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Lovely 3 Bed, 2 Bath Cottage, Private South-Facing Garden, Parking, free wifi

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage Rock, Cornwall, 15 Mins Walk to beach,surfing,sailing, dining & Padstow. Near shops.

Sleeps 6 (+1), 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 ensuite a delightful cottage, in Rock, North Cornwall. Situated within walking distance of sandy beaches, Camel Sailing & Waterski school, St Enedoc golf course and stunning coastal walks. Charming 100 year old cottage, quirky yet spacious, a few minutes walk to range of local shops including deli, bakery, butchers, chandler, and gift/clothing boutiques. Foot ferry to Padstow for access to Camel cycle trail and sea trips. 2 miles from Polzeath for surfing schools and safe family beach. Secluded, sunny garden suitable for al fresco meals, safe for children and dogs. Take a walk to Porthilly and continue to Rock and onto Daymer Bay at low tide. Charter a boat, or take advantage of fishing/speed boat trips, you may also catch sight of dolphins in the estuary. Pets welcome (downstairs). Cottage can also be booked with apartment nearby reference E13903 for larger parties. Short breaks welcomed at low/mid seasons. Please note that if your dates span two rate periods the rate quoted may be incorrect, please contact me for an accurate quote.

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Wendy Head
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 February, 2017

About Wendy Head

We are Mark, Wendy & Ellie and we live on Dartmoor in Devon with our hens and ducks. We owned holiday cottages in a nearby village for 12 years, then took a break to bring up our daughter. We had the opportunity to purchase property in Rock, Cornwall which have been successful as holiday rentals. We have now converted the barn which was the site of the original Manor House before it burnt down. It has a 'home from home' feel which is important so you can relax and enjoy your holiday. We have added things we have collected over the years to make it feel homely for our guests. If you wish to plan a two centre holiday we aim to provide short breaks at both location except in high season.

We are nearby if needed but Cowshed has a private garden giving full seclusion for relaxation.

Wendy Head purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Wendy Head chose North Cornwall

Hollyhocks & Bryher offer comfort and peace yet is a few minutes walk to the local shops, beaches, golf and water sports activities. The accommodation is flexible to suit families or groups and provides a good base for seeking out the other local treasures such as Port Isaac and Boscastle.

Hollyhocks is a cosy yet spacious home and great for us as we live amongst granite tors and rolling fields, but the pull of the ocean lures us away to enjoy Rock and the surrounding area. Bryher provides a modern alternative for smaller parties.

The Cowshed is a fantastic base for exploring Dartmoor and Devon. It is modern and spacious with its own private courtyard garden within our grounds. Nearby villages provide all you need an have excellent dining and shops. Two centre holidays an option.

What makes this cottage unique

In Rock we enjoy walking to local shops and to the nearby beaches, our favourite walk is from Daymer Bay to Polzeath and in warm seas you can see dolphins swimming.

We love the convenience of having everything nearby, strolling to the beach and ferry and accessing all the lovely walks. Our daughter still enjoys messing about in the surf or in rock pools and equally enjoys the shopping experiences of local villages and towns. Once in Cornwall nowhere is that far away and there are gardens and National Trust houses to visit, seal sanctuaries and tourist attractions. The Eden project is well worth a visit too.

Our Dartmoor property is surrounded by beautiful countryside, plenty of attractions or peaceful walks. The Cathedral city of Exeter provides shops, history and plenty of places to eat.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Lovely house in a great location, beautiful beaches and surf. Thanks for a very comfortable stay, we have had a lovely time. Mr & Mrs G Birmingham, July 2014.

Lovely accommodation ideal for exploring, we had sun every day. Mr & Mrs C, S-G Devon.

Hollyhocks is like home from home, relaxing and all you need as a great base for exploring North Cornwall. Mr & Mrs C Devon, June 2013.

You have a really wonderful comfortable place here. We will recommend it to our friends. Jane C W Midlands, July 2013

We had fabulous week, it was a great place very clean and we loved the soft furnishings and the pictures and art around the house it made it very welcoming and homely. Thank you very much. Sarah T Oct 2013
Jun 2013
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Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(41 traveller reviews)


Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is well equipped and comfortable with everything required for a relaxing holiday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
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Hollyhocks Stay

  • 4 of 5

Another lovely stay at Hollyhocks. This is the second year running for us and this stay was as pleasurable as last year. Great location, the perfect base for exploring the delights of Cornwall. Many days out on the beach at Rock returning to the comfort of Hollyhocks.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Perfect home from home

  • 5 of 5

2nd time here, great location, comfortably sleeps 7. Lots of nice touches to make the stay easy. Close by to lots of attractions .owner very helpful, 5 star stay thanks Wendy xx

  • Review Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Family home from home

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a 3 night stay for a family wedding in Rock. We felt so at home and wished our trip had been a longer one. Wendy and her husband went to great lengths to make sure our stay was a smooth one, and their communication prior to our stay was fantastic. We have two very young children and apart from us taking a stair gate with us, the property was perfect for them. The garden is small and enclosed, allowing them to explore outside as well.

We hope to return someday.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Happy Hollyhocks !

  • 4 of 5

Once again, despite the Cornish weather, we had a great stay at Hollyhocks. 1.5 miles from the Padstow ferry it offers a great home from which to explore the wonderful Camel estuary and the beaches of Rock and Polzeath. Walk, cycle - bikes provided - sail or surf !

The house is well equipped and ideal for all the family, within easy reach of local shops and a fabulous bakery ; don't miss it !

It is also very well placed for exploring further afield : the south and west coasts and the moors are an easy drive.

Ten days just isn't long enough.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Lovely base

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation for families with plenty to do nearby, good local shops just down the road and fantastic coastal walks. Hollyhocks is clean and has everything you need, a good sunny garden and you can leave the car there for walks off road to Polzeath and Porthilly and onto Rock itself and grab the ferry to Padstow. We will definitely be back and hope to stay longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 4
19 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid seaon 3
18 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
May Half Term
26 May 2017 - 3 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 1
4 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Mid season 2
8 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Low season 1
29 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October half term
13 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 2
29 Oct 2017 - 20 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
21 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20
Linen per bed set £12

Booking Notes: Please note that if your dates span two rate periods the rate quoted may be incorrect, please contact me for an accurate quote.
Deposit of 25% required to reserve chosen week(s), the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to the start of the rental. Linen charged at £12 per bed, dogs £20 per week. If cancelled we will endeavour to re-let the period and if re-let, the deposit/full payment will be refunded, less any charges for special adverts in an attempt to re-let, cancellation insurance is recommended. We are happy to hold provisional bookings but will need a deposit to secure it after 24 hours for peak weeks.

Changeover Day:
Friday but flexible for short breaks and low season.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks at reduced rates (not peak weeks). 3 nights 70% weekly rate, 4 nights 75% weekly rate, 5 nights 80% weekly rate. Linen £12 per bed, dogs by arrangement £15 per week.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 0% refund for cancellations more than 0 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Saint Minver in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • village
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom 1, wc and hand basin. Bathroom with bath with electric shower over, wc and hand basin.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (3 Bedrooms) Bedroom 1, double bed, ensuite shower, wardrobe, chest. Bedroom 2, double bed, 2 wardrobes, 2 chests. Bedroom 3, 1 double, 1 single bed, (downstairs), 1 wardrobe, 2 chests. Small storage room ideal for cases etc.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • churches
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
The cottage can easily accommodate families and is set up so that one room can be used as a twin room (downstairs). It is also suitable for groups and couples or can provide a welcome retreat for two! Whether you like walking, sailing, surfing, shopping, dining out, beaches or rivers, cycling or lazing - Hollyhocks at Rock has something for everyone. A special place where you instantly unwind and get into the slower pace of life. The cottage has a home from home feel, is quaint yet surprisingly spacious, you can choose to leave the car at the property as so much is so close. Take a ferry to Padstow for shops, restaurants and the Camel cycle trail, walk the coast paths or laze on sandy beaches. Electric panel heaters and night store heaters plus wood burner for low season and winter breaks.South-facing private secluded garden laid mainly to lawn but with creeping clematis and sweet-smelling roses. Garden furniture, table and chairs with parasol for resting or al fresco meals. Sun lasts all day and into the evening. Large garden shed for hanging wetsuits and other equipment, bikes can be made available by arrangement with the owner. Area for barbecue, suggest disposables. We are happy to offer short breaks in low and mid seasons, please enquire. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The cottage is cleaned thoroughly after each rental period. Bedding (duvets, pillows) provided, linen available at extra cost. Please bring own towels. Other: There is a small room upstairs handy for storage, cleaning equipment, and somewhere to store cases. Large shed in garden

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