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About Katie Goodall
My husband and I live in the New Forest where we both work in the Medical profession. We started camping in Cornwall when our children were all small and decided that a cottage was the best way to visit this beautiful coastline in the winter. We bring our dog, walking boots, wet-suits and bikes but spend the first two days relaxing with a glass of wine and the binoculars, - we don't care about the weather, the more wild the better! To come in to the serenity of Hillside is something we never tire of. Our children love it too as the surfing culture has universal appeal, they tell us a Hot Tub is essential and they sign up to whatever we do!
Katie Goodall purchased this Cottage in 2006
Why Katie Goodall chose Saint Merryn
We were so lucky to find this lovely conversion of a coastal Cornish Cottage enabling us to winter escape and admire real stormy seas as well as offering surfing appeal and beach for the children. It is relaxing. It offers space, privacy and surrounding lovely views back, front and over fields to the sea. It is high spec but charming. People have said that when they are staying there they don't want to leave to go out, they prefer to enjoy the place with its peace, eat out on the decking overlooking the garden and fields and watching the sun setting over the Bay. We love it and so do the guests. and the dog.
What makes this Cottage unique
Peaceful, easy, spacious, comfortable, interesting. Ideal for family and friends, old and young and dogs, 10 mins walk to the sea, half a mile from Trevose Golf and nearby pubs. The garden is pretty and enclosed; there is off road parking for 3 cars and the hot tub offers a real treat at dawn and dusk.
please see house rules
please see house rules
Minimum age of primary renter:25
no pets upstairs, in the bedrooms and not on furniture. Garden cleared of dog excremental.
Toys for house and beach, DVD's and player, room with 2 single beds High chair and cot available.Safe enclosed garden.Locked hot-tub.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Wonderful September stay near Padstow
We had a wonderful stay at Hillside. Plenty of space for 6 adults plus our dog. The house was clean and well equipped - and tea, coffee, milk and a delicious sponge cake from the local bakery were gratefully received after a long drive! Plenty of kitchen equipment provided for cooking or even baking. The position is fabulous, walking distance to the local beaches and dramatic coastal path, and well placed for exploring around the area. After a day of beach, walking or exploring, it was lovely to come back to the hot tub or sit on the deck with countryside views towards the bay, and really comfortable beds. The master suite was impressive, though the corner shower was rather cosy. But the views to the sea from one window were outstanding from the master (the only direct view of the sea itself.) Though we didn't need them, a good sized cot and plenty of toys are provided for kids. The information file gave lots of suggestions for days out and walks. And tucked away from light pollution, we could see the stars and Milky Way. We were lucky with the weather, but you'd be very comfortable here in any season. Highly recommended.
Fantastic property in a great location
What a lovely house with all the space and amenities that our party of 7 needed. The house is well maintained and everything was as described. The location is great being minutes walk from Treyarnon Bay and minutes drive into Padstow. The hot tub added a special extra and was welcome after a cool time in the sea. Would recommend without doubt.
Quiet location only an easy 10 min walk to a lovely dog friendly beach. We had a lovely week in spite of the weather. The house is spacious, well equipped clean and comfortable. The hot tub was a definite bonus. It was a lovely way to relax after a long days walking. It was a real home from home. The owner was kind and accommodating with our varied family needs and her guidance on local walks was excellent.
We will defiantly be going back again soon.
Thank you for this review, I am so glad you have been as happy as we are when there and you have been superb and most kind guests. I look forward to welcoming you all again. Katie
Perfect for families
Hillside is a gem! First impressions were that it was more spacious than I’d imagined, and immaculately presented. We loved the hot tub - what a treat after a long walk to come back & relax with a glass of fizz! The walks are incredible & the beach at Treyarnon an easy 10 minute walk away. Hillside is perfect for families or couples & I can’t recommend it highly enough - we loved our time there & will return!
Thank you for this lovely review - so glad it met - and even surpassed your expectations. I never want to go home when there, it's such a bubble of peace.
I really hope to welcome you and your lovely family back one day.
We had a really relaxing week in this beautiful cottage. Perfectly placed for exploring the local area and walkable to the beach. Stunning beach after stunning beach by day and a hot tub for evening relaxation - perfect!
I am so glad you have enjoyed Hillside in this wonderful peaceful time of year - thank you for your review Kim and we appreciated your stay.
Relaxing holiday at lovely Hillside
Hillside was a lovely holiday home. A well equipped property, clean and spacious and accurately described. 10 minutes walk to Treyarnon Bay which we visited every day, lots of walking, body boarding and sunsets on the beach. Easy walking to lots of other stunning beaches. Quality time spent with our 'grown-up' children's ! Hot tub used each day and lovely scenery. We will return! And highly recommend this family holiday home!
Treyarnon Bay is walked in 10 minutes. Drive time is 3 minutes to the beach car-park. The beach is dog friendly and offers great surfing; coves and rock pools with a stream and a large natural sea pool for swimming in when the tide is out. The sand is smooth and expansive, suitable for many beach games and bbq. YHA flagship Hostal on the cliff provides homecooked meals, local beer and cream teas. Incredible walks to Porthcothan and Constantine Bays.
Padstow is 15 minutes by car, Wadebridge 25 minutes; Bodmin 40 minutes
St Merryn: 20 minutes walk across the tops of the fields; pubs include Cornish Arms (Rick Stein) and others of great value; fish and chips at Fryer Tucks (prepare to queue!), delicatessen and small store; Surfing and wet suit hire; post office and garage; Nins for the perfect traditional breakfast, cream tea or lunch
Constantine (15 minutes good walk round the coast or inland on the roads)has a really imaginative general store with local cheeses, clotted cream and home-made puddings - next door to the surfing shop with lots of info; Trevose Golf and Country Club (Golf, tennis, swimming restaurant) 5 minute further on by foot; lovely hotel Treglos with pool, beauty treatments and restaurant.
Padstow is 15 minutes by car; great restaurants and all shops - luxury to functional; a variety of pubs and cafes, fishing harbour-side activity with excursions, cycle hire along the Camel Trail to Wadebridge; Rick Stein everywhere, many other restaurants of superb quality. Walk the Coastal Path; explore beautiful and precipitous Port Isaac; watch for migrating birds on the Camel estuary; spend the day at Wadebridge, a lovely town with cinema and specialist butcher; explore the tin mines (World Heritage Site) at St Agnes; National Trust Lanhydrock or the steam train or jail at Bodmin; King Arthur at Tintagel as well as an active archaeological dig for Roman ruins; further afield to Truro (40 mins) which is charming or the famous Eden Project (50 minutes).