On the first weekend in December Joanne and I took a short 3 night break in the outskirts of Bude, North Cornwall. We stayed in a beautiful farm cottage that was part of a small group of cottages converted from farm buildings. Only a mile from Sandymouth Bay and very dog friendly, they are an ideal retreat.
We love the beach and were not disappointed by our first "winter" visit to North Cornwall. We had to wrap up warm but in return we had various beaches to ourselves. Much like being the first person to leave footprints in fresh snow, it was fun to look back and see only our prints on the sand.
Max and Jessie had an amazing time, although Max was not to keen on getting wet
Jessie however is a real water babe !
When not on the beach we took a trip to Tintagel Castle and enjoyed a warming bowl of home made soup in the English Heritage cafe (dog friendly) We also visited the fishing village of Port Issac which is probably more famous now as the film set for TV's "Doc Martin" than it is for fish.
As the daylight hours were short we spent the evening relaxing watching TV and enjoying Max and Jessie's new pastime of eating out at local dog friendly Pubs.
Above the dogs relaxing after dinner in front of the London Inn's log fire
Below hoping for a chip, under the table at the Kings Arms
To say both these pubs were dog friendly is an understatement. They are more than welcoming and served excellent home cooked food, at good prices for big meals.
Both pubs also handed out generous amounts of dog biscuits, Gravy bones being a favourite of Jessie
All in all we had an excellent 4 days to relax, play and recharge, cant wait to go again !
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