Absolutely excellent holiday cottages for anyone travelling with small children. The owners have gone above and beyond to make this an easy, fun and friendly place to stay. The on-site amenities (pool, soft play, ride-on area etc) are brilliant - well designed, clean, in good condition and exactly as you'd want them to be. The animals were a real hit with our girls (especially the donkeys!) and everywhere you went there was something to keep the little ones entertained - a maze, a playground, a teepee etc etc. Small touches like a playpen in the pool area to help keep them safe while you're getting changes make a huge difference to how 'easy' a holiday is - so thank you! Brilliant location, great facilities, friendly owners. I couldn't fault it, and we'll definitely be back. (Travelled with 15 month old twins) …
Glynn Barton Cottages Store House
A fantastic holiday, looking to rebook already!
Steve and Shirley were amazing hosts, they always had a smile on their face and made us feel very welcome. They were very informative on local attractions and really went out of their way to help nothing was to much trouble. Throughout the week they invited the children along to feed the animals and help collect the eggs from the chickens. Which my girls loved, it really was the highlight of their day.
We stayed in the storehouse which was lovely and clean.
Glynn Barton is on a great location, with a lot of attractions not far away. We did a lot in a week and felt it wasn't long enough. At the end of the holiday my five year old didn't want to go home and was sad to leave.
Thank you so much Steve and Shirley for a fantastic holiday, we will be back. …
Glynn Barton Cottages Hayloft
Fabulous set up for young children
We had a fabulous 4 days at Glynn Barton. Even though the weather was awful, the excellent facilities meant the children always had something to keep them entertained. Their confidence grew daily feeding the animals and in the pool. We were all sad to leave and will definitely visit again. …
Glynn Barton Cottages Bull Run
Another great family holiday at Glynn Barton
Just back from our 2nd Xmas at Glynn Barton and about to book it again for next year. I never usually go back to the same place as sometimes it is not as good as the first time but this place is different.
Everything is perfect for us from hospitality, amenities and location.
Shirley and Steve are my kids heroes. They are so friendly and take so much pride in their little gem. They add touched to the place every year taking into accounts their guests feedbacks with this year's new addition being the amazing new gigantic play fort that will keep young and especially older kids amused for hours.
The grounds are fantastic and everything blends into the nature. Amenities are great fun rain or shine with the indoor swimming pool, indoor soft play,outside ride on toys area, outside climbing frame, outside trampoline, maze, outside tennis court. Lots of dvds, games provided.
You can finally travel light as all you need is the basics: they provide everything from cot, highchair, baby monitor etc...
There is also a laundry room with washing machine (included in price) and dryer (small fee) so no need to pack too many clothes or come back home to a pile of dirty washing.
No need to worry about taking the kids for a big shop as you can organise a Tesco delivery around your time of arrival or the store room will give you a wide choice of healthy frozen meals for adults or toddlers. Fresh eggs are sold on site but you also get one or two a day on animal feeding day. You can also have a last minute wine/cider/beer craving all available in the shop. Nappies etc....All sensibly priced.
Animal feeding during week days is one of the kids highlights.
Very Close are Cardinham Woods for a nice lunch and walk/bike ride or Lanhydrock.
Glynn Barton is really well situated if you want to explore Cornwall with all sights and attractions being within one hour or so away.
We found that there was so much to do during Xmas time in Cornwall but it takes a bit of research. I would recommend the following: Santa By Steam @ Bodmin Railway (10mn away), Eden Project (check website for special events as some days are better than other with regards to Xmassy events) (20mn away), Mousehole Xmas lights which is 1h10mn away(2 Fore Street is great for a mulled wine and hot chocolate waiting for light to come on at 5pm. they even have a lovely book about mice going on holidays to Mousehole), Angarrack Xmas lights and Winter Woods from Rogue Theatre (50mn away). You would have to book in advance for some of the events as it gets booked up quite quick.
If you decide to explore the south coast and visit Penzance, Mousehole, Marazion (St Michael's mount), I highly recommend stopping at Kota Kai in Porthleven for a lovely family meal. They have a family room which is great to wait for your meal and keep your kids entertained. Food is fab and views are on the harbour. Love it!
I also recommend Sam's on the Beach in Polkerris for a meal/ dessert/ drink on the way to or from Fowey. Might need to book in advance.
There is also a soft play area on the way called "Kidzworld".
All in all I highly recommend Glynn Barton and can guarantee you a fantastic stress free ( as stress free can be with young kids) family holiday .
Thank you Steve and Shirley for giving our kids such wonderful memories! …