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“The perfect location”
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Fabulous view, wonderful location!
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Fabulous view, wonderful location!
Unique, picturesque 16c Cornish Cottage situated on the outskirts of Mawgan Village Private foreshore, jetty, boat, woodland and gardens - exclusive to Rock Cottage guests.
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14 reviews
Fabulous view, wonderful location!
Unique, picturesque 16c Cornish Cottage situated on the outskirts of Mawgan Village
Private foreshore, jetty, boat, woodland and gardens - exclusive to Rock Cottage guests.
All rooms look down towards the creek and garden
Landscape during autumn
Children and their parents spend many happy hours crab fishing from the jetty
Cornish primroses carpet the riverside banks throughout spring time
Wonderful springtime flowers in February
New kitchen is well equipped, uncluttered, clean with modern appliances and fabulous views!
Sitting Room has a luxury 3 seater sofa and armchairs new for 2016
Books, magazines, Cornish culture, WiFi, puzzles, games, maps and walks - it's all here for you.
Bedroom 2 ideal for children: books, boats and bright pictures
Beautiful polished oak furniture in Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom has triple aspect views
Quality linen for all beds
Nothing to spoil the view!
Magnificent elevated view of Mawgan Creek. See yourself sitting here!
Colourful flower borders
Fish, explore or have an adventure in Peggy
December scene on Mawgan Creek
Plenty of places to visit - all within a short drive
Fishing Cove dog friendly beach
Christmas inglenook
Spacious Garden Room
Waiting for the tide
Flexible sleeping arrangements in Garden Room - zip and link beds
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Helston, Cornwall, England

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john-hant...
Romsey, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“The perfect location”
Reviewed 17 September 2018 for a stay in August 2018

Rock Cottage is absolutely charming, and set in the perfect location overlooking Mawgan Creek - we spent a good part of every morning and evening just admiring the view from the back of the cottage and looking for yet another interesting bird down there on the water, the foreshore or in the trees.
Linda and Robin prepare everything to perfection, with fresh flowers here and there, and everything as clean as you could imagine. Everything in the kitchen is either new or at least seems it, and every detail is covered, even a pastry brush! There is both a cafetiere and a coffee filter machine, and in the sitting room a good quality Sony CD player with an input for your phone etc.
There is an excellent shop in the village with a wide range of local produce, and the local pub (10 to 15 minute walk) has superb food - but you must book in advance, and it's closed Sunday and Monday.
The only possible downside for some will be the fact that there is only one bathroom, and it's downstairs. But it is a nice bathroom!
All in all, if the accommodation suits your family I can't believe you will find a more enjoyable cottage then this. Thank you Linda and Robin!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
18 Sep 2018
Thank you ever so much John for your brilliant review, and your much appreciated compliments. Your account is very informative for any future guests and gives an accurate and up to date description. You and Beth were superb guests and a pleasure to meet.
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PhysickAn...
1 review
“Stunningly beautiful & unique setting in exceptional cottage”
Reviewed 17 September 2018 for a stay in May 2018

You will not find a more uniquely beautiful place to stay in all of Cornwall, and beyond. It is a very special place in a very special spot. Not only is the location amazing (and convenient for travelling around other beauty spots in Cornwall, if you can stand to leave the cottage and the river!) but the cottage itself was cozy, clean and comfortable and the hosts extremely lovely and accomodating in every way. We struggled to leave the cottage most days as we watched the tide of the river rise and fall, took the row boat out for a journey, watched the bird life from our window, and went on fabulous strolls around the river. We have already booked again for next year and plan to make Rock Cottage a regular family holiday for us. Highly recommend!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2018
We are delighted to receive your outstanding review Angie and so pleased that you all fell in love with Rock Cottage. Thank you for pointing out some of the highlights and of course for booking another holiday with us. See you in 2019.
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Richard A
Derby
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic Place to Relax & Unwind - Wonderful!”
Reviewed 19 August 2018 for a stay in August 2018
1
person found this review helpful

Rock Cottage is a wonderful base for a holiday in Cornwall. The view of the creek at different times during the day will both delight and relax you.

The cottage itself is excellent, furnished to a high standard and has everything you could possibly need for the stay, including "Peggy" a rowing boat moored at your own jetty, so you can go out on the creek, life jackets are provided of course.

We spent many a happy hour on the jetty catching crabs, and there are hundreds to catch, so no one gets disappointed.

Linda, the owner was on hand via phone or email if we needed her and simply let us get on with a wonderful stay, we loved the sweet peas and flowers in the cottage, there were lots of lovely little touches like this.

The location of the cottage is great, just outside of Mawgan village and you can easily reach lots of interesting places within a half hour drive, we managed St Ives, Porthleven, Coverack, Goonhilly Earth Station and nature reserve, plus a bit further and you have Pedn Vounder beach (well worth the difficult cliff descent) and St Michael's Mount.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is less than 10 minutes away, and you get to go back for free too.

There is a Sainsbury's near Helston , just a short drive away plus Mawgan Stores in the village to, if you want local produce.

Give this place a try and you will not be disapointed, we have returned home relaxed and with happy memories of Rock Cottage and Cornwall.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
19 Aug 2018
I'm delighted to receive this informative review from a lovely family, who I believe had made their first visit to Cornwall. So very pleased that you had a wonderful stay at Rock Cottage and that you also explored some of the area. As Richard points out, 'you can easily reach lots of interesting places within a half hour drive'. Hope to see this lovely family again, as they will always be welcome here.
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119mauric...
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Wonderful place to celebrate Christmas ”
Reviewed 28 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This was our second Christmas at Rock Cottage. First time was 2004, and it was brilliant. This time round it was even better, the owners having made a number of improvements.

Can't beat the location, right beside a tidal river with an everchanging view. Local wildlife is abundant, and a wide variety of birds were seen in the bird table easily viewed from the kitchen table.

Cooked a full Christmas dinner for four adults in the fully equipped kitchen. Every time I needed a utensil or cooking pan, there it was! The owners have literally thought of everything.

Good selection of restaurants and pubs within a short drive, or walk if you're feeling energetic.

Many thanks to owners Linda and Robin.

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Management Response
29 Dec 2016
It is always a pleasure for us to welcome back those guests who choose to return to Rock Cottage, and so we were really pleased to learn that your second Christmas here was brilliant. Thank you ever so much Maurice for writing about your stay. Robin and I hope to see you again as you and your family are always welcome here!
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Zoe R
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A delightful way to introduce our children to the best part of England”
Reviewed 5 December 2016 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Linda looked after us superbly and nothing was too much trouble. The house was a home from home! Clean, cosy and welcoming - fresh scones, clotted cream and strawberries and jam were waiting!
We truly wanted for nothing and the kids had a wonderful time rowing the little boat with Dad and playing in the garden while dinner was cooking. The Helford estuary is one of the best parts of Cornwall. Great pub food all around and plenty to do even on a rainy day. Wonderful rock pools and historic sites to explore. Truly a holiday to remember.

Travelling group: Young Children
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Dec 2016
It was a pleasure to welcome this lovely family from Texas, USA to Rock Cottage for a summer holiday. I thank you very much for surprising me with your super review. If you ever wish to holiday here again, do get in touch as it would be just great to see you all again.
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