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Gunvor Cottage is a gorgeous thatched cottage, beautifully renovated with elegant furnishings and quirky touches. It offers 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.
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, WC, basin.
king size bed, Smart TV/DVD, sea views, en suite bathroom with shower over, WC, basin.
twin beds, Smart TV/DVD, sea views, en suite shower room with WC and basin.
to the rear a wetsuit hanging space, to the front a patio table and bench, parking.
Underfloor electric heating throughout, for two week bookings the housekeeper will bring fresh towels and change the beds mid-way through the stay. Parking at the front of the property for a small car or honesty car park at the end of the road, approx 4 min walk, WiFi, short breaks available.
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This house is perfect !
Ms Schneider June 2021
We have been coming to Cornwall on holiday for the past 20 odd years. Have finally found the perfect cottage.
Mrs Charman June 2021
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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.
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.
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.
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.
19th June 2021 VIRTUAL
Celebrated since the early 1800s, the Stihtains Show is a fine agricultural event showcasing animals, arts and crafts, food and drink, music and more. This year's events will be virtual, so you can watch and interact online!
12th - 16th July 2021 VIRTUAL
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. The full events line-up includes entertainment in Falmouth's Events Square and offsite activities such as outdoor film screenings and Red Arrow displays.
6th - 15th August 2021
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.
18th August 2021
A truly magical experience in Eden's natural amphitheatre. Upcoming performers include Ben Howard, Mcgly, Snow Patrol, The Script, Idles, My Chemical Romance, Lionel Richie and Bryan Adams. Tickets also include a daytime pass to the Eden Project.
11th September 2021 - 29th June 2022
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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!
7th - 10th October 2021
The Mevagissey Shanty Festival showcases shanty and accapella groups from all over the UK. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am. The main stage at Mevagissey Activity Centre also features a Cornish beer festival.
15th - 17th October 2021
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.
31st October 2021
Located at Penrice Academy, Charlestown Christmas Market hosts 100 Cornish traders, showcasing some of the best food, drinks and crafts in Cornwall, alongside live entertainment. With plenty of parking and an inside venue, it's perfect for some Christmas shopping.
20th - 21st November 2021
Winter is perhaps the most magical time to visit the Eden Project. Not only can you explore the biomes, there's also the opportunity to go ice-skating, watch live storytelling and meet Father Christmas!
Enjoy a festival of light as giant handmade lanterns are paraded through the streets along to an array of music and flamboyant dancers. Craft and food stalls line the streets; pick up a tasty snack or warming drink while doing some Christmas shopping.
TBC November 2021
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 November 2021
Head to Fowey for a weekend of festivities! Get your Christmas shopping underway with over 100 local traders selling high quality food, drink and crafts, while enjoying some live music and entertainment.
26th - 28th November 2021
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 December 2021
The World Pasty Championships at the Eden Project is a great day out. With 8 different categories, many companies, professionals and amateurs from around the UK compete for the title of the best Cornish pasty.
5th March 2022
The Falmouth Spring Festival is a wonderful early season celebration of coast, community and culture. Falmouth will be celebrating spring with a range of events and activities throughout the week, including spring clean days to tidy the town and beaches.
On this special weekend, Tregothnan will open its private gardens to the public. These secluded gardens have diverse trees and rare collections of flowers and plants. There are more than 100 acres of gardens to explore, featuring ancient camellias, magnolias and rhododendrons.
Held on the Roseland Pensinsula, this wonderful festival offers a diverse programme of events, including music, history, films, art, walks, talks and photography. With so many activities and events, there's something for everyone.
16th April - 2nd May 2022
Celebrating the life and works of the renowned author, Daphne Du Maurier (who spent a large proportion of her life in and around Fowey) this community festival has grown into a popular annual event.
6th - 14th May 2022
An ancient annual event, Helston Flora Day features traditional dances throughout the day, where crowds line the streets to watch the procession. In addition, visitors can enjoy craft, food and drinks stalls, as well as a large fairground.
8th May 2022
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!
26th June - 2nd July 2022
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This house is perfect !
Ms Schneider 4 weeks ago
We have been coming to Cornwall on holiday for the past 20 odd years. Have finally found the perfect cottage.
Mrs Charman 1 month ago
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left everything was absolutely perfect.. the cottage is very well located.. the service from Aspects was outstanding and never fails.. the location is great with excellent facilities nearby.. a cafe, shop and pub and don’t forget the chip shop.. we took many strolls down to the beach and also along the coastal path. Every day was an treat with beautiful weather made the walks even more pleasurable. On several occasions we ventured to the water-sports centre.. with very helpful and lovely welcoming staff.. they have a range of activities such like Paddle Boarding and Kayaking and wind surfing which hubby absolutely loved…all wetsuits and life jackets provided… all of which was very reasonably priced.. if you are thinking about going don’t hesitate go go go.. it’s perfect for couple and families alike.
Mrs Finch 1 month ago
We really enjoyed our weeks holiday at Gunvor cottage. A beautifully equipped cottage and beautifully decorated, definitely the best cottage we have stayed in. It is in a fantastic location. Coverack is such a pretty unspoilt village. We hope to return soon.
Mrs Weldon May 2021
Gunvor cottage is a fantastic place to get away from it all. The location could not be better with sea views and access to local amenities. Perfect if you are looking for a secluded and peaceful break. The cottage is very well furnished and equipped. It has everything you need for a self catering holiday. The only downside for us was the bed which we found to be very uncomfortable, too soft for our liking with significant motion transfer. However I recognise this is a very personal thing and it may suit others well.
Mrs Henn May 2021
We loved our honeymoon week at Gunvor Cottage. The cottage is lovely but it's the location that makes it really special. Opening the shutters in the morning to look out across the cove is a perfect way to start the day. We enjoyed cooking in the well equipped kitchen and eating at the table, again looking out at the sea. There are a couple of cafes/coffee shops in the village (1 minute walk from the cottage) which were serving takeaway drinks and food and we had excellent fish and chips (gluten free on request) from the Lifeboat Station - just check which nights they're open. We explored lots of the coast around the Peninsula and recommend walks from Lizard Point to Kynance Cove and also from Mullion to Church Cove. We also visited Tredurgan Garden (National Trust) which was lovely and hired kayaks from Helford River Boats and explored the creeks on the river.
Miss Green May 2021
We were extremely impressed with Gunvor Cottage. It exceeded our expectations. Incredibly cosy and comfortable but also modern and so well equipped. Very tastefully decorated and the Christmas extras were perfect. The location couldn’t have been better. Impossible to fault anything about this cottage which ranks as maybe the nicest we have stayed at.
Mr Lewis Dec 2020
There are not enough words to describe how stunning this cottage is! Super cozy and amazing location. Nothing beats opening the shutter on a morning and looking out and listening to the sound of the sea... highly recommend.
Mrs Stubbs Nov 2020
What a fabulous place to stay! Everything you need and want. The quality of this cottage is 5* and to be able to listen to the sea day and night is just wonderful. Fresh flowers, prosecco and welcome goodies and nice touch. Will definitely be back.
Mrs Doman Nov 2020
Lovely cottage, well equipped, stunning location, thoroughly enjoyed our holiday.
Mrs Morrison Oct 2020
Lovely and well appointed cottage with great sea views of a very picturesque Cornish fishing village.
Mr Harvey Sep 2020
A delightful place to stay in a great location. Very well modernised without compromising the charm of a Cornish thatched cottage. We hope to visit again soon.
Mr Hollin Sep 2020
Lovely touches in the house and great to hear the sea at night and be able to walk by it in the day time. As our holiday was cut short due to the crisis we are experiencing, we hope to go there again in better times and really enjoy and relax in the surroundings.
Mrs Insley Apr 2020
Stylish and beautifully furnished cottage in a stunning position with sea views from every window. Lovely and light filled and well equipped. Cosy woodburner to enjoy in the evenings. Coverack is a lovely unspoilt village with excellent access to the beautiful Helford river, and the stunning coast of the Lizard.
Will definitely return!
Ms Crew Mar 2020
We could highly recommend Gunvor and suggest if it is available you take the plunge and discover this wonderful cottage and the village of Coverack and local area. It is most obvious that the owners have put love and energy into the renovation of the cottage .....simply a great place to enjoy a break.
Mr Lawlor Mar 2020
Lovely historic cottage in a great location with super views. Close to the beach and other very good amenities. Lots to do in the local area...and close to the Coastal Path for walkers. Convenient summer parking would be appreciated. We loved the cottage and hope to return.
Mrs Robinson Feb 2020
Reply from Aspects Holidays
Thank you for your review. It is certainly in a very beautiful area, so we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your time exploring and enjoyed this particular property. Gunvor Cottage has a parking space at the front, suitable for a small car, and there is also an honesty car park just down the road (approx. 5 minutes' walk from the property). If you are looking to return, and would like some more information or advise on the area, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Tanya, Customer Services
Absolutely fabulous! Luxurious and cosy. Great facilities and extras. A true gem in Cornwall
Mrs Turner Nov 2019
Beautiful luxury cottage in idilic location.
Mr Wiltshire Oct 2019
Gunvor cottage is set in the heart of Coverack. A short distance walk away are cafes where you can sit and watch the world go by and the sea change colour. To sample the freshly caught crab sandwiches is a must. Coverack is a delight in itself. A working harbour where you can sit in the evening watching the fisherman working and catch the last rays of sunshine.
The walks around Coverack are amazing. Follow the signs towards Kennack Sands. As you walk through the wooded paths every now and again you come to a clearing where you catch glimpses of the sea. The greatest surprise was to suddenly come to a clearing where you are greeted with the most amazing sculptures.
Kennack Sands is a beautiful beach where you can surf, paddle board or where the children can just enjoy the rock pools where the water is warm and they can fish with their nets.
From Coverack you can reach quite easily and quickly the bustling town of Falmouth where you can either take the pedestrian or car ferry across to St Mawes. However, a must is a visit to Trebbah Gardens about 15 minute drive. These gardens are astounding. The paths take you up and down the valley overlooking and passing glorious trees, shrubs and flowers. As you make your way down to the bottom you can walk through a gate and find yourself on Trebbah's own private beach nestling on the Helford Estuary. Sit and watch the ferry boats and small boats bobbing on the sea. As you leave the beach and climb back up you will pass Tarzan's playground a must for the children.
Other delights within easy reach must be Mullion Village. Park the car and walk to Pollurian beach. Climb back up from the beach and take the coastal path to Mullion Cove. Here you can enjoy lovely lunches and again the famous freshly caught crab sandwiches.
Finally your holiday would not be complete without a visit to Lizard Point. Park in Lizard Village and take the walk to Lizard Point. The views are breathtaking. Telescopes are set out and on blackboards they write the different sightings of wildlife for that day. From here you can either take the coastal path to Kynance Cove or walk back to the village and take the inland walk. Whichever way you choose Kyance has to be on everybody's list. It has to be one of the most beautiful places in England if not the British Isles. The long walk down either by steps or slope is worth every effort. Once down there you can relax on a beautiful beach where you can surf or simply sit at the top in the cafe enjoying a wonderful Cornish cream tea.
However you like to spend your holiday Coverack is a perfect location for getting out and about.
Mrs Rainbird Sep 2019
Having stayed in Gunvor before the renovation, this is now a lovely cottage to stay at. It was perfect for 4 adults and the bonus of a parking space was good. The cottage was very comfortable and had all the equipment needed. Can't wait to come back next year!
Mrs Higgs Sep 2019
Found Gunvor cottage to be as per the listing and not disappoint. The location is fantastic in the heart of the village and brilliant views of the bay. Décor is light and performed cleverly to a high standard. Coverack never really felt busy in the height of summer but plenty to do with active harbour, sandy beaches, pub and cafes.
Mr Scutt Aug 2019
Lovely clean cottage, perfect location. Superb views over the bay with everything you need for a comfortable self catering holiday. When arrived a nice welcome pack which included the basics also flowers and a bottle of Prosecco. We also had a lovely anniversary card from Aspects. Would highly recommend if you want a quieter location in a fabulous cottage.
Mr Wood Jun 2019
Great all rouder, at time of visit perfect. Cottage immaculate, central to village. Quite quiet axcept coastal trail hikers, small fishing/boat harbor, pub, local store; in fact what's not to like.
Mr Bray May 2019
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.
Miss Oliver Apr 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.
Mrs Wright Mar 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!
Mrs Passmore Feb 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.
Ms Lovell-Smith Sep 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.
Mr Shelton Aug 2018