In some aspects, Devon and Cornwall are very alike, they both have stunning coasts and big wide open spaces with fantastic scenery. There are a few differences though and we have put together a short list of fun facts.  

  1. There’s always been a big debate about the order you layer your scones. In Cornwall people tend to spread jam before their cream, whereas people in Devon tend to add cream before their jam
  2. Pasties in Cornwall are flat and D shaped and are crimped on the side, whereas Devon pasties are oval shaped and are crimped along the top
  3. Cornwall is technically a Duchy and not a County, whereas Devon is the oldest county in England.

If you have been looking at Devon or Cornwall for your next break, then Bude, which sits on the Devon boarder has everything you would need for a fantastic family holiday and gives you the perfect opportunity to explore both.

If you enjoy relaxing days on a sandy beach or stretching your legs on strolls along a beautiful coast, then a Bude holiday could be for you. You could even indulge by sampling the delicious, locally caught seafood in some of the top rated restaurants for seafood in Bude.

A Bude holiday will provide lots of family fun and offers a great base to explore the natural landscapes of both Devon and Cornwall. Heading north of Bude you can visit the stunning scenery and countryside that North Devon has to offer, including fantastic days out at Croyde, Clovelly or even a boat trip to Lundy Island. You can view our top 5 picks of the things to see and do in North Devon here.

Alternatively, you could explore South of Bude to see the beautiful coastal locations in North Cornwall, including Port Isaac, Padstow or Tintagel Castle. To find out more of what there is to see and do in North Cornwall, look here. With so much choice and local places to see, Bude is an ideal place to holiday in the South West.

If you want to take the best from both counties then why not stay right on the border at Glebe House Cottages? We offer luxury dog friendly cottages that are perfect for families and large groups.

There’s a huge amount here on site to keep everyone entertained, including a heated outdoor swimming pool. This year we increased the temperature of our pool up to 30 degrees, which has been a huge hit with our guests. We also have a recently resurfaced tennis court, formal gardens and plenty more.

New for this year, we held our first ever beer festival, with local ales and ciders, children’s entertainment and live bands and we are looking forward to hosting a second festival in 2019! 

So if you are considering a Bude holiday to explore two beautiful counties, while returning at the end of the day to relax in luxury accommodation, please view our Bude holiday cottages here. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about the surrounding areas, as our friendly team will be happy to help.