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7 Nights See prices

  • £760  to  £2095

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  • £120 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£995 Sat, 1 Jun 2024
7 nights - Save £500 - A great saving - reduced from £1495 so grab a great deal now!

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • 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 gentle tidal waters, which present an ever-changing picture of the creek and myriad of wildlife. A sturdy dinghy, suitable for four persons, is included from Easter to the end of October, 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 past time with children – bucket and lines supplied.

Retreat to the comforts of this warm cosy cottage, personally prepared and cared for by the owners, set up to accommodate four adults with two children, and relax and unwind. Full oil central heating, WiFi, linen, towels and more is provided. There are three bedrooms which includes the separate and spacious Garden Room, a ground floor family bathroom, 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 have very comfortable beds, solid oak furnishings, polished wooden floors and enjoy spectacular garden and river views. The Garden Room is popular, private and sleeps a couple; 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.

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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
  • Smart TV
  • 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: Master bedroom with 5ft bed, young persons bedroom with two single beds and the separate *Garden Room.  This has two single beds which will be made up as such unless a couple are sleeping in here and request a super king size bed. This *room is not suitable for young children.

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 SMEG ceramic halogen hob, new AEG electric steam oven, Bosch dishwasher, Panasonic microwave, 60/40 fridge/freezer, AEG 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 thick cob walls with a copper canopied inglenook fireplace housing an electric wood-burner stove. There is a flat screen Smart TV, DVD player and music system with ipod dock as well as USB charging points. 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 hand 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 and two USB charging points.
  • Adjacent is a twin bedroom, decorated in a nautical theme 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. 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 and swing ball are supplied during the summer months.
  • Strictly no smoking or vaping inside the property.
  • Subject to prior agreement, limitations and acceptance of our House Rules, a dog may be accepted. Please mention your wish to bring a dog at the time of enquiry. The charge for a dog is £7.50 per night.

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 (baby to large adult size), electricity, heating oil, bed linen, bath sheets, hand and tea towels, luxury toiletries, BT Superfast Broadband (wifi), all household essentials (e.g. toilet paper, dishwasher tablets, etc), and a dog gate.

Please note that beach towels and cot bedding are not provided.

Deposits are 10% 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, 1st Jun 2024 - Sat, 22nd Jun 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 29th Jun 2024 - Sat, 6th Jul 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 17th Aug 2024 - Fri, 23rd Aug 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 31st Aug 2024 - Fri, 6th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 7th Sep 2024 - Fri, 27th Sep 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 5th Oct 2024 - Fri, 18th Oct 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Sat, 19th Oct 2024 - Fri, 1st Nov 2024
Changeover: Saturday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

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Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Twin, 1 Twin or Large Double)
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
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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 alone in an acre of private grounds with a magnificent view of the Helford River. No neighbours or owners within sight or sound! Boat included from Easter to end of October; jetty, private foreshore, large garden and woodland. Bird watch, fish, kayak, paddle board, wild swim, row, walk or simply relax in our comfortable and much loved cottage. Fabulous location ideal for touring the Lizard Peninsula.   

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 1 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £995
Save £500. A great saving - reduced from £1495 so grab a great deal now!
Sat, 29 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £1250
Save £500. Rent reduction when booking is for two persons only

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Rock Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2024