Welcome to 3 Porthilly at Rock.
The countryside view from the cottage.
The lounge is very spacious and has plenty of room for everyone to relax
The  kitchen dining room is the heart of the home
In case you need reminding- you are in ROCK!
The kitchen is delightful and well equipped
Enjoy mealtimes together
Lovely Cornishware, well what else would you expect?
Sit back relax and why not take in a film or 2.
The view from the sitting room across open countryside
3 Porthilly has a gorgeous woodburner- keeping you warm and cosy whatever the weather.
There are lovely touches throughout
The double bedroom is found on the ground floor
The twin bedded room on the first floor
The single bedroom on the first floor is comfortably furnished
Fantastic coastal walks are to be explored at Rock.
Beautiful Daymer bay is a real treat winter or summer.
The waterfront in Rock.
The famous harbour town of Padstow.
Rock.
The sunny enclosed garden.

3 Porthilly

2304

Rock / Sleeps 5 + cot

7 Nights from £482 - £1320

The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.

Nearest pub

The Mariners (½ mile)

Located overlooking the Camel Estuary and open for lunch and dinner. Reservations are required to dine upstairs but you can walk in and eat downstairs or outside.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Kew October 2017

The Mariners

Excellent menu & food.Friendly helpful staff

Nearest beach

Rock Beach (250 yards)

Popular for sailing and windsurfing. This long sandy beach at the mouth of the Camel Estuary stretches from Porthilly Cove to Daymer Bay. A ferry connects Rock with Padstow on the other side of the estuary.

Nearest walk

The Saints Way (1 ¼ miles)

During your 2 day trek of 28 miles from Padstow to Fowey you will see the best of Cornish landscapes including rugged cliff tops, inland tors, harbours and ports. If you prefer more of a challenge then why not take 3 days (40 miles) and complete all sections.

Nearest town

Rock (¾ mile)

Across the estuary from the famed Padstow, there are lots of lovely holiday cottages in Rock waiting to be enjoyed. Located on the banks of the River Camel, the sandy stretch along the river is a beautiful holiday setting, with views across the water and plenty of activities to enjoy.

Rock is considered to be a high equality holiday destination with a higher percentage of millionaires living here than anywhere else in Cornwall. The shops tend to reflect this, and the town is home to one of only two Michelin Starred restaurants in Cornwall, The Black Pig.

Being a waterfront town, there are lots of activities accordingly, but the main draw is that the water is unusually calm and clear. The sheltered location makes it ideal for small craft so sailing and boat charters are big business. All forms of watersports abound with skiing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing to angling and fishing trips - but no surfing!

If you prefer to stay on land, the Rock Sand Dunes that border the beach are listed as an Area of Specific Scientific Interest thanks to the local vegetation and geology. The walks along them are picturesque and interesting, leading to St Enodoc Church (the resting place of Sir John Betjemen) with views out to Doom Bar, and carrying on as far round as Daymer Bay - a family friendly wide sandy beach.

If you ever get bored of how the other half live, watching stunning sunsets in the mild climate of this area, you can pop over to Padstow > on the foot ferry for the day - water taxis also operate if you want to stay out a little later. Otherwise, stay in one of our Rock cottages at the end of June and enjoy the Rock Oyster Festival, ‘a mid-summer celebration of food, music and art’.

Also nearby

The Camel Trail (1 ¼ miles)

The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, to Poley’s Bridge inland, where it is merely a stream running through woodland. En-route at Nanstallon you will also find the Camel Trail Tea Rooms. Bikes are for hire from either Padstow or Wadebridge and it's a brilliant area for bird watching. Visit Wenfordbridge in spring and delight in the profusion of daffodils, snowdrops and primroses.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Simmonds April 2012

Wadebridge to Padstow

The Wadebridge to Padstow section of the trail is about 6 miles. Whilst you can hire bikes easily in Wadebridge the largely flat walk, which would be possible with a pushchair, makes a lovely walk. New views open up as the Camel twists and turns and the slower pace means you can spot the wildlife en route. Set off after breakfast and you will be in Padstow for lunch. A bus to Wadebrdge leaves Padstow from the old railway station on the half hour and will take you back in about 20 minutes.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

August 2011

Wonderful off road cycling venue, undisturbed with beautiful views and mostly flat easy cycling.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Cliff August 2011

Tranquil Trail

The four mile Helland to Bodmin section of the Camel Trail is much quieter than the Wadebridge to Padstow section. Park for free at Helland and follow the trail through peaceful woodland catching tantalising glimpses of the river through the canopy of trees. Wildlife abounds in this tranquil spot. Before leaving Helland go and have a look at the medieval Helland Bridge which spans the upper reaches of the River Camel.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Higgs August 2008

The Camel Trail

The trail is best explored from the Pooley Bridge end which is just 2 1/2 miles from daydream cottage. Shell woods are great in the autumn and cool and shaded during the summer. Wonderful for picnics by the fast flowing river.

No 6 Restaurant (1 ¼ miles)

Recently voted the best restaurant in Cornwall by the Which? Good Food Guide.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Ashton October 2012

Fantastic

We ate here soon after Paul Ainsworth was awarded his first Michelin star and the experience more than lived up to the hype. A very relaxed atmosphere, friendly and helpful staff and food which was absolutely divine. We cannot praise the team highly enough.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Gulliford May 2012

Certainly lives up to being named best restaurant in Cornwall. Food is exquisite, friendly professional staff and not at all stuffy. Would go again and again. Jacqui Gulliford


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Bond June 2009

Our favourite restaurant in Padstow

Number 6 has become more relaxed in 2009 and we were delighted to discover that its quality and commitment to excellence remains the same as ever. We love visiting this restaurant when we are in Cornwall. It is always the best eating out experience of our holiday.

John Betjeman Summer Readings (250 yards)

Many a village has a reading room, but here, words attain greatness. Flop out on the dunes at St Enodoc church where the Poet Laureate rests in peace and listen to his poetry read out loud. The pop of a cork beats the crack of a beer can, so best take wine.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Simmonds April 2012

Take the ferry across to Rock from Padstow then walk through the sand dunes to the little church of St Enodoc of which Betjeman wrote and where he is buried.

Polzeath Beach (2 miles)

Park right on the beach (be careful of the tides), stumble out of the car - and you’re on one of Cornwall’s finest surfing beaches. Shops, ice cream parlours and cafes tumble haphazardly towards the beach.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Styles August 2013

Excellent beach. Watch the tides if you have younger children as when the tide is out there are lots of rock pools and safe , warm lagoons to explore! Great waves for body boarding.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

September 2012

Great for families and surfers, but not my cup of my tea at all. Too busy and difficult for non-surfers to swim.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Barr July 2011

Sandy Beach, wonderful for young and old alike

This beach is fantastic, we have been to many beaches throughout Cornwall and found this beach one of the best. It is perfect for young children (we have 3), nice sandy beach with lots of little rock pools over by the rocks to explore and for the kids to have fun. A surfers haven, my father and oldest boy took up surfing here and loved it. There are shops, toilets and places for food and drink a few moments walk away but it is not over crowded. Easy access for elderly and disabled too. A real holiday feel. Well worth a visit.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Llewellyn-Smith July 2011

A Great Beach for Children, Dogs & Surfers

Not only a beautiful spot, but a fantastic beach for children. The rock pools that form around the edges of the bay create warm pools that are great for exploring & wallowing.
Just wrap up warm as the wind is always a bit more prominent here - hence the great surfing opportunities!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Mann June 2009

The essence of the seaside

The most perfect beach. A deep sandy bay fringed by rocks on each side. When the tide is out it leaves large shallow pools of water that are lovely for children. Also a surfing magnet.

St Enodoc Golf Club (½ mile)

Well-known as one of the finest links courses in England.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Higgs August 2008

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