Tuesday, 29 October 2013

New Televisions

We've upgraded the televisions in all of the accommodation now to larger, HD LED models. They arrived earlier this month and our guests have been delighted - 32" screens in the 'A' frames and 42" screens in the cottages.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

It's Official!

It's been confirmed! Bude has officially been the sunniest place in the UK this summer with a stunning 783 hours of sunshine! And you don't even have to take our word for it - the nice news people at the BBC have reported it here .

Bude Lifeboat Day

Bude Lifeboat Day was a roaring success this year! The weather was exceptionally good - as August Bank Holidays should be! The sun shone for the whole day, and record crowds of people enjoyed all of the events including search and rescue demos, live music, hog roasts, barbeques and much more. The whole day was rounded off with a spectacular firework display - the perfect end to a perfect day!

Saturday, 29 June 2013

Sunny Bude!

A brilliant video produced by VisitCornwall.
It's no wonder that beautiful Bude is so popular - all year round!

Friday, 21 June 2013

We Did it Again!

We are thrilled to have received another Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor this year, which again puts us in the top-performing 10% of businesses listed.

Once again, we are delighted that so many of our guests take the time to write about their holidays with us.

You can read all of our reviews by clicking on this link.

Friday, 7 June 2013


Well summertime is well and truly with us! These glorious photos are from the Sea Pool at Summerleaze (taken last weekend) and the sun has not stopped shining since!
The picnic at the Sea Pool was enjoyed by over 400 people - fabulous food, music and weather  - with all proceeds to the fund to keep the Sea Pool going.
Saturday Morning at Summerleaze
Sunday Afternoon Picnic at the Sea Pool


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Save Bude Sea Pool!

Many of our guests are familiar with (and very fond of!) our wonderful Sea Pool at Summerleaze Beach in Bude.
Friends of Bude Sea Pool was formed in 2011, following threatened closure of the pool, and since then have raised thousands of pounds and made many improvements - including the replacement walkway shown in this recent photo.
So the Sea Pool is saved and improved for all to enjoy!

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

A Host Of Golden Daffodils!


Well, we may not be in Wordsworth country, but spring has certainly sprung here at Forda.

Thankfully, the snow that has recently affected most of the country completely by-passed us (thank you Mother Nature!) and our Easter guests were pleasantly surprised to be greeted by sunshine and blue skies!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Winter Warfare!

It's been a while since we posted, but after a long and busy season, we waved goodbye to our Festive Season guests and started to plan our winter mainetenance programme. One additional task that we've had to factor in over the past couple of winters is a battle against visiting goosanders!

Larger than our resident ducks, these birds will (if given the opportunity) fish in large teams, and whilst their usual habitat is further north on rivers they do seem to be moving further and further south during the colder months, and not turning their beaks up at the abundance of lakes here!
Thankfully, we are glad to report that we are winning this particular war - thanks to our team of  'scareboys' !
We've got an army of them strategically placed around all of our ponds, and they are doing a magnificent job of sending these unwelcome visitors on their merry way!
With spring (and guests) fast approaching, we'll soon be able to retire our army - until next time!