Girl enjoying a ride on a miniature John Deare

All year holidays

Short breaks

You can book a short break with us all year round, excluding school holidays. And a full holiday week at any time of year.

We think Tredethick is a wonderful place to visit whatever the season.  And, judging by our bookings, our guests seem to agree. Springtime, when the days are growing longer and the countryside leaps into life, or autumn with its ripe apples, blackberries and golden leaves, or winter, when the fields sparkle with frost and your breath steams in the crisp air. Each season is filled with its own magic. Take a look at our blog for more all-season holiday inspiration.

Toddler on holiday in Cornwall feeding a lamb using a milk bottle in a field at Tredethick.

The joys of spring

Buds bursting, birds twittering, bees buzzing… Springtime is a green light for nature and there’s a sense of growing excitement in the air.  There are new-born lambs to feed (when you see them leaping about you’ll know why it’s called spring) and bluebell-carpeted woods to explore. The weather is usually good and places are rarely busy. It’s a wonderful time to go walking or cycling – perhaps to enjoy the first picnic of the year. Play pooh sticks in the river or go crabbing in rockpools – if you’re lucky you might spot seals out at sea.

Little girl running along a trail path. She's wearing warm clothing.

Awesome autumn

Cornwall is quieter now, there’s often a stolen, golden day at a beach.  The farm trail abounds with ripe hedgerow fruit and crisp fallen leaves, and you can gather wood for your cottage log burner.  The sea is at its warmest if wild swimming appeals,.  In Hallowe’en week,  pumpkin lanterns appear outside our cottages and there’s the opportunity for a gentle introduction to treat or treating as a procession of witches, dinosaurs and pirates (with parents!) tour the cottages for treats.

2 pairs of children's wellies and 2 pairs of adults wellies lined up by the front door

Winter wonders

When the mercury plummets, our cottages are havens of cosiness. Many have log burners, perfect for family snuggles, and all are centrally heated. During winter, we move our lambs, goats and pigs into our cosy barn to join the ponies, guinea pigs and rabbits. There’s still animal feeding and pony riding, just as in the summer months. The surrounding countryside takes on a different, wild beauty at this time of year. The beaches are empty of people yet full of drama, with wind-whipped waves lashing the sands. Perfect for a bracing walk followed by a mug of hot chocolate in a beach café.

Interior shot of the twin bedroom in low light with oak furniture in Hayloft Cottage

Christmas and new year

Tredethick is an enchanting place to be at Christmas and New Year. Our cosy cottages (with real Christmas trees) are perfect for family get togethers or to get away from it all. Just book yourself a food delivery for when you arrive, then get ready to relax. Animal feeding and pony rides still take place (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day – though rest assured we still feed them!).

Coral snowflake clipart

Conde Nast Traveller

We are one of the 21 best places to stay in the UK with a baby or toddler

We’re really proud to be featured as one of the 21 best places to stay in the UK with your baby or toddler by the prestigious Conde Naste Traveller. You’ll also find us featured in publications such as Kiddie Holidays, Holiday Tots, Family Traveller Magazine and Net Mums. The i Newspaper even referred to us as a ‘toddler nirvana’!