Tredethick Farm Cottages in Lostwithiel has been named as a finalist in the prestigious Family Traveller Awards 2017 in the Best Holiday Rental category – up against giants like Airbnb.
The family-run business, nestled in the Fowey Valley, says it provides “an authentic yet luxurious farm holiday for young children and their parents”.
It has eight furnished Cornish stone cottages, featuring practical kit including stairgates, black-out blinds, and bed guards and cots.
The farm also boasts a range of child-friendly activities a minute’s walk away, from an indoor swimming pool and soft play – with newspapers and Lavazza coffee for grown-ups – to pony rides, a hot tub garden and a play park.
Every morning there is animal feeding for guests with Farmer Jenny. The lambs are bottle-fed, the eggs are collected, and the pigs, goats, alpacas and rabbits are fed. The Reed family has farmed at Tredethick for more than 100 years.
The latest addition to Tredethick’s guest facilities is a new balance bike track for early riders for balance bikes, scooters, mini tractors and normal bikes. It features a Tredethick granite ‘Tor’, a mini ford, a wooden barn to drive through and a fuel station.
Ashlyn Reed, owner of Tredethick Farm Cottages, said: “We’re delighted to have been nominated for Best Rental Holiday for Families this year in the Family Traveller 2017 Awards.
“We feel a little like David against Goliath with companies like Airbnb in the mix, but we’re incredibly proud of the experience Tredethick offers families.
The farm hosts animal feeding for guests every morning
“Our cottages are all individually designed to a high contemporary standard with log fires in the winter and equipment for families from washing machines and dish washers to wireless speakers.
“Also all the family-friendly activities on the farm are fully inclusive so guests do not pay anything extra during their stay.”
Tredethick Farm Cottages will be judged by a combination of public votes and a panel of travel experts, including Jane Anderson, editor of Family Traveller magazine; Simon Reeve, BBC presenter; Mariella Frostrup, BBC Radio 4 presenter; Sue Ward Davies, travel director of ELLE and Jane Knight, travel editor of The Times.
Votes for Tredethick Farm Cottages can be made until Friday, October 20, on the Family Traveller website. Every vote is automatically entered into a prize draw to win a holiday for a family of four to Malta, worth around £4,000.
Last year more than 27,000 public votes were cast. The Family Traveller Awards 2017 has 21 different categories, up from 18 in 2016, ranging from Best European Hotel for Families, to Best Family Festival and Best Activity Specialist for Families.
The indoor swimming pool
The winners for the Family Traveller Awards 2017 will be announced on Tuesday, November 21, at an awards ceremony in London.
The business is currently running an offer to customers in Cornwall and Devon.
Using the code ‘3Y89D’, customers can claim 10% off selected breaks from November through to April 2018.
This includes three nights from Friday to Monday and four nights from Monday to Friday.
Source: Cornwall Live