the feelgood factor in spades
A little seaside haven of happiness, Bude is one of those places on earth that’s seriously good for the soul.
Just moments from the beaches and overlooking the soft, green curves of the golf course lies Rockspray. An enjoyable spot from which to set off on a sunset tour. Merging the beauty of our much-loved City Collection with the best of apartment living, our signature Georgian styling runs through each of our individually-designed, high-specification 1 and 2 bedroom apartments in this exclusive new neighbourhood.
it’s no wonder we all love Bude
Miles of beaches and acres of countryside, its own sea pool, a harbour and a canal, what more could you want?
go with the flow in Bude
A traditional seaside town brimming with laid back charm, Bude is the perfect place to live all year round, or while away the weekend.
This cosy Cornish coastal town on the border where Cornwall meets Devon, really does have it all, and at Rockspray, you’re right at the very heart of it. Cherished by locals and visitors alike, it’s surrounded by outstanding beauty, with the rugged Atlantic coastline on one side and vast stretches of Cornish open countryside on the other.
Perched at the most northerly tip of the county, it’s officially one of the sunniest corners of Britain, and enjoys incredibly mild winters too. Just perfect for beach lovers. Especially as the award-winning beaches of Crooklets and Summerleaze are just 300m level walk away. Nestled between the two is Bude’s famous seawater pool, the most idyllic spot for wild swimming, open every day of the year and free to all. If surfing is more your thing, you’ll soon see why Crooklets Beach has earned its nickname the ‘Bondi beach of Britain’.
Nestled in front of the wide, green expanse of Bude & North Cornwall Golf Course, it’s like having nature’s unspoilt garden on your doorstep, with the spectacular ocean view beyond. Within such a glorious natural landscape, it’s easy to see why Bude is loved by walkers, adventurers and birdwatchers. It’s a twitcher’s paradise, especially at Maer Lake nature reserve where the likes of Redshank, Golden Plover and Wigeon are regularly spotted, and rare Berwick’s and Whooper Swans migrate to for winter.
There are plenty of footpaths and bridleways to trek the coastline, saunter along the harbour and canal with its original sea lock designed by revered engineer James Green, or ramble up to the castle, breathtaking scenery and epic views with every step.
Popping to the shops is a joy too, with quaint streets filled with an eclectic array of independents, cafes, restaurants, delis and a traditional department store just made for mooching. Need to do a big shop? No problem. Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, COOP and Lidl are all in the town. If artisan-baked sourdough and locally-produced is more your thing, it doesn’t get better or fresher than at the Bude Farmers & Craft Market down by the canal. Bude even has its own hospital, as well as the more everyday essentials of a post-office, schools and doctors’ surgery, all within easy reach.
Nightlife here is quiet and relaxed, enjoying a warm, friendly atmosphere with a chilled, holiday vibe. Dine out with friends, catch the latest film at the independent cinema or watch the most stunning of sunsets at Widemouth Bay, just 3 miles along the coast. You’ll soon get the idea that it’s all about relaxing and going with the flow in this little haven of happiness. Is there a better place to find the perfect work/life balance? We don’t think so. It’s no wonder Bude is the best kept secret in Cornwall.