February 2019 Highlights & Cornish Events March

Posted on March 1st, 2019

Welcome to my monthly news highlights from February 19 at Coombe Mill holidays together with a guide for what’s on in Cornwall for March 19. A handy guide to plan your time here if you are visiting this month.

February 2019 Highlights & Cornish Events March

Spring on the back of the snow

What a crazy month February turned out to be. We started the month on the national news when so much snow fell in the space of 2 hours during the school run. Everyone was caught out. Thankfully it was a happy ending and a great snow day off that followed.


Fast forward a couple of weeks and our half term guests were treated to spring with temperatures of 15 degrees. The farm literally blossomed and you could have been mistaken for thinking it was Easter.

spring in February19


Willow and honeysuckle cottages.

Last month I shared the kitchen and living room updates on Willow and Honeysuckle cottages. I’m now thrilled to say the new carpets are all in up the stairs, landing and bedrooms together with a few curtain and lampshade changes to lift these two spacious cottages for the 2019 season. 

New carpet in Honeysuckle Cottage

Inspired for business growth

I attended the annual Small Business Conference in Birmingham run by Theo Paphitis (ex Dragon’s Den star) as an #sbs winner. It is something I attend every year to network with other business owners, catch up with friends made over the years and be inspired for good business practice from Theo and his inspiring guest speakers.  As always I came away buzzing with an action plan which will hopefully benefit all our holiday guests. Watch this space.

sbs event 19 Birmingham

On the Farm

The end of February is a happy time for the animals, spring is in the air and the harsher days of winter are hopefully behind them.


Survival is easy for the chickens as they have been enjoying life indoors in their luxury winter home. On the back of this we have had record egg collections with up to 10 a day. I’m sure this rivals our best summer days!

Collecting fresh farm eggs at Coombe Mill Holidays.

R.I.P. Floppsy and Bruce

Sadly not everyone fared so well. We lost both Bruce the Wallaby and Floppsy the rabbit during February. They were both such great characters we will miss them both. Farmer Nick has his fingers in many pies trying to see if we can find anything to replace them. 


Floppsy rabbit and Bruce Wallaby


Born into the snow

In happier news the guinea pigs are thriving. So much so we had two sets of babies on the same night born just as the snow arrived. We rigged up a heat lamp during the cold spell to keep them warm and they are now all thriving.


Baby guinea pigs at Coombe Mill Holidays

What’s On in Cornwall March 2019

If you are coming to see us this month I have a few recommendations of places and special activities you may like to visit with the family.





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Distance from Coombe Mill

The Very hungry Caterpillar

Mother’s Day Free Entry for Mums

Invisible world : Oceans

Eden Project

16 – 17th March

31st March

throughout March

Free with entry £25 child (4 – 15) £12.60

https://www.edenproject.com/40 minutes

Underground tours of Cornish Mining 

Carnglaze Caverns

Mon – Sat 10am – 5pm

£7 Child (3 – 15) £5http://www.carnglaze.com/25 mins
Trains for kidsLappa ValleyOpen weekends in March£7.50http://www.lappavalley.co.uk40 mins

Star Gazing: displays, talks and telescopes from Kernow Astronomers

World Book Day trail and activities

Trerice National Trust

9th March 6.30pm – 9pm

9 – 10th March

Free, children welcome with adults

Free with entry £10.50 (child £5.25)

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/trerice36 mins


Ranger Day Bash and Burn with marshmallow toasting

Llanhydrock Estate National Trust

16th March 10am – 3pm

£8.45 child £4.20https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lanhydrock25 mins
Meet zoo animals. Activities throughout the day.Newquay ZooOpen everydayfrom 10am – 4pm£15.50 child 3 – 15) £11.45https://www.newquayzoo.org.uk/40 mins
Historical Shipwreck artifactsCharlestown Shipwreck centreTuesday – Saturday 10 – 5£7 (child 5 – 16 £5)https://www.shipwreckcharlestown.com40 mins

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the events in March that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.


Wishing  you and your families a happy month ahead. I hope spring arrives for you and that your holiday plans are in place. If not make sure you check out our latest availability.


Fiona x