AD Presstrip – We were invited to stay at Trecan Farm Cottages for the purpose of this review

Review Trecan Farm Cottages. We have just got back from a wonderful week in Cornwall with Trecan Farm Cottages. The boys and I had the best time getting up to all sorts of different activities including visiting National Trust properties, walking around a Castle, rock pooling, crabbing and shrimping, sea fishing, swimming in the sea and bodyboarding. Never short of something to do regardless of the weather and central to all that was our wonderful home away from home cottage – The Oaks.

Trecan Farm Cottages is based in Lanreath, Looe which is in South East Cornwall. Located down a single track road in the middle of the countryside. Trecan Farm Cottages is a collection of six cottages sleeping from between four to five (+ cot) people. The owners also live on-site with their family and are on hand should you need anything.

Our Accommodation – The Oaks

The boys and I stayed in The Oaks. Which is a beautiful flint and brick build barn conversation that has been lovingly renovated to a very high standard. It definitely lived up to expectations. Sleeping four with two bedrooms and two bathrooms the cottage is suitable for young children and we found it extremely comfortable meeting all our needs.

Outside Area

Located a little way away from the rest of the cottages there is ample parking outside for two cars. The cottage is surrounded by a patio and fields. One one side we had cows, the other sheep and the Shetland ponies field is right next to the parking space. Fudge and Grace would often come and say hello when we returned from our adventures. In the garden, there is also a decked seating area overlooking a small pond area. There is seating outside both in the front and in the back so that you can make the most of the sun and dine alfesco. I was also impressed to see a small charcoal BBQ (with charcoal supplied) and many planted pots adding colour around the building.

Inside the cottage

Opening the front door you are presented with an L shaped corridor with the living area straight ahead and the bedrooms and bathrooms off to the right. The kitchen is large with all the appliances you could need and a dining area. There is even a small utility room off to the side to allow for washing and drying of beach stuff. We ate in every night of our stay and there was nothing missing. I was impressed to find that when we arrived there was a full dishwasher of crockery and cutlery. Giving you peace of mind that these items had been washed. There was a box with lots of dishwasher tablets under the sink so we could wash other things easily if we wanted.

Also in the fridge, there was clotted cream, jam and milk. The milk comes from the farm and you can fill up your bottle daily for 70p for 500ml. There were also scones so we could have our own cream tea, plus some fresh flowers from the gardens. It is these

The Living Area

Next to the kitchen is the lounge a huge square room with a large TV (much to the boys delight) and a beautiful log burner. Although we did not need it during our stay it was already laid with a basket of wood. You can buy additional logs which are readily available from the wood store near the games room. The room has windows on four sides and looks out onto the garden and surrounding fields. It is extremely peaceful and quiet. Perfect for some downtime. However, we all know holidaying with kids that doesn’t really happen. the TV had Netflix and the cottage has its own wifi hub. There is no 4G signal so make sure you have wifi enabled calling set up on your phone or use whatsapp. We used zoom each night and had no problems with it.

The bedrooms and bathrooms

The boy’s bedroom was set up a twin, it also had a TV and plenty of storage including a wardrobe and a large chest of draws. They were excited by the ensuite which had a double shower. The rain shower was a big hit with all of us. The master is double aspect running across the end of the barn, it is a bright large room which has beautiful white and blue floor-length curtains and a very comfy bed. The ensuite has a spa shower and a large freestanding bath. It is so useful to have a bath when holidaying with kids.  The cottage really did surpass my expectations.

Facilities at Trecan Farm Cottages

As we visited during a pandemic there had been special measures put in place to ensure all guests safety. and to give us all reassurance.  There is a lot of the kids to get up to and a lot of thought has gone into everything. I think this is because your hosts also have a young family so they get it!

There is a games room which includes a pool table and table tennis. Only one family can use the space at a time in the current environment. We had no problems using it when we wanted to and all the cottages were occupied when we visited. There is also a full-sized tennis court.  Tennis rackets, balls, paddles and ping pong balls are located in each cottage. So that only you use them during your stay.

At the back, there is a children’s play area with a sunken trampoline (which was a huge hit), slide, swings and a blackboard. The boys enjoyed bouncing on it each morning when we went to feed the farm animals. This was one of the highlights for Monkey in particular since he fell in love with the Shetland ponies.  Each morning (other than Tuesday and Thursdays) you can help feed chickens, let the ducks out, feed the goats, have a cuddle with Poppy the rabbit. And brush and walk to their field the ponies.

On the last night of our stay, our hosts put on a campfire so the kids could toast marshmallows and make smores. They are also in the process of getting a film licence and so will be able to put on an outside cinema for guests in the very near future.

Location of Trecan Farm Cottages

I found the location perfect for exploring the area with a number of attractions close by.  As well as numerous beaches. We visited Looe for a fishing trip which was about twenty minutes away by car. The Eden Project is around twenty-five minutes away and Fowey, if you take the car ferry across, is also about the same. This is a beautiful fishing village and a great place to crab and shrimp. When we visited the weather was changeable so we needed to think about our activities. If you like National Trust properties then Lanhydock is your closest again only about twenty minutes by car. It boasts a lovely mansion and formal garden as well as numerous cycle paths. Plus the boys could take their scooters.

We made the most of our National Trust passes by visiting Saint Micheal’s Mount one day. Although this is over an hour away it is more than doable. If you have English Heritage passes then Tintagel is about an hour North and there is also Pendennis Fort which is in Falmouth. We didn’t go to Tintagel as with a four-year-old that doesn’t listen I felt it was too much of a risk. However, we did find Pendennis interesting and Falmouth boasts three different beaches good for rock pooling.

Conclusion – Review Trecan Farm Cottages

We had a wonderful stay with Kirsty and Dan at Trecan Farm Cottages and would highly recommend a visit. What stands them apart from other places we have stayed is that they really want you to have a good time. And they do everything in their power to make it happen. It is the little things that matter such as the cream tea, fresh flowers, animal feeding and smores and it is these things that make a holiday. I am sure we will be back we all loved it so much.

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  1. Kirsty Fox

    That looks an amazing place to stay, the photos are brilliant

  2. The cottage is beautiful and the location is perfect. How thoughtful to provide cream tea.

  3. Margaret Clarkson

    Looks like such a lovely place to stay.

  4. Looks great for children Jeanette Leighton

    Looks lovely the rooms look sparkling clean.

  5. Mari Sutherland

    Beautiful looking cottages. Love the shower with all the different jets.

  6. Woah! The name cottage is so misguiding in this case! it’s such a delightful place to stay! Loved it, saved it! 🙂

  7. Rachel Craig

    The cottage looks lovely. You seemed to have managed quite a variety of activities.

  8. Ruth Harwood

    Wow, what a lovely place to spend some time away! Bet you all enjoyed it xx

  9. Andrea Fletcher

    The cottage looks lovely and lots to do for children as well.

  10. Cecile Blaireau

    oh that place looks lovely and you played tennis! Actually I think I saw it in a TV show before on Channel 4! I swear!

  11. Rosalind Blight

    I don’t think I would want to leave. Looks Amazing

  12. what a beautiful cottage to stay at, and love the location too. Having the play area for the kids is brilliant

  13. This is a trip that I would love to take my kids on. The scenery and accommodations look perfect for families!

  14. Jeanet Richardson

    Trecan Farm Cottages looks a wonderful place to stay. Your review and photos will inspire me to check their website for vacancies. Thanks

  15. So incredibly charming on the outside, and not at all what I was expecting on the inside. Love the modern interiors! Need to get back to Cornwall!

  16. Looks like a really nice place to go for a family vacation. I love your reviews of the place.

  17. wow the view looks so stunning and amazing..would to explore this..glad you shared this blog post with us…found it quite interesting..

  18. Yeah Foodie

    I am totally book marking this site for when we do head down to Cornwall as the set up at Trecan Farm Cottage looks perfect for my family and seeing that it is so close by attractions such as Eden Project.

  19. Wow looks brilliant. I still haven’t been to Cornwall but this makes me really tempted; a lovely family time. x

  20. Gervin Khan

    This place is so astonishing, from your accommodation to the activity you’ve done is stunning. Loved the place is so mesmerizing.

  21. Wow such a beautiful cottage. perfect spot for family vacation

  22. I love that it’s so quaint on the outside but so modern and spacious on the inside. It’s so pretty and I would definitely love to stay there with my family.

  23. I’ve never heard of Trecan Farm Cottages before, but it looks like such a great place to bring the whole family!

  24. Gemma Hendry

    Looks a great place for staycation with the family

  25. The cottages look really nice and pretty! I love how it looks very comfortable as well, thanks for sharing this with us!

  26. mary louise

    The trecan farm cottages look amazing and so family friendly. Thank you for sharing a great review and hopefully my family will get to visit one day

  27. What a fab place to stay! I love when holiday accommodation has a properly kitted out kitchen.

  28. It looks like a great place to stay with kids and looks like you had lovely weather. It’s great that they have indoor things for the kids to do as well

  29. adrian price

    the oaks–looks stunning–is it a brand new conversion

  30. Margaret GALLAGHER

    Dream vacation in a stunning location – would love to be there now

  31. Priscilla Stubbs

    The cottages look really lovely with excellent facilities. I am so pleased you had a good time

  32. What an absolutely beautiful place to stay. I love cottages for holidays as they are a home away from home.

    Just reading this and seeing your Cornwall adventures has got me very excited for our October visit x

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