Mrs Wheeler June 2023
Immaculate, well equipped property. Great location, provided everything we needed and it gave us the base for a great family holiday. So many other beautiful places nearby.
Mrs Higgins May 2023
Just perfect for a family holiday, accommodation excellent, views amazing.
Miss McWethy May 2023
Rockaway was perfect. So much so that whenever we left to explore nearby areas we ended up looking for somewhere to match our balcony in terms of views and comfort to enjoy a drink/food - we all agreed there wasn't anywhere that came close. The hot tub was lovely and very simple to use, and all the appliances were top end. The kitchen was very well equipped with a coffee machine, nutri-bullet and every kitchen accessory you can imagine. The wine and scones were a lovely welcome gift too. The beach was a five-minute walk away and it was easy to rent bodyboards from the surf shop on the front. All in all it was great place to stay for a family break - we're already missing those amazing sunsets.
Mr warren May 2023
This property really did live up to the advert. The views were genuinely that good and we spent a lot of time enjoying the view of the bay from the balcony seating. The welcome pack of scones, cream, milk and wine was a nice touch. A clean and spacious open plan living and kitchen area, a large hot tub and wicked power showers ensured a wonderfully relaxing week.
Mrs Mortimer April 2023
Only one word needed really - Wow!!! From the moment you enter the lounge and start to explore you find yourself repeating the word!! This is an exceptional property in a fantastic location. We had everything we needed for the perfect holiday - view, balcony, sea, sunsets, two great pubs within walking distance both serving great food, fantastic bakery and that beautiful beach. There were gorgeous rugs for wrapping ourselves up in while sat on the balcony star watching. The hot tub was a real treat, relaxing with a glass of fizz. The cream tea was very welcome thank you. The owner checked in with us before and during the week. We and our friends really miss that view!! It was stunning to wake up to every morning. We didn’t want to leave.
Mrs Woolfenden April 2023
Absolutely beautiful property and amazing location. We will be definitely booking to stay at this property again, we have never visited this part of Cornwall before and what a little gem it is. From the welcoming Portreath Arms to the local Bakery and most of all the stunning beach and coastline.
We are truly missing sitting on the Balcony in the property watching the sea and the sunsets it is such a beautiful and peaceful place to be.
Thank you to the hosts for the perfect little touches in the property which makes the holiday even more special, you have really thought of everything to make a holiday the best for each guest.
Mrs Sproson March 2023
The pictures for this property do not do it justice. It is the most tranquil special place to holiday. The views are out of this world and ever changing.
Mrs Bamber July 2022
Fantastic property with high quality fittings and furnishings and a location with stunning views of the sea. It is a short walk down to the beach which was great during the heatwave. St Ives, Padstow and the Eden Project are all close by so an ideal base for visiting.
Mrs Larkin July 2022
Rockaway is as good as it looks in the photos if not better. The view is amazing. It’s a lovely stroll to the beach which is good for swimming, bodyboarding, rock pooling and cave exploring (at low tide). Being able to pop down to the beach with the kids after dinner and take advantage of the long light evenings was a particular highlight. The property itself is very comfortable and really well equipped. The beds were comfy and we all slept well. The hot tub was brilliant. We went to the Portreath Arms Hotel at the bottom of the hill (less than a 5 minute walk) a couple of times and the food and service were both good, and we also found Rockaway a good base for exploring other areas as it is within an easy drive of St Ives or St Michael’s Mount where we spent an excellent day. We loved it and will be back.
Mrs Coates May 2022
This is the second time we have visited Rockaway. This property is absolutely beautiful everything you could need and well equipped. The beds are really comfortable and it is lovely to wake up in the morning overlooking the sea. Where it is situated is amazing with a lovely balcony overlooking the beach and sea, we did not want to go far, we just sat and watched the Ocean. The cleanliness is exceptional, and we loved the hot tub. Can highly recommend
Mrs Crellin May 2022
Excellent holiday house with stunning views.
Mr McCormack April 2022
We loved our holiday; house and location were ideal. Booked again for next year as had such a great time.
Ms Pedersen February 2022
Amazing views from the large open plan room upstairs and the bedrooms downstairs. It was as luxurious as the photos promised. Appliances were easy to use and the welcome pack was fantastic. Our car fitted easily in the parking place on the property and there was one small flight of stairs up to the entrance, so we were settled in no time at all. The owner texted to make sure everything was OK which it was. Netflix was a bonus, as we don't have it at home and was useful for the odd rainy day. We loved the hot tub and although it was the end of February we still used it 3 times. We tried Tricky's at the Tolgus Inn for Sunday lunch as suggested and it was extremely good (the server catered for allergies well too). The hill was not steep at all so a visit to the bakery, shop and pub at the bottom was all very easy.
Mrs Clist September 2021
Rockaway was immaculately clean and had the wow factor on arrival. We couldn't wish for a more comfortable place to stay on holiday. The view was great - watching the surfers, fishing boats and even spotted a couple seals. We thoroughly recommend and have re-booked for next year.
Mr Renton August 2021
We had a really relaxing stay at Rockaway. It was nice to be able to warm up in the hot tub after a swim in the sea. The balcony has a nice view of the beach and we saw some beautiful sunsets. The house is really well equipped - from coffee maker to tub to rinse wetsuits (and rinse sandy feet).
Mrs Rashid July 2021
Fantastic cottage with breathtaking views! I could sit all day on the balcony watching the waves lapping on the shore. Great facilities - it has everything you need, making it a perfect home away from home. Thank you for a wonderful relaxing holiday.
Dr Moss July 2021
This was a wonderful place to stay on our holiday, with fantastic views (the sunsets over the bay were unbelievable), comfortable beds, and everything you could possibly need. I think it would be a great base for a holiday whether in summer or winter, and had a real feel of luxury to it. We were also so close to the beach, we could walk down and back in the time it took to eat an icecream! I would definitely stay here again and would strongly recommend as the perfect holiday home in Cornwall.
Mrs Kemp June 2021
Rockaway is the perfect House in the perfect location ! Having days out in surrounding places of interest and then coming back to this lovely bay and house was sheer delight !
Ms Elias May 2021
Very clean and nice flowers, cream tea and wine on arrival. Other basic cooking things too - salt and pepper etc which was helpful and good to have.
Stunning views and lovely to have blankets for outside as well as some children's toys and a couple of body boards.
Mr Curtis May 2021
Amazing setting and outlook. The offer of a window clean during the week following bad weather was excellent and allowed us to continue to enjoy the fantastic views.
Mrs Ball October 2020
Beautiful and easy access to villiage thank you
Mrs Westwood September 2020
A wonderful stay in excellent accommodation with fabulous views. We definitely hope to return!
Ms King September 2020
Beautiful house that surpassed already high expectations- would love to return again. Would never tire of the views whatever the weather.
Mrs Hingston August 2020
excellent property with amazing views
Mrs Dodman July 2020
Cottage with a view, sat watching the view at all times of the day. Picture postcard!
Mrs Kemp June 2019
All perfect ! cannot fault the house and views / location.
Mrs Edwards April 2019
Stunning cottage, our second stay in Portreath (first was at the equally impressive cottage next door at Rock). The cottage has everything you could wish for and was spotlessly clean. A welcome gift of flowers, milk, scones, jam and clotted cream, perfect refreshments for after a long journey. The views are spectacular and we enjoyed sitting and relaxing watching the waves and the comings and goings on the beach and harbour. Portreath is a great spot with a shop, a superb bakery, some pubs and cafes, fish and chips, a Chinese takeaway and a surf hire shop. Walks and bike rides from the area are excellent and there’s so much to see and do nearby - we will be back again!
Mrs Thomson October 2018
Rockaway is a wonderful bolthole - in our case for a special occasion. From the moment we walked in we were swept up in the view and all took it in turns just to STARE out and reflect. We loved the comfort, the spec, the contemporary look and feel, the beds, the view, the walk to the beach being so easy, the body boarding, the view (did I already say that?) and just everything. Highly recommend and worth every penny.
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so glad that Rockaway offered the perfect place for you all to celebrate, and we can absolutely understand your love of the view - it's pretty spectacular! We're also quite impressed that you were body boarding in November...at least it's a very short walk back to Rockaway to warm up afterwards! We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Custome Support
Dr Baumgartner June 2018
A wonderful house with a superb Location! Nice to watch the People on the beach while sitting on the balcony. No place can be more Relaxing than this one! Sitting and watching the tides.... and falling into the bed- in a house which cannot nicer be found elsewhere! Bathroom, furniture and Location - simply perfect for the perfect Holiday in Cornwall! Veronika and Alex from Austria
Mr Bryan May 2018
Excellent cottage, standard and amazing views. Did not want to leave the property!!
Ms Stubbs October 2017
The property is stunning, a wonderful design, with exquisite furnishings and a beautiful location. A great place to stay.
Mrs Wheeler August 2017
Lovely holiday home, well equipt to a high spec. Cleanliness exceptional, comfy beds ensured a very relaxing holiday. Would definitely recommend
Mr Thompson July 2017
We have vacated in many cottages/houses in Cornwall and Devon and this is by far the best one we have stayed in. The location is perfect with the beach on your doorstep and fabulous views from the house and balcony. The house if very tastefully decorated, comfortable, clean and well equipped. We would certainly recommend it and hope to return again ourselves
Miss Shepheard December 2016
Lovely cottage with very high spec internal furnishings and fittings. Loved it!
Mr Gott December 2016
Excellent standard of accommodation in a prime location. Having stayed at numerous holiday lets in Portreath this is - the one other providers should be looking to as - a prime example of what the modern holidaymaker wants.
Mr Rademacher October 2016
Many many thanks to the owner familiy, we got to know the first weekend we arrived. Such a delightful family....We were introduced into the house personally and they made us a very warm welcome!
There even was some cream tea with scones prepared - very very nice!
We enjoyed it very much in Portreath - will surely come again and we recommend it to our friends ..great great place to be.
(family with 2 kids)
Mr Woodward September 2016
We have spent many holidays in Cornwall over the past half a century with a wide range of experiences. Whilst we were very impressed with the property description - and we booked with high expectations - 'Rockaway' was a completely new experience! The house is, literally, beautiful and it is superbly furnished and equipped to the highest standard. The cleanliness was stunning. This holiday really was the most enjoyable and relaxing self-catering holiday ever. It was the first that 'ticked all the boxes' and we have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone! Bob Woodward OBE, Bristol
Mrs Hardy September 2016
A beautiful house in the most amazing location. A real luxury experience.
Mr Lehec July 2016
This is a reluctant review as Rockaway is the perfect holiday home and we don't want anybody else to find out about it!! The house is literally fabulous and I can't think of any negatives. The view is to die for, as is the decor and comfort. The moment we left, we knew we would be returning. Utterly perfect. Home owner was super-helpful and welcoming. Would have loved to be able to bring the dog, but the house is so pristine, I understand why they don't allow pets
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