The old Lifeboat House is attractively situated overlooking Bude’s inner harbour, on the upper wharf of the boating canal. It boasts some of the best coarse fishing in the South West and attracts fishermen from all over the country. This ancient waterway is well stocked and maintained by an enthusiastic local fishing association.
The apartments are just across the road from the Brendon Arms, Bude’s excellent Free House, and a short walk to Bude’s popular Summerleaze Beach, and the shops. There are reserved parking spaces at your front door.
The four apartments are converted from the original Lifeboat House, and have been compactly designed to sleep 2 – 4 people.
The self-catering apartments have an open plan lounge/kitchen diner with a fully fitted kitchen, including cooker, microwave etc. The sitting room has a colour television, DVD player, CD stereo, dining table and chairs, two sofas, one of which converts into a double bed.
All bed linen and towels are provided.
The bedroom either has a double or twin beds. The newly re-furbished bathroom has a shower, wash hand basin and W.C.
Please note we do not allow dogs in The Old Lifeboat House
Bird watchers and nature lovers can enjoy the wealth of wildfowl and the nearby Bude Marshes Nature reserve.
The first Bude Lifeboat House, now converted into four modern holiday apartments, was built by Sir Thomas Acland, a prominent West Country landowner and politician, in 1863.
Each apartment in the Lifeboat House is named after one of the early champions of the Bude Lifeboat: Sir Thomas Acland himself; George Brendon MFH, who provided the horses for the carriage; Parson Hawker, Vicar of Morwenstow, who helped with many rescues; and Captain Barrett, the coxswain of the Lifeboat. So the great tradition of heroic sea rescues, which still continues with the work of the RNLI today, is commemorated.