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Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Last chance for cottage holidays for half term

JUST a few Cornish Farm Holidays properties are still available for October half term (week commencing 23rd/24th October).

All are working farms offering high-quality B&B and self-catering holiday accommodation. There’s a huge range on offer on the farms – some have private fishing, and children can watch cows being milked, meet pet donkeys and go on tractor rides.

Many are close to the coastal path for walking and cycling, and nearly all properties are close to Cornwall’s beaches. All properties are graded four or five stars by Visit Britain or the AA.

Bookings are made direct with the individual farms; availability and special offers can be checked through www.cornishfarmholidays.co.uk

The best deal is £275 for a week’s self-catering at ‘Anneth Lowen’ on Pulla Farm, near Truro from 23rd October (less than £10 per person per night for four people).

1 Cartole Cottages, near Looe
‘Linney Cottage’ is one of six holiday cottages set in six acres of grounds. Situated between Looe and Polperro with easy access to the coast, facilities include wifi, hot tub, children’s play area and field walks.
23rd or 24th October, £320 per week. Sleeps 4.

2 Higher Grenna Farm, near Falmouth
‘The Granary’ is one of only 600 properties in the UK to be given the five star Gold award for self catering accommodation. The recently-converted barn is hidden away down a private drive with stunning rural views.
24th October, £450 per week. Sleeps 2 plus baby.

3 Cadson Manor, Callington
Unlimited coarse fishing is included with a stay at this elegant manor house which dates from the 16th Century. The four star accommodation overlooks the croquet lawns, meadow and lake.
24th October, £625 per week. Sleeps 6.

4 Trevorrick Farm Cottages, near Padstow
Character 4 star accommodation, swimming pool, great children’s facilities. Stunning location near Padstow. Friendly farm animals
23rd October, £450 per week. Sleeps 4.

5 Chegwidden Farm, near Penzance
‘The Granary’ is a 17th century barn that has been converted to high standard accommodation sleeping four people. There is a large private walled courtyard with barbeque and an eight-seater hot tub.
24th October, £750 per week. Sleeps 4.

6 Higher Carthew Farm, near Helston
Each cottage has a wood burner, four poster bed and a pumpkin to add to your half term Halloween treat. A home made cream tea welcomes you to a wonderful part of Cornwall.
‘Corn Loft’: 23rd October, £307 per week. Sleeps 2.
‘Orchard View’: 24th October, £307 per week. Sleeps 2 plus baby.

7 West Woolley Farm, near Bude
Three converted barns are still available at this small farm on the Cornwall/Devon border. Close to the beaches, West Woolley is a great base for walking and wildlife, with animal feeding and collecting eggs on the farm.
‘Stables’: 24th October, £715 per week. Sleeps 6.
‘Parlour’: 24th October, £530 per week. Sleeps 5.
‘Grain Store’: 23rd/24th October, £530 per week. Sleeps 4.

8 Lower Dutson Farm, near Launceston
Coarse and river fishing on the farm are included, with carp weights into the low 20lbs. If you don’t catch anything there are some great pubs and restaurants in nearby Launceston.
‘Swallows’: 24th October, £300 per week. Sleeps 6.
‘Meadow Cottage’: 24th October, £300 per week. Sleeps 8.

9 Pulla Farm, near Truro
‘Anneth Lowen’ is a spacious ground floor apartment situated between Truro, Falmouth and Redruth. Less than 10 miles from the north and 6 miles from the south coast and beaches. All linen and towels, electricity and heating included.
23rd October, £275 per week. Sleeps 4.

10 Trengove Farm, near Portreath
With its listed farmhouse and buildings, Trengove Farm is surrounded by open fields close to the harbour-side village of Portreath. The farm buildings that surround the farmhouse have been sympathetically renovated with extensive use of natural materials.
23rd/24th October, cottages from £295 (sleeps 2) to £420 (sleeps 4) per week.

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