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



Updated: 04-Dec-2016
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.

More Details
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

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.

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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
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40 Reviews

based on 40 holidaymaker reviews


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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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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convenient, clean, compact & well equipped.

  • 3 of 5

Listing was accurate but the house is on the busy main road which does not have a pavement all the way to the waterside.Traffic noise is heard in all bedrooms especially if needing to open windows when the weather is warm. Parking for two cars is possible but very tight.

The owners provided excellent detailed instructions.

It was comfortable & convenient for us as we attended a wedding in Rock but I would not recommend a full holiday stay in view of the comments above.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hollyhocks is situated on the road into Rock which gives easy access to local shops, amenities, restaurants and the buzz of the ever popular location. We often have guests returning year after year and even several times a year; often with two cars, for weekly and even two weekly stays. Hollyhocks provides an ideal base for exploring North Cornwall and the surrounding area which is outstandingly beautiful.
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From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 17 Miles Nearest Ferry : Rock passenger at 1 Miles Nearest Train : Bodmin at 11 Miles Nearest Motorway : A30 at 10 Miles Nearest Beach : Rock at 1 Miles Car: recommended


Situated within walking distance of sandy beaches, Camel Sailing & Waterski school, and stunning coastal walks. Porthilly beach is 15 minute walk, Rock, 20 minutes. There is kite/windsurfing at Daymer Bay 1.5 miles by car, by foot at low tide. Surfing lessons at Polzeath, 2 miles, Coastguard patrolled, very shallow for a long way for children with rock pools, more boutiques and cafes, restaurants.


Plymouth cross-channel port 44 miles

Newquay airport - 17 miles

Bodmin - train 11 miles

Use of a car not essential, there are ample places and activities to access by foot and a bus runs to the beach at Rock in summer months.


Rock is less than a mile, local shops accessed by foot in minutes, good range including deli, bakery, butchers, local supermarket, fish & chips and boutiques. A little further on is a Post Office & Newsagent and restaurants including Nathan Outlaw. Wadebridge offers more local shops, banks, bike hire, galleries and gift shops plus a cinema. There is a Tesco, Coop and Lidl stores, deliveries can be made using Sainsburys and Asda at Bodmin! Cashpoint at Texaco petrol station 0.5 mile. Pubs 1 mile.

Further Details:

Padstow is a passenger ferry ride away, which runs day and night to give access to Camel trail & bike hire lovely shops and restaurants (Rick Stein). Visit Port Isaac, 6 miles of Doc Martin fame, with fish restaurants, pubs and gift shops and galleries.

Boscastle and Tintagel are a short car drive away and are both worth visiting.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season 2
29 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year
16 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season 3
4 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
February Half Term
10 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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

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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From the Owner

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.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • village


  • 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


  • 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
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • 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.


  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • 7 bicycles


  • Self-catering


  • 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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