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Rock Cottage stands completely alone and overlooks the Mawgan Creek of the Helford River. It has been in the same family for over 64 years and there is nowhere quite like it. The grounds are very private and extend to almost an acre, bordering the peaceful waters of the creek on two sides. The wrap around garden is steep in places but leads to a large wooden staging and to the foreshore where Peggy, our sturdy rowing dinghy awaits you. Some guests choose to fish, kayak and paddle board from here or go wild swimming. Children and adults too enjoy crab fishing from the jetty.
The property is beautifully appointed with high quality furnishings throughout, equipped and maintained to our very high standards. There are two bedrooms in the main cottage, which sleeps two adults with two children comfortably, and a spacious third bedroom in the adjacent Garden Room. This room enjoys an exceptional view, has zip and link beds, a 40" TV and is ideal for a couple. The bathroom is on the ground floor of the main building. All rooms have full central heating by radiators; so whatever the season, the house is warm and welcoming. The hallway leads to the beamed lounge with its original cob walls, window seats and a copper canopy inglenook. The kitchen/diner has a picture window, quarry tiled floor, small pantry and all the facilities one needs to cook. The view from here is amazing. Many guests sit watching the bird and river life with its ever-changing scenery from either the kitchen or outside on the patio.
Our rates are fully inclusive of electricity, oil (CH), bedding, bath sheets, bath towels, hand and tea towels, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, household essentials, cleaning service, rowing dinghy, selection of buoyancy aids , baby bath, cot, highchair and changing mat, dog gate and of course BT broadband (wifi). We will accept an obedient dog for a small charge of £5 per day but for reasons of hygiene and consideration of other guests, dogs must be kept out of all the bedrooms, including the separate Garden Room, the newly carpeted lounge, and kept off the furniture. A dog gate is supplied. For more information concerning dogs, please ensure you download and read the Rental Agreement for Rock Cottage, paragraph 7 before you decide to book.
The location is perfect 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. Within a short walk from Rock Cottage you will find the thriving Mawgan Stores, your nearest local shop, which is well stocked with 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. Take away fish and chips is available from here too and Mawgan stores sell their frozen meals. 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 are perfect for a lunch time treat. Further on is The Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin; with very friendly hosts, a big and varied menu to choose from as well as a large garden. Both the Ship Inn and Prince of Wales accept well trained dogs.
As well as the Ship Inn, locally there is the New Yard Restaurant and a Chinese restaurant in Mawgan, The Black Swan at Gweek, The Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin, the Halzephron at Gunwalloe and the Shipwrights Arms in Helford. At Porthleven there is Rick Steins Restaurant, Kota Kai, Amelies, Naughty but Ice, cafes and pubs 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 other 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.