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Rock Cottage with Stunning Estuary Views

6 Reviews
Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Rock House Rental Photos and Description

House in Rock, Cornwall, England - Perfect Position Being A Few Minutes Walk From The Beach And Slipway. Overlooking The Moorings

Slipway cottage is extremely well presented, in an amazingly convenient location taking full advantage of its fantastic location and sunny aspect. The open plan kitchen, lounge and dining areas are on the first floor with fold back patio doors onto the deck area. 32" TV and surround sound. Second TV and DVD player in one of the bedrooms. Lots of family board games. Activities include Beach, Swimming, Tennis, Golf, Sailing , Water skiing, Wind/Kite surfing, Surfing, Cycling. Fantastic cliff walks around to Historic Port Isaac, Easy access to moorings, bring your boat and either launch daily or rent a holiday mooring for a week. Fishing trips set sail from the beach daily, catch your own dinner, then cook it on our Webber Kettle Barbecue.

  • children welcome

Jenny Russell
Member since: 2012
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2016
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About Jenny Russell

20 Slipway is owned by a family from Bristol and has been restored and maintained to a very high standard.

Jenny Russell purchased this house in 2003

Why Jenny Russell chose North Cornwall

Stunning cottage with stunning views across the estuary and a south west facing deck to take advantage of the position. It is about 2 minutes from Rock Sailing club, Camel Water Ski and Rock Sailing School. The famous St Enodoc Golf Club is a 5 min walk away and the ferry crossing to Padstow the same distance.

The cottage is filled with light and furnished with guests comfort in mind. The kitchen, living and dining area are all on the first floor, open plan with fold back patio doors onto the deck.

There is an excellent wet area at the back of the cottage with locker storage for water-skis, surf boards and golf clubs etc. Direct access from this to the shower room and utility area .

There are 2 bikes and a surf canoe that can be used by guests.

There is parking for 2 cars.

What makes this house unique

There are miles of sandy beaches, coves and dunes to explore and every type of water and land based sport within easy reach. As well as the sailing, water-skiing and fishing trips the is fishing and bird watching. The SW Coast Path passes through and there are stunning headland walks on each side of the estuary.

Polzeath with its excellent surfing is a 10 min drive.

Not only is St Enodoc Golf Club on the doorstep but Rosearrow, Constantine and many others in easy reach.

The area is renowned for its famous restaurants. In Rock, Nathan Outlaw can be found in St Enodocs Hotel, Rick Steins in Padstow and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen in Watergate Bay.

The Ferry crossing to Padstow takes 5 mins and runs year round during daylight hours and there is a water taxi for later evenings.


based on 6 traveler reviews

Rock Cottage with Stunning Estuary Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Summer holiday in Rock

  • 5 of 5

Great property in an even better location. Walkable to everything Rock has to offer, even with two small boys (1 & 4 yrs). Very comfortable accommodation with everything you need included. Private parking to the rear very useful but we always found a space in front of the cottage as well so even easier! The view from the living area and balcony is perfect. The pub at the end of the road is an added bonus. Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Cornwall Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had the most fantastic week staying in Slipway Cottage this summer - it was a holiday to remember. The cottage itself was in beautiful condition, incredibly clean and the owner Jenny was extremely helpful and easily contactable to answer any questions we had in the run up to our holiday. We couldn't believe the idyllic location of the cottage and even though we had our car with us (the parking was also very convenient and easy to use) we didn't use it once as the nearby amenities were more than enough to keep us all entertained for the full week. We spent sunny days down on the beautiful Rock beach, tried our hand at paddle boarding at Camel Ski School and spent evenings either on the beautiful balcony at Slipway Cottage overlooking the estuary or at The Mariners pub, all of which were a mere 5 minutes walk down the road. The house slept all eight of us in exceptional comfort and the boys especially enjoyed using the bikes and BBQ available to use!

We had a holiday made memorable by this wonderful cottage - we have already booked for next year, us and the children can't wait to return to this lovely spot on the Cornish coast.

  • Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We look forward to welcoming you back this year and so glad to hear that you enjoyed all that the area has to offer. Its great to have so much on the doorstep whilst being tucked away at the same time. The deck with the evening sun is always a winner...........
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Perfect getaway from London

  • 5 of 5

I return to 20 Slipway every year without fail, and every year the high quality and location of the cottage never fails to impress me. For anyone who either knows the area well, or wants to explore more of England fantastic coastline, this cottage is the perfect retreat. Stunning estuary views from the cleverly designed upstairs kitchen/living room, with a large deck perfect for drinks in the evening watching the sun go down behind Padstow. The Mariners, which has recently been taken over by Nathan Outlaw, is a personal favourite and is a mere 30 second walk at the end of the road. The Blue Tomato is also a short walk away, fantastic for brunch or coffee after some waterskiing at the Camel Ski School. A quick ferry across to Padstow to cycle the Camel Trail and then for go dinner is also a must, with water taxi's running all night to pick you up and bring you back again. When the surf is up, the 40 minute coastal walk from Rock to Polzeath is great. All in all, the cottage is one of my favourite places to stay and I have spent many happy weeks here since I first started coming down over 20 years ago.

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is lovely when guests return to the cottage as it confirms that we are managing to meet expectations. The cottage is so convenient being near so many facilities and restaurants yet being tucked away enough to feel quiet and relaxing.
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  • 5 of 5

What can I say this house was everything and more. My husband and I, along with our 4 year old could not have wished for a better place to spend our family holiday. The house was beautifully decorated to a high standard, the kitchen was equipped with everything needed as well as good quality linen and towels. Great balcony with all day and evening sunshine and amazing views of the estuary. The property is situated in a very convenient location with everything on the door step, beach, bars, ferry over to Padstow. The local shops in Rock are a short walk away approx 15-20 mins they have everything you will need. We did our shopping before we left but really we didn't need to. They have an amazing bakery, deli, butchers, fishmongers and a Spar shop nothing like your typical spar it sells absolutly everything you will need for your stay. Rock has some great restuarants and we also made use of the evening water taxi for dinners out in Padstow. Word of warning make sure you pre book your resturants. Highly recommend Rojano's with or without children,fantastic food and excellent service. The allocated parking at the back can be a bit tight if you have a larger vehicle however we were able to park immediately outside of the house for our entire trip with no restrictions. Jenny was extremely helpfull and very accommodating and I would not hesitate in recommending her property. We chose Rock as we had spent many of our own holidays as children here and wanted to share this with our daughter and it did not disappoint. We hope to return next year.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zoe, Can't thank you enough for this fab review of 20 Slipway. So glad to hear you enjoyed the sunny deck and that you found all the local shops provided all you needed. We too have loved Rojano's for years and our daughter has celebrated more birthdays there than anywhere else.................. Regards Jenny
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Modern with a really warm welcoming feel... Lovely

  • 5 of 5

This was the first time we visited Cornwall and I'm really pleased with the whole experience and will definitely be coming back. The cottage was lovely, spacious enough for our group of five adults and two kids under two... The beach is on the doorstep literally a few minutes walk and local shops all within walking distance... The view from the balcony was amazing, I will definitely book this cottage again as the owner jenny was extremely helpful and had thought of everything, also the layout of the cottage with the extra bathrooms was so useful and ideal for larger groups as well,absolutly perfect! Thank you for a wonderful experience

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Zainem, Thank you for such a lovely review. We have tried to think of everything we look for when we go on holiday and provide a space that flows, is sociable and makes the most of the lovely estuary views. Just great to know its appreciated but guests - thank you. I will look forward to hearing from you in the future, Kind regards Jenny
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Perfect beach holiday

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic holiday cottage with wonderful views and right by the Slipway and beach. We were so comfortable we instantly relaxed.

The quality and cleanliness of the cottage was superb and we really appreciated the care that had been taken with the furnishings and well equipped kitchen. Parking was easy and we hardly used the car as everything we needed was in walking distance. Really enjoyed the deck that caught the sun right through to sundown and we had many relaxed family suppers out there. We have already booked our return visit. The beds were very comfortable and there were plenty of bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely comments. It is great to have such positive feedback and know that all the efforts to make the cottage a really relaxing place to holiday have worked. The cottage has just been completely redecorated and recarpeted so hopefully you will find it even better this season.........
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1 minute walk to the slipway and the beach. From here you can walk through the dunes all the way to the surf at Daymer bay and Polzeath.

Rock beach is fantastic both in season and out, as there is a limit to parking in Rock the beach never gets really busy even on the hottest of August days. There's always room for beach games.


Nearest airport Newquay - 23 miles

Nearest train Bodmin - 12 miles


Rock Village shops 10 min walk. Padstow 10 by ferry or 25 min by road. Wadebridge 15 min by car.

Padstow Ferry 5 mins walk, or drive round in 20 mins. Ferries run until midnight in season.

Polzeath 5 min drive or half hour walk along the beach.

Port Isaac 15 min drive.

St Ives 40 mins drive, Newquay 30 mins drive. Flamouth/Penzance 60 mins.

Eden Project 30 mins drive.

Further Details:

Situated within walking distance of 5 restaurants/bars with stunning sea views and a ranging from fantastic seaside coffee/wine bar to Michelin starred restaurant.

Camel Trail bike rides and hire with every arrangement for children of all ages on Padstow side of estuary.

2 Adult bikes available at cottage for guest use, bring your own helmet.

Surf ski type kayak available for guest use, wet suit recommended, bring your own buoyancy aid.


Rates & Availability

Rock House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 30 2016 - Oct 20 2016
3 night minimum stay
Autumn Half Term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 28 2016
7 night minimum stay
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 20 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Dec 28 2016
5 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2016 - Jan 5 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2017 - Mar 30 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Early Spring
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 14 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Apr 28 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
4 night minimum stay
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 31 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
30% deposit payable on booking. Remainder payable 6 weeks before holiday. A cautionary deposit (fully refundable following housekeepers visit) required 6 weeks before holiday. Full terms and conditions sent when booking.

Changeover Day:
Friday changeover, 4pm arrival and 10am departure.

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Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Waterfront
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Bathroom 1 en suite to bedroom 1. WC, basin, bath with shower over bath. Heated towel rail Bathroom 2. WC, basin and bath with mixer tap. Heated towel rail Bathroom 3. WC, basin and shower enclosure. Heated towel rail
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - King size bed with en suite. Bedroom 2 - King size bed. Bedroom 3 - Twin single beds. Bedroom 4 - Bunk beds.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • children welcome
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Outside: Wooden deck with patio table and chairs, parking at back of cottage. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer, sink and cupboards. Direct access to to outside washing lines and storage for wet suits, body boards, and skis etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Changeover each Friday and full clean. Other: Deck with wooden table and chairs. Deck chairs. Car port and parking at rear.

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