About the property
- Cottage193 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 - 7 nights
Cottage Rock,3 bed 2 bath, dogs, bikes. Nr beach,surf/sailing,Padstow. Nr shops/pubs
Sleeps 7 in 3 bedrooms, with 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, range of shops.. 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 & extra charge). 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.
- Response time:
- within a few days
- Calendar last updated:
- May 20, 2018
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 Rock
Hollyhocks & Bryher offer comfort and peace yet are 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.
Local Services & Businesses
Sports & Adventure Activities
Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Good facilities for relaxing. All the comforts of home.
Excellent accomodation, wonderful stay!
We had a fantastic stay at Hollyhocks, all you could ask for is on your doorstep; bakery, butchers, fish mongers and a well stocked general stores. Great places to eat, after a day on the beach, all within walking distance.
The cottage has a beautiful living space, with large windows on the rear of the property to allow the sun's rays to stream in. The kitchen is well equipped.
Thoroughly recommend this cottage.
Great house excellent facilities in an idea area.
We found the house was well maintained and clean. With three double beds it catered well for our grown children and partner. The ensuite has steps down into it and the stairs up to the bedrooms are a bit steep, there is no downstairs toilet so not ideal if stairs are an issue for someone not very able. The property had a good equipped kitchen and we were able to walk down the road to get supplies. The bakery will save bread and pastries for breakfast if ordered the day before. The Deli and the Spar shops have most that you would need to prepare meals etc.
The beach in Rock is great for walking the dog but is restricted to dogs at certain times of the year.
We found a lovely pub in Chaple Amble called The Malsters evening meal there was delicious and we were able to take our dog. Sunday carvery at Trevathan farm shop St Endellion book before you go as it's very popular, the portions are enormous, they use their own meat and it's delicious.
The owner of the property, Wendy was very helpful when asking about requirements either by email or phone.
I would recommend this holiday home to friends and family.
Bolt hole away from the world
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.
Lovely cottage, lots of space and a great location. Lots of extra touches to make it a home from home.
A lovely cottage, lots of space, parking and a small garden. This cottage had everything we needed and more. 😀😀
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.
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.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
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. Dogs £20 per week. Linen supplied, no towels. 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 welcome (not peak weeks) dogs by arrangement £20 per week.