We stayed at the coB with our nearly two year old daughter for Christmas 2013. It was absolutely perfect. The house is finished to an extremely high standard - fantastic kitchen, living room, lovely bathrooms, and bedrooms. All very clean and well cared for and toddler friendly. Conrad and Karen were very welcoming hosts - readily available to help or give advice when needed, but never invading your space. The house is truly spectacular - everything I would have in my own dream house. The care and attention to detail was great - the Christmas tree was set up and decorated for us when we arrived, some goodies for our daughter, and really thoughtful touches like Christmas cookie cutters tucked away in the cupboards so we could bake.
The weather the week we were there was pretty dreadful, heavy rain and wind almost every day (not that we were expected much different in December), but that didn't bother us in the least. The spaces inside and out were fantastic and my daughter was fully entertained with all the open spaces inside the house and the gardens outside. Karen and Conrad offered plenty of tips on places to visit, and a fantastic map of the area so we could venture out. They go the extra mile to make sure everything is perfect for their guests. For example, I sent Conrad a message as we were heading out late one morning that I couldn't get the DVD player to work, before we make it back to the house that afternoon the problem was solved with a new DVD player - to be honest if he could not have resolved the issue, it would have been fine, especially given it was just a day before Christmas, but we were impressed at how hard they work to make sure everything is perfect for their guests.
The whole property is perfect for kids and very toddler friendly (a relief after hearing some nightmare stories from friends who had rented other properties with toddlers). Stair gates and cot were provided as well as a few toys - the whole set up is just right for kids who want to roam around and explore inside and out. The kitchen set up with a big open space was perfect for when my husband and I were cooking and preparing meals as my daughter had plenty of space to play right there with us.
Overall, we had a blissfully relaxing week at the coB and I cannot wait to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Venn Farm is a beautiful and tranquil seven acre small holding four miles from Bude and the stunning north Cornwall beaches. It is nestled between two nature reserves and has an abundance of wildlife including roe deer, buzzards, woodpeckers and barn owls.We have converted two barns that we rent for holidays. The red Barn is a contemporary yet family-friendly conversion. It has a sun-flooded open-plan living space upstairs overlooking a leafy, grassy meadow. Below are two pretty bedrooms and a bathroom. It sleeps 4 plus a cot.The coB is a stunning conversion designed by award winning architects Feilden Fowles. It sleeps 9 plus cots. It overlooks open countryside, has two private patio's and a garden. These stunning contemporary yet family-friendly conversions of a former barn & milking shed are picture-perfect both inside and out. Its setting is idyllic, being on seven acre small holding just a few miles from the the coast at Bude and nestled between two nature reserves with abundant wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Venn Farm Holsworthy, Devon, UK