Rock Holiday House, Cornwall, South West England, England

Rock, close to beach, Cottage in Rock Cornwall minutes from beach, sleeps 9-11

Sahara, self catering house in Rock for 9-11

Description of holiday house in Rock, Cornwall, South West England

Sahara, Rock, Wadebridge, Cornwall
Sleeps 1-9 (11)

Sahara is within 5 minutes walk of the Porthilly beach at Rock and within walking distance of the local amenities and St Enedoc Golf Club. It has a sunny aspect and is warm and welcoming for family holidays and Cornish getaways being well equipped for large or small numbers. From the house one can walk up across the Golf course and dunes which gives spectacular views of the island and headlands at the mouth of the Camel Estuary and out to the Atlantic. Dogs are allowed on some of the local beaches and dune areas.

Comfortable and with sea views from the garden, and West facing bedrooms, it has full central heating and an open fire for the winter, and an outside table, chairs and BBQ for those warmer summer days.

The house is positioned in a cul de sac off Rock Road and there is ample parking in the drive for 4 or 5 cars boats, etc. The house sleeps 9 in four bedrooms and in addition one of the sofas in the sitting room can be folded out into a double bed.

Local shops include - Newsagents, Bakery, Butchers, Post Office, Spar, Delicatessen, Petrol Station and the Estate agents. There are also some boutiques, beach shops and pubs and restaurants. During the summer and at busy times of year there are usually arts and crafts for sale at The Rock Institute, The Rock Art Group (Cowrie) and The Salty Dog (Porthilly Lane). Down off the beach is a Ferry that runs to and fro across the Camel Estuary to Padstow from morning to dusk throughout the year.

Rock is situated near the mouth of the Camel Estuary and is ideal for walking by the sea, golfing at St Enedoc Golf Club, watersports such as waterskiing, sailing, swimming, fishing, windsurfing and kite surfing. Just along the coast: kayaking (Port Quinn or Wadebridge),surfing and boarding (2.5 miles to Polzeath) and cycling along the Camel trail (either taking the Ferry across to Padstow, or from Wadebridge 6 miles). Longer trips out can take in The Eden Project, Tintagel castle, Port Isaac fishing village, horse riding, adventure centres, etc. There are various brochures and business cards of things to do and see on the bookshelves in the hall and a visitor’s book to leaf through and read about the exploits of former visitors.

The house itself consists of:

Ground Floor : Hallway, sitting room, dining room, WC, kitchen, utility room and the former garage now used as a carpeted playroom and store for your boating, walking or golfing gear.

The sitting room is large and very light with four comfortable sofas and various cushions and a small desk and chair with a visitor’s computer. There is wireless internet so bring your lap-top if you want to access it. There is also a digital TV, DVD, video player and music centre.

The dining room has a large elliptical one piece table which can seat up to twelve and is friendly to talk either across or around making it ideal for large or small groups. It is a light room with patio doors to the front lawn and a hatch through to the kitchen which makes serving simple and ensures that the cooks are still involved with the party. If the weather is fine, meals can be taken out to the large teak garden table on the west side of the house.

The Kitchen is well equipped and easy to work in, with a large double drainer double sink, extensive work surfaces and cupboards and a central table. The oven stack consists of two fan ovens and a high power microwave with a 5 burner gas hob on one side and an additional grill microwave and bread maker on the other. There is a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer, under work surface fridge and deep fat fryer also available. A separate door leads into the Utility Room with a washing machine and separate tumble dryer. The large Belfast enamel sink is suitable for washing walking boots and wetsuits, etc and taking them straight out of the adjacent back door to dry on the large clothes airer outside. Another door leads into the carpeted playroom/former garage where there is a further freezer if required, along with some toys and games for your use..

First Floor
North Bedroom: Double Bed, with ensuite shower room
West Bedroom: Bunks (3ft wide)
South Bedroom: Twin beds (3ft wide), vanity basin, DVD, TV
East Bedroom: Single bed + bunks (all 3ft wide), vanity basin
Family Bathroom: bath with thermostatic shower over, basin, WC.

Rates : From £350 to £1600 per week depending on season

Maximum of 9 (+2) people. Children are welcome.

No smoking. One well behaved pet welcome.

Price: £375 - £1600
Contact: Caroline Mattos
Telephone: 01392 882344

Accommodation, Facilities and Services

Suitability: No Smoking, Pets Allowed
General: Central heating, Electric Fan/s, Telephone, Internet Access, Computer, Beach equipment, Hairdryer
Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
1 Double/s with ensuite, 1 Twin/s, 1 Cot/s
West bedroom (2 bunk beds); East Bedroom (2 bunk beds and single bed)
Bathrooms: 2 Bathroom/s
1 Bath/s, 2 Shower/s, 2 Wash basin/s
i.e. shower room en suite; bathroom with shower over, 2 basins in bedrooms & WC downstairs
Lounge: Seating for 11 people
TV, Video, CD Player, Radio, DVD Player, Computer Games Console, Board Games, Books/Magazines, Selection of Films
Freeview TV, internet computer and wireless availability
Dining Area: Seating for 12 people , High chair
Also kitchen table seats 4, hatch to diningroom
Kitchen/Utility: Oven, Hob, Grill, Fridge, Freezer, Microwave, Kettle, Toaster, Coffee maker, Dishwasher, Washing machine, Tumble dryer, Ironing board, Iron
2 ovens, 2 microwaves, 2 fridges, 2 freezers, deep fat fryer, bread maker
Outdoors: BBQ, Private garden, Terrace, Sunloungers, Patio table, Patio chairs
Views of the sea from the front garden
Access: Car not essential, Off road parking, Garage, Stairs
Car not essential but preferred
Services: Cleaning extra, Laundry extra
Tea towels, oven gloves and small handtowels provided

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Location of holiday rental in Rock, Cornwall, South West England

Holiday Type: Beach, Rural, Historic/Sightseeing, Family
Local Activities: Swimming/Watersports, Walking, Golf, Fishing, Horse Riding, Tennis, Cycling/Mountain Biking, Gym

Location description

Many people come to Rock to enjoy the fishing, sailing, surfing, waterskiing or sea kayaking. For those not interested in watersports there is a fine golf course at St Enedoc, birdwatching along the estuary, wonderful walks along the North Cornwall coastal path and across the dunes. Fun on the beach with family and friends (Porthilly beach is closest with a shallow beach ideal for toddlers or Rock beach which is much larger and can be ideal for kite flying and beach games), bicycle riding along the Camel Trail (Padstow/Wadebridge/Bodmin) and horse riding on the moors. Historic fishing villages to visit such as Port Isaac, Padstow and Mevagissy and King Arthur's seat at Tintagel. Truro the main city is a lovely place to visit and browse the smaller individual shops and of course one can also go to Plymouth, Bude, Newquay and Bodmin.

Good places to eat out either in local pubs - The Mariners, Pityme Inn or at Chapple Amble or restaurants such as Rick Stein's etc.

Other activities

Some visitors like to use Rock as a base to see the whole of Cornwall and will take in places such as

The Eden Project
The Minack Theatre
The Sealife Centre
Newquay Zoo
Lands End
The Tate Modern at St Ives
King Arthur at Tintagel
Crealy Cornwall Adventure Park
Goonhilly Earth Station
The National Maritime Museum at Falmouth
The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
We will be pleased to list any other places of interest which you have visited in this area if you feel they would make a contribution to the holiday enjoyment of other visitors

Local events

Rock Sailing & Waterski Club organise daily summer sailing races and some watersports days. RNLI have lifeboat fundraising events, there are some Donkey Derby's and the St Minver summer fete is in August.

Tourist attractions

North Cornwall Coastal Path
St Enedoc sunken church
Local beaches
Watersports opportunities
Eating out
Walking and Birdwatching

Nearest Airport: Newquay
Nearest Railway Station: Bodmin Parkway 12.6miles
Nearest Ferry Port: Plymouth 40miles
Nearest Bus Station: Wadebridge 6.3miles
Nearest Beach: Rock 0.2miles
Nearest Pub/Restaurant: Mariners Rock 0.3miles


Take the M5 towards Exeter.
Exeter Services is the last 24 hour fuel station on the route – so refuel there if you need to. It is a further 80 miles to Rock. In an emergency you can detour slightly off the route at Bodmin to reach the 24 hour fuel at the ASDA supermarket.
Exit from M5 Junction 31 onto the A30 following - Okehampton, Launceston and Bodmin. On the approach to Bodmin slow down after the airport sign as the slip road comes upon you very early.
Exit to Bodmin. Take the Bodmin slip road to BODMIN TOWN CENTRE and then follow right and right again etc. to leave Bodmin on the A389 for Wadebridge – 6 miles.
On the approach to Wadebridge, pass TRELAWNEY GARDEN CENTRE and stay on the main bypass road up to the large roundabout at which you turn left following town centre. After 100 metres turn RIGHT at the mini roundabout onto the B3314 to Rock – 6.5 miles. Watch out for the narrow stretch of road.
After one mile at the traffic lights cross the single track Trewornan bridge, and after a further 1 ½ miles of rather narrow lanes turn left to Rock. Follow the main road into the village (rumble paint and 30 mph sign before sharp left bend).
Continue along Rock Road and pass:
The PITYME INN on the left.
Parade of shops (SPAR, Fish & Chips, Estate Agents) on the right,
followed by Di’s Pantry, Butchers and Rock Bakery.
Pass TEXACO Clock Garage on the left.
Parade of shops: Restaurant, Estate Agents, Rock Shop, and Post Office on the left.
Porthilly Lane on the left and Village hall on the right.
The Road now swings right and left and then straightens out down to the sea. Turn RIGHT into Green Lane / Rock Villas and then turn RIGHT again into FORLAZE ROAD. Sahara is the first house on the RIGHT hand side. We usually reverse into the drive which helps with unloading and is safer when driving out next time.

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Owner Name: Caroline
Property Ref: 00767
Languages Spoken: English
Preferred Contact Method: Enquiry Form
Primary Telephone: 01392 882344
Secondary Telephone: 07974 959777
Owner joined website: 7 January 2009
Property listed since: 9 January 2009
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Rock, close to beach


Ref: 00767
Sleeps: 11 (4 bedrooms)
Board: Self Catering
Pets: Pets Allowed
Smoking: No Smoking
Access: Car not essential
Airport: Newquay (16miles)
Highlights: Near beach
Family holiday
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Rates: from £395.00 pw
Changeover: Friday

Holiday Type

  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Historic/Sightseeing
  • Family

Local Activities

  • Swimming/Watersports
  • Walking
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Horse Riding
  • Tennis
  • Cycling/Mountain Biking
  • Gym