Merlin Farm is a real family affair: Darrel designed it, Lucy runs it; Darrel’s late father David painted the seascape canvases in the cottages. You feel away from it all here in this serene spot, yet the central location makes it ideal for exploring the rest of Cornwall.
Anyone who still holds on to the idea that ‘eco’ and ‘green’ are synonymous with a hair-shirt approach to life has not had the good fortune to stay here. Wondrously transformed from derelict barns, these stunning loft-like ‘cottages’, divided for privacy by high willow fences, are kitted out with the best of everything and completed with the lightest of impacts.
Energy is generated by the farm using solar panels, geothermal and underfloor heating. There are five beaches within five miles and wonderful dark skies at night.