So September arrived in glorious sunshine. We waved off the last of our school holiday guests, cars loaded and faces sad to be leaving after a wonderful week or two here on the farm. It has been a busy August for us but so rewarding with some great extras like our Garden party and new sand pit with diggers. However I am now ready to resume a slower pace, enjoy our younger visitors again and watch nature do its thing with the autumnal colours. We are spoiled with beautiful scenery at Coombe Mill but the one scene that captured my eye this week is the River Camel as it meanders its way through the length of Coombe Mill separating the holiday cottages and lodges from the farm. From its source up on Bodmin Moor it babbles its way down through our grounds, on through Wadebridge town and out to sea at Padstow.
River Camel from Coombe Mill Bridge.
The children have had a wonderful time playing in the river this summer on body boards and damming the stream to divert the water from its natural course. We have used it for activity hour too with our nature raft race. The school children may have left and now be settling back in to the new term at school, but their work here has shaped my photos this week as the line of carefully carried rocks and pebbles that formed the dam is still visible.
Kids dam over the River Camel.
From the River to the pirate boat play area.
Come and fish the river here for Sea trout and Salmon.
I plan to return to scenes from the River Camel here at Coombe Mill over the next few weeks as the summer greens fade to golden russet colours and the fishermen come out in hope of catching a salmon. Summer may be my favourite season but I do adore the colours autumn as they play out in the reflections over the River Camel and lakes here at Coombe Mill.
If you fancy watching and listening to the beauty of the river for real then please do take a peek at our availability this season.
Finally if you are ready to think about Christmas, I have a Facebook giveaway running to WIN a family Christmas with us. Why not head over and put yourself in with a chance.
“Tales from the farmers wife” shares the funny and interesting happenings on our lovely holiday farm with Farmer Nick and our 6 children. A behind the scenes look on balancing family, farming, the holiday business and cooking for all.