Choose Your ASDA Photo Valentine’s Day Gifts

Posted on January 15th, 2020 - Fiona

In the run up to Christmas we shared some wonderful seasonal Gifts from ASDA Photo, you liked them so much we are back with a new line up made especially for Valentine’s Day.  Show that someone special in your life how you care with a personalised gift. A picture tells a thousand words, share yours on an amazing choice of great ASDA household items.  

If this sounds like the answer to your Valentine’s Day gift worries, read on to discover the range available, and for your chance to WIN £35 to spend on your choice of products in the ASDA photo range


Choose Your ASDA Photo Valentine's Day Gifts

Check out our handy ASDA Photo Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

ASDA Photo ProductPrice FromDescriptionExample Image
Sequin Reveal Cushion  £16.00

Keep that special memory in your home with a  beautiful personalised sequin reveal cushion. Add photos and words onto one side of the cushion, then brush the two way sequins to reveal your chosen design.  A clever and thoughtful gift.

ASDA photo cushion
Personalised Mugs £8.00

Create that romantic Valentine’s morning with a surprise cuppa in a personaised mug. Choose from the wide range including ceramic, porcelain, latte, and the travel mug, there is one just right for everyone’s morning routine. 


Valentine's Day Personalised Mugs
Personalised Cards£1.90Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to break the bank, choose your own message and photo on a very special card at a bargain price. personalised valentine's day cards
Photo Blanket£28.00Curl up on winter evenings with your loved one and your own special valentine’s blanket printed with a special photo memory. A moment in time to relive together.  personalised valentine's Day blanket
Keyrings£4.50Asda photo Personalised key rings are a little gift for your loved one to use day in day out. Another great reason to never lose your keys again! keyring
Photo Magnets£1.00What a bargain! At this price you can cover your fridge with all your favorite romantic moments. Valentine's Day Magnet gift
Canvas Prints£12.00For something to display on the wall and turn to day after day, why not choose a canvas print of your favourite photo? These are available in a range of sizes and designs including collage and retro prints.Canvas pint valentine's Day Gift idea
Photo Books£3.00From a Wedding Day album to a dream holiday, the ASDA Photo book would make a wonderful keepsake this Valentine’s books
Phone Cases£12.00Nothing is with us in the modern era more than our phone. Make your loved one’s case special with a besoke design printed on an ASDA photo cases
Retro Photos25pA perfect way to show you care this Valentine’s Day for just pence. Have your favourite photos together made retro looking with your choice of message and slip them inside a card. retro prints for Valentine's DAy Gifts


Win a £35 Voucher towards any of the above with ASDA Photo and Coombe Mill

If you fancy making Valentine’s Day special with one or more of these thoughtful photo gifts, simply follow the instructions below. A voucher code will be sent to the winner. No cash change is available, though the winner can top up the voucher themselves to use the full £35 worth on any products from the range.

Good luck to all taking in part.


ASDA Photo Valentines Day Gift Voucher for £35


I have not been paid to write this article, all content is my own, but the prize is with thanks to ASDA Photo department. 

Welcoming The New Year & Cornish Events January 2020

Posted on January 4th, 2020 - Fiona

First of all, a very Happy New Year to you and your family. I’m sure for you, as for us, the Christmas decorations are down, the children are going back to school and we are optimistic for the possibilities of a new decade. I hope you can take a minute to glance through the month past here on the farm, our plans ahead for the forthcoming season and of course a guide to the Cornish Events january 2020 if you are in the area. 

welcoming the new year and Cornish Events January 2020

Thinking ahead to a weekend break?

Because the pennies are tight after Christmas, but everyone fancies a few nights away, we have the perfect offer for you. A little something from us for you to look forward too over the coming months:

Book ANY 3 night break before 28th March for just £250.

To book this great deal simply place your booking on line and write Jan2020 deal in special instructions before you pay and I will add a discount to change the price for you to reflect the £250 stated.

  • Optional extra charges still apply.
  • Coombe Mill properties only.
  • Excludes 15 – 22nd February.


March is the start of lambing for us and a wonderful time to be on the farm.

Lambs April 19 at Coombe Mill Holidays

A look back at Our Christmas Fun

Christmas is always a wonderful time here at Coombe Mill. It is a chance for parents to escape the usual Christmas rush and chill out in our beautiful rural surroundings while excitement builds for the children. Christmas Eve saw us treat the children to some fun crafts with snow globe making and mince pie baking.


Snow globe making and mince pie baking


For those who enjoy a children’s Church service St Tudy Village did us proud with a delightful Christingle finished off with Santa on his sleigh


Xmas Eve at St Tudy


We followed this up with a party for all the family in the games room. No Christmas Eve party would be complete without a visit from Santa who managed to hot foot it back on his sleigh from St Tudy. Sat in our purpose made Grotto he delighted the children with a few wise words and a gift for all.


Christmas Day saw us enjoy a very relaxed 10 o’clock start for the Feed run with Santa Nick and a glorious sunny day.   


We were like tourists on our own doorstep over the Christmas period and joined many of our guests with a stroll around Padstow enjoying Cornish pasties and some lovely coastal walks. We are in such a perfect location to make th4e most of the coast any time of the year.


Padstow and Polzeath at Christmas 19


If you fancy all this for Christmas 2020, the activities are all included in the price of your stay.


Just in case you are taking us up on our great £250 deal for January. Here’s a look ahead to some of the things we have going on locally in Cornwall.    

Cornish Events January 2020

 Cornish Events January 2020




Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Point to Point 

Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge

12th January 11.30

Entry fee to park 20 minutes

Masked Ball Lanhydrock National Trust

Lanhydrock near Bodmin

5th January 11 – 4

Free with entry price 35 minutes


 Eden Project Ice skating

Eden Project

All January

£7 Adults £6 children (admission to Eden Project)

Free with Eden Admission

40 mins

Wedding Fayre at Milky Way Adventure Park

Bude from 19th January Free but Milky Way entry still required to go on the rides. 30 mins

Nb: I have not been paid or sponsored to mention these places, they are just the Cornish  Events January 2020 that I feel would be of interest to Coombe Mill Guests.


Wishing you and your family a very prosperous 2020 and as ever hoping to see you here on the farm

Fiona x

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Christmas Festive Fun at the Farm

Posted on December 13th, 2019 - Fiona

Here at Coombe Mill we are ready to enjoy the festive fun to begin. The planning is done, present wrapping begun and the place is looking its seasonal best. I’m a great believer in planning, not because I like to gloat, but because I want to enjoy the Christmas week myself and I’m not good at handling last minute stress.  


Christmas Festive Fun at the Farm

Christmas Lights

The lights are up around our log store and across the car park and the phone box is also lit. This has the dual purpose of looking festive and helping you to navigate the farm in the early evening darkness.

Festive Christmas Lights

Christmas Trees in all our properties

Our properties each have a tree with lights on ready for our guests to arrive. In addition there is a box of decorations for each family to embellish their tree to their own design on arrival. Speaking of arrival, we also ensure the fire will be lit and the heating and hot water all on to make your Christmas visit welcoming and relaxing from the minute you arrive.

Christmas Trees in every holiday lodge and cottage

Christmas Eve Family Entertainment all planned

Christmas Eve is an afternoon of entertainment for the children here at Coombe Mill. We will have fun making Snow Globes for our festive fun craft in the afternoon. This is followed by a trip to the village Christingle service for those who would like to participate; Santa makes an appearance and there is a treat for everyone.

Back at Coombe Mill we start the evening off with a drinks party in our games room for all our family and guests to meet and chat over a glass of bubbly and a bite to eat. As a special treat for the children, Santa will be there too, in a purpose built Grotto for all to visit.  


Christmas Eve Plans

Farm rides throughout the festive fun

Out on the farm the feed run will run each day with the usual swell of enthusiasm from our little helpers. This is the perfect way to learn about the farm and run off some of that Christmas excitement each morning.


Christmas Festive fun on the Farm

Christmas Bear on Social Media

I’d love you to follow our fun on social media too. We have our very special Christmas Bear out in a new location each day. See if you can spot him on my Instagram and Facebook stories and see what he gets up to. Each week in my main feed you there is a summary of the week’s activities and locations.


Get ahead for some Christmas festive fun for next year

We still have some last minute space for this year, or why not take up our December offer from my last post: Book head for next year now in the property of your choice and pay nothing till March 2020 just by writing “Pay March” in special instructions when booking on line.  


A break for us too

With all this in place and nearly 2 weeks to go, we are enjoying a couple of mini breaks ourselves before our extended family and guests arrive.


mini break

Whatever your plans this Christmas, I hope you have a wonderful Christmas filled with love, peace and family festive fun.

Merry Christmas

Fiona x

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Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids

Posted on December 2nd, 2019 - Fiona

For growing kids with a developing appetite for discovering the planet and the animals that inhabit it, we have the perfect book. Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids is a wonderful resource for children age 8 – 12 year olds. Not only is it packed with fun facts, they are illustrated beautifully and even have life size pictures to give the reader a real sense of reality even if it is something many miles away. Read on to discover more about Animal Atlas and for a chance to win your copy of this wonderful new publication.


win Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids

More about Animal Atlas

The book takes you across continents and oceans exploring the incredible animals that live there.  Feel the enormity of our planet with the double spread fold out pages. From a life size look at an eagles claw to the frozen habitat and wonder of the polar bear this book covers it all. See how animals adapt to their environment and see the impact we have on their lives. This book touches science and geography and delves into our history. A great way to understand and respect the planet we all know and love.  

What we love

  • Educational

  • Factual

  • Fun to read with fold out pages and secret fold out fact flaps

  • Beautifully eye catching

  • Quality finish to each page

Animal Atlas fold out pages

Need to know

RSP £12.99
Age Range 8 – 12
AuthorAnne Rooney
IllustratorLucy Rose
StockistsLonely planet Kids online, Amazon, 
Product specifications

32 pages

32pp color 

Dimensions: 282mm × 259mm




Video clip highlighting the key features of Animal Atlas


Win your copy of Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids with Coombe Mill

For your chance to win a copy of this lovely educational book simply follow the instructions below. Good luck to all taking part.

Animal Atlas from Lonely Planet Kids


We were sent our copy of Animal Atlas for the purpose of this review. However all thoughts expressed here are my own. The Coombe Mill copy can be borrowed by our holiday guests from the book library in the games room.

December Events Cornwall & Latest Holiday Farm News

Posted on November 28th, 2019 - Fiona

Welcome to the festive month of December.  It feels rather like the whole country has gone Christmas crazy and Christmas spirit is well and truly buzzing. I hope I can interrupt your planning for the big day with a little update for you from the farm, an offer you can’t refuse for next year and of course all the best local events in Cornwall for December if you are joining us.


December Events Cornwall & Latest Holiday Farm News


Reserve any 2020 holiday this December for FREE

I know this one made a big difference to many of you last year, so we are bringing it back again.

Secure your favourite week in your favourite property next year by simply placing the booking:

  • Online: Write “Pay March” in special instructions. Pull out when asked to pay a deposit. I will see your booking at this point and confirm that I will hold it for you until the end of March. I’ll email you at the start of March to remind you about the deposit payment.
  • By phone: just call 01208850344 and secure the booking by phone.   
  • By email: provide your name, when you last came (if you’ve stayed before) phone number, address, number in the party, week and property wanted.
  • If your booking is in January or February you can still book in December but pay January. Just write “Pay January” instead of “Pay March” in special instructions

lodges and cottages at Coombe Mill Holidays

Holiday news from the farm

The Chickens have come indoors

After October half term the chickens have all moved to their indoor quarters. This will keep them dry and cosy with a deep wood chip floor and electric lighting to compensate for the short daylight hours.


chickens indoors at Coombe Mill for winter

Free Range Goats

The goats are enjoying free ranging the tractor route while we have no guests staying. This has the benefit of munching down all the brambles and overgrowth, reducing our animal food bills, natural pruning of the pathways and a varied diet for the goats. It’s a ‘win win’ situation for everyone. Most importantly Dusty, or Houdini as Nick now calls him for his ability to escape all but the ‘Sin Bin’ field where he has ended up in isolation over the summer, is now reunited with his friends. Even Dusty can’t escape over the river.


free range goats over winter at coombe Mill

Cottages over the road

Camel Side Cottages comprising of Tree Roots, Honeysuckle and Willow are now separated from Coombe Mill with gates and its own sign, website and booking system.


Camelside cottages sign & gates

Train Move

The train is in Farmer Nick’s shed waiting a new lick of paint, while the train track has all been lifted and stored. The plan is to run it along the path of the lodges and Farmer Nick has begun the trench for this. We hope to have it up and running as soon as possible in spring.


Favourite guest post of the month

This has to go to Lucy Williams. Lucy and her family have been coming to Coombe Mill for many years. Family holiday memories have built up to the point where their latest family addition now has her middle name as ‘River’ after the river Camel running through Coombe Mill.  How wonderful is that? (Photos from Lucy’s last visit in October half term)

Christmas and New Year

All that remains is for me to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We have a last minute cancellation in Eden if you can take advantage and space over New Year if you fancy a little country escape. Otherwise don’t forget to take us up on our December offer for next year.


Eden holiday lodge log fire and Christmas Tree


December Events Cornwall 2019 

 December Events Cornwall 2019




Find out more

Distance from Coombe Mill

Padstow Christmas Festival

Padstow Harboure

5 – 8th December

Free! 25 minutes

Santa’s Grotto at Trago

Trago Mills Liskeard


Not clear but inexpensive 35 minutes


Newquay Zoo Santa Grotto

Newquay Zoo


14 – 15th December 

£7.50 p;us zoo entry 40minutes

Santa Train at Lappa Valley


St Newlyn East Truro 14, 15th Dec and 20 – 24th Dec

£13.50 for adults and children with child present & adult refreshments 40 minutes
St Tudy Christingle with Santa Visit, mince pies and mulled wine St Tudy C of E Church 24th November 5pm  £ donation  No website but just 3 miles from Coombe Mill 5 minutes


 Eden Project Ice skating

Eden Project

All November

£7 Adults £6 children (admission to Eden Project)

Free with Eden Admission

40 mins

See Santa at Lanhydrock National Trust

Lanhydrock House and Gardens Saturday and Sundays in December £6 with gift plus admin for non members 25 mins

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


Happy Christmas

Fiona x

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