Cowries Retreat

St Merryn, North Coast

  • 3 Star Gold
  • Fill your day with surfing, rock pooling, fishing, cycling, exploring coastal paths or relaxing.

You can book this property from:

  • £476 per week
  • £68 per night
  • 3 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Oven
  • Cooking hob
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 2 WCs (in total)
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 1.5 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Tennis court
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Golf


  • On one level
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Saturday
  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Cowries Retreat is a lovely bright and well-equipped holiday cottage, whilst also being comfortable and cosy, and just minutes from a choice of many gorgeous north coast beaches. Well laid-out with a spacious open living/dining area, two bedrooms and two bathrooms, it offers good quality accommodation for a small family or adults looking to explore this wonderful area of Cornwall.

Situated on St Merryn Park with easy access to Padstow, the all-year-round, on-site facilities will appeal to both adults and children alike. They include a shop, bar and restaurant along with tennis courts, children’s play area and a sports court - suitable for all weathers - and there’s a dog exercise area especially for your furry friend. The facilities are far enough away from Cowries Retreat so as not to be intrusive but close enough to enjoy if you wish to participate. With the fantastic choice of sandy beaches close by, stunning coastal walks and the culinary delights found in the area, you’ll find plenty to occupy your time.

Entering from the parking area the accommodation is all on one level so ideal for someone less mobile and no steep hills to contend with.

Accommodation all on one level
Living Room/Dining Room: Smart TV, DVD player, CD player, electric feature fire. Range of comfy seating, dining table and chairs. A great range of books, films and games awaits you.
Electric cooker, fridge,  dishwasher, coffee machine, slow cooker.
Bedroom 1: King size bed (5'), bedside units, wardrobe.
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (2’6” – may be zipped together to form 5’ King if requested at the time of booking), bedside units, wardrobe.
Bathroom: Electric shower over bath, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Shower Room: Shower cubicle (with a step up to enter it), basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Utility Room/Store Area: Fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, storage space for bikes and beach equipment.       

GARDEN & PARKING: Private parking for up to 3 cars right outside. Large fully-enclosed garden to the rear with garden furniture, barbecue and extensive lawn. Outside tap.

Pets Welcome: Maximum 1 at £25 per week. Information about bringing your pet.
Power and Heat:
Electricity included in price, electric central heating, heated towel rails in both bathrooms.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Highchair provided.
Pub: 0.1ml Shop: 0.1ml (on site facility open all year round)

NOTES: No smoking. WiFi provided. Mobile phone reception varies. Please specify bed configurations of bedroom 2 at time of booking. 


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).