3.9★ Tourist Board rating Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon Tourist Board ratings icon 8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms Pets Yes Features Off road parking Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Seaside Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews location (9) bed (8) property (7) no (7) our (6) kitchen (6) 17 Customer Reviews "Just returned from a weeks holiday at Carn Du 1." Amazing bungalow with spectacular views over the Camel Estuary. Extremely convenient for the beach, pubs and cafe's. The ferry to Padstow is a stones throw away as are many walks in the area. The property was well furnished and had plenty of cooking facilities if you ate in. Some attention needed to make the entrance to the footpath at the bottom of the garden clearer as often walkers ventured into our garden looking for the beginning. Perhaps a few more shelves and hooks in the bathrooms but apart from that the property was near faultless. Thank you for your lovely comments regarding your stay at Carn Du 1. Its position must be one of the best in Rock with its spectacular estuary views and being so close to the beach. Carn Du's gated and enclosed garden is set right back and up from the footpath route. It is possible that vegetation might have blocked the footpath sign which would explain why a few walkers may have headed the wrong way. We will look into this so thank you for bringing this to our attention. We look forward to welcoming you back to Cornwall very soon. - John Bray Cornish Holidays, on behalf of the owner. Property Owner Reviewed by J4.4★May 2023 "This idyllic retreat is situated in an impeccable location, one where the gentle whispers of the surrounding nature are your morning alarm and the stunning vistas keep you entranced from dawn till dusk." A serene tapestry of landscape unfolds before your eyes, as if each day nature paints a new backdrop to wake up to. The interiors of the property are clean and effective. The main bedroom also has access to the garden and the magnificent panorama, making it feel as if you are residing within nature itself. The bedrooms on the other side of the property are perfectly functional if not in slight need of modernisation. One aspect that truly set CarnDu1 apart was the level of service provided. For instance, when we encountered a heating issue on a Sunday - a day where one would usually expect delays in service - the response was lightning fast. Within an hour of reporting the issue, someone was at our door, and the problem was resolved swiftly. This level of commitment towards guests' comfort was heartwarming and truly appreciated. CarnDu1 offers a range of amenities to ensure your stay is comfortable. The kitchen is fully equipped, making it a pleasure for those who love to cook. The living space is perfect for both socializing and relaxing. The outdoor areas gave us the option to sit out and soak in the views, which with our glorious weather, was a treat. Space for two cars to park off the road and next to the location was also very handy. All in all we had a great stay and recommend it to any similar family very highly. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such wonderful feedback with us. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Carn Du 1 and had such kind words to say about this idyllic property. We are happy to help in any way we can and are so glad you felt comfortable and looked after whilst making the most of the gorgeous views and utilities. We look forward to welcoming you back hopefully very soon. John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner Property Owner Reviewed by Mark5.0★Mar 2023 "We had a lovely week at Carn Du 1." Nice to see a new sofa , some new furniture and improvements underway. Curtains in living room have seen better days though. The house could have been cleaner- cobwebs on the walls . We couldn’t make the the fan in the walk in shower work ? Apart from that it’s a great place to stay, in a great location and we had sun ☀️ all week. Thank you. Dear Julie I’m so glad you like the improvements. New curtains have been made and put up! Thank you for letting us know about the fan, this has been reported to our maintenance team to arrange to fix. We hope we can have you back in the future - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner Reviewed by Julie3.4★Feb 2023 "Really really super property, wonderful location and views." So much so we are very likely to book again for next year. The only small disappointment was that we were given only 4 dishwasher tablets, minimal toilet roll and kitchen roll which was surprising and of course we ran out ! We complained to the local office of John Bray who were very accommodating and provided some more supplies that evening. Overall, that was minor and we thoroughly enjoyed Carne Du 1. Thank you. Thank you so much for your kind words. It's great to hear that you had a great stay at Carn Du 1. We look forward to welcoming you back next year to the north Cornish coast. Property Owner Reviewed by Chris4.7★Sep 2022 "This is a lovely property in an amazing location." We had a wonderful time with two young children here. The views are incredible. My only complaint is that I think it is a bit much to be asking guests to strip the beds and put away all the dishes by 9.30 in the morning when charging quite so much for the week. It is particularly harsh on families with young children to expect them to do this. Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad that you enjoyed the property and your holiday. We do ask guests to strip the beds due to Covid still being high and we want to protect our team. The check out time has recently changed from 9am to 9.30am- John Bray Team. Property Owner Reviewed by Lara3.1★Jul 2022 "A lovely cottage with wonderful views!" Thank you very much for this feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed Carn Du 1! Property Owner Reviewed by Nadia4.4★Jul 2022 "The location and view from the property are stunning but unfortunately the interior is very sub standard." The kitchen is actually well stocked and we found everything we needed. But the flowery settee is so old the pattern has worn off and it was very dirty. The flooring was also very old and was extremely dirty and worn, especially around the patio door. There was also many weeds under the patio furniture. The first bedroom, with the dual aspect, was extremely musty smelling that seemed to get worse as the week went on. The lamp was broken, a missing handle from the bedside table and the curtains would not close without some force...they actually came down one morning and we had to fix them. The shower adapter in the main bathroom was also broken and the outside of the bungalow looked very run down. Again, the location and view were lovely but heavily let down by the interior. We would not rebook until some update to the interior had been made. Thank you for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed the property for the amazing views it has! We appreciate you bringing the issue of the interior to our attention, we have approached the owner. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future! - John Bray Cornish Holidays Property Owner Reviewed by Sylvia1.9★Jul 2022 "Having stayed at this property many times before we know the standard of this property." However having had such a big price increase recently we were very disappointed with many aspects of the service provided. - the grass was very long and when we requested a cut, this only happened on our last day - when we arrived there were overflowing bins in the bathroom - there were cigarette butts in the garden - there were a lot of cobwebs in the bedrooms - having to depart by 9am seems excessive - for the cost we would now expect tea towels or basic kitchen pack and a welcome food basket (having stayed at other properties for far less this is standard) We have always loved our family gatherings at this house but going forward the standard of the facilities and the greatly increased cost is making us seriously reconsider the value for money. Thank you for taking the time to feedback on your stay. We are very sorry that you experienced these issues during your stay this has been passed on to the team at John Bray Cornish Holidays. The checkout times have now been changed to 9.30am and check in at 4pm. We hope to welcome you back to north Cornwall in the future! Property Owner Reviewed by Carol2.2★May 2022 "The cottage is in the most perfect location, right in the heart of Rock and within a minute of the beach." The facilities are generally good however the beds and pillows are very soft and lumpy and the entire house could do with redecoration. The views are excellent and it was wonderful being able to share the holiday with our dogs. John Bray, as always, were extremely helpful. Thank you so much for your feedback and suggestions. We hope we can welcome you back in the future! - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner Reviewed by Sharon3.4★May 2022 "The second time we have stayed there , the place is beautiful great location excellent accommodation facilities nearby the only downside , Some areas were dusty settee uncomfortable and we found a old pork chop in the freezer." On a positive note we would definitely stay again. Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, however we are sorry to hear you had a bad experience with leftover food in the freezer. Rock does have a great selection of shops: bakers, butchers, spar etc everything you need on a daily basis. The ferry from Rock to Padstow is so easy and you will find all the amenities you need. - John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner Reviewed by Kate4.4★Dec 2021 "Fantastic location, lovely size property, well equipped, all in all really very good." A couple of minor propert nibbles: Missing temperature control on the overhead shower in the main bathroom and paint flaking off the wall above a radiator in the hall. Bugbear with cleaning generally - why do we now have to be out of the property by 9am? Don’t use the ‘extra cleaning’ for COVID excuse. In this property the flaking paint was still on the floor in the hall, there were cobwebs in the bathrooms, bedrooms and kitchen area. The last holiday we booked through you (similar time last year just before a lockdown) the property was dusty, there were cobwebs everywhere and a biscuit packet behind a sofa (though the fridge stank of bleach)! It is frustrating enough for us to have to clean, strip beds and pack up before 9am, for families with kids it must end the holiday on quite a stressful note. Thank you for your feedback .We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, however we are sorry to hear you had to experience this whilst on holiday. Covid has challenged our housekeeping staff. It was important to sanitise and clean the whole property, this was misinterpreted to having a deep clean.- John Bray Cornish Holidays on behalf of the owner. Property Owner Reviewed by Nicola3.8★Nov 2021 "With an exceptional view, and very suited to holidays eg sofas not perfect (but comfortable)." . Beds excellent. We love it here. Reviewed by Liz4.7★Sep 2021 "The view is stunning, the main living area is a bit tired and in need of some TLC." The outside shower is superb when you come back from the beach. All the bedrooms were very comfortable. Reviewed by Michael4.4★Sep 2021 "The bungalow is very well positioned overlooking the estuary." The layout is perfect for families(both young and old)and the kitchen is very well equipped. It is a very short walk to the beach and shops. The dog was delighted by the beach. Altogether a very good choice. Reviewed by June5.0★Sep 2021 "We had a wonderful week in our favourite place and looks forward to next year!" Mr. & Mrs. William HENDERSONJun 2019 "This was our 2nd year at Carn Du 1 and very pleased with a couple of additions ie outside shower and the super new garden table and chairs." There was 6 of us this year so it meant lots of space to eat Jun 2018 "What a fantastic location Carn Du 1 is!" Tucked away yet so close to beach, ferry, restaurants and all Rock has to offer. The view from the bungalow is just superb, we will never tire of it. Together with the weather we couldn't have wished for a better weeks holiday. We would like to stay again next year. Mr. And Mrs. Lee & Janine WebberApr 2017 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more 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 THE PROPERTY HAS NOW BEEN REFURBISHED AND UPDATED FRESH FOR THE 2023 SEASON! THIS INCLUDES A NEW LARGE COMFY CORNER SOFA AND A KITCHEN TABLE & CHAIRS AMONGST OTHER NEW FURNISHINGS, PHOTOGRAPHER SCHEDULED SOON Four bedrooms All ground floor accommodation 1 x king-size double with en-suite bathroom, bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC (can be changed to super king-size double on request), 1 x super king-size double (can be changed to 2 x twin on request), 1 x twin Bathroom with bath, basin and WC Shower room with shower, basin and WC Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area Utility. Central heating, Gas double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, Nespresso coffee machine (pods not supplied), washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher TV x 2, DVD player, WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Private parking Lawned garden, patio with furniture and BBQ Two well-behaved pets welcome Sorry, no smoking Pub 0.2 mile Beach 0.3 mile Fuel station/shop 0.8 mile Bakery 0.9 mile Golf Course 0.2 mile. The property With spectacular views from its elevated position overlooking the Camel estuary, Carn Du 1 offers a fantastic combination between comfort in seaside living and convenience in location. Just a few steps away from Rock beach, Carn Du 1 is a south-facing semi-detached property and a superb ‘holiday home-from-home’ where you can leave your car for the week and put your feet up, whether its relaxing inside together or soaking up the rays in the garden, enjoying watching the sailboats out on the estuary. The open-plan kitchen diner and lounge area is the hub of the house where everyone can socialise and catch up together after the day’s excitements. Slide open the floor to ceiling doors to the sun terrace and enclosed garden where you (and your canine companions!) can while away the hours looking out and watching your family playing in the garden. Dogs are welcome by arrangement and are permitted on Rock beach and Daymer Bay all year round, both heavenly stretches of sand for dogs to socialise and charge about. On your return from your frolics of the day, there is a useful utility and shower room just off the entrance to pile your sandy clothes into and refresh with a lovely hot shower. Carn Du 1 offers four restful bedrooms in which to revive yourselves before the adventures of the next day. The front master king size bedroom affords a wonderful view of the Camel estuary and garden, with direct access onto the front patio. In addition to the family bathroom, three of the bedrooms have an ensuite which gives the comfort of having your own bathroom and making it an ideal home when visiting with friends to give everyone their own privacy. All the bathrooms are newly renovated and offer stylish, modern facilities; an important feature when you are so close to the beach! A holiday in Rock is the perfect chance to get acquainted with this beautiful part of North Cornwall coast or return for more explorations. Down the lane or via the beach you can access the South West Coastal Path for bracing walks at any time of year and if you climb Brea Hill on your way to Daymer Bay you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the estuary from the top. For the keen golfers, you can pack your clubs as Carn Du 1 sits in front of the renowned St. Enodoc Golf course, one of the most spectacular courses in the country with outstanding views of the water and the historic St. Enodoc Church. After all this fresh air, why not let the local chefs take the pressure off you and enjoy the restaurants nearby at the end of Rock or trot up the lane to The Mariners public house where Paul Ainsworth’s team offer a tempting menu. A few minutes drive up the coast, the cliffs of Pentire Point and the Rumps, managed by the National Trust, are within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; for a longer hike follow the coastal path from Rock or for a stroll, park closer at Pentire Farm. The views of the coastline, ocean and cliffs are truly unbeatable, whilst the waters of the Camel Estuary provide a natural playground for sailors, water skiers, paddle-boarders and canoeists. Further down river at Daymer Bay and Polzeath, fantastic surfing, swimming and paddling awaits. Accommodation: Open plan Lounge/Kitchen/Dining Room Utility Room Shower/W.C. Bedroom 1: King size bed with ensuite bathroom Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom (zip and link - can be made into a superking bed) with en suite shower room Bedroom 3: Super king (zip and link - can be made in to twin beds) Bedroom 4: Twin bedroom (3ft) Family Bathroom Pets by Arrangement. Please Note: The beds will be made up as per the description. If you require the zip and link beds to be configured differently; please inform us AT LEAST 7 days prior to your arrival date. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200. View on map 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. View more holiday cottages in Rock Bedroom 2 has 2 x single zip link beds, as standard, if you require a Superking bed, please contact us to advise. Bedroom 3 is made up as a Superking bed, if you require this to be single beds, please contact us to advise.