What a summer 2018 has been! The copious sunshine and long dry days have brought many new visitors to Bude, making it the busiest season ever! And no wonder when you can enjoy fabulous beaches, warms seas, quality restaurants and lots of things to do in and around the north Cornwall coast.
The good news is that Bude in September gets even better! All the same great experiences, just fewer people!
Bude in north Cornwall has so much to offer at any time of the year, but especially so in September when the sunsets can be spectacular and the “hubbub” of the main school holiday weeks has subsided. The sea is at its warmest now – especially this year, following the long, hot summer – it feels even warmer than it would normally at the end of the summer.
Many guests have been taking advantage of the warm sunny weather to avoid using their cars during their stay and to walk more. Setting off from Broomhill Manor on the bridle paths and private lanes of the estate, you can head north (15 mins) to The Preston Gate in Poughill, south to The Tree Inn in Stratton (20 mins), or head west to the beaches, coastal path, Sea Pool or Bude town (25 mins). Many guests have commented that they love that you can get to many places on foot – even the local Morrisons!
The last couple of weeks have seen some well-needed rainfall which has turned the main lawn back from a parched, prickly brown patch to a vibrant, green lawn of lush, springy grass. Maybe it’s the contrast from the way it has looked all summer, but the green colour now really does look brighter than I remember!
The BBQs have worked overtime this year and the outdoor pool has brought many hours of fun for young and old alike!
If you are in no rush to see the summer come to an end, perhaps it’s a good time to arrange a late summer or autumn break – there are many reasons to do so – not least to take advantage of great value prices!
The beaches are quieter, there’s a good chance you will get a table in your favourite restaurant at a time that suits you, and if a whole week is not feasible, you can take a short break (minimum 3 nights). And as the evenings get a little chilly, you will be glad to know that some of our cottages have new hot-tubs or wood burners to make those late summer evenings even more special!
There are so many plus sides to visiting out of season – not least that the Budelicious Foodie Fortnight runs from September 15th to 29th, with lots of “foodie” reasons to visit!
Here’s a few more:
The local beaches are REALLY quiet – ideal for a gentle stroll along the shore or a more exhilarating walk on the South West Coast Path
The sunsets are stunning – grab some local fish and chips and sit on the beach to watch the rainbow colours as the sun sets against a backdrop of a vivid blue sea!
Your favourite restaurants are easier to get into – Bude has become established as a foody destination having access to wonderful fresh ingredients and artisan producers.
You don’t have to queue for anything, the roads are clear and you will not have to spend ages trying to find somewhere to park!
And of course, accommodation is great value out of season which means you can treat yourself to that extra bit of luxury! Why not go for a cottage with a hot-tub or indulge in a spa treatment or chef-prepared meal while you are here?
All the facilities are available – including heated indoor pool and outdoor pools (outdoor pool open till mid-late September – subject to popularity!), horse riding, tennis court, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna, bar and snooker room, Under 6’s playroom, table tennis, pool and table football.