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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

Recipe: Scallop and Lobster Bisque from The Idle Rocks Hotel

Recipe: Scallop and Lobster Bisque from The Idle Rocks Hotel

3 April 2017

Head Chef Guy Owen from The Idle Rocks Hotel has shared this sumptuous seafood recipe with us- doesn't it look divine!

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Valentine's Day Treats on the Fal River

Valentine's Day Treats on the Fal River

From 6 February 2017

Treat your loved one to a Valentines Day to remember this February 14th, with our guide to the best valentine's treats on the Fal River to suit every love-struck couple.

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Banishing the Winter Blues

Banishing the Winter Blues

From 9 January 2017

January is always a bit of a funny time. It's a combination of the excitement that a new year brings and all of the change, opportunities, hope and resolutions combined with the sudden come-down of the Christmas tree being packed away, the sparkle disappearing and the credit card bill arriving!

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