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A lifestyle decision

Come 6th April 2020 it will be the start of our 20th season! The little boy who was 18 months old, when we moved here in 2001 and who practiced his walking on the sand at Harlyn Bay - is now a young man of twenty. Our younger son is sixteeen.

We bought the farm in our minds, even before we viewed it, driving along the lane and realising it's enviable position overlooking the Little Petherick Creek, towards the Camel Estuary and Rock, so close to Padstow and the north coast of Cornwall. The cottages have been converted from a range of traditional slate barns and stores arranged in a horseshoe with the farmhouse and we are proud to hold a 4 stars Gold award from Visit England. In October 2019 we recieved a Rose award from Visit England for exceptional customer service. Only one hundred businesses are given this award each year, so we were very proud to receive one.

A Cornish farm stay

We have two romantic cottages for couples with either an open fire or log burner, both with optional hot tubs,, and four family cottages ideal for 3, 4 or even 5, one with optional hot tub. Most cottages have their own enclosed garden, or decked area, to relax and enjoy eating al fresco. We also have a holiday home, Credis View, new June 2018, and Parc en Vine Cottage, just one mile away on the edge of St Issey available to stay in.

How the years have flown, and how our family of animals has also grown, as we are proud to call ourselves a mini working farm, and do our utmost to offer a great farm stay experience.

Our family friendly farm animals range from guinea pigs to pet, ducks and hens, a miniature Shetland pony, goat, Kune Kune pigs and a small herd of Dexter cattle (a small breed of cow), along with tame “sheep on a rope”, who annually take part in Falmouth Live Nativity. Both adults and children enjoy our five times a week morning feeding and handling time.

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And many of our younger guests talk about "Melanie's Farm" for months and even years later. We are so proud to create such lasting memories in the minds of young children, and indeed adults too.

Beyond the cottages there are two play areas, one aimed for the younger children with a large sand pit, small climbing frame, playhouses and a large play combine harvester. For the older children, at one end of the playing field we have a giant trampoline, climbing frame and massive basket swing. The playing field can be used for many running and ball games or flying a kite. - We often keep friendly sheep “lawnmowers” in this field who will love to join in!

In a converted barn we have a games rooms, with table football, air hockey, and a giant dolls house. Also in the converted barn is our heated swimming pool – both the games room and pool are open from Easter until the end of October.

We look forward to meeting you!
Melanie and Mike x