Farm self catering holiday cottages Bodmin - Coombe Mill Farm Cottages, St Breward, near Bodmin, Cornwall
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Holiday Cottage Accommodation Summary (EN030)
Coombe Mill at a glance:
- Self catering cottages and lodges for every budget to sleep 2 - 9 plus cots.
- Set up for for babies, toddlers and growing children.
- Perfect for grandparents too.
- Safe and welcoming all year round - family run.
- Working farm with many child friendly animals from deer and miniature donkeys to rabbits and chickens.
- Free daily tractor rides to feed the animals. Safe, hands on and a chance for parents and children to meet. 30 acre private estate of woodland, meadows and gardens to explore.
- Indoor and outdoor children's play areas.
- River Camel runs through the grounds with excellent fishing for salmon and trout.
- Free Coarse fishing lake exclusive to our guests.
- Reception / shop with home cooked meals and other provisions.
- Toys, games, farm wellies, overalls and more free to borrow.
- Grocery deliveries.
- Free Wi fi.
- Excellent local village pub, shop, post office, swimming pool and pony trekking.
- Beautiful sandy beaches, harbour towns, Eden Project and many children's attractions close by.
The accommodation available at Coombe Mill is as follows:
Millers House (sleeps 9): A magnificent 5 bedroom property to sleep 9 people in 2 king size bedrooms, a double, a twin and a single. It is spacious, has 3 bathrooms (2 en suite) and a separate downstairs toilet. A farmhouse kitchen, living room and grand hall complete the interior. The conservatory leads to a private enclosed patio and garden, great for the children to play and plenty of space to eat out and BBQ. This beautiful cottage with its period features has plenty of facilities making it ideal for extended family gathering or for 2 families to share
Tree Tops (sleeps 4) :Converted from the old granary, the living rooms in Tree Tops are on the upper floor with high exposed beams and magnificent views over the gardens. The double bedroom is en-suite and there is a separate twin bedroom and full size bathroom. It is a popular choice with families with school age children who can enjoy the freedom and independence of playing in the gardens while parents watch from the comfort of the lounge.
Roots (sleeps 2/3): Beautifully converted from the old stables, Roots is now a cosy and affordable 1 bedroom cottage with a pretty four poster bed and a wood burning stove. It has lovely views overlooking the gardens and is a favourite choice for honeymoons and late season holidays. There is space in the bedroom for a young child, toddler or baby for a small family holiday
Water Mill (sleeps 6): Converted from the original 16th Century Water Mill, this is now a spacious and welcoming cottage with period features and all modern facilities. A minstrel gallery and modern wood burner give a contemporary feel (new for Feb 2011). With 1 bedroom and bathroom downstairs this is a comfortable layout with grandparents or 2 small families. The enclosed front garden is a sun trap to watch the world go by while the kids play.
Two Chimneys (sleeps 4):Formerly a 17th century barn, this popular cottage is perfect for parents with with 2 children and can accomodate a cot for a baby. It has a welcoming open plan living room and kitchen with warming wood burning stove. There is a large bathroom which is great for bath time with toddlers, pretty twin bedroom and woodland views from the four poster double bedroom. A small gated patio area to the front has table and chairs to sit out and watch the world go by.
Willow & Honeysuckle Cottage (sleeps 6): These cottages are a popular family choice. Perfect for young children with a play den filled with toys and ideal for grandparents with a downstairs bedroom and bathroom. Extensively equipped with every modern appliance these spacious cottages will comfortably accommodate six people in one double and two twin bedrooms. They have 2 bathrooms, one of which has a whirlpool, fun for the kids and a touch of luxury for parents. Each has a private and secure patio garden looking out onto farmland
Riverside Lodges: The riverside lodges at Coombe Mill all have beautiful views over the river and valley and are surrounded only by lawns and woods ensuring tranquil peace and quiet. All have sunny verandas and their own garden furniture. There are three sizes of Riverside Lodges, to sleep 6, 4 or 2 people. Each has a lounge/dining area, full size bathroom with overhead shower and double bedroom. Lodges sleeping 4 can also have a choice of twin beds or bunk beds with space for a cot. These properties are small and compact but make a great holiday base at affordable prices all year round in the heart of the Coombe Mill Estate
Scandinavian Lodges: Designed for today’s modern family, Eden, Heligan and Pencarrow are new contemporary and spacious properties. With luxury leather sofas and cosy wood burners for chilly evenings, the fixtures and fittings are of the highest specification including a modern fashionable kitchen with the latest home from home appliances. They sleep 7 in 3 or 4 bedrooms. All have en-suite master bedrooms and a separate family bathroom.
New Generation of Eco Scandinavian Lodge :Trebah is a new generation eco Scandinavian lodge specially designed for a family of 4. It has efficient under floor heating from a ground source pump and solar panels to heat the water. With the same contemporary feel and luxury fittings throughout it also boasts a 6 ft bed in the master bedroom with luxury Egyptian cotton bedding, walk in shower in the en-suit, a further twin bedroom and family bathroom and a spacious playroom filled with toys
All our Cottages, Lodges and Log Cabins are well appointed and fully equipped with the following: Full bed linen, tea towels and oven gloves (don't forget personal towels which are not provided. They can be hired for £1 per towel for the week if needed / forgotten) Night storage heaters and log burners (cottages and Scandinavian lodges); Electric heating in all accommodation; Full size bath and shower; Full size electric cooker with oven and hob; Microwave; Fridge with freezer compartment; Electric kettle, toaster and cafetiere; All cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils; Digital television / radio, DVD player; Garden chairs and tables; a large, well equipped laundry with washing machines, dryers, iron and ironing board.
Cottages (except Roots) and the Scandinavian Lodges: Automatic washer/dryer (not Tree Tops), deep freeze, (not Two Chimneys or Tree Tops) dishwasher, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer, iron/ironing board; Willow & Honeysuckle: whirlpool bathroom and toddler play den.
If you'd like your holiday grocery shopping arranged our local stores can take your order and deliver it directly to your accommodation prior to your arrival. Home Cooking Service - we have a large chest freezer in our reception, which is kept stocked with freshly prepared main dishes, desserts and cakes. Just help yourself when you arrive and relax. Our reception is well stocked with maps, leaflets, guides and DVDs. Childrens games, toys, wellingtons and overalls are free to borrow. There is a large fridge restocked daily with milk, bread, eggs, butter, fruit juices and clotted cream for your convenience. Facilities nearby include: Full size indoor swimming pool - 1 mile; Golf course - 10 mins; Pony trekking 2 miles; Camel Trail cycle track to Padstow - ¾ mile; ‘Les Routiers’ recommended Pub/Resturant 1 mile.
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42 recommendations, average rating 5 out of 5
De Lank: Stacey is about to turn 10 and we have been going since the very first day they took over and she was a baby in arms. Everything is always scruplesly clean - I wish we could go more often! Rating 5 out of 5, Emma, Aug 2012
Honeysuckle: We would like to thank Fiona, Nick, Ted and everyone else at Coombe Mill for a wonderful week. The holiday completely lived up to our expectations - which were very high! Felix in particular loved every moment and since returning home has been asking to go back to the "holiday farm" and to see his favourite rabbit "Brownie". I'm sure we'll be back as I expect he and Sylvie will enjoy it even more when a little older and bigger. Rating 5 out of 5, Mat, recieved Aug 2012.
Trebah: Thank you once again for a wonderful holiday! It is so wonderfully relaxing, never disappoints! You feel the stresses melt away as you drive down into the valley! Dotty's piglets were a definite highlight and the rabbits as popular as ever, they were so gorgeous. The lovely weather was a great bonus. Trebah was lovely, and the girls love the play loft! 3rd year here and can't wait to return again next year - as Jess said, "but a year is SO LONG!" We'll be back again and again! Rating 5 out of 5, Nikki, Jun 2012
Watermill: Perfect...so much more than we expected! The welcoming nature of the hosts and the charming atmosphere is second to none. Cornwalls best kept secret! Thankyou Coombe Mill for the best holiday I have had in a long time. Rating 5 out of 5, Corinne, Jun 2012
Honeysuckle Cottage: Just been back to Coombe Mill for our third visit with our little boy, Jack. The piglets were definitely the highlight of the holiday this time! As an only child, it's great that he always makes friends with lots of children on the animal feed run each morning. Such a family orientated place to stay, we love it. My husband even booked himself in for surfing lessons at Polzeath Beach this year, recommended by the lovely Fiona! Coombe Mill definitely worth a visit if you have young children. Rating 5 out of 5, Hannah, May 2012.
Scandinavian Lodge: Excellent holiday at Coombe Mill this Easter with our three girls - equally as much fun on the farm and on the beach! Already booked next years! Rating 5 out of 5, Lulu, Apr 2012.
We returned from another lovely holiday at Coombe Mill, I am recommending this holiday as they made it such an enjoyable break for my family. Rating 5 out of 5, Andrew, Feb 2012.
Tamar Lodge: We had our best ever family holiday at Coombe Mill in Cornwall (so much better than Euro Disney!!). Every morning we put on our Wellies and joined Farmers Nick and Ted, jumping on to the tractor and doing the rounds to feed the chickens, donkeys, ducks, goats, pigs, bunnies and ponies. Both of the kids even had a drive of the tractor! Our daughter was a bit scared at the start of the week, but by a few days in she was really enjoying feeding all the animals. We're hoping to go back again next year! Rating 5 out of 5, Sarah, Sep 2011.
We had a lovely week at Coombe Mill and have already booked to return next summer. Our accommodation was beautifully clean and had everything we needed. Our two children loved the freedom of the farm and spent many happy hours in the playground and feeding the bunnies. The whole farm is organised to ensure your holiday is as relaxed and child-friendly as possible. Our younger daughter had been seriously ill earlier in the summer and it was lovely to see her improve her stamina and energy over the week. Our two children had a wonderful time and have returned home with a "healthy glow". Thanks to everyone at Coombe Mill! Rating 5 out of 5, Bond family, Aug 2011.
Deer: My parents started visiting Coombe Mill back in the 60's & 70's and took my brother and I many times when we were younger. My wife and I have just returned from taking our own children there for the 5th time and we had a brilliant week. The kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are desperate to go back next year. Farmer Ted was brilliant on the feed runs! Rating 5 out of 5, Gemma, Aug 2011.
Ottery: A brilliant week! It was our first time at Coombe Mill and Harry and I both had an amazing time. We both made lots of friends and Harry absolutely loved Farmer Ted who let him ride his tractor with him!! We're very much looking forward to going back. Thank you for having us Coombe Mill! :) Rating 5 out of 5, Kelly, Aug 2011
Millers House: Thanks so much once again to Coombe Mill for a wonderful week. It might just have been my favourite holiday ever. I wish I was back there now! Rating 5 out of 5, Sarah, Jul 2011
Heligan Scandinavian Lodge: We had an absolutely wonderful holiday in Heligan last week. The whole family had a great great time, and adored the set up they have at Coombe Mill. It was the most relaxing holiday I have had for many years and am already looking forward to next year. Rating 5 out of 5, Simon, Jul 2011.
Millers House: We had a wonderful holiday for the 2nd year running at Coombe Mill! Lots of fun had by all. Rating 5 out of 5, Katie, Jul 2011.
We're home from having the most wonderful and magical week at Coombe Mill. We were all very sad to be leaving but hope to be back again very soon. Rating 5 out of 5, The Hennessy family, Jun 2011
A fantastic holiday. So tranquil and lovely accommodation can't wait to come back again. Perfect holiday for the whole family. Rating 5 out of 5, Kay, Jun 2011
Jordan: Have just got back from a lovely holiday at coombe mill, kids really enjoyed themselves. Beautiful setting, great fun with the animals and have booked to come again next year, thank you for making it a great holiday. Rating 5 out of 5, Rose, May 2011
Roots Cottage: We have returned from our first holiday at Coombe and are missing you already! We had a brilliant time, thanks so much. It was a perfect place for our 19 month old and he seems to have picked up loads of new words-tractor, farmer, alpaca, goat and river being the favourites! Joe fell in love with the alpacas and guinea fowl and we met some lovely people. Loved seeing the new piglets! We've already booked for next year and can't wait to return. Rating 5 out of 5, Stella, May 2011
Pencarrow: Another lovely holiday, our second year running and we've booked again for next year! Pencarrow is stunning, and the animals were as popular as ever! Can't wait to see Dotty's piglets and any fawns that arrive. I think the goats are our favourite, lovely to get to know all their different personalities - Jumper definitely has the most attitude!!!! Can't wait to come back! Rating 5 out of 5, Nikki, May 2011
Trebah: Had a wonderful holiday with Coombe Mill farm. Family run, the owners have children too who soon teamed up with ours. Our children are spread across 7 years but it was perfect for all of them. Such an easy holiday the week flew by. Now we are following all their news on their great facebook site which is sure to have us coming back for more! Rating 5 out of 5, Maria, Apr 2011
Eden: We had such a fabulous week, thank you so much Coombe. We met some lovely people, and can't wait to come back again next year. I'm just going through all my photos now, Coombe really is so beautiful, I just couldn't stop taking photos. Both Harry and Holly had such a fantastic time, made some great friends, and really didn't want to come home. Rating 5 out of 5, Claire, Apr 2011
Tamar: We had such a wonderful holiday: Fiona, Nick, Ted, Gill (and the children!!) all did a great job in making our stay at Coombe Mill one of our best ever holidays... we are lucky enough to have travelled extensively and can honestly say when we visited your recommended "Secret Beach" I thought it was one of the most beautiful places on earth! The farm was perfect... our two boys had such a wonderful time ..... a really great family holiday ... perfect. THANK YOU Fiona. We are looking at plans for next year and in the meantime, I have already recommended Coombe Mill to two friends ! Rating 5 out of 5, Russell, Apr 2011.
Riverside lodge (This was our first time at Coombe Mill - preferred the look of the bigger lodges for next time)
What an adventure, never though wellies and muddy fields was my sort of holiday but Coombe Mill manage to make it fun with all the comfort! Rating 5 out of 5, Stephanie, Mar 2011.
Water Mill!: Just had a week away in the newly refurbished Water Mill. Wow what a difference, we love the character and space before but did find it hard to keep heated and a bit dark and dingy. Now that it has 2 lovely windows in the ceiling, the mother of all modern wood burners and a stylish contemporary make over it is transformed. They have some great pics on their facebook site so you can see what we mean! Well done Coombe Mill another success! Rating 5 out of 5, Sarah, Mar 2011.
Honeysuckle: Just had to say what a huge success our holiday at Coombe Mill has been. With twins age 18months I was slightly dreading our first holiday but Nick and Fiona were super. We stayed in Honeysuckle cottage. There was plenty of space and even a toy den which the twins loved. Out on the farm rides Farmer Nick and Farmer Ted are so good with the children, it is a delight to watch them build their confidence with the animals and having such fun. A great holiday so well thought out. Rating 5 out of 5, Jessica, Feb 2011.
Great for kids whatever the weather. They loved the animals, the tractor feed run, indoor and outdoor play areas, freedom and space. Therefore very relaxing for parents! The owners are very welcoming and the Scandinavian lodges are lovely. Rating 5 out of 5, Sylvia, Jan 2011.
Willow Cottage: 'We got back a week ago from Coombe Mill, having spent a week there with our three year old, Jack. Couldn't have asked for a more child friendly holiday! Every day began with a tractor ride to feed all the animals (the donkeys were a big hit!) It was so nice to let Jack run around the farm on his own without having to worry about him. Fiona and Nick who own the estate were really friendly and helpful too, and their youngest children (triplets!) took him under their wing; they played with him and showed him around the farm. I couldn't recommend Coombe Mill more highly, we had a fantastic week there and will definitely be back soon! Rating 5 out of 5, Hannah, Jan 2011.
Eden (Scandanavian Lodge): I brought the kids to Coombe Mill and we had the best holiday yet, at this wonderful farm in Cornwall! I would never have thought a farm holiday could be so easy, the daily tractor rides with Farmer Nick and Farmer Ted are just the best. The kids had the time of their lives, it's just so different from home life. I always worry about a holiday on my own with the kids, but found it really easy at Coombe Mill. Thoroughly recommend this holiday to anyone with children. Rating 5 out of 5, Anna, Dec 2010
Two Chimneys Cottage: The kids were desperate for a farm holiday but I wanted sun and luxury. Coombe Mill wasn't luxury but it was perfect for the children and even the rainy days didn't seem to matter. They were so happy on the farm and with the animals I think we will be back again and my sunny holiday will have to go on the back burner! Rating 5 out of 5, Megan, Sep 2010.
Trebah: We have been going to Coombe Mill for years, what really sets it apart is the investment that the owners put in. Every time we go there is something new, a property, play area, always something which keeps it fresh whilst retaining the farm charm. This September we stayed in their new eco friendly lodge, Trebah! It keeps us returning year after year! Rating 5 out of 5, Chloe, Sep 2010.
Two Chimneys: Super family holiday, focused on families with kids. Lots of open space for kids to run around free. Not far from Bodmin (Bodmin Jail, Lanhydrock House) and lots of lovely wooded walks nearby. We did so much in our two weeks, but great place to relax as well - could easily spend all day on the farm. Rating 5 out of 5, Daisy, Sep 2010.
Eden, Scandanavian Lodge: We've been to Coombe Mill a couple of times on holiday. Husband spends the week by the fishing lake, while the kids spend it with the animals - couldn't be better for meeting everyone's needs! There is a Coombe Mill facebook page, so we follow what's happening with all the animals on there! Latest news is that they have a new shetland pony, which the boys are very excited to meet this summer! Lots of books, wellies, high chairs, games, fishing equipment etc to borrow in reception. Coombe Mill is a perfect holiday match for our family. Rating 5 out of 5, Julia, Aug 2010.
Honeysuckle Cottage: We took the grandparents away with us to Coombe Mill last October (half term) and stayed in Honeysuckle cottage. Lovely and spacious and with the grandparents having their own room and bathroom downstairs we were all very comfortable. Our children Milly and Isabelle had such fun on the farm and can't wait to return and see how their favourite rabbits are doing. Thank you Coombe Mill for making our week special. Rating 5 out of 5, Charlotte, Aug 2010.
We had a wonderful time with our two year old. We worried that they might be too young to enjoy a farm holiday, but it was spot on. We met loads of other like minded parents looking for a holiday that was a little bit educational but fun too. We stayed in one of the cheapest options which was great and we felt that at this stage it was all we needed, although if we had more children or older children we would want to go for one of their bigger properties. Rating 5 out of 5, Nicholas, Aug 2010.
Trebah: Coombe Mill is really set up for tots. Our property, Trebah had stair gates built in top and bottom as well as a great play room with train set to keep our lad entertained for hours. Outside is full of wonderful things for young minds from a real life play tractor to indoor soft play barn. We were worried it didn't have a pool but actually it didn't matter, our days were so busy on the farm we didn't have the time or energy to swim! Rating 5 out of 5, Katie, Jul 2010.
Old Mill: We had a lovely holiday at Coombe Mill. We came in June last year and took three children out for the week, thought about this long and hard but Coombe Mill have some great worksheets for school children so the school approved it. Not only did we save a fortune on school holiday prices, but the beaches were lovely and quiet and all the attractions. We were surprised to find other parents who had done the same as us and so our girls also had paly mates their age at the farm. It is a wonderful experience for children, a real family feel to the place and such a safe way to interface with the animals. We have booked again for this year. Rating 5 out of 5, Camilla, May 2010.
We have stayed in Honeysuckle and Eden. Properties are like home from home with all the modern appliances you would hope for and even stair gates at the top and bottom of the stairs and a fenced in garden. Coombe Mill is so well thought out by the owners who clearly understand what is needed to make a relaxing family holiday. Rating 5 out of 5, Elizabeth, May 2010.
Gorgeous, tranquil setting in a lovely valley close to the North Cornwall coast. There is a wonderful range of different properties available to suit all tastes and budgets. The animals are great and the children (young and old) all enjoy learning how they are fed. The superb North Cornish beaches are only a few miles away and other local attractions are within a short driving distance. What a beautiful setting for a relaxed family holiday. Rating 5 out of 5, Fiona, May 2010.
Fantastic destination for families with children of all ages. Lots to do on the estate including great play facilities, and the chance to feed a whole range of farm animals every morning. It also offers easy access to wonderful beaches as well as places like the Eden Project. Would recommend. Rating 5 out of 5. Julie, May 2010.
I would like to highly recommend Coombe Mill as an excellent place to stay with young children. We took our grandchildren age 2, 4 and 7 and they had the time of their life. The farm is excellent and the tractor rides each day a delight. It is family run and our eldest teamed up with one of the owners children for the week which really made it for him. We are already booked to go back next year. Well done Coombe Mill you have something truly unique! Rating 5 out of 5, Gillian, Apr 2010
Took the family last October and we had a great time. The family were really welcoming the whole time and very helpful with suggestions of what to do. The kids had a great time on the farm, it was great for them to be able to play with the Camboroupolous children who lent them bikes and scooters galore! Think the highlight for the kids was feeding the animals! Very relaxing holiday, it was nice to be able to let the kids do their own thing and not worry about busy roads near by etc. Millers house was great too, very spacious and nice inside. Going back in July and cant wait - it was the perfect break away from work! Rating 5 out of 5, Maggie, Mar 2010.
We've been taking our boys on holiday to Coombe Mill over the last 8 years and it's definitely their favourite place to stay. The setting is lovely and we get as much out of it as the boys do -for them it's a place of animals, dens and adventure and they always make friends with the other children staying there as well as with Nick & Fiona's family. For us it's a beautiful part of Cornwall to use as a base and every holiday has been really relaxing and laid back. Rating 5 out of 5, Sam, Oct 2009.