Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall

We went on our first family of four holiday to Cornwall in September last year, staying in Carbis Bay, near St Ives, and we had a fantastic time.  It inspired a few posts for the blog about the cottage we stayed in, things to do in Cornwall with kids and advice on long car journeys with kids.

So, as part of Parent Friendly Stays brand new #parentpanel I was really excited to see the first place us panel members could potentially get to road test was Treworgey Cottages in Cornwall.

I’d like to explain why I’m keen to take Mr ATWWAH and our two sons, Master ATWWAH and Mini ATWWAH, back to this gorgeous part of the country and what better way to literally spell it out:

C is for Childhood Memories

The county of Cornwall is one of those places which guarantees an old-fashioned, in a nice way, UK holiday.  The smell of the sea, ice cream shops, cheeky seagulls, lots of things to see and do which don’t necessarily cost loads of money, fish and chip teas and zonking out at the end of the day due to all the running around and fresh air.  These are the sort of memories I want Master and Mini ATWWAH to have from our UK holidays.

holiday memories

Creating perfect holiday memories


O is for Original Features

The cottages at Treworgey are restored from original farm buildings retaining lots of original features.  This is perfect for a family travel blogger like myself who desperately needs to hone her photography skills.  I can’t wait to spend some time taking loads of pics and making them look miles better using my Instagram filters.  Check out my Instagram account (@mrsatwwah) if you need some evidence of why I need the practice.

R is for Riding

When I was younger I used to ride horses most weekends, although sadly never got to have a pony of my own.  I’d love Master ATWWAH to experience his first pony ride and what better place to do that than Cornwall.  The cottages at Treworgey have there very own horse riding school.  Eek.

I’ll be reliving my youth there and can’t wait for Master ATWWAH to have a go, who knows I may even be able to convince Mr ATWWAH to don a riding hat although something tells me he may use watching Mini ATWWAH as an excuse to duck out.


Original features, pony rides, heated pool….what’s not to love?

N is for No Need To Leave Treworgey

Although it would be very dull not to leave Treworgey itself I am pretty sure you could get away with just staying at your cottage and in the immediate surroundings.  Every cottage comes with its own private garden, there is an indoor beach (!) where you can play sports and build sandcastles, a playground, an indoor and outdoor heated pool along with a paddling pool and a freezer full of local ice cream with an honesty box.  All that as well as the 150 acre farm and riding school.

You wouldn’t even need to leave for food as home cooked meals can be delivered straight to your cottage and the village pub is only a walk away.  Perfect.

W is for Within Distance Of….

As gorgeous and full of facilities as Treworgey sounds it would be criminal not to leave at all.  So, luckily the cottages are within a short distance of some of Cornwall’s real gems including the fishing village of Looe, eight miles from the oh-so-trendy and must-see town of Fowey and only a 4o minute drive from the Eden Project.

These are all places we didn’t get to visit on last year’s trip to Cornwall so are definite trips out for this holiday.

A is for Animals

Not only is there a horse riding school but being located on a farm means Master and Mini ATWWAH will be coming face to face, and helping out with the feeding, of the resident animals.  Living in London means the only animals they really see on a regular basis are the urban foxes which rifle through our bins on a nightly basis and make loads of mess in the garden.  At Treworgey they will be able to meet pigs, sheep, goats and more.  Master ATWWAH has a bit of an obsession with BBC1’s  Countryfile so I can’t wait to see him in his very own rural setting.

This delightful creature stares into our house from the neighbours shed roof most days

This delightful creature stares into our house from the neighbours shed roof most days

L is for Leave The Clobber At Home

So many holiday providers say they are family friendly to tap into a really lucrative market.  However,  when you really grill them on it there are only a few who can claim to be truly family friendly.  Treworgey seems to have it sorted on that front though by providing tons of baby and toddler equipment so you don’t have to load the car and bring it all with you including high chairs, changing mats, bed guards, stair gates, cots and car seats as well as a babysitting service.

L is for Logs

They have log fires in the cottages.  I get excited about these things.  I’ve never had a log fire, they just sound very romantic and quite frankly every family holiday when the kids have gone to bed needs a little bit of romance.  So, even if it isn’t winter I will be expecting Mr ATWWAH to don a lumberjack shirt and chuck some logs on the fire 🙂


This post is a #parentpanel entry for Parent Friendly Stays to win a three night stay at Treworgey Cottages

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