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Porthleven, Cornwall (Ref. 960110)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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* Based on a combined average customer score over the last 3 months

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9 Customer Review(s)

  • “Covva is a brilliant place the walks and the beaches are stunning.”

    Plenty of stuff to do even when its raining. the cottage has everything you need to make it a very pleasant stay. The scones at the arrival were a very nice touch. Thank you for a nice stay.

    Plenty of stuff to do even when its raining. the cottage has everything you need to make it a very pleasant stay. The scones at the arrival were a very nice touch. Thank you for a nice stay.

    - Mr Diem, August 2019

The property

Romantic and atmospheric, Covva is an old stone barn conversion with a pretty garden nestled in the cliff top hamlet of Rinsey.

Far from the madding crowd, this is a profoundly peaceful location with amazing sea views across Mounts Bay to the Lizard Point.

Paces from the South West Coast Path and a secluded sandy beach, Covva is unforgettably special. Head along winding lanes to an authentic setting where traditional properties cluster and look on to the ocean.

An excellent space for peace-seekers, Covva sits at the end of the lane so there is little passing traffic.

The sandy beach at Rinsey Cove, which is 500 metres approx along a steep winding footpath, is your playground.

Discover a dog friendly beach and a sublime seascape with dramatic cliffs and old mining ruins.

Follow the coast path to the fishing village of Porthleven, its beach and atmospheric harbour with an impressive pier.

Explore art galleries, gift shops, cafes, traditional old inns and excellent foodie restaurants, including Rick Stein Porthleven.

Further along the coast is the lifeguarded beach and golf course at Praa Sands and the island topped castle of St Michael's Mount at Marazion.

A convenient venue for exploring, with Land's End, St Ives, Penzance and The Lizard Peninsula all within easy driving distance. Instantly relaxing, Covva is a spacious and light-filled home-from-home with a reverse level layout to maximise the views.

Step inside to the sun room with views out to sea and deep sofas for lounging and reading.

The kitchen dining room has beamed ceilings, oak wood flooring and a chunky dining table for sociable meal times.

Head upstairs to the large sitting room and plenty of comfortable furniture, original artwork, books, games, toys and a piano!

You will sleep soundly in peaceful bedrooms, some with sea views.

Ideal for extended families, there is a double bedroom and a twin bedroom on the ground floor and a second double bedroom on the first floor.

Outside there is a sunny patio terrace with sea views and garden furniture for barbecues and alfresco meals plus an enclosed garden for children.

Stock up on supplies at the nearby town of Helston and there is a local pub/restaurant within walking distance.


  • Ground Floor: Sun Room
  • Kitchen Dining Room
  • Hall/Larder
  • Bedroom 1 Double with 5' bed
  • Bedroom 2 Twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and WC
  • Utility Room
  • WC
  • Thirteen steps from Kitchen Dining Room to First Floor: Sitting Room, Bedroom 3 Double with 5' bed.
  • Oil fuel central heating, Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine/tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, Wifi DAB radio and sound bar
  • Selection of books and games
  • Electricity inc in rent
  • Bed linen and Towels inc in rent
  • Cot and high chair available
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry no smoking and no pets

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About the location


Porthleven 3 miles; Falmouth 12 miles; Penzance 14 miles.

Helston lies at the western gateway to the Lizard Peninsula, a large area of downland fringed by a beautiful and spectacular coastline. Helston is a pleasant busy market town famous for its Flora Day Festival and the many stories and legends about the "Furry Dance" are told in the fascinating Helston Folk Museum. Nearby is the Poldark Mine, one of the best underground experiences in the south west and which tells of the widespread mining heritage of this area. Nestled in a tranquil setting is the National Seal Sanctuary on the Helford River, where there is plenty of entertainment watching seals play and feed. If it is thrill rides that excites you, then Flambards theme park will keep you amused all day and also has excellent living history experiences. Further afield is the harbour town of Falmouth to the east and Land's End to the west. Helston is a wonderful holiday destination offering plenty of attractions for the whole family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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