BOLTHOLE BY THE SEA

This precious stone set in the silver sea

An idyllic Cornish cottage, a stone’s throw from the sea, with panoramic views from almost every room.

Battery Cottage is an enchanting bolthole far removed from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. In winter months think of sheepskin rugs on flagstone floors, driftwood frames, star lanterns, an Aga and an open fire. In Summer, have breakfast on the beach, pack up a picnic for a cliff-top walk, watch the sunset on the terrace or just kick back and relax at this heavenly hideaway.

Perfect for singles, romantic getaways or families for fun-filled seaside holidays. Set your own pace.

At a glance

You’ll fall in love with the views from this sweet cottage on the edge of Coverack. Soak up every drop of sun on the south facing terrace or snuggle in front of the open fire – it’s an easy place to be with friends or family. A generous hamper is left for you.

There’s a huge box of toys for kids in the sitting room, a shed with fishing nets and body boards and a play park at the end of the terrace. Walk five minutes to Harbour Lights café for lunch, there’s a shop open all year for basics and a couple of gift shops, otherwise drive to Helston (12 miles) for more choice and supermarkets.

You’re minutes from the coastal path for cliff top walks or take your pick of the beaches: Coverack beach, below the cottage, is huge and Mear’s beach is a 15 minute walk further along the coast path. Kynance Cove is stunning but gets busy in the summer; try the quieter Carleon Cove at Poltesco on the east of the Lizard.

Nestled on the hillside overlooking the  sea this two-bedroom (plus nursery) cottage sleeps 5 plus an infant in one master bedroom with super king bed, an adjoining nursery with single bed or cot and a downstairs twin room with bunk beds (full size). Each bedroom has views out to sea. There are two bathrooms; a jack and jill en-suite (which connects the master bedroom to the nursery) and a further bathroom downstairs.

The downstairs living space is made up of a cosy dining room which also has a small study area, a comfortable living room with panoramic views over Perprean Bay and an open fire. The kitchen is well equipped with an Everhot, Smeg fridge/freezer, dishwasher and combined washer/dryer.

Outside there is a private terrace with BBQ and outdoor dining furniture. A gate leads directly to the village park which has a slide, swings and fantastic sea views. The cottage has parking for up to two cars.

The house is perfect for children and is equipped with a cot, baby monitor, stair gate, fire guard, high chair and has plenty of books and toys.

Eating out

Within a short walk of the cottage there is Archie’s Loft café, a fish & chip shop, The Lifeboat House harbourside restaurant and The Paris pub.

Harbour Lights is a fabulous restaurant overlooking the beach. To book call 01326 280 612.

Eating in

Coverack Village Stores sells bread, milk, newspapers, vegetables and general groceries.

Elizabeth’s in the village makes delicious Cornish pasties and a selection of homemade dishes and cakes to order.

Babysitting

For babysitting contact a wonderful local company – Caring4Children.

Email caring4children@hotmail.co.uk or telephone 07583 784 537.  Prices are £7 an hour for one child and £3 an hour for each additional child.