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Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

We recently spent a week in Constantine with our 2 year old. The cottage is contemporary, well designed and sturdy! It feels more like a home than a holiday cottage. The views are gorgeous and the location between Newquay and Padstow is ideal. We enjoyed the walk to Mawgan Porth and the pub in St Mawgan is a great friendly Cornish local. Personally, we would have preferred the hosts to be slightly more visible and perhaps check whether we had everything we needed. We also found the welcoming pack to be heavy on instructions which was a little off putting and the recycling needed to be better attended. These are just niggles though, overall our experience was very good and we will be recomending Merlin Farm to friends and family.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank Claire W
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2013

Dear Claire

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Constantine cottage and the local area.

We are sorry that you felt we could have been more visible. Myself and Darrel usually walk past the cottages a couple of times a day and are always happy to stop and chat to our guests. We respect our guests privacy and do not tend to knock on doors, instead we include our contact details on a welcome letter, encouraging guests to contact us if they have any problems. We don't always manage to catch all our guests during their stay, and hope by not meeting either of us that it does not detract from their holiday.

Sorry also to hear that you felt our Welcome book was off putting. We try to provide our guests with as much information as possible, from instructions on how to operate the appliances in the cottage to information on the local area and places to eat.

Regarding the recycling, please accept our apologies for this. At the time of your stay we were just coming to the end of the School Holidays when we had been full to capacity. It is at times like this that the recycling does tend to overflow and look untidy, more so as it was due for collection (the council only collect the recycling every 2 weeks). Darrel does periodically pop down in between collections to tidy the recycling.

We hope these niggles do not put you off returning to Merlin Farm, and thanks again for your feedback.

Lucy and Darrel

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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Merlin Farm is the perfect location for a relaxing holiday. You will find that Darrel and Lucy are fantastic and friendly hosts.
We have stayed in Daymer Cottage twice and have already booked for a third time in 2014. My wife, Beagle and I love it at Merlin and find it home from home. It is situated in a private, tranquil location but close to beautiful beaches and local amenities whilst offering the perfect position to explore the rest of Cornwall. .
The cottage itself is superbly maintained and well equipped, just unpack and you have everything you need to enjoy a relaxing and rewarding holiday. The dog has ample space to explore and the cottage has easy access to lovely walks through the woods or down to the beach! The return trip is a little more strenuous as the majority of it is uphill!
Whilst Mawgan Porth Beach (dog friendly) is local, there are numerous others within easy reach such as Constantine and our personal favourite, Crantock Bay. Newquay and Padstow are both within 15 minutes drive.
We are very much looking to our return in 2014!

Room Tip: Daymer Cottage is perfect for a couple or a couple with a dog!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank stuthorley
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2013

Thank you for your review ! Glad to hear you enjoyed yet another stay at Merlin Farm. It is always great to welcome back previous guests and we look forward to seeing you again next year ! Lucy & Darrel x

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Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Daymer, the studio apartment at Merlin Farm and it was fantastic. As a couple, farms such as this that cater for families sometimes worry me as they tend to be very child friendly and noisy but here, the cottage was so private and set in superb farmland that was so quiet and beautiful, we really could have been on our own-it was so tranquil and calm. The cottage was beautifully decorated, well-equipped a d modern and every need had been catered for-we couldn't have asked for more.

Great location; loads to do-we'll definitely be back!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience of Daymer Studio. It's nice to know you appreciate the tranquillity of Merlin Farm as do we. It really is amazing how quiet it is here even in the height of the season ! Hope to see you both again soon, Lucy & Darrel

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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stayed at Constantine for 1 week and loved it. If you have young children, everything has been thought of. The accommodation is fabulous and in a really peaceful setting. You can drive or walk to Mawgan Porth beach. The walk takes around 15-20 mins, there is one very steep slope, however its a very pleasant walk and good exercise. We did the walk to the beach daily with x2 buggies!! The drive takes around 3 min's and the car park is very good and there are always spaces. Costs around £3 to park for the day. Thanks so much for such a great stay and hope the rest of the summer gives you more of the same lovely weather that we had.

Room Tip: For really young kids Constantine is the best.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

Thank you for your review, it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay. It certainly was a hot week ! Hope to see you all again soon, Lucy & Darrel

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I don't know really where to start. Wonderfull, lovely, brillant. We shared the Treyarnon Cottage with a our Friends . Enough Space for 4 adults and 2 kids . Most of the Time we ve spent in the kitchen. The Wheeler Family are Amazing Hosts! the Cottages are very clean and the furniture is in very Good condition. We are very very satisfied! Thank you for letting us find the Merlin Farm Cottage on the net!

Nice walks with our dogs to the Beach at Mawgan Porth. Everything was PERFECT!

And ... We miss you already !

Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

We enjoyed having you stay ! It was lovely to meet like-minded people from another country and our children loved trying to communicate with your children in German - thank goodness for google translate ! Hope to see you again in the future, Lucy & Darrel

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Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for a week in Treyarnon Cottage and it was fantastic, peaceful and relaxing. Nice comfy beds, soft linen, great showers, overall lovely place. Would definately recommend the Thai Food delivery, tasty and authentic. Walking the dog on the beautiful Mawgen Porth beach in the morning, a nice and refreshing wake up. Travelling around the sites of Cornwall, couldn't recommend the location of the cottages more, tucked out of the way, but close to all you need. We're all looking forward to the next chance we get for a Cornish break, thank you Lucy & Darrel.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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1  Thank Pano360
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2013

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Treyarnon Cottage ! Hope to see you again, Lucy & Darrel

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Reviewed May 16, 2013

I would say a big thanks to Lucy & Darrel had such a great time here,the cottage was super and felt like a home not a holiday cottage,will be back soon wish it was free in Sept and would book it!
The walk to St Mawgan was lovely and all the coastal walks,was perfect just to walk to the beach!!!
The wood burner was perfect!
See you soon.

Room Tip: All cottages are lovely but Daymer is so cosy for 2 plus dog!!
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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LucyCW007, Owner at Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth, responded to this reviewResponded May 20, 2013

Thanks Clara and Stuart for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Daymer Studio and hope to see you again later in the year ! Lucy & Darrel

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Additional Information about Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth

Address: Merlin Farm, Mawgan Porth TR8 4DN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Mawgan Porth
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Mawgan Porth
Price Range: $60 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Merlin Farm is a Small Complex of 4-5* Converted Barns and Eco Cottages tucked in the Cornish Countryside a short walk from Mawgan Porth Beach. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Merlin Farm Holiday Hotel
Merlin Farm Cottages Mawgan Porth Cornwall

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