Dreading the same old, same old of Christmas stress, too much to eat, relly’s you would rather avoid and a dispute over what to fall asleep “watching” on the telly? On the other hand, you could experience the thrill of the Bude Christmas Day swim, enjoy stunning coastal walks or hone your horse riding skills! You will find all this and more when you stay at Broomhill Manor!
The all-weather family facilities at Broomhill Manor, including the heated swimming pool, gym with sauna, games rooms, treatment room, bar, tennis and horse riding means there is something for all the family to do. There are also lots of things going on in and around Bude for you to combine a festive break in a luxury cottage with some great family days out.
One “mustn’t miss” event for visitors to Bude is the traditional Christmas Day Swim which takes place at Crooklets beach. Anticipation builds as locals and visitors alike gather ready for the prompt 11am klaxon. It is the biggest event of its kind in Cornwall (possibly the UK?) and is the major fund raiser for Bude Surf Life Saving Club. Everyone should experience the Christmas day swim at least once – even if you just go to watch!
Enjoy the spectacle as you sip steaming hot chocolate (or something a little stronger!) followed by a 20 minute walk back to Broomhill (maybe via the Preston Gate?) to add the finishing touches to your lunch!
Eating Out (you will need to book in advance!)
Christmas Day Fayre at The Beach House, Tommy Jacks and An Mor with traditional family Christmas lunches available (pre-booking essential)
Christmas Events at the Falcon and Brendon Arms – Christmas meals throughout December including Christmas Eve, and a Boxing day family lunch
New Year’s Eve – early evening reception in the Broomhill Manor bar for guests staying here, with fizz and snacks for the family
New Year’s Eve Party at The Falcon – a canapés and fizz reception, plus 6 course gourmet dinner and dancing, £70 per person
Ice-skating at Eden – from now till end of February half term 2019
Festive lights over the Christmas period
Christmas lights at Clovelly
Christmas Lights at Mousehole
Christmas Eve with carols
Midnight Mass at St Michael’s Bude
Christmas Eve meals at The Falcon and Brendon Arms.
Santa’s Grotto and Elf Emporium at the Milky Way
Clovelly Boxing Day barbecue.
Big Sheep Farmers Market – December