Arnold Cottage, St Merryn, North Cornwall

Arnold is a lovely 2 bedroom detached cottage just a 10 minute walk from Treyarnon Bay

Bright, fresh and inviting, Arnold Cottage enjoys glorious views over the surrounding fields to the sea. The upside-down arrangement of the house makes the most of its unique position and the decking area provides a fabulous space to unwind and take in the Cornish air. With Treyarnon Bay just a 10 minute walk away and lovely restaurants in the local village, just one and a half miles up the road, there is everything you need for a perfect holiday without having to venture far.

  • Sleeps Max: 6

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathrooms

  • Parking Spaces: 3

  • Saturday Changeover

  • 1 Dogs Welcome

At A Glance

  • Delightful "upside down" character cottage

  • Bright and airy open plan living/dining/kitchen space

  • Ideal for the popular surfing beach at Treyarnon Bay

  • Ample parking and outside space

  • Padstow is just 3 miles away with a wide range of shops & restaurants

  • The Cornish Arms pub is a mile away at St. Merryn

Property Details

Head through the front door of this pretty whitewashed cottage and the ground floor hallway leads into the two bedrooms – one double and one with twin beds, plus a family bathroom with bath, shower over and w.c.

The stairs then lead up to the first floor, which opens out onto a large light living room and an open plan kitchen. The living room has distant sea views as well as lovely views of the surrounding countryside. There is a sofa bed in the living area suitable for accommodating 2 extra people. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need to make for a relaxed self catering holiday and includes a dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and tall fridge/freezer. This wonderful sociable area has a large dining table and two comfy sofas. From here there are patio doors leading out to a decking area and enclosed garden below. There are superb views of the countryside from the decking which provides a great place to dine alfresco and relax.

The property also benefits from having optic fibre broadband recently installed.

Arnold Cottage is situated next to Primrose Cottage, but is totally separate in terms of having its own car parking and small garden. It is equipped for up to 6 people. The two properties can, however, be booked jointly to accommodate larger parties of up to 16.

What we like about this property...

We love Arnold Cottage because it is so close to Treyarnon Bay with it’s beautiful beach and excellent surfing. The beach is idea for families to enjoy and there are any number of great walks to try, ideal for all abilities! Padstow is a short drive away, with it’s lovely harbour and multitude of shops, cafes and restaurants to sample. A little closer is the Cornish Arms at St. Merryn, which is definitely worth a visit.

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We had a comfortable stay at Arnold Cottage. The cottage was excellently placed for access to the south west coast path and local beaches. We often were able to walk straight out and leave the car at home. Some of the property was in need of a facelift but this didn’t affect our comfort. I would thoroughly recommend the property to anyone wanting to stay in a beautiful part of the UK.

Clare Wright,


Had a lovely week in April - beautiful weather in an ideal location, lovely clean and well equipped cottage in a fantastic location close to Treyarnon beach. Amazing views from the decking over the fields. Another wonderful, well equipped property from Tim and Sarah (primrose cottage is right next door!) Will definitely be back!



We have been to Arnold Cottage a few times now and it feel like going home !Lovely cottage with everything you would need .Only been home a week and have booked for next year. Cant wait!



The Area

What we love about the area...

Treyarnon Bay is a fabulous large surfing beach with beautiful golden sand. Wonderful for families, building sandcastles, fishing in rock pools and swimming in the sea. When the tide is out there is a large natural swimming pool – an amazing experience not to be missed. The bay also benefits from a handy store in the summer months, perfect for daily essentials, a morning paper and there are also a few pop up cafes along the beach. Open all year round is the Youth Hostel, situated just off the beach, which serves good food and a selection of beers and wine. Wander along to Constantine Bay you can indulge in an ice cream or enjoy the perfect cappuccino.

Being so close to the beach and the coastal paths, Arnold Cottage offers the opportunity to relax and unwind without having to think about travelling far. The area has some of the finest clifftop walking in the county.

If you do venture a little further afield, Padstow is just 3 miles away. Here there is a fabulous choice of restaurants, cafes, pubs and galleries, so plenty for all the family. You can book a boat and fishing trips from the famous harbour and take the passenger ferry over to Rock and discover beautiful Daymer Bay – in the evening you could try your hand at crabbing – a must for children of all ages.

For golf enthusiasts and just 2 miles away, is the championship course at Trevose. A fantastic course in a spectacular location.

The village of St Merryn is just a mile up the road for Rick Stein’s pub, The Cornish Arms.