Sunday, 11 March 2012

Our holiday at Coombe Mill

Holidaying in February in the UK means you have to be ready to face the elements and expect the worst in British weather. It really didn’t matter that the sun didn’t shine on Coombe Mill when we visited as life goes on within the farm whatever the weather!

Coombe Mill is a family-run holiday farm located in the North of Cornwall next to Bodmin Moor. It offers a wonderful location to explore this part of Cornwall and is only 20 minutes from the vast white sandy beaches of Padstow and Rock.
Owners Fiona and Nick both holidayed in Cornwall in their childhood days and decided to give up their busy London lives 10 years-ago to live their dream. They bought Coombe Mill with their 3 young children and since then gave birth to triplets, and so it isn’t just the farm animals, guests and 30 acres that keeps them busy!

The day usually starts with the animal feed run at 9.30 am sharp, all children and adults are welcome to join farmer Nick or Ted on the tractor any day of the week. You will see from the pictures that Freddie loved every minute of it!

There are lots of animals to feed...

and pet...

When we were there Fiona was nursing an orphan lamb who had been injured after falling down a cliff.

All children will have their own favourites and Freddie still mentions Farmers Nick and Ted and Dotty the pig every day! His certificate (each child is awarded one at the end of their stay) is proudly displayed by his bed!

Fiona and Nick really have thought of everything to make your stay as comfortable and stress free as possible. There are lots of outdoor and indoor toys and climbing frames, ride-on cars and tractors for all ages. In the reception area you can borrow boots, coats, baby carriers and more toys, dvd’s, books and the freezer is stocked with home cooked meals for you to purchase.

There are a selection of accommodation properties within the grounds including stone cottages and Scandinavian style lodges.

We loved our lodge, it was clean and bright and the fantastic log burner was a great way to end a day on the farm - curled up in front of the telly drinking hot chocolate!

We had drizzly weather the whole time we were there but still had a fantastic time, I can only imagine how fantastic it could have been if the sun had shone!

A farm-stay perfect for kids! 

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1 comment:

  1. Sachelle, what a lovely write up, you packed alot in to a weekend on the farm and Freddie was a delight! I don't often make it into photos but seeing that one I think I need to start getting some face cream and make up going!I am still nursing lambs and we now have baby chicks hatched today too.