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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 garden borders the peaceful waters of the creek on two sides and is steep in places but leads to a large jetty and 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 beautifully appointed with high quality furnishings and white goods throughout. It is 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 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 newly 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 also. The kitchen/diner has a large picture window, quarry tiled floor, small pantry and all the facilities one needs and for 2021 we have installed an AEG steam oven. The view from here is amazing too. Many guests choose to sit and watch the bird and river life with its ever-changing scenery from either the kitchen or outside on the patio. Here, the morning sun is perfect for breakfast, coffee time, brunch and alfresco meals later in the day. The ground floor luxury bathroom, new for 2020, is 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. Upstairs is the Master (king size bed) and adjacent Children's bedroom (two 2'6" wide beds). Both have polished wooden floors with soft rugs and a fabulous view. A couple of paces from the front door is the spacious third bedroom (Garden Room), which comfortably sleeps two adults. This room is unsuitable for young children. As well as an exceptional view, the new zip and link beds offer the option of single beds or a large double. There is also a wall mounted 40" television.
Our rates are fully inclusive of electricity, oil (CH), bedding, bath sheets, bath towels, hand and tea towels, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, household essential starter pack, cleaning service, rowing dinghy (available from Easter to end of October), selection of buoyancy aids, baby bath, cot, highchair and changing mat, dog gate and of course Superfast Fibre Broadband.
Dogs: We will accept a maximum of two obedient medium sized dogs, when there are no more than four persons staying in the cottage at any one time, for a small charge of £6 per night each. Dogs should be kept in the kitchen and hallway only as in here the floors are washable. For reasons of hygiene and consideration of other guests, dogs 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.
** Due to the extra cleaning and sanitising requirements, entry to the property is from 1700 hours. Departure is 0900 a.m.
**Short Breaks are available out of season. Fully inclusive rates. Please enquire.
**Deposits are 25% of the total rent and final payments are due on or before 60 days of the commencement date.
**A refundable good housekeeping deposit of £200 is required with the final payment.
**Our website accepts debit/credit cards, Bacs/internet banking and PayPal.
Within a short walk from Rock Cottage you will find the thriving 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. 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. 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.
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 Halzephron at Gunwalloe and the Shipwrights Arms in Helford. At Porthleven there is the newly opened Michael Caines Harbourside Refuge, Kota Kai, Amelies, the Mussel Shoal, Naughty but Ice, cafes and pubs too. Lizard Point has two great cafes with stunning views, 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 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 very soon!
CORONAVIRUS: For all current bookings, we will either offer an alternative date or give a full refund of all monies paid if our guests are in a Tier 3 (or higher) area on the date of their travel to Rock Cottage. If we are in a Tier 3 (or higher) area at that time, then we would have to cancel your booking and return all your money, regardless of which tier your area in. If however you are in a Tier 2 area where restriction of travel away from home is advisory, not compulsory, then we would expect you to come. If you chose not to for whatever reason, then our normal cancellation policy, as laid out in our Terms & Conditions, would apply.
During these difficult times, it has become necessary to change and implement new ways in which we manage and operate at Rock Cottage. In line with recommended practices for rental homes, we have taken the necessary advice to safeguard you, ourselves and our future guests by introducing enhanced cleaning/sanitising, and all rooms will be sanitised by fogging.
|30 October to 17 December||Short Breaks available||
|18 December to 2 January 2022||Christmas/New Year||
£200 per night
|3 January to 11th February||Winter breaks||
|12th to 25th February||Half Term||
|26th February to 8th April||Spring Breaks||
|9th to 22nd April||Easter Holidays||
|23rd to 29th April||Spring||
|30th April to 20th May||Spring||
|21st to 27th May||Early Summer||
|28th May to 3rd June||Half Term Holiday||
|4th to 17th June||Summer||
|18th June to 1st July||Summer||
|2nd July to 2nd September||Summer Holidays||
|3rd to 16th September||Late Summer||
|17th to 30th September||Late Summer||
|1st to 14th October||Early Autumn||
|15th to 28th October||Half Term||
|29th October to 16th December||Late Autumn/Winter||
|17th December to 2nd January 2023||Christmas/New Year||
£210 per day
|Children Welcome||Pets Welcome|
|Coffee maker||Toaster||Dining seats|
|Heating||Linens provided||Washing machine|
|Tumble dryer||Parking||Living room|
|Dvds||Video library||Music library|
|Adventure||Away from it all||Family|