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  • £875  to  £1995

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£1550 Sat, 24 Sep 2022
7 nights - Come and enjoy a fabulous week at Rock Cottage

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby

About Rock Cottage

Commanding an exclusive position at the head of the Mawgan Creek of the Helford River, Rock Cottage is a wonderful waterside 16th century fully modernised Cornish property, sitting in an acre of its own within a highly desirable location in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. No neighbouring properties in sight and sound; peace and quiet, away from crowds, enjoy a family holiday or a romantic escape for two from this well-appointed, unique and popular retreat.

The woodland and terraced garden is surrounded on two sides by the tidal waters, which present an ever-changing picture of the creek and myriad of wildlife. A sturdy dinghy is included and the large jetty is ideal for launching and storing kayaks and SUPs. Fish from here, the foreshore or out in the boat. Go wild swimming. Crabbing is a popular pastime for children – bucket and lines supplied.

Retreat to the comforts of this warm and cosy cottage, personally prepared and cared for by the owners, set up to accommodate four adults with two children, and relax and unwind. Full central heating, wifi, linen, towels and more is provided. There are three bedrooms, including the separate and spacious Garden Room, a ground floor bathroom, a newly fitted kitchen/diner with a small walk-in pantry, with all your needs catered for, and the bonus of a fabulous view! The long, light, beamed lounge with its original cob walls, window seats and inglenook, is furnished with a high quality sofa and armchairs. The upstairs master and adjacent children’s bedroom both have polished wooden floors, solid oak furnishings, soft rugs with garden and river views. The Garden Room is popular for friends or grandparents; from its large panoramic windows there is a fabulous view to wake up to.

There is private parking for up to two vehicles close to the entrance gate, which leads to the patio area where a magnificent view awaits.

Lizard Peninsula beaches are world class and a few to whet the appetite include Gunwalloe Church Cove, Poldhu, and Kennack Sands. Kynance Cove is very popular and within a twenty minute drive. The list of attractions vary from wonderful gardens like Heligan, Trebah, Glendurgan, Trengwainton and of course the Eden Project. For those interested in tin mining visit Poldark Mine or the further afield Botallack and Geevor. Children will enjoy the nearby Gweek Seal Sanctuary and Flambards amusement park in Helston. A holiday here offers plenty for all ages and many enjoy horse riding, deep sea fishing, kayaking, sailing, visiting art galleries, taking wonderful walks or eating out.

Mawgan village has a church, well stocked shop as well as the excellent Ship Inn, all of which are less than half a mile from the cottage. Go exploring from this peaceful location; its easy access to many places on the Helford Estuary and Lizard Peninsula, make Rock Cottage an ideal place to stay for a week or two, or a short out of season break.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Linda Dandy joined Independent Cottages in April 2017

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Family Activity
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Cornwall)

The spacious and flexible accommodation consists of three bedrooms - one king, one twin, and one that is set up as a twin but can (by arrangement) be made up as a double.

Accommodation comprises:


  • The kitchen/diner is decorated in a contemporary country style with quarry tiled flooring. Sit at the beech dining table in front of the large window that frames a picturesque ever-changing view of the creek and countryside, and watch the birdlife in the garden and on the river. A ceramic halogen hob, electric double oven, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer as well as quality cutlery, china and glassware are provided.
  • The décor in the stylish lounge is enhanced by the cottage’s original features of quirky alcoves and walls with a copper canopied inglenook fireplace housing an electric wood-burning effect stove. There is a flat screen television, DVD player and music system with ipod dock. At the far end is a dining table and chairs. Inside the oak sideboard is a range of board games, jig saw puzzles, pair of binoculars and tourist information. Numerous books on the area, classic novels and good walking maps are available.
  • The new luxury bathroom has underfloor electric heating with a full white suite comprising of toilet, built in wash basin with cupboards, a large touch free magnified make-up mirror above which has a toothbrush/razor socket and lights. A large bath with overhead electric shower, is perfect for a soak and there is a wall mounted ladder style heated towel rail too. Luxury toiletries, towels and bath mats are supplied.


Two of the three bedrooms are upstairs. All beds have quality bedding and rooms are furnished with everything you could need e.g. hairdryers, luggage racks and a radio.

  • The elegantly decorated master bedroom has a king sized bed and triple aspect windows with black-out blinds.
  • Adjacent is a twin bedroom, decorated in a fun nautical style to appeal to children. As with the master bedroom, the twin room has breathtaking river views.


  • The Garden Room is the third bedroom and just feet away from the cottage front door. It offers privacy for another couple, is fully carpeted, and has two new zip and link 3’6” wide beds. There is a wall mounted 40” HD television, radio and hair dryer. Unless requested, this bedroom will be made up as a twin.
  • “Peggy” is moored on a running line and is available from Easter to the end of October (weather and tides permitting).
    Garden furniture, parasol, charcoal barbeque (summer weeks only) and swing ball are supplied.
  • Strictly no smoking or vaping inside the property.
  • Subject to prior agreement and acceptance of our house rules, a maximum of two dogs may be accepted. Please mention your wish to bring a dog at the time of enquiry. The charge for a dog is £8 per night per pet.

Additional information: For holidays longer than seven nights, a cleaning service with change of linen is offered. If required, a travel cot, baby bath, high chair and changing mat are available. There are no hidden extras or service charges, our rates include: Boat, life jackets/buoyancy aids (baby to large adult size), electricity, oil CH, bed linen, bath sheets, hand and tea towels, luxury toiletries, BT Superfast Broadband (wifi), all household essentials, BBQ, and a dog gate. Beach towels and cot bedding are not provided. Deposits are 25% of the total rent and full payment with a refundable Damage Deposit of £250, is due 60 days before the holiday commences.

Rock Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Sat, 24th Sep 2022 - Fri, 30th Sep 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 15th Oct 2022 - Fri, 28th Oct 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Nov 2022 - Fri, 16th Dec 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £520 - £615 | 5 nights: £655 - £745 | 6 nights: £805 - £875
Additional Notes: Short Breaks available during the autumn and winter months

7 Nights

4 Nights

Sat, 17th Dec 2022 - Mon, 26th Dec 2022
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 11th Feb 2023 - Fri, 24th Feb 2023
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 25th Feb 2023 - Fri, 24th Mar 2023
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 4
Short break prices:
4 nights: £595 - £640 | 5 nights: £755 - £785 | 6 nights: £895

7 Nights

4 Nights

Sat, 25th Mar 2023 - Fri, 14th Apr 2023
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin & 1 Twin/Super-King)
2 dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1326 221 123 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Linda Dandy
Member Since April 2017

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Rock Cottage Noticeboard

Rock Cottage is a unique 16c waterside property standing in an acre of private grounds with a magnificent view of the Helford River. There are no neighbours in sight. A boat is included from Easter to the end of October. The property has a jetty, private foreshore, large garden and woodland. Go fishing, kayak, paddle board, wild swim, row, walk or simply relax in our comfortable home away from home.

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 24 Sep 2022 for 7 nights, £1550
Come and enjoy a fabulous week at Rock Cottage

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Rock Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 9th August 2022