town. Pengenna Pasties in the centre is an absolute must for all us lovers of the traditional Cornish Pasty :)

WiFi is essential for everyone with their phones and gadgets and that's recently been upgraded and you can connect all over the house and outside on the decking.

We've stayed here lots over the years and it's particularly nice to see how the owners are constantly adding facilities and features and improving the property: a particular pleasure has been using the secluded terrace at the back of the house, which catches the sun in the afternoon and is perfect for catching up with a good book and a nice cup of tea. The completely refurbished bathroom is also great, more like a five-star hotel than a holiday let! We like it so much we usually make our next booking before we've even left and I know some regulars book up to a year in advance!

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Liked best: The location is perfect, really close to town, restaurants, beaches and activities and the canal side location is heavenly
Liked least: Having to leave :(
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 22, 2014 for a stay in July 2013

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Liked best: The character of the property
Traveling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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