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Comfortable Pet Friendly Home in quiet location close to beaches & amenities

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Well equipped Home from Home- Spacious rooms & several nearby wonderful beaches

Brambles is very much a family home. The owners live on their narrow boat Petroc during the summer months. They also have a small completely separate annexe attached to the side of the house but this is seldom occupied during the summer months. The house is extremely well equipped. There are two reception rooms both with TV and also a large kitchen-diner/garden room. Apart from their personal belongings and photographs the house is left for visitors to enjoy. It is situated in a close of 5 similar houses set back from the road. The location is peaceful and well away from the holiday traffic but still within reasonable distance of all amenities including 7 local beaches.

As well as the reception rooms and Kitchen/diner/Garden Room with utility area, there are 3 bedrooms (1 Kingsize, 1 Double, & 1 Twin) all with wash hand basins, Separate Bathroom, Shower and Toilet and a downstairs cloakroom.

The rear garden is fully enclosed. Well behaved dogs are very welcome at a small charge.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 September, 2017

About Gillian LOVEGROVE

This is our own spacious and comfortable home which we have successfully let out for the past 10 years during the summer months whilst we live aboard our narrowboat Petroc cruising the UK canals and rivers. Brambles is now available all rear round.

Gillian LOVEGROVE purchased this house in 1993

Why Gillian LOVEGROVE chose North Cornwall

This area has much to offer with at least 7 local beaches within 2 miles, nearby Trevose Golf Club and wonderful walks.

Peacefully situated in a small close of 4 similar properties we are completely protected from all the hustle and bustle of the holiday trade, whilst being only one mile from St Merryn village with all the facilities you could need. Padstow is 3 miles away with more shops, good restaurants including Rick Stein's Seafood restaurant.

What makes this house unique

Brambles was originally our main home during the winter months but now we have a small annexe to one side of the property. However the majority of the contents are still in the main house. This means that it really is a 'Home from Home'. The garden to the main house is fully enclosed and separate from the annexe garden.

The annexe is not normally occupied during the summer months

The downstairs is extremely spacious and allows flexibility if two families are sharing.

The garden/dining area allows you to enjoy the garden even on the occasional rainy day.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have stayed in Brambles Many times. We have stayed here for 3 weeks this year and do not want to leave. It will be difficult to find a house that offers everything Brambles does.

Another lovely stay in your homely, fab house. Just wish we didn't have to leave

We love this house. It is our second stay in this lovely house and great location. So homely, comfortable and well equipped with a beautiful garden. The local area is perfect, fabulous scenery, great beaches and lots to do. Thank you for a lovely holiday.
May 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Merryn in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 3 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • Family Bathroom with bath and sink. Separate Toilet Separate Shower Room Downstairs Cloakroom with Toilet and wash hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 Kingsize bed, washbasin. Room for travel cot. Double bedroom also has room for travel cot. Bedroom 2 Standard Double bed, washbasin Bedroom 3 Twin beds, washbasin, TV
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: This is a No Smoking House apart from the garden area. Dogs are very welcome (downstairs only) £25 per week Outside: The rear garden is completely enclosed making it 'dog proof' There are two patio areas with garden furniture. 2 sunloungers are also available. There is a small selection of beach gear and also a small BBQ Utility Room: Fridge Freezer, Washing machine and Dryer Large Sink Recycling disposal Outdoor shoes etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and Linen are provided and included in the price.(Not beach towels) Other: Second reception room with TV (Freeview) WiFi Books and Games


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Comfortable Pet Friendly Home in quiet location close to beaches & amenities
average rating of 4.875 based on 9 reviews

Very large, comfortable & homely house & garden

  • 5 of 5

Brambles is a lovely large home from home with everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

The various options for sitting and eating provided by the 3 separate living areas are great for larger parties, the beds are really comfortable and the garden is sunny and fully enclosed, which was great for our 3 dogs and us, particularly when the sun decided to make an appearance! The garden is also a haven for birds.

While the location means a short (5 minute) bike or car journey into St Merryn itself for shops and eating out, it benefits from complete peace and quiet, perfect for a chilled out break. The location is also perfect for accessing the various beaches around St Merryn. Constantine, Treyarnon, Porthcothan, Harlyn and Mawgan Porth are all dog friendly & perfect for dog walks along the shore. St Merryn itself is also very dog friendly.

Communication with the owners when booking and paying for our stay & arranging return of the security deposit was was very quick and hassle free.

We have stayed in 5 different holiday houses in St Merryn & Brambles is the only one we have re-visited so far. It provides great value for money and we would absolutely recommend it to other holiday makers wanting to stay in this area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A lovely house in a good location

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely house which felt like a real family home. The furnishing and decor of the house was individual and tasteful. The rooms were spacious and there was plenty of storageEverything we could possibly want had been provided. Our dogs loved the pretty rear garden which was safe and secluded. The position of the house was also great and being set back off the main road behind trees made it peaceful and quiet while being only a few minutes drive from Porthcothan beach which we love. I would definately recommend this property to anyone seeking somewhere to stay which has character and is in an ideal location for dog friendly beaches and close to Padstow and Wadebridge for shopping.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great family friendly home

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay over new year at Brambles, the house is very large and comfortable with plenty of space for the kids to run around. The playroom was also an extra welcome addition. Lots of books, toys, games and DVDs meant that everyone was kept entertained. Also within a 2 minute drive of the closest village and 5 minutes of Padstow. We will definitely return in the future!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We enjoyed having you and hope to see you again in the future.
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Cosy home from home perfect for our four dogs.

  • 5 of 5

This year was our fourth visit to Brambles, which tells it all. The house is comfortable and very well equipped - it does not feel like a rental.

Our four dogs are safe and happy in the lovely garden and the location is perfect with just a short drive to the wonderful beaches and some great places to eat. We hope to return next year.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We will be delighted to see you again next year if you can make it. Thank you for leaving the house in such good condition. Gill :ovegrove
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Fantastic property with everything you need for a

  • 5 of 5

Brambles is perfectly situated in a quiet residential lane a few minutes drive from St Merryn. It's close to all the fabulous beaches in the area. The house is excellently equipped with everything you could need for a short or long stay in the area. When we first arrived we were immediately struck by how spotless every inch of the house was. We were lucky enough to spend a few weeks here and it really felt like a home from home. It was lovely to have a large garden for the children to play in as well as the opportunity to eat outside. There was a great selection of toys, books, dvds as well as some beach toys. The bedrooms were of a good size with comfortable beds and furniture throughout!

Communication with the owners was efficient, friendly and easy.

We can highly recommend staying in Brambles if you have the chance. We hope to stay again ourselves!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Brambles, St Merryn

  • 4 of 5

We stayed at Brambles for two weeks and found it to be our most comfortable Cornwall holiday ever. The house is situated in a very quiet lane in St Merryn. 3 miles from Padstow...and 2 or three miles from several beautiful sandy beaches. The house had everything we needed and was just as well equiped as our own home, with plenty of room and areas to sit and read one of the many books on display...as well as several tv's, dvd players and films and hi-fi's with a wide selection of cd's in case the weather is disappointing... there is also free wifi. There is a very well equipped kitchen should you feel inspired to cook like the local tv chef, Rick Stein. The well maintained gardens are also very enjoyable...with a shed containing equipment such as a BBQ and beach equipment for holidaymakers to use. Patio furniture in two areas means that you can sit and catch the best of the morning or afternoon/evening sunshine. Overall the property was excellent, clean and tidy, with excellent levels of equipment and in a beautiful and peaceful location. The owners and caretakers provided great communication and were always just a phone call away if there were any issues....which there weren't. This is the best property we have rented since staying in Cornwall for the best part of 30 years..If you book this property you will not be disappointed

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
6 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
St Merryn
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Trevose Golf Club
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
In St Merryn Village
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary


2 miles

Padstow 3 miles


Newquay Airport 6 miles

Bodmin Parkway Station 22 miles

Car essential


St Merryn 1 mile

Padstow 3 miles

Wadebridge 10 miles

Truro 24 miles

Further Details:

St Merryn provides everything you should need including a Londis shop, baker, hairdresser, newsagents and general store, beachgear etc. Also several restaurants.

Surf Schools nearby.

There is a vet in St Merryn

Doctors surgery (part time) in St Merryn and full time in Padstow

Padtow has even more to offer including Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant. Tesco is just outside Padstow (3 miles)

Several takeaways in the local area


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Saint Merryn, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn 1
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas and new year
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder 1
2 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid Summer
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 1
21 Jul 2018 - 27 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High 2
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Shoulder 3
1 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn !
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit £100

Booking Notes:
Online direct to owner
Booking will be confirmed once deposit has cleared.
1/3 deposit on booking
Balance payable 6 weeks before

Changeover Day:

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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