We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Nearby Hotels
Reviews (173)
Filter reviews
173 results
Traveller rating
144
21
6
2
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageAll languages
144
21
6
2
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews pony rides guinea pigs animal feeding rosebud cottage shires rest indoor playroom every morning family holiday play area great fun on arrival next year talland bay young children dog training games room lovely family
Filter
Updating list...
149 - 154 of 173 reviews
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Sorry for the title, but my daughter refuses to acknowledge Keith by any other name!

We've stayed at the farm in mid July so unfortunately the English weather made it's impact, but due to the facilities and friendliness of Keith especially the I pact was minimal.

We stayed in the meal house, with our 4 year old daughter and Max our Labrador.
The Meal house is the smallest cottage, we knew when we booked it, but it had everything we needed, kitchen fully equipped etc...

The location is remote enough without feeling you're miles away from civilisation.
You don't get the traffic passing by, you get the views of the lovely countryside but you can also walk the 1-2 miles to the local shop or pub depending on your need.

This holiday was a 1st for me, I'm quite used to the guaranteed holiday sun when travelling abroad, but I was talked into it!

Even before you arrive the handy information provided helps to ensure you arrive...when you see some of the lanes you'll understand!
The welcome pack which provides rather details of walks, beaches, restaurants etc is a godsend to get you going, the welcome food parcel was especially welcome, the milk was good but scones, clotted cream and jam went down alot better!

I've not actually mentioned the farm yet!
On weekdays Keith meets the kids and parents at 9 ish to begin the daily feed, guinea pigs & rabbits get fed and a cuddle (parents are allowed too) you feed the pigs, Fred and ginger, the goats and finally the chickens, if you're lucky you manage to get a fresh egg home for dippy egg and soldiers.

On top of this the kids get a barrel ride, Keith pulling the kids in his tractor, or the kids are treated to a pony ride conducted by Lisa.

My daughter loved this, me too!, plus the other parents and kids seemed to be smiling a lot too.

As we experienced some rain, the indoor play area came in very handy, my daughter had things to do and also made friends with the other children, ages upto 4 years old when we were there.

We never stayed onsite all day, going to local beaches, villages, eden project (not my cup of tea really) mixing it up mean't no one was ever bored.

To sum it up, the accommodation was great, the daily feed and ride was superb, the friendliness and information provided was excellent.
We're seriously considering going back and dragging friends and family along too.

I hope I've not bored you too much!

Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
2  Thank Grovetrotter
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 July 2011

We had a lovely week in May 2011, 6 of us stayed in Little Owls cottage. My parents came with us too, and loved it. My girls (3+4) still talk about it, especially Farmer Keith now! He was brilliant with the children, and had my Dad laughing too!

Every week day they got to feed the animals, and take an egg home for breakfast too! After the animal feeds, they got either a tractor ride, or pony ride, both of which were great and the kids loved it!

Keith was very helpful too recommending places to go.

The cottage was lovely, really spacious bedrooms (all ensuite) were downstairs, and upstairs a big kitchen and massive lounge/dining area, which you could then walk out of the back door straight across the field to the animals/play areas.

We will definately go back one day, only down side is we will have to pay school holiday prices from next year!!

Date of stay: May 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank mazza227
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 14 July 2011

A fantastic family holiday in a superb location!

We have just returned from a week in Little Owls for a week with our 3 1/2 year old daughter, 16 month old son and my parents. The cottage was spacious, clean and had great views. The master suite was lovely and the bed was incredibly comfortable which led to us having 7 fantastic nights sleep - which any parents of young children will tell you money can't buy!

The children LOVED the mon-fri trips around the farm with 'Farmer Keith' who is truely a legend. Great guy, brilliant with all of the children and so patient. The children were able to get really involved with the animals and he paid attention to ensure that all of the children had a turn. The tractor ride has to be experienced and the pony rides were brilliant....although I think the future impact could be costly as our daughter has now decided that she loves riding!

Richard and Keith were very happy to recommend local eateries and things to do which helped us plan our time, and when a cottage became available the following week they were really flexible allowing us to move into the vacant cottage and extend our break by a few extra days.

One or two areas were a little bit tired (e.g. some of the ride on toys in the outdoor play area were coming to the end of their lives) but the children didn't care and enjoyed playing on them anyway. The purpose built indoor play area was also a bonus and had some good toys which the children enjoyed.

Needless to say we are booking for next year, and the only question is one week or two?

Room tip: We stayed in Little Owls which was set apart from the other cottages which made it more private and it had great views.
Date of stay: June 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank ZOEWORTLEY
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 13 July 2011

We've just come back from a week at Polean Farm at the beginning of July and had such a great time.

We were out every day enjoying the attractions of Cornwall, but the highlight of the holiday for our two young boys had to be the activities that the owners provide for the children - particularly the hilarious tractor-pulled barrel rides! They also really enjoyed feeding the pet farm animals (goats, pigs and chickens) and the pony rides, but being tractor-obsessed it was this they liked best! Farmer Keith was really great and funny and our boys became his biggest fans.

The play areas were good too - outside there was a lot of choice, including climbing frame, playhouses, ride on tractors etc. - and really useful to have an indoor play room as we did have a couple of days which were rainy.

We stayed in Twinkles cottages, and while the bathrooms were getting a bit tired we had no real complaints and had a wondeful time! They have a good DVD library and we spent quite a few evenings catching up on recent films as we never usually get the chance.

Generally the farm is lovely, quaint stone cottages, modern and very well equipped inside. The location is idyllic and good for visiting the nearby pretty beaches and fishing harbours in particular.

Date of stay: July 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Miffygirl2000
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 July 2011

We have just returned from a weeks stay at Polean Farm and all had a fabulous time. We stayed in Waggoners which was plenty of room for a family of 4 and had everything needed and is I felt the best situated out of all the barns. This barn is also great if you are taking a dog as it has an enclosed rear garden and is directly opposite the very large exercise field for them to use for their walks. The girls (aged 2 and 3) loved the morning feeding of the animals (chickens, goats and pigs) and taking the smaller animals out of their cages and into the open runs. The farm has a large outdoor play area with swings, very big trampoline, slides, wendy house and pedal tractors, and an indoor play barn with pool and football tables and soft play mats with toddler age toys. The animals here really are free range, and we would often find the goats and chickens just wandering around having escaped from their pens. The farm dogs are great fun, especially Tag the puppy Jack Russell whom our girls took a particular liking too. Again, free range dogs, they go everywhere! However if you like us, have little girls who are pony crazy then the real treat with this farm is it is a livery and you are free to visit the horses as much as you like, and also get pony rides on 2 occasions throughout the week. We were also able to watch the horse owners use the outdoors riding school for jump practice in the evenings. Polean Farm is very relaxed, no intrusions from the owners, we almost felt they didnt want us to know they were around. Farmer Keith was fantastic with all of the children that were there and our girls took a real shine to him. Polean is ideally located for Looe and Polperro, we made a day trip to St Ives in 1 hour 15 mins, and there are so many local coves and beaches to visit, with or without dogs. We didnt do any of the tourist attractions as there was just so much else to do instead and we spent most mornings at the farm. We would highly recommend and can understand why they have a high rate of repeat visitors.

Date of stay: June 2011
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
    • Value
    • Sleep Quality
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Immys1sthols
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
View more reviews