Merlin Farm is an attractive complex of parent and child-friendly cottages near Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast, with an expansive sandy beach within walking distance and five more beaches within 5 miles.

  • Type: four self catering cottages

  • Size: each cottage sleeps 4

  • Cost: from £2450 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Cornwall

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages Cornwall, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall TR8 4DN

  • Tel: 01637 860236

Merlin Farm Cottages are located at Mawgan Porth near Watergate Bay on the North Cornwall Coast. There are miles of beautiful coastal, countryside and woodland walks direct from the farm, and guests have access through a private wooded track which gives access to the public footpath to Mawgan Porth Beach.


Our review of Merlin Farm Cottages


There are four self catering holiday cottages at Merlin Farm, each sleeping four people in two bedrooms. The cottages are well equipped, stylish and full of character. There’s free access to all the necessary baby and toddler equipment (cot, high chair, stair gates, baby bath and so on) to ensure a relaxing stay and to save you space in the car for other holiday essentials! For an idea of prices, a week in one of the three eco cottages – a spacious open plan family friendly cottage which sleeps four in two bedrooms – costs £2450 in August but drops to £895 out of season.


The cottages at Merlin Farm all benefit from lots of safe open space outside, and the rural location of the complex means that parents can relax knowing there’s unlikely to be much traffic in the area. For the children, they are surrounded by nature and animal lovers will enjoy the resident pony who regularly leans over the cottage fence to say hello.

Merlin Farm is also only a short 15 minute walk to the stunning sandy beach at Mawgan Porth, guaranteed to provide days of family-friendly fun.


Particularly for the grown-ups, spa treatments can be booked and enjoyed in the comfort of the cottage, as well as a meal delivery service.

There’s free WiFi on site for all residents.


Merlin Farm isn’t a holiday park but instead a small secluded complex of four holiday cottages surrounded by acres of beautiful countryside.  Even in the height of the summer, you can expect tranquility and relaxation, and the location alone makes Merlin Farm a perfect destination for families. 

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“Merlin Farm offers the perfect holiday environment for young children. Within close reach of Mawgan Porth Beach, our Cottages range from 2-3 bedrooms, sleeping 2-6 and are surrounded in Countryside in a unique Farm setting. Children can get up close to Horace Donkey and the Horses who can be tempted up to the fence in front of the cottages for a pat with carrots and apples. You may also be lucky enough to spot badgers, deer or the barn owls who live and successfully breed here every year. There is a communal lawned area with a play area for children 6 years and under. In the school holidays there is a chance to groom Horace the Donkey and to take home a Donkey grooming certificate ! If you have a baby or toddler some of our cottages are provided with baby gear.”

Prices and availability

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