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. 

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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, barley 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 vie

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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
King-sized bed
All bed linen provided
PETS
One well behaved dog is welcome
Please note that the garden does not have secure boundaries
Charged at £25.00 per week or part-week
Sorry no other pets permitted
HEATING AND FIRES
Central heating
PARKING
On-site private parking for one car
ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES
Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 3pm
Check out before 10am
BABIES & TODDLERS
Ideal for babies but please bring travel cot/high chair if required
LIVING & RELAXING
Comfy living area with panoramic views
Smart TV
Books and rainy-day games
Free wireless broadband
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
SECURITY DEPOSIT
There is a returnable £200 security deposit for this property
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Fabulous
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!
Gerhard and Corin — Essex