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Coombe Farm is a perfect holiday choice. From the two double rooms you can watch the fishing boats returning to the ancient town of Fowey. Its idyllic location enables you a choice of activities from secluded beaches, fishing and sailing, to the beautiful tree-lined or coastal walks made famous by Daphne du Maurier.
It is centrally situated to tour any part of Cornwall within a day and is ideal for visiting the famous Eden Project, The Lost Gardens of Heligan and Lanhydrock House and Gardens — Each within a 15 minute drive.
For the more adventurous guests, a moonlight walk thought the historic Covington Woods past St. Catherine’s Castle is perfect end to the day when returning from one of Fowey’s multitude of character pubs or restaurants, serving locally caught fish and home made grown produce. Guests who like to keep fit are also catered for, with a morning dip in the sea just one hundred metres from the farm.
If you prefer a lazy day followed by a Cornish cream tea, Coombe Farm offers it all within the farmhouse’s walled gardens.
Coombe gives you the true feeling of “getting away from it all.”
About the farm
Historical Coombe Farm, which was acquired by the National Trust in 1980, is still very much a working farm.
Tucked away above the valley of Coombe Hawne there is a long standing history of myth and legend surrounding the farm. It’s a little disputed fact that the last ever recorded ‘Run of Spirits’ in Fowey took place at Coombe on the 9th August 1845 and there is also a cavity between the kitchen and dining room reputed to have used as a smugglers hole.
The surrounding area has provided inspiration for artists and authors for centuries, including Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch, Kenneth Grahame and Daphne du Maurier.
The historic harbour town of Fowey dates back to the 1300s and everywhere you look, you can find tell-tale signs of its vibrant past. From the Hundred Years War to D-Day preparations, Fowey has played a key part in some of Britain’s most significant events.
Coombe Farm has been standing for over two hundred years and staying here really gives you a sense of being part of its rich history.
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