“The home away from home where you can re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.”
Waking up in a bright, spacious room overlooking the sea, with the sound of waves lapping gently against the shore below, is an invitation to enjoy a morning swim, take a boat trip, join a sailing lesson on the dinghy or visit one of Cornwall’s internationally renowned gardens. Owners Karen and David Richards have transformed this historic building in the enchanting port of St Mawes, instilling it with the soul of a wonderful holiday home. On the waterfront terrace, guests can savour the Cornish sunshine and the freshest fish caught by local dayboat fishermen. Refined, imaginative and sustainable cuisine with genuine hospitality in a relaxed setting — no wonder the staff ’s joie de vivre is so contagious!
Idyllically situated on the harbourside of St Mawes, The Idle Rocks offers a luxury getaway for lovers of food, wine, romance and relaxation. Make yourself comfortable in one of the 19 bedrooms, individually designed by owner Karen Richards, each with its own unique style and charm. The restaurant and terrace offer the perfect spot to appreciate the views across the water, whilst enjoying fabulous food, centred on fresh Cornish ingredients. Choose to do as much or as little as you prefer, in this area of outstanding natural beauty.