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Gunvor Cottage Coverack

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£501 - £1469 per week
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Gunvor Cottage is a gorgeous thatched cottage, beautifully renovated with elegant furnishings and quirky touches. Offering two en suite bedrooms upstairs, both with stunning views across the beach and Coverack from their traditional shuttered, sash windows. The open plan living space downstairs is a fusion of traditional, historical and modern, including delightful additions of timber from the original cottage. Enjoy breakfast at the dining table and take in the ever changing views of the sea, or relax at the kitchen island, raising a glass of something chilled while chatting about your day's adventures in this pretty fishing village and beyond. Gunvor Cottage offers a real magical break away in a beautiful part of Cornwall.

Underfloor heating throughout the cottage will keep your toes cosy after a day at the beach. Or in the colder months, snuggle up on the comfortable sofa and bask in the warmth of the woodburner, which sits in the inglenook fireplace which incorporates a huge ship's beam. Or cook up a storm in the beautiful well equipped kitchen. The cottage is named after the barque "Gunvor" wrecked in fog at Black Head, south west of Coverack on 6th April 1912. Miraculously all crew were saved, along with the life buoy, which was given to the lady who owned the cottage at the time, as she took in many of the crew. The cottage didn't have a name at the time as so has been called Gunvor Cottage ever since. Walking enthusiasts and adventure lovers are offered a wealth of exploration opportunities from the property, which is also perfectly positioned for a traditional family beach holiday.

Entrance

door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa bed, Smart TV/DVD, window seat, woodburner, table with bench and window seat, breakfast bar with two stools, electric oven, induction hob, up and down extractor, fridge/freezer, dishwasher. Door to:

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Utility area

washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, Smart TV/DVD, sea views, en suite bathroom with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, Smart TV/DVD, sea views, en suite shower room with WC and basin.

Outside areas

to the rear a wetsuit hanging space, to the front a patio table and bench, parking.

Additional information

Underfloor electric heating throughout, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. The location is perfect, right on the harbour in Coverack, with the most amazing views from every window. The cottage is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean & everything you could possibly need is provided. The underfloor heating & log burner are excellent & create a lovely cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms are just as beautiful, with comfy beds & more amazing views. There is so much to see & do in the area, a week is just not long enough. We have loved every minute of our time at Gunvor Cottage & can’t wait to return.

March 2019

One of the most stunning holiday homes I have stayed in. The location was fantastic and you could hear the waves lapping on the shore. So lovely to just sit and look at the view of the bay which changes a lot during the day. There were a number of cute little shops close by to mooch around in and a lovely cafe within two minutes walk. There were also lovely coastal walks right outside the house. Wouldn’t hesitate to holiday there again.

February 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb501
16 February509
23 Feb - 30 Mar501
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21 December892
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2020

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Holidays in Coverack

Coverack Beach

Enjoy the small sandy and pebbly beach, which is life guarded during the summer season, and allows dogs year round (they must be kept on leads during the summer months). Coverack beach is popular with families and is ideal for swimming and rock-pooling. 

Watersports

For the more adventurous, Coverack has its own windsurfing centre where you can take lessons and courses in windsurfing. The conditions in Coverack are among the best for windsurfing in Cornwall. Or, why not hire a stand up paddle board or kayak from the centre and experience the bay from a completely different angle?

Alternatively, some choose to take the adventures below water; due to the many shipwrecks off the coast, the area is popular with divers who wish to explore the area under the sea. 

Walking

With easy access onto the South West Coast Path, Coverack is popular with walkers. Head North towards Porthhallow, and South towards Cadgwith. Whichever direction you choose to walk, you'll be treated to stunning sea views. 

Food and Drink

There are a selection of places to eat and drink in Coverack, including the local pub, The Paris Hotel, named after the ship which ran aground in 1899; The Lifeboat House which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and take-away food, with the main focus being fish; the restaurant at The Bay Hotel serving a selection of fresh, local food and a selection of smaller cafes serving teas, coffees, cakes and ice creams. 

 

Please note, the final two photos are supplied by Ross Farnham.

 

Local events

Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature

Celebrating the life and works of this renowned author, the Du Maurier community festival in Fowey has grown into a popular annual event.

11th - 18th May 2019

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Fal River Festival

A ten day festival celebrating life on River Fal. The not-for-profit event encorporates music and drama, arts and heritage, gig racing, swimming and lots more.

24th May - 2nd June 2019

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Looe Raft Race

This fun event is organised by Looe Boat Owners Association in support of Looe RNLI. Enjoy the fun by making and entering your own raft, or just come and cheer everyone on. 

9th June 2019

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International Sea Shanty Festival, Falmouth

The Falmouth Sea Shanty was founded and is organised by Falmouth Shout. Sea Shanty events aim to preserve and promote the maritime heritage of Falmouth and Cornwall as a whole and are thoroughly enjoyable.

14th - 16th June 2018

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Polperro Music & Arts Festival

Polperro holds an annual 9 day festival with a craft fayre, live music, comedy nights and a procession. The festival is completely free to attend so make sure you visit to experience Polperro at its best.

15th - 22nd June 2019

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Mevagissey Feast Week

Celebrated since 1754, Mevagissey Feast Week is a celebration of food, music, dance and more. With a host of colourful events being held throughout the week, this is a festival not to be missed!

23rd - 29th June 2019

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Stithians Show

Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. Don't miss the Countryside Area and Exhibition Ring. 

15th July 2019

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Charlestown Regatta

Enjoy a week of live music, watersports, competitions, pasty-making, children's sports, raft races and a carnival, all with the backdrop of the famous Georgian harbour in Charlestown

27th July - 2nd August 2019

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Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week

Henri Lloyd Falmouth Week is one of the largest sailing regatta's in the south west with more than 300 yachts racing over eight days.There is also a full events line-up which includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.

9th - 18th August 2019

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Fowey Royal Regatta

The Fowey Royal Regatta includes sailing contests, a carnival, the crowning of the Fowey Queen, a pasty eating contest, and as per tradition, a giant pasty which is shared out among the community. 

19th - 25th August 2019

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Falmouth Beer Festival

Always a popular event, the Beer Festival takes places annually at the Princess Pavillions. Admission includes a commemorative festival glass and offers over 250  cask ales, 100 ciders and perries, fruit wines and bottled beers.

TBC October 2019

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Falmouth Oyster Festival

Celebrate the start of the Oyster season at Falmouth's Events Square. Get involved with food demonstrations, browse local craft stalls and taste some spectacular seafood!

10th - 13th October 2019

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Truro City of Lights

A festival of light delights the crowds who line the streets to see a parade of giant handmade lanterns. All manner of samba, brass and pipe bands process alongside, accompanied by flamboyant dancers. Further outdoor music performances take place throught the evening and there are many a food and drink stall at which to pick up a tasty snack or warming drink.

TBC November 2019

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Charlestown Christmas Market

Find unique gifts and tempting treats at Charlestown Christmas Market featuring a wide range of local crafters and traders.

tbc 24th - 25th November 2019

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St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer festival

 The annual St Austell Brewery Celtic Beer Festival will have more than 180 ales and ciders, live music and a thriving atmosphere for a good cause.

tbc 24th November 2019

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Shadows & Light at the Eden Project

Enjoy a celebration of nature in light and music at the Eden Project this winter. This wonderful experience includes playful light sculptures, a magical ranforest, a musical garden by night and a stunning light show in the core.

TBC 24th November - 30th December 2019

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Made in Cornwall Christmas Fair

Browse an impressive selection of Cornish crafts and delicious food on the Piazza in Truro. It's a great place to find special Christmas gifts for loved ones with plenty of choice from local artisans, artists and food and drink producers.

TBC 28th November - 2nd December 2019

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Mevagissey Christmas Lights

The big Christmas lights switch on in Mevagissey will take place at 5pm, illuminating the harbour with sparkly lights.

TBC 1st December 2019

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Christmas in Looe

Looe lantern procession and carol service will take place on the 7th December. The procession starts at 6.30pm with the carol service and festive lights switch-on at 7.30pm. On the 8th Santa will arrive in Looe by boat and lead a procession to his grotto in East Looe where there will be a market, bouncy castle, face painting and food stalls. The Looe Santa fun run takes place on the 9th in the morning and fancy dress is encouraged. On the 9th there will also be a Christmas Market and gin fair from midday - 5pm. 

TBC 7th - 9th December 2019

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Heligan Christmas Fair

Find unique gifts for your loved ones at the Lost Gardens of Heligan Christmas Fair. £2 includes entry to the gardens and access to more than 100 stalls, featuring some of the best local producers, creators and artisans.

TBC 8th & 9th December 2019

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Truro Winter Gift Fayre

Find the perfect presents for your nearest and dearest at Truro's Winter Gift Fayre. You can expect to find luxury food and drink, festive decorations and gorgeous gifts, with more than 80 stalls from local South West producers.

TBC 12th - 20th December 2019

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Falmouth Spring Festival

The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth town and its community will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week. The town will be painted yellow with daffodils and decorations and spring clean days will see the beaches and towns tidied up.

14th - 24th March 2020

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, the 107th edition of the Cornwall Spring Flower Show is a real treat for gardening enthusiasts. The two day event features show gardens, competitive classes and horticultural stands. Enjoy the fabulous displays, pick up plants for your own garden and ask the experts for some tips and advice!

6th-7th April 2020

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Tregothnan Charity Garden Opening

 On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens on the banks of the River Fal have divrse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants.There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons. 

13th - 14th April 2020

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Roseland Festival

This lovely little festival in the stunning Roseland Peninsula offers something for everyone, including music, art, films, walks and talks. 

23rd April - 4th May 2020

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Helston Flora Day

An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day includes craft stalls and traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession.

8th May 2020

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and we know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines.

We have had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage. The location is perfect, right on the harbour in Coverack, with the most amazing views from every window. The cottage is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean & everything you could possibly need is provided. The underfloor heating & log burner are excellent & create a lovely cosy atmosphere. The bedrooms are just as beautiful, with comfy beds & more amazing views. There is so much to see & do in the area, a week is just not long enough. We have loved every minute of our time at Gunvor Cottage & can’t wait to return.

March 2019

One of the most stunning holiday homes I have stayed in. The location was fantastic and you could hear the waves lapping on the shore. So lovely to just sit and look at the view of the bay which changes a lot during the day. There were a number of cute little shops close by to mooch around in and a lovely cafe within two minutes walk. There were also lovely coastal walks right outside the house. Wouldn’t hesitate to holiday there again.

February 2019

You will not be disappointed if you stay in Gunvor Cottage. A truly beautiful holiday home with everything and more for a lovely, relaxing holiday. Coverack village is delightful and the sea views from the cottage are pretty special. We really did not want to leave!

February 2019

Wonderful to sleep with the windows open to hear the sound of the sea, and to wake to the early morning sun and cries of the seagulls. Highly recommended.

September 2018

Gunvor cottage is beautifully located, overlooking the Coverack bay, and has recently been renovated to a very high standard. We highly recommend for anyone looking to experience the fabulous Lizard peninsular. Aspects Holidays provided an incredibly high professional standard of service and we were very impressed.

July 2018