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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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)|
|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||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|
|Further details indoors|
The main bedroom is very spacious with king-size bed, built-in cupboards and views to the church and Bodmin Moor; the second bedroom also has a king-size bed and the third bedroom has twin beds. 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 colder 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.
About this location
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 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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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.
29 Sep 2014
Everything about our stay was perfect, from the communications with the owners, to the welcome cream tea. The cottage has been beautifully furnished with great attention to detail, the kitchen is well… More
15 Sep 2014
"Exquisite, tasteful and welcoming in all aspects!"
We feel so fortunate to have been guests in Merrydown Cottage. From our early correspondences with TIm and Jo (who provided loads of useful information about the area) to our unbelievable welcome of … More
31 Aug 2014
A peaceful private haven in a small village - we loved this cottage. The owners have a great attention to detail and every need was catered for, from the welcoming flowers, cream tea and wine, to the… More
20 Jul 2014
"Home from Home"
What a cottage. Absolutely everything covered. Great location and facilities. Nothing is left to chance. Village very friendly. Had a shop and pub serving great food. Comfortable beds, luxury linen an… More
Thank you for your review; we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at the cottage. You make a good point re: the chopping boards - we really appreciate your feedback and have now added an acrylic board.
20 Apr 2014
"A real home from home in a wonderful location"
The owners have gone to so much trouble to make this the perfect cottage holiday. Flowers, bubbly and cream tea awaited us on arrival and the cottage had everything we needed. My husband was very impr… More
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.
3 Jun 2013
"Beautiful cottage which exceeded all our expectations"
We escaped to this beautiful cottage as part of our honeymoon. It has been decorated to a very high standard and contains everything you could want for a cornish getaway. The log burner was perfect … More
28 Aug 2012
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.
2 Jul 2012
"Absolutely Beautiful Cottage & Dream Garden!"
We arrived at Merrydown Cottage for our 2 week stay and was absolutely delighted. The photographs do not do this beautiful cottage justice.. Everything was more than expected, the furnishings were… More
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