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Dog Friendly Apartment, Coverack, Cornwall

Epic View Apartment

A short stroll away from Coverack with breathtaking sea views

Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (+cot) Saturday arrival One well behaved dog welcome
The Retreat

Epic View is a stunning first-floor apartment for two. Situated on the edge of a dramatic headland, you’ll be greeted each morning by breath-taking sea views. A ten-minute walk from the unspoilt fishing village of Coverack, this retreat is perfect for couples looking for a calm and tranquil haven and is dog-friendly.

You’ll find this unique retreat within an elegant Edwardian building originally known as the Headland Hotel, commanding the high headland of Chynalls Point just outside the village. It has private parking and its own balcony as well as free use of a tennis court. This is an exceptional area; it’s not only an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) but also has an official Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) status because of its exceptional and unique geology, flora and fauna. It is certainly dramatic, stunningly beautiful, and invites countless coastal adventures. Leaving behind the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life could not be easier at Epic View.

Inside Epic View

A spacious hallway will welcome you into a fresh and bright interior. With soft coastal palettes combined with crisp white walls, the décor in this newly styled apartment creates an oasis of calm. Epic View offers an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space that centres around large bay windows that invite panoramic and far-reaching views up and down the coast. You have comfortable seating and a smart TV. The contemporary kitchen is furnished with ample work surfaces and modern appliances.

French doors open out on to your own private balcony that extends all along the eastern side of the apartment. Café-style seating provides the perfect opportunity for a morning coffee watching the rising sun, and here you also have an electric Weber barbeque to rustle up al fresco seaside feasts later in the day.

The bedroom has its own doors out onto the balcony so your wake up call will be the picture-perfect views — and it boasts a deep-sprung king-sized bed. With relaxing and calm décor surrounding you, enjoy a slow and relaxing cup of Cornish tea as the morning lights up the room. Whether you are relaxing with a book or indulging in delicious fresh cuisine, this retreat creates a peaceful getaway for couples. 

Dog friendly apartment Coverack - Epic View by Forever Cornwall

Out and about

The old Headland Hotel is set in its own extensive private grounds which comprise lawned gardens the front and side of the main building as well as a woodland behind with walks, and the sheltered private tennis court. This is bookable during your stay via a simple diary in the lobby. The gardens are managed sensitively, giving the sense of the formality of the old hotel blending into the natural drama of the headland and wild coastal habitat.

Chynalls Point, the headland, projects out into the Atlantic and is lovely to explore via the footpath. There is evidence of an ancient iron age cliff castle on the neck of the promontory. Seal watching is a popular pastime here and you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins, basking sharks or even the rare Cornish Chough here — the whole area is rich in wildlife and sea birds. Nestling by the headland and just below the old hotel is Porthbeer Cove. At low tide, it’s a delightful small sandy beach with clear waters — great for wild swimming.

Coverack itself, a few minutes stroll away via the coastal path or quiet lane, is a picturesque fishing village, barely touched by the modern world. Although small, it’s actually one of the larger communities on the Lizard peninsula, which is the most southerly point in mainland Britain. It’s home to a surprising selection of small places to eat and relax whilst soaking up the atmosphere. You can enjoy award-winning fish and chips in the old lifeboat station by the harbour, eat-at ‘the Paris’, an excellent traditional Cornish pub (named after the SS Paris which ran aground here on is 1899) and a number of local cafes serving fresh local produce (including seafood landed right here in the harbour).

Coverack has a shingle beach here but the harbour with its sheltered slipway is a popular place to get into the water, and you can rent windsurfing, stand-up-paddle-boarding or kayak equipment, and/or have lessons — and this is one of the UK’s best areas for diving with its deep clear waters. Finally, geology lovers will have the rare opportunity to examine the ‘moho’ at very low tides, the place where the ocean’s crust and mantle are exposed on the earth’s surface — one of the few places in the world where you can see this.

You’ll be directly connected to the south-west coast path and can ramble for as many miles as your legs will carry you in either direction; south-west towards Kennack Sands, Cadgwith and Lizard village — or north-west past Coverack to Lowland Point (where SS Paris ran around along with countless other vessels over the centuries), Godrevy Cove (yes there’s one in St Ives bay too but this is entirely different), and beyond toward Helford. All perfect for tiring out four-legged friends.

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Things we love …

Epic View is perfect for that relaxing, romantic getaway you’ve been dreaming of. Wake up to breakfast on the balcony with breath-taking views up the coast. It’s a walker’s paradise inviting adventurous rambles in either direction with not a soul to be seen. Enjoy award-winning fish and chips on Coverack’s historic and charming harbour. For those who like to try something new, Coverack Windsurfing Centre offers have-a-go taster sessions!

You’re never far from a little beach, whether that’s discovering a ‘secret’ stretch of sand to call your own along the coastal path, or a short drive away to some of the most stunning beaches the coast. But the best bit is always, of course, the epic view.

Our favourite place
Our third time here, this time for our honeymoon. It's our favourite place to visit and we look forward to our next visit here. This apartment has the most stunning views and we got to experience our first storm which was stunning. We love the little extra provided. Our family has had the best holiday in such a relaxing and peaceful place.
Joe, Lucy, Noah & Kippy the dog — April 2023
Features

Retreat Features

  • On-site private parking for one car
  • A short walk from Coverack
  • Tennis court
  • Free wifi
  • Direct access to South West Coastal Path
  • Panoramic sea views from balcony and lounge
SLEEPING
Principal bedroom: king bed
All bed linen and bath towels provided
COOKING & DINING
Electric hob and oven
Fridge
Freezer
Dishwasher
Microwave
Dining area seating for four
LIVING & RELAXING
Comfy living area with panoramic views
Smart TV
Communal books in the lobby and rainy day games in the apartment
Free WiFi
BATHROOMS
Bathroom with shower
Heated towel rail
Bathroom towels provided
OUTDOORS
Private balcony
Access to tennis courts (bookable at premises)
Electronic BBQ on the balcony
Surrounded by coastal walks
PARKING
On-site private parking for one car
BABIES & TODDLERS
Ideal for babies but please bring travel cot/high chair if required
PETS
One well behaved dog is welcome
Please note that the garden does not have secure boundaries
UTILITIES
Communal washing machine & tumble dryer
HEATING
Electric heating
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 4pm
Check out before 10am
ACCESSIBILITY
First floor apartment accessible by internal stairs
Not suitable for wheelchairs
Location

COVERACK

Coverack is a delightful fishing village situated on the sheltered eastern side of Cornwall’s dramatic Lizard Peninsula. The historic harbour is the heart of the village, and as well as small shops, good quality cafés, a fab fish and chip shop in the old lifeboat station, and an excellent pub, you can hire kayaks and stand up paddleboards, and learn to windsurf. There is a small beach, and the South West Coast Path beckons in both directions — this is an awesome stretch, with cliffs, coves, little ‘secret’ beaches and fishing villages.

Travel times

  • Epic View is about 20 miles from the nearest mainline station at Redruth. Regular and convenient services run from all over the UK.
  • The unspoilt fishing village of Coverack is approximately 11 miles from Helston on the B3294. Driving time from London is just over five hours in normal traffic, while Exeter is around two hours away.

Things we love

  • One of the best places to walk the South West Coast Path
  • Great little eateries, 'proper' pub, and world-class fish and chip shop
  • Astonishing wildlife, seabirds, flora, marine life and geology
  • An authentic Cornish community, as well as a great visitor destination

The Lizard guide

Coastline near holiday cottages on the Lizard Peninsula by Forever Cornwall

Stunning clifftop walks

The Lizard Peninsula has some of the most breathtaking sections of the entire South West Coast Path, with parts of it a designated AONB, stretching from the Helford River to the west to Loe Pool and Porthleven in the east. Two of our favourite sections of the coast path are the Mullion Cove to Lizard Point route, which traces the dramatic cliffs for seven miles, and the slightly more challenging ten-mile Lizard to Coverack route.

Unlike the busier stretches of path on the north coast, you can walk for miles without coming across another soul, dipping in and out of hidden coves that dot the coastline, marvelling at the hedgerows that are full of colour in spring and summer, watching for seals and dolphins out to sea and birds circling overhead, passing through fishing villages that have changed little over the centuries. There are a number of coastal cafes to keep you going along the way, such as the friendly Wavecrest — our favourite spot for a cream tea — or the wonderful cafe at Kynance Cove.

Flora and fauna

The Lizard is packed with fascinating flora, fauna and geology. Incredibly, over half of all the UK’s species of plants can be found here, including over fifty rare and special species, such as the red-billed chough and soaring skylarks, making it one of the most botanically diverse regions in the UK. Come in spring and summer for hedgerows full of orchids, foxgloves and bluebells; in autumn and winter spot seal pups on the pebbles and keep your eyes peeled for basking sharks out to sea.

The rocks and minerals here are also spectacular as the Lizard is a bit of a crunch-point for plate tectonics — geologists flock here in their droves to marvel at the unique serpentine rock formation with its red and green hues. The ocean floor and continental landmass were mashed together here in the Devonian era, between 358 and 419 million years ago — the village of Coverack is one of the only places where this can be seen.

Lizard Point, Cornwall, Forever Cornwall

A remote paradise

The Lizard is Cornwall’s wild south, a place of dramatic clifftops and big skies, where fishing boats are still hauled up onto the pebbles with their daily catch and sea shanties are sung in low-beamed pubs in the tiny villages that dot the coast. Cut off from ‘mainland’ Cornwall by the meandering Helford River further north, the remoteness of the Lizard is also one of its best qualities — small fishing communities and the rugged coastline remains unspoilt, and there’s still a strong sense of community in these coastal settlements.

Historic fishing villages like Coverack and Cadgwith almost feel frozen in time and give you a taste of Cornish life back in the day. The Lizard is home to some epic beaches, such as Kynance Cove and Kennack Sands, as well as strings of tiny coves which dot the coastline. Even in the peak of the summer, when the north coast is heaving with holidaymakers, you can still find your own secluded spot for a quiet swim or sunset barbecue.

Beaches
Kynance Cove the Lizard Forever Cornwall

Kynance Cove

Kynance Cove is one of Cornwall’s most dramatic beaches — and also one of the most popular. It’s a bit of a walk from the car park, but visitors are rewarded with Mediterranean-like seas, huge rock stacks and hidden corners of sandy beach (when the tide’s out!), where you feel as though you’re the only ones there, Children will love exploring the caves and rockpools. In the winter, grab a hot chocolate from the cafe above the beach and watch the waves roll into this dramatic cove. Dogs are welcome between October and Easter Sunday.

Poldhu cove, the Lizard, Forever Cornwall cottages

Poldhu

Poldhu is a sheltered cove with blissful golden sands. With seasonal lifeguards, it’s a great place to try out watersports, go for a paddle or, when the tide’s out, head to the rockpools for some exploring with the little ones. There’s the brilliant Poldhu Beach Cafe and a surf school set just off the sand, so you can grab a board or sign up for some lessons, and warm up with one of the cafe’s legendary hot chocolates afterwards. Dogs are welcome between October and Easter Sunday.

Church Cove, Gunwalloe

The National Trust-owned Church Cove, Gunwalloe (not to be confused with the tiny Church Cove by Lizard Point) is a beautiful, lifeguarded sandy beach with dunes, stream and a beautiful church set just behind. Dollar Cove next door (same carpark) is more wild and rugged, with rocks for climbing and rockpools for exploring; when the tide’s out, you can walk right along the beach to discover caves. There’s a small coffee/ice cream hatch by the carpark, or it’s an easy 20-minute walk over the headland to Poldhu for refreshments at the Poldhu beach Cafe.

Kennack Sands, the Lizard Peninsula

Kennack Sands

Kennack Sands is a large beach with great amenities. Perfect for families, there’s good lifeguard cover and plenty of space for kids to run. It is actually comprised of two beaches – the one furthest from the car park is a nature reserve and often goes undiscovered by visitors, as it’s hidden behind the hill that separates the two. Well worth a visit (there’s great shore fishing too!). Dogs are welcome between October and Easter Sunday. The Mora Beach Cafe and Surf School is the place for refreshments and board hire and lessons. They also hire out bodyboards, wetsuits and deckchairs.

Food & drink
Forever Cornwall Poldhu Cafe Beach Landscape

Cafes

The wonderful family-run Fat Apples is only a few minutes from Porthallow beach. Expect doorstop sandwiches and showstopping salads, and a lovely bunting-strewn garden. Housed in an old fisherman’s loft off the beach,you’ll find plenty of delicious things to refuel on at this brilliant little cafe, such as Cornish mussels comes straight off the day boats out front. Right off Poldhu’s beautiful arc of golden sand is this great little beach shack — its hot chocolates are legendary and change with the seasons (strawberries and cream in summer, gingerbread and caramel at Christmas). Also worth a mention are wonderful Flora — a cafe and bakery on the Trelowarren estate — the cafe at Trevassack Lake set next to a beautiful freshwater lake in the heart of the Lizard, and Wavecrest, our favourite spot for a cream tea, right on the coast path by Lizard Point.

Pubs and restaurants

At the heart of the fishing village of Cadgwith, the Cadgwith Cove Inn is still very much the centre of village life, which still has a thriving fishing community. Don’t miss the sea shanties from the local group every Friday. On the southern banks of the Helford, The Shipwrights Arms is a pub for all seasons, with a daily changing menu featuring the likes of Kynance crab, lobster, monkfish and mackerel, landed on the slipway right outside. At the heart of the Trelwarren estate, the New Yard Restaurant housed in the old stables, which hosts supper evenings (Friday and Saturday only), its menu changing according to what’s popping through the soil in the kitchen garden that very morning.

Takeaways

The Lizard is home to two amazing pasty makers. With 30 years’ experience, and with shops in Lizard village, Helston and Porthleven, Ann’s Pasties is one of Cornwall’s best-loved pasty makers. Rivalling Ann’s Pasties for the best Cornish pasty award, Gear Farm is a lovely independent farm shop run by people with a real passion for local produce. The pasties are stuffed with ingredients from the family farm and neighbouring fields. In Coverack, the old lifeboat house is now one of the most popular places to grab fish and chips on the Lizard. They also do curries on Wednesdays, burgers on Thursdays and roast lunch to takeaway on Sundays.

Local food on the Lizard Peninsula

The Lizard has a thriving foodie scene that celebrates the very best of local flavours, from the county’s largest farmers’ market in lively Helston and farm shops serving up the tastiest homegrown produce, to award-winning fishmongers, excellent delis and village stores, and two of Cornwall’s favourite pasty makers hidden in the folds of Cornwall’s wild, remote, most southerly region.

Find out more about buying local in with our handy Local Food Guide to the Lizard Peninsula.

Things to do
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Lizard Point

The dramatic cliffs and Atlantic views around Lizard Point, the most southerly point of mainland Britain, are a spectacular sight. Grab a pasty in Lizard village then walking down to the tip and along the coastal path to spot seals in the waves or kestrels overhead. Pop into the Lighthouse Heritage Centre for a guided tour or make your way down to the Lizard RNLI lifeboat station, wedged into the cliff below. There are couple of good cafes, including Wavecrest, which serves fabulous cream teas — just the fodder you need before two-mile walk along the coastal path to beautiful Kynance Cove.

Explore the coast from the water

The Lizard’s dramatic coastline can only truly be appreciated from the water. Explore all the nooks and crannies of the Lizard by kayak, on a coaststeering day, aboard a SUP or climbing the cliffs with the friendly team at Lizard Adventure, in the heart of the peninsula. The knowledgable and supportive team will have you throwing yourself off cliffs, spotting seals amongst the waves, paddling through caves and scaling jagged cliffs in some of the UK’s most scenic spots. Aimed at everyone aged eight and up. 

Forever Cornwall Roskillys Cow

Roskilly’s ice cream

If there’s one thing that should definitely be on your to-do list it’s a visit to Roskilly’s ice cream parlour, not far from Coverack. Their herd of Jersey cows, whose organic milk is used to make delicious, indulgent ice creams, refreshing sorbets and frozen yoghurts, has been farmed in the same way for generations. You can grab breakfast and lunch at The Croust House cafe, with wood-fired pizzas, salad bowls, soups and burgers. Afterwards, have a wander round the farm — there are meadows to explore and farm trails for children.

Cadgwith, The Lizard Peninsula

Visit Cadgwith

Make the day trip down to the coastal fishing village of Cadgwith — a traditional Cornish fishing village — with a cluster of thatched cottages and fishing boats on the shingle beach. On Fridays you can experience the atmosphere of the Cadgwith Cove Singers — a local shanty group — in the village’s pub, the Cadgwith Cove Inn. The sea shanties are brilliant, the beer is delicious and it’s a quintessentially Cornish way to spend an evening. There’s a great ice cream shop off the beach, a lovely gallery showcasing works by local artists, and two small pebble beaches.

Bonython Estate Gardens

One of the Lizard’s best kept secrets, the beautiful gardens of this Georgian manor estate are only open from Easter-September, so make sure you drop in if you’re in the area. Explore walled gardens, apple orchards full of Cornish varieties, lake-dotted parkland and grounds full of Cornish rhododendrons, azaleas, woodland flowers and colourful bulbs. Homemade cakes and hot drinks are available and there are plants for sale, too.

Guests Say
  • Great place

    Great place in one of the most beautiful places in the UK.

    Jani — August 2023
  • Views are the best we've ever had

    We've had a great holiday. The views are the best we've ever had and I will miss waking up to the sunrise. Coverack is a nice little village, very friendly. Days out to the Lizard, Kynance Cove and lots of walks. The beach below is perfect — very quiet. Would definitely return.

    Claire, Paul & Billy the dog — June 2023
  • Very peaceful and calm

    Came again this year after a wonderful stay last year, still so very peaceful and calm, really is an Epic View. Beautiful Coverack, with lovely coffee shops and village stores. Walked the coastal path to Kennack Sands, stunning views. Hopefully will be returning.

    Moira & Roy — June 2023
  • Our favourite place

    Our third time here, this time for our honeymoon. It's our favourite place to visit and we look forward to our next visit here. This apartment has the most stunning views and we got to experience our first storm which was stunning. We love the little extra provided. Our family has had the best holiday in such a relaxing and peaceful place.

    Joe, Lucy, Noah & Kippy — April 2023
  • It truly is an epic view!

    We have stayed in various apartments at Coverack Headland over the years, but this is our first stay at Epic View — and it truly is an epic view! Fabulous apartment, we love it, and we will definitely be back!

    Karen & Tony — New Year 2023
  • The best position and view

    This house has the best position and view you could ever hope for.

    Graham & Rosie — September 2022
  • Will be back

    Our third visit! Better every time! We will be back.

    Alastair & Susanne — September 2022
  • Simply amazing!

    We have had a wonderful week. The views are simply amazing! So many beautiful walks nearby. Mears beach was a lovely surprise and well worth making the effort to go down there and explore. Would love to return here again one day.

    Christine & Trevor — May 2022
  • A true epic view!

    A lovely apartment with a true epic view! Coverack is a great location, fish and chips are good and The Loft does great coffee and cake. We come with our dog and enjoyed the walk into the village and along the coast path. Sculpture garden is lovely, just make sure you take the top path. We also walked to The White Hart in St Keverne twice for lunch, a nice walk and good food. Very sad to be going home.

    Neil & Gail — May 2022
  • Fine sea views

    A really enjoyable week with plenty of walking and fine sea views — great apartment.

    William & Elizabeth — April 2022
  • A beautiful place

    Spectacular views, easily the best sea view apartment out of the many we have stayed in! We really appreciated all of the little extras. We enjoyed playing board games looking out to the ocean. Such a beautiful place that we got engaged here on the coastal walk overlooking Lizard Point. Our second stay here but our first as a family with our one year old son - he took his first steps here! We will return again.

    Joe, Lucy, Noah & Kippy the dog — April 2022
  • A wonderful escape

    This was a wonderful escape. Amazing views and walks. Absolutely loved hearing the waves every day! Would love to return.

    Anne-Marie & Joseph — April 2022
  • Fantastic

    Had a fantastic week. Lovely weather, walked everywhere. Do visit the sculpture park. Thanks to Sheila for her hard work and for being so helpful, and thanks for the welcome gifts.

    The Carpenters — March 2022
  • Very comfortable

    The views are indeed 'epic'! Very comfortable, warm apartment. Loved the walks along the coast and the outside spaces nearby. We would love to come back.

    Maureen — March 2022
  • Fabulous scenery

    Comfort and fabulous scenery, never a dull moment! This was our week of solitude away from the maddening crowds, we would love to come back to this perfect place! Ever changing views over the sea from the sofa, slow lazy drives around and blissful silence whilst reading our books! We enjoyed our daily walk in to Coverack for our paper and to see people doing water sports in the harbour was a joy. Given the time and opportunity we will be back!

    Gerhard & Corin
  • Spectacular apartment

    We had a thoroughly comfortable time staying in this spectacular apartment. Mostly we ate at the apartment, enjoying cooking in the well proportioned kitchen. Beautiful weather too. Thank you!

    Nicola & Essi
  • Will 100% be back

    Excellent apartment, everything we needed and the views are to die for! Spent many afternoons in the garden and on the tennis courts. We don't want to go home but we will 100% be back.

    Eric & Kath
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