Rock House
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About Rock House
Getting Here

Rock House is positioned in the centre of a small hamlet on the coast of North Cornwall a short amble from the South West Coast Path. The village of Trebarwith Strand with its famous surfing beach is within a few minutes walk and the wonderful cliff path which meanders for some 600 miles around the South West coast offering spectacular views and an uninterrupted walk through some of the country’s loveliest towns, villages, beaches and woodlands, is within a stone’s throw of the front door.

Treknow (pronounced “Tr’~no” and rhyming with Renault) is a small settlement of some 100 dwellings established it is said, in the early part of the 16th century to house the quarry workers who served the stone merchant vessels which landed at the nearby natural harbour. Rock House itself is reputed to be the home of quarry captain, “Captain Jack”. It is the second oldest house in the village and built - predominantly - of Cornish slate, no doubt from Captain Jack’s quarry. It’s full of old fashioned charm but was built in an era when we humans weren’t as tall as we are now so, if you’re coming to stay, be warned and please mind your head!

The North Cornwall coast is peppered with secluded coves, peaceful walks, great beaches, and charming towns and fishing villages. There is plenty to do here, activities and attractions are available for all tastes and ages. However, the Treknow Cottages properties may not be suitable for people with some disabilities as all accomodation is accessed by at least one step and there are no disability ramps.

Padstow, now renowned for its association with Rick Stein as much as for its pretty harbour, fishing fleet and winding lanes is within easy reach as is Port Isaac an historic village with a real Cornish feel. If you’re a keen walker, there is no better place to find spectacular views, varied walks and lovely destinations. There are also many pubs and restaurants serving great food and ale. Two such places are within easy (walking) distance and can provide.. see Things to Do for details of more places to eat and drink.

Getting to Treknow is fairly easy although you should allow plenty of time for the journey and having a car is definitely an advantage for guests, but not essential. There is plenty to do within easy reach of the house although if you come carless, you will need to be prepared to walk or ride (see Bike Hire – in "Places to Go").

Whilst You’re There...

Our caretaker will be responsible for the house during your stay and usually greets guests at 4 O’clock on Saturday afternoon. This time can be varied by prior arrangement. Checkout is by 10 O’clock on Saturday morning.

Please note that Treknow Cottages maintains a no smoking policy in all accommodation.


The Treknow Cottages are perfect for family holidays. Located close to the cliffs and sea, beautiful beaches and the stunning Cornwall countryside, yours will be a Cornish holiday to remember. A west-country traditional seaside holiday cottage with cosy fires and comfy accommodation. The family friendly Cornish cottage is well equipped and welcoming whilst Tintagel, Cornwall's home of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, is close by offering holiday attractions for all the family. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and its stunning beaches, the South West Coastal Path leads you straight to Trebarwith Strand, the best beach in Cornwall for families, children, surfers, parents and pets alike. Nearby Padstow offers haute cuisine in a traditional Cornish setting, a pretty fishing town with a beautiful harbour. Sandy beaches and family fun are in plentiful supply.. so, wherever you decide to stay for your holiday in Cornwall, we hope you have a wonderful time. Thanks for your interest in our Cottages, with best wishes from all of us at Treknow Cottages.