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

The 2014 Winter Dinner Series at The Idle Rocks

The 2014 Winter Dinner Series at The Idle Rocks

From 18 November 2014

To celebrate our chef’s first season, we have put together a very special series of dinners starting this November and December. Nathan Outlaw, Alan Murchison and renown suppliers are joining up with Mark to present some memorable gastronomic events.

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Special Offers at Idle Rocks

A Taste of Cornwall at The Idle Rocks

A Taste of Cornwall at The Idle Rocks

1 December 2017 — 21 March 2018

Experience a real taste of Cornwall with this two-night break at The Idle Rock, available from December through to March* 2018

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Catch of The Day at Idle Rocks

Catch of The Day at Idle Rocks

1 January — 31 March

The Idle Rocks, St Mawes invite you to lunch between January –March 2018 to celebrate their recent awards. Enjoy ‘The Catch of The Day’ with a glass of organic Cornish wine for £19.50 per person.

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