Brambles is a spacious, comfortable house which suited all of our holiday needs. Our party was made up of myself + husband, my 85 year old mother, our 30-something son and his girlfriend and our Border Collie. The accommodation fitted us all very well from the well-equipped kitchen to the comfortable beds and lovely garden which was full of birds and butterflies. Gillian, the owner, was at the end of the phone when we needed assistance and was extremely helpful.
The house is in a convenient spot to access all the lovely sights of Cornwall whilst being in a peaceful location. A 2 minute drive to St Merryn brings you to a small supermarket, bakery, pizzeria and fish +chip shop (which were much tastier than Rick Steins- and less expensive!). We attempted to go out for a family meal to the Cornish Arms (another Rick Stein establishment) but after being told there was a 1.5 hour wait- just for a table - we opted for pizzas from Raffertys in St Merryn, which were very good.
The local beaches are as beautiful as ever - Harlyn Bay + Trevone are our favourites. Dogs are not allowed in the beach at Trevone but we set up camp on the grass overlooking the beach and it is a lovely walk along the coast to Harlyn.
We've been coming to this area since 1977 and have stayed in many different places. This was definitely the best - and we had pretty good weather too !
Our first holiday around Padstow and we loved it, the house and garden were lovely
to stay in.
We like our beach holidays so we had a great time going to the surrounding beaches