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After our baby son ended up in hospital during our holiday to France, we wanted to take a much needed break closer to home. The Retallack Resort in Cornwall was perfect for a family holiday.
My husband, my daughter, aged 2 years and 9 months, my baby son, aged 5 months, and I, spent 3 nights in a self-catered, two-bed room log cabin style house, with all the mod-cons you could wish for. They had thought of everything - a steriliser, a microwave, a baby mat, stair gates, cot, electric socket covers, high chair and feeding equipment. There were also useful items such as washing up liquid, dishwasher and washing machine tablets, tea, coffee, fresh milk in the fridge and biscuits to get you started. Even the ice cube tray was filled and frozen ready for that oh so special “after-kids-are-in-bed drink” that I was looking forward to after the journey!
The Journey to CornwallThe journey had, in fact, been fairly straight forward (although during peak season, plan for heavy traffic entering Cornwall), and we
PadstowWe were so taken with the town in fact (only 6 miles from the resort),
The PoolWe then picked up our daughter and spent the rest of the afternoon with both kids in and out of the pool, which was a nice baby friendly temperature. There were many other activities on offer for toddlers and kids, including tea parties, face painting and little chef
In the evening , we took advantage of the babysitting service, with a very friendly lady, who child-minds and baby-sits as her main job. We felt instantly at ease leaving our two sleeping babes with her and had a very nice (and rare!) meal together in the onsite restaurant. The restaurant, at first glance, appeared to be a burger and chips style café, but actually served delicious and high quality meals with a specials board including fresh fish every evening.
Brilliant StaffThe staff were, without exception, excellent with children. We had a small incident when the lower stair gate fell off, which ordinarily would have concerned me, but the maintenance gentleman arrived within half and hour of reporting the problem and beautifully engaged our daughter in the process of fixing it! The Chef in the restaurant also personally engaged with our very excitable daughter and the staff couldn’t do enough to help us when our car broke down.
Would I therefore recommend the The Retallack Resort for families looking for a stress free child and baby friendly holiday experience? - wholeheartedly, yes! We had a very relaxing and fun filled experience and would definitely go back.
Kim Morgan & Family
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