Helford River holiday cottage rental with beach/lake nearby, internet access, balcony/terrace and walking

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  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking. See Policies & House Rules
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

From the owner

Late Offers: February Half Term and March (short breaks), available.

Rock Cottage is a traditional Cornish cottage built many centuries ago standing completely on its own, and situated in an AONB with a private foreshore, jetty, woodland and large grounds. Its set in one acre of grounds and in an incredible location sitting above the Mawgan Creek of the Helford River, where during the main holiday season, our boat 'Peggy' is moored for you to enjoy. There are no neighbours in sight or sound, but it's only a short walk to Mawgan village.

This well-appointed 16th century waterside retreat is warm and cosy throughout with oil fired full central heating by radiators and has three bedrooms, which includes the separate garden room, a new and well equipped kitchen where you will enjoy a fabulous view looking down the creek. The carpeted and beamed lounge, with its original cob walls and inglenook, has a luxurious new suite, window seats, HD TV, oak sideboard with a grand selection of games and offers a relaxing atmosphere. On the ground floor is the new luxury family bathroom with under floor electric heating, a beautiful J shaped bath, overhead electric shower completed with integrated wash basin and cupboards. A fine wooden open tread staircase, with a short wall mounted handrail, leads to the landing and the master bedroom and the adjacent children's room. A few paces from the front door is the separate and spacious garden room which is set up for adults only. This large and bright room overlooks the garden and river, has a newly fitted cream carpet, 40" wall mounted television as well as two single zip and link beds. When a couple are using this room, and by request, the beds will be made up as a 6ft large double. This room is not suitable for young children and the bathroom facilities are in the cottage.

BT Superfast fibre broadband, all bed linen, bath sheets, hand towels, tea towels, luxury toiletries, electricity, ch oil, boat, buoyancy aids from baby to adult sizes, tide table, crabbing lines, binoculars and a dog gate are included in the rent. Good walks, wonderful landscapes, coves and quiet beaches no more than 10 minutes by car. During your stay you can visit the area’s beautiful beaches and traditional Cornish harbours, enjoy top attractions such as Heligan Gardens and the Eden Project, and discover stunning views in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. If you want an adventure, go rowing in 'Peggy' our sturdy 3.5M dinghy (available tide and weather permitting from Easter to end of October), and discover what's living along the shoreline. Bring your kayaks/canoes/stand up paddle boards and store them on the jetty. You may like to fish for bass, grey mullet and more from the private shoreline, the boat or from the wooden staging where the old boathouse once stood. Children love to catch the river crabs with line and bacon from here, play in our woodland or enjoy games in the garden. The patio area is perfect for an evening BBQ, lunch or breakfast on a warm sunny morning.

Please send an enquiry if you wish to bring a pet to the property. We will accept a maximum of 2 small dogs when there are no more than four persons staying in the cottage at any one time. Please read our Terms and Conditions regarding dogs before making a booking. There is a charge of £6 per night per pet. This charge will be added to the quote when appropriate.

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Amenities

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
  • Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
  • Bedroom 3: 2 Single Beds
  • 1 Family bathroom

Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair available

Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Essentials

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Waterfront
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Sea view
  • Private fishing lake or river
  • Boat available
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

We leave you in peace and quiet to enjoy your time at the property but if you need us, we are only 10 minutes away, or we can be contacted by email or 'phone.
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Cancellation policy

Full refund

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

Partial refund

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

No refund

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

100% refund100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
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50% refund50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.
24 hours after booking
25% refund25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.
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Things to know

Check in: 16:00 Check out: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.

Payment

This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Damage deposit: £200.00

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Smoking

No smoking at this property

House rules

As the grounds border water on two sides and are steep in places, some may consider the property and its garden not to be child and pet 'friendly'. No smoking or vaping inside the property.

When there are no more than 4 persons staying at the property, we will accept 1 large or 2 small dogs maximum. The dog(s) is to be kept in the kitchen or hallway and under no circumstances allowed in the lounge, bedrooms or on furniture.

Please read the Booking Conditions for Rock Cottage.

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About the owner

Linda D.
Average reply time:
29 minutes

Calendar updated:
25 Jan 2022

Years listed:
13

Based in:
United Kingdom
Languages spoken: English
This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It has been listed on Holiday Lettings since 02 Sep 2008. Located in Helston, it has 19 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £1025 to £2285.
The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 25 Jan 2022.

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A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Had to cancel The Canaries for Christmas, Rock Cottage was a wonderful replacement.
Dec 2021

We've admired the setting of this cottage for many years on our trips to the Helford. And we eventually got to try it out. Wow. We weren't disappointed. The cottage is beautifully presented … More 

Reviewed 3 Jan 2022

Owner's reply:
I'm thrilled to bits to receive your 5* review on Rock Cottage but even more so to know that you thoroughly enjoyed your holiday and everything was as you would expect. Thank you so very much for writing your review and I sincerely hope to see you both again when the flowers are out and Peggy is on the water.
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Sublime perch.
May 2021

Your own private slipway on a glistening creek. All to yourself, a prehistoric outlook. Resident breeding shelduck, the miracle of moon & tide, twice a day carries you, with a few strokes of the o… More 

Reviewed 2 Aug 2021

Owner's reply:
Absolutely, well said! Thank you for your review and hope to see you again.
MissGeog

Peaceful, characterful and relaxing.
Oct 2019

We (2 plus a small dog) enjoyed two wonderful weeks at Rock Cottage in October. We were greeted with fresh flowers in every room, a tray of very welcoming and tasty goodies in the kitchen and a very… More 

Reviewed 28 Nov 2019

Owner's reply:
Thank you for your glowing review! It was a pleasure to welcome you all here and great to know your stay at Rock Cottage was most comfortable and you had a relaxing holiday. Hope to see you both again as you will always be very welcome here. xx
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Idyllic Cottage with spectacular views down Mawgan Creek, Helford, Corneall
Jun 2019

Rock Cottage is located in a beautiful peaceful spot at the head of Mawgan Creek with uninterrupted magnificent views down the estuary. Suitable for families (2 doubles + one twin), it is also an idyl… More 

Reviewed 11 Jun 2019

Owner's reply:
It was a pleasure to welcome you both to Rock Cottage and I'm so pleased your stay was enjoyable. Thank you very much for your informative review.
Jeremy B

Beautiful and unique
Aug 2018

There is nowhere like Rock Cottage. None of the photographs, appealing as they are, do justice to the beauty of the view down the creek - once seen, it leaves a permanent impression on the memory. W… More 

Reviewed 1 Jan 2019

Owner's reply:
Jeremy, thank you so very much for your review. It is a pleasure for us to welcome you and the family here, as all of you really appreciate our idyllic spot on the Helford River. It goes without saying, we look forward to seeing you all again!
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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Linda (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Linda (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Linda (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Linda the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Linda (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Linda (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Linda (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Linda (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

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Why can't I call Linda (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Linda (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Linda (the owner) a message.

If Linda (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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