The Accommodation

Holiday Cottage for a couple or a family. Dog accepted. Helford River, South West Cornwall


Sleeps 4 Adults + 2 Children

Dog accepted

Rock Cottage is beautifully appointed with high quality furnishings and appliances throughout.  It is fully equipped and maintained to our very high standards and has BT Superfast Fibre Broadband too.  With three bedrooms, which includes the separate Garden Room, the property sleeps a maximum of four adults with two children.

Whatever the season, the house is welcoming, warmed by radiators in every room and set up with all you need for a comfortable and relaxing stay. You will find Rock Cottage appealing, with attention to detail in all rooms, your beds made, and personally prepared for you.

For an infant we can supply FOC a plastic bath, travel cot (0-2 years old), highchair and a changing mat as well as a baby-sized buoyancy aid. Cot bedding is not provided.

Due to sitting on a promontory, Rock Cottage and its unfenced grounds, are unsuitable for the infirm, unsupervised children and untrained dogs.


  • Electricity and central heating oil included
  • Kingsize bed, 2 single beds in children's bedroom. Two zip and link 3' beds in Garden Room or 6ft bed when a couple sleep here
  • Luxury bedding, bath sheets, towels, tea towels, toiletries, two hair dryers
  • Boat, lifejackets, crabbing lines, tide table and two pairs of binoculars
  • Lounge with Smart TV. 40" wall mounted Freeview TV in Garden Room
  • Recliners, picnic bench with parasol and outdoor table
  • DVD player, Sony Stereo Music System with IPod dock
  • 2 Roberts radios
  • 2 USB charging points in Lounge and Master Bedroom
  • Ex-Directory Pay 'phone (mobile reception can be patchy)
Cornish wild orchids at Rock Cottage

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The oak entrance door leads into the Hall to the left of which is the newly fitted Kitchen/Diner which enjoys a fabulous view from a large picture window. Sit and watch the myriad of bird life on the river and in the garden as you eat breakfast from the solid hand-made beech dining table.

This room catches the morning sunlight and many guests spend hours mesmerised at the ever-changing tidal scenery and noting all the varieties of birds.

The appliances as well as all the contents, have been carefully thought out to make your mealtimes an easy experience and you will also find them all clean and unbroken!

The small walk-in pantry is perfect for storing your groceries and you will find the kitchen fully equipped with new appliances: AEG Steam Oven, 60/40 Fridge/Freezer, Smeg ceramic halogen hob, Panasonic microwave, AEG washer/dryer and a half size Bosch dishwasher.

Conveniently situated off the entrance hall is the new luxury fitted Bathroom which incorporates the electric and thermostatically controlled under floor heating. Warm feet all year round!

This fresh, clean and bright room, consists of a full white suite with a J shaped bath, overhead electric shower, storage cupboards, hand basin, toilet and large hands-free LED lit wall mirror with a built in magnified area. An electric shaver point and a socket for a toothbrush are provided.

There is a roller blind with opening windows which overlook the garden and a deep tiled window sill. Close to hand is a large dual purpose ladder style radiator to warm your towels.  We provide good quality white bath sheets and hand towels with a change of these when you stay for more than one week.  A floor mat as well as an anti-slip bath mat together with luxury toiletries are also supplied.  This room also serves guests using the Garden Room.

The hallway leads to the warm, comfortable and fully carpeted beamed Lounge.  We have been careful to retain its centuries old character, but mindful of our guests' needs in today's modern world.

It has the original thick cob walls with cushioned window seats made especially to match the suite. A large stone inglenook houses a lovely old copper canopy over an electric wood burning effect stove, provided when more heat is required.

Sit and relax in the luxury designed sofa or one of its two matching armchairs as you watch a movie, listen to music or perhaps play a board game. There is also a dining table with four chairs, an oak sideboard with games, puzzles, jigsaws, binoculars and tourist information.

Oil paintings, pot lids and original quirky alcoves, decorate the walls. Smart TV, dvd player, music system with ipod dock, current magazines, local books, novels, maps, DVDs and CDs are there for your entertainment.

The two upstairs bedrooms are reached by an open tread wooden staircase which has a short wall mounted hand rail. Along the landing you will find the Children's and Master bedroom, both are well furnished with comfortable beds and mattresses ensuring a great night's sleep. The wooden floors are complemented by soft rugs and pitch pine doors. These two rooms look out over the garden with a view down the Mawgan Creek and surrounding woodland.

The triple aspect Master Bedroom has a king size (5ft) bed, oak dressing table and mirror with a matching chest of drawers as well as a small built in wardrobe. We provide Dorma/Sanderson bedding and pillows with Egyptian cotton sheets. There are solid oak bedside tables with Laura Ashley bedside lights.  The adjacent Children's Room has a boating theme and is complemented by two new wooden 2'6" wide, standard length beds with thick mattresses. An airing cupboard with immersion heater is off this room.

NOTE:  When a booking is for just two persons, we will only prepare the king size bed in the Master Bedroom unless at the time of booking, a different arrangement is requested. If the booking is for more than two persons, the appropriate beds will be made up.  To save on costs, we will not normally prepare beds in excess of the number of persons booked. Any request to do so will incur an additional charge of £15 per single bed and £30 for a large double in the Garden Room.

The Garden Room was originally part of an adjacent cottage but was adapted many years ago into a third bedroom for adults and older children only. This spacious, newly carpeted room, is about three metres from the main building and comfortably furnished with a white Shaker style combination wardrobe and drawers, dressing table, chair, large mirror, bedside cabinet complete with overhead reading lights and a 40" wall mounted television.

The large picture windows offer a fabulous view of the garden and the river beyond.

NOTE:  The two single 3ft wide zip and link beds can be arranged as a large double, but only when a couple are sleeping in here and this has been requested at the time of booking.  The key is not provided unless someone is sleeping in the Garden room. Bathroom facilities are in the main building.


BOAT: For many years we have included a rowing dinghy for guests who wish to explore the Mawgan Creek.  'Peggy' is sturdy, 3.5M in length and suitable for up to four persons.  Availability weather and tides permitting is from Easter until mid October.

Access to the boat may be unsuitable for some. However, we have made it easier by building some steps in the garden before a steep grassed slope which leads by a few stone steps and to the large wooden landing/jetty.  Here children can crab fish, your kayaks, canoes and paddle boards can be stored, or you may fish. To reach Peggy you will need to descend further to the foreshore; a handrail is provided. She is moored to a post fixed to a running line and accessible for use at high tide. The foreshore is muddy and not advisable for walking on without suitable footwear.  Use of the jetty and boat are at your own risk. A tide table is provided so you may plan your boating. The Creek has 3+ hours of water either side of high tide, and except for a small inaccessible channel, drains completely.

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