Friday, 13 January 2012

Family Holidays - Coombe Mill

Morning! Friday already I hear you cry, nevermind at least it's almost the weekend.  Are you spending the weekend researching your family holiday or have you already booked? With five children a little extra research is normally required in our house!  However we do seem to fit in some holiday cottages, usually a million miles from anywhere.  Last year whilst I stood on my soapbox about holidays always being for families with 2.4 chidlren I got chatting to Fiona of Coombe Mill on Twitter.  She has six children and understood where I was coming from.  But more importantly Fiona owns and runs, with her husband, Coombe Mill, which has holiday accomadation for small and large families alike. 

image courtesy of Coombe Mill


Coombe Mill was originally a 16th century water mill but is now a beautiful hamlet set admist a 30 acre private estate between Bodmin Moor and the beach.  With a selection on Scandinavian and riverside lodges and picturesque holiday cottages I am sure Coombe Mill have a little piece of holiday heaven available for you and your family.

image courtesy of Coombe Mill

Farmers Nick and Ted offer children the chance to help feed the animals and ride on tractors six days a week.  The river Camel travels through the estate and the private fishing lake offers anglers the chance to relax and enjoy some holiday fishing.  Coombe Mill offers plenty of opportunity for outdoor play, whether in the outdoor playground or around the estate, but should it rain there is also an indoor play area. 
image courtesy of Coombe Mill


As Coombe Mill is owned and run by parents you can be sure your childrens safety and home from home needs have been catered for.  All of their properties include free bedlinen, teatowels, fridge with freezer compartment to store your ice lollies, electric cooker with oven and hob, microwave, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, digital tv, DVD player and free Wi-Fi access to cover the most important things.  The Scandinavian lodges also have a washing machine and dryer, hairdryer, iron and ironing board and one of them even has a playroom, now that is an added luxury for a holiday with young children.

image courtesy of Coombe Mill


I am sure you will have so much fun exploring the estate that you may not even think about exploring the surrounding area, but being a beach person I could not visit Coombe Mill and Cornwall without several trips to the beach.  The thing I love most about Cornwall is that you never seem very far from a gorgeous beach.  Our favourite beaches include Perranporth, where Jack took some of his first steps in the outside world and Fistral Bay to watch the surfers.  I am reguarly found on our local beach mesmerised by the kite surfers and have captured some fab tricks on my camera, so I would have to do the same when we visit Cornwall again. There are also lots of other great places for family days out in Cornwall. Fiona and her team at Coombe Mill have a great page on their website with lots of ideas for things to do that are all within forty five minutes of the estate.  This shows further that they understand the issue of travelling around with young children, as we all know too many long car journeys make children cranky. 


For full details of accomadation, availability and prices please visit Coombe Mill's website.

Have fun planning you holidays.
Zoe
x

P.S. This is NOT a sponsored post, just me sharing a great idea for a family holiday!

1 comment:

Coombe Mill said...

Oh wow thank you Zoe. This is such a lovely thing to have done and I am thrilled you have chosen to start with Coombe Mill!

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