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Gunvor Cottage Coverack

£509 - £1495 per week
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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.

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, 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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Lovely and well appointed cottage with great sea views of a very picturesque Cornish fishing village.

September 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.

August 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

Charlestown Christmas Market

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

28th - 29th November 2020

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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.

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Cornwall Spring Flower Show

Held at Boconnoc House, Lostwithiel, 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!

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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 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. 

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Fal River Festival

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

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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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. 

12th July 2021

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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

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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.

6th - 15th August 2021

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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. 

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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.

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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!

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Mevagissey Shanty Festival

The Mevagissey Shanty Festival is taking place across various harbourside venues. There will be lots of shanty and accapella groups from all over the Uk entertaining the crowds throughout the weekend. The event begins at 7pm on the Friday and will continue on the Saturday at 11am.The main stage will be at the Mevagissey Activity Centre where there will also be a Cornish beer festival going on at the same venue.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What our guests say...

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. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

Lovely and well appointed cottage with great sea views of a very picturesque Cornish fishing village.

5 days ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

Nov 2019

Beautiful luxury cottage in idilic location.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

Aug 2018