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
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OS field ref:
SW880379
OS map ref:
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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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A fabulous location for a staycation!

We went to this site in the middle of August and loved it so much, I shortened the following site so that I could extend our stay - it is a really lovely site in an absolutely fabulous location. We have a motorhome, so walking, cycling and public transport is high on our list. Whilst we didn't cycle whilst here, the Coastal Path is within easy walking distance to reach and easy walking in both directions (we didn't go too far along in either direction, but had a good 40 minutes of walking - as you approach the sea, if you follow the path to the left you can get to a lovely beach with a cafe (go back to the road and follow it down - there is also a little bit of parking available there). We chose to go on to the beach, which is pebbly but beautiful. Social distancing was no problem - there are little coves and a little bit of sand also - swimming and paddling was lovely, as was the weather for sitting and reading for the day (take picnic). Speaking of food, you access the coastal path by crossing the road from the club site and going down through a farm. This Farm has a shop - this was amazing. We had fresh fish each day when we came back from the beach - it sells dressed crab / lobster ready to eat / mackerel / sardines - and the family who own the farm run the shop - just ask for the fish to be filleted and you have fresh fish ready to cook without the mess! Vegetables / honey / jam and marmalade / mayonnaise - even tartare sauce, all freshly grown or made and sold on site in the farm shop. We ate so well it was like restaurant food every night (bring your own capers...). There are bus stops outside the site with one taking you to Truro (we didn't use that route) and St Mawes is the other way - go there! St Mawes is beautiful with shops and restaurants / pubs, but also it has a water bus to Falmouth. This was fantastic! about £5 per person one way, it is a lovely ride across to Falmouth and we loved the shopping there! something for everyone. We bought a cornish pasty and sat looking out to sea - we were lucky to have beautiful weather but I can imaging that Falmouth is atmospheric at any time of year and in any weather. We caught the last ferry back at about 5.15pm and then got the bus in St Mawes back to the site entrance. A beautiful location. We are booked to return... if only for the seafood at the farm shop! And just to add, if you are interested in art then you might be lucky and stay when the farm has an art exhibition on - we loved the beautiful paintings by the artist displaying sea views in bright colours - their son we think... Fabulous.
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Great location and friendly, helpful staff

We spent 3 nights at the site last week. We loved the location and went for several long walks each day. The facilities were very clean and tidy at all times. Staff were great, very helpful, friendly and cheerful at all times. We'd like to say a big THANK YOU to the staff for helping to make our stay so enjoyable. Thanks again
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We visited the last two weeks of August, and have stayed at the site many times in the last 18 years. I guess, due to covid 19 restrictions, the site was busier than normal. We had a trouble free arrival, and by chance, we arrived at the site at the same time as our friends ( so 3 caravans in total.) the wardens were extremely helpful, and had highlighted suitable pitches for larger units, so avoided us having to drive round and round. We found 3 pitches relatively close at the very front of the site, to the right of the office. Turned out to be great pitches as sheltered from the frequent high winds! We never used the toilet block or showers, so can’t comment on the system used. The laundry room was immaculate, as always though. We had fish and chips and pizza from the delivery vans that came to the site -both great but can be a long wait. Great walks from the site, and the surrounding area is beautiful. My only complaint is that there were spaces in front of our caravan allocated for a tent. They weren’t used, but had the been it would’ve been very cramped for all of us. I am sure it was within the legal space limits, but that wouldn’t have been great Obviously not the wardens fault, and I guess a directive from head office. There were many rude tourists in the area, who felt it okay to park across the locals drives and block narrow lanes on the access to local beach. I witnessed one resident trying to ask a man to move, but he refused. I don’t think for one minute these were people from the site., but please be mindful of the locals.
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What's with the hideous flashing lights??????

Stayed for two weeks 7th to 22nd Aug. Positives; quiet location (exc car alarms & obnoxious groips) easy access to St Mawes & Truro (we avoided congested places) great fish & chip van (didn't try the pizzas) shop sells lovely ice cream nice walks to the beach and other coastal routes hardworking wardens clean & tidy refuse/disposal areas Negatives; upon arrival it was a race to find a pitch which was stressful and annoying, as navigating a long unit on bendy roads with random flower pots and trying to avoid sunbathers was insane. Irresponsible dog owners, if you can't keep your dog(s) on a lead and consider others, then keep away. I saw a dog drop a bomb on someone else's pitch, and it had a good lick around my olives that were on a table uuuggghhh Loud obnoxious groups (not all groups, but anyone loud was amongst multiple families). To these individuals that this applies to, we other insignificant campers are not enthralled or regaled with your conversations all competing to o be heard. Non parenting of kids, wizzing around bends at insane speeds, making a mockery of the motor vehicles 5mph rule. Car alarms!!!!! I'm sorry, but for repeat offenders, sod off and give us some peace LIGHTS!!!! fairy light are fairly innocuous, these are forgivable. Those tall thin pole thingies, with flashing, chasing lights are simply HIDEOUS. Why on earth would anyone think these offer any joy to campers that opt to stay in the countryside, sleeping under the stars, just enjoying the simple life? Does it not tell you anything, that on average ONLY 1-5 units out of 177 opt to display these ghastly objects. Of course each to their own, but if this is what floats your boat, go to Butlins, Blackpool OR a simpler solution would be for CMC to BAN them. Honestly, if one of these had been flashing all night through my windows, I would have cut their cable and gone to prison for it. All this said, I would go again, as I strongly suspect, the negatives mentioned are rife on other sites up and down the country UNFORTUNATELY
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What sort of member are you?

Visited this site from 22nd to 25th August. I have been a member of the Caravan and Motorhome Club for nearly 20 years ,16 years as a caravanner and then after a break of 4 years, 4 years as a Motorhome owner. How I felt for those poor Wardens in amongst the midst of this pandemic? The site has 177 pitches and as has been commented on by previous reviewers the toilet/shower block facilities had been reduced by half. Okay one can understand the need for the Club to comply with current regulations but why didn’t the club just reduce the number of pitches accordingly? I witnessed, individuals queuing for the facilities. I also witnessed the lack of social distancing, the people who felt it okay to do dishwashing in the laundry sinks, the individuals who felt it okay to shower in the family rooms, that should have been dedicated for young families and not the older more mature members, and the children playing around the toilet blocks and service point areas, despite numerous signage asking them not to . Now on the latter point maybe some of those children were too young to read and understand the notice but there is what is called parental responsibility. It is not down to the Wardens to Police this. It is ultimately the My next statement will probably make me unpopular amongst my fellow Motorhomers/Caravanners. I walked around the site and observed a large percentage of modern caravans and Motorhomes which would be priced well in excess of £20000 and all with the mod cons, in particular, onboard washrooms, onboard toilets, wash basins and even showers so why would those of you who owned those caravans/motorhomes need to use the onsite facilities? You can understand why people in older units and campervans would use the on site facilities but why would the owners of these modern units need to use the onsite facilities especially as they had been requested to use their own facilities if they had them? To the Club Management.- Why didn’t you reduce the number of pitches on the sites to allow for the reduction in facilities? Alternatively, why didn’t you just close the toilet block facilities leaving the service points and chemical waste points open and ensure that everyone staying on site knew that that was the case and had to use their own facilities. At least by doing that you would have supported your Wardens against the constant abuse that they appear to be taking. Why during the pandemic didn’t you restrict the use of sites to members only? I wish I could have rated this site higher, if nothing else in support of the Wardens, who worked tirelessly against the odds. The Club needs to start valuing their Wardens and their Members. All the Club seems interested in nowadays is money. I hope the Executive Management get to read my review because they need to change, and change quickly otherwise they stand to lose members not gain them. We used to be a members club. Sadly it doesn't seem that way anymore

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This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.
 
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