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

Rock Cottage, Mawgan, Helford River, Cornwall, UK.

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Magnificent elevated view of Mawgan Creek at Rock Cottage

Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6 Home 69878

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

With no next door neighbours or owners living on site, you can enjoy total privacy at this riverside retreat! Our beautiful 16th century waterside property stands completely alone offering you total seclusion; the garden and river birds are your company. It is a rare find these days to have an uninterrupted view to look at and what a 5* view we have. Ever-changing throughout the day and through the seasons, the gentle tidal waters of the Mawgan Creek ebb and flow bringing a myriad of water fowl back home daily.

Rock Cottage is warm and cosy throughout with full central heating has three bedrooms, a fabulous new kitchen, ground floor family bathroom and for 2016 a luxurious new suite in the Sitting Room. There is fast WiFi to keep you in touch with the outside world (if you want to be). The kitchen is light and airy, very well equipped, uncluttered with a panoramic view of the Mawgan Creek. Exclusive and simply fabulous views to enjoy from inside as well as the garden and bird life galore on the water to spy on. Good walks, wonderful landscape, coves and quiet beaches no more than 10 minutes away. If you want an adventure, then go rowing in 'Peggy' our sturdy 3.5M dinghy and discover what's living along the shoreline. You may like to fish for Sea Bass from either the boat or 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 a BBQ and breakfast on a warm sunny morning.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 15:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Gunwalloe Church Cove 8 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay 59 km, Nearest railway: Truro 23 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player, Boat available, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture 1 Super King Bed, 1 King Bed, 4 Single Beds, Cots available (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The Cornwall region

The Lizard Peninsula boasts a wealth of fabulous sandy and safe beaches for bathing and body boarding. The climate is very mild even in the winter months. It is the most southerly point in mainland England, has rare wildflowers, unique geology and is home to England's rarest breeding birds - the Cornish Chough. It has a remarkably beautiful coastline with many quaint old fishing harbours and tiny sheltered coves.

The warm local climate encourages the growth of sub-tropical vegetation, and a constant profusion of colour all year round. Primroses flower before Christmas, and camellias open in December whilst daffodils often decorate the hedgerows in January. This is followed by a display of bluebells and wild flowers.

This part of Cornwall is an absolute delight for those who enjoy the outdoors. Quite often seals, dolphins and basking sharks are regularly seen in the waters around the Lizard, and at Falmouth sightseeing boat trips are available.

Helford River

The village of Mawgan is a short 10 minute stroll from Rock Cottage. Visit the 12c church, enjoy a meal at the Ship Inn and stop by at the well-stocked village stores selling locally grown vegetables, dairy, fresh meat, newspapers and more. Towards St Martin is Gear Farm Pasty company. Apart from delicious freshly baked pasties, they also produce pizzas from their wood-fired oven and sell locally caught fish. At Newtown you will find the Prince of Wales serving good food and ale. Trelowarren Estate is closeby and hosts the New Yard Restaurant. When it comes to beaches, we are spoilt for choice and Kynance Cove is a hit everytime!

Rock Cottage is situated at the head of the Mawgan Creek of the Helford River which runs from Gweek down to Mawnan Shear where it widens out into Falmouth Bay. The river, which is really a tidal creek with oak wooded hills and pasturelands, is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt stretches of water in the country. The narrow lane to the cottage takes you over an ancient stone bridge where swans and ducks feed and the kingfishers dart across the creek.

Here are just a few of the places close to Rock Cottage. All are very easily accessible and within 20 minutes drive.

Church Cove, Gunwalloe - Famous small church on the beach. Sandy beach, good bathing, grassy areas behind beach excellent for picnics.

Poldhu Cove - Sandy bay sheltered by high cliffs. Good surfing when wind and tide are right, rocky pools, magnificent cliff walks (National Trust), wild flowers.

Kynance Cove - Very famous beauty spot. Spectacular cliff descent on foot from car park at top (National Trust). Variety of coves, serpentine rocks rising high out of the sea. Excellent cafe. White-sand, turquoise water and multi-coloured islands.

The Lizard Lighthouse - Most southerly point. Magnificent view of rock-strewn sea from lighthouse or cliffs.

Cadgwith - Beautiful little fishing cove, shingle beach with some sand below high cliffs. Rocky prominence above deep pools; excellent for diving and swimming. Many flat shelves on rocks popular for picnics and sunbathing.

There is a continuous cliffside walk right round the Lizard Peninsula, affording magnificent views of some of Cornwall's most spectacular and rugged scenery, much of it is owned by the National Trust.

Visitors can play golf either at Mullion, which has a wonderful view of the sea, or Helston (short course). Horse riding is available at either Mullion or Constantine.

Many artists and craftsmen work in this area. There is a small exhibition centre/gallery at Trelowarren, and Mullion. The Tate and the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives, are worthy of a visit too as well as the Penlee Gallery in Penzance.

Treat yourself to an excellent meal at The Ship Inn restaurant or try The New Yard at Trelowarren, both in Mawgan. There are many cafes, pubs and restaurants on the Lizard.

This part of Cornwall has a diverse range of National and privately owned Gardens: Bonython, Trebah, Glendurgan, Trewithen, Lost Gardens of Heligan, Eden Project and many more.

Experience sea kayaking, hire a boat, go windsurfing, try diving, visit the Cornish Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, Roskillys Farm, give the children a day out at Flambards, climb a lighthouse at the Lizard, go down a tin mine - there's an endless list of things to do!

The ancient market town of Helston is famous for its Flora Day which is held in early May when about one thousand dancers take to the streets and all the shops are decorated with bluebells and gorse.

Helston has a mixture of Georgian and Victorian architecture and there are a fine array of public houses, one of which dates back to the 15th century and still brews its own ale. The town offers all the necessary shops as well as a very interesting Museum to visit on a rainy day and only a 10 minute drive from Rock Cottage.

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      Calendar updated:06 Feb 2016

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