Ahoy Captain Coombe Mill

Posted on November 9th, 2015


It is no secret that here at Coombe Mill we love the awesome ideas coming out from Prezzybox. We have shared, kids night lights which are happily installed in our kids cottage and lodge bedrooms, a monster travel suitcase now used for activity hour each week packed with play things for our youngest guests and a worry eater to help worried little ones banish their fears. Delighted with all our tested products to date I was very excited to receive our latest addition to Coombe Mill, a child’s table and chair with our very own pirate name.


Ahoy Captain

Welcome Captain Coombe Mill

You can order this pirate table and matching pirate chair with any child’s name, for us Coombe Mill was the obvious choice giving us the flexibility to place it in any of our property play rooms.

The pack arrived in super fast time all flat packed in safe travel packaging. On opening up everything was pristine with all the nuts and bolts you need included. However you will need to have a Philips screw driver and either a spanner or 10mm ratchet driver to assemble it securely.

I have the benefit of my very own handy man by way of Farmer Nick. With 11 properties to manage and maintain at Coombe Mill he is an expert in all DIY.  He had chair and table constructed in just 15 minutes; though I have to say if it had been left to me I might still be trying! The quality and finish of the table is impressive and Nick gave ours a little extra strength by adding wood glue as well as the dowel fixing provided; after all we are hoping for years of use by successive Captain Coombe Mill visitors.


Nick Putting together the Table


If you are familiar with flat pack furniture it is a breeze, if not you will have to study the picture instructions carefully and not take them too literally. For example the table diagram suggests there is space for 2 screws on the underneath corner fixings of the desk when in fact there is just one. Quality isn’t compromised it is just you need a certain amount of imitative in interpreting the diagrams.


Kids at the table


With our table and chair complete we took it along for the ultimate test. A group of little farm helpers keen to give it a try during our weekly activity hour. Our 1 – 6 year old children tested the set for comfort, fun factor and ease of working and gave it big thumbs up.


Table in Trebah


We had a long think about which play room to add the pirate desk set to and decided on Trevarno. This is one of our sleeps 4 Scandinavian lodges with a huge playroom taking up the entire upstairs floor space. It fits in here a treat and is ready to welcome a new Captain Coombe Mill each week.


I received my Coombe Mill names pirate desk and Chair from Prezzybox in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions about the product are my own.