August reflections with Offers and Events September 2019 onwards

Posted on August 30th, 2019

How is it September already? A new term is about to start for those of us with school age children and autumn is beginning to show its hand. I’m always sad to see summer slipping away but equally excited for the beauty of Coombe Mill in autumnal shades.  We have plenty of exciting news from August to fill you in on as well as offers going forwards and our pick of Cornish events coming up for September. Do take a minute to have a read:

August reflections with Offers and Events September 2019 onwards

October Half Term

It looks like week commencing 26th October will be the big one here this year taking in all our Halloween fun. We are almost full for this week so be quick if you were thinking of joining us. If on the other hand you are lucky enough to have the week before as your half term, we’ve just adjusted the price down so pop over and have a look.


Halloween at Coombe Mill

Lower Prices for New Year

We have some new lower rates and flexible booking dates for the New Year period. If you fancy a little escape after the rush of all the family at Christmas why not think about chilling with us down on the farm. Or go the whole way and come for Christmas too. We make it so much fun for the children it really takes the pressure off parents to just chill and enjoy the whole festive period. 


Christmas at Coombe Mill

Get ahead for next summer

We are holding the prices from this year forward to next summer. Jump on board and book your favourite week and property now and give the family something to look forward to.


Summer at Coombe Mill

A holiday for us too

We managed a week away ourselves in August splitting our kids between coming with us and managing the farm. They were helped by my niece and her family. Huge thanks to the team who kept things running beautifully for us, we are just back and full of renewed energy and enthusiasm for the autumn season.


Family Team Photo at August Holiday time


Activity Hour

We have had a real mix of activities tailored to the age group each week. From woodland fairies to kite making, raft racing, teepees and campfires, the children have loved their afternoons of creativity here.

Activity Hour August 2019

On the Farm

Fishing enhancements

The fishing enthusiasts of Coombe Mill told us the brambles were being troublesome along the bank of the pond. We always like to deal with any issues as quickly as possible and Farmer Nick has been digging out a bramble free section, backfilling with chippings to make the perfect fishing spot. It has been well received by all and perfect for Guy who teaches the children here to fish on request.

fishing lake

Plenty of autumn logs

Ash die back has come over to our country from continental Europe. Sadly, just as the name suggests, it is killing the ash trees in our country from the ends of the leaves back to the trunk. We have been hit very badly in Cornwall and especially here at Coombe Mill where ash is widespread in our wooded valley. For safety reasons Farmer Nick and our boys have been cutting down the dying trees in public places before they caused a danger to anyone by falling. On the plus side there is going to be plenty of logs to fuel the woodburners in our cottages and lodges for the winter season and some fun additions to the fairy garden too.


The Animals

August is the calm before the storm. All the animals have been soaking up the sun and enjoying the last of the rich summer grazing. It is the month for putting on weight and fattening themselves up ahead of autumn – the season of love! Our Billy goat gruff is already beginning to smell of strong goat’s cheese and keen to be let in to woo his lady friends.


Animals at Coombe Mill August

Cornish Events September 2019 

Cornish Events September 2019




Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

New Trampoline and Play Park

Trenance Park Newquay

Daily 10 – 6

Trampolining From £10.50

Play park from £2.00 40 minutes

Motorfest Motoring Family Festival

Crantock, Newquay

1st September

 Adults £12 Child £9
40 minutes


Tintagel  Castle via new bridge Just openned



Daily 10am to 6pm

Adults £13 child £8 25 minutes

East Pool Mine Herritage Open Day


High Street Bodmin 5pm

14th September 10.30 – 4.30

Free 1 Hour 20 minutes


Steam and vintage Rally


St Mawgan, Newquay 

21st and 22nd September

Adult £5 children £3 40 minutes


Music Makers Weekend at Eden Project

Eden Project

21st and 22nd September

Free with entry to Eden project: Music to listen to and intstruments to make  40 mins

Lappa Valley (steam trains for kids) Grandparents Day 

Lappa Valley  28/29th September Grandparent goes free with full paying child 40 minutes

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the Cornish events September for 2019 that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.

I hope you have enjoyed a wonderful summer and made the most of the holidays. Best wishes to all those going into a new school, class or preschool this term. I hope to see some of you here on the farm soon.

Fiona x

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