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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A fabulous property with majestic views from both the lounge and the tiered garden."

    Weather was superb, which helped enjoy the walks around Coverack, but at the end of the day Pretoria was a lovely house to return to. Very well appointed inside, with exceptional artwork for a holiday let.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely space for our weekend - we particularly loved the upstairs lounge and gardens."

    Downside is not being able to park to unload or indeed park outside the property but this is explained in the arrival info. Any issues we had were quickly dealt with by the owners - thank you.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely location and well equipped."

    Calm and tasteful decor.Great views from upstairs living room,good shower.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2022

  • "The Cottage was immaculately presented."

    There was everything that we could possibly need. Location, views and garden a real bonus. Clear instructions for all appliances. We felt welcomed and respected, and Pretoria was a real home away from home, (but with Much better views!),

    Reviewed by Kitty5.0Aug 2022

  • "Pretoria was comfortable and homely, the view from the upstairs room was fabulous."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. When we look to book anyway our priority is the closeness to the sea, views from the property and also garden space with views we can also enjoy whilst sitting outside, something we love doing at every opportunity. The garden was disappointing, the table and chairs were placed behind a hedge which blocked the view, I appreciate that privacy is needed. The back garden was overgrown but out of bounds due to a deep drop. The pictures give the impression of a lot of outdoor space and plenty of seating.Maybe this is something that can be looked into in the future to make the garden more user friendly. There was also a lack of hanging space, appreciate it is an old house and is difficult to get wardrobes etc in all rooms, especially the 2nd bedroom. We had to share the wardrobe, not always ideal. The description for parking was a bit confusing until we arrived. We believed there was parking available to the cottage, but the only parking is either on the street below or further away. Fortunately as it was reasonably quiet and they seemed to be more relaxed we were able to get parked mostt days on the street below the cottage. Generally the cleanliness was very good, the worst bit was probably the shower which needed a deep clean, mainly in the corners. Hope you see this as constructive feedback and not criticism. Having said all that we adapted and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and wouldn't hesitate to book Pretoria again.

    Reviewed by Elaine3.8Jun 2022

  • "Pretoria is a beautiful and very conveniently situated cottage."

    The amenities are first rate and it was a pleasure to stay there. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Pretoria is a perfect place to stay in Coverack."

    The upstairs lounge is spacious and the views over the ever-changing colours of the sea across the bay are stunning. Coverack itself is delightful. A small harbour, coffee shop, well-stocked local shop, pub, fish 'n chips, church. Not busy (in May). All facilities in Pretoria are as in the description. The decorations are very pleasant: shower's good, beds' comfortable, heating comes on automatically and can be controlled on each radiator. An excellent stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "The property is lovely!"

    The views from the first floor living room are amazing. It’s so relaxing to sit up there and soak up the sea views. The property is well equipped with all things you need for a comfortable stay. The property has lots of little steps which could be tricky for some - but wasn’t an issue for our family. Overall a very nice little cottage with exceptional views.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2022

  • "My sister and I were bring our nearly 90 year old mother to Pretoria and I had rung and spoken to one of your staff before booking,about the suitability of the cottage."

    As she did not know the accommodation first hand she got in touch with the owner and then got back to me saying that other than the stairs being a little steep there should be no issues. Well the steps are extremely steep, 2 bedrooms have further steps to them, there is no ground floor toilet and there is a long,steep driveway to the cottage,only accessed on foot. My mother found the week very challenging physically. I do not think the property description is clear enough.

    Reviewed by Stella4.4Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage with stunning views, The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean."

    Fantastic location with great walks nearby. We will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Angie5.0May 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed staying in Pretoria and and discovering Coverack."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Pretoria."

    The cottage is in the perfect position in the village. Short walk to beach, shop and cafe. The cottage is extremely comfortable and homely. Sitting in the upstairs lounge looking out at the view is priceless. We will certainly return one day.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage in a equally beautiful location."

    Pretoria is clean, spacious and very comfortable with all that's needed for an enjoyable vacation. Only downside was the entrance to the kitchen - if you're over 5'6" - watch your head!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved everything about the cottage, it was perfect, comfortable and superbly situated in the village."

    Reviewed by Bernadine5.0Sep 2019

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in Pretoria, which we chose for our honeymoon."

    The house is beautiful, really comfortable, well kitted out and a great location. Highly recommend staying here for a relaxing break!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful house in pristine condition in a fantastic location."

    It even had sharp kitchen knives which is a first in my experience of holiday rentals!

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0May 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Pretoria in Coverack."

    A beautiful property to stay in with stunning sea views, a real home from home. Coastal walks from the door and a minutes walk from the front door to the beach , great for our 4 year old. Many nice places to eat. We got take out food from the Paris Hotel and ate at The Old Life Boat house which has great sea views plus the little cafe near the harbour serves excellent food and ice cream! Only a short drive away are many beautiful places to visit. We have had another brilliant holiday, just perfect.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2019

  • "Just a couple of minor niggles 1: Directions to property,when in Coverack,are a little vague as Chymbloth Way as listed for dropping off is not marked near the property,we asked in the shops for directions."

    It is in fact on the right as one goes up the footpath marked with a sign. 2: The sink in the toilet would not hold water. 3: The shower riser is loose. 4: The garden was not pet( dog) friendly,as we had local dogs getting in through the hedge.I understand that next year dogs will not be allowed so this would not be a problem then. The property would also benefit, I would say, from having a hand rail for the stairs, and maybe a reminder above the kitchen door to mind ones head. On the plus side the property was very comfortable,well appointed and with amazing views of the bay. We were greeted with lovely cream tea supplies when we entered,very kind and also delicious! All in all we had a great time. Great walking from the front door!

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely we particular enjoyed the sea view room where we spent many hours listening to music, reading and watching the sea."

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Aug 2018

  • "We wait all year for our holidays, don't we ?"

    Work hard, and look forward to being able to ' get away ' at last, for a well earned rest ! So, Sykes was the ' go to ' company for all our 'holiday cottage needs ' . The cottage that we rented from Sykes had everything that we could need. On entering we were greeted by a vase of fresh flowers, and a lovely cake dome containing freshly bakes scones, with clotted cream and strawberry jam waiting for us in the fridge. But it also provided fluffy white towels, beds supplied with crisp cotton bedlinen, and top quality duvets. The kitchen had essentials such as dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, tea towels and so on. We loved the tv with dvd, Netflix etc.. and the bookshelves filled with novels and local flora and fauna information. Maps, and books on the history of Cornwall. But, icing on the cake ! Half way through our fortnights' holiday the changeover team came with fresh linen and towels for us ! Cleaned, and left everything ' sorted '. Such comfort ! But really, we had help on hand too; When the boiler accidentally went out, a kind ' fixer ' immediately turned up and restored our hot water for us. Most reassuring. We cant wait to go again ! Thank you Sykes, we look forward to many happy years renting lovely holiday cottages from you. Kitty Lambah

    Reviewed by Kitty4.7Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    spotlessly clean and exactly as decsribed

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was in a stunning location with fantastic views."

    It was very comfortable and well equipped. Would recommend if you need to escape for some peace and quiet out of season.

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage providing everything we needed and more to enjoy our holiday."

    On arrival we found scones with cream and jam to enjoy, just what we needed after our long journey. The information the owners had provided with regard to staying at Pretoria and what Coverack and the surrounding areas has to offer was really useful. The views from Pretoria are stunning. Coverack turned out to be a perfect location, offering coastal walks from the door, a beautiful beach, which with our 3 year old son we spent hours on collecting sea shell's and climbing on the rocks. We enjoyed snacks from the little cafe near the harbour and Fish and chips from the Old Life boat house. I couldn't resist making a few purchases from the village shops. I really don't think anything I could write could justify the beauty of Coverack and comfort of Pretoria.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was comfortable and cosy and really well equipped."

    Lots of time spent relaxing in the upstairs living room with its amazing sea views. Lovely to be back in Coverack. Would definitely book Pretoria again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2018

  • "Super cottage in an outstanding location."

    Thoughtful owners had provided everything we needed, even up to such lovely details as a cream tea awaiting us and a bunch of flowers on the table! The pictures do not do it justice.

    Reviewed by Mona5.0Aug 2017

  • "The property was lovely and the views were exceptional."

    Only problem was the parking which we had been warned about but we didn't realise the hill to the property was so steep.

    Reviewed by Meryl4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • First floor sitting room
  • Snug with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD/Bluray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis (restricted during peak summer months)
  • Alternative parking in public car parks nearby
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking & no pets
  • Shop, pub and beach 5 mins walk. Note: This property does not allow stag, hen or party bookings.

The property

This dream detached cottage, with amazing far-reaching sea views is set in the small, picturesque, unspoilt fishing village of Coverack on the Lizard Peninsula.

The cottage is ideal for families or groups of friends looking to enjoy a coastal holiday with the village being built on two sides of a spur of rock that juts out into the sea.

With a large, sheltered crescent shaped arc of sand ideal for swimming and watersports only a few minutes’ walk away, this is a very special cottage in a wonderful location.

Tucked away off the main road through the village and approached up a narrow lane, the moment you arrive you know you are at a most relaxing cottage full of character.

Entering with a small snug room on the right with a welcoming woodburner for the cooler evenings, you also have the dining room, kitchen and utility room on the ground floor.

Taking the stairs leads to the most spectacular room in the house, the large sitting room with the most amazing views.

Many a day, whatever the weather, will be spent in this attractive room marvelling at the views and relaxing with a drink in hand.

There are three beautifully-furnished bedrooms here, two king-size double rooms and a twin.

Outside is a most unusual garden with sitting and relaxing options all around, and boasting more outstanding views.

Right from the cottage there are glorious coastal walks, and with the beach so close by days spent without the need for a car are definitely called for.

A stroll down to the Paris Hotel on the harbour offers great local ales and a good choice of food, and along with other fine small restaurants and shops this coastal village offers all you need on a daily basis.

An excellent cottage for a memorable seaside break.

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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. Further amenities lie in St Keverne, which has a post office, shops and 2 traditional 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, whilst approximately 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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Note: This property does not allow stag, hen or party bookings.