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  • Down by the foreshore

Rock Cottage - 16c waterside property with private foreshore, jetty, boat, woodland, garden and fabulous view. No neighbours within sight or sound! Experience the idyllic Mawgan Creek of the Helford River in South West Cornwall.

Thank you for visiting our instant book website. In line with the Government announcement, Rock Cottage is unavailable until 12th April 2021. AVAILABILITY: 5 night Spring Break Monday 19th April, with boat included for only £750. Other dates available are w/c 25th September and then from 30th October. For 2022, we are pleased to offer a reduced holding deposit of 10% to secure your holiday at Rock Cottage. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements. CANCELLATIONS: Get in touch if you wish to be added to the list.

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.


Rock Cottage is an established and family run holiday rental property which for over 65 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 is your company here and the gentle lapping of the tidal Mawgan Creek occasionally breaks the silence. Away from the crowds 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. This beautiful holiday cottage comfortably accommodates four adults with two children or just a couple.

So, if you are looking for a special place, somewhere with no neighbours, owners or other properties in sight, just unspoilt views with peace and tranquillity, Rock Cottage has this and much more. The serene and ever-changing landscape will instantly captivate you!

If you can tear yourself away from here, 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 footpaths, good places to eat and drink and lots more.

During our ownership of 66 years, hundreds of guests have taken a holiday at Rock Cottage and many return frequently knowing there is always something new to discover.

With over 100 Excellent 5* reviews from very satisfied guests on Vrbo, what more can we say! Except, do come and experience it for yourself.

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