A CLIFFSIDE VIEW

PUBLISHED: 12:57 15 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:24 30 August 2017

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Nestled in the cliffs of North Cornwall, Rockaway epitomises the stunning properties available for rent in the UK’s favourite county...

Cornwall is a place of wild beauty and geographical extremes. With miles of coastline, its unique beach scene has captured the hearts and minds of countless adventurers and romantics and draws millions to sample its beach lifestyle every year. Unrivalled panoramic views, secret coves and silky beaches, this is a wanderers’ paradise.

Hand-picking the very crème de la crème of Cornwall’s holiday cottages is an exciting job, and one such property that epitomises Cornwall’s beach life perfectly is Rockaway, near Portreath, on Cornwall’s north coast. Coupled with its twin, Rock, these two holiday properties take pride of place nestled into the cliffs overlooking Portreath and manage to capture all that makes Cornwall, well, Cornwall.

With spectacular views of the harbour and out towards the endless sea, Rockaway and Rock enjoy unparalleled natural cinematography. From glassy, azure seas lapping gently at the summer shore, to winter winds whipping up a team tumultuous white horses, it’s hard to tear your eyes away from the show outside whatever the weather.

If you can manage to break away from the stunning scenery, there’s as much to take in indoors. From the kitchen’s white marble worktops to the luxurious bedrooms and gleaming en-suite, each room features carefully thought out, clean interiors with splashes of bright colours lending a vibrant, playful touch.

In the summer, meals can be taken out on the private balcony and evening drinks enjoyed overlooking the harbour and beach. What better way to add to a romantic dinner for two or a delicious family meal than a fresh sea breeze and the gentle soundtrack of burbling waves?

Once the temperature drops and the natural lights turn down, head inside and lounge in the living room where floor to ceiling windows framing the panoramic views, beautiful furnishings and a toe-curling wood-burner awaits; the atmosphere in both Rockaway and Rock is unbeatable.

True beach houses at heart with a stylish modern twist, these properties capture a real slice of Cornish heaven. From dusk til dawn, you can create your own perfect holiday and the memories of a lifetime.

Classic Cottages are the holiday cottage specialists for the South West. Originally founded in the picturesque harbour town of Porthleven, Classic Cottages has spent the last 40 years paving the way within the industry, combining the highest level of service with passion and local expertise. Find out more at

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