"This is as close as you’ll come to your own private boutique hotel"The Sunday Times


Our luxury cottages are just 3 miles from the idyllic estuary village of Rock in North Cornwall.  Located just round the first bend in the estuary mouth on the North-Eastern bank of the River Camel, adjacent to the harbour port of Padstow. The name Rock is thought to have originated from the rock quarry which was used as a source of ballast for sailing boats that had off loaded their cargo at Padstow Harbour. The quarry is now a car park. Rock has the incredible Daymer Bay, offering fantastic walks, swimming, and watersports.


Mesmear’s luxury holiday cottages are perfectly placed to make the most of the area.  Just 5 minutes from Rock, and Daymer Bay. Our luxury holiday cottages offer a haven of peace and tranquility with all the convenience of being so close by to the convenience of Rock.


There are many reasons why people are attracted to Rock, from the long fine sandy beach that, at low tide, continues round Brea Hill to the crescent bay at Daymer, to the vast range of water sports that are catered for. Not to mention the excellent food that can be found at Rock (we recommend No1 Rock Road). Fancy a rib ride or safari? Not a problem, we will arrange this for you with Wavehunters Marine based in Rock.


You can catch the ferry across to the fishing town of Padstow, leaving your car parked in the car park, to see what Rick Stein loves so much about the area!


Mesmear’s luxury holiday cottages are perfectly situated for you to explore the North Cornwall coast, with stunning accommodation making it a joy to return to.  If you want to explore the area, of Rock, PadstowPolzeath and Port Isaac this is the place to stay!


Being all on one private and secluded site means that The Mill, The Barn, The Calf’s House, The Tractor Shed, all share the convenience of their proximity to Rock.



  • Rock from Water
  • Rock to Padstow Ferry