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A short walk to the beach or into historic Charlestown-sleeps 9 + baby

Bedrooms 5
Separate WCs1
Space 1,614 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 5 nights


About the property

Spacious detached house with 5 bedrooms (2 with ensuite) and private garden

Dolphin Rock offers spacious and luxurious accommodation for up to 9 + cot. There is a private beach (residents only) a short walk from the house. The beautiful historic harbour of Charlestown is also just down the road from Dolphin Rock where you can enjoy a cocktail or lunch/cream tea/dinner/live music in The Boathouse. The Eden Project is a 10min drive and St Austell is within a 5min drive and offers supermarkets, cinema and shopping centre. On the ground floor, there is a large sitting room, dining room & fully-equipped kitchen with dining area. The sitting room & kitchen/diner both lead out to a beautiful garden with raised decked area- perfect for summer evenings. Free wifi and Sky tv with family package. There is also a more formal dining room and wc. The 1st floor offers 2 large double bedrooms both with en suites (one with shower, the other with bath/shower) & also a small 3rd bedroom with a single bed. On the 2nd floor, there are 2 further double bedrooms, one also with a cot-bed. There is also a 3rd bathroom (with bath) on the 2nd floor.

Dolphin Rock offers off-street parking for up to 3 cars.

High-chair/stair-gate available free of charge.

More Details

Karena Bucknill
Member since: 2008
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
16 August, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Saint Austell Bay in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1614 sq. ft.
  • 3 stories
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Min. age of primary renter: 23
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • Dolphin Rock must be left in a clean & tidy state. All washing up must be done, bins emptied. Rubbish must all be bagged before putting in bin.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Single Bed
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(22 traveller reviews)

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A short walk to the beach or into historic Charlestown-sleeps 9 + baby
average rating of 4.5454545 based on 22 reviews

Fantastic Holiday Home

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at Dolphin Rock. It was a lovely short walk to Charleston where we spent a couple of evenings, we even managed to visit on Regatta week!

It is in a great location for day trips to other towns in the area. We managed to visit, Padstow, Port Isaac and St Ives, all in no more than an hour.

The house its self is well equipped with everything you might need, especially if you have children. Our two boys loved it!

I would highly recommend a stay at Dolphin Rock it was fab.

Thank you so much for helping to make make our holiday extra special.


  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay so much. It makes all the hard work worth while. We really hope you'll return one day- thank you for your positive comments!
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  • 5 of 5

Nice clean estate and a great house with plenty of room for the 8 of us (two families) including the dog. Nice secure garden and a resident hedgehog for the dog to make friends with. The private beach is very quiet and other great beaches are only a short drive. Charlestown was wonderful with a fantastic outdoor restaurant and also a great regatta on the penultimate day.

Only issues are the walk back up the hill from the pub after a heavy night and the kids watching Love Island on TV, other than that this was a really great week off for us. Would stay again . Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Jul-2018
  • Date of Stay: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great spot and very comfortable.

  • 5 of 5

We were celebrating a 60th birthday and the house was just right to accommodate the family. It is very comfortable and in a good spot for exploring the area. The private beach is a short walk from the house and perfect for the dogs. A real bonus. We ate at Edie's kitchen in Charlestown which serves good food and has friendly staff. We enjoyed our stay very much.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Thank you!

  • 5 of 5

Really great stay at Dolphin Rock. The house is clean and lovely and has all we needed. The small beach that is available with the house is great. Karena couldn’t have tried harder to make our stay perfect. Thank you so much

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spacious, fresh and fun accommodation for the two families.

  • 4 of 5

With plenty of room, the accommodation was great. Parking was good too which was important after a 250 miles journey. Access to local amenities was good with plenty to do. Beds were fine, but a little firm. This dig friendly place worked really well for all in the party.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Overall worth a stay, good location, roomy, pet friendly

  • 4 of 5

Comfortable, pleasant environment, ample room for family and dog. Ample bathroom facilities. Only negative dining chairs plastic and too low for table. But Would recommend and would stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
30 Kilometres
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
4 Kilometres
St Austell
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
600 Metres
Residents beach
Car: recommended

Dolphin Rock is a fabulous holiday house either for one family/ for two families to share or indeed a large group of up to 9 adults. It is fully equipped with all the essentials to make for a relaxing break in Cornwall. It is within easy walking distance from the residents only beach and also within a 5 Min walk from the famous harbour of Charlestown which boasts 2 pubs and a few restaurants and tea-rooms. Porthpean is also within a 15 min walk and is ideal for children as it is in a sheltered bay. Dolphin Rock is in an ideal location from which you can explore Cornwall either by foot or by car and is within easy reach of coastal walks and cycle paths.

St Austell is a short drive from Dolphin Rock and offers a new cinema complex, ten-pin bowling, sports centre and swimming pool. Of course St Austell also caters for the day-to-day needs so getting in the last minute BBQ bits and some wine is not a chore.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

A £200 deposit is required before arrival and is returned within 1 week of departure once the house has been checked for damages etc.
During peak periods we adhere to a Friday changeover but will consider a mid-week changeover at a higher rate. Please enquire.
A maximum of 2 dogs will be considered at Dolphin Rock (please enquire), but an additional cleaning cost of £70 per dog is payable.
Cancellation policy; strictly no refunds and non-transferrable on all stays.
Travel insurance is recommended.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.

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