A very warm welcome to Coombe!

We have put together a selection of recommendations on the local pubs, eateries, farm shops & foodie suppliers along with glimpses into Coombe life with some walks near your cottage for you to enjoy.

Discovering Coombe

The parish of Kea (Cornish: Lanndyge), (alias Landege or Landegey) takes its name from an Irish Saint Kea who, after floating from Ireland on a granite boulder, is reputed to have landed where Old Kea church stood.

The southern part of the parish is mainly agricultural, and is noted for giving its name to the unique and rare damson-type Kea plum. In the past the main industries were plum growing, oyster dredging, and coppicing oak to produce tannin for the leather industry

More About History

Tregothnan Reading Room

The setting up of a Reading Room in Coombe provides a good example as the land was provided by Lord Falmouth, the funds came from members of the landed classes and the local vicar played a key role. The Reading Room was the focus of male life but increasingly it was used to stage social functions for the village and the wider community.

After many years lying empty and in a very poor state of repair, in 2012 it began to be used by Tregothnan in connection with the refurbishment of cottages for holiday lets and then as an office and store for the local holiday cottages known as Tregothnan Wild Escapes.

Reading Room Menu & Price list

We have a collection of Tregothnan services and products which can be pre ordered and delivered to your cottage during your stay or collected from The Reading Room in Coombe.

Discover our top-notch selection, featuring famous Prosecco, Kea Plum Rum Liqueur, Oak Aged Gin, and musch more!

Menu & Price List

Services info

If you would like to organise any of the services during your stay as well as extra logs for the fire, please contact Lucy to arrange contactless payment which can be taken via credit/debit card or bank transfer prior to your departure. 

Telephone number:
07989 328 608

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Coombe Walks

All walks begin at the Reading Room. Following is the walking routes list.

Coombe Walk 1 - Creekside walk, orchards and extensive views over the Truro and Fal rivers and of Tregothnan.

Coombe Walk 2 - Views of River Fal, ships, Roundwood Quay and Tolverne.

Coombe Walk 3
- Views of Truro river, delightful Old Kea church, and returning via Cowlands.

Coombe Walk 4
- To the Punchbowl and Ladle pub at Penelewey via Cowlands, with good food, good views, two fine houses and (at the right time of year) one of the best bluebell woods.

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In & Around Coombe On Your Walks….

One of the continuing jewels to be found in Coombe are the rare Kea plums which have been prized for centuries in Cornwall.

Jams, chutneys and dishes are created from the plums. There are many local recipes for the plums.

Kea Plum Jam

While on walk, grab a trug & seceturs to forage for those rare Kea Plums, apples, wild garlic, pears, wild herbs, red currents, gooseberries, blackberries, wild strawberries and lots more in Coombes natural larder right on your doorstep….various surprises await you throughout the seasons..…..it’s fun, free and delicious…

To learn about the variety of fruits and vegetables grown here, click the button below.

Fruits & Vegetables

If you see a large cloud of bees congregating somewhere or a large cluster of them hanging on a branch, sign, fence post, etc, DO NOT BE FRIGHTENED!

These bees are homeless wayward travellers and looking for a new place to set up a hive. This is the calmest you will ever see a honeybee.

Contact Lucy Simpson, who will then get in touch with our beekeeper, and arrange for them to come and collect the bees. #savethebees

Wild Escapes On The Water

Available between April - October

Each Tregothnan Wild Escape cottage has its own private outhaul & mooring.

Enjoy the water in Cowlands Creek during your Wild Escape stay by booking kayaks, paddle boards or our rowing boat.

Call Lucy on 07989 328 608 to organise your water activity bookings!

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A Taste of Coombe

Purdy’s Farmhouse Tea Garden

Lanner Farm, Coombe

Open Saturday & Sunday 11am – 4.30pm in the Summer months

Tim & Lyn have created a special place in Coombe to relax & enjoy a cup of tea & cake. A wonderful experience meeting the Highland Cattle in the field next door.

Do the Coombe Circle walk starting at Lanner Farm for coffee & cake and finishing at The Secret Cupboard for tea & cake!!

The Secret Cupboard Tea Garden

Lyndale Cottage, Coombe

Open daily except Tuesdays & Wednesdays, located along the river footpath from The Reading Room to Bethel (or the other way!)…..

Lite bites and wonderful homemade Coombe cakes & jams created by Elaine using her secret recipes. A must have treat to enjoy during your stay at Wild Escapes…. and a delicious memento of Coombe to take home with you…!

For The Paws – Eat, Play & Bark

Cornwall is jewelled with doggy-havens and famous dog-friendly beaches like Perranporth or Watergate Bay which boasts golden sands stretching as far as the eye can see. Breathe in that sea air, strap on your walking boots and explore the coastal routes with breathtaking views. Then soak up some sunshine over an icecream with the sand between your toes, watching your four-legged friend run, fetch and swim to their heart’s content.

Info Contacts for Paws

Foods & Drinks

Cornwall, with its stunning coastal landscapes, charming villages, and rich history, offers not only a feast for the eyes but also a culinary adventure for the palate.

With its rich culinary heritage and focus on locally sourced ingredients, exploring Cornwall's eateries is a journey of taste and discovery.

Recommended Eateries

From cozy taverns serving up traditional Cornish ales to modern craft breweries pushing the boundaries of flavor, Cornwall's pub and brewery scene offers a delightful blend of heritage and innovation. Raise a glass of locally brewed beer or cider and savor the essence of Cornwall's rich brewing tradition, where every sip tells a story of craftsmanship and community.

Pubs & Breweries

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Best of Cornwall

Embarking on a journey through Cornwall promises a delightful array of activities and experiences that cater to every interest.

Whether you're drawn to the tranquil beauty of its gardens or seeking adrenaline-pumping adventures, Cornwall offers something for everyone.

Please find below our little black book of fun things to do.

Fun Things To Do