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Merrose Farm Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
St Mawes
Cornwall (West)   (Browse area)
TR2 5EL   See Map
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 177
Open: 16/03 To 05/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 21 Reviews
                8/10 from 21 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <5 miles   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis 
 Beach <5 miles   Watersports <5 miles   Boat Launch / Mooring <5 miles 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

This is a club member only site - you may be able to join on site - please check direct with the site

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Date of Visit: March 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Mr_jibbles 13 reviews from this member

Just home from a 6 night stay at Merrose Farm. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We completely agree with 'outinthesticks' comments wondering why this site only rates an 8/10 review. It seems to be based on the bus service from the site rather than a comment on the site's facilities, which seems very unfair.

The site is quiet and immaculately kept. The wardens work tirelessly to keep it clean and tidy. The toilet block was always spotless as were the washing up and laundry areas. The site itself is attractively laid out and with a good amount of space between the hard standing pitches (grass pitches were also available but we booked a hardstanding pitch). The wardens are welcoming and friendly. They were chatty with the children and very helpful. They had just set up the 'Tourer Explorer' trail which our children really enjoyed.

Onsite there is a small shop selling essentials, a good sized playing field and a lovely playground area with plenty of equipment for our children (aged 10and 8) as well as for younger children. There is also an information booth and book swap on site.

The site is easily accessible if you follow the Club's directions. No scary narrow Cornish lanes! The narrow access lane to the site is controlled by traffic lights, removing any worry about meeting another unit coming the other way.

The area is new to us and we really enjoyed exploring. St Mawes is small but beautifully formed. The Castle was fascinating. Visitor information centre was very helpful. Fish and chips from the Watch Tower were tasty although a bit pricey. Fudge and ice-cream from Fudge and Moores were yum! Regular passenger ferry services to Falmouth and a 'weather permitting' ferry to St. Anthony's Head. If you are interested in geocaching there are a number of good, quite straight forward caches to find around the town. St Mawes also has a number of arty gift shops, post office, pharmacy and Co-op. Oh and the fruit scones and pasties from St Mawes' Bakery are very good!

Trelissick has beautiful, extensive grounds although access to the house is very limited. We visited via King Harry Ferry. Our children wanted to visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary which was very interesting. Both are well worth a visit, as is the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.

We had a lovely holiday and will be returning to the area. We will definitely be basing our holiday at Merrose Farm!

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Lms0110 35 reviews from this member

Great site on the Roseland Peninsula, usual standard of CC, spotless facilities etc, the bonus for us was the very large enclosed dog field so the dogs could be off lead. Bus stop outside site to St Mawes, yes only 2 hourly but that's not the sites fault. Across the road is a roadway that takes you to the farm shop which you pass to take you to the SW coastpath

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Annie8lib 2 reviews from this member

Visited with motor home, very nice site, space, good showers etc. Wanted to use the buses to get around, and cc book states correctly bus stop outside. However, buses only 2 hourly, and had a habit of not turning up at all, so many people waiting were disappointed. Bus also often very late, so not sure if they were coming at all! OK if in a caravan and have a car, but not good for motor homes if you want to use public transport to get about!

Many disgruntled potential bus passengers when we were there. Ringing the bus company or complaining to the bus driver when a bus does arrive gets you nowhere. I'm afraid this spoilt our stay, and we won't be returning.

Date of Visit: October 2013 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Outinthesticks 11 reviews from this member

It's a bit hard to work out why this site showed as only 8/10 on UK Campsite. It offered us an efficient and friendly check-in, a thoroughly modern and immaculately clean facilities block, and well maintained landscaping. The access would be slightly dodgy were it not for the traffic-light controls, but once inside the layout is spacious with a choice of grass or stoned pitches. We chose the latter and it was so nearly level that the wedges stayed in the locker. There's an excellent drive-over grey waste point and full recycling facilities. A separate dog-walking field is provided for pooches and their people. Basic provisions are available from the office and the CC wi-fi system worked as well as could be expected in this rural area.

There's a reasonable bus service to Truro and St Mawes from the main road, less than 300m from the site entrance - the office has a timetable. We took the bus to St Mawes and had a breezy trip on the ferry to Falmouth (9 return) and, when we got back, a good lunch in the friendly 'Moules Bar' of the St Mawes Hotel. We also did a bit of the SW Coast Path which runs close to the site - walking to Portscathough which, late on an October Saturday afternoon, turned out to be a cafe and pub free zone - although it did have a small supermarket open till 7pm. A quick flip across the King Harry Ferry (accessed by roads quite suitable for a motorhome) took us to the gardens at Trelissik (National Trust). The campsite can offer cards which give a discount on the return ferry fare, a useful bonus.

Altogether a site out of the top drawer of the CC list and with lots to do in the delightful countryside around.

Date of Visit: August 2012 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: CorkyBrit 8 reviews from this member

This is a very popular site because of its great location in Cornwall on the beautiful Roseland peninsular. We wanted a hardstanding pitch and were lucky to get the last unoccupied one in a good position, and there were only a few pitches left available on grass.

The two toilet blocks adjacent to each other were very clean and up to the usual C. C. high standard.

The site was in a quiet location and the only one we've found so far that has traffic lights controlling vehicle movement in and out.

The shop has essentials such as newspapers (to order), milk, fresh bread, gas and toilet chemicals, plus maps, postcards ice cream and clotted cream.

A fish & chip van comes every Monday and Thursday, but there is always a long queue for it.

The information room has books and DVD's you can borrow, and leaflets for the many places of interest you can visit, including many beautiful gardens lining the River Fal.

Our favourite was Trebah Garden. It's about an hour away, and next door to NT Glendurgan Garden, but worth the drive via the King Harry Ferry. It's big and beautiful, and has its own private beach. We recommended it highly.

The Merrose Farm wardens were very friendly and helpful. It's a good site for families with a play area and games field. Watch out though for children whizzing around on the roadways from behind you on bikes.

There are so many lovely places you can visit from here, quaint fishing villages, gardens, castles and dozens of beaches.

We really like this site and plan to visit again next year, but perhaps off season next time when it might not be so crowded with young families.

Date of Visit: August 2011 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Happycamper2012 9 reviews from this member

As we were booking late on in the year we were limited to which club site we could go to but we knew we wanted to be in Cornwall near the West end ish. So, when this site became available we just had to book without considering it.

This site was amazing and the surroundings were really nice. I didn't feel like it was very busy even though the site was fully booked. I liked the extra touches of the book loan and dvd loan, that was very nice when the weather was bleak during the evenings (it rained a fair bit but mainly on an evening!). There was also an evening when fish and chips were available, again it all adds to the holiday experience!

The facilities were excellent. I especially like it when wash basins are in a private cubicle to the showers. They were also kept immaculate.

The location was superb and the reception offers discounted ferry tickets which is especially useful for when going on the King Harry Ferry. St. Mawes itself is lovely, there are some very nice places to eat and a great ice-cream shop. Around the harbour there are multi-coloured lights that look gorgeous on an evening, especially when going for a walk along the harbour on an evening it's very romantic.

I would definitely recommend this site to anyone that wants to go on holiday to Cornwall without the fear of the un-expected. Top-notch!

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