Within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Rock Cottage has stood alone for over 400 years on a promontory overlooking the stunning and ever-changing landscapes of the Helford River. Set within an enviable location, it's idyllic, and what's more, very private as there are no neighbours within sight or sound, so you have it all to yourself when you stay here!
The large terraced gardens lead to our riverside woodland and further 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 enjoy playing hide and seek in the woods as well as crab fishing.
Rock Cottage is very well appointed and maintained throughout. It's a labour of love. With full central heating by radiators, three bedrooms including the separate Garden Room, it comfortably accommodates up to four adults with two children. Couples are attracted to Rock Cottage and many return frequently.
The modern kitchen/diner is light and airy, equipped to high standards for six persons, plus has the bonus of a fabulous view! Relax in the luxury sofa and arm chairs in the newly carpeted and beamed lounge. At the far end of this room is a fine wooden staircase. This leads to the landing, master and children's bedrooms which have beautiful pitch pine floors. Situated on the ground floor of the cottage is the well fitted bathroom. Across the courtyard is the spacious, and beautifully presented Garden Room, which sleeps two persons. Every room has a fabulous view of the garden, woodland, surrounding countryside and the quiet waters of 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.
Early spring is a wonderful time to stay at Rock Cottage. The garden and grass banks are full to bursting 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 breakfast or bbq. 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.
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.
"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.