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!
The bathroom.
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.

Penhaven

2721

Coverack / Sleeps 4 (no children under 3)

7 Nights from £368 - £846

Nearest pub

The White Hart (2 miles)

With a cosy open fire and views across the pretty village square to St Peter’s, a 15th Century church, this traditional pub serves good quality food freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients where possible. There is a range of cask conditioned ales on hand pump and a selection of fine wines. Children are welcome and there is a large beer garden.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mr Ackland June 2016

Good Beer

Serves a very good pint of Doom Bar in a traditional local pub.

Nearest beach

Perprean Cove (200 yards)

This is a mainly stone cove, just South of the village centre. It can be reached just off the coastal path and dogs are permitted on this beach all year.

Nearest walk

Coverack to Black Head (350 yards)

From Coverack there is a lovely circular walk along the coastal path to Chynhalls Point and Black Head, and then turning inland to walk across fields and country lanes back to the village.

Nearest town

Coverack (¼ mile)

Chocolate-box pretty, Coverack has everything you want in a Cornish village - a picture-postcard harbour, a crescent of sandy beach and a friendly pub.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Moir June 2012

We arrived at Coverack whilst the sun was shining (briefly) and it was beautiful. Our young children couldn't wait to get down to the sandy beach. It was a really safe beach with a small 'stream' running down it in which they happily paddled. Rock pools were plentiful and the best entertainment for our boys. A cafe just above the beach did great take out tea/ coffee.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2011

Coverack is a lovely village with a pub, restaurants, cafes, shops and a lovely beach, its a great place to stay. There are good coastal walks from the village and a nice inland walk to St Keverne, where there are a couple of pubs, restaurant, shop and Roskilly's Farm (gorgeous organic icecream).
Highly recommend to stay or visit.

Also nearby

Trebah Garden (5 ¾ miles)

There's subtropical lushness around every corner at these stunning gardens on the banks of the Helford River. The views from the 18th Century house across the gardens to the river are not to be missed. Wend your way through camellia groves and chusan palms, woodlands and bamboo; meander alongside pools and streams, giant-leafed gunnera and hydrangeas, to emerge onto Trebah's private beach. Perfect for a swim and a picnic in summer. Not picnic weather? Head to the Planters Cafe (winner of the 2008 Cornwall Tourism Award for Popular Restaurant/Cafe of the Year) or have a browse in the gallery and plant shops. One of Cornwall's, if not England's, finest gardens.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs D September 2015

You won't be disappointed

What a wonderful place to lose yourself in nature discovering plants I had never seen before and some looked like they stepped out of Jurassic Park! We stayed into the evening for a fantastic Miracle Theatre production in the Amphitheatre called The Magnificent Three which was absolutely brilliant, great story, great cast and highly recommended, I will be looking out for their next production. Overall a very pleasing day with ice cream on the beach too, what more could you want!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs McCauley-Tinniswood July 2014

A mini paradise

This was such a wonderful find. A complete tropical paradise hidden away down the creek. You really feel like you have disappeared to a magical world here and it's a great place to escape. Beautiful water gardens and walks through the woods, which eventually lead down to a private secluded beach. Would happily come here time and again. Lovely cafe as well and there's also a cafe on the beach.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell July 2014

Nice family day out

We visited the gardens on Father's Day (three generations of us!) and it was a lovely day out. It was interesting seeing all the exotic plants and following the path through the gardens to the private beach at the end where an ice cream sat on the beach is a must! The adventure play areas within the gardens were great for the kids.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Gibb June 2014

We hadn't heard about Trebah before we arrived but it proved to be a fabulous day out and the gardens were very special. Better than Eden in some ways and the weather on the day was perfect.
The walk down to the bay was superb. Also enjoyed the shop, cafe and garden centre.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Haines May 2013

We have been to Trebah several times in the past, but the garden was at it's loveliest this time, with loads of spring flowers as well as the rhododendrons etc.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Chetwode December 2012

I love trebah

Trebah is a brilliant day out, and the beach is gorgeous!!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bradford September 2012

Trebah Garden

A really delightful garden with much to see. Although steep in places, there are plenty of benches to rest before venturing further.

The glimpse of the sea as you wend your way through the garden is really beautiful and really well worth the trip down to the bottom.

Well worth a visit time and time again.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Bowry June 2012

Gets better every time

We love Trebah Gardens, they are also dog friendly, though unfortunately we did see evidence that some dog owners were not respecting the fact that clearing up is a must if this is to continue. We really enjoy walking around the gardens and always spend at least three hours doing so. Always something different to see. Already looking forward to our next visit.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Stewart May 2012

We enjoyed that they are clearly continuing to develop and work on the garden in the 5 years since we last visited. Cafe very good and plenty of sheltered outdoor space. Plenty to see in May and an icecream on the beach was a great treat.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Trebah Garden

Wonderful garden especially in May when we were there. A beach with a cafe half way round and the ubiquitous crab sandwiches in the cafe near the entrance. We could have spent a whole day here.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

A great place to visit. Even on a dull day this provided some great views and a fascinating range of plants. The beach was an added bonus. The restaurant provided a good range of dishes, including some gluten free choices.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Manners September 2011

I can only endorse all that has been said before - the gardens are magical and inspirational, with a wonderful collection of hydrangeas as well as a magnificent bamboo thicket. The beach is a dear, with lovely views across the water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2011

Worth a visit, even on a wet day. The cream tea in the cafe was so good there is no chance it could ever be matched anywhere else. Enjoyed the shop too. We spent 2 hours in the property although it's not all that large, including time at the cafe. It's advisable to go early when it's really quiet.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr and Mrs Wallwork August 2008

Suitable for young and old

I would recommend this garden for anyone. The walks around the garden can be taken at any pace and are endlessly fascinating for young children as well as older relatives. Even those who may not be as agile as they once were will be able to manage a good deal of the garden and there are plenty of places to stop, admire the view and rest. The staff are very helpful, always ready to discuss an unusual plant and the cafe is run by a group of very cheerful women, who provide simple but delicious food.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Nicholas August 2008

A beautiful place, starting with formal gardens at the top, winding down through subtropical exotica to a small beach. We once went there on a winter's day where there was snow at the top of the garden and brilliant sunshine once you went through the doorway onto the beach; my children said it was like going into Narnia!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking

Trebah Gardens are excellent for all the family - there is also a beach below for children to explore. Kids can take part in the quiz as they walk around the gardens which makes for a more peaceful time for the parents!

Roskilly's (1 ½ miles)

Taste life on a working organic Cornish farm. Walk the ponds, feed the ducks, watch the cows being milked and then indulge with some of the best ice cream in the county. The cream teas are pretty good too!

Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Darvell August 2014

A great place to visit with children - lots of animals to say hello to, feed the ducks, watch the milking and of course to sample the yummy ice cream! And, if like mine, your little one enjoys driving then it will be hard to tear them away from driving the tractor!


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Aplin September 2012

I return to SW Cornwall once a year - and Roskilly's is always on the agenda for the ice cream and cream teas. It's an additional extra when the tide has forced you off the beach early. You can buy Roskilly's ice cream at a few places - but you never get all the flavours they have on offer at the farm. Idyllic walks around the ponds and watching the organisation of the milking while you work your way through their generous ice creams. Not to be missed! :)


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs Moir June 2012

A holiday highlight for our children - especially seeing the cows being milked. The ice cream was beautiful. Having visited last about 8 years ago, my husband and I did feel,that the information in the milking shed could have been updated - it did look tatty! Also, they asked children to name the calves but you couldn't see their names. My son (5) would have liked some commentary when the cows came in to be milked. Overall though, we would definitely return


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs James July 2011

We were a bit disappointed with this place - it was very commercialised and the shop wasn't very good. The ice cream is delicious, especially the gooseberry yogurt flavour, but you can get that at quite a number of other places around there.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

May 2011

A great place to visit with or without children. The food and organic icecream is lovely. Highly recommend.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

March 2010

Roskilly's Farm

I have to say that this is one of my favourite places in South West Cornwall. A great day out for the family with a chance to walk around the ponds and feed the ducks, to watching the local cows being milked in the Milking Parlour. The milk is then used to make the famous Roskilly's ice cream (delicious!!) After a late summer afternoon stroll through the fields why not stay a bit longer and try their delicious evening barbecues.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

November 2009

Fantastic ice creams and so many flavours to choose from - BBQ banana, Hokey Pokey and Blackberry Cheesecake all go down a treat.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

Mrs German August 2008

Excellent home made food, walks and children's activities.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Walking the ponds and farmland is the perfect excuse to build up an appetite for a lovely ice cream - if you can decide on a flavour from the extensive variety made on site! You could tie it in with a visit to one of the nearby beaches, or a longer walk on part of the South West Coast Path. Lunches in the sunny courtyard are good too.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Got to be the best ice-cream in Cornwall! They do tasty salads and pies and wonderful cream teas. In the summer they do a BBQ in the evening. Great for families.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars

July 2008

Great whatever the weather

Well you could start with a wander around the ponds, why not bring the dog it is sure to enjoy this! Maybe feed the ducks or even just sit for a while and watch the world go by! Then head back to the barns for a well deserved ice cream. So many different flavours how do you chose? Why not stop and watch milking the kids will love it. Lovely selection of gifts in the gift shop and great local produce. Stop into the evening and enjoy the popular BBQ or on chillier evenings sit in by the open fire and enjoy a warming meal. What ever the weather your sure to enjoy a few hours here.

Kynance Cove (7 miles)

Probably the most photographed beach in the area - the rugged, rocky coastline, caves and gleaming white sand make it one of Cornwall’s prettiest, take note though, the beach is totally covered at high tide. National Trust car parking is available with access to the beach via a steep gravelled path. Cafe and toilets are available during the summer months.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Grainger May 2017

England's own Paradise

Great walks and when you actually walk down to see it a low tide you've got to catch your breath. Why people go to other countries looking for similar places I do not know. Absolute stunning.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Bruderer April 2016

Beautiful place


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Miss Heather August 2015

One of my favourite places in the whole of Cornwall... absolutely beautiful. Well worth a visit!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Dr Paisey August 2012

Best Beach in the world

Picturesque, West facing suntrap, great surf, caves and rock pools.
My 10 year old confidently states it is the best beach in the world and I agree.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

May 2012

Well worth the drive

Although there is plenty to see near Falmouth this beautiful beach on the Lizard is a must and if you forget your picnic don't worry there is an excellent cafe when you get there. There are 2 paths to take from the National Trust car park, one a bit challenging and the other one very straightforward and wheel chair friendly. A fantastic morning out, a lovely walk and all very photogenic.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill November 2011

The Place to visit on The Lizard

Kynance Cove is probably the only place on The Lizard that everyone should visit. Spectacular at any time of the year, in all weather conditions, but probably better to avoid high tide, as there is no beach!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2011

Stunning!

We could have spent every day here and not got bored. Beautiful views, sandy beach, caves, mermaids pool, sea, rock pools and a cafe that offered lovely food and great coffee - even the toilets were spotless. The only thing I would say is if you have younger children be prepared for the walk back up to the car after a long day on the beach. But don't let it put you off - its worth it!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Hamilton July 2011

Spectacular scenery. We'd already been swimming that day so didn't get in the sea but it was beautiful just to sit up on the cliffs with an ice cream and enjoy watching others enjoy the waves. Being a National Trust member, parking is free so could stay as long or as short as we pleased. Wish we'd spent more time exploring the cove a bit more as I understand there are caves etc. Highly recommended


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Lowry-Tanner July 2011

Best Beach on the Lizard

Whilst some don't rate this beach due to the steep walks down to and back up from the beach and the fact that there is no beach left at high tide, in our opinion it is the best beach on the Lizard and definitely worth a visit.
To avoid having to carry too much don't worry about packing lunch as the cafe there is excellent and has loads of different options from jackets to toasties, cream teas and of course pasties.
The advantage of high tide covering the whole beach is that the sand is always pristinely clean and great for making castles!
The sea is usually pretty calm but fairly cold in comparison with others locally, dolphins are often seen in the waters and fish in the cove round the back of the caves - great for snorkelling.
Toilets on this beach are spotlessly clean too which is a bonus.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Miller June 2011

The best Beach

One of probably the best beaches in the UK if not Europe and further afield. Spectacular either when calm or during a storm. The pristine sand is cleaned by each high tide and if you make the effort in checking your tide times, fancy a paddle, and get there about an hour before low tide, you could be the first to make your footprints in the untouched sand. A brilliant National Trust cafe where you can get to eat (in my opinion) the best British bacon butty (even though its in a baguette) plus the view to relish. My other half recommends the crab sandwich. And we both say mmmmm to the cream teas. And then you can exercise it all off with the coast walks north or south.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

April 2009

Very pretty beach with some amazing coastal paths surrounding it.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

October 2008

Kynance Cove

Spectacular wildlife, plants, views and rock formations with a beautiful beach (at low tide) and bathing. Wonderful local walks to the Lizard and Mullion Harbour. National Trust cafe with outside seating.

- Rodney Keen

The Lifeboat House Restaurant (150 yards)

This waterside location is the perfect setting for a seafood supper! Offering a wide variety of freshly prepared fish dishes on the menu. For those of you wanting a quick tasty treat, why not grab yourself some fish and chips to take home or perch on the harbour side wall with!

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Calow September 2016

Fabulous

Wow, we really loved this restaurant, we managed to walk in and get a table the one evening and I didn't really have any great expectations but I thought the good was great, wide variety of options, great service, awesome view, we were gutted when we couldn't get to go again as the tables were all booked, I took a card so that next year I can book before we go down.
It also has a take out fish and chips which is all cooked fresh to order, so ok you may have to wait a small amount of time but boy it tastes good, and you can simply pop into the restaurant while you wait to have a cheeky beer, good times!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Davies Paddock April 2016

A great place to eat. Meals and service at the restaurant and takeaway are excellent.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr March April 2014

Top notch fish and chips!

We stayed 2 minutes away from this great fish and chip restaurant, unsurprisingly we visited a couple of times during our week long stay. Each takeaway order is cooked from scratch to ensure ultimate freshness and it really tells in the overall quality of the food. Highly recommended!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill November 2011

Fish & Chips

Great fish & chips, cooked to order. Fantastic value.

The Greenhouse Organic Restaurant (2 miles)

Modern organic rustic cooking - simple dishes made with outstanding ingredients, most of which are sourced locally, even the wine is organic. The fish comes from Newlyn and the local fishermen they know bring in what they catch. You can even learn to bake bread with the Owner and Chef of The Greenhouse who runs bread baking courses.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Ms Gleadowe February 2013

The Greenhouse Restaurant, St Keverne

Locally sourced, organic seasonal food, wonderfully imaginative cooking. Curry nights and fish and chip nights during the winter. Special winter prices.
Michelin listed. Delicious food. A gem!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mrs Binns September 2012

Planning to eat somewhere on holiday with friends who prefer organic, we found The Greenhouse on Google and booked blind. However, we were not disappointed. A somewhat modest exterior just off the main square of sleepy St Keverne belied a surprisingly interesting and good quality bistro-style restaurant with open-plan kitchen and a well-stocked bar. All the dishes we chose were excellent, the wine fairly priced and the hosts charming. Not your average eating place in Cornwall!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Mr Coates and Mrs O'Neill November 2011

Good Honest Cooking!

An excellent restaurant, tucked away just off the village square in St. Keverne. Good honest cooking, using local and seasonal organic ingredients. Nothing too fancy, and generous portions. Good choice of vegetarian dishes - definitely not the usual 'nut loaf' offered in many hostelries.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars

September 2008

The Greenhouse, St Keverne

I'm extremely lucky to have this fabulous restaurant on my doorstep. With a menu to delight and surprise, that is varied and original and sometimes brave, topped off with a warm, cosy atmosphere you will leave this restaurant already planning your next visit. Please book ahead though to ensure you get a table.

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