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Cowries, St Merryn

St Merryn - North Coast

4* Gold accommodation - Perfect for a family break and just minutes from seven wonderful beaches.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£510 - £1214 per week *

Special Offers: Remaining weeks between 4th January and 5th April NOW £350 each


Cowries provides a spacious, comfortable base for your holiday which you will look forward to returning to after a day spend enjoying the nearby beaches, cliff top walking or touring around our beautiful County.  Extra touches include artwork throughout by a featured local artist and for the children, there is a large, enclosed, communal play area.  The property lends itself to family living with its open plan living, dining and kitchen area, however if cooking does not feature on your list of holiday things to do, the village offers a range of eateries to suit all tastes.

Cloakroom: Basin, w.c.
Lounge: 50'' Wall mounted TV, Blu-ray DVD player, Sky (family package), PlayStation 3
Kitchen/Diner: Built-in electric oven, ceramic hob, built-in microwave oven, American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.

Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3'), chest of drawers.
Bedroom 1: King size bed (5'), wall mounted TV, bedside units, built-in wardrobe, chest of drawers, chair En Suite Shower Room: Thermostatic shower, basin, w.c.
Bedroom 3: Bunk beds (3'), chest of drawers, wall mounted, TV/DVD combi.
Bathroom: Bath (shower over off mixer taps), basin, w.c.

GARDEN & PARKING: Parking for 2 cars. Enclosed garden and patio with garden furniture and barbecue, shed for storing wetsuits and surfboards. Play park on site available for persons occupying residences within Fairfield.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival 4:00pm - departure 11:00am
Pets Welcome: Maximum 2 medium; £25 per pet per week
Power and Heat: Gas and electricity included in rent; gas fired c.h, hot water by combi boiler, heated towel rails bathroom & en suite.
Bedding and Linen: Pillows & duvets included; bed linen provided, towels not provided but may be hired - see hire page.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot, high chair provided other equipment not provided but may be hired - see hire page.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.1 ml

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Important information about internet. Mobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • Countryside Views
  • Towels Not Included
  • 4.5 Stars
  • High chair
  • Travel cot
  • 0.1 mile to a restaurant
  • 1.3 miles to a beach
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

St Merryn is a hidden gem located within easy reach of the stunning coast of North Cornwall, with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere, helpful local convenience stores and delis, and a wide variety of places to eat.  Sometimes overlooked, due to the proximity of the larger town of Padstow just ten minutes' drive away, St Merryn is nevertheless a great holiday setting in its own right, its convenient location and many amenities attracting visitors back year after year. Known as the 'Seven Bays' area due to the number of beaches along this part of the coastline, you know you are approaching the village when you see the 'Seven Bays for Seven Days' signs on the road heading in. If it's a walking holiday you are looking for, St Merryn is an excellent choice, being near to beaches, cliffs and fields, where lovely views entice you from your holiday home and into the great outdoors.  And of course, if you have a four legged family member, they will love it too!  There is also a riding stables nearby if you've always wanted to explore the area on horseback (a wonderful way to see the stunning local scenery).


It is a lovely comfortable house.Mrs Carole Brookes - 4th January 2019
Excellent kitchen facilities. Excellent range of kitchen utensils. Fantastic range of children's books and games. Very informative guest directory. Mrs Nicola Parkin - 26th August 2018
A modern property furnished to a high standard, would definitely stay at this property again a lovely house.Mr matthew jones - 31st July 2018
Brilliant holiday in St Merryn. Cowries is an excellent house. The local area is outstanding with beautiful beaches. Trevone Beach our favourite. Cowries is definitely a hidden gem! Lorna Craig - 10th July 2018
Beautiful property, Close to the beach and local shops. Will be booking this accommodation again.Mr Gary Warwick - 2nd January 2018
We have been coming to North Cornwall for 15 years now and always stayed in Padstow. I was hesitant at first to stay outside, but we loved this house and area. This house has everything you need, such attention to detail. All the beaches are fantastic. Lappa Valley & Camel Creek are good days our for children. Thanks, see you again.The Rush family - 6th October 2017
Lovely house with everything you need. Comfy beds, well stocked kitchen, good base for beaches and eating out. Plenty of toys and games to keep kids occupied.The Stacey/Cook family - 7th September 2017
Very impressed with how clean the house was upon arrival.Alana Hart - 14th August 2017
Short break for Royal Cornwall show - beautifully presented house, well equipped for adults and kids and wonderful location for exploring Padstow and the local beaches. Will return for longer next time.Jenny Winslade - 6th July 2017
Excellent property, very well equipped. Local restaurants were excellent and within easy walking distance. We would certainly book this property again.Mr Stuart Livingstone - 12th June 2017
What a beautiful house, in a great location. We loved being able to walk to the pub at the end of a busy day. The boys loved making lots of friends playing cricket in the play area. Polzeath beach & Trevone Bay are great for paddling. We will be back soon :-)Shoesmith family - 21st April 2017
Just returned from an amazing weekend here at Cowries!! This is just the perfect place for anyone, it has everything you need to feel right at home, well actually it's ten times better than home really!! The rooms are spacious and light and beautifully decorated and accessorized. The beds are so comfy with quality bedding! The location was perfect with the seven bays on your doorstep. Great local shops and pubs. Fantastic place for walking! Can't wait to go back.Lorraine Bowey - 5th February 2017
I have just spent a few days at Cowries and found it to be a beautiful home, very comfortable with everything that you could possibly need for a super holiday. The furniture is modern and comfortable and the decor is light and bright. There are restaurants within walking distance and a bakery and shop nearby. There are beaches and many places of interest that are just a short drive away. The Padstow Christmas markets were definitely worth a visit or two, with many food stalls and stalls with a great variety of Christmas gifts. There were also bands and entertainment going on throughout the day. A perfect way to spend a few days away.Pam Sadler - 7th December 2016
A few lovely days spent in Cornwall. 'Cowries' is a beautiful house, in an ideal location for dog walks on the beach or up on the cliffs around the coast line. Put your boots and coats on and away you go! The house was perfect for our family- the baby and dog were well catered for! It is cosy, stylish, and felt like home. The local 'Cornish Arms' Pub is a must for a Fish n Chip Supper and Padstow is lovely and close by; so you can easily stock up on Pasties, Fudge and a Cornish Cream Tea! We are already looking forward to our next visit!Gemma Fogarty - 22nd November 2016
An absolute 5 star home from home experience. This beautiful house lacks nothing and offers a real luxury family holiday. The location is perfect for untold attractions and unlimited bays, with each bay offering a completely different experience. Of all the many places we visited St Nectan's Glen in Tintagel is an absolute must. A completely unspoilt natural waterfall, it's a magical experience for all the family, just breathtaking. You can't help but leave a little piece of your heart in Cornwall after a holiday at Cowries, with endless days at the bay and a luxurious home to relax in of an evening. It really is just perfect *****Vikki Louise Russell - 5th August 2016


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