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“A lovely first family holiday”
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112 reviews
Good quality mattresses and furniture
Kitchen fully equipped down to a cafetiere and garlic press
Quirky dining table and dresser
Open fire or woodburner
Ekornes Stressless recliners in the Old Round House cottage
Heated indoor swimming pool (Easter to end of October)
Farm play equipment
Barn owlet
Barn owl on own of our Owlcams
Dundee - one of our miniature Shetland ponies
Frankie - our other Shetland pony - on a creekside walk
Trevorrick Farm and the Camel Estuary
The Camel Estuary and iron bridge
Trevorrick Seamills - walking in to Padstow
The Camel trail and iron bridge walking in to Padstow
Camel Estuary at low tide
Walk down to the beach from Padstow
Padstow harbour
The imfamous Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow
Padstow harbour
Padstow harbour
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Padstow, Cornwall, England

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Mrsbennet...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A lovely first family holiday”
Reviewed 20 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a wonderful week in Badger's Way in early September and it seemed as if Melanie had thought of absolutely everything that would be needed to make our holiday perfect. She was cheery and incredibly helpful throughout our entire stay and even a few weeks on from the holiday, my children are asking when we'll be going to stay "with Melanie" again.

Badgers Way was immaculate upon our arrival and the shopping (mostly local produce and all delicious) that I'd ordered from www.food4myholiday.co.uk had already been taken into the kitchen with the chilled items put into the fridge too. Our first milk delivery from the local milkman (very reasonably priced) was in there too meaning we could all get straight on with enjoying ourselves as soon as we'd arrived.

Melanie was thorough in showing us around the lovely property and had been kind enough to bring in age-appropriate toys for my 4 year old son and 2 1/2 year daughter (wooden trains, garages, tea sets, dolls, construction toys and more books than we had a chance to read all week). The kitchen was very well stocked with every utensil we could need and everything worked perfectly.

The highlight of each day for our two children in particular was helping Melanie to feed the various animals. We became very adept at saving various vegetable scraps and old bread for the ducks, turkeys, pigs and especially the best behaved guinea pigs I've ever met (everyone's favourite). The lambs & goats were great fun too although reluctant to walk on the lead at times (who can blame them!) and it was lovely to be able to see Daisy's new calf after it arrived half way through our visit.

The wash house was a god send with two small toddlers and the washing machine (£1 to operate) was very useful, as was the space on the washing line to hang things out to dry. We borrowed the very useful beach tent from the wash house to take to Polzeath beach one day (a great beach with gentle waves and brilliant rock pools on the far side, made even better by the fact you can park right on the beach itself) which was highly appreciated as the weather was stunning and the protection at midday was needed.

The pool was great (if a little bracing at first!) and the kids loved the little play houses outside the pool building in particular. I had a happy hour sitting in the sun with my book while the two kids busied themselves with the till and ironing board hidden away inside - bliss!

We ate at the house most nights but did venture down the road to the Pickwick Inn one evening and that couldn't have been more child-friendly, with good pub-type food. We managed to get the kids to walk (with promises of food!) and it took us no more than 15 minutes, even with two little ones.

This was our first 'proper' family holiday together and it really couldn't have been more perfect for us, helped in no short measure by the friendliness and attention to detail from both Melanie and Mike. Thank you both and, if the children get their way, we'll be seeing you again before too long!

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Liked best: My children would say feeding the animals
Liked least: Not being able to stay longer
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Management Response
26 Sep 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, so pleased that your family had a really special "first holiday" with us. That is what we are all about, we want to be a little bit different from just a cottage in the country, and hope guests of all ages will take away special memories. We have a little boy of 3 coming on holiday today, he and his family stayed in April this year and I am told he has been talking about the farm every week since, so mum and dad decided he would prefer "Melanie's Farm" to Majorca. They only told him last night about their holiday as they thought the excitement would be too much if they told him before. So I look forward to seeing you and your family again...... Melanie xxx
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Happy2Tra...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Delightful stay”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

Melanie and Mike could not have been more friendly and welcoming. As soon as we arrived we felt at home with them - they are both so helpful and full of information for their guests. Our little grandson, aged three and a half, enjoyed meeting up with Melanie each morning for the animal feeding. He particularly loved the Guinea pigs, learning to stroke them and feed them. While we were at Trevorrick a calf was born, too!

We stayed with our family and rented Curlew and Owls' Roost. Both cottages were delightful with everything you could possibly need. They were both very clean with, we thought, comfortable beds. Melanie had even gone to the trouble of placing lots of suitable toys in each cottage for our grandson.

We also loved the 'free ranging' ducks, hens and turkeys - the latter caused great amusement when they tried, sometimes successfully, to 'fly' to the top of a bush to eat the best berries. Much of these antics were viewed from our little 'private and secluded' garden, a small fenced and decked area a few steps from our front door. This is an excellent idea as you can eat outside without the ducks pestering for food.

We enjoyed the swimming pool, using it most days after a day out. The other facilities were excellent, too. The adventure play areas were superb - giant combine harvester, tractor, climbing frame, trampoline and sandpit. Also, we had the use of a washing machine - pound coin needed. The countryside is very beautiful surrounding the farm with a number of walks in the area. We enjoyed Trevone beach as it was child friendly and sheltered with a flat sandy beach.

We thoroughly recommend Trevorrick Farm for a wonderful restful holiday. It is particularly suitable for young children but not for those adults who object to ducks and turkeys, etc., wandering around. This is a farm and ducks and cockerels can be noisy but isn't this part of farm life?! We loved the whole experience and our little grandson really enjoyed himself. Happy children = happy parents and grandparents!

Thank you Melanie and Mike for making our stay such fun!

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Liked best: The relaxing farm experience, facilities and animal feeding, child friendly activities
Liked least: Having to leave!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jacqui R
Lydney, England, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“If you love animals & the countryside, stay here!”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We stayed in the Old Roundhouse for a week. Upon arrival Melanie showed us the goats, pigs, the washroom and swimming pool. We were escorted to our cottage and everything was explained, cottage very clean with wonderful views and a lovely little garden with a table & chairs. The whole stay was made special because of it being a farm, I made a fuss of the cows and 'bully', the bull, across the field, saw the goats everyday and the kunekune pigs were delightful. I especially liked the ducks, coming to our front door, my partner would say "your friends are here asking if you want to play" !!. The cottage was comfortable, everything in working order, and a great supply of DVDs & videos. Didn't use the swimming pool but it looked clean and watched someone doing lengths so it must have been fine. We enjoyed the table tennis and snooker, upstairs in the games room. Great walk down to Sea Mills and across fields to join the Camel Trail over the bridge into Padstow. On my last morning, just before we left, Melanie asked if I could help lead the goats from their night time shed to the field, it was lovely leading a goat with a new guest who had just arrived. Highly recommended, Melanie & Mike were very friendly and helpful, thank you for a most enjoyable stay.

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Liked best: Being on a farm
Liked least: The soft mattress, but it was alright, no back problems.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
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Sue M
Preston, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“A thoroughly relaxing stay in a beautiful location with fabulous hosts who made us feel so welcome”
Reviewed 12 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

We were very lucky to stay in the lovely, homely and SO well equipped barn conversion, Lily Pad. This meant it was a pleasure to go to the local shops, buy lovely local produce and cook a few meals at 'home'. I really enjoyed being able to stop in some evenings and just relax with a home cooked tea and a bottle of wine! It made eating out that much better. I was amazed that there was even a full set of boxed games and a pack of cards to play as well as the TV and a stereo. We had just spent a week in France prior to coming to Trevorrick Farm and had had enough of eating out at nearly every meal at over-priced and over-rated restaurants. So stopping here gave us the best of both worlds and we thoroughly relaxed. The icing on the cake, was the lovely wood burner We only used it one evening but it was so welcome.
Melanie and Mike couldn't have been nicer hosts and we loved seeing all the animals - especially the ducks waddling up and down behind one-another quacking away - such a well-needed tonic. We didn't even venture to the swimming pool barn complex which I'm sure is just brilliant for kids especially, particularly on wet days.
I have to say, I was most impressed with just how there was practically everything you could need. Lily Pad's kitchen had things I don;t have at home like little ramekins. It even had vases so I could get fresh flowers. And the other criteria, which is really important to me, was just how spotless it was.
We had such a wonderful stay and I have fallen in love with Padstow. Thank you again for being such wonderful hosts.
Thank you so much Mike and Melanie for a wonderful stay.

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Liked best: The welcome, the peaceful location, a place that felt like 'home' for our week away and our wonderful hosts
Liked least: If there was one negative for us, the mattress was too soft, but that is just personal preference.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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hanjoxo
Wells, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Wonderful stay in Lily Pad Cottage, made to feel very welcome. We all loved the animals. Would Highly Recommend.”
Reviewed 9 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014
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We arrived on 8th August 14 for 1 week stay in Lily Pad cottage. This was myself, husband and our 4 year old son. Lily Pad cottage was great with everything we needed for a comfortable, cosy weeks stay. Our son slept on a mattress on the floor in our room which was fine. Our son (and us!) enjoyed getting up 3 of the mornings to meet Melanie & some of the other guests to feed pigs, goats, groom pony, hold guinea pigs etc.! It was a great start to the day! Trevorrick Farm is a great base to explore Padstow and the surrounding areas. We visited Cornwall Crealy which is just a few miles away. This was great as we paid once and got 6 days use! We also visited the nearby beaches which were all great. The indoor pool and facilities on site were great for the days when the weather wasn't quite so good! We also visited Lappa Valley for some crazy golf & steam trains! We did a 16 mile bike ride on the Camel Trail which was great fun & easy to hire bikes. We ate out a few times - Rick Stein fish & chips a must and not too expensive! But we mainly ate in the cottage which worked great for us. Wonderful location and we were made to feel very welcome. We would like to thank Melanie, Mike & family for making it such an enjoyable and memorable holiday. Would highly recommend.

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Liked best: More than just a holiday cottage.
Liked least: We enjoyed it all.
Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
  • Was your security deposit returned on time?
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Management Response
9 Sep 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I love the phrase you used "More than just a holiday cottage". We try our best to provide a great farm holiday experience to all our guests. This is what makes us so unique, along with being blessed with a fabulously beautiful location with so much to do close by, as well as the great on-farm facilities we have added. Thank you for appreciating what we have to offer and Mike and I look forward to seeing you all again in the future. Melanie xxx
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