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.
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Overaven - a holiday cottage that sleeps 4 guests in 2 bedrooms
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- Jun 21, 2018
Lovely cottage in a stunning location
Beautiful cottage with incredibly beautiful views out over the sea in a quiet location that's still in easy access of Boscastle and Tintagel. It's every bit as nice as it looks on the website, if not nicer, a wonderfully tranquil retreat that's well equipped for self catering.
The advertised wifi is available, but very, very slow - it's enough to let you read text web pages and check out local information and map routes, but don't expect to be able to use it for streaming. Just look out of the window instead and watch the sun set into the sea!
Comfortable cottage with wonderful views
We had two fantastic weeks in Overaven. This is a great place for trips on the coastal path, which is only a short walk from the cottage. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and we enjoyed the lovely sea views from all rooms and the garden. We felt really at home at this place and would like to come back.
A fantastic couple of weeks
We had a lovely fortnight at Overavon. The property was ideal for us, and well equipped. The weather was kind, so we were able to enjoy evenings sat out in the garden enjoying the beautiful view, and our daughter loved playing boules. The owners were lovely, and very helpful. We had additional needs that required delivery of medical equipment before, during and after stay, and this was accommodated without any problems. Thank you.
Great place to stay
We had a great time at Overaven and it catered for our needs perfectly. Comfortable, warm, clean, well equipped and with spectacular views. We loved that we could walk to the coastal path direct from the cottage. Owners were very helpful and we hope to return.
Comfortable cottage with a view
We enjoyed a very comfortable stay in Overaven. A pleasure to wake up each morning to wonderful ocean views! Perfect base from which to explore the beautiful north Cornwall coast and its pretty harbour villages and beaches. Would love to return in warmer weather to make use of the garden. Thanks to Jean and Geoff for a great holiday!
A wonderful stay at Overaven
We had a wonderful short stay at Overaven in mid November, the cottage was lovely, stunning views and close to all the places we wanted to go to. Lovely fish and chips from 'Sharon's Plaice' in Boscastle; great lunches at Charlie's in Tintagel; a glass of cider at the 'Port William' watching the sun set over the strand at Trebarwith; and a magical walk and visit to St Nectan's Glen (take up the offer of wellies). Overaven offers everything you could want from a short stay.
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.