Overaven is a delightful bungalow, equidistant from Boscastle, a quaint little fishing village, and Tintagel, steeped in history and magical tales of King Arthur and Camelot, with truly magnificent views towards Tintagel headland and the Sisters Rocks.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Guest from Brierley Hill stayed for 4 nights.
A beautifully placed and well appointed holiday home. Spotlessly clean with lots of thoughtful homely touches.
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Eastleigh stayed for 14 nights.
Cottage was perfect for a great relaxing getaway. Hosts were thoughtful and quickly responded to queries. Views were amazing. Easy access to spectacular coastline.
Guest from Cheadle stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Alfreton stayed for 7 nights.
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!
Guest from Wellingborough stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Hünfeld stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Norwich stayed for 7 nights.
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!
Guest from Trondheim stayed for 14 nights.
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.
Guest from Corsham stayed for 14 nights.
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.
Guest from Ellesmere Port stayed for 7 nights.
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.
Guest from Knaresborough stayed for 7 nights.
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!
Guest from Birmingham stayed for 3 nights.
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.
Guest from Bristol stayed for 7 nights.
This cottage is lovely. It is very well equipped and has a view to die for. The garden is lovely although we did not use it as it wasn't warm enough to sit out. In the summer it will be wonderful. The cottage was warm and cosy and we really could have lived there.
Guest from Cave Creek stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage was excellent. The sitting room was very comfortable with a good sized television (which we didn't use much). There are lovely sea views from all rooms at the back of the cottage. The cottage has an excellent well equipped kitchen, which was easy to use. We used the heating in the evenings;it worked very effectively. Overaven was well located for going on some lovely walks. We didn't travel very far: after a strenuous year we wanted a cottage in Cornwall in which we could rest comfortably, go for country walks and return to a comfortable cottage to relax and read. Overaven fitted the bill perfectly. The owner was very responsive and could not have been more caring. We hope to use Overaven again and have no hesitation in recommending it.
Guest from Ruislip stayed for 7 nights.
The property was lovely with a great sea view and all of the home comforts that you could need. The owners were very helpful and extremely friendly to deal with. I would definitely stay here again. Thank you.
Guest from Sheffield stayed for 14 nights.
Spectacular sea views, comfortable, clean and in such a quiet area but with nightlife, if required, minutes away in Tintagel or Boscastle. Close to south west coastal path with scenic views and Rocky Valley and St Nectan's glen with its magical waterfalls. Loads of history around and about. Lovely secluded garden to relax in.
Guest from Syke stayed for 7 nights.
Although the weather was quite challenging (there was heavy rain almost every day), we enjoyed our stay very much, because Overaven was a perfectly equiped, very clean and overwhelmingly cosy place to stay in. We enjoyed watching the stormy sea and the cliffs while staying in and having a lot of cream teas. Thank you so much for making us so welcome. We definitely will stay at Overaven again!
Guest from Nairn stayed for 14 nights.
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Guest from Birmingham stayed for 7 nights.
As per above , excellent , second time for us and we were welcomed back and valued as guests following our first visit and the owners kind welcome , words and support. The cottage is great, as is the amazing experiences of the garden, views and location , peaceful and nurturing , we will be back again , regards Bridget and John.
Guest from Rugeley stayed for 7 nights.
We have just spent a very relaxing and enjoyable week at Overavon. Certainly somewhere to return to.
Guest from Bromsgrove stayed for 7 nights.
Lovely week spent in this beautiful cosy cottage. Has everything you could possibly need. Enjoyed exploring surrounding area.loved days out but also loved returning and opening front door to most beautiful views of the sea. Just perfect!! Very relaxing. Kids loved it.owbers very friendly and helpful. Will definately return.
Guest from Derby stayed for 7 nights.
We had a lovely relaxing stay at Overaven, the views from the garden and house were amazing, looking out to sea. The house is fully equipped and really comfortable and clean. Garden is big with patio area to sit in the sun and bowling green area at the bottom of the garden which the kids enjoyed. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to explore north Cornwall. Lots of beautiful places to visit nearby. The only thing I would recommend is a tumble dryer so that clothes can be dried quickly but that is the only negative I could think of. Will definitely return.
Guest from Derby stayed for 7 nights.
A beautiful retreat kitted out with everything you could ever need. The accommodation was clean and well positioned and we would definitely visit again!
Guest from Lightwater stayed for 7 nights.
We enjoyed our stay at Overaven, my wife has mobility problems, and the steps down from the car parking area were difficult. The views were wonderful, even when the rain was lashing down, and the wind blowing a gale!! The bungalow was very comfortable, which was good as we spent a lot of time indoors! We had booked Overaven as we thought from the photographs that the garden area was flat, but it was steep and stepped, so it was not possible to go down there.
Thank you for staying at Overaven.We are sorry that you were not able to access the garden, we have asked the agents to clarify the property details regarding the steps. Regards, June
Guest from Newmarket stayed for 7 nights.
Very comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage with lovely view and gardens, and conveniently located. Wish we could have stayed longer, despite the grey weather!
Guest from Liverpool stayed for 7 nights.
TThe cottage was excellent in every catagory.My only concern was with Cornwall Cottages. I will not book a holiday again with Cornwall Cottages due to its rigorous terms, condition and penalties which are repeated over and over again. I was booking a weeks HOLIDAY not entering into a long term business contract.Cornwall Cottages is the only company i know that has such terms and conditions.
We are very sorry that you feel as you do about our terms of letting - we have never receive a complaint before so we are very sorry. Our terms are actually very similar to a number of other companies as they were drawn up by the same solicitors! Terms and conditions are there to protect the Owners of properties from irresponsible guests. If guests look after properties in the same way as they do their own homes, there would be no need for the red tape, but unfortunately that is not the case as a few ruin it for the majority. We do hope you will return to Cornwall again soon and we would of course appreciate it if you used our company again.
Guest from Chelmsford stayed for 7 nights.
Overaven is a delightful cottage.Probably one of the best we have stayed in throughout the UK ( and we've been to a lot!) Wonderful views and great location. We chose the rugged North Coast for its views and walks, but its only an hours drive to the south, so visited all the lovely gardens there. All you need for a perfect Cornish Holiday!
Guest from Great Addington stayed for 7 nights.
A fantastic cottage with wonderful views. The owners were very helpful and we had everything we needed. They also left a card along with some biscuits to say welcome. The cottage was very clean and in great condition. The views were just lovely and being able to see the sea when you open your curtains in the morning is something else. Would definitely recommend and will be back I'm sure.
Guest from Stroud stayed for 7 nights.
We found the cottage to be extremely comfortable, well equipped with a delightful garden and fantastic views. There were no problems and we had a very relaxing stay. The owners have obviously taken care to make the stay trouble free. We would be happy to stay here again in the future.
Guest from Bedford stayed for 7 nights.
Overaven is one of the best cottages we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a few! Views were perfect on a sunny day and we enjoyed a very relaxing time at Overaven. We commend the owners on such a lovely holiday home.
Guest from Stoke On Trent stayed for 7 nights.
Scenery from rooms fantastic, beds ultra comfy, clean and a perfect home from home. Quiet and peaceful. On a bus route and near lovely walks. Everything in the bungalow to make a great holiday and if it's cooler a easy to use oil stove in the lounge.
Guest from Weston-super-mare stayed for 7 nights.
My mother and i have just spent the week at Overaven......and WOW....it was perfect....everything you need is there...comfy beds,fully equipt kitchen including dishwasher,right down to fresh milk and welcoming flowers and biscuits! My mother has limited mobility...but that didnt stop her going down into the beautiful several layered garden...she just took her time! Contacted owner about a query...delt with within minutes! Oil burner is delightful in the cold evenings,so a stay at Overaven anytime of the year,will be warm and cozy,peaceful and relaxing.....have definately recharged the batteries and cannot big up the place enough....highly recommend!
Guest from Marsascala stayed for 5 nights.
June was in touch with us as soon as the cottage was ready. Left biscuits tea coffee other stock and a welcome card. Place is amazing. We ll go back:)
Guest from Warfield stayed for 7 nights.
The cottage had amazing views over the sea, the cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. We had flowers, biscuits and a welcome card from the owner and milk in the fridge. The showers were lovely but could do with some grab rails as quite slippy. Comfortable beds and sofas. Some steep steps to the front door which was a bit of a problem for my 83 year old mum who came with us. Overall a lovely holiday would visit again.
Guest from Milano stayed for 5 nights.
Il cottage è molto confortevole e in una bella posizione, comoda e vicina alle spiagge ed al bellissimo cosstal path. Le camere sono spaziose, i letti molto comodi. I tramonti che si vedono dal bel giardino sono indimenticabili.
Guest from Hungerford stayed for 7 nights.
Overaven has stunning views of the Atlantic coastline and is surrounded by the beautiful Cornish countryside so walking is a must. The property is very warm and cosy and so lovely to come back to whatever the weather.
Guest from Chalfont St Giles stayed for 7 nights.
We had a really lovely time in Overhaven, the location was good, beautiful views, exceptionally well equipped and comfortable. weather of course variable. The only luxury we would have liked as the weather was not too good and we had to stay in and cook quite a lot would be a dishwasher. I would certainly recommend the house to anyone else, the views were wonderful.
Guest from Luton stayed for 7 nights.
We had a fantastic week at Overaven. Those views are amazing as is the garden. An abundance of wildlife. The bungalow is lovely, homely, very comfortable and well equipped. There is nothing I can fault. The owners are so helpful and friendly. Wish we could have stayed longer.....
Guest from Brierley Hill stayed for 7 nights.
Great location, wonderful view and easy access to the coastal path. All round an excellent property, well equipped for a comfortable and relaxing holiday.
Guest from West Bromwich stayed for 7 nights.
Superb place in a great location with stunning views. We had a thoroughly enjoyable week, great beaches, cream teas and lots of Cornish ice creams. We will definitely be going back to Overaven.
Guest from Wokingham stayed for 7 nights.
Overaven is very clean, comfortable and well-equipped. The views from the property towards the sea are spectacular. We definitely hope to return another time.
Guest from Marden, Tonbridge stayed for 7 nights.
Overaven is a lovely bungalow with amazing views across the countryside & out to sea. The bungalow is well equipped with everything you could need, it has all the basics as well as lots of little thoughtful extras. The location is perfect, there are lots of walks to go on nearby & it is near to Tintagel village, which has lots of little shops & places to eat & there is also Tintagel castle which is worth a visit. We will definitely stay again, it's a very beautiful part of Cornwall.
Guest from Crowborough stayed for 7 nights.
Superb location !.......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Guest from Caerphilly stayed for 7 nights.
A lovely quirky cottage, with stunning sea views. Within walking distance to the coastal path and Nectans waterfall and Rocky Valley. Extremely well equipped with both outdoor and indoor games. Kitchen had everything you want. Extremely helpful and excellent contact with the owners, with various queries, both prior and during the holiday. Fully recommended to anyone
Guest from Worcester stayed for 3 nights.
We had a wonderful time at overaven, the house was very comfortable and had everything we could ever need. The garden and views make this property something very special!
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