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 of our bedrooms are 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.

Sunday Lunch

Join us in the Idle Rocks Restaurant for a delicious 3 course Sunday lunch with a view, served every Sunday between 12 & 2.30pm..

Supper Club Events

Our hugely popular Supper Club events are back this Autumn & Winter! Join us for a convivial evening, where you’ll enjoy delicious food, gather with like-minded people and meet the kitchen team who create the wonderful dishes.

Autumn on the Rocks

Join us on the shores of St Mawes for an indulgent three-night break, our Autumn escape brings you the best the Cornish coast has to offer.

New Year Celebrations

Bring in the New Year in style and celebrate with us in St Mawes, four days of unforgettable festivities.
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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 Idle Rocks Restaurant

Led by Head Chef Matt Haggath, our passionate team of chefs pride themselves on preparing authentic and inspiring dishes, conceived from sustainably produced local ingredients.
Dine at The Idle Rocks
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 Cornish ingredients.
  • 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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To make a lunch or dinner 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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Exclusive Offers
Rewarding loyalty is what we do best, if there’s an exclusive offer or limited treat you will find it here first.