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Little Merrifield

Mixtow-by-Fowey - South East Coast

A comfortable holiday base for two in a peaceful setting right beside the tidal river Fowey.
  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
£192 - £458 per week *


Little Merrifield is an entirely self-contained wing of the main house of Merrifield, and is a comfortable holiday base for two in a peaceful setting right beside the tidal river Fowey. Surrounded by large gardens and Cornish countryside it is a lovely location and ideal for relaxing, boating, bird watching or fishing. The nearest place to eat is The Old Ferry Inn at Bodinnick, where you can also catch the ferry across to Fowey with its many independent shops, cafes and restaurants. The beautiful coves of Lantic and Lansallos Bays are around 2 miles away and there are scenic walks in all directions. Further afield the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are both within an easy drive.

Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer.
Lounge: TV, DVD player, CD player.  
Bedroom: Double bed (4'6''), 2 chest of drawers, wardrobe. En suite Shower Room: Electric shower, basin, w.c.

GARDEN AND PARKING: Parking for 1 car. There is a private area of garden beside the property where visitors may sit.  The owners are also happy for visitors to use the garden of the main house.  Small boats can be launched beside the property and a frape type mooring is available if required.  A dinghy can be hired for use at this property. Please ask for details when booking as availability is limited.

Changeover Day:
Saturday - arrival 3:00pm - departure 10:00am
Power and Heat: Electricity included in rent; night storage heaters throughout.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels provided (please bring your own beach towels).
Baby Equipment: Not provided.
Shop: 3 mls Pub: 1.5 mls

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


  • Saturday Changeover day
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi Available
  • Bed Linen Included
  • 1.5 miles to a pub
  • Towels Included
  • Awaiting Grading
  • 1.5 miles to a restaurant
  • 2 miles to a beach
  • Garden/Courtyard


Local Area

Mixtow is a tiny hamlet overlooking the river and the town of Fowey.  It is a peaceful rural retreat tucked away in the countryside - a true Cornish getaway!  Its tranquil setting offers beautiful countryside views, and means you can switch off your phone and put away your laptop, and just unwind in a quiet little hamlet by the sea.

Close by is The Old Ferry Inn, a pub dating back to the 17th century, with good food and a hearty welcome - just the thing after a bracing walk. 

There are some lovely walks to discover, through fields and lanes, and along the riverside and down to quiet little coves with boats drawn up on the shoreline.

If you do fancy something a little more active, Polruan is nearby, and Fowey is just across the river - there is a car ferry from Bodinnick, and a passenger ferry from Polruan.


Very pleasant property, in a very tidal location so launching and retrieving a boat is challenging. TV reception not brilliant but am unsure whether this is the equipment or the location.Mr J Welch - 21st August 2017
Little Merrifield was perfect for the escape from the rat-race we wanted! Luckily it was combined with some excellent weather so apart from breakfast we were in fact not in our accommodation much during the day. However, it was lovely to enjoy their beautiful garden, immediate surroundings and the owners were approachable & chatty. The accommodation had everything anyone should require & plenty of space despite being only 'sleeps two'. Mr SIMON MASKELL - 26th June 2017
Our first booking through Cornish Horizons. The website was easy to navigate, the property well described and the booking process simple. Paperwork was emailed quickly and the whole process was efficient.Mrs Jackie Dixon - 24th May 2017
Very friendly owners. Good sized rooms. Lovely terraced garden. Mr S Lee - 8th March 2017
Thank you to all - a lovely holiday.Mrs E Robin - 15th September 2015
thank you we had a excellent time and was impressed with the property.Miss H Matthews - 11th August 2015


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