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Waterside 16c Cottage. Idyllic, River Views, Boat, Garden. Private, No Neighbours!

Linda Dandy

Member since: 2002
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Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights

Linda Dandy

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Waterside 16c Cottage. Idyllic, River Views, Boat, Garden. Private, No Neighbours!

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 8 nights


Photos and Description of this 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Helford - Rock Cottage Helford River

Discover the secret coves/beaches, walk, row, kayak, fish, BBQ, relax! Sleeps 6.

Our unique riverside holiday home, Rock Cottage, is more than 400 years old and is in a stunning and peaceful location. Here, away from the crowds and with a wonderful ever-changing landscape from the house and garden, couples or a family of up to six can enjoy tranquillity with freedom and space around them. Your only neighbours are the birds on the creek, in the garden and the wildlife you will see in the meadows and woodland - there is no one else here or any other properties in view.

Discover the secrets of the oak wooded and calm tidal waters of Mawgan Creek in the rowing dinghy provided. You can have this all to yourself for a short break, week or longer. Our Guest Books are full of many happy times dating back to the early 1960s when the Dandy family started to welcome their guests.

Available for most of the year, Rock Cottage will keep you warm and snug with the efficient central heating and new radiators throughout. The property has been refurbished during 2014 and offers a light and modern kitchen with all you need, a relaxing comfortable lounge, convenient ground floor family bathroom as well as three lovely bedrooms including the separate Garden Room. There are unique views of woodland, meadows, the large garden and the Helford River from each room. You will find this exceptional property beautifully presented throughout with easy to operate facilities and everything waiting for you.

Standing completely alone within one acre of secluded and delightful gardens, the grounds are bordered by our woodland and the river on two sides. It is set on a promontory at the head of the Mawgan Creek in a location which has remained unchanged for centuries.

Stay during early springtime when the grass banks come alive with thousands of Cornish primroses and daffodils grace the borders and pots. Wander through the English bluebell woodland. During the summer months, see the garden filled with geraniums, fuchsias and bedding plants and as autumn approaches, the many varieties of hydrangea change to a deeper colour whilst the beech and oak trees reveal another splendour.

Children of all ages find lots to do here and enjoy a game of swing ball in the garden, 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 kayaks 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 at no extra charge. Some guests enjoy fishing for Grey Mullet and Sea Bass either from the boat or anchoring at a nearby point. However, you may choose to just take it easy and rest in the recliners, dabble with water colours and do some bird watching.

The glorious view, exclusive to guests, is without doubt something very special. Sit in the patio area enjoy breakfast or brunch on a warm sunny morning; barbeque the fish caught from the creek or picnic in the garden for a lazy afternoon lunch and then as night falls, listen to the owls whilst looking at the dark starry skies.

The rental is fully inclusive of: electricity, central heating oil, bed linen, bath sheets, hand towels, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, all household essentials, WiFi, rowing dinghy (of course, life jackets in various sizes are included), mooring for a small boat, cot and high chair and BBQ. As part of the service, a full house clean with change of linen and towels is provided for stays longer than seven nights. Reduction for when a couple only are staying at Rock Cottage during June, July and August weeks.

Two well trained dogs are welcome at Rock Cottage. For reasons of hygiene and consideration of other guests, we prefer that dogs are kept out of bedrooms and the carpeted area.


Booking your holiday at Rock Cottage is a quick and easy process. If you choose to pay direct to the owners, we are pleased to accept a deposit of one third of the total rent. Payment methods are internet banking, BACS, PayPal, cheque (drawn on a UK bank account) or cash for last minute bookings. Final payment is due six weeks before the start of the holiday. If you need any further information, email or telephone (answer machine available) as I will be pleased to help.

If you prefer to pay with a credit/debit card, please use the secure HomeAway system.

Memorable, relaxing, everything in its place, very clean and well-appointed with attention to detail, just perfect ..... simply a wonderful holiday; what our guests can expect when they stay at Rock Cottage.

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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Linda Dandy (Owner)
Member since: 2002
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About Linda Dandy

Hello, my name is Linda Dandy and I am privileged to assist with the managing of Rock Cottage which has been in the Dandy Family for over 60 years. On a holiday to the area in 1954, Rock Cottage was ‘discovered’ by my husband’s parents, Eleanor (Peggy) and Leslie Dandy. They immediately recognised the special nature of this 16th century cottage and its unique location, which stands alone within an acre of land bordering the Helford River on two sides. Later that year the property was purchased at auction for their retirement.

Linda Dandy purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Linda Dandy chose Helford

At the time of purchase, the cottage was condemned as unfit for human habitation and was also Grade II listed because it was then the ‘only recorded example of a traditional Cornish cottage built on a projecting rock foundation’. There was no mains water or electricity, so rainwater was collected for washing and oil lamps and candles provided the only illumination. Drinking water was collected from a nearby spring. A comprehensive renovation programme took place and this was completed by January 1956. The main building was demolished to ground floor ceiling level except for the chimney end which was preserved. The traditional cob (mud, straw and stone) walls retained where it was possible. A Bathroom was created from the old Scullery, the Sitting Room extended and a new Kitchen constructed.

The Garden Room was formerly a separate cottage and had been altered in the early 1900s to become a Meeting Room for game shooting for the Trelowarren Estate. Both families living in the cottages’ had shared the semi-detached privy with their own pathway to it. This building has been preserved and still exists at the bottom of the garden. It must have been quite tricky to keep a candle lit in order to see where you were going! An 1876 map also shows a boathouse and the original two stone walls of this still remain.

The objective of the renovations was to modernise the cottage but still retain its character and originality as much as possible. We believe this has been achieved and many guests think so too. It is a superb waterside retreat and there is nowhere quite like it!

What makes this cottage unique

Rock Cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with very convenient and easy access to many of the local amenities. However, it retains a tranquil and idyllic outlook. The Dandy Family are pleased to share the wonders of the Mawgan Creek and the peaceful atmosphere of Rock Cottage with you where a sincere and friendly welcome beckons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is worth travelling across the Atlantic to enjoy this magical place, where the family, including grandchildren, and friends wear 24 hour smiles. Thank you Robin & Linda for making your cottage available to us all once more. Affectionately Joyce & John. Mexico City

Had a brilliant relaxing time at Rock Cottage. The setting is wonderful and the cottage has all you could want ... and more. Will recommend here to all our friends. Thank you for all the welcoming touches. Susan & Dave, Ayrshire.

I've had a great week here and I have enjoyed rowing in Peggy and crab fishing off the jetty. (I caught 10 but they all escaped). I have also enjoyed just relaxing and my bed was so comfortable. Thank you so much. Jessica, St Albans (aged 15)
Nov 2007
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Waterside 16c Cottage. Idyllic, River Views, Boat, Garden. Private, No Neighbours!
average rating of 4.9076924 based on 66 reviews

Rock On ! ( Cottage )

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Rock Cottage but something tells me it won’t be our last.

The cottage itself is picturesque set in a stunning location, immaculately furnished and very comfortable, the pictures truly do not do it justice. The fresh flowers Linda arranged throughout were lovely as were the treats laid out in the kitchen – what a welcome!

The garden is well established and wraps around the whole cottage which means if the sun is shining you will always find a sunny spot at any time of day. All sorts of wildlife visit including Dave the friendly robin and Mr and Mrs Pheasant looking for breakfast, lunch or an evening meal! The most spectacular thing about this cottage is the view of the creek and walking down to the jetty to find Peggy waiting for you to row off and have some fun (tides permitting of course). Hubby also launched his windsurfer from the jetty and although a bit tamer than the sea he could leave the windsurfer safe and sound every day without having to rig each time. We ate out on the patio each evening, even if it rained, having taken a table top heater and gazebo – we really couldn’t waste those views.

The Ship Inn is only a ten minute walk away, the new owners have only been there 12 weeks but have already established the restaurant with fabulous food – best to book in advance. Be warned the pub is closed Sunday evening and all day Monday.

Local attractions that we enjoyed, The Lizard, Coverack, Helford Village, Gunwalloe beach and Cadgwith Cove, a beautiful fishing village where we bought fish for our supper.

We have had a fantastic holiday and thanks to Linda and Robin for being so friendly and making our stay memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Alison and Ian for an excellent review of the cottage and your holiday in the area. We are delighted that you all had a fantastic time. Yes, all our guests comment on the exceptional view from Rock Cottage which has remained unchanged for many years, and hopefully will continue to do so. Your positive review will help others to choose a holiday here. We look forward to welcoming you again.

picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay at the Rock Cottage. It is so peaceful and perfect to take a rest. The view is spectacular and every day a little bit different because of the tide and weather.

Everything was well prepared and as it was described and Linda gave us a very warm welcome.

You'll find everything you need and it is very clean and comfortable.

We went fishing with the rowing boat and had a barbecue as often as possible.

If the weather is fine, you can have breakfast with a lot of different kind of birds on the outside.

We explored Cornwall from there. It went very well.

Our favourite places (beside the house..) were the Minack theatre, where we saw a concert of Midge Ure, Kynance Cove, the Seal Sanctuary, Sennen Cove (most beautiful beach I saw for ages), the Loe, Tintagel and the Chysauster ancient village. We also were in St. Ives, which we didn't like much - too many tourists.

St. Just has a very good pub - delicous food! (King's arms) Also the local pub at Mawgan, the Ship Inn, is very good and the owners and even the cook were very friendly and good to have a chat with :)

We also saw Lizard Point and Land's end, visited Helford and other small villages around, Falmouth and Penzance, St. Austell and the Eden Project, which was also very interesting and many places more. There is a lot to do. But we also took time to enjoy the house.

I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to everyone.

Wir haben unseren Aufenthalt im Rock Cottage sehr genossen - es ist so friedlich dort und perfekt zum Erholen. Die Aussicht vom Haus und dem Garten aus ist spektakulär und immer wieder anders, auf Grund des Wetters und der Gezeiten. Alles war gut vorbereitet und genau so wie beschrieben. Linda hat uns herzlich empfangen und alles gezeigt. Das Haus ist sauber und komfortabel und gut ausgestattet. Wir haben zumindest nichts vermisst. Zum Einkaufen fährt man am Besten in den Tesco oder den Sainsbury's nach Helston. Für Kleinigkeiten kann man auch den lokalen Tante Emma Laden nehmen. Auf jeden Fall sollte man frisch kochen und die lokalen Produkte verwenden - wir waren vom Lamm, den Fischen und Meeresfrüchten und dem Gemüse begeistert.

Wir sind oft mit dem Ruderboot zum Angeln auf den Helford River gefahren und haben gegrillt, sooft es das Wetter zuließ. Von Mawgan aus haben wir Cornwall erkundet, was wunderbar geht, da man schnell überall ist. Was wir uns angeschaut haben, steht oben. Nur zu empfehlen und wir kommen definitiv wieder!

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, thank you so very much for taking the time to write a review in both English and German which is most helpful, and of course for making the long journey from Germany to come and stay here. It was a pleasure to meet you both, welcome you to Rock Cottage and so good to learn what a brilliant holiday you had. Should you decide that Cornwall and in particular, Rock Cottage beckons, we would love to see you again!

A Very Special Place.

  • 5 of 5

We received a warm welcome from Linda at her home and we were then escorted to Rock Cottage and from the first glimpse it was "wow".

Stunning views,lovely grounds and a lot of them, ranging from flower garden to grass areas to woodland.

A lovely gesture was the welcome message on the blackboard and the tray of freshly made scones,jam,clotted cream and a home baked loaf and even some treats for Ollie the Cav, there was tea and coffee and milk in the fridge so after a long drive a relaxing cream tea on the patio soaking up the view is the perfect start.

The Cottage is simply beautiful,the kitchen is so well equipped we wanted for nothing,we engaged in a little game of "I bet theres not a ,whatever" but had to admit defeat.

The lounge is stunning and very comfortable and the inglenook fireplace is lovely as is the very comfortable master bedroom and the twin bedroom is the perfect childrens room with a great selection of books and decorated to make any child feel at home.

The Garden Room with its huge windows looking out over the Helford River is again simply lovely.

The private jetty is a perfect place for a spot of fishing and there sits "Peggy" the boat in which we spent many happy hours exploring the shoreline.

A 10-15 minute walk takes you to the Ship Inn in Mawgan,we dined there twice,the menu is not very big but the food is superb,very reasonably priced and not remotely the pub grub one might be expecting,remember to take a torch!

The myriad of coves and beaches that West Corwall is blessed with are very accessible,most within a 30 minute drive and some within 15 minutes.

Rock Cottage is a very special place,immaculately clean, a lovely calming atmosphere,lovingly maintained,peaceful and the perfect place to unwind and relax.

We can honestly say we had the nicest holiday we have ever had in the UK and we will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: When this wonderful review came through, it brightened my day. Irene, thank you so very much for taking the time to write about your first visit to Rock Cottage. It was an absolute joy to meet you and Kevin and Ollie too. I am so pleased your holiday was a great success and shall endeavour to make certain your next stay with us is as pleasurable or if possible, even better! The three of you will always be welcome here.
Kirchheim / Germany

A lovely Cottage in an beautiful area

  • 5 of 5

A lovely Cottage in an beautiful area - you dont want to Leave it !

A warm welcome with scones and jam and there is all im the Cottage you Need. The view from the Kitchen over the Greek is fantastic and allways a Bit other cause the Sunshine and the Tide.

We had a Lot of Hiking Tours in the area (Lizard Point, Lands End (via Coastpath), Helford, Coverack ...) and our Daily stop RossKelly Farm with the best icecream we ever Eaten.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Peter for your review. Robin and I were delighted to learn the four of you had a fabulous two week holiday at Rock Cottage. It made the very long drive from Germany worthwhile! If you should decide to return, you will all be very welcome.

Idyllic Cornish heaven.

  • 5 of 5

You will hear in reviews that Rock Cottage and the view will take your breath away, its true but it will also steal your heart. Its a perfect little corner of Cornwall. So much so that for the views you will find yourself not wanting to leave to explore

The cottage is spacious, well equipped for a family, but cosy for a couple. Linda has thought of everything for the kitchen, vintage tea set for a cuppa, she even provides the cream tea on arrival and fresh baked bread. If you fancy cooking a really good meal as I did, there is everything on hand, if you are in a rush, there is a microwave to help you get back out to the garden. All mod cons, dishwasher, washing machine.

The main bedroom is so pretty, the bed just cushions you and we slept soundly each night.

Lovely bathroom, again equipped with toiletries.

The children's bedroom is adorable, my children would have loved it, a selection of books and seaside themed. The garden room, overlooking the water again is beautifully decorated and very romantic.

A cosy lounge, warm if you need it, dining table, music, books and games galore.

Its the little touches inside that make the stay special, vases of fresh flowers in every room, a touch of the outdoors inside.

The guide book Linda has written helps you settle in and also helped us to keep it as perfect as it is.

Which leads me to the outdoors!! The view is just stunning, you will not tire of it and we instantly at peace, drinking in the views, watching the swans, egret and shelducks on the river, the garden birds are plentiful, cheeky Jackdaws, magpies, robins, plus squirrels, rabbit and a curious fox. If you love nature, this is the place to be. Pots of flowers are dotted around, the attention to detail just goes on.

Again the garden is equipped for you to have fun or laze, chairs, bbq, nets for crabbing, etc. Crabbing is the greatest entertainment and we lost hours and a roasting leg of lamb hauling in the crabs (tip: they like garlic prawn tails and bacon). Peggy the boat is there for river exploration and beautifully maintained.

A walk up a leafy lane takes you to the shop for hot croissants and a paper.

We have visited Cornwall nearly every year and never have stayed somewhere so idyllic, that place you search for to have a picnic and stay a while, is right in front of you. We found we abandoned many a day out just to return to watch the sunset and just be!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 2, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It's simply great to receive such a glowing review and we thank Jo ever so much for writing about her holiday. Once again, we were really pleased to welcome another lovely couple who enjoyed everything that the area and Rock Cottage has to offer. See you again.

Wonderful cottage in a fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

Rock cottage was everything I had expected and more! Linda has everything organised so well and there were some lovely treats on our arrival. Linda met us and showed us around. The cottage is very clean and has everything you could possibly need. The beds were so comfortable I felt like staying there but there was just too much to do. The view from the very large and well tended garden is amazing and I could just sit there all day looking at the water, birds and wildlife if it were not for the amount of places to visit locally. We did several walks along the coastal path, visited Lizard point and also walked locally. Linda arranged us a table at The Ship Inn for our first night which was much appreciated. I cannot really put in words how brilliant Rock cottage is. I could have stayed there forever and this is one of the best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in but sadly we only had a week.

Linda goes out of her way to make sure that everything is ok for you and that you enjoy your holiday. You can see the amount of work and care they have put in to make the cottage a lovely, comfortable holiday home. I most definitely will be back, I just I wish it was my home! Thanks so much Linda.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was a pleasure to welcome Judy & Keith to Rock Cottage who were excellent as well as very appreciative guests. I believe it was not their first trip to this part of Cornwall, and they will always be very welcome at Rock Cottage. Many thanks too Judy for your wonderful review; you make it all worthwhile!


Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.4 Miles
The Ship Inn at Mawgan
Nearest Ferry
69 Miles
Nearest Golf
5.2 Miles
Mullion or Helston (short course)
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Redruth (20 mins) Truro (30 mins) by car
Nearest Motorway
109 Miles
Junction 31 on M5 at Exeter
Nearest Restaurant
0.4 Miles
The Ship Inn at Mawgan
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Gunwalloe. Fishing Cove (dog friendly)
Car: recommended

Rock Cottage stands completely alone within an acre of private grounds which border the Helford River on two sides and features an unrivalled and elevated panoramic view of the Mawgan Creek. There is nowhere quite like it!


Within a short 10 minute walk from Rock Cottage you will find the thriving Mawgan Stores, your nearest local shop, which is well stocked with just about all you may need during your holiday. It has a Post Office as well as a 'free to use' cash machine. On your way you will pass the 12c Church of St Mawgan in Meneage and The Ship Inn. Many of our guests dine at this very popular, well established pub with restaurant or simply stop by for a local ale and then amble back along the lane. In the opposite direction from Rock Cottage, if you cross the ancient stone bridge at Gear and proceed up the hill towards St Martin, you will reach the Gear Farm Pasty shop. The Cornish pasties are made on the premises and are perfect for a lunch time treat as well as the pizzas which they cook in wood-fired oven. The shop also sells a range of fish caught by a local fisherman.

Children can enjoy the excellent facilities at the Mawgan recreation ground with its newly created play area and picnic seating. Recently installed, and for the adults, there is a state of the art outdoor gym facility.


As well as the Ship Inn, locally there is the New Yard Restaurant and Zucchini's in Mawgan, The Black Swan at Gweek, The Prince of Wales at Newtown St Martin as well as The Halzephron at Gunwalloe and the Shipwrights Arms in Helford.


Within a car ride of about 10 minutes is the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Flambards Theme Park and the Helston Folk Museum. Helston Town is worth a visit and has a few specialist shops as well as supermarkets.

During the main holiday season take the foot ferry from Helford across to Helford Passage and then visit the fabulous gardens at Trebah or enjoy a spot of lunch first at the Ferryboat Inn. Do a coast path walk around Lizard Point where you may see Seals, Basking Sharks, Dolphins and the Cornish Choughs. Safe and sandy beaches to visit at Poldhu, Kynance Cove, Gunwalloe and Polurrian; fishing coves at Mullion and Cadgwith. Historic NT properties and gardens at Glendurgan, St Michael's Mount, Penrose Estate and Trengwainton. Other gardens to visit are the Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project.

Falmouth is a great choice for a day out with the Maritime Museum, Pendennis Castle and of course boat trips to St Mawes. St Ives and Newlyn is a must for art lovers. If you have been following the recent Poldark series, you may like to see some of the mines where filming took place at Botallack to Levant. Whilst heading out this way, go to Lands End and stop off at Porthgwarra beach - it's beautiful!

During your stay we can arrange horse riding, sailing, kayaking as well as the thrill of a deep sea fishing trip. Rock Cottage has easy access to an area which has a great number of things to do with a good choice of pubs and restaurants to suit all occasions.


Prices & Availability

From £98 Nightly

Prices for this holiday cottage in Helford, Lizard Peninsula

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Early Autumn
26 Sep 2015 - 2 Oct 2015
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Autumn 8 nights available
3 Oct 2015 - 11 Oct 2015
8 night minimum stay
for 8 nights
Short Breaks of 3 nights avail
7 Nov 2015 - 18 Dec 2015
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Festive Season: flexible
19 Dec 2015 - 1 Jan 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter Short Breaks available
2 Jan 2016 - 5 Feb 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
6 Feb 2016 - 19 Feb 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
20 Feb 2016 - 18 Mar 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Easter Holidays
19 Mar 2016 - 15 Apr 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Spring Breaks
16 Apr 2016 - 6 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Spring
7 May 2016 - 27 May 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late May Bank Holiday
28 May 2016 - 3 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
4 Jun 2016 - 17 Jun 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Summer
18 Jun 2016 - 1 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer Holidays
2 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
School Holidays
16 Jul 2016 - 2 Sep 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150.00
Pet Fee £35.00
Notes Changeover day during the main holiday season is Saturday.
Short Breaks available from January to March and November to December (excluding school holidays). Start date to suit your requirements.
Deposits 50% when you pay through HomeAway but one third when paid direct to the Owners. Final payment due six weeks before start of holiday. Reduction made if 2 persons only during June, July & August weeks.
Two dogs (mention with enquiry), may be accepted subject to our T&Cs - these are downloadable on this site. Charge of £35 per pet per week.

Cancellation Policy

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Helford in Lizard Peninsula

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
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  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
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  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
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  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
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  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
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  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the cottage and overlooks the rear of the large garden. It has opening windows, a full white suite with an electric shower over a deep bath. There is a large illuminated wall mirror and an extendable make-up/shaving mirror as well as a socket for an electric toothbrush or shaver. You will find luxury toiletries are supplied and a non slip rubber bath mat, useful handrail, toilet rolls, bath mat, towels as well as large white towelling bathrobes. The dual purpose tall radiator heats the bathroom and is ideal for drying your bath towels. A wall heater is provided to give you that extra bit of warmth during the cooler months. The large window cill is ideal for storing your toiletries although there is also a corner bathroom cabinet.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Children's Bedroom - 2 Child Bed , River & Garden View
    Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , River & Garden View
    Garden Room (3rd bedroom) - 2 Single Bed , If requested, a large bed instead of 2 x 3' singles provided
  • Leading from the landing in the cottage is the Master and Children's Bedroom, both of which have marvellous views of the Mawgan Creek. They have solid oak furnishings with polished wooden flooring throughout and big bedside rugs. The triple aspect Master Bedroom has a king size bed and most comfortable mattress ensuring a good night's rest. The adjacent bedroom is designed for children and has brightly coloured pictures, story books, boats and a seaside theme. The Garden Room (large 3rd bedroom), was formerly part of another cottage. It is three metres away from the main building, has its own keys and a flood lit patio. Decorated in duck egg blue with a cream carpet, Shaker style bedroom furniture, overhead reading lamps, flat screen TV with DVD, radio and a hair drier, this bedroom proves popular with both adults and teenagers. It offers privacy and some teens do enjoy this independence.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
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  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
  • Barbecue
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Access to the river, which may be unsuitable for some, is by the garden or through our woodland and leads to stone steps and a large wooden staging where the old boathouse once stood. Moored on a running line from the rocky foreshore is 'Peggy', our sturdy 3.5M rowing dinghy. The boat is available from Easter to the end of October. A Tide Table is provided and tides give about 3+ hours either side of high water. You may fish from the boat or jetty. Bring your kayaks and canoes and enjoy the wonders of the Mawgan Creek. These can be left on the private jetty. Rock Cottage is managed and prepared by Linda & Robin who live 5 minutes away. Should you require assistance, we can be contacted by a free 'phone call. If you stay with us for more than 7 nights, you will receive a complimentary house clean and of course linen change. On arrival, you will find your beds made and everything ready so you can relax and enjoy your holiday from the start!

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