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Resplendent Rockhaven - a hidden manor house in Rock

Down a quiet lane in central Rock lies a most surprising manor house dripping with style and classical elegance.

This one-in-a-million Georgian style residence sleeps 12 and is perfect for family gatherings and special occasions. Rockhaven Manor boasts generous social spaces, dreamy bedrooms and a desirable location in one of North Cornwall's most sought after holiday destinations. Here are ten reasons why Rockhaven Manor is unlike anything else on offer in Rock and beyond.

Bathroom at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

1. Chandeliers & nautical tales

As you enter Rockhaven Manor, you will be struck by the grand mahogany staircase that sweeps up to either side of you. Above, where daylight floods in, is a beautifully etched glass pane telling a nautical tale. The entrance hall leads to an array of elegantly decorated social spaces.

Entrance hall at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday house in Rock, North Cornwall.
Entrance hall at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday property in Rock, North Cornwall.

2. The very best of Rock can be experienced here

North Cornwall's finest beaches and coastal paths are within easy reach of Rockhaven Manor. You can pick up the footpath that leads down to Porthilly Cove and onto the golden sands of Rock Beach. Here you can join the famous South West Coast Path that hugs the estuary along to Daymer Bay, Polzeath and beyond.

Rock beach, Rock, North Cornwall
Daymer Bay, North Cornwal

3. Dinner party delights

You are sure to be the 'hostess with mostess' when you plan an event at Rockhaven Manor. The stylish dining room, finished in antique blue and gold, makes the most fantastic backdrop for a dinner party. Over lunch enjoy views across the long lawn and during dinner enjoy the warming glow from the open fireplace. 

Dining room at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.
Cocktails at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday cottage in Rock, North Cornwall.

4. Fabulous for festivities

Rockhaven Manor could be made for a Christmas celebration. Crackling fires, sweeping staircases draped in garlands and twinkling chandeliers - you won't find a more festive backdrop for your magical Cornish Christmas or New Year celebration.

Fireplace in lounge at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday house in Rock, North Cornwall.
Lounge at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

5. A plethora of outdoor spaces

Scattered with delicate blooms, the sheltered garden spans both sides of the house. Whatever time of day, there is always a sunny spot to be found. On hot summer days, bask in the shade thrown across the garden by the mature trees that tower above. Why not pick up some local produce, fire up the barbecue and enjoy a feast al fresco?

Garden at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.
Garden at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

6. Sweet dreams all round

Rockhaven boasts six beautiful bedrooms, three of which are super king. Each bedroom oozes style with dark wooden floors, a grand bedstead and plush soft furnishings. After an exhilarating day out on the water, there is nothing better than sinking into a soft and sumptuous bed for the night.

Bedroom at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.
Bedroom at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

7. Bathrooms to die for

The en-suites at Rockhaven Manor will take your breath away. One has a large freestanding bathtub sitting on chunky wooden rails. The other is beautifully tiled, with steps that lead up to the bath, where water flows from a lion's mouth. Fill to the brim with bubbles, lie back and enjoy some quality holiday relaxation.

Bathroom at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.
Bathroom at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday home in Rock, North Cornwall.

8. Four-legged friends welcome

Your pooch will enjoy a holiday in Rock as much as you do. The large, secure garden will keep them entertained when they're not running around the local beaches and splashing in the water. The three closest beaches Porthilly, Rock and Daymer Bay welcome dogs all year round. 

Dogs on Rock beach, Rock, North Cornwall
Garden at Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday property in Rock, North Cornwall.

9. Sail away

Rock is a popular spot for keen sailors who enjoy navigating the calm waters of the Camel Estuary. It's also the perfect place to try your hand at many other water sports. Walk down to the Rock Pontoon where Camel Ski School offers wakeboarding, kayaking and paddleboarding. 

Rock Pontoon, Rock, North Cornwall
Sail boats on shoreline at Rock, North Cornwall

10. Culinary delights await

Take a night off from the cooking and try one of the excellent local restaurants. Just around the corner from Rockhaven Manor is The Dining Room. Preceded only by its reputation, this small, family-run restaurant offers attentive service and delicious locally inspired dishes. Hop on the ferry to Padstow and treat yourself to a delicious seafood experience at Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant or try Paul Ainsworth's at No 6.

Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant, Padstow, North Cornwall
Lunch in North Cornwall

To find out more about staying at Rockhaven Manor, please click here. If you're looking for accommodation for a smaller party, it is possible to use just two or three bedrooms at a reduced rate.

If you would like more information, speak to a member of our friendly team on 01208 869090. 

Exterior of Rockhaven Manor, a self-catering holiday cottage in Rock, North Cornwall.
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