Cornwall LivingIssue #112

Stay in the bay

Holiday home ownership at St Merryn Park unlocks a lifetime of memories.

Imagine having a holiday home of your own… A place on the Cornish coast to which you can retreat, breathe in the sea air and relax in stunning surroundings – all in home-from-home comfort. At St Merryn Park, you need imagine no more. Just a stone’s throw from Padstow, renowned for its Michelin-starred restaurants, chic eateries and picturesque harbour and framed by the Seven Bays, St Merryn Park, owned and operated by Valley Resorts, is open all year round so you can stay in your holiday home as often as you like, and at a moment’s notice.

With a selection of both new and pre-owned holiday lodges for sale, the choice is yours. If you want something created bespoke for you, then new lodges start at £145,000. Or perhaps you’re looking for an established rental income from an existing lodge? That’s no problem, St Merryn Park will have something for you.

Lodges are supplied by the UK’s top lodge manufacturers. All are, of course, built to British Standard BS3632 and offer the ultimate in modern design and coastal comfort. With a number of show lodges available for purchase now, plus the release of a new phase at St Merryn that is available to pre-order, you’ll be wowed by what’s on offer. And the best of it is…everything is included in the price, from the clock to the cooker!

All homes have access to the park’s facilities and come with some amazing benefits, not least the unparalleled Cornish beauty that surrounds them.

St Merryn is where lifelong memories can be made and a place of peace you can visit again and again. There are plenty of on-site facilities; little ones will love the children’s play area, and for active adults there are football and tennis courts. Dogs aren’t left out either –  St Merryn prides itself on being dog friendly and there’s even a dog walking area for your furry friend.  A handy shop is stocked with all the essentials or, for a night off the cooking, why not treat yourself to a meal at the park’s pub and diner, The Venue?

Step outside the park, and the whole of the glorious Camel Estuary and surrounding north Cornish coastline opens up before you. The South West Coast Path offers endless miles of cliff top trails, where you can see seabirds circling overhead and look out for local seals basking in craggy coves. For the more adventurous, watersports abound in this area of Cornwall. Whether it’s surfing on one of the world-class beach breaks, kayaking or paddle boarding, each of the Seven Bays of Trevone, Harlyn, Mother Ivey’s, Booby’s Constantine, Treyarnon and Porthcothan offers an ocean playground just waiting to be explored.

North Cornwall has also become somewhat of a foodie destination in recent years and there are a plethora of restaurants and cafés to enjoy. From high-end dining at Paul Ainsworth at No6 and Nathan Outlaw’s New Road and Fish Kitchen to more easy-going, but equally delicious offerings from Prawn On The Lawn, The Rocket Store and The Atlantic Bar and Kitchen, there are culinary delights at every turn.

Valley Resorts has three other sites across the Duchy, all run with the same ethos in mind –  to ‘live the Cornish dream’. Towan Valley, is a striking collection of eco-style cottages tucked away in a peaceful Cornish valley, just a short walk from the surfing beach at Porthtowan. Phase Two is arriving at Towan for next season, so now couldn’t be a better time to think about investing in a holiday home here.

Head a little further up the coast and you’ll find Leycroft Valley nestling deep in a wooded valley close to the golden sands and secluded coves of Perranporth and St Agnes. This is a magical base for friends, families and their four-legged companions looking to relax and enjoy Cornwall’s beach life. Last, but by no means least, is the recently acquired, popular south Cornwall beach resort, Millendreath. Comprising a collection of luxury self-catering apartments, a south-facing beach, and 65 glorious acres of private woodland.


Site fees at St Merryn start from only £2,189.90. Lodges start from £145,000.

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Valley Resorts is one of Cornwall’s leading holiday park businesses offering lodges for both sale and rent across a range of locations.

Valley Resorts

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