Merrose Farm Caravan Club Site (REF : MER)

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.

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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Quiet but busy

Great site and very quiet, considering the site was full and we were a little bit like sardines on some days. Second visit to the site and will come again but when less busy. Staff great and pitches clean and tidy with nice short grass and cut back hedges. Service points cleared and cleaned regularly and so there was no smell, even though pitch was right next to them. More dog poo bins are needed though.
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Site ruined by overcrowding pitches

Just back from a week at this site. It appears that greed has taken over at the Club now. Many pitches have been added and in some places everyone is really on top of each other. We measured distances between caravans and found 4 pairs of vans that were pitched less than 6 metres from each other. The site is very well looked after, if a little tired looking in the shower block, but wardens do a really good job. Problem with hot water in the mornings but this was explained as being due to a faulty thermostat which was on order. cant say it was quiet due to the overcrowding. The site was nearly full.
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Awful Site

Only joking.....this site is far from awful it’s just that this is our quiet little getaway close to home from us and we don’t want too many people to know about it. Seriously, this site is fantastic. It has become really popular of late but even when fully booked up it is a very peaceful site. The place is immaculate, the facilities are great and you can walk the dog from the site to Portscatho which is a 30-40 minute walk. There is a dog friendly beach and the Hidden Hut cafe on the beach, but if you walk into the village we also love the Beachcomber cafe which is also very dog friendly. Not sure if I would go there if I had kids as it is a bit out of the way unless you are willing to drive each day but for dog walkers and those that love peace and quiet it is lovely...... Just don’t all rush out there please!
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Lovely Site

This was our second visit to this lovely site, the wardens work very hard to keep everything looking nice. We enjoy being on a grass pitch this time of year and I have to say the grass was cut very much to our liking, quite short. The only thing that gave us a negative feeling on this visit was an altercation with the warden in charge. My partner had asked one of the assistant wardens if we could park the car alongside our awning, she said it would be fine. The following day the warden in charge asked us to move it closer to our awning, we said we’d been given permission to park it there. Anyway I moved it closer to our awning. The next day she came to us again and told us we’d have to move it to the other side of our van, I queried this and she said, we’d only been allowed to park it there on condition that no one was using the pitch nearby, which was certainly not what we were told. When I told her this, she shouted at us both and said “ Are you going to move your car or what” certainly not the way we expect to be spoken to by any warden, especially the one in charge. I moved our car, but I have to say this did put a real dampener on the rest of our stay.

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Excellent site - handy for the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project, Mevagissey . . .

We stayed here for two nights during our tour of Cornwall. Plenty of empty pitches even though it was half term week. The field with the play park is quite hard for a motorhome, as most of the pitches are not flat there, and we had forgotten to take our big ramps, so getting onto our small ones was quite hard on the grass. There is a huge fully fenced dog walk which is superb. The wardens were great and very helpful. There was a Pizza van there one evening, offering delicious and reasonably priced pizzas - including gluten free, which was a boon for my husband. We would definitely come here again. Because we were only there for two nights, with one whole day spent at the Lost Gardens (excellent place to visit, and you can take your dog there - win, win!) we didn't manage to walk to the cliffs - and our puppy chewed the instructions anyway, but we were told there was a beautiful walk along the coast including a nice cafe for breakfast.

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