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Cottage 3 bed 2 bath private sunny garden, parking near pub, shop and beaches

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
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. Short breaks welcome outside high season dates. Situated within walking distance of sandy beaches, Camel Sailing & Waterski school, St Enedoc golf course and stunning coastal walks. Charming 100+ year old cottage, with parking for 2 cars, 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, Rick Stein dining and more. Coasteering available for the brave. 2 miles from Polzeath for surfing schools and safe family beach, rock pools, good places to eat. Port Isaac (Doc Martin ) fame nearby and Tintagel for a history lesson. Secluded, sunny garden suitable for al fresco meals, safe for children and dogs. Internet BT Infinity and BT Sport for days indoors. 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. Please note that if your dates span two rate periods the rate quoted may be incorrect, please contact me for an accurate quote.

2017 improvements include a new roof and external insulation, rendering and new look to the whole outside of our lovely cottage - more is still planned. Ask about special deals and flexible changeover days in mid and low season.

More Details

Wendy Head
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
September 16, 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 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, taking photos 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. Explore Dartmoor and enjoy a cream tea along the way.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you for allowing us to stay in your lovely cottage, we had a wonderful week.

The cottage was perfect, well equipped and was very clean and tidy for our arrival. Rock was a wonderful place to stay and we enjoyed walking down to the quay to pick up the ferry to Padstow. Fantastic costal walk from Rock beach round to Polzeath with lunch in the Cracking Crab. Lovely deli and very convenient Spar with everything we needed for nibbles and light meals. The Pityme Inn was great to pop up to and have a glass of wine after a good day out.

We shall definitely return, thank you Wendy.
Aug 2017
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Ferry
1 Miles
Rock passenger
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Beach
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.


Saint Minver Lowlands Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 7
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • 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
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 7 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf privileges optional
  • sailing
  • sound/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 with flexible changeodays 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 at extra cost. Please bring own towels. There is a small room upstairs handy for storage, cleaning equip, and to store cases. Large shed in garden


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Torquay Devon

Bolt hole away from the world

  • 5 of 5

5th time we have stayed at Hollyhocks and is a good ever.

Love it - wouldn't keep returning if we didn't like.

Everything you need and more, easy access to lots of cycle trails, attractions, beaches and points of interest.

Everyone is catered for even to the point of board games / books / dvds / bikes etc in the cottage for use if needed.

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, lots of space and a great location. Lots of extra touches to make it a home from home.

  • Submitted: Mar 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Great cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage, lots of space, parking and a small garden. This cottage had everything we needed and more. 😀😀

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
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Fantastic holiday

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Stayed: 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

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $16.2
Pet Fee $27

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

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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