Barford Beach House Cornwall

Barford Beach House The South West

Chilled out party venue with amazing sea views

A true one off, Barford Beach House is a simply stunning venue for gathering friends or family and enjoying a seaside holiday. This modern house, which overlooks Wanson Mouth Beach in Cornwall, wouldn’t be out of place on Grand Designs. It is crammed with quirky and delightful details, from the copper-clad kitchen to the cosy cinema room. The private Bunker bar, hidden away below the house, has a pool table, arcade games and a great sound system for after dark fun. Five of the six light-filled bedrooms boast glorious sea views and the master bedroom, with its window wall and balcony overlooking the beach, must be the biggest and most well-appointed bedroom in Cornwall. Luxury is standard, as the dual control Aga in the kitchen and amazing William Holland bathtubs in some of the en-suites testify. Outside, there’s a covered terrace for sundowner cocktails and a wood-fired hot tub, where you can relax after a day on the beach, glass of something sparkling in hand, watching the everchanging seascape. There’s room for 12 guests at Barford Beach House with an additional four bunks that older children will love.

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In the Press

Anywhere that has a secret basement bar and a gold bathtub with a porthole overlooking the UK coastline gets my vote. Barford is a true fantasy house. Part relaxation mecca (there’s so many little nooks to relax), part party house – there’s something here for every hard to please friend or family member.

Susan Riley, Editor of Stylist

Private Chef

Whether it's a one-off special celebratory meal, or breakfast, lunch and dinner during your entire stay, we can recommend a highly trained chef to come to cook and serve from your kitchen at Barford Beach House. A wonderful way to make your experience extra special.

Sample Menu

What to expect

Barford House Living Room

The owners have tried to think about everything to make your stay at Barford Beach House just perfect. We make sure all our big houses to rent provide all the essential features to cater for a large group. Here’s a list of all the practical provisions we have at the house. If there’s anything you can’t see here but need, just ask as we’ll see what we can do.

  • Luxury organic 400 thread count Egyptian cotton bed linen, bath and swimming towels
  • Signature Tregulland & Co Rosemary, Sage & Burdock bath products
  • Wood-fired hot tub
  • Spa with a cooling shower but also a cold bucket drop (if you're brave enough) and sauna (6 person) with a stunning view
  • Cosy cinema room with drop down screen and 4HD projector. Netflix and a selection of DVDs are provided
  • 'Bunker Bar', underground super-cool bar with pool table and an arcade games machine (with over 700 retro games)!
  • Glorious gardens overlooking the stunning Wanson Mouth Beach with plenty of flat space to play a round of croquet 
  • Two 1/2 barrel BBQs with BBQ tool set (please bring your own charcoal)
  • Two wood burners with some kindling and logs provided
  • A state-of-the-art kitchen wrapped in sheets of aged copper with dual control 3 oven Aga - additional fan oven and ceramic hob, microwave, Fischer Paykel fridge freezer with chilled water dispenser and ice maker, two dishwashers
  • Persian oak dining table seating 12-16 
  • Covered outdoor seating area
  • Outdoor games including boules, cricket and croquet
  • Joanne-Marie sailing boat for the children to play on: as featured in Luke Jerram's 'Withdrawn' art installation in Bristol


Nestled on the northern coastline in Cornwall, there’s plenty of beautiful coastal walks to enjoy, including the South West Coast Path which is practically on your doorstep. About 2.5 hours from Bristol and about 5 hours from London (and well worth it)!

House FAQS

  • Can I access the beach from the house?

    Yes, you can access Wanson Mouth Beach from Barford Beach House. The lovely little beach the house looks out onto is privately owned by the other residents of the hamlet. We are lucky enough to have right of access to it from the gate off the lawn. Please treat it with respect and leave no litter or dog mess. It is not recommended to swim from this beach due to the rocks. The shore is protected by heavily striated rocks which make wonderful rock pools stuffed with crabs, shrimps, snails and anemones – take a net and see what you can discover!

  • What other beaches are in the area?

    This is such a wonderful area for excellent beaches. For a change of scenery, we'd recommend:


    Widemouth Bay – Bude EX23 0AW (15 mins walk or 3 mins drive)

    Just a 15 minute walk along the famous South West Coast Path up the steps and over the hill to Black Rock Beach which links on to Widemouth Bay, both excellent swimming beaches with designated coastguard protected swimming areas (May-Sep).


    Summerleaze Beach - Bude EX23 8HN (14 mins drive)

    Head into Bude and follow the signs for Summerleaze Beach, it’s a beautiful wide golden sandy beach with a newly revamped sea pool, excellent cafes and there are even beach huts for hire.


    Crackington Haven Beach - Bude EX23 9JG (14 mins drive)

    A beautiful beach with rock pools, a stony area for those who hate sand in their sandwiches and a sandy section at low tide for those all important sandcastles or games of beach cricket. Two cafes and a pub plus parking make this a perennial favourite.


  • Can you recommend any good local places to eat?

    Yes, Cornwall has many wonderful places to eat. We recommend the following, all not too far from Barford Beach House.


    Temple Cornwall - Bude (10 mins drive)

    Excellent innovative menu with attached curated fashion and homeware shop.


    Bangors Organic - Bude (4 mins drive)

    A restaurant and B&B so open all the time. Amazing restaurant set in beautiful grounds serving the freshest seasonal organically grown food, most of it grown on site. It is an award-winning B&OrganicB and Restaurant and also has a Farm Shop selling exclusively organic produce.


    Outlaws Fish Kitchen - Port Isaac (38 mins drive)

    Two-star Michelin fish chef Nathan Outlaw has opened a quirky little place in charming Port Isaac. Their menu “celebrates small, original and delicious seafood plates. Cooked to order and served when ready”.


    Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant - Padstow (58 mins drive)

    Open 12-2.30pm and 6.30-10pm every day except Christmas Day. Some might say a trip to Cornwall is incomplete without a wander over to Rick Stein's, whether his infamously hard-to-reserve main restaurant, or the Brasserie and the Fish & Chip shop, which are much easier for drop-in visits.




    Widemouth Manor Pub - Widemouth Bay (3 mins walk)

    Our nearest and most excellent local pub (walk out of the drive, go straight on, follow the road around the corner). They have generously portioned food, a huge grassy garden with crazy golf and children’s play area. Well worth a visit.


    Black Rock Café - Black Rock Beach, near Widemouth Bay (13 mins walk, 2 mins drive)

    Usually open 9.30am-3.30pm (longer in summer/when it's sunny/when it's busy). The café is open all year round with variable opening hours. They sell a selection of seaside favourites including cheesy chips, pasties and homemade soup as well as serving Cornish lager and other drinks. Stopping off for a hot chocolate is highly recommended after a chilly dip in the sea.


    The Beach House - Widemouth Bay (20 mins walk, 3 mins drive)

    Very handy pub/café/restaurant with a few bedrooms to rent. Attached to the back and side of this building are 2 separate very useful shops: a Surf and Wetsuit hire shop and the Fresh Fish shop.


    The Bayview Inn - Widemouth Bay (25 mins walk, 5 mins drive)

    Busy pub with excellent views selling standard pub food. Often have a bouncy castle in the summer months to keep the children happy while you enjoy some peace. We recommend drinking a pint out in the sunshine on the terrace for those awesome sea views.


    The Wier - Marham Church - Bude (6 mins drive)

    Opening hours 9am-4.30pm every day and open ‘til 8 pm on Friday and Saturdays. Interesting eco development with great food and large outdoor playground for children.


    Life’s a Beach Café - Summerleaze Beach (12 mins drive)

    Open 10.30am-3.30pm every day and open for evening meals 7pm-8.30pm everyday except Sunday and Monday. Brilliant licensed café with delicious food overlooking Summerleaze Beach – great for hot chocolates, a cheeky beer or a full meal.


  • Can I arrange a supermarket delivery to the house?

    Yes, Waitrose and Sainsbury's deliver to Barford Beach House. We usually suggest booking a delivery for after 4pm on the day of arrival.

  • What is the nearest train station to Barford Beach House?

    The nearest train stations to Barford Beach House are either Bodmin or Exeter; each approximately a 1 hour drive away.

  • Is the house suitable for children?

    Yes, children are very welcome at Barford Beach House. A highchair and cot are available.

  • Are pets allowed?

    Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome, charged at £75 per dog. Note that dogs are not allowed on the sofas, chairs or beds, nor are they allowed upstairs or in the bedrooms.

    We ask that guests keep pets under close supervision - the garden fence is not dog proof and please be aware that Barford Beach House is right on the South West Coast Path next to a road with a blind corner and the sea.

  • What are the check in and check out times?

    Check in is at 4pm on the day of your arrival at Barford Beach House, and check out is at 10am.

  • Will you hold a damage deposit during our stay?

    Yes, we ask to hold a cautionary deposit of £1,500 during your stay at Barford Beach House. This is requested just two weeks prior to your stay, and is returned shortly after, assuming no damage to the property or its contents (see our Booking T&Cs for more information).

  • How do I book?

    You can check availability and pricing for Barford Beach House, and place your booking request online, or by calling our team on 01242 352 747.

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