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Penmarth House

(Ref. 1076744)

Coverack, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second stay here and just as good as the first."

    The new kitchen is amazing. The house is comfortable and really well equipped. It’s perfect for us, we were great grandma, grandma and grandad, mum, dad, grandson and son

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2024

  • "We had a magical time at Penmarth the views are completely outstanding and gardens beautiful."

    Especially enhanced by the occasional visit of a young deer. The upgraded kitchen is superb, oven is amazing & we found it to be so well equipped. The orange settees were somewhat low & a little uncomfortable but we understand reasons being a rental. Beds were comfortable. I think they could be improved for safety and still remain aesthetically pleasing in keeping with the stone work. This has been by far our best holiday to Cornwall, I am completely in love with Coverack and will return regretfully not to Penmarth as the rate increase has put it out of our reach.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Jun 2024

  • "The situation and views from the property were absolutely excellent."

    The family loved playing ball games on the large garden area. The family of rabbits living in the garden were a delight to watch. The property is extremely well furnished with everything you could possibly need and to a very high standard. The only slight inconvenience was that one shower wasn’t working and the owner was unable to get it fixed. Coverack itself is a delight. So unspoilt and very picturesque. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7May 2024

  • "We’ve just returned from Penmarth House after a truly fabulous week in this truly gorgeous home."

    We thought the refurbishments were wonderful and loved the look the owners have achieved.  We’ve holidayed in Coverack many times before and always admired Penmarth and thought what a fabulous house it is with its elevated position looking across the harbour and village. It did not disappoint and it was an absolute pleasure to celebrate my 60th birthday there and to show some friends new to Coverack the delights of the area - It was great to see the village so unspoiled and thriving. We were sad to leave Coverack and the fabulous views from Penmarth and hope to be back soon. 

    Thank you Pippa for the great feedback and very pleased you had such a great time. I hope we'll see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pippa4.7Mar 2024

  • "Excellent facilities- everything we needed - homely atmosphere."

    Quiet position in lovely well maintained garden and stunning views.

    Reviewed by Morwenna5.0Sep 2023

  • "A superb house with ample space, a wonderful position and beautiful gardens."

    We had a great week and would come back. The summary was inconsistent with the full description (2 king size). There were numerous animal hairs downstairs and the rugs were a trip hazard. The main freezer did not work, neither did the shower over the bath. The small oven did not work. Strong drains smell in twin shower room. There were only a couple of soap dispensers in the house, welcome packs were of limited value. These were irritating issues in an otherwise premium house.

    Thank you for your feedback Robin. Your comments will all be taken on board. The bath shower was broken the previous week but only identified on change over - it was fixed the following week. We have been aware of the freezer issue despite manufacturer coming out twice but we did put another freezer in the room. Rugs will be fastened tighter - the small oven does work but we will update instructions. Soap dispensers have now been put in all bathrooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin4.1Jul 2023

  • "The house was even better than we imagined and the photos on the website didn’t do it justice."

    We have already booked it again for next year

    That's wonderful to hear Barbara - you are correct on the website photos - we have done a lot of work landscaping the garden and indoors since the photos were initially taken - we will get them updated. Very pleased to have you return next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property only marred by the tumble my 21 year old took down the stairs ..."

    Lovely property only marred by the tumble my 21 year old took down the stairs onto the terrace on day 1 which left her with a broken heel for holiday and the next 6 weeks costing her all her summer work plans

    Very sorry to hear about the tumble your daughter had down the steps to the terrace and I hope she recovers soon. I'm pleased the property lived up to expectations otherwise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic position and facilities."

    Very spacious and everything you could possibly require. ....even an upright piano! The annexe was very comfortable with helpful aids in the shower room, however,it would be difficult for someone in a wheelchair to get in and out of the house. The side door in the kitchen is very difficult to lock and unlock. It took us a while to locate the cutlery drawer! These are minor issues in what was a great stay enjoyed by all the family.

    Thank you Sarah - agreed re wheel chair and will look into potential for a ramp to one of the french windows. Will put a sign up to say that the cutlery draw is a pull out from the top large draw opposite the sink. Really pleased you had a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful location,very comfortable with everything we needed for a great relaxing week."

    Would definately recommend this property and stay again in the future. The ever changing views are amazing.

    Thank you Janet - very pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to you returning in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2023

  • "Stayed in Penmarth House for a week from 29th April."

    We used to have family that lived in the next village so we knew the area very well. Absolutely loved the house. It had everything you might need to make your stay in this beautiful part of Cornwall really comfortable. The kitchen was so well equipped and was so lovely of the owners to leave a welcome pack. The grounds outside and the views from the property were amazing and the children in our party loved watching the rabbits bouncing around the lawns. The only gripe I had was the showers, the one in the main bedroom needs the fitting replaced as it was leaking from the top and the one in the small bedroom upstairs was really just trickling but this in no way detracted from our enjoyment of this beautiful house. Would definitely love to return.

    Thank you Noreen and really pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Noted on the shower and I have instructed this to be fixed ASAP. The only problem with the rabbits is that they are nibbling at the herb garden by the kitchen - hopefully that will soon be fenced off from them. I hope you can return again in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noreen4.7Apr 2023

  • "A beautifully placed house overlooking fantastic views, away from the hustle and bustle of towns and within easy reach of shops, pubs and restaurant."

    We loved watching the sunrise everday and enjoyed all the local walks a visit to Roskilly ice cream is a must! The house was very spacious and suited our large family perfectly with plenty of room to spread out. The games room is a good idea but did not get used because of going through a bedroom, however the board games provided were a superhit. The owners had provided a lovely welcome pack and any issues we had were very quickly resolved. Apart from a few pots and pans we had to clean before use and some rooms with poor shower force, we did have a great break. Thankyou for this pefectly placed house where we had a fantastic holiday. We will be revisiting it again.

    Thank you Urmila for the feedback. I was down this week with my family and you'll be pleased to know that we have made some enhancements this week including 1) New pipework upstairs that has increased shower pressure in the bathrooms 2) New paving down the side of the house to match the new patio at the front 3) Painting of the external eves 4) Some new pots and pans 5) a few more pictures for walls around the house. The summer season is just starting and fingers crossed for great weather! We also now have a connection to a local fisherman who can provide fresh fish (he usually goes out twice a week) and he will deliver to the house as soon as he has unloaded from Coverack harbour. I hope you will come back to Penmarth House soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Urmila4.7Apr 2023

  • "A wonderful house for a family get together over Christmas!"

    The views are amazing, the house very spacious and well equipped and had everything we needed. Thank you so much to the owners for the arrival pack and the Christmas tree! We loved the position and the coastal walking and the local shop was very well stocked. We would definitely book again. Fabulous!

    Thank you Louisa - we really appreciate the feedback. Very pleased you had a great Christmas in Penmarth House and thank you for leaving it in such good order Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louisa5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay!"

    The cottage was beautiful and spacious. The garden was huge and everywhere was clean and well kept. We love how close we were to the beach, we also enjoyed going to the bay hotel which is a short walk for a hot chocolate each evening ( and they made a huge fuss of the dog and kids there) only suggestion we could think of we would have preferred the pool table in the dining room with the fridge in. The children kept walking through one of the guests bedrooms to get to the pool table and could have been easier if it was in that room. Would definitely stay again,

    Thank you, Angela - I appreciate your feedback and a good idea in regards to the pool table! Will take a look when I'm down in two week's time and see what can be done. Best wishes Shaun Crawford Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2022

  • "Wow! Penmarth House and it’s gardens are just fabulous."

    The views are stunning and the gardens match those. The house is perfect for large groups, stocked so well too. It could do with a proper clean but it didn’t spoil our holiday. Coverack village was great too, we visited the Paris Hotel - food was delicious. A stunning property that didn’t disappoint.

    Thank you Lou for your feedback and very pleased you had a great time. It would be very helpful to me if you could drop me a quick email to summarise what was not as clean as you expected. I can then advise the management company so we don't have this again We are making a number of enhancements outside (patio and lights) and inside (roof abd door insulation, curtain rails in dining room and extra power for all showers) over the next three weeks. Any other suggestions would also be very helpful. I hope we see you again in Penmarth House My email is Thank you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lou4.4Oct 2022

  • "Wow! I could never get tired of the view from this beautiful property."

    I spent most of my time looking out onto the harbour taking in the stunning scenery. The house was very clean and had every amenity you would have at home including 2 dishwashers and 2 washing machines! Very handy with such a large party. Coverack has a lovely harbour and we recommend the Paris Hotel for great meals and a pint. The paddle board and SUP hire shop were brilliantly helpful and we had a lovely few hours on the water. All in all it was a perfect holiday

    Thank you Claire and very pleased you enjoyed yourselves. We are investing in a number of enhancements to the property (inside and outside) over the next few weeks and I hope you can come down again Best wishes Shaun Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great house great gardens and a perfect viewpoint to see the bay."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house with fantastic views."

    Accommodation spacious . We enjoyed our stay with family aged 9 to 87. We had an issue with the washing machine door would not open so our clothes were stuck for a couple of days . The freezer seemed not to work properly as items did not keep frozen , The small dishwasher door was very unstable . The gardener came on the Friday at 12 and stayed all afternoon. Given that you don’t get the property until 5 on Saturday I feel that it would be better if the gardener came on a Saturday. There were lots of cobwebs around the house and thick dust especially behind the door in the downstairs bedroom. It would be good to have an outdoor table and more than one tv in the house . The telescope was great and the air hockey enjoyed by everyone. Happy holidays !

    Reviewed by Wendy4.1Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped and warm."

    Had a wonderful holiday. The views from the house are beautiful. A minor point if you have dogs - there is a little boggy area in the garden that was an issue as they made a bee line for it and got very muddy but I am guessing this is a winter issue only. Overall this house was fabulous with everything you need and if you like to cook whilst away as we do, it has all you need. Will definitely book this house again.

    Thank you Angela for the feedback. Yes I am aware of the boggy area which is a winter issue but we have worked out a way to put better draining in and ideally fill the pond at the very bottom. Hopefully when you come again, this will be sorted! Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.1Feb 2022

  • "It was a great place for us all to stay."

    The house was warm and comfortable. The views were amazing and we walked around the coast. It was a good holiday for us all. The house worked well for us, the rooms are spacious and comfortable.

    I'm really pleased you enjoyed yourselves at Penmarth House and thank you for the feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2022

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  • Five bedrooms: 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double en-suite walk-in shower, 1 x twin with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • 2 x Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with sofa
  • Gas central heating and two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine x 2, dishwasher x 2, 2 x TVs, Superfast Fibre Broadband
  • Integrated Games Table: Pool / Table Tennis / Air Hockey
  • Two traditional folidng card tables available for bridge( or Poker)
  • Sonus Sound system in Lounge and Dining Room
  • External hanging shed for wet suits
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Private driveway parking for 6 cars
  • Garden with lawn, patio, furniture, wood store and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles, beach 0.3 miles

The property

Penmarth House rests in the small fishing village of Coverack, and is a large, traditional holiday home.

With sweeping sea views and a beach nearby, Penmarth House is an excellent setting, located on the Lizard Peninsula, for a large group trip to this part of Cornwall.

You arrive at the property onto the private driveway which offers ample parking behind a wrought iron gate, and the sweeping sea views soon become breathtaking, whilst you can begin to enjoy the large garden that surrounds the property, with plenty of lawn for your furry friends to play, a patio boasting a barbecue and furniture for an evening of outdoor dining, and a wood store to get those internal woodburning stoves fired up.

You enter the property into a welcoming sitting room, with the added feature of a lovely piano and plenty of seating to enjoy a bit of evening television as the woodburning stove warms your toes.

Moving through, there is a spacious kitchen/diner, which also boasts a large dining table for all guests to gather for an evening meal whilst they toast to a wonderful holiday.

The kitchen was completely refitted in March 2024.

The large property also boasts a second kitchen, so you can prepare a picnic for your day out or cook separate meals for those fussy eaters.

Next there is the cheerful snug room where guests can grab a little more privacy which you can use as a study to work in or use this space to read a book as you wind down after a long day.

This grand holiday home also boasts ground-floor living, with a double bedroom complimented by a shower room.

To finish the ground-floor, there are two cloakrooms with WC's, and a utility with a separate sink, washing machine and dish washer, for your self-catering essentials, which can also be entered from the garden and used as a boot room to leave any sandy coats or shoes.

Climbing upstairs there are four en-suite bedrooms; two doubles with amazing sea views, a further double with large bathroom and a twin with a stunning feature fireplace.

The first-floor also has a window seat on the landing so you can really take time to admire the views, and separate access to the bathroom with a fancy roll-top bath for when guests need to relax their muscles.

There is an Outside tap, rinsing tub and covered hanging/drying area for wetsuits opposite beach room entrance.

The village of Coverack is often very peaceful with the sheltered beach being a great spot for swimming, windsurfing, and kayaking, and the local shops, pub and restaurants making for a charming evening out.

Penmarth House is resting on the Lizard Peninsula, just a short drive from Lizard Point, which offers stunning coves and beaches, rare geology and plants, wonderful sea views and windswept cliffs, and scenic walking trails along the South West Coast Path.

Nearby, the market town of Helston is home to the exciting Flambards Theme Park and is known for its known for its Flora Day Festival, whilst in Gweek you can enjoy the Cornish Seal Sanctuary.

For a spectacular day out, head to Falmouth to admire the bustling marina, learn something new at one of the interesting museums or discover the shoreside Pendennis Castle.

To get the best out of Cornwall, from exploring The Lizard Peninsula to the lovely seaside town of Falmouth, choose Penmarth House as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


St Keverne 2.3 miles; Helston 11.6 miles; Falmouth 18.5 miles.

Coverack is a small fishing village on the Lizard Peninsula, a few miles from Lizard Point in Cornwall, the most southerly point on mainland Britain. Coverack is a beautiful and peaceful place to escape the main tourist routes and offers a beach in the sheltered bay, which is ideal for swimming, windsurfing and kayaking, as well as shops, pub and restaurants. St Keverne (4 miles from Poldowrian) has a Post Office, shops and 2 pubs. The Lizard Peninsula has many spectacular coves and beaches and is noted for its rare geology and plants. From Lizard Point there are wonderful sea views from the windswept cliffs, which provide fabulous walking opportunities along this stretch of the South West Coast Path. Inland is the market town of Helston, known for its Flora Day Festival, and in Gweek is The Cornish Seal Sanctuary. Flambards theme park is just 20 minutes' drive away and just over ten miles away is the Culdrose Airfield, where once a year the public are welcome to come and meet the Fleet Air Arm, the Royal Navy’s flying force. Coverack is ideally located for exploring The Lizard Peninsula, as well as the lovely seaside towns of St Ives and Falmouth and many other beaches and pretty villages.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter