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Waterside 16c Rock Cottage. Idyllic views, jetty, boat, garden. No neighbours!

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Details
Property
cottage
People
6
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Fabulous location: visit gardens, beaches/coves, walks, bird watch, fish, relax.

Rock Cottage has stood alone on a promontory for over 400 years. It commands a stunning, peaceful and ever-changing view of the Helford River with its surrounding woodland in an area of outstanding natural beauty. With no neighbours or other properties in view, and bordering the water on two sides, one can enjoy complete privacy and tranquillity. The acre of terraced gardens lead to a woodland and the private foreshore, where 'Peggy', our sturdy rowing dinghy is moored.

The property is available for holidays most of the year and has full central heating with radiators throughout. This homely cottage offers a new, light and modern kitchen/diner, fully equipped to high standards with all you need and the added bonus of a fabulous view! Relax in the refurbished, carpeted and most comfortable, beamed sitting room with its luxury sofa and arm chairs, cushioned window seats, wall lighting and the original large inglenook fireplace. Conveniently situated on the ground floor is the family bathroom. From the sitting room, a fine wooden staircase leads to the landing and the master and children's bedrooms. A couple of paces across the slate courtyard is the spacious third bedroom. All rooms enjoy lovely views of the garden, woodland, surrounding countryside and the Mawgan Creek.

Upon arrival, you will find this exceptional property beautifully presented, very clean, with easy to use facilities and everything in its place. The internet service is fast, reliable and included in the rent. Rock Cottage is personally prepared by us, the Owners, Linda and Robin, who live in Mawgan.

From early springtime the grass banks and woodland come alive with thousands of Cornish primroses, spotted orchids and English bluebells. Daffodils grace borders and pots. You can always find somewhere to sit or look at a different aspect from the terraced garden which is well tended, planted with camelias, hydrangeas, and other shrubs. When autumn approaches, the beech and oak woodlands reveal another splendour.

Children find lots to do here and enjoy a game of swing ball, playing hide and seek in our woodland, crab fishing with a line and bacon from the jetty or racing their toy sail boats along the shore.

For those who love to be on the water, bring your kayaks and canoes. Launch these from our jetty and explore the tidal creeks. Some guests enjoy fishing for Grey Mullet, Sea Bass and flat fish either from the shore, or out in 'Peggy'. She is available (weather and tides permitting) from Easter until the end of October for our guests to experience an adventure on the upper reaches of the Helford River.

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.

"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.

HOW TO BOOK AND PAY: Payment to the owners is accepted by BACs, internet banking, PayPal or cheque (drawn on a UK bank account). Normally, deposits are one third of the total rent with the final payment and security deposit due six weeks before the commencement date.

If you choose to pay with a credit/debit card, use the HomeAway system where a service fee will be payable or you can pay us through PayPal.

A reduction is made to all last minute bookings and holidays for two persons only during June to August inclusive. Get in touch at www.rockcottagecornwall.com

The rental is fully inclusive of: electricity, central heating oil, bed linen, bath sheets, bath and hand towels, towelling bathrobes, luxury toiletries, all household essentials, BT Broadband (WiFi), Peggy our rowing dinghy (of course, life jackets in various sizes are included), mooring for a small boat and BBQ. For a baby we supply FOC, a baby bath, cot, anti-roll changing mat and high chair. As part of the service, a house clean with change of linen and towels is provided for stays longer than seven nights.

When there are no more than four persons staying in the property at any one time, we will accept a maximum of two well trained dogs. For reasons of hygiene and consideration of other guests, we ask that dogs are kept out of all the bedrooms and the newly carpeted lounge. A dog gate is supplied. Please mention your wish to bring a dog(s) at the time of enquiry. There is no extra charge.

More Details

Owner
Linda Dandy
Member since: 2002
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
20 February, 2017

About Linda Dandy

Hello from Linda Dandy. In 1999 Robin and I 'upped sticks' and moved to Mawgan with our two children, who were youngsters at the time. We are fortunate to live only five minutes away from Rock Cottage and are dedicated to looking after all our guests and providing them with a first class service and of course fully maintaining the property. For me, it is a real privilege to assist with the managing of Rock Cottage which has been in the Dandy Family for over 60 years. On a holiday to the area in 1954, Rock Cottage was ‘discovered’ by Robin's parents, Eleanor (Peggy) and Leslie Dandy. They immediately recognised the special nature of this 16th century cottage and its unique location, which stands alone within an acre of land bordering the Helford River on two sides. Later that year the property was purchased at auction for their retirement.

Linda Dandy purchased this cottage in 1954

Why Linda Dandy chose Lizard Peninsula

At the time of purchase, the cottage was condemned as unfit for human habitation and was also Grade II listed because it was then the ‘only recorded example of a traditional Cornish cottage built on a projecting rock foundation’. There was no mains water or electricity, so rainwater was collected for washing and oil lamps and candles provided the only illumination. Drinking water was collected from a nearby spring. A comprehensive renovation programme took place and this was completed by January 1956. The main building was demolished to ground floor ceiling level except for the chimney end which was preserved. The traditional cob (mud, straw and stone) walls retained where it was possible. A Bathroom was created from the old Scullery, the Sitting Room extended and a new Kitchen constructed.

The Garden Room was formerly a separate cottage and had been altered in the early 1900s to become a Meeting Room for game shooting for the Trelowarren Estate. Both families living in the cottages’ had shared the semi-detached privy with their own pathway to it. This building has been preserved and still exists at the bottom of the garden. It must have been quite tricky to keep a candle lit in order to see where you were going! An 1876 map also shows a boathouse and the original two stone walls of this still remain.

The objective of the renovations was to modernise the cottage but still retain its character and originality as much as possible. We believe this has been achieved and many guests think so too. It is a superb waterside retreat and there is nowhere quite like it!

What makes this cottage unique

Rock Cottage is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with very convenient and easy access to many of the local amenities. However, it retains a tranquil and idyllic outlook. The Dandy Family are pleased to share the wonders of the Mawgan Creek and the peaceful atmosphere of Rock Cottage with you where a sincere and friendly welcome beckons.

Guestbook comments from the owner

It is worth travelling across the Atlantic to enjoy this magical place, where the family, including grandchildren, and friends wear 24 hour smiles. Thank you Robin & Linda for making your cottage available to us all once more. Affectionately Joyce & John. Mexico City



Had a brilliant relaxing time at Rock Cottage. The setting is wonderful and the cottage has all you could want ... and more. Will recommend here to all our friends. Thank you for all the welcoming touches. Susan & Dave, Ayrshire.



I've had a great week here and I have enjoyed rowing in Peggy and crab fishing off the jetty. (I caught 10 but they all escaped). I have also enjoyed just relaxing and my bed was so comfortable. Thank you so much. Jessica, St Albans (aged 15)
Nov 2007
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Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(78 traveller reviews)

Nottingham
5

Rock On ! ( Cottage )

  • 5 of 5

This was our first visit to Rock Cottage but something tells me it won’t be our last.

The cottage itself is picturesque set in a stunning location, immaculately furnished and very comfortable, the pictures truly do not do it justice. The fresh flowers Linda arranged throughout were lovely as were the treats laid out in the kitchen – what a welcome!

The garden is well established and wraps around the whole cottage which means if the sun is shining you will always find a sunny spot at any time of day. All sorts of wildlife visit including Dave the friendly robin and Mr and Mrs Pheasant looking for breakfast, lunch or an evening meal! The most spectacular thing about this cottage is the view of the creek and walking down to the jetty to find Peggy waiting for you to row off and have some fun (tides permitting of course). Hubby also launched his windsurfer from the jetty and although a bit tamer than the sea he could leave the windsurfer safe and sound every day without having to rig each time. We ate out on the patio each evening, even if it rained, having taken a table top heater and gazebo – we really couldn’t waste those views.

The Ship Inn is only a ten minute walk away, the new owners have only been there 12 weeks but have already established the restaurant with fabulous food – best to book in advance. Be warned the pub is closed Sunday evening and all day Monday.

Local attractions that we enjoyed, The Lizard, Coverack, Helford Village, Gunwalloe beach and Cadgwith Cove, a beautiful fishing village where we bought fish for our supper.

We have had a fantastic holiday and thanks to Linda and Robin for being so friendly and making our stay memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2011
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you to Alison and Ian for an excellent review of the cottage and your holiday in the area. We are delighted that you all had a fantastic time. Yes, all our guests comment on the exceptional view from Rock Cottage which has remained unchanged for many years, and hopefully will continue to do so. Your positive review will help others to choose a holiday here. We look forward to welcoming you again.
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is located in an idyllic position on the river bank of the stunning Mawgan Creek. The quality of the accommodation is of the highest order and it was spotlessly clean. There was also a complimentary welcome pack that was very much appreciated. The owner Linda, couldn't have been more helpful and gave us useful information about the local amenities. The area itself is beautiful and we would most definitely recommend that you explore the Lizard Peninsula as there are some fantastic walks on offer. If you are looking to visit an unspoilt, friendly and relaxing location, you won't go wrong in choosing Rock Cottage. We will definitely return!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, thank you so very much for your review and I am really pleased to read you enjoyed your first visit to Rock Cottage. As you so rightly say, there are some lovely walks to take on the Lizard Peninsula and the location of the cottage makes for an easy outing.
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5

Cosy, comfortable cottage with beautiful views.

  • 5 of 5

Description and photographs gave a good idea of what to expect but level of cleanliness and neat/efficient organisation of equipment exceeded expectations. Made to feel welcome and all questions dealt with. Views wonderful and tide timetable provided to work out when to go out rowing. Played it safe allowing 2 hours either side of high tide. Beds comfortable but note children's room beds are narrow. Garden is on slope but picnic bench and extra chairs and BBQ on flat patio. Games, jigsaws, books, videos and CDs nice touch. Good base for exploring Lizard Peninsular and Lands End. Lovely beach nearby at Church Cove.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted to receive this review from a lovely family who, despite the long hours of travelling, arrived with happy smiling faces. It is good to know you found everything to your satisfaction. Rather than bunk beds in the children's room, as mentioned in the details, the two beds in this room, are 2'6" wide but the standard length of course. Glad to learn you enjoyed the beach and of course your outings in Peggy. Thank you for taking a holiday at Rock Cottage and also for leaving everything clean and tidy on your departure. You will always be welcome here.
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5

A unique and beautiful cottage with amazing views

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we stepped into Rock Cottage we knew it was of the highest quality and found it to be a very special place to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. The location and that wonderful view were amazing. Also, what made Rock Cottage so special for us were the personal touches provided by Linda of fresh flowers, home made bread and goodies. She was so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was immaculately clean, very homely and we were most comfortable there. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area and hope to return one day to this unique and beautiful place.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am delighted to receive another 5* review and thank Julia and John so very much for taking the time to write this. Thank you for choosing my property to celebrate a very special occasion, and I am so pleased you enjoyed a wonderful stay and thoroughly loved Rock Cottage.
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5

The pictures don't lie !

  • 5 of 5

Manages to be both relaxing and stimulating...the changing times for high tides give an endless palette that draws you in..we found ourselves, drinks in hand, just staring and listening. As holiday destinations go, Rock Cottage has it all...perfectly located, properly equipped with quality gear (even the can opener worked...not always the case when self catering).The escort down to the cottage is a great idea...gives some preparation for the challenges of narrow twisty lanes to come ! DO go crabbing...Do use Peggy....Do pick up some of Evie's eggs on the way through the village....but only get the take out fish and chips from "the ship inn" if you are prepared to set the bar very high for your own local chippie back home to live up to. Do not phone your order through first otherwise you miss the opportunity to sup a pint of the excellent Ale whilst waiting!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so very much for choosing our property for your two week holiday also for taking the time to write your great review. It was a pleasure to meet and welcome you and your family. As you rightly say Adrian, Rock Cottage has it all ..... even the rare sighting of a Dalmation Pelican!
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An amazing property, exceeded all our expectations

  • 5 of 5
Verified Stay

This cottage is wonderful, and Linda and Robin are both so welcoming and helpful, our week was amazing from start to finish. The cottage itself was really well equipped, everything you could need was there, and of a very high quality. The bed was really comfortable, all the rooms were clean and beautifully decorated, with really thoughtful touches like fresh flowers, books, maps, board games, DVDs etc., as well as delicious homemade bread and cakes on arrival. The location of the cottage is idyllic, superbly placed with a breath-taking view across the river, really lovely local walks and places to visit. All in all a fantastic holiday, and we will certainly be returning to this cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Firstly, thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased you had an amazing stay at Rock Cottage and look forward to seeing you both again.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring Breaks 3 nights + avail
19 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£665
 
 
Spring time
6 Mar 2017 - 24 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£315
for 3 nights
From
£105
£700
 
 
Spring time (Easter Holidays)
1 Apr 2017 - 8 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Late Spring
13 May 2017 - 19 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£850
for 7 nights
£850
 
 
Early Summer
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£895
for 7 nights
£895
 
 
Summer: Rate reduction when 2
17 Jun 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,125
for 7 nights
£1,125
 
 
Summer: Rate reduction when 2
1 Jul 2017 - 15 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,475
for 7 nights
£1,475
 
 
Summer
12 Aug 2017 - 19 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,700
for 7 nights
£1,700
 
 
Early Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£760
for 7 nights
£760
 
 
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£995
for 7 nights
£995
 
 
Late Autumn
4 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
£680
 
 
Festive Period
16 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£725
for 5 nights
From
£145
£1,015
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

To discuss your preferred method of payment, please either call me or send an email. Details at www.rockcottagecornwall.com

A deposit of one third will be required for payment directly to us by either internet banking, BACs, cheque or PayPal. If you prefer to pay through the HomeAway site, a deposit of 50% will be required.

Final payment with security deposit of £150 due six weeks before the start of the holiday. Reduction made to bookings during peak season weeks when there are two persons only.

Short Breaks are not normally available during the main holiday season. However, if a week remains unlet, it will be advertised with the option of a short break. Rent will be pro-rata of the weekly rate.

We are pleased to accept a maximum of two obedient dogs. This is subject to the owner agreeing to our Terms & Conditions, which are downloadable on this site or at www.rockcottagecornwall.com

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Mawgan in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom is conveniently situated on the ground floor of the cottage and overlooks the rear of the large garden. It has opening windows, a full white suite with an electric shower over a deep bath. There is a large illuminated wall mirror and an extendable make-up/shaving mirror as well as a socket for an electric toothbrush or shaver. Luxury toiletries are supplied and a non slip rubber bath mat, useful handrail, toilet rolls, bath mat, towels as well as large white towelling bathrobes. The dual purpose tall radiator heats the bathroom and is ideal for drying towels. A wall fan heater is provided. The deep window cill is ideal for storing toiletries.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 Large Double Bed , River & Garden View
    Garden Room (3rd bedroom) - 2 Single Bed , If requested, a large bed instead of 2 x 3' singles provided
    Children's Bedroom - 2 Child Bed , 2'6" wide beds both standard length not suitable for adults
  • Leading from the landing in the cottage is the Master and Children's Bedroom, both of which have marvellous views of the Mawgan Creek. They have solid oak furnishings, polished wooden floors throughout and big bedside rugs. The triple aspect Master Bedroom with its king size bed and wonderfully comfortable mattress, will guarantee a good night's sleep. The adjacent bedroom is designed for children and has brightly coloured pictures, story books, boats and a seaside theme. The Garden Room (large 3rd bedroom), was formerly part of another cottage. It is three metres away from the main building, has its own keys and a flood lit patio. Decorated in duck egg blue with a cream carpet, Shaker style bedroom furniture, overhead reading lamps, flat screen TV with DVD, radio and a hair drier, this bedroom proves popular with both adults and teenagers. It offers privacy and some teens do enjoy this independence.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Player
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck Chairs
  • Boat ...
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Barbecue ...
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 6 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Access to the river, which may be unsuitable for some, is by the garden or through our woodland and leads to stone steps and a large wooden staging where the old boathouse once stood. Moored on a running line from the rocky foreshore is 'Peggy', our sturdy 3.5M rowing dinghy. She is available from Easter (tide and weather permitting), to the end of October. You have at least 3+ hours of water, either side. A tide table is provided. You may fish from the boat, jetty or the shore. Bring your kayaks and canoes and enjoy the wonders of the Mawgan Creek. These can be left on the private jetty. Rock Cottage is managed and prepared by Linda & Robin who live 5 minutes away. Should you require assistance, we can be contacted by a free 'phone call. If you stay with us for more than 7 nights, you will receive a complimentary house clean and of course linen change. On arrival, you will find your beds made and everything ready so you can relax and enjoy your holiday from the start.

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