Lockdown project 1  – Electricity Meters Removed 

In order to keep up with the times and make our guests stay as easy and as comfortable as ever, our first lockdown project was to remove the electricity pound coin metres in all of our six lodges.  We are certain that this will be a popular improvement for all our returning guests, but hope that we can all  continue to be conscientious about conserving energy and our planet.

Lockdown project 2 – Daily Exercise 

We have really been enjoying exploring the local area’s beaches and finding some more good walks. This inspired us to place framed OS maps on the walls in each of our lodges and we hope that this will enable you to explore the local area with ease when you come and stay.

Lockdown Project 3 – Animals

Despite the absence of snow and guests, our animals are now enjoying hearty helpings of hay now the weather is significantly colder. Therefore, our third lockdown project will see Sally our pig being sent off to have her annual holiday of fun with her boyfriend next week. We hope to have new piglets with us by the end of May, just in time for half term.

Lockdown Project 4- Games Room 

We have also been measuring up the games room and hope to have this opened up and refurbished by the end of March.  There will be some new equipment for the older children, as well as games and books for the younger ones

Marketing 

Our fifth lockdown project for January entailed investigating the potential to market Coombe Mill from a different angle. We are currently in the process of designing a new logo and updating the signs around the farm.  We hope to be able to share some of these with you all in our future blogs.

Staycation Bookings this summer 

 The website  https://www.coombemill.com/availability-prices/is regularly updated with regards to our availability and you can still book on the web site or through us. We are getting a number of bookings daily and are nearly full for Easter, May and the Summer holidays.

At Coombe Mill we recognise we are all living in uncertain times. We realise how important it is to have something special booked in to look forward to as a family. So to provide you with complete reassurance:

We offer a full Covid guarantee. If Lockdown or Tier restrictions occur over your holiday week – then you have a choice to

1. Have a full refund or

2. The opportunity to move your holiday to another week at the same price. If you choose a week at a more expensive price you will need to pay the difference. 

Happy New Year to you all. We hope 2021 brings us a better year and that for our guests at Coombe Mill you have a year with less restrictions to travel. Have you thought about a 2021 staycation for your family? Read on to hear our plans and the big changes ahead.

At the end of last year Coombe Mill changed hands. Fiona and Nick who owned Coombe Mill for over 18 years have decided to put their feet up and retire and have passed over the reins to us – Anya, Emma, Millie, Sam and Sienna.

 

Staycation 2021 in Cornwall with new ownership at Coombe Mill

A bit about us

Emma and I are both ex – secondary school teachers and as a family have a love for the outdoors. We have moved down to Cornwall from Bovingdon in Hertfordshire where we lived for over 10 years but wanted to escape the rat race and have a slower pace of life.

The start of our journey has been a challenging one due to more Covid lockdowns but we were able to welcome a few guests from Tier 1 and 2 for the Christmas week.

Latest on the farm

We have turned on the lights in the indoor chicken shed and are feeding the chickens more food in the hope that we get some eggs in the next few days.

 

Chickens

In the local area

Exploring the local area has been like our own little staycation. As a family we have discovered a number of child friendly walks. These will be added into the welcome pack in each lodge for you to enjoy.

 

Walks around North Cornwall

Looking ahead

We are looking forward to developing Coombe Mill in our style. Rest assured we will keep you up to date with our plans and changes throughout the year on our Instagram and Facebook pages. First up is a brilliant wooden swing down near the river and the fairy garden. This has already been fully tested by our children and proved a big success.

Swing

Arrranging your next staycation

The Christmas decorations are now down and we are fully in the driving seat. Why not beat the January blues and look at a staycation here this year. Emma and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible over the coming year. Our children are keen to find new playmates.

 

Anya x