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Merlin's Retreat

Tintagel, Cornwall (Ref. 936436)


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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* Based on a combined average customer score in the last 6 months

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35 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely holiday.”

    Garden furniture would improve the stay. Other than that fabulous holiday

    Garden furniture would improve the stay. Other than that fabulous holiday

    - Alex, August 2021

The property

Merlin's Retreat is a wonderful, detached holiday home, a short walk from the bustling town centre of Tintagel.

Set solely over the ground floor, this delightful bungalow is perfectly equipped for families, friends and couples exploring the sensational north coast of Cornwall.

There are USB ports and Sky Q, with full movies, children's and Sky Sports, in the sitting room and both bedrooms, a fantastic double electric range in the kitchen and beautiful, hand-picked and hand-crafted furnishings throughout.

The sitting room, at the front of the property, has a huge window with enforced glass that enjoys bright sunshine in the morning.

Draw the curtains in the evening and enjoy a Sky Movie, for the perfect end to a long day on the beach, or exploring the coastal trails.

The spacious, modern kitchen is set at the back of Merlin's Retreat, with double glass doors opening into the conservatory overlooking the garden.

The dining table was purpose-built, using the same wood as the kitchen counters, and the beautiful placements were also crafted from the vivid blue wall tiles behind the hob.

The conservatory is a great place to dine as a group, planning the day's activities over breakfast or reminiscing a day spent exploring the Tintagel high street.

There are two bedrooms with wall-mounted TVs that connect to the Sky Q box, one double bedroom and one with the flexibility to be a twin room or a double.

The lawned back garden is large and fully enclosed, a delightful place to sit and dine when the weather is warm.

The centre of Tintagel is less than 10 minutes' walk, with an assortment of shops, restaurants and pubs.

There is also a butchers, a bakers, a fish and chip shop and a Post Office where you can send your postcards from.

On the opposite side of the town is an English Heritage site, Tintagel Castle which is full of mystery and legend making it a great place to visit and explore.

Approximately one mile up from the town is a small, tidal sandy beach called Benoath Cove.

When the tide is out you can have a stroll across the sand, along to Bossiney Cove on the other side of the headland.

Though access to the beach is a bit tricky, over farmland and down steep steps, it's a wonderful hidden gem and worth it when you get there.

Based in Tintagel, you're in a really fantastic spot for exploring the Pentire Head Peninsula and its plethora of walks and lovely towns and villages.

Slightly further afield, just an hour in the car, is Cornwall's surfing centre of Newquay.

The town has some wonderful shops, bars and several beaches with great surf.

Alternatively, if you fancy visiting the opposite coast for the day, there are some wonderful attractions to keep you busy including The Eden Project, St Austell, Looe and even Plymouth all within an hour and a half.

Cornwall is a truly sensational holiday destination, and Merlin's Retreat is just the place to call home on your Cornish getaway.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms with TVs: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory with dining area
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Tassimo coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs with full Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with picnic bench
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

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About the location


Camelford 6 miles; Wadebridge 12 miles.

Tintagel, home of the legendary King Arthur’s Castle, whose ruins dominate the cliffside just outside the village, is a popular but not overcrowded tourist destination. The surrounding area is dominated by the sea, rocky coves and stunning scenery. Several beaches, including nearby Trebarwith Strand and Bossiney Cove, are within easy reach and surfing is the main attraction for those who love the water. Tintagel has several pubs and restaurants and the Old Post Office (National Trust) is a must. For the energetic, the SW Coast Path passes through the village and in both directions it winds its way along the cliffs and down to the water’s edge through dramatic countryside. Head north along the path and in 2.5 miles is the beautiful village of Boscastle with its quaint quay and village pubs for refreshment. Further afield are the surfing meccas of Newquay and Bude, with their resort attractions, while the open spaces of Bodmin Moor, the Eden Project, Padstow and the Camel Estuary are all within a 40-minute drive.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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