This fabulous five bedroomed house benefits from its convenient central village location, secluded garden and panoramic views. 'Lowlands' is just a stone's throw from the beach and is within walking distance of all village amenities. It is positioned to take full advantage of its stunning sea views and provides a convenient and relaxing place to stay in one of Cornwall's prettiest villages. The light and modern spacious accommodation offers a unique blend of luxury and homely living and provides the perfect getaway for family holidays or celebrations. 'Lowlands' also offers an ideal venue for small specialist groups who wish to experience the riches offered by the area to people such as photographers, artists, botanists or geologists.
Local activities such as windsurfing, fishing, diving, and walking will keep any of the more active members of the group busy, while the tranquil atmosphere and rhythms of the village offers an ideal respite from the cares of the world for those who simply wish to 'get away from it all'. Children will love the beach and many local attractions, while art and garden lovers in particular will find this an ideal location from which to explore the Lizard/West Cornwall area, with its sublime light, wonderful gardens and picturesque locations.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||In village 150 m|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month)|
|Access||Car advised, Wheelchair users|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 64 km, Nearest railway: Redruth 35 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms of which 5 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (4), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Access||Parking, Wheelchair users|
|Further details indoors|
'Lowlands' provides comfortable, light and airy accommodation for a maximum of ten people. It provides five double bedrooms on two floors, all en suite (4 doubles, I twin; two bath with shower, three shower). The master bedroom has a wonderful panoramic glass fronted balcony (ideal for that early morning cup of tea) and bathroom with large mirror to reflect the bay. All bedrooms have built in wardrobes and all doubles beds have summer/winter duvets. The majority of rooms in the house have a sea view.
The extensive kitchen/diner/conservatory takes full advantage of the fantastic sea views and definitely has the 'wow' factor with its views across the bay and double doored access into the garden. The house is well equipped and is set up for ease of management so that cooking and washing up can even take on a rare new appeal in these surroundings! In general the effect is spacious and relaxing and even with a full group of ten, the house never feels crowded with easy and open access to all sitting and dining areas whether inside or out. Double doors lead from the kitchen to the sitting room (with an extra table for those who wish to play games), which is comfortably furnished including three reclining armchairs and it also has double doors leading to the patio area which is situated to take full advantage of the sun at the rear of the house. Both the dining table in the kitchen and the patio table seat ten people comfortably.
Convenient sand coloured stone tiles run throughout the hall, kitchen and utility room giving these areas a fresh and clean impression. The Utility room also provides extra storage and hanging and drying space, as well as the normal utilities, for wet weather holiday gear. Kites, cricket bats etc. for the beach can be stored in the outside loo just by the outside tap which is handy for washing off the sand.
'Lowlands' is very much a family home and various books, games, video/DVDs and local maps/guides are left for your enjoyment. We very much love our home and hope that visitors will enjoy their opportunity to share in the whole Coverack experience. Broadband and central heating are included in the rental price. Telephone charges and replacement coal for the fire are the only extras that might be incurred during your stay.
|Further details outdoors|
The house boasts a spacious private garden with patio with integral seating which is ideal for barbecues and family parties.
The mature and sunny garden overlooks the sea and provides room for games and relaxation. It is set on three levels with orchard and a host of typically Cornish plants such as hydrangeas, fuschias, escallonia as well as a banana tree and even a 'strawberry' tree.
There is a good gravelled parking area in front of the house for up to five cars
Bed linen is provided, but you will need to bring your own towels.
Information pack in house, detailing local services.
Changeover day is a Friday. Please arrive no earlier tha 3pm and leave by 10am.
Blissfully warm compared to most of Britain, this part of Cornwall is blessed with generally 'soft' weather and a kind micro climate, attested to by the fields of early Daffodils and rare tropical plants that abound in the area. The Lizard coast is famous for its unique geological structure and dramatic coastline (to which many ships have succumbed in the past) which gives this area its particular 'flavour'. Coverack's proximity to the gentle green creeks of the Helford River also provides a diversity of landscape and offers a variety of places to explore.
There are many beautiful gardens and National Trust properties within the area, whilst St. Ives (Tate gallery, Hepburn Garden and numerous other galleries, as well as fabulous long surfing beaches), Penzance (St. Michael's Mount, proximity to fishing port of Newlyn with its fish markiet) or Falmouth (superb Maritime Museum, picturesque waterfront, numerous yachting facilities) are all within an hour's drive. There are many beautiful coves and beaches, such as Kynance Cove, and picturesque villages such as Gweek to visit nearby. Within easy reach of Coverack you could also go down a mine, visit the most Southerly point in Britain at the Lizard or walk round the romantic 'Frenchman's Creek'.
Water sports abound. The Helford River is a famous sailing location and there is some wonderful diving to be had locally at Porthkerris. Surfing locally would depend on the winds, but the North Coast offers some superb surfing throughout the year and many great surfing beaches can easily be accessed within an hour's drive. For those who wish to be in the car a little longer, you could even take a day out exploring the Lost Gardens of Heligan or the Eden Project, both near St. Austell, or why not take them in during your journey down?
Coverack has several good shops and a variety of places to eat, an art gallery and delicious home made ice cream and pasty outlets. A well known and popular windsurfing school is also located by the harbour, from which you can rent out kayaks or try out your windsurfing skills. Exhibitions of the work of local artists take place biennially in the village hall, which also houses and showcases other village activities such as musical evenings. A good Information Board in the village gives details of all local events, many of which take place on an annual or regular basis, such as gig racing, Lifeboat Day, Air Day at RNAS Culdrose, Helston Flora Day, and the Regatta. There are a number of good pubs and Restaurants nearby, whilst you can find organic produce at local farm shops or even at many roadside locations. Roskilly's Dairy produces some of the most scrumptious ice cream in Britain and you can take the family there for a day out, to see the milking and sample the product.
The Cornish Coastal Path runs through the village, offering ample opportunity for exploring the varied coastline in the area. There are also a number of well documented circular walks available which take you to various places of interest. Flowers abound, and in the spring wild daffodils, bluebells and primroses can be found unusually within yards of the sea. The famous 'Manacles', just off Lowland point has claimed several ships in the past, most notably the SS Paris, after which the pub is named, whilst from the look out point on Black Head you can observe a wide variety of sea life, from basking sharks to a wide diversity of sea birds. The Church at St. Keverne is of particular interest to historians and is within walking distance of Coverack. If you wish to go out, the Seal Sanctuary provides an excellent visit for children, and Goonhilly Earth Station is also nearby. Riding, golf at St. Ives or Mullion, hunting with the Cury or whale and marine life watching are all possible - it all depends on how energetic you want to be.
When all is said and done, however, for the true Coverack lover little compares to the gentle pleasures of the beach at low tide, a little fishing or possibly crabbing for the children, a beverage on the harbour wall and the company of family and friends........