|Holiday Cottages Cornwall|
Local tourist officials often refer to the small village of Stratton as the prettiest village in Cornwall. Although rather over generous a comment, Stratton is indeed rather pretty. Stratton is the original old 17th century village and the adjoining beach resort of Bude grew up during the 19th century as a holiday resort. Indeed, go up the hill and down the other side and you will find yourself in Bude. Stratton is a traditional village of attractive white washed cottages, with three good pubs which do meals, the favourite being The Old Tree Inn with bars, courtyard and restaurants (a kiddies room, separate restaurant). A huge life size painting of Tony Paine (the 17th cent cornish giant) hangs in the courtyard. The Bideford Inn and the Kings Arms are also worthwhile. There is 24 hours free village car parking next to the Kings Arms. Stratton has an old church next to the village square and small green (seating and okay for children to play). There are lovely footpaths from the old village, particularly into Bude where the walks extend along the old Bude Canal and along the beaches and coastal footpaths. Stratton is well known as the place where the Battle of Stratton was fought, in 1643, when the royalists won, thus forestalling the roundheads invasion of Devon.
|Stratton village square||The Old Tree Inn||A typical Stratton lane|
|Stratton village green with seating||Village square & St Andrew's Church||Village shop|