Whatever the weather or state of the tide, the view from the property is interesting and ever-changing. If you are keen on botany then the garden will amaze you as in spring time it comes alive with Cornish purple spotted orchids, bluebells, primroses, violets and many other wild flowers. Summer time and the cottage borders are filled with geraniums, fuchsias, hydrangeas and bedding plants. Into Autumn the trees and shrubs are a golden palette.
Children find lots to do whether its a game of swing ball in the garden or playing 'hide n seek' in our woodland, crab fishing with a line and bacon or racing their toy sail boats along the shore. For those who love to be on the water, bring your kayak and canoes, launch these from our jetty and explore the tidal creeks. If you have a small boat, let us know and we can provide a mud mooring for you. However, you may choose to just take it easy and relax in the recliners, dabble with water colours or simply watch the birdlife. On the patio is a family sized picnic table shaded from the sun by a big umbrella, so light the barbeque and cook your freshly caught Sea Bass.
The property is warmed by an efficient oil fired boiler with modern new radiators in every room providing you with heating and hot water. There is also an immersion heater for when extra hot water is required. All costs are included in the rent, so there are no extra or hidden charges.
As you step into the hallway, to your left is the Kitchen, in front is the Bathroom and to your right is the Sitting Room. For 2013 a stunning new kitchen with light oak and pale blue units has been installed complete with ceramic halogen hob, double oven, dishwasher, washing machine, large fridge/freezer, microwave and all other necessary utensils. The walk in and shelved out pantry is most useful for storing your food supplies. Sit at the hand made beech dining table where there is a large picture window and you will be mesmorised by the fantastic view which is exclusive to the property. You can also enjoy another aspect of the garden and the creek from the kitchen sink.
The newly decorated bathroom has a full white suite with a deep bath and overhead electric shower, tall radiator, opening windows with a deep window cill and a tiled floor.
The Sitting Room is fully carpeted has a beamed ceiling with original thick cob walls, a large inglenook fireplace and a big copper canopy housing an electric wood burning stove. There are cushioned window seats with a comfortable sofa and armchairs. As well as a flat screen TV with Freeview, there is a separate DVD/VCR player, a large selection of videos, DVDs and CDs for adults and children and a micro Hi Fi system with IPod docking. BT Home Hub with fast and free wireless and connected access to the Internet is available. In the oak sideboard you will find an excellent selection of games, jig saws and puzzles for all age groups. However, if you fancy a challenging walk or just an amble, a good place on the rocks to fish or a day out at one of the many gardens, look on our book shelves for inspiration. This room has a dining table with overhead spotlights and seating for up to six. Our guests find this a useful alternative especially during the winter nights. The ambience of the room is enhanced by mooncandles, soft wall lighting, table lamp as well as a ships lantern.
The open-tread wooden staircase (with handrail), leads to the landing and two bedrooms. This overlooks our hydrangea garden. The upstairs of the cottage has beautiful polished wooden floors throughout with rugs and enjoys amazing views of the garden and Mawgan Creek. The triple aspect Master Bedroom is decorated in soft colours and is furnished with a comfortable antique brass king size bed, thick new mattress, solid oak dressing table with a round mirror and matching chest of drawers, fitted wardrobe, oak bedside tables, glass bedside lamps with Laura Ashley silk shades.
The adjacent bedroom is better suited to children only. It is decorated in a seaside and pirate theme. It has a polished wooden floor with long rug runner, two 2'6' beds and an oak chest of drawers, bedside lamp and shelf with a selection of books, as well as pirate and sailing boats. The immersion heater is off this room.
A few paces from the front door across a slate courtyard is the well-appointed Garden Room. Formerly another cottage, this spacious third bedroom has a cream carpet with a lovely 6ft bed which can be arranged into 2 singles if required. The coordinated Shaker style bedroom furniture is white with a combination double door wardrobe, dressing table with glass table lamp, large mirror, bedside table, overhead reading lights, flat screen TV with Freeview & DVD as well as a radio/cd player. This beautiful room enjoys a stunning creek and garden view and is ideal for a second couple, grandparents or older children.
Many of our guests return regularly with the confidence that they will find Rock Cottage even better, and know there is still more for them to discover about this very special part of the Helford Valley. Our Reviews are testimonials to the commitment that we impart to all our guests.