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Should Government travel restrictions be re-introduced at the time of your holiday, we will refund your payment in full or you can choose another date.
Covid-19: During these unprecedented 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 and introduced an enhanced cleaning/sanitising regime. All rooms and their soft furnishings will be sanitised by fogging after each stay.
Rock Cottage stands completely alone overlooking the unspoilt Mawgan Creek of the Helford River. It has been in our family since October 1954 and there is nowhere quite like it. The grounds are very private and extend to 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 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 throughout, equipped and maintained to very high standards. Rock Cottage accommodates a combination of four adults with two children maximum.
Whatever the weather, the house 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 carpeted lounge with its original cob walls, window seats and a large copper canopy inglenook. Enjoy a relaxing evening sitting on the large comfy sofa with its matching armchairs listening to music or watching your favourite TV programme. There is a grand selection of board games, puzzles and books also. The kitchen/diner has a picture window, quarry tiled floor, small pantry and all the facilities one needs. 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 and Children's bedrooms, both have polished wooden floors with long soft rugs and fabulous views. A couple of paces from the front door is the spacious third bedroom (Garden Room), which comfortably sleeps two adults. As well as an exceptional view, the new zip and link beds give an 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 newly 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. 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. 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 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, the Mussel Shoal, 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 very soon!
|3 October - 16 October||
|17 October - 30 October||Autumn Half Term||
|31 October - 22 December||4 night short breaks at £500||
|4 January 2021 to 12 February||
|12 February to 26 February||Half Term||
|27 February to 26 March||Spring Breaks||
|27 March to 16 April||Easter Holidays||
|17 April to 30 April||Spring weeks||
|1 May to 14 May||Late Spring||
|15 May to 21 May||Early Summer||
|19 to 25 June||Summer||
|3 July to 16 July||Summer||
|17 July to 3 September||School Holidays||
|4 to 17 September||
|18 to 1 October||
|2 to 15 October||
|16 to 29 October||Autumn Half Term||
|30 October to 17 December||Short Breaks available||
|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|