The property comprises of an exposed beam lounge/dining room with granite inglenook and log burner, a spiral staircase and sea views from some aspects. It is well equipped with Freeview TV, DVD, CD player, Wi-fi, cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine. The bathroom has a separate shower room and there is a downstairs toilet. Duvets, pillows and linen are provided but towels are not included. Full oil fired central heating and electricity are included. First basket of logs are free. Extra logsare available if required at a small charge. There is a sunny conservatory, large private garden and parking for several cars. Mount Earl is in an area of outstanding natural beauty and would appeal to nature lovers and bird watchers. Rare birds and owls have regularly been spotted. The grounds offer a very safe haven for children to play in the garden and explore the nature trails through the woodland. Nightime often provides excellent stargazing as there is no light pollution.
Cottage near Coverack [on the edge of the Downas Valley] Cornwall, England - Peaceful Secluded Location, Short Walk To Unspoilt Cove. Private Woodland
- Calendar last updated:
- 21 Mar 2019
About Sue Willis
My husband and I moved to Cornwall in 1999 and have been renting Mount Earl as a holiday let since 2001. We enjoy an outdoor lifestyle on the beautiful Lizard peninsula. We make the most of the wild rugged costal path walks..the lovely unspoilt beaches. Mike particularly enjoys exploring the remote coves on his Kayak and the occasional fishing trip. We have many guests returning to Mount Earl and we have made lots of good friends over the years.
Sue Willis purchased this Cottage in 1999
Why Sue Willis chose Coverack
We immediately fell in love with the cottage and its location in an area of outstanding natural beauty close to the costal path and sea.
What makes this Cottage unique
Mount Earl is situated a quarter of a mile from the nearest public lane, offering a high degree of privacy and seclusion.Set within 32 acres of private woodland/heath nature lovers can enjoy the unusual flora and fauna. Recently, the woodland has revealed the ruins of an ancient mill close to the pretty Downas stream.It is only a 20 minute rugged walk to an unspoilt secluded cove where seals and basking sharks have been spotted. The south west coast path is close by, incorporating the breathtaking vantage point of Black Head and far reaching views towards England's most southerly point. The pretty fishing village of Coverack is approx. 2 miles away, where there is a lovely sandy beach, village shops, cafes and pub serving local seafood.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
I cannot wait to come back to this hidden treasure of a place in Cornwall. It is beautiful, peaceful, quiet, and utterly enchanted. Mike and Sue are the kindest hosts I have ever had and took care of everything I needed and more. I absolutely loved my stay here at Mount Earl. It’s a special place filled with wonder and a rugged beauty that touches the soul.
Beautiful, comfortable & peaceful
We had a wonderful stay, the area is beautiful - we only scratched the surface in our 2 days, 3 nights. We stayed with our 2 adult sons and there was plenty of space for all of us. We were toasty warm on a stormy December weekend and everything we could possibly want or need was there, lots of little extra's. Incredible value. Thank you.
Such a wonderful welcome and a beautiful cottage with all we needed to provide such a happy holiday. The facilities are exceptional.We all loved the beautiful location with incredible night skies and listening to the friendly owl was enchanting. It was wonderful to stay somewhere that felt so remote and peaceful, yet so well equipped that you never want to leave.
A relaxing escape from huddle and bustle.
It is a lovely cottage with a great log burner. Lots of lovely walks and the cove is beautiful.
great house in fantastic location
Warm welcome to be had at Mount Earl. Everything you could need for a holiday in Cornwall. Great base from which to explore. Wonderful woodland grounds right on your doorstep and rugged walk down to small sandy cove.Hosts extremely helpful, nothing too much trouble.
Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings
Great accommodation in the middle of nature. The house leaves nothing to be desired. Comfortable facilities, beautiful garden and very friendly and helpful host.
The sea and the coastal path can be reached directly via a private path. Perfect for short walks
or longer hikes.
We enjoyed our stay very much and would come back at any time.
The pebble beach of Downas Cove is a 20 minute rugged walk away. The pretty village of Coverack with its beautiful sandy beach is a 1.5 mile walk away or a 5 minute drive. There are many seasonal activites available in Coverack such as
wind surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding and fishing. The stunning South West coastal path is accessable from Coverack near The Paris Hotel [where you can enjoy a drink and a meal overlooking the bay], then take a walk to the beautiful Chynalls Point and beyond.
Nearest airport is Newquay approx 40 miles away. The nearest train station is Falmouth approx 20 miles away and the nearest main channel port of Dover is approx 300 miles away.
Coverack fishing village 1.5 miles
Lizard Point the most Southerly point approx 8 miles
Gweek seal sanctuary approx 9 miles
Helford Estuary approx 8 miles
Kynance Cove [famous for beautiful cove and coloured rock formations] 8 miles
Falmouth maritime museum approx 20 miles
St Michaels Mount approx 25 miles
St Ives and Tate Gallery approx 27 miles
Truro [for many shops and Cathedral] 27 miles
Minnack Theatre approx 30 miles
Lands End approx 33 miles
Eden Project approx 40 miles
Coverack has a village shop and post office with cash machine, gift shops restaurants, fish and chip shop and friendly local pub [The Paris Hotel] with a beer garden overlooking the sea and surrounding coastline. The Cornish coastline is infamous for many ship wrecks, in fact the Paris Hotel was built in the late 1800's from the wreck of the SS Paris which went down in Coverack bay. From the harbour you can watch the fishing boats come and go or try your hand at fishing from the sea wall.
St Keverne has two pubs serving good food, a local shop, post office, newsagent, bakery and butcher. Just beyond St Keverne is Polkerris where diving trips are available to ship wrecks and the infamous Mannacle Rocks the place where many ships have been wrecked in centuries past.
The market town of Helston has some of the major supermarkets, banks and a wide range of shops which is approx 11 miles away. The popular Flambards Experience is also in Helston - a great day out for children and adults alike.
The Poldark Mine at Wendron just outside Helston is well worth a visit to experience what it was like to work underground in the old days.
The fishing village of Porthleven is 13 miles away where fishing trips are
available. There are also numerous sea food restaurants and a lovely old fashioned pub called The Ship Inn renowned for smuggling in the old days overlooking the harbour. Fresh crab and lobster is often available in this pretty
village, as well as fish and chips and Cornwall's famous pasties.
Just a few miles on down the coast is Prussia Cove where the infamous smuggler - John Carter [nick-named the King of Prussia] operated from.
The quaint village of Mousehole is approx 30 miles away where you can exlpore the tiny narrow streets to find art galleries, shops and restaurants. A few miles on is Lamorna Cove where you drive down through a beautiful wooded valley - perhaps you can stop at the' Lamorna Wink' pub where many a smuggling deal was done!
Booking Notes: Bookings are via email or phone. Payments can be made via bank to bank transfer. Changeover Day: Changeover day is Saturday. Arrival time is after 3.00 pm and departure is by 10.00 am.