Merrose Farm

Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EL | Telephone: 01872 580 380 | View Map

  • Visit the stunning Pendower Beach on the Roseland peninsula
    Visit the stunning Pendower Beach on the Roseland peninsula
  • Explore historic, thatched houses in Veryan, less than 10 minutes from site
    Explore historic, thatched houses in Veryan, less than 10 minutes from site
  • Cathedral in Truro, 25 minutes from site
    Cathedral in Truro, 25 minutes from site
  • The whole family will enjoy The Eden Project, just over 30 minutes from site
    The whole family will enjoy The Eden Project, just over 30 minutes from site

Open Dates:
28 Mar 2024 - 07 Oct 2024

Earliest Arrival Time: 1pm
Latest Departure Time: 12pm


• Wi-Fi available
• Wash room / toilets
• Electric tent pitch

Why stay here

Adventurers will love our Merrose Farm campsite in Trewithian. It offers a great feeling of open space and views of the surrounding Cornish countryside, as well as close proximity to a scenic coastal path for those wanting to explore. With charming narrow lanes, quaint fishing villages and sheltered coves, this area on the Roseland Peninsula is not to be missed.

Accommodation at Merrose Farm

Site details

Why stay here

You're only a stone's throw from Truro, Cornwall’s county town (and the area’s only city) which is worth a visit just for the stunning Gothic cathedral. There's also the indoor Pannier Market to explore, which boasts a wide range of traders, artists and crafts people offering a personal service.

If you choose to stay on site, there's a playground and play area for children, plus a good-sized dog walk for your four-legged family members. 

Facilities on site

• BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
• Disabled shower room
• Baby changing facilities
• Family washroom
• Laundry facilities
• Toilet block
• Dishwashing area
• Electric hook-up
• Dog walk on site
• Dog walk from site
• Electric hook-up
• TV reception: good
• Wi-Fi available*

*FREE Wi-Fi service is available in your accommodation for basic browsing and reading emails. For a faster service, you have the option to upgrade to a premium package for a fee of £5 a day or £15 a week. The free service is available on unlimited devices, the premium package is limited to one device at any one time.

Activities & experiences nearby

  • Cycling Cycling

    There are plenty of cycling routes close to the campsite, including along the Roseland Heritage Coast.

    If you fancy a long-distance challenge and want to explore the beautiful south west further, use the National Cycle Route 3 which goes from Land’s End in Cornwall to Bristol via the lush green countryside of Devon and Somerset.

  • Walking Walking

    There’s a wide range of coastal walks to explore. You can journey down the Roseland Peninsula to the eastern entrance by St Mawes Castle, which dates back to the reign of Henry VIII.


    The South West Coast Path, a National Trail weaves along the rocky coast, passing through unforgettable scenery like the stunning harbour and beach at Portscatho.


  • Things to try Things to try

    A must-see is the magnificent Truro Cathedral, one of only three cathedrals in the UK which has three spires and a wonderful example of gothic revival architecture.


    Named after the popular Cornish biscuit company which once ran its factory in Truro, Furniss Island is a quiet, tranquil spot of green on the banks of the River Allen. Just a short walk from the hustle and bustle of Lemon Quay and New Bridge Street, take a wander and have a breather.


    Head to a watersports wonderland with Loe Beach Watersports that offer kayaks, paddleboards, motorboats, rowboats and sailing dinghies for hire and/or lessons. Located on the coast between Truro and Falmouth, it’s a fun-filled way to spend the day, suitable for all ages and abilities.


    Take a bit of Cornwall home with you, and visit The Great Cornish Food Store in Truro. This beautifully independent grocery store is dedicated to providing the widest range of exceptional Cornish food and drink, stocking over 2,000 lines.

  • Pubs and restaurants Pubs and restaurants

    With the emphasis on fresh fish, and using the best local ingredients, The Boathouse is renowned for its signature dishes of fish finger sandwiches and fish ‘n’ chips.


    Set in a convert building at the National Trusts’ Porth Farm and just 10 minutes from the campsite, The Thirstea Company is located just yards from the sandy beach at Towan and perfect for light snacks and sandwiches.


    The oldest and only traditional pub in St Mawes, The Victory Inn is thought to date back to the 16th Century, and provides great pub food and cask marque accredited ales.

  • Family Days Out Family Days Out

    There's plenty for families to get involved with nearby, including the Eden Project, one of the UK's top attractions. Explore the biomes which house a large variety of plants from around the world, the largest of which will transport you to the Rainforest and the Mediterranean.


    On drizzly days, Player Ready Virtual Reality and Racing is the place to be! From thrilling VR Racing simulators to survival experiences against zombies, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Located in the heart of Truro, there are also world-class Escape Room experiences, perfect for a group activity.


    Head out of Truro to Penhallow and visit Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. It is Cornwall’s first cider mill and distillery for over three centuries. You can explore the press house, cellars and distillery and find out what goes into cider and apple brandy, as well as getting to sample some of the wares. For the younger visitors there are trailer rides through the orchards, as well as a meet and greet of the animals from the farm.

* Price based on large electric tent pitch + 1 adult. Please read our FAQs further booking information. Terms and conditions apply.

Location and Transport

Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall, TR2 5EL
Telephone: 01872 580 380

Transport Links:

  • Nearest bus stop: Entrance of the site (Merrose Caravan Park)
  • Buses go to: Truro and St. Mawes
  • Nearest railway station: 14 miles from site

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