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

Bedrooms 3
Separate WC's1
Space 21,527 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 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 house with its large rooms is extremely well equipped. There are two reception rooms both with TV (Sky in main lounge) and there is also a large kitchen-diner/garden room.. It is situated in a close of 5 similar houses set back from the road. The owners live on their narrow boat Petroc during the summer months. The location is peaceful and well away from the holiday traffic but still within a short distance of all amenities and 7 local beaches.( 2 miles)

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 no extra charge

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 March, 2018

About Gillian LOVEGROVE

This is our own spacious and comfortable home which we have successfully let out for the past 11 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 as we now have a small attached annexe for our use during the winter months.

Gillian LOVEGROVE purchased this house in 1993

Why Gillian LOVEGROVE chose Saint Merryn

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
Floor Area:
  • 21527 sq. ft.
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) 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 Area Washing machine and Dryer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Towels and Linen are provided and included in the price.(Not beach towels) Other: Second reception room with TV (Freeview) WiFi Books and Games and childrens toys


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Comfortable Pet Friendly Home in quiet location close to beaches & amenities
average rating of 4.9 based on 11 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: 17-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Delighted to host you Penny You are welcome back anytime Gill
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Lovely home - very pleasantly surprised! Couldn’t fault anything!

  • 5 of 5

Fully equipped lovely home as opposed to somewhere that’s just been kitted out for rental purposes. Everything and more that we (a family of 5 and dog) could possibly want or need. Our kids loved it. Spacious and very comfortable and warm. Nice to sleep in a decent quality bed. Ideal and peaceful location that made an ideal base to explore the surrounding places of interest. Nice to have met Gillian (the owner) who was very friendly and helpful. Wouldn’t hesitate to return here!

  • Review Submitted: 19-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for the review Rob. Delighted to welcome you and your family back any time. Gill
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Lovely family home stay

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful relaxed holiday. The locality was Ideal for visiting North Cornwall. We will recommend the Brambles to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for leaving Brambles in such a clean condition. Glad you enjoyed your stay. You are welcome back anytime. Gill
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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: 03-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 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: 13-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 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: 09-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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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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
6 Jan 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 13 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
14 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
May Half term
26 May 2018 - 1 Jun 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 - 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 1
15 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 2
29 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half Term
20 Oct 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Christmas & New Year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable 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.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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