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Top 10 reasons to stay at Mesmear Farmhouse

At Mesmear Farmhouse, you have the unique opportunity to experience life in the heart of the countryside in a quintessential Cornish farmhouse, just moments from the sand, sea and surf at Polzeath beach.

Aerial view of Mesmear Farmhouse, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall The Mesmear estate is unlike anything else available in the area

Mesmear Farmhouse is part of the beautiful, family-run, Mesmear estate. Here you can enjoy acres of picture-postcard countryside with everything from a swimming pool, hot tub and gym to an orchard, bubbling stream and an assortment of farm animals. Take a look at our top 10 reasons to stay at Mesmear Farmhouse.

1. Surrounded by spectacular beaches

Mesmear is in an enviable location within easy reach of some of the country's most scenic bays and coves. Popular beaches, Polzeath, Daymer Bay and Rock are firm favourites with families. For those looking for more secluded beaches there are picturesque coves to discover such as Lundy Bay and Epphaven. 

Polzeath beach, North Cornwall Polzeath beach is popular with surfers and families alike and has lifeguard cover in the summer months

2. A friendly welcome

​Mesmear is run by Vicki who is a fountain of local knowledge and always happy to help. From welcoming you on arrival to introducing the children to the Mesmear animals, Vicki is on hand to ensure you make the most of your time in Cornwall.

Chickens at Mesmear Farmhouse a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall Children can get involved with helping to take care of the estate’s friendly feathered friends

3. Splash in the heated pool

For those warm summer days, Mesmear has a 12-metre heated swimming pool to cool down in. Children and adults alike will love splashing in the pool and relaxing on the loungers pool side.

12 metre outdoor heated swimming pool at Mesmear Farmhouse You couldn't wish for a more scenic location for a relaxing morning swim

4. Family nights in

Holidays are all about spending quality time with family and friends. At Mesmear Farmhouse you will be spoilt for choice for places to relax together. There's a summer sitting room where you can curl up and enjoy the warm ambience and for chillier evenings, the cosy second lounge has an inviting wood burner.

Garden room at Mesmear Farmhouse a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall The summer sitting room is contemporary, light and sunny; just the room to unwind in after a day on the beach

5. No need to skip the gym

Mesmear has its own gym which is available for use 24 hours a day.  It has a range of equipment including free weights, an exercise bike and a rowing machine. You can also enjoy some Pilates classes during your holiday as Vicki is a Body Control Pilates Instructor.

The gym at Mesmear Farmhouse a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall The gym at Mesmear has everything you need to keep up your fitness regime

6. Meet the friendly animals

Stroll through the gardens to meet the chickens and collect some eggs for breakfast or accompany Vicki to feed the friendly pigs. Mesmear is also home to Alpacas who help keep the grass nice and tidy. Children will love getting to know the names of the animals and making some holiday friends. 

Pigs at Mesmear Farmhouse, a self-catering holiday home in Polzeath, North Cornwall Get to know the pigs Boris, Ginger Gary and Priscilla

7. Relax in the bubbling hot tub

After a dip in the Atlantic Ocean you can retreat to Mesmear and warm up in the bubbling hot tub. Open all year round and always at an inviting temperature, there is no better way to relax after a day of fun on the beach.

Mesmear Farmhouse, Polzeth, North Cornwall Ease your surfing muscles and tired feet in the bubbling hot tub

8. Keep the kids entertained

With beautiful gardens and an orchard to explore, a trampoline and even a zip wire, the kids will have no time to be bored. For rainy days there's even table tennis to keep the children entertained.

Mesmear Farmhouse, a self-catering holiday cottage in Polzeath, North Cornwall The on-site zip wire will be popular with kids (and adults)!

9. Discover North Cornwall by foot

With miles of scenic coast path nearby, Mesmear is an ideal base to explore North Cornwall on foot. Vicki is always happy to help with directions and can give recommendations for some beautiful, challenging routes or some shorter, family-friendly strolls.

The Rumps, Polzeath, North Cornwall With miles of the South West Coast Path on your doorstep, you won't be short of scenic walks to try

10. Get out on the water

There's an ocean adventure to suit the whole family. Wavehunters offer surfing lessons just down the road on Polzeath beach. They also run powerboat trips to see the coastline from Rock or on calmer days, stand up paddle boarding from Polzeath. 

Surfing, Polzeath beach, North Cornwall Wavehunters will get you up surfing your very first wave or help you improve your surfing technique

Sleeping eight guests across four beautiful bedrooms (and even welcoming your four-legged friend); Mesmear is perfect for your holiday by the beautiful North Cornwall coast. To take a closer look at Mesmear Farmhouse and to check availability click here.

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