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Peaceful Seafront House between Mousehole and Lands End in Secluded Private Cove

Overview

Property

Updated: 06-Nov-2016
House in Lamorna Cove, Nr. Mousehole, Cornwall, England - Tranquil, 4 Bedroom Waterfront House, Stunning Sea Views, For Couples & Families, wifi, dogs welcome

Recently renovated and updated, providing a serene off-season break for two, or a fabulous family holiday house for spring or summer. swimming, diving, kayaking and fishing. From the house's large front windows you will see diving birds and seals that come to feed on the turn of the tide, the Scilly Isles ferry and fishing boats coming and going from Newlyn. One visitor spotted a whale, but I can't vouch for it. Enclosed front garden, garage, parking for 2 cars, internet, well behaved dogs welcome.

  • Sleeps 8
  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We have been holidaying in Cornwall since we were children, and owned a house here for over 15 years now.

That means that we know the local area much better than most, and we stay in our house as often as work permits. If you would like detailed insider advice on what to do on your holidays in Cove House just tell us what you're looking for, and Ruth will write some 'insider' notes for you.

Andrew wrote the biography of the poet and sometime Cornwall dweller, John Betjeman. Ruth is an art historian with a special interest in the St.Ives School. In our house you will find pictures and pottery by local artists, local maps and good books. Families, walkers and dog owners love it here, but so do painters and writers, many of whom return every year.

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Speaks English, German

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Beautiful, comfortable house and amazing location! We have had the most wonderful holiday. Thank you, we hope to come back." Jo and Peter Edwards, August 2014.



"What a beautiful spot ... Congratulations on such comfortable beds and the interesting art work." The Heys, September 2014.



"A magic find with an amazing, mesmerizing view." Andre and Jan, May 2014.



"Superb views...lovely to wake up to...great comfy sofas and beds. A gorgeous area." Susan, Steve, Stormy and Scarlet, April 2014.
Jan 2015
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4 Reviews

5
based on 4 holidaymaker reviews

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A perfect place to stay in west Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

The location, in beautiful Lamorna Cove, is superb, with splendid views of the sea from all the rooms. Booking was efficient, and Ruth provided excellent information prior to our visit.

The house was extremely clean, with everything we needed for a very comfortable stay. The house was warmed by the sun during the day, and electric heaters and a wood burning stove provided welcome heat in the evenings. The large bathrooms were superb, with a brilliant shower. The kitchen is extremely well equipped, so cooking was easy. We also found excellent restaurants (2 Fore Street, The Old Coastguard Inn) in Mousehole.

The coastal path goes straight past the door, so we had immediate access to splendid walks. We found lots to do and explore nearby, with excellent maps and helpful suggestions from Ruth. We particularly enjoyed our visit to the Minack Theatre and a NT walk from Levant Mine.

The house can easily accommodate 8 people, and we hope to return with friends in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Lamorna Cove

  • 5 of 5

Where do I start? Absolutely superb. After a very long journey from the Midlands the view of the Cove on arrival is amazing and Cove House matched that. Fantastic shabby chic and some wonderful rooms with the wet room mightily impressive!! I knew we were onto a winner as soon as I took my daughter into the lovely little garden and the very, very short walk to a great beach. My mother spent a lot of time sitting on the bench in the garden taking in the views with a cup of tea and loved it. I can't recommend the property enough and Ruth the owner, when we had an issue with parking, was very helpful. A must.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An amazing holiday

  • 5 of 5

As you turn the bend at the top of the hill, the views are spectacular. WOW!!. you really can't describe it Beautiful clear blue sea. Rugged rocks and pretty little cottages set in the hill. Our family of 3 generations really enjoyed the cottage. It was very well equipped and very comfortable. Crisp white linen, with lovely throws on the beds..We were on the Yellow room with beautiful views as soon as you open the blinds. All rooms were spacious and bright.In the garage there are some body boards for the children to the use. The staff in the little shop and cafe were very friendly and helpful. Even though there was 7 in our party with a springer spaniel. There was plenty of room for everone to have there own space if needed. When we first got there bags down and straight to the beach which is a stones throw from the house. Visitors do come down to the beach but does not get crowded. they are gone by 4 ish.. Just sitting in the garden or playing Boules with the grandchildren. Was a delight. The local Fishmonger in Newlyn was really good and had a good selection of fish to take back to the cottage ( Lobster, John Dory, Monk Fish) All lovely and fresh.There is plenty of information of were to go and how.. I could go one but just to say a lovely place, wonderful holiday, if you want peace and quiet just to get away. We fully intend to return. Year on year really did not want to go home.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your generous review. I am so glad that you had a good time and might come again.From Ruth
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Charming house in beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our extended family gathering. It is beautifully furnished in a tasteful shabby chic style and the seafront location with views from every room is gorgeous. The kids loved running in the garden and on the beach and the adults could easily relax and enjoy the tranquil beauty of Lamorna Cove. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and a great local cafe and pub.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

Lamorna Cove, its full deep seas and the granite cliffs that frame it, is one of the most beautiful landscapes in the west. When it is stormy waves slop over onto the quay and surge up the slipway, but in spring and summer, swimming before breakfast and again in the evening, or looking down with a mask and snorkel into a marine landscape of waving seaweed fronds and strange spotted fish, is an intense pleasure. By day there are beautiful surfing beaches and others, quieter and less frequented, all in easy reach. There are standing stones, lovely old pubs, art galleries and picnics and walks to be taken. At night when the visitors go home you will be left alone with the sea and the stars and the Lizard lighthouse winking back at the house's windows in this lovely place.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Lamorna Wink pub at 0.2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penzance at 8 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Lamorna cafe Nearest Beach : Lamorna Cove

Coast/Beach:

The small sandy beach in the cove is a few steps from the front door - perfect for fishermen or an early morning dip. Seals and many diving birds can be seen here at high and low tide. Many larger beaches for surfing and other activities, at Sennen, Porthleven, St.Ives, Marazion and Perranuthnoe are just a few minutes drive away.

Travel:

Penzance Station for trains from London, 15 minutes.

Newquay, Exeter and Bristol airports.

Local bus service to Penzance and the coast.

Distances:

Penzance 2 miles.

St.Ives 7 miles.

Lands End 4 miles.

Mousehole 1 mile.

Further Details:

Local shops and excellent Farmers markets at St, Buryan, Sennen and Penzance.

Fresh fish daily at Newlyn from the local fleet.

Local dining pub in Lamorna Village, the Lamorna Wink.

Cafe and lunches from the Lamorna Cove cafe.

Kayaks available for hire in the cove.

Scuba diving, swimming and surf schools.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
late autumn/winter 2016
29 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
5 night minimum stay
£393
for 5 nights
£550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
Xmas 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
New Year 2017
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£536
for 5 nights
£750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Jan/Feb 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£386
for 6 nights
£450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
February
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£750
for 7 nights
£750
 
 
Early spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
6 night minimum stay
£600
for 6 nights
£700
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/Easter
31 Mar 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
Spring/May 2017
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
6 night minimum stay
£557
for 6 nights
£650
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £20 per night, per additional guest
 
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£900
for 7 nights
£900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
summer 2017
7 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
£400
for 4 nights
From
£100
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking is from Friday to Friday
You can book online or telephone the owner, Ruth - please check availability.
A deposit secures your booking, payable by cheque or bank transfer.
If you'd like a long weekend just drop us a note and we'll do our best to make that work for you. Well behaved dogs are welcome, a £10 supplement is charged. You can take up to four nights from just 70% of the full week price in low season.
If you have any questions please call.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday, we have spent years driving to Cornwall and know from experience that while Saturdays can be awful, the traffic on the A30 is much lighter on a Friday.

Notes on prices:
If you'd like a long weekend just drop us an email and we'll do our best to make that work for you. Friday to Monday from £300.
You can take up to four nights from just 70% of the full week price.
If you have any questions please call.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Cove House was built for the harbour master at Lamorna Cove in the early 1900s, when the two granite quarries here were still operating. By the 1920s the quarries had shut down and painters from the Newlyn School - Laura Knight, Alfred Munnings and 'Lamorna' Birch - had fallen in love with the scenery, moving into the granite worker's houses in the cove and village and drinking in the 'Lamorna Wink.' Cove House has been a favourite holiday house ever since then. Best selling writer Arnold Bennett stayed here in the 1930s, mooring his yacht in the harbour. When you stay here you can wake and fall asleep in perfect peace and quiet, fish, swim or just do nothing at all. You will share the cove and garden with seals, wrens and seabirds, and at night the Milky Way shines out undimmed.

Property Type

  • house

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Room

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront

Attractions

  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), 2 hand basins
  • Bathroom 2 - Shower Enclosure, Walk in tiled wet room, shower and basin
  • Bathroom 3 - Toilet
  • Bathroom 4 - Toilet
  • Large Bathroom 1 with twin washbasins, wc /lavatory, roll-top bath. Bathroom 2 is a fully tiled, walk-in wet room with shower and washbasin. 3rd additional upstairs wc /lavatory. 4th outdoor wc /lavatory at back of house.

Bedrooms

  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • Bedroom 4 - 2 Child Bed, Bunkbed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms 1 and 2 with double beds and sea views, bedroom 3 with twin beds and sea view, bedroom 4 with bunk beds.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Garage and parking for two cars included in the rental. Well behaved dogs welcome. The perfect sea-side holiday location. Outside: Relax in the enclosed green, rose filled front garden, looking out at the sea. Utility Room: Utility, laundry and boot room with washing machine, dryer, large sink, coat rack and hanging space. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Good quality cotton bed linen and white towels are included in your rental. Weekly cleaning and fresh linen. Other: Dining Room with sea view, original tongue and groove wainscot, Conran beech table and Ercol chairs. Stylish children's bunk room with hand made 'Manor House' wallpaper by English designer Marthe Armitage. All beds have Welsh tapestry blanket bed covers.

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