One word, amazing. Farmer tim has gotten this place so right. He knows exactly what children love and hence what parents will love.
Location: peaceful and scenic. The cottages are very well built and we never heard any babies etc crying at night. Equally lostwithiel is so well placed with so much to do within a 45 minute drive. It is a working farm ( isn't that the point though?), but we were certainly never interrupted or saw the farm machinery operating.
Facilities: second to none, for both kids and grown ups. After animal feeding (a hit with all!), we would head out for a trip in the morning. And return for an afternoon in the soft play and swimming pool. Boys spent an hour a day at least in each place happily. The parents read the newspapers and drank coffee and relaxed!
Standard of place: this place is spotless for a farm! The standards are extremely high both in and outside the cottages. All facilities are spotless and great!
Little touches: homemade scones on arrival, farmer tim knowing all the children's names ( no mean feat given how many children must past through this farm each year), and best of all for the children, a little gift when it is time to go home.
I conclusion, since we have had kids, we have struggled to find a holiday that ticks all the boxes for us. This is the first one that has done so and after a week we were all sad to be heading home. We have already booked 2 return trips for 2012 and cannot wait.
It is a real shame that this place has gotten such a poor write up on here as I can honestly say that a lot of thought and effort has gone into creating such a wonderful haven for parents and kids alike. Come here and you won't regret it, you also won't want to leave!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family friendly farm cottages in Cornwall, UK. Authentic and luxurious accommodation for you and your young children. Animal feeding, pony rides, indoor pool, blaance bie track, hot tub garden and private woodlands. Located in the secluded, beautiful Fowey Valley near to the historic town of Lostwithiel. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Tredethick Farm Cottages Hotel Lostwithiel
- Tredethick Farm Hotel
- Tredethick Farm Cottages Lostwithiel, Cornwall