Guest Comments



We have had another wonderful stay. Came last year and have already booked for next year and can’t wait. (Bristol)

September 2019

Thank you Tony for an enjoyable stay I your wonderful cottage. Looking for ward to seeing the films ! (New Jersey, USA)

August 2019

Another lovely visit to St Ives and RC. Good weather, fun surfing lessons and we enjoyed the raft race. (Bristol)

June 2019

Thanks Tony, Rock Cottage is ideal for a stay in beautiful St Ives, hope to return again soon. (Exeter)

Lovely cottage in prefect location, hope to return soon. (Somerset)

Many thanks for 6-star experience ! (Melbourne, Australia)

May 2019

Perfect cottage, perfect location, hope to return. (North Yorkshire)

A brilliant holiday venue, loved everything. Definitely plan to return. (Weston Super Mare, Somerset)

April 2019

A nice warm welcome from Tony ! Excellent location, very comfortable, clean and attractively decorated. What’s not to like, would definitely say here again.  (London)

Beautiful and lovely cottage, couldn’t ask for a better location than this. (Bristol)

Lovely stay at Rock Cottage – perfect location for beach/cafés and restaurants. (Carmarthen and Cardiff)

Highly recommend, had a lovely week at Rock Cottage, thanks again Tony (Sheffield)

Great location and has everything you need for a comfortable stay – a great weekend for a wedding ! (London)

March 2019

Thanks once again, we just love it here. Perfect position, everything you could need and a lovely patio. (Cheshire)

Another lovely stay, the cottage (and host) cannot be beaten. (Yorkshire)

February 2019

Another wonderful say – best ever ! Looking forward to the next time. (Burnley, Lancashire)

New Year 2018/2019

We have had such a lovely stay, celebrating the New Year. I am so glad I discovered RC –  it is a delight and literally has everything you need. We will definitely be back !


Fantastic time spent here in this lovely cottage. Thank you so much for all you did to make it a great Christmas visit – loved the Boxing Day swim ! (Bristol)

November 2018

The cottage was wonderful in a fabulous location  – hope to come back again soon.

October 2018

Lovely cottage in a great location. 5 minutes to the harbour, and two to a beautiful beach. (Wiltshire)

Lovely cottage in a great location. Tony was fabulous host. Ideal for walks and relaxing, thanks so much. (Swindon)

September 2018

Great location and cottage, would definitely stay again ! (Bolton)

Another most enjoyable week in a delightful cottage. (Ipswich)

Once again a  wonderful stay. (New Mexico, USA)

July 2018

Thank you for sharing your beautiful home. We have 23 years of memories but this will top them all as we had our first holiday with our grandson on his first holiday.

Another lovely visit to St Ives and Rock Cottage in lovely weather. Thanks Tony (Magor)

This was our second visit to RC and we love it ! (Warwickshire)

June 2018

5th visit to Rock Cottage, as good as ever, wonderful weather. We have already booked for next year. (Saddelworth, Yorkshire.)

Ultra-clean, comfortable and convenient. Well appointed with a caring and attentive host. We had a wonderful time and RC was a superb base for our son’s wedding. (Lichfield, Staffordshire)

Another wonderful holiday, we always feel at home here. Tony is a fantastic host, back next year ! (Lancashire)

May 2018

A very enjoyable week with our German friends. Plenty of sun and great accommodation.

Thanks Tony for Rock Cottage and your time for us. Great location, beautiful spot. (Canberra, Australia)

Great, central location. Well appointed cottage, 10/10 and very good for people watching ! Tony is very helpful – pity he supports Manchester City -)  (Coldingham, Scottish borders)

April 2018

Thank you for our excellent stay ! Rock Cottage is a gem and Tony an excellent host. We will look you up next time we come to St Ives. (London)

Thank you once again Tony. An absolute gem of a cottage, see you soon. (Cheshire)

Had a lovely stay at Rock Cottage. Thanks Tony for the warm welcome, great cottage with all amenities. (Hampshire).

Thank you for sharing your wonderful home with us – Rock Cottage is a little gem and St Ives is beautiful. We’ll be back ! (N. Ireland)

Lovely few days in a delightful “oasis”. So comfortably close to the shops and a very good Cellar Bistro* restaurant. Thank you. (Southampton)        (* in Fore Street)

February 2018

Warm cosy and comfortable during the St Ives Arctic week ! (Yorkshire)

Many thanks for another very happy stay at Rock Cottage – look forward ti seeing you again soon ! (Burnley)

January 2018

Thank you Tony for a warm welcome, spot on location, looking forward to coming back to St Ives soon. (Staffs)

New Year 2017/2018

Fantastic New Year stay – fabulous 4 days in beautiful, well-equipped cottage  in a great location. (Derby)

November 2017

Thanks Tony for the warm welcome to a really comfortable cottage, we all really enjoyed our stay. (Ipswich)

October 2017

Another perfect stay at Rock Cottage, glorious weather and a glorious place. Thank you Tony, see you soon ! (Bucks)

Enjoyed our short stay  and seeing the reopening of the Tate – thanks for organising that ! (Bournemouth) 

Had a lovely stay in Rock Cottage, very comfortable and the perfect location. Sad as always it be having St Ives, will hopefully be back soon. (London)

September 2017

Another relaxing stay in the ‘home from home’. Pity about the patchy weather but that’s Cornwall ! Back next year and looking forward to more Norway Square music. All the best and thanks. (Ipswich)

Weather really bad (for St Ives) so a good excuse to shelter in town. Brilliant cottage, thanks Tony (Bury)

August 2017

Perfect stay in perfect location, we will definitely be returning. (Plymouth)

So good to be back in St Ives and RC. Perfect holiday home and perfect location. (North Wales)

July 2017

Perfect stay, great place. (West Midlands)

June 2017

Another great week in RC. Mixed weather didn’t spoil our stay. Thanks once again Tony, see you next year. (Blackburn)

Our 4th trip to Rock Cottage was as good as ever ! (Yorkshire)

May 2017

Another lovely time with the weather playing a big part in our enjoyment. A word of warning to anybody thinking of walking the coastal path to Zennor – unless you’re megafit, insane,  or both, DON’T ! It’s a killer 🙂     (Wragby, Lincolnshire)

After holidaying in St Ives for over 30 years Rock Cottage is a gem we wish we’d discovered earlier. Thanks to Tony for going out of his way to accommodate our needs. (Preston)

Lovely cottage – perfect spot. Weather was excellent for 5 days. “Just like home.” (Derbyshire)

An enjoyable week in a lovely cottage. St Ives was as lovely as always. (Sheffield)

April 2017

We have had the pleasure of staying in this most lovely cottage. Even the weather was great so we could enjoy the beautiful coastline. (Denmark)

March 2017

Fab weeks in our Paradise. Thank you so much for making it even more enjoyable. Love the cottage ! (Wilmslow)

A fantastic weekend with friends celebrating my birthday at Rock Cottage. Thank you Tony for making is so welcome . However next time please can you arrange the sun ? (London)

Yes, consider it done TM  🙂

February 2017

Quiet, relaxed, comfortable, a lovely place to stay. (West Yorkshire)

Lovely quaint cottage with all the comforts of modern living, really cosy. (Lancashire)

New Year 2016/17

St Ives never fails to deliver a fantastic NY celebration. Amazing Rock Cottage – we love it more each year.

November 2016

Wonderful stay at Rock Cottage, a home away from home. We will definitely; come again. (Preston, Lancs)

October 2016

Really enjoyed our stay and were lucky with the weather again. (Somerset)

Beaut visit, thanks for all the comforts of home. Will recommend you to our friends. We are pleased not to drive on your skinny roads every day but they lead to spectacular places. (Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.)

September 2016

Another very enjoyable week at lovely Rock Cottage. Even the weather was kind. (Sheffield)

Another great week at the brilliant Rock Cottage. Can’t wait until next year ! (Bury)

August 2016

A lovely stay for our surprise joint 50th. Can’t fault the cottage. Thank you. (Cheltenham)

Thanks for a lovely stay. We had fab pancakes at Porthmeor Cafe and loved the Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno. Super location. (Bristol)

July 2016

A lovely week, very hot and sunny. 2nd stay here, it’s great spot in town, made for the use of outdoor space.  Fab food at Porthmeor, Porthmnister, The Hidden Kitchen and Blas Burgers. (Suffolk)

Thank you for a lovely stay at Rock Cottage. (Norfolk)

What a lovely cottage. This is our first stay in St Ives  and we’ll definitely be back. (York)

June 2016

Another fantastic week in our second home. As soon as we arrived we were relaxed and happy.. As always the cottage is absolutely beautiful, we can’t wait for next year. (Blackburn)

Thank you for a fabulous stay, we loved it and will be back. (Blackpool)

Spent a superb fortnight in this beautiful cottage. We shall visit again. (Switzerland)

May 2016

An absolutely lovely cottage, nothing was too  much trouble and the various ‘welcome items’ were very much appreciated. Ideally close to the beach and everything we wanted. (Wakefield)

Thank you so much for a perfect cottage for disabled guests and giving us such wonderful memories. Cellar Bistro was amazing, thank you for your recommendation. I hope we make it back again. (Essex)

April 2016

Absolutely stunning accommodation. Not a stone left unturned (apart from the shaver adaptor !) Thank you for your help, will certainly see you again in the future. (Warrington)

Superb cottage, one of the best we have stayed in. Fantastic holiday. (Cheltenham)

Easter Week 26 March 2016

Thank you so much for our stay this week at Rock Cottage – we have had a lovely time. (Nottingham)

October 2015

A lovely relaxing week –  so good to be back ! Thanks for the hospitality Tony, much appreciated. See you next year. (Olney, Bucks)

A glorious week (10-17), sunny and warm. We really enjoyed our stay at Rock Cottage (still think of it as Cortina). Hope to see you next year. (Nottingham)

September 2015

What else can we say – as always, “simply the best”. Sincere thanks Tony for your helpfulness and care. See you in 2016. (Liverpool)

Great as usual ! (Somerset)

Excellent cottage, position ideal, car park pass a  bonus. (Lincs)

As last year an excellent cottage with great facilities and location. Hope to see you next year, same week. (Ipswich)

August 2015

Fantastic holiday location. The weather was not great this week but still the best in the UK ! We’ve stayed in some great cottages in St Ives over the past 30 years but this beats them all. Will definitely return. (Bury, Lancashire)

The weather was a bit mixed but the accommodation was excellent., Thanks Tony (Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands)

July 2015

We have had a really lovely holiday in the most magical part of the world and look forward to visiting again. (West Sussex)

Had a lovely relaxing week. Lovely cottage, best we have stayed in. Love The Warren and St Ives and will be in touch about next year. (Warminster)

Another wonderful holiday here. Rock Cottage is the best, we love it ! (Sychdyn, North Wales)

June 2015

We have been coming to St Ives for over 50 years, sincere thanks to Tony for making our stay so fantastic. Rock Cottage will bring a wonderful experience to all that visit. Simply the best. (Liverpool)

Wonderful time – would like to take the cleaners home ! Booked for next year, can’t wait. (Isle of Wight)

Our second visit, looking forward to our 3rd next year – perfect. (Saddleworth)

May 2015

Our 3rd year here, just like home from home. Beautiful pristine cottage, idyllic location – already booked for next year. (Blackburn)

Great cottage, so comfortable and pristine. Thank you for the lovely welcoming touches. We hope to return very soon. (Sheffield)

Thanks Tony, 10 to of 10. Regular visitors to St Ives – we will be back ! (Birmingham)

April 2015 (Easter period)

We’ve had another lovely holiday in this great cottage, and really appreciate the personal touches. We had a little bit of sunshine amongst the rain and wind but the children loved surfing and we ate a lot ! (Oxford)

Like St Ives, a lovely cottage well presented with some lovely touches. Great location, brill weather, 10/10 ! (Kent)

March 2015

Thank you for the warmth of your welcome. Cottage and location fabulous. You have thought of everything – a real home from home. (Cambridge)

February 2015

This is a great family holiday cottage – super clean, spacious and very comfortable. (Clitheroe, Lancs)

New Year week 2014/15

Another great New Year. Fab cottage, love my time in St Ives every year – thank you from the Penguin Family. (Sheffield)

Christmas week 2014 

Another wonderful Christmas at Rock Cottage. Thank you for a lovely stay. Lots of good wishes for happy times for all who stay in 2015. (London)

November 2014

Many thanks for helping make this a very special holiday. We very much hope to return soon. (Islington, London)

We had a lovely time and enjoyed the Porthminster beach fireworks. (Birmingham) 

 October 2014

Another great stay at Rock Cottage, see you soon ! (Olney, Buckinghamshire)

We had a lovely stay – again. (Windlesham, Surrey)

Looking forward to come again next year. (Holmfirth, West Yorkshire)

September 2014

Immediately booking for 2015 should be a pretty convincing endorsement of Rock Cottage ! (Quantoxhead, Somerset)

Always great to come home to my birthplace – even better that we had such a lovely place to stay. We retraced lots of family history and enjoyed the September Festival, and look forward to our return next year. (Homerdon, Devon)

“We got lost at Porthmeor, but Tony was near to show us the way to ‘the Rock’

A wonderful place with great outdoor space and equipment you just couldn’t knock.

So as we leave today we just wanted to say ‘it’s been absolute bliss’

Many thanks – Joan & Chris.

August 2014

We have had a fantastic week. Easily the best house we have ever stayed at in St Ives and in a perfect location. (Solihull)

Thank you Tony. Rock Cottage is a fantastic palace to stay. (Hannover, Germany)

St Ives is an idyllic location and the cottage is the perfect place to enjoy it. (Chesterfield)

July 2014

Perfect week in a perfect place. Looking forward to coming again soon (Saddleworth)

Really enjoyed our stay. Very comfortable, location excellent. (Derby)

Lovely cottage, great to have parking and outdoor space. Very comfortable, with everything we needed.

Great cottage, good to be back. It is the best location we could ask for and is everything we could wish for on a perfect holiday. (North Wales)

June 2014

Had a wonderful holiday – perfect weather too ! (Cambridgeshire)

We had a wonderful stay in Rock Cottage. The weather was great and we hope to be back soon. (Manchester)

May 2014

We have had a wonderful holiday. The flat is beautiful and we have made full use of the patio – a real bonus. We will be back next year. (Blackburn, Lancashire)

Rock Cottage is perfect !! Thank you for a lovely stay and welcome pack. Hope to see you next year. (High Wycombe)

What an excellent job you have done in setting up our holiday. We have really enjoyed our time here, thank you for everything. (U S A)

April 2014

We have had a lovely 2 weeks. Cottage very nice with everything you need. Love St Ives and Rock Cottage. (Carlisle)

We really enjoyed our stay here in this lovely cottage in an excellent location. Hope to be back one day. (Cheshire)

Thank you for an amazing stay – just too short. We look forward to coming back soon. (Weston-super-Mare)

March 2014

Thank you for a lovely very last-minute stay. The cottage is beautiful and we look forward to staying here again. (West Midlands)

Lovely cottage, all we could have wished, real home from home. The place is spotless. (Holmfirth, West Yorkshire)

February 2014

Very nice cottage ! After such a bad start to the year weather-wise good old St Ives came up trumps again this year.Plenty of sunshine, love it ! (Cambridge)

January 2014

Just perfect – the most relaxing break ever. Love ‘The Rock’, love St Ives (London)

New Year week 2013/14

Fantastic New Year, wonderful cottage – thank you for the welcome basket – especially the bread. Looking forward to returning later in 2014. (Sheffield)

Christmas week 2013

Wonderful stay, great Christmas. Beautiful cottage, lovely and warm and well-equipped – a true home from home. (London)

November 2013

Really nice cottage in a great location – spotlessly clean and lovely and warm at this time of year. (Bristol)

October 2013

We’ve had a lovely week in St Ives ; good surf, good people, good food and a wonderful cottage ! (The Netherlands)

We very much enjoyed our return to Rock Cottage – as good as we remembered ! (Olney, Bucks)

Rock Cottage is as lovely as Cortina was. We have had a  lovely few days and look forward to our next visit. (Birmingham)

September 2013

Cottage wonderful and very homely – everything you need and more. Parking ideal (Blackburn, Lancs)

A very cosy and comfortable cottage in an excellent location. We have enjoyed our stay in St Ives very much – I’m sure we will come back. (Nottingham)

Stayed here for the St Ives September festival (14-28 Sept) – great location, well-equipped and well-managed cottage. Had a great time ! (London)

August 2013

Great holiday, great cottage, great location and even great weather ! Thanks for a wonderful time. (Suffolk)

Had a wonderful and special holiday in our favourite place. We love the cottage and can’t wait to come back next year. (Yorkshire)

We’ve thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Cottage excellent, weather great and surf good – what more could you ask for ? (Norwich)

July 2013

We’ve enjoyed our holiday in St Ives – the landscape, the amazing views along the coastal path, the surfing lessons, the museums and of course the weather ! (6th-19th). We’ve especially appreciated the very friendly and hospitable atmosphere here ! (Hannover, Germany)

We have loved the cottage and the location is very convenient. Thank you for an amazing holiday – best family holiday ever !! (North Wales)

June 2013

Cottage in great location for town and beaches. We all had a wonderful holiday. (London)

Great holiday made easy by the fab cottage in wonderful location. (Nottingham)

This cottage has been everything we need. Very comfortable and ideal location. We will definitely be coming back ! (Staffordshire)

May 2013

The perfect vacation flat. All is light bright and new, we appreciated it all. (California, U S A)

Wonderful place to stay and perfect location for waddling back to ! Thank you for the personal touches AND for arranging for the Queen to come. A memorable week (Windlesham, Surrey)

We had a very enjoyable stay. Cottage is extremely comfortable and brilliantly located.Hope to be back some time ! (Hove, Sussex)

We have really enjoyed our stay, beautiful cottage and a very warm welcome. (Olney, Buckinghamshire)

April 2013

Fantastic, well-equipped cottage. Thanks. (Oxford)

Cottage and location fantastic. Enjoyed a lovely break. Looking forward to revisiting. (Walsall)

The cottage has been brilliant, especially with 2 small boys. Personal touches much appreciated. (Cheshire)

The cottage is a real home-from-home – but tidier ! Have overdosed on crab. Brilliant holiday. (Portugal)