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What will I love about our family holiday?

Pool, animals, balance bike track, playpark, yarda yarda. But what can YOU look forward to? (aside from happy children).  Here’s our choice of parental perks to anticipate.

Firstly, take time out to soak in a hot tub

HOT. TUB. GARDEN. (with a child-proof garden gate) – oh yes!

Tredethick’s hot tub garden is secluded and stylish, with a peerless view.  Tag or bargain with your other half, or book a baby-sitter for both of you (we provide a list of recommended babysitters in your cottage info file) so you can take some time to soak. And we have plastic flutes and fluffy bathrobes in your cottage, and fine Cornish wine or Prosecco in the farm shop.  Grab a book from the play barn (which has an unofficial secondhand exchange going on) or borrow the newspapers from soft play.

Beauty appointments

Jenny or Kali at New You Beauty, Lostwithiel offer good quality beauty treatments.  It’s worth booking a few weeks in advance.

Go for a sea swim or SUP, at any time of year
There’s first-rate wild swimming near us (Lansallos, Palace Cove) – it’s so renewing and inspiring.   Or you could choose sheltered Polkerris with the option for a post-swim cappuccino (or Aperol)!  Do check local swim conditions.  Or swim in our peachy indoor pool.  It’s open all day and night – and exclusively for our guests – so often you can have the pool to yourself, especially in the evenings or first thing.
Or why not hire a SUP or kayak from Encounter Cornwall or RiverJoyz to explore the peaceful, widlife-rich Fowey estuary.  Grab some delicious deli treats from Bellamama deli in Lostwithiel and take a picnic.
Enjoy a mooching morning at the Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
There’s delicious cafe food with a view of Restormel Castle, as well as a fabulous selection of home goods, clothes, gifts and food,  AND  horticultural delights.  Or grab a perfect coffee (in a pretty green cup) from Q Street Cafe in Lostwithiel and wander down Lostwithiel Fore Street for an quirky range of independent shops. Watts Trading Organic Emporium, Atticus and WillowAlice in Scandiland, Cindy Ashbridge Jewellery and more.  If you like antiques, you’ll want to relocate: Lostwithiel has a clutch of antique shops and is home to Jeffreys auction rooms which has featured on Flog It! and Celebrity Antiques Roadshow.
Cycling quiet lanes
For fresh air and exercise, borrow our Garmin route planner to cycle traffic-light and scenic circular routes.  Choose your distance and visit Bodmin moor, the Camel Trail, the north or south coast via network of quiet rural lanes, picked by local enthusiasts (that’s us).  This is especially lovely in the spring when Cornish lanes are vibrant with a miasma of hedgerow flowers: bluebells, violets, stitchworts, red campion and primroses.  Maybe pick up a Nelly’s freshly-made pasty to enjoy en route?
Explore vineyards and ginyards!
For more earthy pleasures, book a tutored gin tasting at Colwith Farm Distillery or Green Cart Farm. Both distilleries get terrific reviews and are a five minute taxi ride away.  If you prefer wine, Camel Valley is just seven miles away and offers vineyard tours and tastings.
A night out?
Take a look at Bar Silo (a funky new dance and live music venue near Fowey), Boconnoc House diary (often a concert or birdwatching) and Lostwithiel town’s calendar.   There’s a developing creative scene here which can be surprising and fun.  You’ll find tried and trusted local babysitters in our digital guidebook (sent to you a few weeks before your arrival).
Lastly, let someone else cook

Bring back a bottle of Camel Valley sparkling wine or local gin back because you might want to book a private chef to prepare a post-7pm feast  in front of your log burner, we have the contact details for some exceptional local chefs. Or wander down to Lostwithiel for mouth-watering contemporary British food at Asquiths and Restormel Kitchen restaurants.

I hope this inspires you to take some time for what you enjoy to renew your energy, along with the family experiences and fun during your holiday at Tredethick.