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Tredethick Farm Cottages
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

Stayed here for four nights in Scantlebury Cottage whilst our Daughter, Partner and Children aged 12 and 4 stayed in the Dairy Cottage for seven nights

A perfect holiday for Mum and Dad to relax whilst so much activity for the Children. Not bad for us Grandparents either as I got to help out with the daily animal feed routine.

Farmer Tim and his staff have worked really hard to make a success of these Farm Cottages

Lovely location in Cornwall so we were able to visit places like Fowey and Mevagissey away from the peak season.

Not a cheap holiday but your really do get the quality that you have paid for.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 October 2011

My children loved this place more than me! They loved the animal feeding, the soft play areas. the pool, the scooters and tractors that the could scoot around in, they loved farmer Tim and farmer jenny, the pony riding, the hot chocolate...
As the adult paying I would have loved a hot tub, mid week cleaning, comfortable pillows(they were flat) and bedding (a 4 tog duvet is not enough.....!!) Would also have liked less cobwebs and spiders!

I would not return but lots of people do....people who pay more than £2.5k for a week here in Summer have got to be seriously rich or seriously mad!!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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6  Thank fibiScotland
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Reviewed 22 September 2011

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!

Room Tip: Granary cottage is lovely as has space to accommodate granny and granddad too!
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank picklesgalore
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

We stayed at the farm with our children. Although animal feeding was a highlight for them, it was hardly worth the extortionate rates charged to stay in accomodation which frankly was mediocre. The shower was barely a dribble and the bed clothes smelt. We were bitten by bed bugs too! We did not expect luxury but the website makes the farm look as though it is a mecca for children and a luxurious heaven for parents. In fact it is quite dangerous being a working farm with lots of agricultural machinery driving far too quickly about the place. The indoor swimming pool was a nice touch but rented out to the (unfriendly) locals so not exclusively for the guests use.The light in the swimming pool changing room often did not work (and trust me it was needed as if I had attempted to wash my hair in the cottage, I would still be there now!). Again, the play barn is nice for the kids but nothing special and many of the little darlings would trample their manure sodden wellies through the soft play area (hence another need for a decent shower and maybe even some hand wash?!!) Next time, we will save the £2500 and stay at home! We can take them to a petting farm and our little ones will at least get to wash their hands after touching goats and sheep! I thought that farms these days had to insist that children do wash their hands after touching animals? Not so at Tredethick.... not a sink or alcohol rub in sight!!

Room Tip: Take your own soap, it is not provided! And some dry shampoo!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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16  Thank Rainbowfamily
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Reviewed 1 September 2011

Had a lovely week here in July 2011, and if i could afford it i would be back again already!
Accomodation is lovely, we stayed in the smallest cottage (Scantlebury), and upon arrival there was a tray of scones, jam & tea waiting, very much appreciated after long journey. Farmer Tim was great with the kids and by the end of the week my 2 girls (age 2 & 7) were feeding the anmals from their hands. The Sandpit was a great hit for my 2 year old & my 7 year old loved the heated pool. The village itself is beautiful and has some lovely quaint shops. It was hard to take the girls away from the farm but when we managed it spent few lovely days in Fowey & Padstow, both gorgeous towns. Would have no doubts recommending this holiday for kids especially for families with toddlers. Superb!

Room Tip: Dont worry which one u get, all great!
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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3  Thank aoifeCoDownN_Ireland
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

We have just returned from a week at the farm and could not recommend it more to families of small children. The soft play area scored major brownie points with my 3 year old and the provision of scooters and ride on tractors was brilliant! My son flourished in confidence over the week due to the animal feeding and pony riding. He was initially terrified of the animals but with encouragement from Farmer TIm and Farmer Jenny, he was feeding the lambs and chickens by hand after just a few days. We stayed in the Granary which was fantastic. The accomodation was expensive but worth it. You get what you pay for!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank edwardsmx
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

Absolutely fantastic, children and parents had a wonderful time thanks to Farmer Tim, Farmer Jenny and the lovely other families who were there at the same time as us. We thought the whole set up was extremely thoughtful right down to the lay out of the cottage which required none of the usual rearranging to accommodate small children. The daily animal feeding and the twice weekly pony rides were absolutely loved by the children. The indoor soft play room was a great feature, perfect to end the day in (especially good for all the rain we had while staying). Any room for improvement - very little really, the prices charged are high so Tredethick sets itself a very high standards to meet - we thought that it was worth it and delivered on the promises made and more. Perhaps the provision of high chairs in the cottages on request could be considered. Highly recommended, probably the best place we have stayed with the children and we look forward to returning at some point in the future.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank Jonathan M
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Additional Information about Tredethick Farm Cottages

Address: Lostwithiel PL22 0LE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Lostwithiel
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Ranked #2 of 6 Speciality Lodging in Lostwithiel
Hotel Class:4 star — Tredethick Farm Cottages 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Also Known As:
Tredethick Farm Cottages Hotel Lostwithiel
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