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Merlyn has recently undergone a full transformation, being completely refurbished and modernised to a high standard, resulting in making it a modern, spacious and comfortable property with plenty of space for family and friends to holiday together.
Situated in the heart of Porthleven with the shops, Post Office and restaurants being just a minute's stroll away, it is so handy for all that this thriving fishing village has to offer, yet still retains an air of tranquility, being tucked away on a fairly quiet and peaceful lane.
Living Room: A lovely light and airy room with a large, comfortable corner sofa and recliner chair around the woodburning stove, enabling it to become a cozy retreat at the end of a long day at the beach. Flatscreen TV, DVD player; DVDs, books and boardgames are all provided in the bookcase for your entertainment and a sliding door opens onto the patio area at the back of the house, perfect for the end of the day.
Dining Room: A second large room which also has a sitting area with a comfy reclining chair with another flatscreen TV and DVD player for alternative viewing. Large dining table and chairs, sideboard with jigsaws, games and toys also provided.
Open plan leading through into the Kitchen: Equipped with all that you could require: ceramic hob with fan oven, combination microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine.
Downstairs Cloakroom: Heated towel rail, washbasin, WC.
Bedroom 1: Hypnos King-sized bed (5'), bedside tables, drawers, wardrobe.
En-Suite Shower Room: with sea views in the distance and glimpse of the clocktower, large walk in shower cubicle, basin, WC and heated towel rail.
Bedroom 2: Comfortable Double Bed (4'6"), bedside tables, drawers and hanging space for clothes, this room has two windows; one with far reaching views of the countryside and the other is a lovely feature bay window with seating which has views of the harbour and a glimpse of the sea.
Bedroom 3: Bunk Beds (3'), wardrobe, TV and DVD player.
Bedroom 4: 2 Single beds (3'), bedside table, drawers, wardrobe.
Bedroom 5: Single bed (3'), bedside table, wardrobe.
Family Bathroom: Bath with shower over, heated towel rail, washbasin, WC.
GARDEN AND PARKING:
At the front of the property there is a wide block paved drive with room for 2 cars and a grass lawn.
At the rear there is a lovely private enclosed garden which also has a good lawn and large patio area with brick built-in BBQ. There is also a very handy outside shower area for rinsing off sand or your dogs. Patio table and chairs are provided, along with 2 loungers.
Pets Welcome: Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome. £25 per week per pet
Power and Heat: Electricity included in the rent.
Bedding and Linen: Bed linen and towels are provided, please bring your own beach towels.
Baby Equipment: Travel cot and high chair provided, please bring your own cot bedding.
Shop: 0.1 ml Pub: 0.2 ml.
NOTES: No smoking. WiFi available. Mobile phone reception varies.
- Friday changeover
- Sleeps 9
- 5 Bedrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Private parking
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- 2 Bathrooms
- 3 Toilets
- Ground floor toilet
- Patio/garden furniture
- 0.5 Mile from a beach
- 0.3 Mile from a pub
- 0.2 Mile from a shop
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
- Washing machine
- No smoking
Set on the west coast of the spectacular Lizard Peninsula, the little harbour town of Porthleven is the quintessential Cornish fishing port. Centred around the harbour, it boasts an array of cafés, restaurants and galleries and exudes a chilled, relaxed atmosphere. Porthleven is the most southerly working port in the UK, with fishing boats operating out of the harbour. This makes the town a great spot to enjoy some delicious seafood, straight from the fishing boats to the restaurants, it couldn’t be fresher!
Porthleven beach can be accessed from the town itself and provides a long expanse of sand which is separated into segments by several rocky outcrops. While away the glorious summer days relaxing on the beach with a locally made ice cream in hand!
Situated part way along a huge sweeping bay, it faces the Atlantic Ocean and is often on the receiving end of some mighty winter storms! A fabulous destination for a winter break; marvel at the awe-inspiring waves pounding the harbour walls from the cosy safety of the local pub!
The surrounding area doesn’t disappoint either; located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the views from every cove or clifftop are picture-perfect. Travel north-west and you’ll reach Marazion, home of St Michael’s Mount – an absolute ‘must’. South takes you to the tip of the Lizard Peninsula, Lizard Point, one of Cornwall’s most iconic spots.
You won’t tire of the walks and stunning scenery, but if you fancy a day out, try the Seal Sanctuary, Flambards or Trebah Gardens. Or, go a little further afield and you can explore Penzance, Land’s End and St Ives.
Mr Heaver - 23rd April 2021
Second stay here,for us it is the perfect holiday let, great location and house, we have already booked for next year. For us we don't think we could find better.Mrs Patricia Duncan - 23rd November 2019
Really lovely house and great for a large family.Mrs Carole Wells - 25th July 2019
Merlyn is an impressive refurbishment, very convenient for Porthleven and adjacent areas, and very well kitted out. Mr Robin Curtis - 18th July 2019
Lovely house in great location, we loved our stay here and would book again.Mrs Patricia Duncan - 30th May 2019
We enjoyed a very pleasant stay at Merlyn. Everything was just right for our party of seven. We particularly appreciated the wood burning fire.Mr Neil Vardy - 4th March 2019
Excellent property & very helpful staff. Porthleven has amazing selection of places to eat and highly recommend Sea Drift Kitchen cafe and the Corner Deli.Alison Reeves - 21st October 2018
Excellent location to Porthleven. Shame that the nicest room had only a 4'6" bed. The room at the back with the larger bed and ensuite did not have a very nice view. Mrs Pamela Hill - 23rd September 2018
This was a great house, really well supplied with good quality materials, and comfortable. Also in a great location. Super clean when we moved in, and the scones and flowers were a very welcoming touch.Mrs Angela Brosnan - 18th September 2018
Beautiful house in a great location. Catered very well for our group of 9 (plus small dog). Only a short walk for all the local amenities.Mrs Belinda Hallows - 12th August 2018
Couldn't fault anything. Everyone was helpful and the accommodation was well equipt.Mrs Patricia Paine - 18th July 2018
Spacious and comfortable, cannot fault any aspect of the propertyMr Clive Dawson - 2nd July 2018
Lovely property, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay.Mrs Peta Cupper - 17th June 2018
Above Beach Cottages always provide a friendly, helpful and professional service, with properties presented to a good standard. Mr D Kearney - 16th April 2018
Merlyn was our perfect holiday home, meeting all requirements for our large family. We have been coming to Porthleven for ten years now, sometimes visiting twice a year....we have stayed in many lovely holiday homes but Merlyn fits our family the best! We hope to keep returning here for our future visits. Michelle Bonas - 8th April 2018
Property great. Service great. Area beautiful. Love to return.Mrs Sarah Barr - 23rd March 2018
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