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The Idle Rocks, St Mawes, Cornwall
Enjoy the very best of the South Cornish coast at this sublime beachside retreat right on the harbour. The sun terrace is the ideal place to enjoy sumptuous locally-caught seafood and Cornish wines from Trevibban Mill, and ultra-fresh produce in simple, imaginative dishes packed with flavour. Unwind in cool, coastal elegance, with beach-chic interiors that create a stylish, relaxed seaside vibe here at the Idle Rocks.
For a memorable experience, try guided stand-up paddle boarding, or enjoy a boat-charter to the nearby National Trust Trelissick Gardens.
You can arrive to The Idle Rocks by boat, on the Falmouth Foot Ferry or by plane to Newquay airport (45 mins from the hotel).
By car: Just off the A3078, Idle Rocks is 40 minutes from St Austell, 1 hour 40 minutes from Plymouth and just under two hours from Exeter. There's a car park at the hotel with charging points for electric cars, including Teslas.
By train: Truro station is 45 minutes from the hotel (pick-up arranged with the hotel) and serviced by Great Western Railways trains from London and the Midlands.
Style & Character
Suited to food lovers and cocktail enthusiasts, as well as anyone looking to relax and enjoy jaw-dropping sea views, the hotel's eye-catching and eclectic collection of furnishings is a fresh take on coastal-chic.
Service & Facilities
Dining on the waterfront terrace in the fresh sea air is an absolute must during the summer.
- Afternoon tea
- Kids' playroom
- Baby listening service
- Hidden cinema in sister hotel
- Water sports
- Boat charters
- Stand Up Paddleboarding
- RIB rides
We love the stylish and minimal décor with soft, coastal-inspired palettes, luxury fabrics and little pops of colour from the artwork.
Village Cosy, Village Hideaway, Family, Harbour View, Seaview, Grand Seaview, dog-friendly Carricknath cottage rooms
Facilities include: Hypnos beds, modern en-suite bathrooms, essential oil Aromatherapy Associates toiletries, feather duvet, 200 thread count sheets, safe, kettle with Cornish Tregothnan Teas
Food & Drink
Tuck into Pollock, curried Newlyn Hake, St Mawes Oysters and heritage vegetables from The Lost Gardens of Heligan. The creative, seasonal plates are surprisingly inventive and scrape-the-plate-clean tasty!
Idle Rocks restaurant: fresh, locally forraged, sustainably-sourced produce. Relaxed, homely hospitality. Children's menus available. Open for breakfast and Sunday lunch - two courses for £32, and Wednesday-Saturday evenings for dinner - three courses for £55.