Forda Holiday Lodges and Holiday Cottages near Bude in Cornwall

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“The cleanest accommodation we have stayed in”
The Moules family, Exmouth


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“Forda has far exceeded our expectations.....this is the first we have ever wanted to return to the same place and have already booked for next year."
The Randalls, Hampshire


"This clearly is a very magical place to stay and we have all had such a fantastic holiday !" The Smith family, Middx.


"Loved your grounds and the beautiful woodland paths, the peace and the birdsong."
Ann Thomas, NSW Australia

An introduction to Forda Holiday Lodges, Holiday Cottages & Spa Accommodation.

Picture a wooded valley, hidden deep in the Cornwall countryside and yet only minutes from the heritage coastline and magnificent north Cornish beaches. At its lowest part there are four coarse fishing ponds, skirted by woodland paths and fringed with wild flowers. There are large open areas and acres of grass playing fields, just perfect for a child or pet friendly holiday. This is Forda Holiday Cottages and Lodges, a place whose unique character and setting attracts many kinds of visitors, not only in the long summer months but throughout the whole year and every season. We offer award-winning, luxury 5-star holiday cottages and comfortable 4-star self catering lodges close to Bude in North Cornwall, and are close to the border with Devon. You’ll find that plenty of great days out in Devon and Cornwall are within easy reach of Forda Holiday Lodges, Holiday Cottages & Spa!

Forda was once a traditional Cornish farmstead. Today, it is a small and select 4-star and 5-star self catering Cornwall holiday accommodation experience where cosy and cleverly designed holiday lodges were constructed to blend perfectly with their surroundings and carefully located and aligned to provide privacy. There are also two luxury barn conversions with their own private gardens or large patios, which provide the perfect 5-star holiday cottage experience close to the Cornwall coast!

Forda is privately owned and managed by the Chibbett family who live at Forda in the old farmhouse. They take great pride in ensuring that all their guests have a relaxing and peaceful holiday in this wonderfully peaceful and idyllic location. Once discovered, guests often return year after year to this part of Cornwall and Devon - and to Forda. All the ingredients are here for an unforgettable holiday, every season of the year.

Great Leisure Facilities

Forda Holiday Lodges, Holiday Cottages & Spa is a tranquil haven with only ten lodges and two luxury holiday cottages on site, yet it offers the leisure facilities usually associated with a much larger site. Our indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, hot tub and gym are a firm favourite with all the family, whilst our spa treatments and complementary therapies helped many an overworked and tired guest unwind and relax during their stay! The games room, giant chess and play areas are greatly appreciated by our younger guests and parents alike, whilst our four coarse fishing ponds keep our keen fishermen (and women!) well entertained.

Spa breaks Cornwall

Forda’s spa treatments are offered on site, in the comfort and privacy of our treatment rooms in our pool building. A spa treatment at Forda is a chance to leave the cares of the world behind you and make time for yourself, to relax, unwind and recharge your batteries! Whether for specific aches and pains, anti-stress or just pure indulgence, you may find something to tempt you with one of our qualified therapists. Our spa and beauty treatments and our complementary therapies, include such delights as aromatherapy, swedish & hot stone massage, as well as facials & pedicures. If you are looking for spa breaks in Cornwall and Devon, you have found the right place!

Child friendly holidays

Forda is a wonderful place to stay for families with children. Besides the heated swimming pool and games room, we have an open air play area with swings, sandpit and seesaw for the younger children, as well as a boules and horseshoe pitch for all the family. The tennis court is very popular with all generations, whilst the basketball hoop gives teenagers especially a good game! With over 16 acres to roam in, plenty of woodland paths and big open grass playing fields, Forda offers plenty of freedom to run around and explore nature, making it a very family friendly place to stay! We are happy to provide cots, high chairs and stair gates, all free of charge.

Pet friendly holidays

If want to take your four-legged friend with you on holiday, you’ll want to make sure that your pets are just as welcome as you are! We pride ourselves in being dog friendly and can offer four pet friendly lodges. Our dog friendly accommodation and the surrounding environment offer wonderful dog friendly holidays – lovely local walks with fantastic smells! Several local beaches allow dogs, and are dog friendly beaches all year round! It has even been rumoured that the owners – who are dog owners themselves – carry dog biscuits with them to make friends with any new four-legged guests staying at Forda! Please do understand that we welcome pets by prior arrangement only.

Fishing holidays in Cornwall If you are a keen fisherman or fisherwoman looking for a relaxing family fishing holiday in Cornwall where you can fish to your hearts’ content, you have come to the right place. There are four medium sized coarse fishing lakes at Forda, all within easy reach of the lodges and cottages. They may be fished free of charge at any time of year and are for the exclusive use of guests. Our lakes are stocked with bream, roach, perch and rudd, as well as carp, crucian carp and golden tench.

Christmas breaks and New Year breaks in Cornwall and Devon

Christmas and New Year self catering breaks make and ideal time to get away from it all – to the peaceful magic of Forda. Arrival and departure dates and times are by flexible arrangement, for any number of nights (minimum stay 4 nights). All amenities are open and, as always, prices are all inclusive. In addition, by request we will decorate your lodge or cottage with tree etc (free of charge). At this time of year the usual Forda welcome tray is supplemented by a bottle of ‘bubbly’ and mince pies to welcome you to Forda. Check our Christmas and New Year availability on our late availability pages!

Short breaks, autumn breaks, winter breaks & spring breaks

Short breaks of less than a week are available out of high season and excluding school holidays. In the spring they are available in most weeks of March, April and a few in May and in the autumn and winter in October and November and February. Please call or email us for short break prices and late availability.

Activity breaks and holidays Cornwall

Being just minutes from the Atlantic coast, close to the beautiful sandy beaches of North Cornwall and just 2 miles away from the Tamar Lakes, we are ideally situated for those looking for sports, outdoor activities and outdoor adventure. With golf, horse riding, sailing, surfing, archery, canoeing, kayaking, body boarding, cycling and walking all nearby, you will not get bored easily! And that’s just naming a few of the outdoor and water based activities that you could test your skills on!

Great days out in Cornwall and Devon

If you are looking for great family days out to enjoy whilst at Forda, you’ll find there are plenty of child friendly things to do in the area! With fabulous beaches, wonderfully quaint villages, small towns and stunning countryside (much of it a designated area of Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, in short AONB) close by there is always something to explore. Add an amazing range of theme & adventure parks, gardens and castles and one finds that there is always a great day out to keep the whole family entertained.

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We have a 5 star luxury cottage, fully adapted for wheelchair users.
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Short breaks in Cornwall   Short Breaks
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Just in Cornwall, close to the Devon border. Perfect to explore!
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