Location: St Breward, PL30 4NB, Cornwall, England
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"Fantastic, already booked to go back. 5 star!…"
A fabulous welcoming stay.
We had a fantastic stay at Higher Lank in August and have booked to return for Easter 2013. The kids are already talking of the repeat visit with great excitement!
We stayed in the farm house in Wisteria and found the accommodation perfect for our family of 5. Katie(6), Ben (4) and Lizzie (2) loved the array of toys in our room and the purpose built bunk beds saw Ben and Katie alternating each night up and down!
On arrival we immediately felt welcomed and at home, the tractor trailor ride to the beef cattle and feeding the herd was super and followed by a very welcome farmhouse tea in the farmyard- wow, what a spread!
It was lovely that within hours the children were enjoying playing with others in the farmhouse. The array of toys downstairs was excellent and Lizzie enjoyed selling fruit and vegetables to everyone from the market stall in the lounge!
Daily visits to the farm animals allowed the children to become mini farm experts. Their confidence grew daily and to see every child bottle feed a lamb every morning was amazing. Lizzie loved bottle feeding Ruby the goat and could do this independently. Their confidence also grew in collecting eggs, feeding pigs, goats, chickens, geese and ducks. The outdoor play areas were completely suitable to the ages of the children and the pony ride and pony trap ride memorable for them all.
We loved the food and the kids ate heartily at all the meals. We had nursery teas and adult meals when ever they were on offer and had 100% clear plates! It was fabulous that the children and we knew Lucy well enough to take up the offer of baby sitting for an evening and Dan and I had a super dinner out.
Knowing that we were eating such local fresh food was a great lesson for the children. Having Postman Pat van egg cups encouraged daily boiled eggs and soldiers! Even more exciting for having collected the eggs only the day before!
Thank you again and again to Lucy and Andrew for making our stay warm welcoming and memorable. See you again soon!Read moreLess
"Another thumbs up for Higher Lank Farm from us. We…"
Another thumbs up for Higher Lank Farm from us. We stayed a week in Bo Peep Cottage. We were mum, dad, 4 yo and 1 yo and friends joined us of mum, dad, 4yo, 3yo and 1yo. We all fitted in beautifully! It had everything we had at home... little cutlery and plates, plastic cups, small kids beds, stair gates, baby monitor and books and toys and toys and more toys, even an ipod station! Then there was so much to do on the farm every day!!!! We thoroughly enjoyed it! We explored most of Cornwall the week we were there too, we'll def be back!Read moreLess
"We recently returned from a relaxing break in Bodmin at…"
We recently returned from a relaxing break in Bodmin at Higher Lank Farm. Despite my having a rotten cold we had a great time as Lucy and Andrew have made it easy on parents by creating a truly child and baby friendly environment.
We stayed in the farmhouse B&B in "Big Meadow" which has a king sized bed for the grown ups and some adorable mini bunk beds for the kids. Lucy even made some alternate arrangements for us as we share a large family bed (sometimes called cosleeping) at home. So they put in an additional single bed alongside the king so we could all bunk together just like home! This is often a real concern for us and as other parents can attest, if you don't get a good nights sleep then no one is happy.
We were travelling with our two boys aged 3 yrs and 8 months and we took advantage of the free nappy laundering service for the baby. This is the first time we have ever been able to travel with cloth nappies and was really pleased not to have to switch to disposables.
The rest of the farmhouse is well stocked with toys and laid out in a very child friendly way. There is a baby kitchen which consists or a sink, fridge and microwave which can be used for washing baby cups etc., storing perishable snacks and baby food.
Our oldest boy adored the animal feeding each morning and this was a real highlight to the day. I would advise that you come prepared to lose a half day to breakfast and animal feeding but who wants to rush around when you have little kids anyway? We headed off to see the sights between 11 and noon most days and the kids were usually asleep in the car enroute to wherever we were headed minutes after getting into the car. This is testament to what a great time they were having each morning!
We had two evening meals with the kids during the week and they were both delicious and well received by all. I do not eat beef or pork so on the second evening when the menfolk were having Spaghetti Bolognese with Lucy and Andrew's own beef mince, I had a truly delicious salmon with red peppers and goats cheese (still waiting on the recipe). Lucy is a great cook and the fresh, wholesome ingredients make for a really nice meal. Breakfast each morning was made to order and consisted of a full English or other varieties thereof as well as cereal and grapefruit. You could get other fresh fruit (or in the case of my son, sliced cucumber) but you had to ask for it. My only comment here is that breakfast got a little repetitive. I would suggest a bowl of whole fruit would be ideal for the kids and maybe some pastries or bagels to make a break from toast.
Overall we had an exceptional time and really enjoyed our stay. We would like to come back again soon!Read moreLess