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A to Z of Tredethick Holiday Cottages

Posted on: 8th October 2018

Alpacas:  Seamus and Louis, our pair of characterful alpacas, are often the first animals you will see on arriving at Tredethick.  Look left when you’re in our drive-way and they will usually be looking at you curiously.  Apart from hating their toe-nails being cut, they are generally happy, sweet little souls. Atticus:  Our resident ginger […]


History of Tredethick and the Cottages

Posted on: 9th August 2018

A brief history of Tredethick The earliest records of Tredethick go back over 700 years and the Reed family have been a part of  Tredethick for more than 100 years. Our beautiful courtyard cottages are converted from Victorian barns, while the granite quoin stones, running up the corners of the buildings, were salvaged from earlier […]


Five Local Family-Friendly Attractions

Posted on: 14th November 2017

An up-to-date Visit Cornwall blog on family trips close to Tredethick. From the history and beauty of Caerhayes Castle to the fascinating story of clay country, these are round-year ideas for family days outduring your stay. Time to mobilise the Bugaboo!  


Teaching your child to ride without stabilisers – guest blog by Sustrans

Posted on: 26th June 2017

Tredethick’s balance bike track opens this summer.  It’s going to be a super fun ride AND provides an opportunity for little ones to master early cycling.  Here’s some tips from Sustrans on teaching your child to ride without stabilisers. Cycling for the first time without stabilisers can be a very powerful memory in a child’s […]


Hidden Gems near Tredethick Farm Cottages

Posted on: 27th April 2017

We have compiled a list of our favourite child-friendly things to see and do near Tredethick. They are all within 20 minutes drive, but sssshhh…don’t go telling everyone!   1. Angie’s Caravan– A Tasty Treat for Walkers     Even described on TripAdvisor as a ‘hidden gem’, Angie’s serves delicious home-made pasties, bacon buns, cakes and […]


Super Six Family Trips for June in Cornwall

Posted on: 17th March 2017

  June is my favourite month in Cornwall.  It’s glorious. Tumbling bluebells, campion and stitchwort in the hedgerow, decent weather (fingers crossed) and the coastline pretty much reserved for you. If you’re heading to Tredethick Farm Cottages, in this beautiful corner of Cornwall, at this time of year, here are six ideas for memorable family days […]


Tredethick’s Jack of All Trades

Posted on: 15th March 2017

Farmer Jack is our jack-of-all-trades who ensures the running of Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall is like clockwork. He’s also master-of-many-trades including being a farmer, plumber, boiler-fixer and general all-round expert at anything he turns his hand to. We managed to keep Jack still for five minutes to fire our top 10 questions at him so […]


Family holidays with Farmer Jenny

Posted on: 8th March 2017

Farmer Jenny is part of the fabric of Tredethick family holidays. She has been with us for longer than she cares to remember, despite taking a circuitous route via South Africa before she arrived in this beautiful corner of Cornwall. In this blog, we’ve grilled Farmer Jenny to find out all about her and her […]


Top Ten Tredethick Activities for Rainy Days

Posted on: 1st February 2017

We know it’s hard to believe but even in Cornwall the weather can turn a little soggy from time to time… but don’t worry even if it’s wet there’s still plenty of fun to be had from swimming in our beautiful indoor pool to feeding our friendly farm animals, playing in the soft play room […]


Turning winter farm blues orange in Cornwall

Posted on: 12th January 2017

Brrrr January!  After plodding around the animals and the farm cottages on a soggy morning in Cornwall, I retreated to the sanctuary of an Aga-warmed farmhouse kitchen with the soothing tones of Radio 4. Marmalade is unctously beautiful – in colour and smell – January preserving therapy.  Here’s a recipe obtained from Sheba’s godmother Ali,  which she inherited […]


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