Away from the crowds, without neighbours or owners living next door, and set within a fabulous location in an AONB, for over 400 years Rock Cottage has stood alone on a promontory overlooking the stunning and ever-changing landscapes of the Helford River. The large terraced gardens lead to the private woodland and down to the jetty and foreshore where 'Peggy', our sturdy rowing dinghy is moored. Try fishing for Sea Bass, enjoy wild swimming, launch your SUP's and kayaks from here and explore the gentle tidal creeks, which border the garden on two sides, whilst discovering the bird life living along the oak wooded shoreline. Children can enjoy a game of swing ball, playing hide and seek in our woodland or crab fishing with a line and bacon from the jetty, bucket and lines supplied.
Just 10 minutes by car and you will reach some of the areas finest beaches for swimming or body boarding - we are spoilt for choice! Gunwalloe Church Cove, Dollar & Fishing Cove, Poldhu, Polurrian, Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Coverack and Cadgwith are all favourites.
Rock Cottage has full central heating with radiators, three bedrooms including the separate Garden Room and comfortably accommodates up to four adults with two children or is just perfect for two couples. It offers a light and modern kitchen/diner, fully equipped to high standards with all you need and the added bonus of a fabulous view! Relax in the luxury sofa and arm chairs in the fully carpeted and beamed lounge. Situated on the ground floor is the well fitted bathroom which has a deep bath with overhead electric shower. At the far end of the lounge, a fine wooden staircase leads to the landing, master and children's bedrooms with their beautiful pitch pine floors and soft rugs. A couple of paces across the courtyard is the spacious, well presented and versatile third bedroom our Garden Room, which is ideal for a couple. This room has a new fitted carpet also zip and link beds as well as a wall mounted 40" HD television. From each room there is a fabulous view of the garden, woodland, surrounding countryside and of course the Mawgan Creek of the Helford River.
Upon arrival, you will find this exceptional property beautifully presented, very clean, with easy to use facilities and everything in its place. Some guests prefer to leave the work place behind, but for those who need it, there is a fast and reliable internet service provided and included in the rent. Rock Cottage is personally prepared by the owners, Linda and Robin.
From early springtime the grass banks and woodland come alive with thousands of Cornish primroses, spotted orchids and English bluebells. Daffodils grace borders and pots. Outdoor seating is provided so you may enjoy a different aspect whilst the patio is perfect for your BBQ or a late breakfast. The grounds are planted with camellias as well as hydrangeas, and when autumn approaches, the beech, ash and oak woodland reveals another splendour.
Christmas in Cornwall is a magical time, and a stay at Rock Cottage will be cosy, peaceful and comfortable. Throughout the years, many guests have enjoyed the festive period here, taking long walks along the beaches, ambling through the nearby woodland at Frenchman's Creek or simply watching the water and bird life from the cottage kitchen windows. There are numerous villages to visit, all lit up with spectacular displays, and the City of Truro is a good place to do your Christmas shop. Of course, you can do this more locally in Helston, and experience their wonderful Christmas street illuminations. An evening visit to Mousehole is always on the "must-go-to" list.
Rock Cottage has an excellent location for visiting many places on the Lizard Peninsula. Family holidays, special occasions, anniversaries or a couple wanting to escape from the daily routine, choose this haven.
"Memorable, relaxing, so comfortable, everything in its place, very clean and well-appointed with great attention to detail, just perfect ..... simply a wonderful holiday," what our guests say and can expect when they stay at Rock Cottage.