Beautiful Skylight Barn.
This stunning property really makes the most of the amazing outlook.
Wow! What a view.
Lie in bed and look out at the ever changing landscape.
Enjoy staring out to sea.
The open plan living space is light and airy.
The comfortable seating where you can lounge in front of the fire.
The perfect spot for some afternoon reading.
Room with a view!
The fabulous view from the balcony.
The master bedroom.
The second bedroom with bunk-beds.
The family bathroom is spacious and light - perhaps enjoy listening to some classical music in the bath?
The garden extends along the building, with a secret spot at the very top.
The doors from the master bedroom open straight out to the garden - perfect for your morning coffee.
The property really makes the most of the wonderful view.
The old lifeboat house is now a fish and chip and seafood restaurant.
The picturesque harbour, almost directly opposite the village pub, is only a few minutes' walk away down the footpath.
The Paris offers good food, great local hospitality and a fun quiz night once a week.
Why not try a home-made cake or two from Elizabeths or the local village shop.

Skylight Barn


Coverack / Sleeps 4 (no children under 3)

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7 Nights from £478

Skylight Barn was perfect. Beautifully designed and very comfortable. Very well equipped kitchen. Lovely outdoor space with fabulous views.

Fantastic stay what a magical place and view

Skylight Barn was well equipped and amongst one of the best places we have ever stayed and will definitely return.

Even the hill was ok!

Skylight Barn a real home from home, lovely location, peace and quiet in an unspoilt Cornish village on the Lizard, one of our favorite spots !

This is an amazing property. It’s worth staying here just for the views. The children loved the high tech bathroom mirror with bluetooth for music filled showers! Lovely touches with the flowers and arrival biscuits and tea/coffee. Highly recommend. The walk up the hill is worth it.

Great place - booked out months ahead...

Skylight Barn is outstanding in all respects. Superb views, spotlessly clean, pleasantly warm for our winter break, well decorated and nicely furnished. The owners obviously take pride in their holiday rental. Thank you for another super break here.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for letting us know what an enjoyable stay you had at Skylight Barn. It's wonderful to read how much you appreciated this unique property. We hope that we can welcome you back again soon. Julie, Customer Support

The best equipped and presented cottage the we have EVER stayed in…and we have used many holiday cottages around the country.

Where do I start? The views are fantastic but not only that, waking up to the sound of the sea and garden birds is wonderful. The house is so well equipped and comfortable, we really didn't want to leave.

Skylight Barn is beautiful and in a fabulous location. This was our 13th visit! Coverack is a lovely village.

Wonderful property, stunning location, lovely village can't wait until we are able to return, this time hopefully better prepared for the hill

The view from Skylight Barn is mesmerising. I love the way the house blends contemporary style and traditional materials. The living space has been really thoughtfully worked out and it is a really comfortable area to hang out in.

Its the ideal property to just stay in relax and unwind while drinking in that view. We loved every day of our stay and were very sad to leave.

We absolutely loved this place, the views are stunning, and it's position is all about making the best of them. You do need a level of fitness to get your luggage up the hill though! The village is lovely and has a nice beach when the tide is out. The cottage is equipped to a very high standard. We really hope to return.

Beautiful place to stay great views would recommend

Skylight Barn is highly recommended by us. Fabulous views out to sea! A little bit of Heaven on Earth!

Skylight Barn is a fabulous property. We spent a week here in May 2021 and even with a few days of wet and windy weather, we were able to enjoy our outlook over the bay watching the shipping movements with the help of some good binoculars left for our use. The elevation above the bay affords Skylight Barn great views across the bay so there’s always something to see from the lovely terraced and garden. The doors onto the terrace meant it was all too easy to wander out there with a glass of something chilled to watch the world go by. The kitchen was very well equipped for a self catering holiday. There is also a store cupboard on the terrace with a ‘beer fridge’ and deckchairs if required. The underfloor heating kept the property lovely and warm and we didn’t need to use the rather nice log burner during our stay. The double height living area gives a lovely feeling of spaciousness and allows great light into the area. We were lucky to be able to park by the chapel at the end of the track and that was where the car stayed for the week as we took advantage of the South West coast path running right past us to explore the area. Firstly to Kennack Sands (10miles return trip), then another day through St Keverne to Fat Apples cafe for a fab crab salad for lunch and back via Roskillys for ice cream(10 miles round trip). The Terence Coventry sculpture park is a 10 minute walk along the path by the front door and is well worth a visit. Coverack itself is a lovely village with a village stores, fish and chip shop, take-away cafe, gift shops and The Paris Hotel serving great food. The village store sells a close scale map of the area showing more detail than our OS Explorer map. We had our most relaxing self catering stay here for a long time and we would certainly book again. Thank you Classic Cottages.

Beautiful location and peaceful. The cottage has fantastic views and we throughly enjoyed our holiday.

Everything was perfect. All possible safety measures were in place. There is now an improved trolley for carrying belongings up the hill. We put all our shopping for the week into large plastic boxes with lids on which fitted well on the trolley. Our second visit and we have already booked again for next year.

Second time we have stayed at Skylight Barn and we weren't disappointed. Probably the best accommodation we have stayed at in the classic cottages portfolio.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you for your brilliant review! Delighted that you enjoyed Skylight Barn, hope to see you again. Sarah, Customer Support

Our 6th visit but don't tell anyone its difficult enough to book the dates we want.

Outstanding location, amazing views and beautiful cottage.

It’s all about the view at Skylight Barn, what a fantastic location and the lovely property was a bonus! We never revisit a cottage but can’t wait to come back here, we’re miss it the sea already!

A gorgeous property in a fabulous location.

The most serene and beautiful place to stay. We were sad to leave as we had such an amazing time in the Barn and in Coverack.


This is a fantastic cottage with incredible views in a wonderful location. We went there twice in less than two months, which tells you how much we enjoyed it.

Access is hard work, due to a longish walk up a path that gets steeper and steeper, but it's well worth it when you get there.

Equipment and furnishings are first class. Wood burning stove makes it incredibly cosy in the winter. And I can see us returning again and again. And again...

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're delighted that you've enjoyed another fabulous holiday in this lovely cottage. The location and fantastic views are certainly worth the walk along the coast path and we can see why you would return. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Alison, Customer Support

I’ll be back

We had a wonderful holiday at Skylight Barn in August. This is a unique property in a stunning location, We loved the views, walks to the village and along the coastal paths, swimming in the sea, kayaking and paddle-boarding. The owners were very thoughtful and left a welcome pack with tea, coffee and biscuits.

We loved our stay at Skylight Barn. It was an amazing property with spectacular views. Having Mears Beach a 10 minute walk away was a real bonus. We would definitely stay again.

The cottage sits on a hillside with wonderful views, it is an ideal getaway from the bustle of daily life.

Beautifully located close to the coastal path with outstanding views. Local village stores with coffee shop warm and welcoming and Paris hotel a few minutes walk away, again very welcoming and warm with good food. A beautiful holiday home situated in a lovely village.

Appointment and design of house appealed greatly to us. Views stunning no matter the weather. Changes of colour in sky and on the sea always interesting to watch. Even saw dolphins swim by. Property most comfortable and had everything necessary for an enjoyable stay from kitchen equipment to books and interesting range of childrens' games if needed.

Enjoyed reading the history of the property and seeing how the original stones were incorporated in the new building.

Fabulous retreat any time of the year!

The cottage’s outstanding design enhanced the location’s beautiful situation. The generous appointments made our stay completely comfortable. It was a pleasure we won’t forget.

Love Skylight Barn and love Coverack. Out 4th visit in 2 years!!

Amazing property the quality of the contents such as the equipped kitchen, (everything you could need and all good quality), the finishing touches such as hand wash, welcome basket, flowers just made the stay feel like luxury. Thank you for an amazing holiday and really hope we can book for next year.

The best equipped holiday let we have stayed in and with sea views to die for. A perfect week! Particularly enjoyed the audio quality of the Denon speakers when watching the Wimbledon final but me attention kept getting distracted to the 180degree sea views. Highly recommended.

A real Cornish gem! True escapism with everything you could possibly need. Skylight Barn has an ‘away from it all’ feel yet with everything on your doorstep!

Unique elevated property with magnificent sea views in a peaceful location making it a very relaxing holiday and in no hurry to leave it behind !

Just the best place to stay. Coverack is the perfect secluded Cornish village. It has everything you could need or want and is perfect for families with children or if you just want to escape.

The Seaview was excellent and we enjoyed to have a cup of tea at the terrace. Very relaxing place!

Stunning cottage overlooking the sea. Makes you want to get up early in the morning to enjoy the view. Every comfort catered for, including a well stocked kitchen making it easy to cook a good meal in the evening as not a lot of eating options in Coverack when visiting out of season. We plan every year to visit another part of Cornwall but feel that there's nothing out their to rival this accommodation. We reserve in advance for the following year as soon as our holiday is over.

A fabulous stay in a beautiful location. Accommodation of 5 star standard. Local hotel (Paris Hotel) excellent for warm welcome and lovely food. Can even provide Gluten free fish and chips. (Marvellous). Local general stores absolutely on the mark. Good quality local produce and even gluten free options available, little coffee area with open fire to sit and while away some time looking out to sea. Friendly, helpful and a joy to visit.

We had an amazing time at Skylight Barn. We hoped that the barn lived up to the pictures we had been sent and were delighted that it was better than the pictures! One of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed at. Really well equipped and the view will stay with us for a long time!

Brilliant location for restful retreat Everything you need and so cozy

A wonderful place and a real gem in the beautiful Coverack. We are already booked up twice next year and can not wait.

As ever, everything was just perfect. We absolutely love Skylight Barn....

One of the loveliest places the two of us have ever stayed at.

Skylight Barn was one of the best situated houses we've stayed in. We seek out exceptional properties around the World and Skylight Barn was definitely up there with the best of them.

Fantastic location. Amazing views. Awesome log burner. Great variety of games/books for young children. Brilliantly equipped with everything you could need during your stay. Real home from home.

The views are fabulous, its peaceful and the 'Paris' is a great place to enjoy an evening tipple, meal or pub quiz before heading up the coastal path to Skylight Barn.

Excellent location, beautifully designed with great attention to detail

We love it here. Everything is perfect. This was our 10th visit!

Wonderful cottage with great views, equipment, and furnishings.

A lovely cottage with spectacular views, even better than the photos show now the trees in front of the balcony have been cut back. You need to be young or fit to get your luggage, groceries and logs up the pretty steep hill to the property but it's definitely worth the effort.

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Skylight Barn - the location is both unusual and spectacular as you found! We're in the process of updating all the photos (weather, seasons and sunlight dependent unfortunately!) so a new shot of the improved view will be available soon. Tanya, Customer Support

The location and views for this cottage are wonderful. No need to go out for coffee etc.

The cottage is in a fantastic position with stunning views over Coverack and the sea. We had a really nice week and every attention to detail has been thought of in the cottage. I would certainly recommend it for a peaceful and tranquil retreat.

This was an the most amazing place to stay...even with the steep hill up to the cottage! There was nothing that hadn't been thought about, down to sandwich bags and washing capsules. We all relaxed so much and already miss waking up to the sound of the sea and the Cornish sun streaming through the windows. We can't wait to come back...hopefully permanently one day!

Owners have thought of everything to ensure our stay was perfect. We want to live here!

Fantastic holiday home, could not ask for better, well furnished and well equiped. Just loved it.

Such a clean, well equipped, and welcoming cottage, made for a wonderful stay for all the family. The views are amazing, and the village of Coverack is so idyllic for a relaxing stay.

We always look to stay in self catering accommodation which has something special, Skylight barn was the best.

Stunning cosy barn in a peaceful setting - just what we needed. Cant wait to be back there.

This cottage was the perfect location for a quite getaway with plenty of places to visit and places to eat within easy distance. The situation of the cottage also means that there is plenty to watch if you just want to stay in.

This was simply the most fantastic cottage. We loved the peace and quiet, amazing views and cosy fire while we watched the waves as the storms raged outside. There is nothing you could have wished for - everything is perfect.. Can't wait to return .

if you want to get away from it all then this is the place to go

You won't be disappointed with Skylight Barn. The location, views and facilities are excellent. Little touches like flowers in a vase and cornish biscuits for guests on arrival, make all the difference.

Warm, welcoming, very comfortable & extremely well equiped. Fantastic location - a steep approach with parking some way off, as described. Two trolleys provided to facilitate movement of luggage. Overall, well worth the effort, & it's going to be a difficult act to follow.

I would thoroughly recommend Skylight Barn - the accomodation is excellent and the setting is glorious.

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