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Dining room - seats up to 14. Stunning.
Sitting/breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen - wood burner.
Bar between sitting/breakfast room and the kitchen. Stove cooker in the shot.
Drawing room with views out over the front lawn.
Dining room from fireplace end looking out onto the front lawn. Good dining.
The front of Parnacott House.
House and lawns from the front drive - beautiful.
Front stairs and passage through to the kitchen, sitting and breakfast room
Front stairs leading up to the first floor.
Corridor leading to the two twin rooms at the back of the house.
Four poster bedroom - large with views out onto the front lawn and fields.
Blue room - twin bedded room at the back of the house.
White/pink twin bedded room at the back of the house.
En suite bedroom - in the middle of the house.
En suite bathroom - long bath for good soak!
Downstairs double, facing south over the lawns.
White bathroom upstairs - Mira 'power' shower out of shot. Other shower room has a bath and a Mira 'power' shower.
Corridor leading down to bath/shower rooms. Plenty of reading material!
Garden seating for 14 plus parasol. Al fresco dining a real treat. BBQ provided.
Green lawns for unwinding and rebooting.
More healing garden space to be explored.
A Wedding at Parnacott - lovely. Intimate weddings also available.
Marquee 'dressed' ready for the Wedding Feast.
Another wedding, a different marquee and table arrangement
A very jolly marquee - you can get married at Parnacott.
The Happy Couple pause for a special shot.
The Wedding Party.
The front of the house is Georgian - handsome.
Christmas tree in the Games Room - one of 3 trees in the house.
The Drawing room at Christmas with the big tree.
Winter at Parnacott - atmospheric.
Book Parnacott for Christmas or the New Year - very special.
Dining room - seats up to 14. Stunning.
Sitting/breakfast room adjacent to the kitchen - wood burner.
Bar between sitting/breakfast room and the kitchen. Stove cooker in the shot.
Drawing room with views out over the front lawn.

Parnacott House, Holsworthy, Devon

Sleeps 2 - 14 7 Bedrooms 14 Dining

Big Group Bookings for Family and Friends near Bude

Holiday Rental for Groups of Families and Friends. Parnacott House, Holsworthy, Devon, sleeps 2 - 14 in 7 bedrooms.

A wonderful family run holiday home, 8 miles from sea, sand and surf at Bude, North Cornwall, Parnacott House is a child and dog friendly venue that is ideal for families, friends reuniting and special anniversary celebrations. Set amidst lawns, trees and fields this spacious and comfortable house is just perfect for you, your family and friends.

The house, rich in history and character, is in one of the most beautiful corners of west Devon, a great base from which to explore Cornish beaches, and the South West coastal footpath. An AONB stretches to the north up to Hartland.

Surfing is very popular with several local, sandy beaches to choose from: Summerleaze at Bude, Black Rock at Widemouth and Sandy Mouth being really popular this year. Body boards and beach kit are here for you to borrow – book a surfing lesson! For most of the summer RNLI Lifeguards patrol local beaches. Golf is just 5 minutes away at the local Golf Club and Bude has an excellent dune course.

A home chef is available by arrangement and many groups have enjoyed being cooked for and waited upon in the handsome Georgian dining room.

Parnacott, with its large garden and grounds, is particularly suited to children of all ages! Outdoors, croquet or badminton, cricket, soft ball or football on the lawn, while in the open barn there is table tennis. Inside the house, lots of dressing up clothes, a small puppet theatre, glove puppets, puzzles, some toys, games and masses of books. There is a pool table, an Xbox 360 and Wii. By way of contrast there are also rooms for good conversation, music, board games, cards and more tranquil moments. Alfresco meals are always popular in good weather. There is a large charcoal BBQ. Happy and lasting memories will be created.

Autumn and winter visitors enjoy the open fire in the drawing room and the stove in the sitting/breakfast room next to the kitchen. Christmas and New Year weeks are very beautiful.

Parnacott has been in the Vowler family for over 400 years - its history is a rich one. With its handsome Georgian façade and roomy interior, the house is an ideal and memorable self-catering holiday venue.


Dog Friendly

Dogs very welcome but, please note, there is always an extra charge. Lawns and lanes for exercise and walkies. Whole area dog friendly.


The two bedrooms on the ground floor and the shower room may be suitable for the partially disabled. We have had wheelchair users here. Best to phone.

Hot Tub

Hot tub available from end April to end October - seats up to 7.


Broadband Wi-Fi available throughout the house. Airband now available giving much faster speeds than previously.


A very well equipped kitchen with electric range cooker (two ovens, ceramic hob), fridge freezer, fridge, dishwasher, microwave, toaster.

Dining Room

A beautiful, elegant Georgian dining room for 14, with plated Welsh dresser, polished furniture, portraits of the ancestors and candles - perfect.

Sitting Room

The drawing room has comfortable sofas, an open log burning fire, views out onto the lawn and trees, and more portraits. A good space for grown ups.

TV and Music Facilities

50 inch flat screen with Netflix, Amazon etc; two further TVs. DVD player and Sound Bar.

Games Room

The old kitchen at the back of the house has a pool table, television, board games, comfy sofas - outside there is the open barn with table tennis.

Heating and Open Fires

Oil fired central heating.The drawing room has an open fire and the sitting room has a Clearview stove; two large baskets of logs are complimentary.


7 bedrooms, 3 upstairs with double beds (one en-suite) and the other two have twins. Downstairs 2 bedrooms, one a double - ideal for dog owners.


Bed linen, towels, bath mats and tea towels provided free of charge but please do bring your own cot linen, hot tub and swimming towels.


Upstairs there are two shower rooms (power showers) and an en suite bathroom with a bath. Downstairs there is one shower room. 4 bathrooms in all.

Children's Facilities

Dressing up clothes, puppet theatre, board games, books, Wii, X Box 360, table tennis, soft balls, badminton kit, croquet, some games - body boards.


Lots of space outside for ball games, badminton, croquet, cricket - table tennis in the open barn; space for cycles, trailers and surf boards; BBQ.

Swimming Pool

There is a seawater pool on Summerleaze beach, Bude, and a swimming pool plus Gym at Splash.


We have masses of parking on hard standing to the rear of the house. Use Google map and take a bird's eye view. EV charging not possible here.


Parnacott is a No Smoking house. There is plenty of space outside and in the open barn for smokers. Thanks!

Booking Information

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Parnacott House

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Weekly Price
From £1750
3 Night Weekend
From £1450

Late Deals

July 2024 Late Deals

Friday 12th July for 2 or 3 nights @ £1,490

September 2024 Late Deals

6-13 September now £2,320 (was £2,898.); weekend of 6th September @ £1,999.


From Holsworthy take the A3072 to Bude. Turn right after the Golf Course towards Bradworthy/Chilsworthy. Take the first lane on your right – just before the brow of the hill. No Through Road sign.

  • Holsworthy is two and a half miles away. Bude in Cornwall is eight miles distant. Holsworthy has an excellent butcher, a small weekly market, and a Waitrose. Also M&S food 'hall' at the BP station.
  • In Holsworthy, a small Co-op open all hours or so it seems. M&S food at the BP fuel station. Waitrose is just outside the town 'Square' on the road to Launceston.
  • The Rydon Inn - just under two miles towards Holsworthy. Also The Molesworth Inn in Pyworthy village - about ten minutes by car, with a lovely open fire. Local real ales and good food abound!
  • Exeter, which is just over one hour away by car. Also Newquay in Cornwall - just over the hour.
  • Okehampton - allow 45 minutes by car. About two and half hours to Paddington via Exeter St David's.
  • Holsworthy.

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