Archive of: 2019
With 80% of Cornwall surrounded by sea, Cornwall boasts the most coastline in Britain, coming in at a whopping 476km. With it’s beaches being rated amoung some of the best in the world, there is a great variety of types of beaches. Of course you can’t really go wrong wherever you go, but do check the tides. Here are our thoughts on what our local beaches are each best for.
Go for an Invigorating Winter Swim. Crooklets Beach Splash in Bude is an annual event, taking place every Christmas morning. With around 600 people this year expected to brave the elements, many people love to watch the madness from the surrounding cliffs.
Farmer Jez and Lou have had an exciting couple of weeks shopping, for some new sheep. We have had a range of Poll Dorset, Texel & Suffolk sheep in the past, and we were keen to try something a bit different.
We are trying our best to help the planet. We are lucky we live in a part of the world, Cornwall, where residents and visitors are very conscious of the issues and keen to make a difference. Some adaptions have recently been made during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Cornwall is becoming more and more famous for it’s food. There are lots of places to indulge in a pub lunch, a cream tea or a cheeky pasty. Here are a few tried and tested suggestions for places close to Coombe Farm Cottages, and a bit further afield…
We have been trying to decide who the main star of the show is, Aidan Turner playing the dashing Ross Poldark, or the Cornish landscape itself?
In July 2019 we welcomed three new animals to life on the farm. There were some goats looking for a new home as their current owners were being forced to relocate. So, as soon as the school holidays started we all hit the road down to Boconnoc to meet the goats. The plan was to get 2 new goats to keep the old boy Piran company. All the goats we met were real characters, and we chose two new white goats. Then as we came to leave we had a change of heart and got a third as well, as we had all fallen in love with the little troublemaker, as he was so beautiful and so cheeky!
If your kids are past the sand castle stage, here are a few ideas to fill their Cornish holiday with memorable fun and adventuring Surfing
It is hard to come to Cornwall with it’s stunning coastline, great waves and surfing heritage, and not want to try out surfing. With a range of options from sheltered areas for beginners and big waves for the more advanced, you’ve got no excuses. Most beaches have a local surf school with lessons available, along with wet suit and board hire. If you’ve not surfed before a lesson is the ideal introduction, because as well as the technical aspects, all the important beach safety elements are covered. Surfing is a sport, a hobby, a passion, an addiction, a way of life.
Here is a local surf school option at Widemouth Bay
Here are a few ideas of how to have fun in a heat wave. We hope these are useful suggestions and that you enjoy them!
Get in the Pool
When the temperature hits 30C the best place to be is the swimming pool. It’s easy to spend a whole day relaxing on the loungers on the sundeck under a parasol, then having a dip in the pool to cool off, and repeat! The only problem with this is as the pool temperature averages 30 degree Celsius, it’s pretty warm also!
Find out all about Louise Conway, blog author & co-owner of Coombe Farm Cottages since 2013.