Rockpools Newquay

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Allows Dogs
  • Parking
  • Sea views
  • 16
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Blending coastal chic with the owner’s personal style, welcome to Rockpools!  Located in the much sought after niche area of Pentire, Newquay, this magnificent detached house-by-the-sea really does set the scene for your luxury holiday on the Cornish coastline.  Level throughout, the house is well considered to take in those jackpot views of the River Gannel below from its elevated position and southerly aspect.  Offering spacious accommodation for up to 4 guests each bedroom ensures a restful haven.  Be it family round up, friends action packed weekend or perhaps just a quiet break for two, Rockpools is no ordinary holiday home from which to explore this very unique and special area of Cornwall.

At a Glance

Property highlights
  • Wonderful estuary views
  • Outdoor garden fire
  • Impressive interior style
  • Walk to Fistral Beach
  • 1 with a superking zip/link bed
  • 1 with a double bed

Main bathroom and 1 en-suite

  • Children Welcome: Yes
  • Cot Provided: Yes
Wifi available
  • Yes
What to expect from Cornish Gems
Terms and conditions of hire

Step Inside

Leaving the energy and buzz of Newquay behind you, follow your nose out towards Pentire Headland where unique ambiance of coastal zen and tranquillity await.  Built in the 60’s, Rockpools has captured the essence of its location and is set back into the cliff face overlooking the River Gannel.  The house inside is all on one level and very much open plan in style.  Arrive into the spacious and enviable kitchen decked out with smart appliances, vintage style crockery and kitchen ware, the owners’ personal style and thoughtful touches really set this house apart.  The versatile breakfast bar separates the kitchen from the living and dining space, a glass topped wrought iron table with 6 chairs is perfectly placed by the double glass doors to really capture the countryside scenes of rolling hills and riverscapes over dinner.  A relaxed living area offers more than enough comfortable seating for all, duck egg blues and fresh whites are off set with the warmth of the wooden flooring and inspired artwork.  Light the log burner and cosy up in the winter as the easterly winds blow or simply unwind with a favourite book.  A light and sunny conservatory area offers further seating and is the perfect place to take in the views with relaxation assured.  Two beautifully decorated bedrooms are just off the living space, choose from the front facing double with doors onto the decking area or a further zip/lock super king to the rear dressed in warm creams and soft whites and offering ensuite shower.  A large family bathroom is no less considered, a beautiful deep bath ensures the perfect pamper after a day on the coast.

From your Holiday Door

From the dining area, double glass patio doors lead onto the cedar decking area, an attractive table and chair dining set sits high above the river below, a perfect coffee spot.  From here, steps lead down to a more sheltered decking area.  This wonderful decked space has a southerly aspect assuring you of day long sunshine a private outlook and is large enough for children to play safely whilst you enjoy some time out.  A larger outside dining table and benches offer further seating and set the scene for a lazy afternoon.  The bespoke built in open fire is wonderful year round, think cosy hot chocolates gathered as a family or take off the evening chill in the summer with cocktail in hand.  To the front of Rockpools a pretty grassed garden has been beautifully planted for spring to autumn colour, the fenced garden ensures both privacy and safety for children.  Leave the car behind and wander down to the river edge from your private holiday home.  The River Gannel is a tidal tributary, at low tide you can cross the bridge to the golden sand beach of Crantock or when the tide is high choose to head to the other side of the headland where Fistral beach can be found.  Guests will enjoy the luxury of the location with over 5 golden surfing beaches within a short drive or walk away.  The Fern Pit Café is well worth a visit for the best cream tea in town and is moments from Rockpools - this hidden gem also has its own lobster pots and will gladly prepare your hand picked lobster for the ultimate Cornish slap up supper.  Take a stroll up to the headland point and enjoy the culinary creations of Lewinnick Lodge, a wonderful family friendly place to enjoy a meal overlooking the sea.  If it's high adrenaline you are after then Newquay is a mecca for watersports with Fistral beach offering world renowned fame in the surfing world.  A number of surf schools are on hand to show you the ropes.  Further afield the coast road leads you north to Watergate Bay, Mawgan Porth, Constantine Bay and Padstow, just some of the hot spots of this breathtaking coastline.  Rockpools is on the Cornwall Coast Path route.

Whether you are new to Pentire, Newquay, or have already discovered its secrets, Rockpools ensures its guests of memorable stay in this very unique and inspired holiday home.


  • Bedroom one:  A front facing double with, 2 x bedside table and lamps, built in slide mirrored wardrobe, love seat bench, chest of drawers and doors to the decking area
  • Bedroom two:  A super king zip/lock room with 2 x bedside table and lamps, built in mirrored wardrobe


  • Large family bathroom with deep bath, over the bath shower, heated towel rail, wash hand basin and toilet
  • Bedroom two: an en-suite with power shower, wash hand basin and toilet


  • Mercury range oven with double gas oven and grill
  • 4 hob gas burners with wok burner
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Large larder style fridge
  • Large tall freezer
  • 4 slice toaster and kettle
  • Breakfast bar with 3 wooden stools
  • Utilities include: Washer/dryer, iron and ironing board

Living and Dining

  • A large country style round dining table with 6 chairs
  • Outside dining: a smaller wooden dining table and chairs, on the lower deck is a further dining table with bench seating
  • A beautiful living room created with comfort in mind
  • 2 x sofas
  • Coffee table
  • Flatscreen TV with You View
  • Blue Ray DVD
  • SONOS surround sound with ipod connection through the wifi
  • Spotify premium account for access to streamed music
  • Conservatory with coffee table, armchair and sofa

Other Features

  • Charcoal BBQ
  • Outdoor open fire
  • 2 x sun loungers
  • Large parasol
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Fibre optic internet access
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Luxury linen and towels provided
  • Close to sandy beaches


  • Approx 5 steps leading down from the parking area, gentle slope to front door
  • 2 steps down to the decking area with further steps down to lower terrace
  • No internal stairs

Home Truths

  • The internal water system has a filter which can clog when weather is poor, turning water temporarily brown.
  • This is a Cornish Gems serviced property. The property changeovers, welcome gift and maintenance are managed in-house by the Cornish Gems team.

Fantastic property in a gorgeous location and very home from home. Enjoyed it that much we have already booked the same property for our next summer holiday!

All testimonials >

We have stayed at Rockpools before and love the house, the view and the location. Beautifully furnished, fittings of the highest standard. So comfortable and quiet, yet within very easy walking distance of Newquay town and beaches.

Helen Nagle

Excellent property with a breathtaking view .

Pat & Adrian Slater

The whole stay at Rockpools was amazing and we would definitely stay with Cornish Gems again but the next time we'd try somewhere different as we like to try new places each time we go away. Thanks again.

Michelle Maybury

We loved the cottage. Thank you.

P Whitehead

Thank you for a relaxing and peaceful stay, I am sorry I forgot to complete the visitor book. Although the weather was not always brilliant, watching the ever changing estuary vista was wonderful. Overall Cornish Gems has done it again! P.S. We did visit the coffee shop when we were in St Ives end of September last year which is when we booked Rockpools. GREAT coffee, lovely ambiance.

Jill BYford

The cottage was amazing, very well equipped and in a beautiful setting. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Ann Mee

We enjoyed our stay at Rockpools, the views are lovely.

Gail Evans

We loved the property and had a fantastic holiday.

Susan Smith

One of the best holiday properties we have ever stayed in! Hope to visit again soon.

Julie Chivers

Overall we thought that Cornish Gems, and the property we stayed in were both fantastic. I was impressed by how helpful staff were in answering questions about the house and also helping us book for an additional night. We really loved our stay and Rockpools is lovely, perfect for dog owners with so many dog friendly beaches nearby. Thanks to everyone.

Alex Cooke

I loved the property and would book again. The property was spotless and beautifully presented.


The overall experience was amazing, my Mum and I were blown away with the property. I have recommended your company and the property already to all of my friends and I look forward to re-booking again with you in the future, in fact I can't wait! Thanks so much for making our trip a memorable one.

Debbie Jones

Rockpools was brilliant and we have already made a reservation for two separate weeks in 2015.

Clare Luke

Rockpools was beautiful. A very welcoming property, and you have thought of everything. Will be booking up again for sure. Outstanding.

Karen Laws

Rockpools is a beautifully decorated, facilitated and located property. We had a wonderful time there and would absolutely recommend the property and Cornish Gems with the highest praise.

Mrs Jane Brown

The property was really excellent and we definitely would book it again.

Philipp Sembowski