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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


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.

More Details

Wendy Head
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 26, 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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Saint Minver Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy 7
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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
  • 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
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 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 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


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Lovely 3 Bed, 2 Bath Cottage, Private South-Facing Garden, Parking, free wifi
average rating of 4.6190476 based on 43 reviews

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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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
  • 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

  • Submitted: Jul 31, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: 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.

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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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.


Rates & Availability

Saint Minver Cottage Rental Rates

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

Additional information about rental rates

Linen per bed set $15
Pet Fee $25

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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