Rock Cottage is a 16c picturesque self catering property with three bedrooms, which includes the separate Garden Room and sleeps a maximum of 4 adults with 2 children. Come and experience the idyllic Mawgan Creek of the Helford River in South West Cornwall. A perfect retreat, ideal for a couple or a family. Discover the fabulous golden sands and serpentine rocks of the Lizard Peninsula.

Escape the crowds and holiday at Rock Cottage; appointed to an exceptionally high standard and situated within an acre of grounds which behold a stunning and unspoilt view.  Enjoy complete privacy as there are no neighbours or owners living next door!  Enjoy boating in Peggy, fishing from the jetty and foreshore or discover the natural flora and fauna in the large garden and woodland. Kayak, canoe, paddleboard, row or wild swim from Rock Cottage - for the holiday of your dreams!

Abundant bird and woodland wildlife. Go crabbing from the jetty. Surf the many fabulous nearby Lizard beaches. See dolphins, seals, blue fin tuna, humpback whales. Walk the SW coast path. Horse ride, cycle, play golf, go down a tin mine, take a ferry across to Helford Passage and visit the tropical gardens of Trebah and Glendurgan. With so many places to visit and some great eateries in the area, a week will not be long enough! 


  • Only 10% deposit and rent reduction when 2 persons only
  • Riverside with private Foreshore, Jetty and Boat provided
  • Exceptional and well appointed throughout
  • Easy access to beaches, coves, gardens and many attractions
  • Fully inclusive rates with BT Superfast Fibre Broadband WiFi
  • Instant Booking. Payment accepted by: Bacs/Stripe/PayPal.
  • Splendid 5* reviews from very happy guests!
  • Managed and fully prepared by Linda & Robin
  • Supervised children are welcome
  • Short Breaks: February to March & November to December 2023 Minimum stay 4 nights
  • One or possibly two well behaved dogs accepted
  • Mawgan Stores, The Ship Inn, Trelowarren NY Restaurant, Gear Farm, The Prince of Wales, Gwella Dairy, Black Swan and Shipwright's Arms all nearby
  • Loyalty Scheme for regular guests. See Booking Details.

About Rock Cottage...

Rock Cottage is an established and family run holiday rental property which for 68 years has delighted hundreds of guests. The Cottage is over 400 years old and stands alone in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Unique, picturesque, a little piece of paradise with a magnificent exclusive view, this traditional Cornish property sits in an acre of private grounds. Built on a projecting rock foundation, it enjoys an elevated position with water frontage on two sides.

This is a very special place where you can escape everyday life, unwind and relax. Birdsong and the gentle lapping of the tidal Mawgan Creek occasionally break the silence. Away from the crowds and offering you privacy at all times, you can enjoy its large terraced grounds and well tended waterside garden, woodland and a private foreshore where our sturdy rowing dinghy is moored from Easter to late October.


If you can tear yourself away, within an easy 10 minute drive, you will soon discover the Lizard Peninsula and some of the finest sandy beaches in the area, National Trust gardens, the South West coastal footpath, good places to eat and drink and lots more.

During our ownership, hundreds of guests have taken a holiday at Rock Cottage and many return frequently knowing there is always something new to discover.

Dogs at Rock Cottage

We welcome your well behaved pet by arrangement only and subject to our Terms and Conditions being agreed to by the owner.  These should be read before you make a booking.  Please let us know if you wish to bring your dog with you to our property.

South West Cornwall is ideal for dog walking. We can advise you on which beaches and places to eat and drink where dogs are accepted.

What it's like to holiday on South West Cornwall's Helford River...

The below extracts from guest comments gives you an idea of what there is to see and do whilst staying at Rock Cottage!

"We loved Rock Cottage and the beautiful Mawgan Creek, the constant seaside chorus & rhythm of the tide offering wonderful distractions; crabbing, exploring the river with Peggy, paddle boarding under bridges and feeding the fat wood pigeon amongst many other little friends; remote yet so quickly connected to the best of Cornwall’s beaches...this is Cornwall at her beautiful best. ... This really is one of the most magical places we have ever stayed. We loved the peace and quiet, and the wonderful view of the creek. We found beautiful beaches, boating, coastal paths and body boarding all in a short distance along with some tasty eateries!"