Rock Cottage is a 16c self catering property standing completely alone by the idyllic Mawgan Creek of the Helford River. Appointed to an exceptionally high standard and situated within an acre of private grounds, this fabulous waterside retreat accommodates four adults with two children in three bedrooms which includes the separate Garden Room.  There is a glorious unspoilt view and no neighbours or owners living next door!  Enjoy rowing in Peggy, fish from the jetty or foreshore, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or wild swim from Rock Cottage. 

Abundant bird and woodland wildlife. 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. Discover the fabulous golden sandy beaches and serpentine rocks of the Lizard Peninsula.


  • Riverside, private foreshore, jetty. Boat available Easter 2024
  • Exceptional and well appointed throughout
  • Easy access to beaches, coves, gardens and many attractions
  • Fully inclusive rates with BT Superfast Fibre Broadband WiFi
  • 10% deposit. Payment accepted by Bacs, Stripe or PayPal
  • Private with no neighbours or owners on site
  • Splendid 5* reviews
  • Short out-of-season breaks
  • Mawgan Stores, The Ship Inn, NY Restaurant, Gear Farm, The Prince of Wales, Gwella Dairy, Black Swan and Shipwright's Arms all nearby
  • A well-behaved dog may be accepted subject to its owner agreeing to our Terms & Conditions

About Rock Cottage...

Rock Cottage is an established and family run holiday rental property, and during our ownership of 69 years, it continues to delight hundreds of guests. It is a traditional Cornish 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 stunning 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.

Fabulous beaches and ideas for outings ...

If you can tear yourself away, within an easy 10 minute drive, you will soon discover the beautiful sandy beaches and fishing coves of the Lizard Peninsula. Walk the South West coastal footpath taking in the wonderful scenery, visit the glorious gardens of Trebah, Glendurgan, Trelissick, Trengwainton, Heligan, Eden Project, art galleries, tin mines, St Michael's Mount, the Minack Theatre, Flambards, Gweek seal sanctuary, Falmouth Maritime museum, boat trips and much more.  There is something for everyone to enjoy.

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!"