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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Such a beautiful house."

    Comfy sofas for curling up in the evening, comfy beds and a well equipped kitchen! The house was perfect with plenty of spaces to chill. Mrs Hammond was really helpful, suggesting places to eat etc. I'd recommend The Pityme Inn for an evening meal. We also loved that we could explore without needing the car everyday. There was a short walk to the beach - where you could walk for miles at low tide. You can hop on the ferry over to Padstow from the beach too. Overall a perfect week away. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susanne5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful property with everything you could need."

    A real home from home for all ages. Very thoughtful owner. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to shops and beach. Lovely garden with several quiet areas to read take in the Cornish air. Thank you, we will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Extras and surplus beautiful housewares surprised us!"

    Nicely decorated and comfortable holiday home. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Siu Yin Alithy5.0Oct 2022

  • "This property was absolutely superb."

    Diamond standard for cleanliness and extremely spacious and comfortable. The information was exactly right and we could not fault a single thing. We will definitely be returning and will stay for longer next time.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed here for 2 weeks at the end of the 2022 summer holidays."

    The house was perfect. It had everything we needed for us and our children. There was plenty of space. The owners were really helpful too (thank you!). The location is great. We spent much of the holiday exploring local beaches. Some of the ones we liked most that are local are Harlyn bay, Constantine bay and Polzeath. We also really liked taking the ferry over to Padstow.We had perhaps our best ever holiday staying in Kilcarreg and will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

  • "An excellent clean, comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "Tremendously clean, well situated and appointed."

    We loved it.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2022

  • "The description of the location suggested a 10 minute walk to the ferry."

    It is in fact 1.2 miles and if the ferry is used at low tide a demanding extra 1/4 mile walk over soft sand. We are both in our mid seventies and lucky to be reasonably mobile. Fortunately we took the car down to the ferry carpark. If we had not we would have been unable to walk back up the hill to return to the excellent house. The bakery, butchers and Spar were all very good and the house and facilities top quality.

    I am sorry that you have marked down our lovely house because of the tidal nature of the ferry ,something which was explained to you in our introductory conversation prior to your stay with us and to which you responded that the information was 'good to know'. Sykes description of the property actually states that within a ten minute walk or a four minute drive is Ferry point with excellent restaurants including the Mariner's pub and the famous Blue Tomato. Ferry point is an area of Rock with shops, restaurants, facilities and a car park it does not specifically say to the Ferry . This is why we mention in our introductory telephone conversation the tidal nature of the ferry and that if a longer boat ride and a shorter walk is required then the high tide crossing is the one to aim for ,if possible, as a crossing at low tide involves a walk on the beach at either end of the shorter boat ride. I understand that the Sykes writer timed these journeys himself but conditions and people do vary so perhaps we had better note this. The footpath to Porthilly beach and Ferry point is marked in the Welcome pack which is the shorter route. I also mention that the return journey is up hill as I did in our conversation . I am sorry that this has marred your stay with us and I will ask Sykes to re phrase the description and to note that the ferry is tidal and I will continue to try to ensure that guests understand this in our initial chats. Please may I thank you for the way that the house was left after your stay with us housekeeping said that they had never seen a house vacated by guests left in such a clean and considerate state . Thank you very much . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a wonderful house in a great location."

    Exceeded our expectations, very large, comfortable and well equipped. Would certainly like to return in the future.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Kilcarreg is a lovely, spacious, very comfortable house where everyone immediately felt at home."

    It was spotlessly clean and tastefully furnished, well equipped and the WiFi was excellent. It is in a brilliant location, in a quiet street very close to our favourite beaches. The owner was very friendly and we had a wonderful holiday there, we all agreed it was the best place we had ever stayed at.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thank you for providing a lovely comfortable, clean holiday home."

    The house is lovely- it really is a home from home. Thank you for being so considerate of your tenants.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage."

    Lovely location. Exactly what we expected. Only downside was we didn't understand the re-cycling instructions!

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant stay, the owner was wonderful and very helpful!"

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2021

  • "Loved the property!"

    Convenient location and a helpful and informative owner.

    Reviewed by Doreen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Kilcarreg is a very comfortable, well-equipped and conveniently-located property for a small family or small group holiday in North Cornwall - and less than an hour from the Eden Project, the Lost Gardens of Heligan etc."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners were very helpful and the house was lovely and comfortable with everything that was needed."

    There was plenty of space in house and garden so we could be on our own or together as a family. Also there’s so much to do in the area and we had good weather. Rock is a lovely village and we can recommend the bakery, the deli and the fish and chips! Everyone was very friendly and we enjoyed walking along the beautiful coast and beaches, swimming, kayaking, cycling and visiting places of interest.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2020

  • "Kilcarreg was the best holiday rental we have ever had (and we've had lots over the years!"

    ). The house was huge, clean, warm, comfy and extremely well equipped. We loved the garden, which was perfect for hide and seek with the grandchildren. The house is also close to some excellent shops to top up on provisions, and there are lots of interesting Public footpaths which we enjoyed exploring. We always enjoy a trip on the ferry to Padstow, and have pasties for lunch. We thoroughly enjoyed every moment of our stay with our family. Thank you excellent service.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic house and the service was superb."

    The owner Alison was wonderful and checked everything was ok, and made us feel very welcome. The accomodation was of the highest standard with everything (and more) that you could need. Wonderful house and facilities in a great location.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Aug 2019

  • "Good house well equipped"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2018

  • "Perfect, comfortable house in a great location that suited us all very well."

    No problems at all. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Jun 2018

  • "Nothing more to say fantastic"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "What an amazing cottage expected to be impressed with the property but not to the extent we were - the cottage had everything you could possibly want and more to help you enjoy your holiday and make you feel totally at home."

    The locality is perfect to explore all of Cornwall we did from top to bottom, East to West. The local chip shop is well worth a visit and portions are plentiful. The Pityme Inn is another place to visit and only round the corner. Will look forward to returning here at another time and will not hesitate to recommend to our family and friends

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2018

  • "Good sized property with lots of comfortable places to relax."

    Enjoyed local walks to beaches, shops and restaurants. Handy for Padstow ferry.

    Reviewed by Hazel4.7Mar 2018

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing break at this beautiful well-equipped cottage."

    The standard of the accommodation was exceptional. Cleanliness and comfort second to none. The location was fantastic, close to so many lovely beaches, and a short ferry trip away from Padstow. Even in February the cottage was warm and inviting. We wouldn’t hesitate to book again, thank you.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Feb 2018

  • "Although booked through Sykes, our hosts deserve a special mention."

    The house was fantastic - quiet, beautifully kept and fully equipped. From arranging the key to sorting little issues, they were always available and made every effort to make the holiday as pleasant as possible. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely property."

    Plenty of space. Well equipped. Lovely gardens. Nice and quiet. Great base for coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster king-size double with TV and en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with basin, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with L-shaped bath, shower over, twin basins and WC
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Snug (seats 3)
  • Conservatory (seats 3).
  • Oil central heating and woodburner
  • Electric range oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional fridge/freezer in garage, wine cooler, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 2 cars with additional roadside parking on first come, first served basis
  • Garage for storage
  • Rear split-level lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Note: There are steep uneven steps in the rear garden, children to be supervised Note: A travel cot and high chair can be made available upon request
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 1 mile. Note: this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200 Please do not charge electrical vehicles in this property as it can cause issues with the electrical set up.

The property

Superbly located for enjoying this most exclusive area of Cornwall, in the village of Rock on the north east bank of the River Camel, opposite the famous harbour town of Padstow.

This beautiful detached house set in delightful gardens is situated in a cul-de-sac in a quiet residential area of the village only five minutes’ walk from the centre and its high class shops.

You walk through the front garden and enter this lovely house into the hallway which will take you into the spacious sitting room with a woodburner for those cooler evenings or winter nights after a walk along the beach.

The conservatory adjoins the sitting room and overlooks the back garden offering a quiet spot for catching up with a good book.

There is also a snug providing another escape.

The well-equipped kitchen with adjoining utility room, a wet room for showering when coming off the beach or back from a day of watersports, and the charming dining area complete the ground floor accommodation.

On the first floor there are three individual bedrooms with the master having a four poster bed and en-suite shower room.

Outside the gardens really are a delight with even a little hideaway patio offering shade on those hot afternoons.

Within a ten minute walk or a four minute drive is the ferry point with excellent restaurants including the Mariner's pub and the famous Blue Tomato.

The mile long fine sand beach at Rock is fringed with dunes with water beautifully calm and clear making it a haven for all water based leisure pursuits.

Fishing, windsurfing, water skiing, canoeing and rowing are all on offer although it is best known for its sailing, with everything from dinghies to luxury cruisers.

Further along from the beach at Rock the safe bathing beach of Daymer Bay is sure to be a popular choice for families and offers a most enjoyable walk to and fro.

For the essential trip to Padstow a trip across on the ferry is strongly advised; with pubs and top class restaurants you will be spoilt for choice.

For a wonderful holiday to enjoy all this stunning area has to offer, a stay at Kilcarreg really is hard to beat whatever time of year.

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

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About the location


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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Note: this property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £200

Please do not charge electrical vehicles in this property as it can cause issues with the electrical set up.