Coombe Mill Cottages
Child friendly cottage, Cornwall – Child Friendly Cottages, St. Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall.
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About Coombe Mill Cottages
Coombe Mill is a family farm holiday the children will cherish. Run by parents for parents this holiday is purpose built for children. The daily tractor and trailer rides to feed the many and varied farm animals are great fun, educational and sociable. With specially built indoor and outdoor play areas, woodland trails, free fishing and daily train rides around the gardens on the miniature railway, they will love their stay.
There is a handy boot room for wellies and wetsuits, a gym, indoor and outdoor BBQ facilities and so much more you'll find it hard to leave and explore the local area - which is a must as there is so many local Cornish attractions and even free swimming for Coombe Mill guests at the local leisure centre
Coomb Mill Cottages
Holiday cottages range from a three bedroom cottage to sleep 6 (with space for cots) to four and five bedroom cottages sleeping 9 and 10 plus cots in a mixture of traditional old Cornish stone cottages and modern new build cottages. There are also contemporary lodges within the 30 acre private hamlet with 2 - 4 bedrooms sleeping 4 - 8. All the Cottages and Lodges are well appointed and fully equipped. Tree Roots is a luxury holiday cottage with its own hot tub. You'll really feel like part of the family, with the owners living on this beautiful estate too along with their 6 children who have grown up here and earned their pocket money helping out. They are here to greet you and help you with anything you need during the week. Everything from babysitting to wellies are available, as they understand the needs of parents only too well!
Fun on the Farm
With 30 acres to explore and the magical morning tractor and trailer feed run under the watchful eye of Farmer Nick, or Farmer Amber, the children will have the holiday of a lifetime. The morning 'feed run' is a wonderful chance to meet other families staying at Coombe Mill. They will have hands on experience with feeding everything from deer, pigs, ponies, goats and sheep to chickens and rabbits. Good to know that much of what they learn will also help them at playgroup and school whilst still having a fun holiday. Activities like picking an egg to take back for breakfast and taking a turn at helping to drive the tractor is always popular. Coombe Mill even have teacher approved education pages based on farm learning to further support an educational holiday experience. Try your hand at fishing in the course fishing lakes or in the river Camel that runs through the estate and end the day with a fun train ride on the Coombe Mill railway.
What is there to keep the children busy
Quite simply you are going to have problems tearing the kids away from Coombe Mill for a day out. The animal feed run is such a highlight of the holiday but there are oodles of other things laid on for the kids to keep them amused. There are three outdoor play areas. One play area has ride on toddler trikes and tractors for under 5's. Another play area has a play fort, swing, slide, bouncing board, zip wire and giant sand pit with sit on diggers. Across on the cottage lawn is a badminton net (rackets and shuttlecocks available from the borrow room) and an exciting pirate boat with slide and trampoline which is great for imaginative play. All the young children and toddler play areas are safely fenced making play time much more relaxing for parents. There are plenty of wild play areas to discover too like a covered mud kitchen, den building area and wildlife trails with animals to spot and a tree swing to discover. The indoor play barn is ideal for all weather fun for under 5's while older children have a games room with free pool and ping pong inside. Coombe Mill has their very own miniature railway taking children and parents round the pretty track each afternoon. The train times vary throughout the year. Join at the station and hop on board for a fun tour of the gardens. Toot toot, listen out for Guy or Jed, the resident drivers and owners children, with their whistle. Take turns to wave the train out of the station or hold it up operating the signals. Be sure to watch out for the crafts and games in activity hour, adapted each week for the ages of the children staying.
Family friendly extras
Take advantage of the grocery delivery service and free up that extra space in your car. If you'd like your holiday grocery shopping arranged the local stores can take your order and deliver it directly to your accommodation prior to your arrival. Most major supermarkets will also deliver to us, but remember, you have to organise those deliveries for after your arrival. Extra family facilities are two huge purpose built covered barbecues with free logs & all cooking utensils, smaller BBQ's for use in private gardens and a sits 15 indoor BBQ hut for cosy outdoor cooking all year round. With an onsite shop selling freezer meals ready to pop in the oven, and emergency items like Calpol and tea bags in a 24hour honesty shop you are well catered for. You can help yourself to toys, games, leaflets, fishing nets, wellies, overalls, wetsuits and much more.
Things to do in Cornwall
If you can tear the kids away go out and explore the nearby moors, beaches, harbour towns and famous Eden project. Nearest beach is 15 minutes away in car but not accessible by pushchair. Nearest beach with pushchair access and parking facilities is 20 minutes by car. The famous Camel trail starts just 1 mile from Coombe Mill at Wenfordbridge where there is bike hire and a friendly cafe. From here the beautiful old railway track takes you 17 miles through woodland and estuary to Padstow via Bodmin and Wadebridge. The local pool is open to the public and FREE for Coombe Mill guests; just ask at Coombe Mill for details. Cornwall is famous for its rocky outcrops known as Tors and Coombe Mill are lucky enough to have some very close by on Bodmin Moor which is also a designated 'Dark Sky' zone for star gazers. With breath taking views and rocky outcrops which the children love to climb and hide inside this was one of our favourite days out in Cornwall more suitable for older children.
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