Merther Holiday Apartments & Cottages(4)
There are many delightful little villages tucked away in the English country and one well worth visiting is Merther. It is a popular place for visitors and is located in the English county of Cornwall, in the south west corner of the country. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, farm houses, cottages and B&Bs.
There are various beaches nearby popular with tourists throughout the year especially surfers, windsurfers, kitesurfers, surf kayakers and stand-up paddlers. The world famous surfing resort of Newquay is approximately a 35 to 40 minute drive from Merther. There are many enjoyable places for visitors to walk in the area with trail and bridle paths too for horse riders.
About an hour from Merther is a wildlife walk at Cape Cornwall, where tourists will be able to see reptiles, butterflies, birds, seals and basking sharks as well as the fabulous coastal flowers that grow along these cliffs. Truro boasts a couple of riding centres too, whilst angling is very popular all over Cornwall including offshore and river fishing.
There are numerous golf courses in the area including one at Truro Golf Club as well as a tenpin bowling centre. People on self catering holidays may also like to eat at the local cafes and pubs situated in and around Merther. There are perhaps more dining options available in Truro as well as shops and markets selling local produce.
Falmouth, Truro, Lands End, The Lizard peninsula, Newquay, the outdoor Minack Theatre and the Eden Project are all within easy driving distance. Visitors will be able to take a ferry or helicopter to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance, which is about a 50 minute drive away. Cornwall boasts numerous fascinating historic buildings including Penair House and Pencalenick House in nearby St Clement.
There are many other gardens to visit in the county too such as Penjerrick Garden, Trebah Garden, Lamorran House Gardens and the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Visitors will also find a number of galleries and museums nearby including the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro.
The warmest time of the year to visit Cornwall is generally July and August when the average high is approximately 19 to 20 degrees centigrade. Between April and July are usually the driest months while December and January is the wettest time of the year with 110 to 120mm average rainfall per month.
Newquay Airport can be reached via the A39 and is about 45 minutes drive from Merther, with operators such as Flybe taking passengers to UK cities such as London Gatwick and Edinburgh and Air Southwest flying to Bristol, London City, Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle amongst others. Truro train station is approximately five and a half miles away and has daily direct services to and from Plymouth and to London Paddington as well as a limited service to the North of England and Scotland.