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Stunning Sea Views, Large Private Garden and 2 Mins Walk From SW Coast Path

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

About the property

Sleeps 8, rural country cottage with stylish rustic charm, can walk to beach and historic town of Tintagel

Merlin's Cottage, which was fully refurbished in 2014 with a brand new open-plan kitchen-dining-sun room, is situated down a private farm track, has panoramic sea views and is just a two min walk from the SW Coast Path. Local amenities include: Trebarwith Strand surfing beach - just a 15 min walk along the SW coast path. The historic town of Tintagel - a 5 min walk across farmland and Bodmin Moor - 6 miles away.


Owner
Nicky Lankester
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017

About Nicky Lankester

We are originally from the UK but currently live in Tanzania. Felix is a wildlife vet and Nicky a freelance documentary film-maker. We have three kids….all boys with lots of energy so Cornwall is the ideal place for them! We try to come back to the UK every summer to see friends and family so Merlins Cottage is our base when we are there.

Nicky Lankester purchased this house in 2013

Why Nicky Lankester chose Tintagel

Merlins Cottage is an ideal home for us when we are in the UK. For a family there is always stuff to do nearby from surfing at Trebarwith Strand, sailing in Rock, cycling on Bodmin Moor to strolling along the SW Coast Path. But even on days when none of us feel like moving, relaxing at home while the kids play in the garden is our idea of a perfect summer!

Cornwall offers us something so incredibly different from Africa and yet in ways it is also quite similar. In both places our children are permanently active and outdoors…I think the only thing that changes is maybe the clothing!

What makes this house unique

There is nothing quite like waking up and being able to see the sea from your bed! With lovely views across National Trust farmland, you can happily spend the morning sipping tea, watching the sheep grazing while gently planning what fun you are going to get up to in the day. The house, which was fully renovated in 2014, is situated along a very quiet, private farm track so you can very quickly feel wonderfully alone in the world and completely at peace.

If someone is feeling energetic they can stroll over the fields to Tintagel to pick up fresh bread or have a coffee whilst others laze around the open plan house, enjoying the views from the sun room and the large garden.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tintagel in North Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • Bedroom 1 has en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and bath. Bedroom 2 and 3 share a shower room that has a sink and toilet and looks out over farmland. Bedroom 4 has en-suite shower / toilet room; there is also a separate downstairs loo.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bed 1 is en-suite with king size double bed and sea views. Bed 2 has king size double bed and sea views. Bed 3, with lovely rural view, and Bed 4, downstairs with new en-suite, both have 3' zip-link beds which can be made into a twin or v large double.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
Suitability:
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • bay
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The kids den area has a sofa bed so it is possible, with the owners permission, to sleep two more people in this room. Outside: We have a large garden, BBQ, outside table, and chairs Utility Room: The utility room has a tumble dryer, racks for hanging coats and space for dirty boots and a separate loo. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Merlins employs a local house-keeper who keeps the house in immaculate condition and ensures the linen, which are provided, are in spotless condition. We also provide bath towels on request.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

Perfect Cornwall holiday

  • 5 of 5

A lovely house located, just outside Tintagel. The house is very well appointed, having everything you'll need, and is a great base to visit the north Cornwall coast. The conservatory across the back of the house providers great views of sunsets, whatever the weather! We had a slight problem gaining access due to a hand over, which was solved very quickly, the owner even rang me from Kenya to assist. Some highlights for us were Tintagel Castle, cycling the camel ride from Wadebridge to Padstow and back, picking mussels at low tide from Harlyn Beach, exploring rock pools on Constantine Beach, the walk down to Bossiney Cove,and watching some filming of Doc Martin in Port Isaac. Some of our favorite eateries were the Port William pub at Trebarwith Sands, the Chapel Café in Port Isaac and the Cherry Tree Café in Padstow. We hope to be back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time and thank you so much for sharing all of your favourite places...even some new ideas for us! Hope to see you again soon. Nicky and Felix
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5

Dream Country Cottage with Modern Amenities

  • 5 of 5

Our group loved this place and wish we'd stayed a few days more. Really close to the walking trail. This place is really charming. We loved sitting around the kitchen for group meals and enjoying the sea facing windows in the adjacent room. Very windy and rainy while we were there so we didn't spend a lot of time outside but we still have a wonderful visit! Very comfortable. Highly recommend having a car to see the area!

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay but sorry about the weather. At least from the kitchen you can see the sea and pretend to be outside at the very least...?! Hope to see you again sometime soon. Nicky and Felix
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5

Winter retreat

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful retreat from the winter gales and invigorating walks.

Comfortable and cosy for 5 and a dog, with room to spare. A well equipped house, loads of hot water and somewhere for those wet and muddy boots to dry out. A house where you feel very much at home.

The housekeeping was first class and Nicky the owner was very helpful in the preparation for our visit.

The house is situated near the South west coastal path and ideal for popping into Tintagel.

And the sunsets (when it stopped raining) were spectacular.

Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A Cornish gem

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay - a spacious and well appointed property and lived up to the photo's !

Good location - very quiet - and easy access to the coastal path and a very short drive from Tintagel.

Would definitely recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Perfect family cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the most amazing Christmas in Merlin cottage. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you could ask for and more. They supplied a beautiful Christmas tree for us in the cosy lounge with the logburner. We spent a lot of time in the large conservatory looking out at the sea. We took our 2 dogs who were in their element with such wonderful walks on the door Step!! Couldn't fault the cottage and would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you and the dogs had fun and you enjoyed the Christmas tree. Please come again soon. Nicky and Felix
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4

Beautiful house in a lovely location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Merlins for 3 nights over New Year. The house is beautiful, with stunning sea views. All of the bedrooms and bathrooms have lovely decor and the kitchen/living areas are well equipped and spacious. We were there with 4 children and it was so helpful that it was also well equipped for them. The house is well placed for great coastal walks and we found a couple of nice pubs nearby too. The tips left by Nicky really helped. We would definitely go back.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £50
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

Booking Notes:
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Changeover Day:
Changeover day is on a Saturday during peak season but we are flexible during the off peak season. Arrival time is 4pm and departure by 10am

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