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4.5

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Pet Free

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Dolphin Cottage is well equipped and in a good location for Rock and the surrounding area; the inclusion of both washing machine and dryer is ideal in particular."

    Whilst generally clean the property was fairly dusty on arrival and it appeared it had only be cursorily rather than fully cleaned which was disappointing. Equally, none of the window frames fit properly and so, during the high winds we experienced during the stay, the rooms were very draughty and cold despite the central heating being on. The chimney flue was so draughty it was impossible to sit in the living room due to the noise level. These are structural issues and not ones JB could do anything about and so not their fault at all. If the above faults were rectified we’d stay at the cottage again but currently these put us off returning.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Apr 2024

  • "Dolphin Cottage was a great base for our family of 4 plus Grandma."

    The cottage was well appointed, very clean and as expected which made for a relaxing time. The bathrooms were really nice and appear to have recently been updated. The addition of a Google Chromecast in the living room was a nice touch, however the internet (providing only 5 Mbps at best) was not really adequate to stream anything without buffering, nor was it sufficient for modern family requirements. Although the literature stated broadband in Rock can be poor, we've stayed in houses in Rock with far superior broadband over the years. This really was the only downside, and once rectified we would have no hesitation in returning to spend another great week at Dolphin Cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.1Mar 2024

  • "In Cornwall's embrace, where seagulls soar, Stands Dolphin Cottage, a name it bore."

    Yet, sadly, not a dolphin's grace, In its features, a lack we face. Location boasts a charm so sweet, A coastal haven, where land and sea meet. The house, a gem, with a new build's kiss, Classy whispers, it can't dismiss. But John Bray, a charismatic name, His reputation, not quite the same. For Dolphin Cottage, it seems to lack, The charm we've known to track. Cobwebs weave their silent tales, Dirty floors beneath whispered gales. A Velux window, bathed in grime, Reflects a state, far from sublime. No doormat welcomes, as it should, Baking trays in grime stood. Pots and pans, their prime long past, A kitchen's echo, memories cast. In the drawer's embrace, what secrets play? A random dance, in culinary display. Forks of this and knives of that, All once cherished, now left for tat. The living room, a drafty shed, Whispers hinting a romance misled. O' Johnny Boy, must the pipes now blow? Revive this cottage, make it brightly show. In Dolphin's name, let winds of change, Sweep through rooms, rearrange. For Cornwall's pride, let John Bray rise, And charm return to Dolphin's eyes. also the toilet stopped working and the bins hadn't been emptied

    Thank you for taking the time to share your very creatively written feedback with us. Our guest's happiness is very important to us and your comments will be raised to housekeeping team, maintenance teams. We look forward to hopefully welcoming you back in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex2.5Dec 2023

  • "Our second year in this delightful cottage ."

    We had a setback upon arrival with the cleanliness but John Bray responded promptly and ordered a special clean on Saturday morning. We have booked for 2024 . It is a 5* cottage.

    Thank you for your comments, sorry to hear about your cleanliness issue but I am pleased we resolved the problem and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Sep 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay at this fabulous cottage."

    We had an electrical and plumbing issue at the start of our stay but these were dealt with very efficiently by Sykes/Brays. Overall a lovely comfortable and well equipped cottage but it would be great if there could be more seating in the living room as the sofas only seat 4 people and we had to bring in dining chairs for our teenage granddaughters and visitors. Looking forward to our stay in 2024!

    Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. We're very sorry that you had to experience these issues during your visit but thank you for your patience and understanding whilst we sorted them for you. Your comments have been passed on to the team here at John Bray Cornish Holidays. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was just an amazing property, perfect for our family of four and rated highly by our teenagers (which always makes for a happy holiday)!"

    Perfectly equipped and comfortable and a pleasure to hide our in when the weather was adverse. If I had a question/concern, it would be that the bedroom windows didn't open in the room with twin beds and it got quite warm in there.

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Thank you for bringing the twin beds window issue to our attention, we have reported this internally to be rectified. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful house tucked away, very quiet, with views over a field, so peaceful, and close to shops and local pub, will definitely return."

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and our son loved the toys that were provided also, so we would like to book again for next year."

    Thank you for you kind comments, we look forward to welcoming you back next year. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely holiday cottage which we felt at home in and it was well equipped."

    Love the cottage backing onto the fields where we could watch the wildlife. Will definitely look to book again. Just one small point which was the front door was not very secure.

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Dolphin's Cottage. Thank you for letting us know about the door we will share this with he owner.. We do hope that we get the opportunity to welcome you back to Cornwall in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by A5.0Jun 2023

  • "Yes, we enjoyed our most recent stay."

    It suits our family requirements although we could use another bedroom. It is homely. We have returned to this house for several holidays. It is quiet and comfortable. The front door needs replacing - very drafty and insecure. But we keep coming back!!

    Thank you for taking the time to complete feedback from your recent stay. We are pleased to see you had an enjoyable time and that you find the property to be so homely. Thank you for letting us know about the front door - we can have this looked into. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Apr 2023

  • "An excellent house and stay."

    Only minor comment would be info on how the heating works ie how to adjust the timer settings as it seemed to come on in the night. I couldn’t find any info on this Also how the waste bin collection works. Reading the John Bray info in the house implied that we had to ring for a collection otherwise we would be charged but that wasn’t the case when I called the office ( it was emptied on the Thursday ) Just points these are not complaints

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, we are so glad you liked the property, we are in the process of getting information packs in properties to help guests with the appliances, we do hope we can welcome you back to North Cornwall soon. John Brays on Behalf of the Owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Dolphin Cottage is perfectly set up for a holiday rental in Rock ."

    Good furnishings and equipment . Very comfortable beds and sofas . The cottage is well laid out . We really enjoyed staying there .

    Thank you for your kind words. It's great to hear you had a fabulous stay at Dolphin cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back to north Cornwall in the near future.- John Bray Cornish holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely holiday home with everything you could need, set back from the main road with a lovely enclosed garden overlooking open countryside."

    Handy for the shops and local pub. You won't find any of grannies musty old chairs from the 1950's just a homely, professional, well furnished house with a lovely dine in kitchen. If I was being ultra picky I'd upgrade the TV to smart for those rainy Netflix days. Difficult to fault this house.

    Thank you for your feedback on your stay with us, we are delighted that you had such an amazing time at Dolphin Cottage and are so happy you enjoyed the house. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Sep 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us stay at your fabulous Cottage."

    It certainly lived up to our expectations and more. Our granddaughters loved playing Boules in the garden. A well equipped accommodation and we really appreciated the supplied bedding and fluffy towels! Please could we have a firmer pillow on the beds? Looking forward to our stay next year.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us some feedback on your stay. We are delighted that you has such a fabulous stay with us at Dolphin Cottage and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property all round garden great safe place for our grandchildren to play ..."

    Lovely property all round garden great safe place for our grandchildren to play all rooms great would definitely recommend easy reach of most things local

    Thank you very much for this feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your holiday at Dolphin Cottage. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped in all areas."

    Good location for pub/beach/water activities. Quiet area.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you had a lovely stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna4.1Jul 2022

  • "Having previously stayed at Dolphin Cottage we were pleasantly surprised to find a new kitchen had been installed, however there is no longer a washer dryer available which we missed for our beach towels and jeans etc."

    A couple of small niggles (toilet seat not secured in family bathroom and blind stuck in twin room), quickly resolved by reporting to John Bray at the local office. The house suits our needs, comfy, well equipped and it's great having access to the garage to store our bicycles and surf gear. Will definitely stay here in the future.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had such a fabulous stay at Dolphin Cottage and had the perfect base to explore the local area and take advantage of the beaches. We will investigate the comments that you have raised with the owner and would love to welcome you back in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ana-maria3.8Oct 2021

  • "Cleaning was a bit hit and miss."

    Lots of spiders and a contact lens on the floor in main bedroom. Fridge was a not that clean. Just a bit more important during Covid . Lovely house though and a great stay. some possible improvements...the toilet seat in the family bathroom kept coming loose, a bit hazardous for late night toilet visits ! Also maybe consider some better mattresses on the double and twin beds . They are a bit tired and thin. Also on arrival the key code we had been given was wrong . The out of hours service soon solved this, we drove down to the Rock office and called the number on the door. The online number we called initially cut us off. Overall it was a good stay in a lovely house.

    Thank you for your comments. We will investigate these with the owner. We hope you enjoyed your stay regardless of these and would love to welcome you back in the future. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet4.1Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday and the home was beautiful."

    The only thing I would like to mention is that I was not aware that an extra £200 was being taken as an additional deposit. This has now been returned. It was just a surprise on my statement. Thank you

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and would love to welcome you back anytime in the future. Regarding the £200 damage deposit, we apologise that this was not communicated to you accurately but are happy that everything has been resolved now. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvette3.8Sep 2021

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This property is part of the John Bray Cornish Holidays collection.
John Bray Cornish Holidays offers some of the best located self catering cottages and holiday homes in North Cornwall’s loveliest locations including Rock and Daymer Bay, on the Camel Estuary, and Polzeath and Port Isaac on the Atlantic coast.

Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin , 1 x double), 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower room inc. shower, WC and basin
  • Family bathroom with bath, WC and basin
  • Separate WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room.
  • Central heating
  • Range cooker with gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer (located in the garage), TV, DVD player, Freeview and WiFi
  • Electric and heating inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels (not beach) inc. in rent
  • Sorry, no smoking permitted
  • Sorry, no pets allowed.

The property

Dolphin Cottage is a well-appointed, three-bedroom holiday home situated along the Rock Road in Cornwall.

Just a stone’s throw from the village shops, restaurants, and a pub, as well as Polzeath, Daymer and Rock beaches, this self-catering property offers a wonderful base for up to six guests, ideally suited for a large family to enjoy the delights of Rock and the Camel Estuary.

Be welcomed by a large, enclosed garden, bordered with shrubs and views of open farmland, along with a paved sun terrace for alfresco dining or garden picnics.

The accommodation is traditionally set with a kitchen, sitting room and dining room on the ground floor; the practical and bright kitchen, and the elegant sitting room both have doors onto the garden.

Upstairs are three bedrooms; one benefiting from a king-size bed with en-suite bathroom, one double bedroom, one twin bedded room, all serviced by the family bathroom.

Rock Beach is a short drive away and a wealth of watersports are on offer here including sailing and wakeboarding to name just a few.

The fairways of St Enodoc Golf Course are a must for keen golfers, yet they also provide fabulous sandy footpaths for walkers to explore, and children can run up and down the dunes that rest between the greens and the sea.

On inclement days, Wadebridge is less than 6 miles distant and has a wonderful sports centre with an indoor swimming pool and hosts two theatre cinemas, showing all the current films, with occasional local interest or art house films too, and a plethora of amenities to ease your visit.

With Padstow a ferry ride away, plan a trip to the National Lobster Hatchery, travel up to the golden sands of Trevone Bay, or if the weather allows, board a Sealife Safari trip for a tour of the glistening waters.

However you spend your break, do so with Dolphin Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ROCK

Padstow 1.5 miles via ferry; Polzeath 2.8 miles; Wadebridge 6.2 miles.

Rock is a desirable and much sought after coastal village located on the north eastern bank of the River Camel opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow which is easily reached by a regular ferry service. The summer home of royalty and celebrities offering top class restaurants and quality shops, the real draw is the array of watersports including sailing, water skiing, windsurfing and angling. Continuing on a sporting theme, the golf course at nearby St Enodoc is considered to be one of the best in the country. With an abundance of world class beaches all within a short radius it is easy to see why Rock holds its popularity.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas