Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site

Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EL

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Ideal for ...

  • Beach stays
  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Merrose Farm Club Site is an immaculately kept, well-landscaped parkland location with a great feeling of open space and good views of the surrounding countryside. The caravan park is also conveniently close to a scenic coastal path for the family to explore.

If you're visiting the Truro area for the first time you have a surprise in store - the Roseland Peninsula is as pretty as its name. There are charming narrow lanes starred with flowers, quaint little fishing villages and cosy sheltered beaches. In summer, the warm climate brings dazzling splendour to local gardens. A day or two exploring some of the charming fishing villages within easy reach from the Merrose Farm Club Site is well worth it - places such as St Mawes, Portscatho, Portloe or Mevagissey are known for their quaint appeal. The Eden Project is also located nearby - as one of the UK's top gardens and conservation tourist attractions, this is also not to be missed. Quite simply, this caravan site puts nature's bounty on your doorstep. Onsite facilities include a playground and play area for children and a good-sized dog walk. A fish and chip van visits this site, please ask the site staff for details.

Things to do on site ...

  • Play area
  • Playground

Facilities on site ...

  • Baby changing facilities
  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Family washroom
  • Gas
  • Late arrivals area with electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Silver

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Walking notes:

Enjoy walking along the coastal footpaths and beaches along this coast. For a range of walking routes on the peninsular visit www.falriver.co.uk/walks.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

There are a Co-op in St Mawes (5 miles), Tesco, Sainsbury, Waitrose and Aldi in Truro (14 miles) and Tesco, Asda, Lidl and Aldi in St Austell (14 miles). The supermarkets in St Austell are most suitable for motorhomes.

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Directions

Turn left off the A30 (Bodmin - Redruth) at Fraddon onto the B3275 (signposted Ladock). In 7.25 miles at the T-junction turn right. In about 0.25 miles turn left onto the A390 (signposted St Austell). In about 1 mile turn right onto A3078 (signposted Tregony, St Mawes). In 9.5 miles (0.75 mile past Pendower Beach sign) turn right at the Club sign into the narrow road to site. Please note, movement in and out is controlled by traffic lights. If travelling on the A390 from St Austell, continue to the A3078, then as above. Do not use the B3287.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
TR2 5EL
GPS:
Lat 50.201969 / Lon -4.972021
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
SW880379
OS map ref:
204
Handbook map ref:
C1

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: St Mawes and Truro
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile

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Wardens excellent - Wonderful Location, no hedges!

Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site
First time for us at this impressive Site, for 2 weeks earlier this month. Very busy, with FEW free pitches - upon arrival, we were sent to look at a recommended handful (all grassed only), but found that several of these were already occupied, or had signs indicating suitabity for a 'small MH' (we were in a caravan). Were then actively tracked down by a member of staff, who VERY KINDLY made us aware that a hardstanding pitch had become free just that minute, for which we were very grateful. For some reason, the Wardens appear to have challenges tracking which pitches are actually free at any given point ("People don't come back to us, to tell us where they are...") - and for this reason, we generally prefer an assigned pitch system. Pluses: Wonderful location, with interesting coves and beaches within walking distance. Helpful Wardens. Immaculately maintained grass and generous hardstanding pitches. Clean & well-maintained facilities. Regular on-site visiting FIsh & Chips and Pizzas - both of which we sampled, and were good. IDEAL base for visiiting both Roseland Peninsula and further afield (Lizard, etc.) Minuses: A very 'open site', with little shade (other than on some of the smaller grass pitches) and NO hedges or other shelter between any pitches (total contrast to Hillhead, where we'd been several weeks previously). Be prepared to be overlooked by all the 'sitting outside our van ALL DAY on our matching chairs' types. Relatively rural - you WILL need your own transport (there is a bus, but apparently unreliable at times).

Aitch22

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Reviewed on 23/07/2021 13:18

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Brilliant site and terrific site staff

Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site
Just back from a couple of weeks at Merrose Farm as part of our six week tour of the South West. Staff on site are a credit to the club for their friendly helpful attitude and willingness to help. The site itself is extremely well maintained and kept very clean and tidy and this includes the facilities block. A little out of the way for motorhomes maybe but this year we are towing a small car which opened up the attractions of the area to us. Highlights for us were St Anthonys head and Towans beach (dog friendly) and the various ferry crossings to Falmouth. Thanks to all the wardens for making our stay so enjoyable and especially Paul for the guitar lesson.

TNT2005

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Reviewed on 23/07/2021 13:09

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A perfect holiday!

Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site
What a delightful site! The pitches are spacious, the facilities immaculate, the area is stunning. The Wardens were exceptional - hard working, friendly, helpful and caring. They deserve a special mention for dealing with all the problems of maintaining the immaculate toilet facilities with all the Covid restrictions, especially when some visitors just do not appreciate that some sections are closed for everyone's safety! Two weeks at Merrose Farm Site was the perfect place to relax, unwind and enjoy the site and the surrounding countryside. St Mawes peninsular is quite beautiful and it is worth visiting all the beaches and coves, not forgetting the pubs! Recommend picking a sunny day for a trip to St Anthony's Head and enjoy the sunning scenery and investigate the past of this fascinating area. The dog walks nearby are excellent and especially the huge fenced-in dog exercise field, which dogs can go off lead if you wish. Could have happily stayed another two weeks in this peaceful haven. Thank you for making us so happy.

Marshall

Reviewed on 09/07/2021 15:24

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Our favourite go to site

Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site
Merrose continues to be our number one go to site whilst in the South West. It's location although a bit off the beaten track is within easy walking distance to Portscatho and just a short trip to St Mawes, with the added bonus of the passenger ferry to Falmouth. The site is very well managed and we found Keith and Tracey most helpful, even to the extent of giving help and advice with our onward journey, including information about other club sites.

Mick Vez

Reviewed on 01/07/2021 13:23

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Covid highlighted inadequate facilities

Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site
The site grounds were kept to the usual high standards by the wardens and the location is fantastic but....the facilities aren't adequate. Covid requirements highlighted this, with only three wrist-bands available to keep people separated when accessing the facilities of a 170+ pitch site.

John Cheshire

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Reviewed on 26/06/2021 17:44

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01872 580380

Site information

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms will be fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we will still be requiring social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.