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Toddler friendly cottages

We like to go above and beyond to ensure toddlers and their parents have an enjoyable holiday

  • Toddler play area outside our swimming pool...
  • ...with toddler swing and slide...
  • Wendy play house...
  • ...large sandpit...
  • Little Tikes climbing frame...
  • Pretend to drive a combine harvester...
  • Petting guinea pigs...
  • ...creating memories...
  • Bottle feeding lambs...
  • ...enjoying the sunshine...
  • ...waiting patiently...
  • ...for feeding.
  • We have Jemima puddle ducks...
  • ...and Muscovy ducks...
  • ...sometimes with ducklings...
  • ...and a content mum.
  • Special for 2018 we have piglets, guinea pigs and...
  • ...often a turkey poult...
  • ...or two.

Inside our cottages

We know how much packing is needed when one travels with young children. The following is a selection of the items available for use in your cottage, at no extra charge. Please note, we only have limited numbers of some of these items, so if you need anything in particular (even a particular type of toy!) please ask in advance. Where items are limited, it is first come, first served. Cots/highchairs should be reserved at time of booking. Many other items will be in the cottage on your arrival, but if not please ask. Sometimes items have been removed for checking/cleaning/replacement, or by mistake! However, we cannot guarantee that any item will be available, unless it has specifically been reserved in advance.


  • tick icon Baby bouncers
  • tick icon Selection of toys for children up to 5 eg, sorting/stacking toys, duplo, wooden railway etc. We try to suit toys to age of the child/children - please ask if we have not! We also try to check these are complete and clean before your arrival - if not please let us know.
  • tick icon Children's books/puzzles (DVD player in all cottages, but please bring your own DVDs)
  • tick icon Stair gates in two storey cottages Owls Roost and Curlew. Fitted at top of stairs in Owls ('upside down' cottage) and bottom of stairs in Curlew only - please ask if you require any further information on these cottages. We also have single storey cottages to avoid stairs at all.
  • tick icon Socket covers (in drawer for your arrival, your choice as to where/whether fitted or not)


  • tick icon Cots (but not bed linen - for hygiene and safety reasons). We have 3 wooden cots and 2 travel cots. We can only provide a travel cot in Owls Roost and Credis View. Otherwise we try to provide a wooden cot in preference to a travel cot if possible.
  • tick icon Night light
  • tick icon Baby monitor (monitor always supplied in Curlew, one other available to borrow)
  • tick icon Waterproof sheet for single beds (usually provided for the under 10s 'just in case'), however we suggest you bring your own in the 'training' period 'just in case'. Disposable 'bed mats' or night time 'training pants' available to buy on individual basis (please ask)
  • tick icon Bed guard
  • tick icon Ladder guard for bunk bed in Owls Roost, where only bottom bunk is in use (upper bunks are not suitable for children under age of 6)


  • tick icon Plastic plates and cups (but not cups with spouts or plastic spoons etc for hygiene reasons)
  • tick icon High chairs (we ask that you bring your own 5 point safety harness as these get soiled so easily)
  • tick icon Booster seats


  • tick icon Baby baths
  • tick icon Baby bath support/bath seat for child to sit in
  • tick icon Non-slip mats for baths
  • tick icon Potties and toddler toilet seats

Getting mobile..

  • tick icon Baby front carriers (Baby Bjorn or Wilkinet type)
  • tick icon Baby/toddler back carriers for children up to 3. The walk to Padstow is a 'must do', but best by carrier rather than buggy because of stiles, but you can drive to the Camel Trail from here (along lanes) and 'buggy' into Padstow on the flat.
  • tick icon Lightweight buggy - to borrow on daily basis
  • tick icon Welly 'library' - sizes 4 (baby) to 3 (child). Wellies are always useful whatever the time of year, even in the warmer months grass can be dewy in the morning, and are useful to avoid dirtying shoes whilst helping to feed the animals.


  • tick icon Please note that our cottages have to be 'practical' for guests of all ages. Therefore, some things we cannot offer, which you may have in your own home environment, but which are not suitable for use in our cottages. We have tried to list these things here, however children in a different 'home' setting will need more supervision than in their own home environment. We hope our guests appreciate this for the safety of all.
  • tick icon We no not provide child locks on fridges or kitchen cupboard doors. We have tried these and they get broken too easily, so we could not guarantee they were "working" for your arrival. However all cottages have adequate 'out of reach space' to store things (please ask if you feel you need more - we will try to help!!).
  • tick icon We limit 'chemicals' in the cottage to the necessary cream cleaner and washing up liquid; any other cleaning products may be available on request. However for safety we do not provide anti-bacterial sprays or any kind of spray or aerosol product to guests.
  • tick icon We can't provide 'sticky pads' on table corners, but can cover (or remove if practical) any coffee tables etc for you if asked. - - The cookers in the cottage are electric and the main cooker switch will always be 'off' when you arrive (and we suggest it is kept 'off' when not in use), but we cannot provide a cooker 'guard'.
  • tick icon In cottages which have open fires or log burners, we always advise that these are used after 'bed time', as we can only provide 'moveable' fire guards rather than fixed. However we do provide alternative heating (in addition to the night storage heating) so that open fires or log burners need to be used only if you choose.
  • tick icon We do not provide electric steam sterilisers we feel this could be too much of a risk if they were 'faulty' unbeknown to us, however do have a couple of microwave models.
  • tick icon The swimming pool has seasonal opening restrictions from first Sunday of Easter holidays to end of October half term

Play areas for toddlers and under 5's...

  • tick icon Giant 'play' combine harvester. A favourite with all our younger guests. Sit in the cab and turn the wheel, or hide from mum and dad inside! (Ours have!!!)
  • tick icon Large sandpit (covered when not in use) with sand toys
  • tick icon Play house, with play food etc
  • tick icon Toddler swing and slide
  • tick icon Giant 8-in-1 Little Tikes climber
  • tick icon Larger wooden climbing frame with slide
  • tick icon Lots of grassy space in which to run around, or for mum and dad to watch the little ones running around!

Inside games room...

  • tick icon Giant Little Tikes dolls house
  • tick icon large construction set
  • tick icon baby walker
  • tick icon Brio train track layout and trains
  • tick icon Dressing up clothes chest

Indoor heated swimming pool...

  • tick icon Changing room with baby change, potty, toddler toilet seat
  • tick icon Hygienic plastic padded play pen beside the pool
  • tick icon Arm bands, baby floaty seats and buoyancy aids (please ask)
  • tick icon Swim nappies available to buy
  • tick icon Pool heated to 29°C

Need more? Although you may need to drag your children away from our facilities we thought it was appropriate to mention here the 'Camel Creek' adventure park (formerly Crealy), just 3 miles away. As parents of young children we have tested out most of Cornwall's attractions for the little ones. We think Camel Creek is one of the best and it's so close! Lots of animals, outdoor play areas, several big indoor play areas - absolutely ideal for under 10s, but also has rides such as the log flume and "The Beast" that may thrill the older ones and mums and dads! Little ones under 92cm are free. We have plenty more ideas of great things to do for families - just ask. If you are thinking of going somewhere we have probably been there and are happy to share our views.

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