Winter Newsletter 2024

Winter Newsletter 2024

Christmas 2023
Coombe Mill enjoyed another full house of guests over the Christmas period.  It was lovely to see all the decorations and Christmas trees up inside the lodges, as well as our new outside decorations and lights which created a warm welcome for all our returning guests. 
Christmas Eve felt very festive too, as we ventured up to St Tudy for their annual Christingle and listened to Sienna singing in the school choir.  It was great to see some of our guests there too, particularly with their children enjoying the traditional Christingle orange and sweets. An extra special thank you to Santa who found time in his very busy schedule to come and visit us too.

February Half term

Again, it was lovely to see all but one of our lodges full with returning guests over the February half term.  The children did an excellent jobs of feeding all the animals as usual and herding our deer down for all the grown-ups to see.  Great job!  We did have a little surprise though when one day another ram suddenly appeared in the mix with our normal flock of sheep.  After phoning all our local farmers and putting pictures up on the ‘lost and found’ nobody has claimed him.  Therefore, the softies that we are, we now have adopted our second ram and named him ‘Teddy’.  I think you can probably tell why…..just look at that face!

We are always looking at ways to update and improve Coombe Mill and have felt for a while that  Trebah lodge was starting to look a little tired and somewhat dated.   The New Year gave everyone a new lease of life and so we began to do away with the old units and clearing the whole of the kitchen area ready.  After many trips to Bodmin Household waste and Recycling Centre, we were finally ready for  the new kitchen to be fitted.  Working closely with our builder John, from the design to the installation, we feel the new kitchen is the perfect blend of form, function and finish. We hope you agree.

Places to visit: ‘Adrenalin Quarry’

 ‘Adrenalin Quarry’ in Liskeard, Cornwall.  You don’t just have to be an adrenalin junkie to enjoy it here.  If you like lots of active fun, then this is the place for you.  This once disused quarry has been turned into not only an Aquapark where we usually play in the Summer time, but it has an 800m all weather track for Go-Karting, the UK’s maddest and most beautiful 490m long, 50m high zip wire experience and the UK’s tallest Giant Swing.  If that’s not enough for you, then you can also try Axe Throwing and get in touch with you inner savage!  Go-Karting was just brilliant and we all got slightly more competitive as every lap passed us by.  Yes, it was tipping it down, but that made it more challenging (having experienced several different tracks, indoor and out), also, the way the karting is priced works so well, and is cheaper than some other tracks, as you can do just one session (apparently…. not that you’d stick to just one session!)
Will be back in the summer for the splash park!

A very happy New Year to everyone and let’s hope that in comparison to 2023, the sun shines on us all for many many more days this year , so we can all enjoy the best of Cornwall and of course Coombe Mill.

We still have some availability for Easter, May half term and the summer holidays

Anya and Emma x

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