Our two spring fed lakes offer not only a tranquil setting but are a haven for wildlife. The kingfisher visits most days, as do the herons and moorhens. Listen out for the woodpecker, and try to spot the jay. On the land it’s not unusual to see rabbits, stoats and foxes. The bankside below the cabins is home to water voles which are often seen dipping in and out of the water. When the wind drops, dragonflies of all shapes and sizes gather over the water creating a sea of electric blue.
To achieve this eco-balance unfortunately dogs are not allowed, even the most well behaved.
The lakes are stocked with Mirror and Common Carp, Green Tench, Crucian and Leather Carp, and we offer fishing exclusively to guests using the cabins.
Getting into Bude
We’re located close to Bude town centre, less than a 5-minute drive. You can walk into Bude using the canal footpath, which is a 15-minute stroll. You can also travel on the canal by canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board - the field behind the cabins has direct access to the canal and can be used by guests.
Cycling is another option - Summerleaze beach and Bude Lower Wharf are only a 10-minute cycle ride away using a traffic-free section of Route 3 of the National Cycle Network. This is accessed from a quiet parish road just at the entrance to Lynstone Lakes by the parking area.
Visit Bude, where Cornwall begins…
Bude offers the perfect retreat for couples. Set close to the border with Devon, Bude is large enough to keep you entertained, yet small enough to retain its Cornish charm.
Our town has twice been voted for the Best UK Coastal Resort in the British Travel Awards, making it an excellent choice for a holiday destination.
Here are just some of things that you could do:
Visit the expanses of clean, golden, sandy beaches, often backed by rugged cliffs
Enjoy Bude’s food and drink scene – from fish and chips to upscale restaurants, and traditional pubs to cocktail bars
Have some fun on Bude canal on a pedalo, rowing boat, canoe or paddle board
Walk the South West Coast Path - whether you prefer a short stroll to a stunning picnic spot or a more challenging hike, the path covers 630 miles of beautiful coastline
Get active with cycling, horse-riding, rock-climbing, abseiling, fishing, golfing and more
Visit Bude sea pool, which is cut into the rock at Summerleaze Beach providing a more relaxed dip when the sea is rougher
Get closer to nature at one of the several nature reserves in and around the area
Visit Bude Haven Recreation Park where you’ll find all manner of ball-based activities; crazy golf, pitch and putt, bowls, table tennis and squash courts
Try out surfing and watersports on Bude’s renowned coastline – there are many great surf schools here
Visit the Bude Heritage Centre at the Castle, which has an exhibition about Bude’s geology and history and free art gallery.
Use Bude as a base to explore all that Cornwall and Devon have to offer - fans of Poldark and Doc Martin won’t have to travel far to see where they are filmed
Bude Tourist Information Centre
Bude Tourist Information Centre has knowledgeable staff who can help with any local queries.