About us

Glebe House Cottages is run as a family business. Jay and Sarah moved here in April 2016 together with Jay’s parents Nick and Polly to fulfill their life long dream to run their own holiday / events company. The family live on site and make themselves very approachable and enjoy getting to know their guests in an unobtrusive manner and pull out all the stops to ensure guests have a holiday they will never forget.

Since taking over they have made many improvements to the complex including a full renovation to the holiday cottages, a new children’s play area, new equipment for the games room and a new liner for the outdoor pool. They have quite a few plans in the pipeline so keep your eye on this website!

 

We hope you enjoy visiting our website and look forward to welcoming you.

 

A Little bit of History

The village of Bridgerule lies adjacent to the Cornish border, near to Holsworthy in the County of Devon, and Bude in Cornwall. It lies on both sides of the Tamar Valley. The western side lies close to the Bude Canal and was in Cornwall until 1844 when the county boundary was adjusted to bring both Western and Eastern Bridgerule into Devon.

Most of the homes in the village, the Pub and Parish Hall are to the west of the Tamar while the Parish Church, Methodist Chapel and Primary School are across the Tamar in the eastern area where you will find Glebe House Cottages.

The Parish Church, dedicated to St Bridget and restored in 1878, has a tower of Ashlar granite, wagon roof, modern screen and a very early Norman font. The Norman manor of Tackbear has plaster overmantels and woodwork dated 1693. The name Bridgerule is thought to be derived from Ruald who held the manor in the Domesday Book

Glebe House was originally the rectory to St Bridget’s church, which can be seen across the valley from the drive of the house and cottages. It was built in circa 1820, and the cottages were originally the farm buildings. The names of the cottages reflect the use that they were once put to.