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The Idle Rocks

A unique and unrivaled waterside location in St Mawes.

A great place to stay year round.


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The Idle Rocks Hotel

The recently refurbished Idle Rocks is situated idyllically, on the Harbourside of St Mawes. With 20 bedrooms, each with its own unique scheme, a Restaurant seating 65 with views across the unspoilt Harbour and a South facing Terrace that sits perfectly on the rocks…


The Idle Rocks is the place where people can re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

Your place by the sea


The Idle Rocks sets new standards of comfort and service, creating a true feeling of home from home for our guests. Our food offering is a celebration of Cornwall and its local produce, only using seasonal, fresh and locally sourced ingredients prepared with simplicity and to the highest of standards.


Explore the rooms...

Sea | Beach | Harbour | Village


Seasonal food cooked simply...

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner


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Latest News/Blogs from The Idle Rocks

Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

Suggestions for Minimoons in Cornwall

From 9 October 2017

We’ve chosen some of our favourite ways to celebrate being newlyweds. Here are some of the best things to do on minimoon in Cornwall, and the perfect places to do them!

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Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

Where to Stay of the Day :: Idle Rocks Hotel

From 17 September 2017

Re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life, by staying at this stylish, laid-back waterfront inn in chic St Mawes.

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Reasons to Marry and Minimoon in St Mawes

Reasons to Marry and Minimoon in St Mawes

From 5 September 2017

St Mawes, you have a piece of our hearts forever. Once a peaceful fishing village and now a bustling tourist trap, St Mawes has retained its pretty streets and cobbled cottage style as well as its magnificent position on the water.

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