Coombe Mill is a family friendly farm complex in north Cornwall. There’s plenty of children’s entertainment on site including indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, animal feeding and Coombe Mill’s very own railway, plus 30 acres of secluded grounds to explore.

  • Type: seventeen self catering cottages and lodges

  • Size: from 2-10 people per unit

  • Cost: from £1785 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Cornwall

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Coombe Mill, St. Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall, PL30 4LZ

  • Tel: 01208 850344

Coombe Mill is located in St Breward near Bodmin, close to the popular north Cornish coast with its impressive cliffs, white sandy beaches and pretty villages. Family friendly days out in the surrounding area include the beaches at Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Trebarwith, the seaside towns of Padstow, Port Isaac and Tintagel, and tourist attractions like the Eden Project, Pendennis Castle, Crealy, Lappa Valley and Dairyworld.

Our review of Coombe Mill, Cornwall

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Originally a 16th century water mill, Coombe Mill now offers child friendly accommodation on a 30 acre estate in north Cornwall. Accommodation takes the form of six traditional cottages (each sleeping between 4 and 10), five Scandinavian lodges (sleeping 4-7) and six smaller riverside lodges (sleeping 2-4). The cottages are cosy, bright and airy, while the newer lodges are contemporary and modern in style. Prices vary depending on your choice of holiday accommodation: from £499 low reason to £2995 high season in properties sleeping 4-10.  The cheapest peak August rate for a family of four is £1785 for a two bedroom lodge. Larger groups could stay in Coombe Mill’s biggest property – ten-bed ‘Tree Roots’ – for £2995 in August which at Parent Friendly Stays we think is a great price for this type of property.


The owners of Coombe Mill describe the complex as “magical for children, toddlers and babies” and we can’t help but agree with them. The holiday is designed to offer children the very best of farm life and as such there’s a whole host of exciting outdoor activities for little ones to get involved with. This includes children’s tractor rides 6 days a week, collecting your own eggs, and petting and feeding pigmy goats, baby lambs, miniature ponies and more. The cottages sit in a private 30 acre estate of woodland, meadows and gardens meaning there’s no shortage of safe outdoor space to explore, and there are also both indoor and outdoor play areas including full size fortress, slides and play tractors, badminton, and separate fenced play areas for under 5s. Children will also be enchanted by Coombe Mill’s very own railway on which they can enjoy a free daily train ride.


You’ll be pleased to hear that Coombe Mill has a few parent friendly holiday features, too. Fishing enthusiasts will find excellent fishing for salmon and trout in the river Camel which runs through the grounds, and there’s a free coarse fishing lake exclusive for Coombe Mill guests. The complex has an on-site reception/shop with ready meals and other provisions on offer – perfect for the nights when mum and dad are too tired to cook! – and you’ll also benefit from an excellent local village pub and shop. We also understand that babysitting is sometimes available. BBQ equipment is provided, along with a fantastic indoor BBQ seating up to 15 people. Tree Roots, the biggest cottage, also benefits from its own private hot tub. Children’s games, toys, wellingtons and overalls can all be borrowed from reception, and the usual baby and toddler equipment can be found here too (some for an extra charge). Fitness fans will enjoy a fully-furnished gym. Pets are permitted for an additional charge, and there’s free WiFi throughout the site.


Coombe Mill is a thoughtfully designed family friendly complex offering fantastic farm holidays with a range of wholesome outdoor activities. We know for sure that the Parent Friendly Stays children would love a stay at Coombe Mill, and their parents likewise!

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“Enjoy all the best of farm life, children’s tractor rides 6 days a week to feed and care for the animals supervised and safely managed by Farmer Nick and Ted. A magical outdoor experience for the kids. Watch them learn and grow confidence on the working farm, a real family activity to start the day, no baby too young or grandparent too old! The joys of collecting your own eggs, petting and feeding pigmy goats, baby lambs, miniature donkeys and much more is both fun and educational. With indoor and outdoor play areas and 30 acres to explore there is plenty to keep young minds busy.”


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