On the Rocks

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Step into the world of On the Rocks, a property surrounded by the sea on three sides, and you'll soon be transformed into a state of calm blissfulness - where the gentle lapping of waves on rocks, iridescent sunlight flickering on the calm waters and fresh sea air will dissolve your everyday worries as easily as ice in a G & T. This lovely seaside sojourn, sleeping 12, is a perfect relaxed home stay for families or a group of friends seeking the ultimate getaway.

Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Easter, half terms, Christmas and New Year. For six guests and under the discount is 20% and three bedrooms will be made available to you. Please call us on 01872 553491 to book. This applies to dates in 2022 only.


The fantastic sitting room - complete with huge sofas, stripped floorboards and stunning glass doors that open out to the garden overlooking the sea - draws inspiration from its coastal location in shades of blue and cream. The cosy wood burning stove means you'll be toasty in winter when you're storm-watching out of the window. In summer months, pull back the glass doors, open the sash windows and let the warmth of the sea air and the sounds of the sea birds flood in.

There's also a downstairs play room, complete with a Samsung curve television, lots of games and huge Made bean bags - perfect for teenagers who want their own space.


Just wow! The spectacular kitchen is the ultimate space in which to create luscious meals. With a stunning blue Aga, bags of worktop space including a lovely island and breakfast bar, fab American-style fridge freezer and a host of other appliances, you'll not want for anything. The pretty window and glass door overlooks the sea, so you can gaze out the window whilst you prepare your feasts.

The separate dining room has bi-fold doors so you can watch everyday life on the water as you eat - whether closed during the winter months or wide open on three sides in summer. The large table, trestle-type benches and chairs are just perfect for long lunches and dinner.

Sleeping and bathing

The six bedrooms are all beautifully and individually designed, and are all light, airy rooms in which to withdraw, relax and enjoy a glorious nights' sleep with the sound of the waves helping you drift off to sleep. The master bedroom has a superking bed, three bedrooms can either be set up as a superking or as twin beds and two bedrooms have twin beds.

Downstairs is a large en suite bedroom with zip and link beds (6' double or twin beds) with a pretty botanical theme and glorious sea views. The en suite bathroom has a gorgeous bath tub for two and huge walk in shower.

Additionally, there's a pretty zip and link bedroom (6' double or twin beds) bedecked in shades of yellow with an en suite 'Jack and Jill' shower room and a further large bedroom with zip and link beds (6' double or twin beds) which has lovely views out over the creek and out to the pretty village of St. Anthony beyond. It also benefits from a sink and glass doors that open out onto the patio, garden and hot tub.

Upstairs is the master bedroom; the most has been made of the breathtaking view with glass doors leading onto a large private balcony which overlooks the creek and St Anthony, whilst a further large window looks directly out to sea. The en suite bathroom has a fabulous bath with huge waterfall shower. Additionally, there are two further pretty twin bedrooms which share a 'Jack and Jill' shower room.

All double bedrooms can be converted into twin rooms except the master bedroom.

Utility Room

To the back of the house is a handy utility which has a washing machine, tumble dryer and a shower - ideal if you've just hopped out of the hot tub or the sea. There's also lots of space for hanging wetsuits and lifejackets.

Outside space

Outside you're right on the water's edge, so there's plenty of space to sit back, soak up the sun and marvel at the view over the creek and across to the pretty village of St Anthony whilst steps lead down to the beach - perfect for rock pooling and crabbing. The hot tub is just lovely - why not take a dip at night and watch the stars glitter above? Just perfect.

Please note, for 2022 bookings the hot tub is available between the months of March to September and for bookings in 2023, the hot tub is available between the months of April to October.


On the Rocks has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Little ones will absolutely adore this seaside location, but being right on the water extra care should be taken with inquisitive children. Young children should be supervised at all times.


Two dogs are very welcome at On the Rocks, we charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


There's ample private parking for six cars at On The Rocks.

In the Area

Lucky you - On the Rocks is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Cornwall. The Lizard is classified as An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and you'll find plenty of beautiful spots to visit, from the pretty villages of Helford, Mullion, Cadgwith and Coverack to the outstanding coastal paths that wind along the cliffs with the most incredible views (On the Rocks is situated right on the Coastal Path). There are some beautiful beaches, such as Kynance Cove, Kennack Sands, Poldhu Cove and Polurrian Cove amongst many to be explored with lots of water sports available too. A wide selection of motor, sailing, and rowing boats are available to hire directly opposite On the Rocks in the small coastal hamlet of St. Anthony.

Of course, you can explore further afield; St Ives isn't too far away on the north coast and you're ideally located to visit the far west all the way to Land's End.

You're not short of places to eat and drink - on the Trelowarren Estate, just up the road, you'll find the New Yard Restaurant. The Ship Inn in Mawgan and the New Inn are both worth a visit. The Five Pilchards in Porthallow Cove and Fat Apples Café are great too, and a brilliant coastal walk from On the Rocks so you don't need to step into a car. Additionally, there's The Shipwrights Arms, The Ferryboat Inn, and Holy Mackerel Café on the banks of the picturesque Helford. Gourmands will enjoy visiting The Greenhouse in St Keverne and further afield in St.Mawes, Olga Polizzi's The Tresanton and The Idle Rocks (Relais Chateaux).

From the incredible sea views to the light and sea-airy bedrooms and spacious family kitchen, this is a relaxed retreat made for memories. Situated on an old quay on the edge of popular Helford River with unspoilt sea and creek views it's very Swallows and Amazons!

At a glance

From £1,500 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 12 + 2 cots | 6 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

20% off for parties of 6 + cot or less at certain times of the year.

Key features

Big and Beautiful

Breathtaking sea views from every window

Can be accessed by boat

Easy access

Family friendly

For Larger Parties

Glorious views over The Helford River

Al Fresco eating

Multi Generational Holidays

Sandy beach nearby

Travel cot and highchair

Workcation Retreat


Dog friendly

Hot Tub

Sea views

Bathtub for two

Wood Burner


Lower Occupancy Rate

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about On the Rocks:

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at “On the rocks” - it was a fabulous spot, so peaceful and serene. The house was decorated beautifully and equipped with everything we needed - including a hot tub!

It surpassed our expectations. I very beautiful property in an idyllic location. We had everything we needed and enjoyed every minute. We were sad to leave but hope to return.

A beautiful property in a lovely remote location, it is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The cottage was gorgeous, it was clear that no expense had been spared and the whole place was done out to a very high standard. The location is stunning too.

What a fantastic house, beautiful views from all sides, lovely comfortable rooms, beautifully decorated, we would recommend highly and we've been twice already

A truly wonderful house - fab location and divine views.

Thank you so much for letting us stay in this amazing house . The location is truly special and the house was beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard . It was just perfect for our family and we would return to On the Rocks in a heartbeat !

Totally superb, highly recommend and Boutique Retreats are exceptional.

'Thank you so much for letting us stay in this amazing house. The location is truly special and the house was beautifully furnished and equipped to a high standard. It was just perfect for our family and we would return to On the Rocks in a heartbeat!' - October 2020

'Amazing location , beautiful house' - August 2020

'Beautiful property and location. Perfect for a large group and an excellent spot for walking.' - August 2018

'The place was amazing and Maria the Housekeeper was extremely helpful.' - June 2018

'Location was superb could not be better house very good everyone loved it.' - June 2018

'On The Rocks is a very special place, everything has been thought about, the decor is amazing and the location you couldn't beat. We had a fabulous week and feel very privileged to have stayed in such a beautiful place.' - April 2018

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