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Black Rock

(Ref. 959564)

St. Austell, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this comfortable modern converted barn."

    The house had everything you needed, a comfortable night's sleep and enough room for a family of four to not feel cooped up. The hot tub was definitely a bonus as the kids enjoyed going in after a day out. Lovely views of the sea too!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Feb 2024

  • "We stayed in Black Rock first week of December."

    Had a fantastic week the property was clean comfortable and very cosy. Views were spectacular was a delight to wake up every morning. Would highly recommend and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely stay and welcoming, helpful owners."

    Clean, comfortable, furnishings, bedding etc all to high standard. Great views , quiet and relaxing but great location for exploring Cornwall. Dog friendly - he enjoyed it as much as we did.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a gem of a find."

    Beautiful cottage with stunning views. Everything you could need and the hot fired hot tub really made it a special place.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful view."

    After 9 hours travel having the hot tub lit ready for us to use when we arrived was great. Forgot how many hills and narrow the roads are especially when Google took us cross country without permission! Thank you for the complimentary cream tea. We visited Restomel, St Mawes and Tintagel Castles and Pastow. Fab Fantastic view from the front door.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Jul 2023

  • "Brilliant stay lovely spacious clean cottage."

    Nice welcoming cream tea and hot tub ready to use .eden project was 20 min walk thanks to owner telling us about route .only 1 issue would like info on hot tub but we figured it out need to get some kindle to get it going big logs kept putting it out .also would be good to have a few leaflets or guest book to find out places to go and eating out .

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Jun 2023

  • "A delightful property."

    Greeted by a Cornish cream tea and hot tub fired up. Views of the sea from the living room worth going for alone. Comfortable settees and very comfortable beds. Enclosed garden safe for dog. We had a very contented time here. And will be back!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here, a lovy cream tea welcome with the hot tub lit."

    We'll situated for the Eden project and thank you Paul for the tip re visiting Eden, it saved a few pennies. We would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very spacious property."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. All furniture, appliances, crockery etc of high quality. Lovely cream tea ready for us to have at the property on arrival is a lovely touch. Enclosed back garden so the dogs were safe. Hot tub was great every night once we worked it out. Just don’t put too much wood in there or it gets too hot. Property in very quiet surroundings . 20 minute walk to the Eden project or 5 minutes in the car. If you are a runner would definitely recommend going down there to do the parkrun on Saturday morning as you get to stay in the Eden project for free and it’s so worth the visit . Would definitely recommend staying at Blackrock because of how comfortable and spacious it is and in a great location for exploring the Cornish coast

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage, everything there you need and a fantastic view across the bay from the front, Hot tub was nice to get into to warm us up after the cold walks on the beach, and the hosts were there when you needed them, will definitely be back."

    Thanks Keith & Belinda

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2023

  • "The property is perfect & the views are amazing."

    Paul was a great host

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful setting."

    Very clean place. We thought the scone and jam ect was a lovely touch which we fully enjoyed while there. The owners left us to enjoy our time there but was also contactable should we of needed them. We will hopefully be returning again soon as we loved it so much. We didn’t want to come home.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    It was very comfortable everything that you would need was there. The owners friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Would definitely recommend. We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Black Rock cottage."

    Everything we could have needed was provided, including the ingredients for a lovely cream tea on arrival! We loved the fact that the floor was tiled downstairs which made it a lot less stressful in October with a hairy dog! The location is beautiful and you can even see the sea from the cottage due to its vantage point. A nice enclosed garden was good for the dog, and would be nice to sit out in during the summer months. Overall we would thoroughly recommend staying at Black Rock, and would happily return ourselves, thank you for making our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Black Rock cottage was everything we were looking for our holiday stay."

    It was very clean, cosy and well appointed. The owner was friendly, helpful but never intrusive. The welcome cream tea was a lovely touch. The only one small thing we would have found helpful was a written set of instructions for the dishwasher, cooker and hot tub to refer to when in doubt. The owner did cover these in his 'tour' when the first members of our party arrived but in all the excitement of settling in the details were later found to have slipped away.

    Reviewed by Eilidh5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location allowing easy access to all areas of interest."

    The cottage is modern and well appointed and the hot tub was a lovely extra that provided many relaxing evenings. The owners gave us lots of information on how to enjoy our stay and were just a stones throw away should there be a problem, but were not intrusive at all. I would recommend this cottage and would definitely stay again. The only thing missing was the Xbox, but we were glad to not have it as a distraction and so didn't ask about it.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, light, spacious and well located property."

    The exclusive use of the wood fired hot tub is a wonderful bit of luxury at the end of a day of sightseeing. The views over the coast and sea are beautiful and you can either walk or drive to the Eden project, which is only three minutes away by car. The owners are very helpful if you ever need anything and arriving to find milk, tea and cream scones with jam for you was a really nice touch.

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Apr 2022

  • "Thankyou for a lovely stay."

    We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, we had a lovely warm welcome and the cream tea is a lovely touch on arrival. The cottage was perfect for the dogs as the garden was enclosed and the flooring in cottage was easy to clean. Jane was lovely, very approachable and friendly. Will definitely recommend and hopefully be back sometime. Thank you

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Nov 2021

  • "Need bigger TV that connects to internet to watch net flix."

    Reviewed by Nathan3.8Nov 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay here!"

    With fabulous views overlooking the countryside and sea from our bedroom window, to the enclosed garden at the back making it very safe for our dogs, Black Rock was everything we needed. It was nice having our own bathrooms, the kitchen was well stocked and functional, the beds were comfortable, and for us, the cherry on the cake after a 7 hour drive was that the owners had pre-heated the hot tub for us so all we had to do was stoke the fire up a little more, and soak! The addition of milk, teabags and all the ingredients for a Cornish cream tea was a lovely touch, and we also bought a box of delicious fresh eggs. All in all, a lovely stay and would definitely recommend! :)

    Reviewed by Iona4.4Oct 2021

  • "The property is located in a great central location to access the local tourist attractions such as the Gardens of Heligan and Eden Project."

    The hosts were lovely and informative and on hand to provide extra logs for the fire and eggs when needed. The property itself was fantastic, it has a great living space and two good sized bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms. The kitchen had all the utensils required for a weeks stay and we enjoyed eating in as much as out. The only negative was the property needed a more thorough clean before arrival (oven and floors predominately). A hoover would have been helpful to have on hand thoroughout the stay to help with picking up sand etc when going to the beach.

    Reviewed by Carly4.7May 2021

  • "Black rock was a lovely cottage!"

    The hosts were very accommodating. Beautiful location. It was exactly what we needed with a toddler and a young dog.

    Reviewed by Lieven5.0Apr 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Black Rock, the accommodation was extremely comfortable."

    The location perfect for strolling down to the Eden Project. It's handy for the Lost Gardens of Heligan and south west path walks. We recommend the walks from Fowey to Polkerris and from Carlyon Bay to Charlestown. Our only disappointed was no logs were provided for the log burner but Tesco is just a few minutes away by car so we were able to buy logs and kindling there. The central heating was perfectly adequate, but we love a log fire. We hope to return to Black Rock next year.

    Reviewed by Melinda4.7Oct 2020

  • "Greeted by Paul on arrival we entered the cottage and were delighted at the attention to detail."

    Everything was immaculate and we settled in and lite the log burner, poured a glass of red and felt at home immediately. The cottage was spotlessly clean. The weather was a little wet so say the least but even when we weren’t out exploring the wonderful sights of the Cornish coast we quite happily settled down and stayed in. There was everything that was needed for a comfortable stay. Sadly due to Covid we were unable to access the hot tub but this is quite understandable. Thank you from Anne and Simon

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2020

  • "Black Rock cottage is in a fabulous location with a lovely view of St Austell bay."

    The cottage was comfortable with modern amenities. We were however, disappointed that the advertised hot tub was not available, there was no washing machine in the cottage and the laundry facility was also not available. It might be a good idea to replace the dish washer with a washing machine. Much more useful. One more thing, we were there for two weeks and the bedding was not changed. Having mentioned these things I must say that we had a fabulous holiday and would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.1Sep 2020

  • "We loved the cottage and its location."

    However, the kitchen had a complicated microwave without an instruction manual. A manual for the electric oven would also have been appreciated. We had an amusing conversation with the owners when the two elderly sofas were replaced by brand new ones just as we were leaving!

    Reviewed by Reginald4.4Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was really just perfect!"

    Jane me Paul we’re very warm and welcoming but also not in the least bit intrusive. There was a cream tea laid out for our arrival and we felt at home right away! Bedding and towels were top quality and the beds were super comfy. We will be going back for sure

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Aug 2019

  • "Overall very good but we found the sofas very uncomfortable, when the weather is bad and you are spending time indoors this becomes very important."

    Reviewed by Doreen3.4Jun 2019

  • "This was the perfect base for our seven day visit to Cornwall, the cottage had everything we could of required and the beds were super comfy!"

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2019

  • "Fantastic property, a perfect place to relax."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in a peaceful area, beautiful views and fabulous amenties!"

    ! Would definitely go back!!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Dec 2018

  • "We thought it was great but as a person of 5 feet black rock had very high hooks and hanging I simply could not reach."

    Also the sofas were very low and wide which I found difficult to use. Very comfy when on them but not good to get out of or move on. I felt like I was visiting the land of the giants .

    Reviewed by Maxine4.4Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely will be returning again next year."

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had very little communication from owners of property which seemed to be only next door which adjoined the property, the small print stated there was a washing machine that we could use but nobody came to show us where this was placed , so we found a utility room in a separate outhouse with a washer in it on site so we did use it."

    We asked the daughter of the owners, I think , about using hot tub to which she rang her parents for instructions how to use it , again I thought at some point in the week they would have come to introduce themselves and answer any queries we had but saw no one. On the departure morning we left the key inside the property as we had found it on arrival , again nobody told us what to do with the keys.

    Reviewed by J4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lovely place to stay and would go back again."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor open plan living room with wood burner, kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Central heating
  • Electric cooker with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, on site laundering facilities, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for three cars
  • Lawn garden, decked area with furniture and a wood fired hot tub
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome at £25 each per week
  • Dog towels and bowls available
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Pub 1.5 miles.

The property

The sweeping view of blue horizon at St Austell Bay from this beautiful converted barn is a constant reminder that Cornwall's Riviera coastline and golden beaches are not far away.

Nestled slightly inland amidst scenic countryside on a working farm in the hamlet of Trethurgy, Black Rock combines excellent accommodation standards with a peaceful setting for a relaxing break, with its own wood fired hot tub.

Ideal for families or groups of friends when booked together with Leghorn.

Guests can end fun days on the coast beside the warming glow of the stylish wood burner within the open plan living.

The interior has rustic appeal and a touch of class, an ultra-glossy kitchen and two luxurious bedrooms with en-suite facilities adding a touch of glamour.

Enjoy a sundowner on the decked patio as the children enjoy playing on the lawn.

Within walking distance is the Knightor Winery & Restaurant and St Austell offers excellent wet weather alternatives including a cinema, ten pin bowling and indoor children's adventure centre.

Well placed for a varied holiday experience, the renowned Eden Project is within walking distance; Charlestown, famous for its collection of tall ships, is a 15 minute drive whilst the exclusive waterfront town of Fowey; the cathedral city of Truro and the charming fishing village of Mevagissey are a 30 minute drive.

There is ample parking and secure storage for bikes/surfboards.Pet owners, walkers and cyclists will discover scenic walks and cycle routes of the Clay Trails from the front door step and children will love to meet the resident chickens, ducks, geese and pigs.

Relax with family and friends in this countryside setting.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Charlestown 2 miles; Carlyon Bay 3 miles; Mevagissey 6 miles; Fowey 8 miles.

The old market town of St Austell, just a mile or two from the south coast, is famous as the historic centre of the china clay mining industry. Today, its many beaches and its sub-tropical gardens provide plenty to see and do. The wonderful Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are perfect for a family day out, and a little further afield Caerhays Castle provides a stunning backdrop to Porthluny Cove. On the edge of town, St Austell Brewery offers tours of the Victorian brewing equipment and a chance to sample the local beer, and for those looking for surf and sand, St Austell Bay has several beaches to choose from - Porthpean, Carlyon Bay, Pentewan, Polkerris - the last offering a variety of water-sports. As well as a small shingle beach, Charlestown, a pretty, historic port, often has wooden sailing ships in the harbour, and is popular as a film location. A little further afield are Fowey and its beautiful estuary to the east and the fishing port of Mevagissey to the west. With lots to do and something to keep the whole family entertained, St Austell is a great year-round destination.

Note: Two well-behaved pets welcome at £25 each per week.
Note: This Property can be booked together with Leghorn (Ref: 959565)

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas