Wadebridge is our nearest town, which is four miles away. A lovely riverside town with varied independent small shops, great tea shops, banks, chemist, Chinese and Indian take aways, the bakeries sell really good pasties, fish and chip shops as well as a small Cinema. There are three supermarkets at Wadebridge; Tesco’s, Coop and Lidls. You can hire a bike from a number of bile hire places to discover the Camel Trail, to either inland to Bodmin or follow the river all the way to the picturesque port of Padstow.
Rock enjoys long stretches of fine sandy beaches of the Camel Estuary. You can sail, do water sports, fish or just a stroll along the beach is stunning – you may be lucky enough to possibly catch a glimpse of the dolphins as they follow the tide out to sea.
The Black Tor ferry runs to the nearby Padstow all year during the day, followed by the water taxi at night. The village has a choice of upmarket restaurants and shops to visit. Golfers can enjoy the renowned ST. Enodoc Golf course with its magnificent views. Rock has a selection of shops; a new Deli, fish shop and selection of upmarket places to eat. Rock bakery makes a really good Cornish pasty!
Daymer Bay is a lovely safe sandy beach. Near by is Polzeath, a popular surfing sandy seaside resort. Surf schools, board hire, beach shops and numerous beachside cafes and restaurants make Polzeath a buzzing place in the summer. Walkers can take the quieter route following the coastal path over the cliffs which inspired the famous Sir John Bejamin to write some of his celebrated verse.
At Port Isaac, narrow winding streets lead you down to this picturesque Cornish village – the back drop for TV’s Doc Martin. This seaside village is also popular for its home-grown folk singing Fishermans Friends who perform on summers evenings to a rousing crowd on the slipway.
There is a lovely selection of small teashops, restaurants as well as freshly caught fish, crabs and lobsters sold on the harbour front – maybe just the solution for a tasty supper.
Padstow is another attractive fishing port – watching the boats come and go around the harbour whilst eating an ice-cream is a great way to relax. Padstow has a good selection of shops, cafes, and numerous restaurants from fish and chips to excellent seafood restaurants.
St Kew Harvest Farm Shop at St Kew Highway on the A39 is approx 3 miles. There is a good selection of local produce, with bread and cakes baked on the premises.
St Endellion Farm Shop is situated on the Port Isaac road. Here you can pick your own strawberries when in season, its good farm shop with a small cafe selling homemade cakes and snacks.
We are lucky enough to have some of the best restaurants in Cornwall all within a short distance from us.
St Kew Inn
Is a 15th Century village pub situated next to St James the Great church. It has a welcoming bar and restaurant, with blazing fire in the winter and large beer garden for a warm summer evenings. Very popular so you may need to book.
Maltsters Arms Chapel Amble
A good village pub, serving local ales and beers and good quality local food, specials menu and families welcome. They also do a Sunday carvery. Its only a short walk from Rooke Cottages into the village of Chapel Amble.
Bridge Bistro Wadebridge
Is a little restaurant just along from the old bridge in Wadebridge, has a small menu all good but the sticky toffee pudding to die for!!
Nathan Outlaw Seafood Restaurant & Grill
Award winning 2 Michelin star fine dining restaurant overlooking the Camel Estuary, smart and stylish.
The Dining Room Rock
A small intimate restaurant with lovely food, beautifully presented all served in a relaxing atmosphere. Really good reviews on Trip Advisor.
The Rock Inn
Situated on the Rock waterfront with superb views looking out towards the Padstow estuary, lovely covered balcony to watch the boats come and go. Quality food at reasonable prices, good specials board, try the local Porthilly mussels, delicious. Newly refurbished with a contemporary feel to relax and unwind. Ferry’s to and from Padstow run frequently throughout the day, so there is plenty to see and do. Families and dogs welcome.
Number 1 Rock Road
Next to The Rock Inn this smart new restaurant serves upmarket local food, mussels, oysters and the catch of the day – a great way to enjoy sundowners on the deck taking in the spectacular views across the Rock estuary.
The Seafood Restaurant
Rick Stein’s famous restaurant continues to be a popular choice for those who enjoy good seafood and service.
No 6 Padstow
Award winning chef Paul Ainsworth creates stunning food in an intimate lovely restaurant tucked away down a side street in Padstow. Voted the best restaurant in Cornwall by Which? Good Food Guide.
Rojanos in the Square
Another of Paul Ainsworths restaurants situated around the corner just off the main harbour of Padstow. Bussling all the time with a relaxed feel, this Italian influenced menu makes it a very popular venue for couples and families alike.
PLACES TO VISIT
The Eden Project
The famous attraction is a great all weather place to visit, there is nothing quite like the huge biomes rising out of the ground. In the summer there are the Eden sessions and in the winter the area transforms into an ice rink!
Lost Gardens of Heligan
These gardens are a real gem, gardens that were lost and have been lovingly restored. You can easiliy spend a day; formal gardens, orchards, woodland and tropical vegitation make a great visit.
Houses and Gardens
There are some really lovely and varried National Trust properties, English Heritage and some privately owned ones aswell. There is Lanhydrock House, Trerice and gardens such as Glendurgan. The National Trust also manage some spectacular beaches like Bedruthan Steps and Kynance Cove.
Crealy Adventure Park
Log flumes and lots of exciting rides for all the family.
The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, to Poley’s Bridge inland, where it is merely a stream running through woodland. En-route at Nanstallon you will also find the Camel Trail Tea Rooms.
Camel Valley Vineyard
Visit the family run vineyard, meet the winemaker for a personally guided tour in the most beautiful valley, and enjoy a tasting of there award winning wines.
Cornish Rock Tors
Climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating in Polzeath north Cornwall. The north Cornish coast is a playground for adventure enthusiasts, with a stunning coastline and plentiful wildlife. Cornish Rock Tors provides world-class outdoor experiences in climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating for complete beginners to seasoned adrenaline junkies.