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Merlin Cottage

Fowey River - South East Coast

Traditional Cornish cottage in an idyllic hamlet yards from the scenic River Fowey. Peaceful and quiet, this 500 year old property is surrounded by a variety of gorgeous walks.
  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
£355 - £844 per week *


Merlin Cottage is set in a sheltered valley surrounded by wonderful Cornish countryside in the small hamlet of Milltown. Peaceful and quiet, this 500 year old property is within 400 yards of the River Fowey and a lovely place to stay for those who like to be close to nature.  The popular port town of Fowey and several beautiful sandy beaches are all a ten minute drive, with the nearest shops and inns two miles away in the market town of Lostwithiel. This lively town has plenty of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to explore as well as more than its fair share of interesting antique and vintage establishments.  Merlin Cottage was believed to have once been a 'kiddlywink' - somewhere locals could buy beer and cider to drink outside (as opposed to inside like an Inn).  Built of stone and cob the property has created a comfortable holiday base with an open fire for cosy nights in. The lovely garden and paved terrace provide a pretty spot for a meal alfresco. Adjoining the cottage is a large stone store room which is ideal for housing canoes, mountain bikes or a trailer.

This property offers a small group discount of 20% for parties of 2 or fewer on full weekly bookings at certain times of the year.  This discount is automatically applied and the holiday price you are quoted reflects this. If you have any questions, please call our friendly team on 01841 533331 or email cottages@cornishhorizons.co.uk for more information.

TV, DVD player, open fire.
Kitchen: Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher.
Utility Room: Washing machine.
Bathroom: Bath (electric shower over), basin, w.c.

Bedroom 1: Double bed (4'6'').
Bedroom 2: Twin beds (3').
Bedroom 3: Single bed (3').

GARDEN AND PARKING: Parking for 2 cars, garden and patio with garden furniture.

Changeover Day: Friday - arrival - 3:00pm departure - 10:00am.
Pet Welcome: Maximum 1; £20 per week plus £30 security deposit per booking.  Information about bringing your pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent.  Open fire, logs supplied.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels)
Baby Equipment: Cot provided.
Shop: 2 ml  Pub: 2 ml

no smoking, short breaks - minimum 4 nights. WiFi provided. Important information about internetMobile phone reception varies. Information about mobile phone coverage.


  • Friday Changeover day
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 Pet allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 2 miles to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • Cot
  • 2 miles to a restaurant
  • 4 miles to a beach
  • Fire or Stove
  • Garden/Courtyard
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher


Local Area

The stretch of beautiful, unspoilt countryside between the bustling market town of Lostwithiel and the harbour town of Fowey is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.  It is bordered by the stunning river Fowey which provides opportunities for kayaking, sailing and messing around on the water, as well as miles of walking trails and beautiful views.  Only a 20 minute drive takes you to the port of Charlestown with tall ships lining the harbour.  You may recognise the little village from the many productions it has featured in including Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and, more recently, the BBC's Poldark series.  The world renowned Eden Project is just a 10 minute drive and the area is well served by some lovely sandy beaches.  The little cove at Fowey is popular with locals and visitors alike and the beach at Polkerris is a fantastic spot for families with a sheltered bay and ample opportunities for watersports with equipment hire and tuition available.


All very very good at Merlin Cottage!Mr Simon Jonker - 29th December 2018
We had a fabulous time. When we arrived at the cottage there was a tray with tea, coffee, sugar and biscuits, and milk in the fridge which was a lovely welcome. Tom from Cornish Horizons rang us a couple of days after we had arrived to make sure everything was ok which was very thoughtful.Mrs Joanna Bathurst - 7th November 2018
A lovely cottage tucked away, great walks straight out the door. My little boy loved the fact it was very wonky.Mr Daniel Pearce - 31st October 2017
This property is a rare gem; so peaceful and calm.Mr Robert Russell - 9th October 2017
We’ve just returned from a week at Merlin Cottage near Lostwithiel, and I wanted to say how much we enjoyed out stay. It’s a very calm house with the lovely sound of running water outside. Apart from the occasional faint sound of a passing train, the soundscape is much the same as when the cottage was built 500 years ago. Very nice. I shall miss it. Mr B Russell - 6th October 2017
We stayed at Merlin Cottage in Milltown and we absolutely loved it!Mr Steven Willis - 18th April 2017
This was our first trip back to Cornwall for over twelve years, it did not disappoint. Nice to meet the team in the Fowey office. Thank you.Mr & Mrs Poole - 23rd September 2016
I highly recommend Cornish Horizons and their beautiful properties around the Fowey and Lostwithiel area. Even if the weather is inclement, there is so much to do and see and the scenery is stunningMs Anna Baines Holmes - 7th June 2016


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