Rock Cottage is a wonderful home away from home where a couple or small family can make some lasting memories.  This 16c self catering property stands 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 boasts no neighbours or owners living next door so you have privacy throughout your stay!  Enjoy rowing in Peggy, go crabbing and fish from the jetty or foreshore, kayak, canoe, paddleboard or wild swim.  Abundant bird and woodland wildlife. Surf the nearby Lizard beaches with their golden sands and serpentine cliffs or walk the SW coast path. 


  • Riverside with private foreshore, jetty, garden, woodland and boat. Awesome view!
  • 3 Bedrooms including the separate Garden room
  • Luxury and convenient ground floor bathroom with under-floor heating
  • Well-equipped kitchen/diner with modern appliances
  • BT Superfast Fibre Broadband - WiFi in all rooms
  • Private parking for two cars
  • An obedient dog is welcome subject to our T&Cs being agreed
  • Fully inclusive rate with no hidden charges
  • Out-of-season short breaks
  • Shop, pubs, restaurants, farm shop and ice cream parlour all nearby

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.

Places to visit ....

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 responsible dog owners and their well behaved pet by arrangement only and do suggest you read and agree to our Terms and Conditions before making your booking.  Please let us know if you wish to bring your dog with you to our property.

South West Cornwall is an ideal location for dog walking. We can advise you on the beaches and also places to eat and drink where dogs are accepted.  We make a small charge for a dog in order to cover the extra cleaning costs we incur.

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!"