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Luxurious house with beautiful country views near Rock - perfect for 2 families

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms with countryside views yet only 3 miles from the beach!

Rocksalt is our lovely 4-bedroomed holiday home just outside Rock on the North Cornwall coast. Built and furnished to a very high standard in 2008, the house is situated in a glorious setting with far-reaching views over the Cornish countryside, yet is only a few minutes drive from Rock which offers water skiing and paddle boarding, the surfing beach of Polzeath and child-friendly Daymer Bay beach.

The accommodation is light and airy and comprises 4 large bedrooms with 2 en-suites and 1 family bathroom; an open-plan luxury kitchen/lounge/dining area which is very well-equipped with large comfy sofas, a flat-screen HD TV and all mod cons. There is a south-facing garden (which is fully secure as it is fenced at the front and back) with a weber charcoal bbq and an outside hot and cold surfers' shower.

NEWSFLASH: WE NOW HAVE SUPERFAST UNLIMITED BROADAND. You can watch BBC iplayer,YouTube etc on the TV and Netflix if you have an account.

Not only is the house well-served for numerous beautiful beaches but nearby there are four excellent golf courses as well as an enormous range of other activities including surfing, water-skiing, coasteering, kayaking, cycling, sailing and tennis. Days out include the quaint fishing village of Port Isaac (location for the TV series Doc Martin); Padstow with its shopping and superb restaurants including Rick Stein's famous 'Seafood Restaurant' (the water ferry runs constantly from Rock to Padstow during the day); the scenic Camel cycle trail from Bodmin to Padstow via Wadebridge (ideal for all ages and easy to organise cycle hire) and slightly further afield, the world renowned Eden Project. This is a perfect location for families, surfers, golfers, foodies and walkers.

NB: UNLIKE MANY HOLIDAY HOMES THE RENTAL PRICE INCLUDES ALL BED LINEN (BEDS MADE UP FOR YOUR ARRIVAL), BATH TOWELS, HEATING, ELECTRICITY AND CLEANING AT THE END OF YOUR STAY

Further details indoors

Upstairs there is one large double room with super king-size (6 foot) bed, one large twin-bedded room and one family bathroom with shower over the bath. Downstairs there is one double room with king-size (5 foot) bed with en-suite bathroom with shower over the bath and one twin-bedded room with en-suite shower room. White bed linen and towels are all provided for your convenience. This is the perfect house for one large or two small families.

Further details outdoors

There is a large, sunny, south-facing patio with bbq and table with bench seats. To the side of the house is a private hot and cold surfer's shower. There is also use of a field in front of the house - a wonderful place for children to play.

More Details

Owner
Ros Garmston
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 22, 2018

About Ros Garmston

My husband, Simon, and I bought RockSalt in 2008. We both grew up in the west country and co-incidentally spent many holidays as children in and around Rock and Polzeath and wanted our children to grow up with the same happy memories. Hannah and Tom now have the same love of Cornwall as we have and although they have outgrown the bucket and spade days on the beach, they now love surfing, wake-boarding, walking and the fabulous food on offer from pasties in the Rock bakery to Rick Stein's fish and chips in Padstow.

Ros Garmston purchased this house in 2008

Why Ros Garmston chose Saint Minver

We fell in love with RockSalt as it is situated right in the middle of our favourite part of Cornwall and is modern and very light and airy and has fantastic countryside views towards Wadebridge

What makes this house unique

RockSalt enjoys a quiet countryside setting yet is only a short drive from Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay. Our home is furnished and equipped to a very high standard - towels are provided and beds are made-up for your arrival so that you can begin your holiday as soon as you arrive. A completely enclosed garden with BBQ is ideal to sit in during summer evenings and for children to play in. We also have use of a field in front of the house where children can play ball games and you can relax and watch them from the lounge or garden. In addition, there is an outdoor shower where you can wash off after a fun-filled day at the beach. RockSalt is our home and we look forward to sharing it with you.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Just back from a 10 night stay, at Rock Salt. The house was clean and well presented, and ideal for 2 families sharing. It's a little way from major supermarkets, so arranged a home delivery for the basics. Sainsburys and Tesco both deliver. Rock, Padstow, via ferry from Rock if want to, and Port Isaac nearby. Hired bikes from Padstow and cycled the camel trail. Special thanks to Ros, who always responded quickly and was very helpful. We found our dream holiday home, and plan to return again.
Sep 2016
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Amenities

Saint Minver House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Max. adults: 8
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Bookings cannot be accepted by persons under the age of 25 years or parties where the majority of members are less than 25 years (except families).
  • At no time during the period of booking may parents or guardians leave children or teenagers in RockSalt on their own overnight.
  • No parties or events can be held without the owner's prior consent.
Location Type:
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower
  • There is one family bathroom upstairs with toilet, sink and bath with shower over. Downstairs there are 2 en-suites, one with a toilet, sink and bath with shower over (double bedroom) and the other with a toilet, sink and shower enclosure (twin bedroom).
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Super king bed - 6 ft
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king , King size bed - 5 ft
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Travel cot available if needed - can be placed in any room
  • Upstairs there is one very large double room with super king-size (6 foot) bed and a desk should you need a quiet place to work and one large twin-bedded room. Downstairs there is one double room with king-size (5 foot) bed and one twin-bedded room.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • sailing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
There is a separate utility room housing the washing machine and tumble dryer and a drying rack. Outside, there is an enclosed garden with a sunny patio, table with bench seats and a BBQ. There is also easy access from the garden to a field where children can play ball games in full view of the lounge and garden. To the side of the house there is a hot and cold surfer's shower to use when coming in form the beach to wash wetsuits etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The linen and bath towels are provided and included in the price. The property is cleaned and beds made up before arrival. Cleaning during your stay can be arranged at an extra cost. WE NOW HAVE SUPERFAST UNLIMITED BROADAND. You can watch BBC iplayer,YouTube etc on the TV and Netflix if you have an account.

Reviews

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Luxurious house with beautiful country views near Rock - perfect for 2 families
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews
NE Washington
5

This was a wonderful property!

  • 5 of 5

Very clean, comfortable, quiet and private with beautiful views! Every morning we were treated to amazing sunrises. I stayed with my 3 older kids. There would have been plenty of room for a few more.

  • Submitted: Dec 7, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Sarah for your lovely review of RockSalt. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay.
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5

Stunning house

  • 5 of 5

Rock salt is absolutely gorgeous... there were two families during our stay and there was plenty of space for us all. Brilliant base to explore the coast and loads to do in the local area. Every single pot pan and utensil you could need, speedy broad band and comfy beds (especially the giant king size upstairs!) Hopefully we will be back.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review of RockSalt. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back again soon.
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5

Rock Salt

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful holiday spent in Cornwall. This property exceeded our expectations in that the photographs on the website did not do it justice. Arrangements for our arrival and access to the property was

superb (including the bottle of wine) and we were greeted by the caretaker. The property itself was spotlessly clean, very well maintained and very tastefully furnished. Its facilities were second to none. The property was within easy reach of north Cornwall and the tourist hotspots. We would happily recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of RockSalt. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay so much.
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5

Luxurious home in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

The house exceeded our expectations and provided a perfect base for our family holiday.

All the facilities are up to date and modern, clean and well maintained. The rooms were quiet, private and all had en-suite facilities which we’re perfect for our family. Top class laundry facilities - washer and drier - were also available.

We visited The Eden project, Padstow ( via the ferry from Rock) , St Ives, Port Isaac (Doc Martin venue) and surfing at Polzeath.

There is an excellent Deli, bakery and fishmongers a short car drive away and Sainsbury’s and Tesco deliver.

You can also visit the Sharps Brewery on the way and stock up with Doom Bar beer for the excellent BBQ on site.

We dined at excellent nearby restaurants - The Mariners in Rock and The St Kew Inn - best to ring ahead a book a table.

The weather was good and all together we had a wonderful holiday.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Ian for your wonderful review of RockSalt. I am so pleased that you had such a lovely holiday there.
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5

The perfect place for a family holiday in Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

This is the third time that our family has stayed at RockSalt and we LOVE it. The property is immaculate, comfortable, beautifully maintained and has the perfect accommodation configuration to suit the needs of three generations of our family. There is a spacious garden area which is just right for games and barbecues and good family fun.

RockSalt is in a great location to visit all the lovely beaches, town and attractions of the north Cornish coast and is a 5 minute drive to the centre of Rock which has super bars, beaches and the ferry across the beautiful Camel estuary to Padstow. There is also Nathan Outlaw's Michelin starred restaurant if you want a special place to dine. The bakery in the village is not to be missed for bread and cakes to die for.

This property, in my view, is a hidden gem and not to be missed.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Liz for your lovely review of RockSalt. I am so pleased that you had another happy holiday there. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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5

Peaceful Family Retreat

  • 5 of 5

The first thing to say about this holiday home is that it is absolute spotless and incredibly well appointed, which is the most important thing to me in a letting becasue I don't want to go from housework in my own home to housework in someone else's home when I'm on holiday! The owners have made an effort to hand over all their local knowledge and there's a pinboard with all sorts of tips for things to do in the area. It's the kind of place that makes you relax as soon as you walk in the door. It's so bright, and light, and fresh, which gives it a very peaceful atmosphere. The garden looks out over fields and woodland, and the seaside is a short drive away. Parking is ample and there's a big outdoor table with benches, as well as an outdoor shower which is heavenly on a hot summer day. The area is set up well for holiday makers and there are lots of water sports on offer, as well as some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. There are plenty of restaurants of varying price and Padstow and Rock are both within spitting distance. All in all I couldn't recommend this property highly enough and am certain you will love it as much as we did.

  • Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of RockSalt. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope we can welcome you back one day soon.
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Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Newquay Airport
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Roserrow golf club and St Enodoc golf club
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Bodmin Parkway
Nearest Motorway
72 Miles
M5 Exeter
Nearest Beach
3.5 Miles
Daymer Bay
Car: necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Damage Deposit $279.99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.