Overaven is a spectacular plot with stunning views towards Tintagel headland and the Sisters Rocks where you can watch the crashing Atlantic surf beating against this historic promontory. The bungalow is well appointed and has wonderful sea views from the lounge, kitchen / diner and the main bedroom. The garden is mature and quirky with lots of levels and nooks, shrubs and flowers but all with that magnificent sea view. There is an artificial turf, short green, bowling mat that can also be used for skittles across the bottom of the garden which should keep the children entertained!Perched on the hill above St Nectans Glen, a picturesque valley and waterfall that cascades down towards the sea, Tethevy is perfectly positioned to explore the north coast of Cornwall, Tintagel is 2 miles to the west where there are a range of shops, pubs and cafes, not to mention the ruins of Tintagel castle with all of its Arthurian mystery and truly magnificent scenery. Boscastle, famous for the devastating floods of August 2004 is once again a traditional fishing village and the dedication of the local hospitality businesses to rebuild after 2004 means there are now a plethora of good hotels and restaurants. Accommodation Ground Floor only: The front door leads into a small entrance hall with fridge / freezer , second door leads into large lounge with comfortable sofas, oil effect wood burning stove, TV and sea views across the garden. Doors also lead into a small lobby with further doors to twin bedroom and shower room with WC and hand basin. Door from lounge also leads towards the back door and into the kitchen / diner with amazing sea views, fully fitted kitchen units and fridge. Access to the main bedroom also with sea views and small en suite shower room with WC and hand basin.Exterior: The patio has an external table & chairs. There is a portable coal BBQ. The garden is built on a number of levels with steps down to the very bottom leading to an area with artificial turf, a short mat bowling green which may be used for skittles as well. There is a laundry room with washing machine and a drying room with plenty of space to hang up your laundry.Facilities & Services Central heating is via a gas boiler and radiators. The kitchen has a range of modern equipment. There is a gas oven and hob, a microwave, toaster, slow cooker, kettle, fridge and dishwasher. There is a TV in the kitchen with Freesat. There is a separate "drinks" fridge freezer in the porch. The sitting area has a digital TV & DVD player with Freeview. There is WiFi available at the property. There is an iron & ironing board. There is a travel cot and a booster seat / high chair.Miscellaneous Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels are all included. There is off road parking available for one car with steps which lead down to the entrance of the property. More parking is available on request from the owners. Regrettably no smoking is allowed. Regrettably no pets are allowed.General Booking Information Arrival / Departure is normally a Saturday.Short breaks are available during quieter periods.£200 pre-authorised to your credit or debit card as a security deposit is required.Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.
Overaven - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
CornwallsCottages Booking Team
- Calendar last updated:
- 16 Dec 2018
Wonderful Autumn stay at Overaven
We spent a wonderful early October week at Overaven. It was unfortunate that the castle at Tintagel was closed for the bridge building, but Tintagel itself, with Charlies, was still a frequent haunt. As always St Nectan's Glen was wonderful and well worth the walk, Overaven's location meant we could simply walk out the gate at the bottom of the garden and turn left to walk to the entrance to the walk to St' Nectan's. The views from the garden at Overaven, watching the sun set were wonderful and, as always, the cottage itself just allows you to switch off and relax. We have already booked our return in the Spring.
Fantastic views from this well equipped cottage in a beautiful location
Cottage was perfect for a great relaxing getaway. Hosts were thoughtful and quickly responded to queries. Views were amazing. Easy access to spectacular coastline.
Wonderful family stay
Such a cosy cottage in an amazing location. Quiet road with exceptional views no matter what the weather. The cottage was perfect for four people, the lounge was so nicely decorated and my boy loved the little study area. All beds were very comfortable and had good storage. Kitchen was well equipped and we loved the welcome card/gift from the owners, very nice touch. We made a lot of use out of the garden! Great for kids to explore and relax in. We will definitely return.
A peaceful haven with awesome views! Overaven is very well equipped and in an excellent location.
Wi-Fi is very slow but who needs wifi with those views to look at?!
Easy walking distance to st Nectan's Glen and to the coastal footpath. Tintagel is approximately 1.5 miles away, can be walked by coast path (a little further and hard going in some places) or by road. The road does not have a pavement in some areas and care will be needed with children as there are a couple of tight bends in the road! Rocky Valley is also easy walking distance though very hilly.
Over all, Overaven is a great holiday home with lots of little extras. A book corner, selection of DVDs, outdoor games including skittles, a lovely garden and the promise of a beautiful sunset to enjoy in an evening!
We have booked again for next year and hope to return regularly!
We definitely recommend!
Fabulous place to stay!
We absolutely loved staying at Overaven! The cottage is nicely presented, and has all the equipment you could possibly need. The garden and views are stunning. We sat out on the patio every evening watching the sunset, magical! I was upset the day we left, I just didn't want to go home. We would love to stay at the cottage again.
Wunderschönes Haus leider ohne Strand und mit Blick auf eine Wohnwagensiedlung. Die Betten im zweiten Schlafzimmer waren leider nicht bezogen und es waren auch keine Bezüge vorhanden.
Trethevy is a delightful hamlet, equidistant from Boscastle and Tintagel and has a history which may well go back to 250 AD when a granite post was inscribed with C DOMI N GALLO ET VOLUS – ‘For the Emperor Caesars our lords Gallus and Volusian' this can now be found outside St Piran a former monastery and now private residence, Trethevy is also home to St Nectans Glen a beautiful valley where the River Trevillet has carved its way through the slate and formed a beautiful 60' waterfall.
Boscastle is a tiny port set in a narrow ravine, the town came into prominence recently as a result of terrible floods in the summer of 2004. There is a pottery in the village and several gift shops. A footpath to the left of the quayside will take you to the 'Lookout' which is a wonderful vantage point from which to view the rugged coastline. Boscastle was once a favourite meeting place of the author Thomas Hardy, and is the location for one of his novels 'A Pair of Blue Eyes'. Boat trips can be taken from the harbour as far as Long Island, where during the breeding season you may see razorbills, puffins & guillemots. There is a demanding 7 mile coastal path walk between Boscastle and Crackington Haven. There are several attractions along this stretch of coast including Strangles beach at the bottom of a large landslip with a rock arch the Northern Door. Just south of here is High Cliff which is the highest point on the Cornish coast path. Don't forget to visit Pentargon inlet which has an imposing waterfall that cascades down to the sea below.
On Bodmin Moor, Dozmary pond is thought to contain Arthur's Excalibur, and Merlin is thought to be still found walking under Tintagel Island. Camelford is a great centre for touring, walking, fishing, swimming or surfing holidays. The town is steeped in history and has excellent shopping and sporting facilities. Port Isaac is the location of the televisions series Poldark and more recently Doc Martin, as well as being a gorgeous working fishing village. Bodmin Jail built in 1778, notorious for its public executions by hanging, was the first jail to be built housing inmates in individual cells. The Jail closed in 1927 and is now a museum open to the public, which during the First World War housed the Crown Jewels and the Doomsday Book. The famous Camel Trail follows the route of the old railway along traffic free paths for 18 miles, providing the whole family with a fairly flat cycle through Bodmin and Wadebridge, and out to Padstow where you can sample Rick Steins famous Fish and Chips. The market town of Launceston is the capital of Cornwall and well worth a visit to see the church of St Mary Magdelene, with granite carvings, unusual among Cornish churches.
Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels and beach towels are all included. Discounts available for couples staying for 7 nights outside the peak season, using one room only.