Rock Cottage stands completely alone in a private acre of grounds overlooking the unspoilt Mawgan Creek of the Helford River and has been in our family since October 1954. There is nowhere quite like it! The scenery is tranquil and ever-changing through the seasons; there are no other properties in sight, so you will have Rock Cottage all to yourself. The open garden borders the peaceful waters of the creek on two sides, is steep in places but leads to a large jetty and the private foreshore where Peggy, our sturdy rowing dinghy is moored during the main holiday season. You may fish, kayak and paddle board from here or go wild swimming. Children and adults too enjoy crab fishing from the jetty.
The property is situated in an excellent location for exploring the Lizard Peninsula and within a short drive of 15 minutes you will reach some of the areas finest beaches for swimming or body boarding - we are spoilt for choice! Gunwalloe Church Cove, Dollar & Fishing Cove, Poldhu, Polurrian, Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Coverack and Cadgwith are all favourites. Fascinating wildlife to watch around coastal areas: see Dolphins, Seals, Humpback whales, many varieties of sea birds and the Cornish Choughs. Flambards Theme Park, Gweek Seal Sanctuary, St Michael's Mount, Geevor Tin Mine, Trebah Gardens, Eden Project, boat trips on the Helford River and to St Mawes, Penzance, Falmouth Maritime Museum, St Ives, Newquay and Lands End are a few ideas for outings from Rock Cottage, which is ideally placed for sightseeing.
The Cottage is beautifully appointed with high quality white goods and furnishings throughout, equipped and maintained to very high standards and accommodates a maximum of four adults with two children only. However, many couples choose to holiday here and escape from the daily routine and pressures. The home from home comforts together with its ambience, create a perfect place for you to unwind.
Whatever the weather, the cottage is warm and inviting as all rooms have full central heating by radiators and wonderful views of the river and garden. The hallway leads to the beamed and fully carpeted lounge with its original cob walls and window seats. Relax in the comfy sofa and armchairs. There is a grand selection of board games, puzzles and books as well as a Smart TV, DVD player and music system with ipod dock.
The kitchen/diner, with its amazing views, has all you need to make a family meal. A new AEG steam oven, Panasonic microwave, Smeg ceramic hob, AEG washer/dryer, 60/40 fridge freezer and a Bosch dishwasher as well as numerous cooking utensils are provided. Many guests choose to sit and watch the bird and river life with its ever-changing scenery from either the kitchen table or outside on the patio. Here, the morning sun is perfect for breakfast, coffee time, brunch and alfresco meals later in the day.
Newly renovated is the ground floor luxury bathroom; beautifully tiled and perfect for a hot shower or a long soak. During the cooler time of year, underfloor heating is set up for you and to keep your towels warm and dry, is a tall ladder style radiator.
Upstairs and along the landing is the Master bedroom with its triple aspect views. Here you will find a lovely king size bed perfect for a great night's sleep with top class linen and the adjacent newly renovated young persons bedroom. In here are two new 2'6" wide white wooden beds ( normal length) with thick comfortable mattresses. Both rooms have polished wooden floors with long soft rugs, solid oak furniture and a fabulous unspoilt view of the creek and beyond.
A couple of paces from the front door is the spacious Garden Room, which comfortably sleeps two adults. Please note this room is unsuitable for young children. As well as an exceptional view, the new zip and link beds offer the option of two singles or a six foot bed if requested but only if two adults are sleeping in here. There is also a wall mounted 40" television all complimented with white New England style bedroom furniture: combination wardrobe with drawers, dressing table, mirror, chair, bedside cabinet and overhead reading lamps. The view from this room is fabulous as it looks out on to the garden, woodland and the creek.
Rates are fully inclusive of electricity, heating oil, bed linen, bath sheets, bath towels, hand and tea towels, luxury toiletries, rowing dinghy (available from Easter to end of October), plus life jackets, baby bath, cot, highchair and changing mat, dog gate and BT Superfast Fibre Broadband (WiFi). Private parking for two vehicles. If you want a short break of 3 nights minimum, excluding school holidays, see our website to book.
Dog: We will accept an obedient dog but only when there are no more than four persons staying in the cottage at any one time. The pet should be kept in the kitchen and hallway where the floors are washable. For reasons of hygiene and consideration of other guests, the dog must be kept out of all the bedrooms, including the separate Garden Room, the carpeted lounge and kept off furniture. A dog gate is supplied. The charge for a pet is £7.50 per night.
**Short Breaks available. Fully inclusive rates. Please see our website to book.
**Deposits are 10% of the total rent and final payments are due on or before 42 days of the commencement date.
**A refundable Damage Deposit of £250 is required with the final payment.
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Within a short walk from Rock Cottage you will find the Mawgan Stores, your nearest shop, which is well stocked with lots of local produce and just about all you may need during your holiday. On your way you will pass the 12c Church of St Mawgan in Meneage and The Ship Inn. Many of our guests dine at this very popular, well established pub with restaurant or simply stop by for a local ale and then amble back along the lane. In the opposite direction from Rock Cottage, if you cross the ancient stone bridge at Gear and proceed up the hill towards St Martin, you will reach the Gear Farm Pasty shop. The Cornish pasties are made on the premises and great for a lunch time treat. Further on is the newly re-opened Prince of Wales and also the Gwella Dairy, where the ice cream is made on the premises.
As well as the Ship Inn, locally there is the New Yard Restaurant in Mawgan, The Black Swan at Gweek, the newly opened Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin, the Halzephron at Gunwalloe and the Shipwrights Arms in Helford. At Porthleven there is Kota Kai, Amelies, the Mussel Shoal, Naughty but Ice, cafes and pubs too. Lizard Point has two great cafes with stunning views. The spectacular Kynance Cove has a cafe too.
You will find Rock Cottage appealing, with attention to detail in all rooms, your beds made, and personally prepared by Linda and Robin just for you. If you are looking for a relaxing place to stay, in an excellent location, with no neighbouring properties within sound or sight, then Rock Cottage is your perfect holiday destination. For lots more information, photographs and to instantly book your holiday with us, please go to our website. We look forward to welcoming you here very soon!