The Idle Rocks

Rated 9.3 in 105 reviews. 19 rooms.

The Idle Rocks is situated idyllically on the Harbourside of St Mawes. Perched perfectly on the rocks, it’s the home from home where you can make yourself comfortable in one of 19 individually designed bedrooms, each with its own, unique style and charm. Our restaurant and South facing Terrace offer an ideal location to appreciate the view across the water, whilst enjoying fabulous food, centred on fresh Cornish ingredients. The Idle Rocks is the place to re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

On the quayside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes, the The Idle Rocks boasts excellent sea views and fresh seafood. It offers modern rooms and free Wi-Fi.

All individually decorated rooms at Idle Rocks feature a flat-screen TV, vintage radio, Cornish tea, a Nespresso coffee maker and a bathroom with a bath or shower, and some with a rain-effect shower.

Some rooms have views of the harbour and St Anthony’s Head. Some TVs also double as mirrors.

Food is sourced locally and the head chef is also a keen forager. Breakfast includes unique twists, such as Birch Tree syrup, and there is also a range of brunch dishes on offer. You can enjoy a cocktail in the bar, or on the terrace which offers lovely sea views.

The village is home to St Mawes Castle, coastal and inland walks and watersports. Falmouth is a mile away by ferry, which operates year-round. Trelissick Gardens, St Austell and Truro town centres are 30 minutes’ drive away.

Available Rooms

2 guests




Recommended Nearby

A guide to great places near The Idle Rocks

  1. The Rising Sun

    Lovely view from the pub. Had a delicious vegetable pie here so would certainly recommend the food!

    39 m from hotel

  2. The Watch House

    90 m from hotel
    1 The Square

  3. The Victory Inn

    Excellent Doom Bar. Friendly service.

    94 m from hotel

  4. St Mawes Harbour

    Have a nice pint at the Victory Inn. Nice traditional pub

    95 m from hotel

  5. St Mawes Ferry

    137 m from hotel
    St Mawes Harbour

  6. St Mawes Hotel

    Nice place but it has a limited menu. Cornish Orchard on tap

    200 m from hotel
    2 Marine Parade

  7. St Mawes Castle

    Worth getting the audio tour. Gives you loads of info and there aren't too many information boards around the castle.

    0.8 km from hotel
    Castle Dr.

  8. Pendennis Point

    Near the point at the Silver steps is a shore dive with two German WWI U-boats, also a nice gully with a tiny cave at the end. High tide best otherwise a rocky entry.

    2.7 km from hotel
    Castle Drv.

  9. Pendennis Castle

    Impressive coastal fort built by Henry VIII. Along with St Mawes Castle it guarded the water around Falmouth. Run by English heritage.

    2.8 km from hotel
    Castle Close

  10. Chain Locker

    One of the best places to sit outside with a pint in cornwall

    3.8 km from hotel
    Quay St

  11. Beerwolf Books

    Full of youngsters. Nice choice of beers though.

    4.1 km from hotel
    Bells Court

  12. Espressini

    Wi-fi password: 1777095732.

    4.3 km from hotel
    Killigrew Street