Whalesborough Cottages and Spa offers modern luxury set within beautiful countryside near Bude.
The Proudfoot family were dairy farmers, milking 300 cows before deciding to give up milk production to begin a 5-year development, removing all the former agricultural buildings and embarking on the construction of 21 holiday cottages, a café-bistro and a state-of-the-art leisure complex with indoor pool, gym and spa treatment rooms.
All the cottages have been awarded 5-star Gold by VisitBritain and can sleep between two and ten people, providing great flexibility for couples, families and large groups. The interiors have been lovingly designed, with luxurious touches such as underfloor heating, open plan living, granite worktops, oak doors, floor to ceiling windows and wood burners to make Whalesboorugh a true all-year-round destination for that ultimate Cornish getaway.
Surprisingly for a 5-star resort, Whalesborough offers holidays that are decidedly pooch friendly. Since the idea for a holiday development was thought of, the Proudfoots realised that Whalesborough’s 500 acres of land, situated between the Bude Canal (40 minutes’ walk into Bude), the coastal path, and the Blue Flag beach at Widemouth Bay (30 minutes walk across the farm), made the perfect place for owners of dogs to come and relax with their beloved pets.
The abundant space combined with many dog-friendly walks, beaches, pubs and restaurants nearby makes for an all round haven for dog owners and their four-legged friends! Whalesborough also provides ‘Pooch Packs’: a crate, sofa covers, waste bags and doggy treats, to help you settle your pet in, not to mention the dog washing and drying facilities.
Another rewarding feature of Whalesborough is its green credentials. Starting with a blank canvas, the family worked hard to ensure the impact on the environment was as minimal as possible, from the initial building onwards.
A wind turbine and solar panels produce the electricity, while heat and hot water are provided by a woodchip and wood pellet boiler, using local sustainable wood sources and Whalesborough’s own managed woodland.
Water is sourced from a borehole drilled deep underground whilst waste water is treated onsite and recycling is encouraged. Wildflower meadows and new woodland have been planted with a network of trails put in place for you to enjoy.
Perhaps the best thing upon arriving at Whalesborough is that you can enjoy a car-free holiday, walking or cycling to the local amenities or using the onsite facilities.
The complex has won the prestigious Michelmores Award for best Eco Project 2015, a testament to the efforts the Proudfoot family and its team have put in over the years.
In addition, the W Club, a new indoor pool and spa open to local members and guests, makes Whalesborough a fantastic choice of destination whatever the time of year. So why not make use of the sumptuous pool, jacuzzi, sauna, steamroom and state-of-the-art gym with all the latest Technogym equipment
Personal trainers are on hand to help you reach your goals, and a timetable of fitness classes means you can have great fun while staying active and keeping fit.
The Spa provides a list of treatments for the ultimate in relaxation. Along with the pool and spa lounge, the team can provide a wonderful day for that special occasion and can happily cater for parties of up to 12 people.
If luxury 5-star boutique cottages set in 500 acres of beautiful, secluded, pet-friendly countryside is what your heart desires, Whalesborough Holiday Cottages and Spa has it covered!