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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

Guest Recipe from The Idle Rocks

Guest Recipe from The Idle Rocks

From 9 October

Recipe: Gurnard, Ajvar, fisherman’s sauce, herb crust.

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Where to Eat of the Week: The Idle Rocks

Where to Eat of the Week: The Idle Rocks

From 8 October

This week's restaurant of choice lies at the heart of this stylish, laid-back waterfront Hotel in chic St Mawes.

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5 Best Sundowner Spots

5 Best Sundowner Spots

From 30 June

This part of Cornwall is full of beautiful views, especially at sunset. So, to help you hunt the Fal River’s most stunning vistas at dusk, we've rounded up 5 of the best that you’ll definitely want to add to your sunset drinks bucket list…

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