Holiday Cottage in Bodmin Moor
Sleeps 4 - Bedrooms 2 - From £546
Coombe Mill is a family-run 30-acre estate, nestled on the banks of the upper reaches of the Camel River with meadows, lakes, river, woodland and gardens in perfect tranquillity. Enjoy a safe farm experience with daily tractor rides, animal feeding, and many activities on site. St Breward is at the top of the hill and it is a short drive to the magnificent north coast with its huge diversity of beautiful sandy beaches, breath-taking cliffs, crashing surf and secluded coves. Padstow, Polzeath, Port Isaac, Tintagel and Boscastle are all within a short drive but Coombe Mill has great access to both the A30 and A39 so you can easily expand your exploration of this gorgeous county.
Ground floor: Enter into an open plan, double-height, kitchen living and dining area with wood burning stove, comfortable sofas, dining table and chairs, fitted units, appliances, door to veranda and stairs to the playroom. Hallway to rear with doors to; Twin bedroom with 3’ beds and storage. Master bedroom with 6’ bed, storage and an en suite shower room with WC and hand basin. Family bathroom with shower over bath, WC, and hand basin.
First Floor: Large playroom, comfortable sofa, fully stocked with toys and a stairgate.
Exterior: Parking to the rear for 2 cars, private veranda with views over the valley, river, and communal areas. Picnic bench on the veranda.
Facilities and Services
Underfloor heating provided by a ground source pump with thermostats throughout the house and the substantial wood-burning stove. Solar hot water with an immersion heater boost. The kitchen includes a combined fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer, electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle and toaster. Free WiFi is available, mobile phone reception in the valley is not good but you can always use WiFi calling. The lounge area has a large flatscreen TV. There is an iron and ironing board. There is unlimited free WiFi available.
Small honesty shop on site for essentials, there is a friendly village store 1 mile away and supermarkets in Bodmin, Wadebridge and Camelford for anything else.
There is a supervised daily tractor and trailer ride to feed the many child-friendly farm animals 6 days a week. A truly hands-on opportunity for all ages! Access to the animals encouraged all day.
Running time changes throughout the year.
Private fishing for Coombe Mill guests only at no charge.
Nets, adult and children’s rods free to hire.
Purpose-built BBQs and portable BBQs with free logs along with an indoor BBQ hut.
In your own time, you are free to explore the fairy Garden, create a camp in the Den building zone or take a walk along our wildlife trail to spot the replica animals hidden in the wilder parts of the farm.
The children's play area including a full-size fortress, slides and play tractor.
Indoor soft play area for under 5’s.
Games room for over 5’s.
If you enjoy a challenge, why not try a hilly run from Coombe Mill. There are three loops taking you either 2.75, 4 or 6 miles returning to the farm or for off-road the camel trail is 1 mile from us for a flat scenic run.
There is an indoor gym with a cross trainer, treadmill, rowing machine and multi gym.
The river at Coombe Mill provides a fun natural swimming pool but wise to wear footwear and ensure children are supervised at all times. There is a local indoor pool available for Coombe Mill guests located just 1 mile away, as well as many local beaches.
For a little bit of family fun, there is a 6 hole crazy golf course on the farm. Situated next to the train this is a great spot to encourage a little bit of family competition while waiting for your evening excursion.
The famous Camel Trail begins 1 mile from Coombe Mill and extends to Padstow offering 17 miles of safe off-road cycling. There are plenty of cycle hire options available locally, just ask for details or bring your bikes with you leave them on the veranda and they will be quite safe.
Badminton and Cricket
There is a badminton net set up on the front lawn, rackets and shuttlecocks are available for your use from the borrow room in reception. We also have a cricket set and more available.
Electricity, heating bed linen and towels are included. There is parking for 2 cars, more available on request. No smoking. A maximum of 2 dogs are welcomed at Coombe Mill for the small additional cost of £30 per dog per week, please note dogs may not be left unattended in the lodge and must be on a lead around the farm, please ask at reception for details of the areas where they can be allowed to roam free.
General Booking Information
Arrival / Departure day is a Saturday.
£250 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card is required as a security deposit.
Short breaks are available during quieter times of the year.
Wadebridge was originally a market town. It has an amazing 15th-century bridge with 17 arches over the River Camel, which is definitely worth a visit. It is said the bridge was built on wool as this was how the wealthy landowners in the area made their money. From the day the bridge was built the town became known as Wadebridge. The Royal Cornwall Showground at Wadebridge hosts the county show every June, come rain or shine, opened each year by a member of the Royal Family. Cornish Farmers have had to diversify in recent years and so has the show, but they have kept their traditional roots with steam engines being shown next to the shiny new high-tech tractors. It's not every day you get to see formation JCB digger dancing in the main ring.
Both Wadebridge and nearby Camelford are centrally located in order to explore the nearby hills and moors. Wadebridge is the perfect base, being the halfway point, from which to discover the Camel Trail, a walk and cycle track following the old railway route from Bodmin to Padstow. There is wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife, including fantastic sightings of wading birds to see on this serene trail and bikes can be hired from Bodmin, Wadebridge or Padstow. From Padstow, you could take a boat trip across the Camel Estuary to Rock, and lounge on the beautiful beach that stretches all the way around to Daymer Bay. The National Lobster Hatchery neighbours Rick Stein's empire in Padstow.
The National Trust have three properties nearby, Lanhydrock House, Trerice and Carnewas and the dramatic cliffs and beach at Bedruthan Steps. Or if you fancy something different try a tour around the Camel Valley Vineyard, Cornish Wine has been growing in stature around the world and their sparkling wines are truly stunning, having picked up lots of international awards, go for a tasting you will not be disappointed!
Bodmin Moor is a couple of miles away to the East and is dominated by large granite tors which tower over sweeping expanses of moorland. Bodmin Moor has engendered fear and awe throughout history and hence provided inspiration for writers, poets and sculptors. Standing stones, burial chambers, clapper bridges cottages and farms across the moor give a hint of the 4000 years of human development ever since Bronze Age farmers first arrived.
Port Isaac is about 4 miles to the North West and this has recently been the base of filming for "Doc Martin" with Martin Clunes, there is a good selection of cafes shops and pubs. Further up the coast, there are all of the golden beaches and coves between Polzeath and Tintagel with some of the best surf in Europe.
Bodmin lies a few miles to South West and has a large selection of supermarkets, shops and restaurants.
Nearest Railway Station: Bodmin Parkway – half an hour away
Nearest Airport: Newquay – half an hour away
Exeter Airport and Station is an hour away
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