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Merrydown Cottage

from £63 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

Excellent 5/5

15 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Merrydown Cottage is a 200 year old traditional cornish cob house which has been converted from 3 small cottages into a bright and comfortable 3 bedroom home sleeping up to 6 people. The cottage is spacious, but cosy with many period features. It sits in the heart of St Mabyn village where you can buy your daily supplies at the local post office stores, dine at the newly-refurbished, popular village pub - both within a couple of minutes' walk - and take walks across the open countryside which surrounds the village.

The cottage is stylishly decorated to a high standard. On the ground floor there is an entrance porch, cloakroom, wetroom, large kitchen/breakfast room, dining room and living room. The stairs lead from the dining room to the first floor where a corridor leads to 3 bedrooms and a family bathroom. A utility room on the ground floor provides additional facilities with useful storage for boots and clothing after a day spent on the beach or walking.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Rock 12 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 26 km, Nearest railway: Bodmin Parkway 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture King Beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

The main bedroom is very spacious with king-size bed, built-in cupboards, TV and views to the church and Bodmin Moor; the second bedroom also has a king-size bed with a view to the garden and the church, and the third bedroom has twin beds with views to both front and back. All have plentiful storage and hanging space. Downstairs, the living room is a place to relax after a day out and about, with its wood burning stove (logs provided free of charge) and cosy furnishings. Meals can be eaten in the sunny dining room or the kitchen/breakfast room in front of the Rayburn. Heating is provided by storage heaters and electric radiators, with the Rayburn in the kitchen and wood burning stove in the living room providing additional warmth on cooler days. Unlimited free broadband, and use of landline for free national calls at weekends and after 6pm.

Further details outdoors

The sunny, South-facing back garden is equipped with dining table, chairs and sun-parasol on the slate patio, and there are sun-beds and a barbeque for your use. The garden is a tranquil haven with views to the church and attracts many wild birds who visit to feed throughout the year. There is also a washing line available. There is a private parking area to the side of the house, and the adjacent garage is available for storage of larger items (such as golf clubs) and houses various equipment which visitors may borrow, such as bicycles, body boards, picnic chairs, wind break, sun parasols etc.

The Cornwall region

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful parts of the United Kingdom. The county is surrounded by a stunning coastline with vast sandy beaches offering isolation and solitude, whilst at the same time offering the visitor a vast array of attractions and gastronimic treats.

There is something for everyone in North Cornwall from walkers, surfers, golfers, sailors, cyclists, horse riders and fishing enthusiasts to country house and garden lovers,artists and gastronomes. On the coast, there are miles of easy walking on the coastal path with secret coves and sandy beaches offering a wide range of sporting and leisure activities. Inland you will find pretty villages with local pubs and Bodmin Moor with its stunning views and bracing walks.

Attractions for families include adventure parks, farms, the Camel Trail, the Eden Project, Newquay's aquarium, Boscastle's witches museum, the steam railways, seal sanctuary and boat trips.

St Mabyn

St Mabyn is ideally located for touring Cornwall and close to many beautiful places to visit. The scenic North coast is within easy reach with fantastic walks along the coastal path and many beaches such as Polzeath, Trevone, Constantine Bay, Bedruthan Steps and Trebarwith Strand. The Camel Trail cycle path is just a short distance away with easy parking at Helland, Dunmere and Wadebridge. The lovely town of Padstow with its harbour, shops and restaurants is just 20 minutes away by car. Port Isaac, with its quaint fishing harbour, home of TV's Doc Martin and the Fisherman's Friends is about 15 minutes' drive away. Watergate Bay, with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant and the fabulous beach is less than half an hour away by car. The Eden Project is a great day out and just 16 miles away. Bodmin Moor is a lovely place to walk - favourites are Rough Tor, the Cheesewring and Golitha Falls. The Royal Cornwall Show takes place every June at Wadebridge for 3 days and offers a spectacular rural displays and a wide range of entertainment.

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Review 1-10 of 15

9 Aug 2015


"Everything you need for a relaxing holiday"

Our second stay at Merrydown Cottage and it was great to be back..! A beautiful, homely retreat in our favourite part of Cornwall and only a short drive from all the places we like to visit. All of the family necessities have been thought of (including dishwasher, washer/dryer etc) so we could just walk in, make ourselves at home and relax. For us personally the completely enclosed back garden gave us huge peace of mind. I can't think of anything you would want to change - it's perfect.!

20 Apr 2015


"Relaxing country style"

We have a fantastic time at the cottage and thanks to Tim and Jo for their great service and help. The cottage is in a great location and very cozy and stylish. We tasted a variety of beaches in the area and were not disappointed. We will definitely be back to merry down cottage and look back on our stay with great happiness.

8 Jan 2015



Merrydown Cottage was exactly what we imagined. A perfect house, gorgeous location, the great St Maybn Inn just down the road with really good food and very friendly staff. Tim and Jo have taken such care to decorate the house like a home - not a rental property. It was difficult to leave! The cottage is warm in winter, has everything you need and felt so cosy. Beds were super comfy. Village is nice and quiet, very little traffic. A good little village shop just around the corner. I want to go back in the summer as I can just imagine how lovely the garden would look. Lots to see and do around the area including Rough Tor, Boscastle, St Austell and walking on the coast.

7 Dec 2013


"Perfect holiday location and perfect cottage!"

This is the third time we have stayed at Merrydown Cottage and we always have a fantastic time whatever the weather as it is a warm and welcoming cottage, beautifully kitted out with everything you could need for a Cornish holiday at any time of year. The decor and furniture is perfect and the beds are extremely comfortable. The local pub has recently changed hands and it's a great place to stroll to for a pint and a meal. The local post office sells a good selection of groceries and you can even pop in there for a coffee! We've borrowed the bikes that come with the cottage and cycled along the Camel trail but mostly just enjoy visiting the beaches and restaurants that are all within an easy drive.

28 Aug 2012


"Classy Cottage"

The cottage has a large back garden which is dead handy for the kids, as well as a gardener who leaves you fresh runner beans picked from the same garden as a nice surprise when you get back from a day out! The cottage itself is large, and is maintained and decorated to a very high standard. I've been to around 4 cottages now in the west country and this is by far the best. Would definetly use again.

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    Calendar last updated:24 Aug 2015

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