A Cornish Christmas

End the year on a high and join us at The Idle Rocks for a wonderful, Cornish Christmas celebration, by the sea.

Voted the best seaside resort in the UK, the magical coastal village of St Mawes is steeped in historic and seasonal tradition, making it the perfect spot to enjoy Christmas.

For more information and to enquire about availability please call reservations 01326 270 270

Kick-starting the celebrations on Christmas Eve, we invite you to soak up the charm of the area with a wine tasting of our finest local flavours. Sampling a Cornish Sparkling wine from nearby vineyard Trevibban Mill, and The Idle Rocks very own ‘Lazy Lady’ Merope white.

Having worked up an appetite, Dorian Janmaat, Executive Head Chef, treats you to an exceptional five-course festive dinner.  For a traditional end to the evening, you can join us for Midnight Mass at St Just in Roseland Church, regarded as ‘the most beautiful churchyard in England’.

On Christmas Day, awake to find yourself in the most idyllic area of Cornwall. The Fal Estuary is the perfect backdrop to exchange gifts and start the day with a full Cornish breakfast. Before your Christmas Day feast, take the opportunity to enjoy a crisp walk along the picturesque harbour or perhaps a festive tipple in the lounge.

Savour the afternoon with Her Majesty the Queen’s Christmas Day Speech, and a handful of special elements to surprise and delight.

To end an unforgettable day, test your mettle in the infamous 2020 Christmas quiz and a festive supper.

Boxing Day starts at a leisurely pace with brunch, then the day is yours to enjoy. Join us for the afternoon at The Lost Gardens of Heligan, a mysterious botanical garden and wildlife lovers’ paradise.  Alternatively, you can cosy up in the Hidden Cinema at St Mawes Hotel with a festive movie. An extraordinary Boxing Day dinner awaits you in the evening to top off the festivities in style.


Your Cornish Christmas includes:


Arrival Wednesday 23rd December or Thursday 24th December for 4 nights

Mini festive Afternoon Tea on the day of arrival

3-course dinner on Wednesday 23rd December or Sunday 27th December(depending on your arrival date)

Wine Tasting on Christmas Eve in Idle Rocks restaurant (14.00 & 16.00)

5-course dinner on Christmas Eve

Transport to Midnight Mass at St Just in Roseland Church

Christmas Day Feast (served 12.30 – 15.30)

Festive Supper on Christmas Evening (served 18.30 – 21.30)

Boxing Day Brunch (09.00 – 13.00)

Boxing Day visit to The Lost Gardens of Heligan (14.00)

5-course dinner on Boxing Day (served 18.00 – 21.00

Mince pies, mulled wine, festive movies in The Hidden Cinema & activities throughout

Cornish Breakfast each morning


Room Rates:



Our Village Hideaway Rooms are characterful and unique.

With village views, escape the day to day and embrace romantic seclusion.

£1,075 per person



Harbour Views Rooms at the Idle Rocks are all individually designed, with luxurious bathrooms.

Wake up each morning to the spectacular water views and the gentle sounds of St Mawes harbour.

£1,175 per person



Our Seaview Rooms are generously proportioned with spectacular views over the water.

All have en-suite bath or shower rooms.

£1,225 per person



Our Grand Seaview Rooms at the Idle Rocks are our largest and most luxurious rooms, and very popular with our guests. Spacious, light and airy, with spectacular water views. Wake up to the sound of the sea.

£1,325 per person


Terms and Conditions

Based on two people sharing a double room

Based on 4 nights, starting 23rd or 24th December

Package cannot be taken in conjunction with any other offer or promotion

Standard booking and cancellation terms apply


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