Family Holidays in the Sun

Posted on June 11th, 2016

A Heatwave in Cornwall 

Here in Cornwall we have been on a good weather roll. From before half term we have been enjoying the best of British weather with long sunny days and glorious sunsets.  While much of Europe and even England have experienced summer thunderstorms we have been in a little oasis of our own.  I wish I could take the credit for our amazing family holidays in the sun this season but alas it is sheer good luck that has made the past couple of weeks so great for our holiday guests. We ended half term with 80% rebooking for the same week next year; if you are thinking of joining us for Whitsun week next year be quick as there are now only a few properties left.

Late afternoon sun on the farm. #sun #sunrays #garden #farm #cornwall #holiday #flowers #countrylife #valley

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Personally I think “the law of Sod” comes into play with the weather. We have refitted our indoor play barn this year with wonderful soft play for under 5’s and created a spacious games room with pool and ping pong for older children. With our ‘all weather’ facilities in place, the sun was bound to shine!

Summer Days on the Farm


Many of our guests with younger children have been making the most of the facilities right here on the farm this week and not leaving the estate at all. With outdoor BBQ’s, the river to paddle in, play areas and animals to visit all day it is easy to create family holidays in the sun without ever leaving Coombe Mill.  


My photos this week all reflect the gorgeous weather and the beauty it has created here at Coombe Mill. 

The morning animal feed run is a highlight of staying here, I love to see the children interacting with the animals.


Queenie is so gentle, even the younger children love to feed her by hand.


It’s not just the holiday guests enjoying the warm dry spell, the donkeys couldn’t be happier.


I was crouched under the old bridge taking this photo as the tractor returned from the farm one morning.

Tractor farm ride At Coombe Mill. Family holidays in the Sun in Cornwall

The view through the bridge upstream is rather pretty too, with all the summer green overhanging the banks. 


 Evenings have given way to a creeping sea mist creating hazy orange sunsets.  

A hazy sunset tonight in Cornwall. #sunset #Cornwall #nature #country life #orange #warm

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Enjoy your Family Holidays in the Sun 

We’d love to welcome you for a holiday with us here in Cornwall. 


Family fun all year round; sunshine not guaranteed!