Your Stay

We understand how precious holidays are, so we want your John Bray break to be enjoyable and relaxing. All of the holiday cottages and houses we let are owned and much loved by individual families. Each home is unique and they vary considerably both in style and decoration; some are new, luxurious and contemporary, while others offer a traditional, family oriented design.

We only act as agents for the owners of the properties, who in most cases, rent their homes when they are not using them, so as to maintain the vibrancy of the local community and to allow other families to enjoy North Cornwall as much as they do.

Please take the time to read through the sections below, to help you plan and make the most of your stay. For more ideas on how to spend your holiday, visit our Explore section to find out more about the area. Please be aware many attractions have strict guidelines in place and recommend pre-booking and planning ahead to avoid disappointment.

For any other questions please do email or call us – we will be very happy to help.

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Getting Here

By Car: Take the M5 or A303 to Exeter. Join the A30 dual carriageway after the Exeter turning off the M5. Turn off after Launceston taking the North Cornwall turning onto the A395 towards Davidstow. At the end of this road turn left, 1 mile on take the right turning onto the B3314 for Delabole which crosses the A39 en-route; Continue through Delabole on the B3314, after 5 miles turn right for Port Isaac (our Port Isaac office is adjacent to the Co-op store), OR carry on for a couple more miles and at St. Minver follow the signposts for Rock (our Rock office is located 200 yards after the Texaco garage on the left hand side before the road drops down to the beach).

By Air or Sea: Landing facilities are available for helicopters and for fixed wing light aircraft in Rock and Trebetherick. There are regular domestic and international flights to Newquay, Plymouth and Exeter airports and ferry links via Plymouth to the continent.

By Train: Train via the main line to Bodmin Parkway (30 minutes away) please ask our offices for local taxi services.

By Bus: National Express Buses run from Gatwick and Heathrow International Airports to Wadebridge (10 minutes away).



If you're planning a dinner party with friends or have a special occasion to celebrate, then we can put you in touch with a private chef to cater for your event.

Fee Turner Catering of Fee's Food provides great looking and delicious food for everything from family suppers for 10 to weddings and parties for 300.
Fee' s Food
01208 862271 / 07780 991999

Food for Fork provides a bespoke catering service either in your home, or at your event. Their relaxed, friendly service provides everything from maily meals to a feast for your guests.
Food for Fork
01208 863553 / 07976 916610


Linen Hire

Some of our properties do not include linen, towels and/or beach towels in the rental cost. You are welcome to bring your own with you, or you can hire it from Atlantic Laundry who will deliver your linen order direct to your holiday home in Rock, Polzeath, Daymer Bay or from Kalu Linen who will deliver your linen order to your holiday home in Port Isaac.

Please click on the web link below for Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay to order, all information and prices are listed on their website; OR for Port Isaac phone Kalu Linen on 01208 881029.

Atlantic Laundry - Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay

Please check the bed configurations of your holiday cottage before calling to order your linen. Especially, where zip and link beds are supplied, you will need to let them know whether you'll be using them as a twin or superking.

Kalu Linen - Port Isaac

Please check the bed configurations of your holiday cottage before calling to order your linen. Especially, where zip and link beds are supplied, you will need to let them know whether you'll be using them as a twin or superking.


Beach Club

We are delighted to be able to offer all our guests access to our Beach Club in association with Wavehunters. John Bray Cornish Holiday guests will receive an exclusive discount when they book in for surf & paddeboarding lessons for all abilities, hire wetsuits and equipment, join in the holiday clubs for kids during the summer, or book a Sea Safari marine tour. With outlets in Polzeath, Padstow, Port Isaac and Rock, you can also browse their cool clothing, Cornish belly boards or sample a Cornish ice-cream or freshly brewed coffee.

Borrow a Windbreak

You are welcome to borrow one of our windbreaks for the day to use on Polzeath beach, free of charge. Just let the guys at Wavehunters know that you are staying with us and you can pick one up from the Wavehunters cabin on Polzeath beach.

Surf Lessons for all abilities

Nothing beats the thrill of riding a perfect wave. Whether you're an absolute beginner, an improver or a seasoned surfer, the team over at Wavehunters will tailor their surf lessons to suit you.

Usual price £30 per person, group discounts available
01841 532339

Stand Up Paddle-boarding

Paddle-boarding is one of the fastest growing water sports in the world. It's easy get get up and out on the ocean and a fun way to excercise, building your core strength and fitness, saving you having to visit the gym when you get home.

Usual price £35
01841 532339

Kids Holiday Beach Club

Every morning over the school holidays, children can join the Wavehunters Kids Club with loads of funtastic things to do on the beach at Polzeath including surfing, surf life saving and team games. It is advisable that someone is on the beach or close by in case it gets chilly. Children under 6yrs can join in, but will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Usual price is £30 per session and a block-booking discount is available.
01841 532339

Boat Trips and Sea Safaris

John Bray guests can also receive 10% off a Sea Safari boat trip leaving from Padstow or Rock. These thrilling 2-hour excursions will whisk you off to explore the dramatic North Cornwall coastline and the small islands scattered about. Look out for dolphins, porpoise, seals, puffins as well as gannets, guillemots, razorbills, cormorants, oystercatchers, and very occasionally a basking shark!

Usual price £39 / £25 (under 16y)
01841 532339

John Bray guests can book individual or group surf lessons and receive an exclusive 10% discount and a free hot drink when you show your John Bray Cornish Holidays key fob, or when you quote your booking reference over the phone.


Baby-Friendly Stays

If you are looking for nursery equipment to hire for your holiday, then we recommend these local family businesses. They supply buggies, high chairs, cots and other accessories for babies and toddlers. You will need to pre-book, but they will deliver to your holiday property, assemble and collect at the end of your stay.


Babes and Bikes
01208 815262

Enjoy a romantic dinner or celebrate a special occasion with family and friends, knowing your little ones are safe and sound, then we hold a list of local babysitters you can contact. If you would like to pre-book their services please contact us for more details.


Tennis Court Hire

Due to Government restrictions, the tennis court will be temporarily unavailable until further notice.

John Bray guests can hire the Rock Road tennis court, just behind the Rock Methodist Church up the road from our office and it costs £10 per hour. To book your slot, just pop into our Rock Office to confirm your surname and make payment. Please note that payment is by cash or card and you will need to bring your own Tennis Racquets and Balls.



If you'd like to avoid long checkout queues and arrive to a well-stocked larder and fridge, then we can help arrange whatever you need for a stress-free holiday in North Cornwall.

Pre-order groceries

For Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay properties, you can pre-order your groceries from Rock Nursery Stores on Rock Road so that they are ready and waiting for your arrival. Rock Nursery Stores stock a wide range of local products, everyday essentials and fresh fruit and vegetables. Use their order form to place your order in advance and either collect on arrival in Rock, or use their free local delivery service.
01208 863328

For Daymer Bay and Polzeath you can pre-order groceries from Trebetherick Stores - Guests can order online for pick up or delivery and they offer freshly made frozen meals, groceries and an off-license. Their gourmet menu offers delicious meals perfect for dinner parties.
01208 863349

Fresh Frozen Meals

If you don't fancy cooking on holiday (and we don't blame you) you can pre-order some delicious frozen meals for Fee's Food. Aimed at holidaymakers and locals alike, the wholesome meals are all home cooked and locally sourced and available in portions of two or four. Quantities are very generous and prices range from £10 (portions for two) up to £26 (portions for four).

You can collect direct from Fee in Rock or she will deliver to homes located within a 20-mile radius. (For an order over £75 within Rock/Polzeath/Trebetherick delivery is free, an order under £75 delivery is £5. Further afield the delivery cost is £8.50).

Local Shops

Below is a list of useful local contact numbers, so you can stock up on your groceries.


Rock: Barnecutts 01208 862236
Rock: Watts 01208 862239
Rock Fish, Rock Road 01208 862422
Knight Dennis, Fore St, Port Isaac 01208 880498
Grocery Stores
Rock: Nursey Stores 01208 863328
Polzeath: Spar 01208 862913
Daymer Bay: Trebetherick Stores 01208 863349
Port Isaac: The Co-Op 01208 880365
Take Away
Rock: Rock 'n' Roll Fish and Chips 01208 863777
Pityme: Jaws Pizza 01208 869367
Port Isaac: The Takeaway Fish and Chips 01208 880281
Wine Merchants
Polzeath: Mission Wines 01208 869584
Wadebridge: Wadebridge Wines 01208 812692
Nearest Supermarkets
Tesco - Wadebridge & Padstow
Lidl - Wadebridge
Co-Op - Wadebridge & Padstow