One of the little terraced cottages along the street through the picturesque seaside village of Coverack, Penhaven’s unassuming exterior hides a delightful surprise. Step from the street through the door into the pretty living-room, and the pressures of everyday life begin to melt away. Furnished and decorated in relaxing tones, this little retreat is a welcome escape. Up the steep cottage staircase are the bathroom and bedrooms, the twin room ideal for children (as space is limited). Downstairs, the slate-floored sitting/dining-room includes a huge inglenook with a wood-burner; beyond, the kitchen leads to a tiny courtyard – if you climb the steep steps (carefully!), your reward is the little private garden and its lovely view across rooftops to the bay.
Set at the heart of the village – which has two cafes, a gift shop, a friendly pub and a scenic harbour – Penhaven is only a few strides from the beach and is the perfect base for exploring this lovely location. There are fabulous local walks to enjoy, especially along the clifftop coastal footpaths, and the rest of the beautiful Lizard peninsula's attractions are easily accessible by car.
Sitting/Dining-room with TV, DVD player, iPod dock and wood-burner
Step to Kitchen with electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
Bedroom 1 with double bed
Bedroom 2 with twin beds
Bathroom with bath, fitted shower, WC and wash-basin
Take care with the steep steps to the garden and the low ceiling on the steep cottage stairs.
- Regret no pets
- Arrive/Depart Friday
- Short breaks available
- Public car park 100 yards
- No smoking
- Pub 100 yds
- Patio furniture
- 3 electric thermostatic radiators
The sitting-area, at the front of the cottage with cosy wood-burner, leads through to the dining-area.
This traditional cottage is a few steps away from the harbour, beach, pub and village shop.
Looking back from the kitchen through to the living-room with dining-area.
A lovely spot to get a birds eye view of this beautiful seaside village and the bay below.
The double bedroom (Bedroom 1).
The pretty twin room is at the back of the cottage.
This lovely room is very sociable.
Breakfast is served!
There are pretty decorative touches throughout the cottage.
This light and spacious room is at the front of the cottage.
The tradionally steep cottage stairs - mind your head on the way down!
Looking back to the hallway and stairs down to the living areas.
The view from the raised garden over the roof tops.
Penhaven sits on one of the little lanes just behind the harbour.
The lovely sandy beach at low tide is perfect for swimming, sandcastles and sunbathing.
The pretty fishing harbour where you can watch the boats returning with their catch.
Take a walk around the bay to discover the cafe's, eateries and spectacular views, you may even spot the resident seal at high tide.
The friendly village pub is only a few yards away, beside the car park on Dolor Point.
The view of the beach as you come down the hill into Coverack.
Looking back towards the harbour from the other end of the village.
You could always try your hand at watersports!
The windsurfing school where you can hire a kayak, paddleboard/SUP or take a windsurfing lesson (April to September).
The Roskilly Ponds just up from the ice cream parlour is a lovely quiet place to wander.
The Paris offers good food, great local hospitality and a fun quiz night once a week.
For lovely homemade cakes and pasties to take away pop into Elizabeths, just along from Penhaven (open seasonally).
The old Lifeboat House is now a local fish restaurant (closed November and only Thursday, Friday, Saturday evenings and all day Sunday in the winter months).
The view from the little garden up behind the cottage, is well worth climbing the steep steps for!
Looking across the bay from the pretty harbour opposite the pub.
The beach is sandy at low tide.
Check the tides and the time.