Your Home from Home by the Sea

Perched perfectly on the rocks, in the heart of St Mawes, the 19-bedroom Relais & Châteaux hotel is your home away from home. Each bedroom is individually designed to reflect the ultimate beauty in waterside comfort & luxury. With an award-winning restaurant and unprecedented south-facing views across the water, the environment is relaxed and the hospitality is genuine and engaging.

The Reef Knot Restaurant

The Reef Knot Restaurant, serves the best of Cornish sea-to-table cuisine. Enjoy the delightful sea views across the Fal estuary from our waterside restaurant & terrace.

The Supper Club

Join us for a convivial evening in our waterside restaurant, where you’ll enjoy delicious food, gather with like-minded people and enjoy wonderful seasonal dishes on the unique 3-course menu.

Summer on the Rocks

The Cornish sea air is calling and we have the answer for you at The Idle Rocks. Enjoy 3 nights with exquisite dining in our stunning waterside location, in the heart of St Mawes.

About St Mawes

Nestled on the stunning Roseland Peninsula in South Cornwall, we are surrounded by secluded coves, delightful creeks, lush countryside, tranquil beaches and scenic cliffs - an idyllic location.
view of grand seaview room at the Idle Rocks Hotel

Stay at The Idle Rocks

A luxury hotel on the Roseland Peninsula, in the heart of Cornwall. A stay at The Idle Rocks is the place to re-engage with the simpler pleasures in life.

Dine at The Reef Knot Restaurant

The Reef Knot Restaurant at The Idle Rocks serves the best of Cornish sea-to-table cuisine. Sustainably caught fish from our own dedicated St Mawes fisherman, landed daily at the quay at St Mawes, and served alongside the finest local seasonal produce.
Celebrations at The Idle Rocks


Whether it’s a family celebration, a movie during your stay, a night out with friends or a business meeting, our facilities at The Idle Rocks and our sister property, The St Mawes Hotel, provide a wide range of entertainment options, including Private Dining, Conference Facilities & our intimate Courtyard Room.

Seasonal Escapes

Join us for romantic getaways, gourmet breaks, and seasonal packages throughout the year. A perfect excuse to take a break!
Seasonal Escapes at The Idle Rocks

The Idle Rocks - Your Place by the Sea

Experience the Idyllic destination of the Idle Rocks, in St. Mawes
  • Award Winning Dining

    Our restaurant and south facing terrace offer an ideal location to enjoy delicious food, centred on fresh local seafood & Cornish produce.
  • Gift Vouchers

    Give the gift of ‘Cornish Luxury'. Choose from Dinner for Two, a Weekend Stay, or simply a voucher of monetary value; we have wide range of gifting options to help you spoil that special person in your life.

Our Booking Options

Book your stay or reserve your restaurant table at The Idle Rocks.
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To make a hotel reservation, book online, call 01326 270 270 or email

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The St Mawes Hotel
St Mawes Hotel

Discover our rooms, bar & dining options, and the Hidden Cinema at our sister hotel

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