Just perfect! ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
I love Coverack and have been staying there for over forty years but our stay at Porthvean surpassed all of my expectations. The house is amazing and every detail has been given great thought - we wanted for nothing. Consequently everyone felt pampered and relaxed. A sign of a good holiday is when no one wants to go home and that was certainly the case this time! The position of the house is simply breath-taking and we were quite fortunate with the weather. Coverack had suffered badly from flooding the week before our visit and we were amazed at how quickly things were returning to normal. Thank you for a memorable holiday.
Stephen L. Submitted: Aug 7, 2017. Stay: Jul 2017 Source: HomeAway
Wonderful property, stunning views★★★★★ 5 out of 5
We stayed for a week but would have loved a month! We arrived in the aftermath of the dreadful storm that caused so much damage to the village. The resilience of the locals was humbling to see as was the support offered by volunteers who came to the village to help with the clear up. Within a few days the village was welcoming visitors with open arms almost as if nothing had happened.
Porthvean is ideally situated, high up a hill in the centre of the village with stunning views out to sea from most rooms. It has a dedicated car parking space and a decent garden with picnic bench to the side with sea views, a great place for morning coffee watching the world go by. There are fantastic coastal walks from the front door and the beach no more than a ten minute walk away. Inside, the house is a modern delight, large, airy and open plan downstairs with four good -sized bedrooms upstairs. An ensuite and family bathroom upstairs was complemented by a downstairs shower and bathroom. Laundry was easy with a washing machine and drier in the utility room. A good selection of TV channels and fast wifi helped to pass the evenings. Furnished to a high standard and spotlessly clean throughout we immediately felt at home. The kitchen had every utensil we needed and the large fridge freezer allowed us to stock up on essentials.
Did I mention the views? As nature lovers we quickly set up a scope in one of the bedroom windows and watched an array of sea birds passing off the point. Dolphins were seen clearly on two days. Seals were regular visitors to the bay in front of the house. Shipping regularly passed by into and out of Falmouth. Step over the road and you enter a small park with seating that takes advantage of the views and sunshine.
All in all a wonderful house in a fantastic location and one we would love to return to.
Submitted: Aug 4, 2017, Stay: Jul 2017, Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAwa
Best quiet seaside retreat in Britain★★★★★ 5 out of 5
This house is superb. This was our second visit and everything was as sharp as the first time. The house refurbishment is really well thought through and the attention to detail is at the highest level, like black out curtains - essential in a house with big bright windows with stunning views. Although we did not use them as it was very warm for our stay, the heating system, especially underfloor in the bathroooms, makes this a place that I would consider out of season as well. Location of the house is also excellent - very close to the beach - so you can come back easily for lunch or other things if you want. But it is not right on the front. House also stood up to torrential flash storm that hit the village when we were there with no leaks. Coverack is a delightful place for children's holidays - sheltered beach, supervised watersports, rock pooling, hardly ever full beach, coastal wildflower walks. Decent butchers and restaurants easily accessible.
Percival S. Submitted: Jul 28, 2017. Stay: Jul 2017. Source: Owners Direct.
Stunning house in a stunning location ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
We were totally enchanted by Coverack and it was made extra special for us staying in this beautifully appointed property with it's spectacular views.
ERIC K. Submitted: 16-Jun-2017. Stay: Jun 2017. Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Fantastic ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
Second time that we have stayed here, can honestly say the House and location are fantastic. The house itself is immaculate throughout and has absolutely everything you will need..... the outside shower is just a great added bonus, especially coming off the beach!!! Would have no hesitation in recommending the house, can't wait to come back.
Matt H. Submitted: Jun 5, 2017. Stay: May 2017 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Sublime ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
The house is in a perfect goldilocks spot, not on top of the sea, so you get a wonderful panorama but close enough to get that feeling its at the end of the garden. Not in the centre of the village with the parked cars but still only a hundred yards from it.
David O. Review Submitted: 12-May-2017 Date of Stay: Mar 2017 Source: Owners Direct.
Fantastic! ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
Beautiful house, beautiful location, fantastic family holiday.
Joanna D. Submitted: 07-May-2017, Date of Stay: Apr 2017, Source: HomeAway
A Jewel by the Sea ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
Our stay in the charming town of Coverack at the lovely home, Porthvean, was fabulous. The location was perfect and the scenic ocean views peaceful. My husband and I flew to the UK from Chicago and travelled to Cornwall with my twin sister and her husband who live in East Sussex. We went to Coverack to celebrate our 60th birthday. It was the perfect place and perfect house for this special occasion. The home was spacious and comfortable and the kitchen very well equipped. We loved the comfy beds and their plush, soft duvets and pillows. The showers were strong and had excellent temperature control. The town had great shops, restaurants and pub as well as coastal walks. Try the Cornish pasties or pastries at Elisabeth's. Stop by at the Paris Pub for a pint and tasty meal or splurge for a fancy dinner at The Bay Hotel. (where we celebrated our birthday) Don't forget to have ice cream at Roskilly's. The Village Shop was convenient as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would return.
Pete and Cindy & Clive and Debby
Cindy P. Lincolnshire, IL Submitted: 30-Sep-2016 Stay: Sep 2016 Source: HomeAway
Fabulous House ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
Cannot recommend this house highly enough. We had a lovely family holiday there. We wanted for nothing, the house has been very thoughtfully and tastefully refurbished, not to mentioned the wonderfully comfortable beds. The house has great sea views. Coverack too is a beautiful location. Well done Sarah Orchard
Ray P. Submitted: Sep 4, 2016. Date of Stay: Aug 2016 Source: HomeAway
Amazing place★★★★★ 5 out of 5
I have stayed in many cottages across the country. This is by far the best. Comfortable, homely, clean, beautiful views and ideal location.
Hannah B. Submitted: Aug 27, 2016. Stay: Aug 2016 Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Exceptionally comfortable and well equipped house, in a very convenient position with superb views. ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
This is the best equipped and most comfortable rented property we have ever stayed in. Great thought has gone into the refurbishment of the house, so that the rooms have a light airy feeling. The kitchen and utility rooms are very well equipped. The double beds are all a good sized, and very comfortable. Although we were there in the summer, features like underfloor heating in the bathrooms will make a great difference in cooler periods. The position in the village is very convenient for access to the beach and the parking space is invaluable. Finally the views from all the major rooms are superb. We had one of the most delightful holidays
Percival S. Submitted: 16-Aug-2016, Date of Stay: Jul 2016, Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Stunning place, amazing holiday ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
What a find, absolutely fantastic place with a light airy feel and of course those amazing views, I lay in the very comfortable bed gazing out the window thinking I had died and gone to heaven. the house had everything we needed, nothing had been overlooked. In the early evenings we sat on the patio with a glass of wine and we enjoyed exploring the restaurants and shops in the village. It was the perfect place for us, four couples who like to go away every couple of years. We are going to book again this winter though as we loved it so much. Thank you so much to the owner Sarah who was helpful and patient in answering our questions and who did everything she could to ensure our stay was great.
Deanna P. Submitted: Jul 12, 2016, Date of Stay: Jun 2016, Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
This house comes highly recommended. ★★★★★ 5 out of 5
Super property, in a great location, has recently been renovated to a very high standard. Family of 8 stayed here for the end of May Bank Holiday, 3 generations who thoroughly enjoyed the break and have already rebooked for next year. The property has all the conveniences you would expect and so much more.... home from home. Really cozy feel about the house, yet still felt spacious enough for 6 adults and 2 boys. The outside shower was very handy, coming off the beach, especially with the two lads.
With children's park across the road, the Pub and restaurant/take-away just down the hill (literally 2-3 minute walk) you couldn't go wrong. The local's are so friendly as-well, which just added to the whole experience
Matt H. Submitted: Jun 30, 2016, Date of Stay: May 2016, Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway