The Cove

The Cove – N 50.17.32 W 4.46.55

The Cove B & B Pentewan Cornwall
The Cove B & B Pentewan Cornwall

Situated in the centre of Pentewan, overlooking the village square ‘The Cove’ is Pentewan’s premier bed and breakfast provider, although it is more like a small family run hotel. Guests have their own lounge area with leather settees to relax into and enjoy a drink or read a book.
The property dates from the 17th century and has been extended and modernised over the decades but still retains its character and charm. In the past it was originally a couple of cottages then the village Pub, (the Hawkins Arms) a Post office, Chandlers, Restaurant, and now a Café/Guest house. We have a no smoking policy inside ‘The Cove’ although there is an outside seating area with an awning that can be unwound to provide cover if the weather is inclement or the sun too strong.
All rooms at ‘The Cove’ are en-suite with tea/coffee making facilities in every room along with a TV/video player. All Non smoking.

Accommodation at the Cove

The Pink Room
With views over the village square the Pink room is very popular with its double and single bed combination, meaning the room can be used as either a double, twin or family room as well as having a shower en-suite and
walk-in wardrobe. Guests can relax with a morning drink and enjoy the sun’s ray’s entering the village.

The Green Room
This Green room is a double room although we do allow single occupancy and again has views over the village square, with walk-in wardrobe and en-suit shower room. Again with drink making facilities.

The Blue Room
Very popular with families, the Blue room has a double bed along with a single pullout bed which is ideal for the younger member of the family. The room also has its own shower en-suite and drink making facilities. Separate, but close by, is a single room for use in conjunction with the Blue room by another family member. This room has its own w.c. washbasin and drink making facilities.

The Stable
The Stable room is separate from the main building but only a short walk away (20 yards). With its own entrance, the Stable has a double bed, shower en-suite, T.V. drink making facilities along with a futon bed which can be used by another family member. As the stable is situated on the ground floor it can be suitable for those with a walking disability. This room is also popular with guests that cannot bare to be parted from their four legged friends with many a guest bringing a (well behaved only) family pet to stay as well! (although dogs are not allowed on the beach during the Summer there are a couple of good walks around the back of the village or along the cycle trail, for that morning/evening exercise).

Breakfast at the Cove

What a better start to the day than by enjoying a Cove breakfast.

In the morning the tables are set and the bar is laid out with a selection of cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt and fruit juice for guests to help themselves. At the same time you will be asked if you would like tea or coffee to drink along with a cooked breakfast that can consist of Full English ( sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast), scrambled egg, beans on toast, bacon butties etc. Our bacon, sausages and eggs are all from the local area. Breakfast is served between 8.30am and 9.00am. If guests require an early start, arrangements can be made for a lighter breakfast.

(an ideal place to stay)

Whether on foot, bike or by car, not only are we just a few minutes level walk to the safe sandy beach, but Pentewan is centrally placed to base yourselves and explore both North, South, East and West coasts of Cornwall or to stay near but not with close friends or family that are staying on Pentewan Sands Camp Site. For those guests that arrive by train to St.Austell railway/bus station, a short taxi ride will bring you into the village. Once in Pentewan bikes can be hired locally, if required, to explore the area or buses link Pentewan with St.Austell and Mevagissey. However the village is well served having  local pubs ‘The Ship Inn’ & ‘Into The Woods’ , a church that is always open but infrequent services. (bell sounds the start ). Post Office situated at the local garage/general store.

The South West Coast path runs through the village as well as the ‘Pentewan Way’ cycle trail. It’s only 1 mile to the fishing village of Mevagissey, from where you can catch the Mevagissey/Fowey ferry which is a popular way to not only get to Daphne Du Maurier’s Fowey but you also get to see a different view of our splendid coast line. We are but 1.5 miles away from the popular ‘Lost Gardens of Heligan’ and 7 miles from the internationally renowned ‘Eden Project’. The historical port of Charlestown ( popular with film crews with credentials of ‘The Eagle has landed’, ‘Hornblower’, ‘The Three Musketeers’ to name but a few and the base of ‘Square Sail’ ships) is some 3 miles distance or a 2-3 hour walk along the coastal path. The popular villages such as Looe and Polperro are just the other side of Fowey. The county’s capital ‘Truro’ (where the river trickles along the sides of the streets) is not far and beyond that the port of Falmouth, Penzance and St.Ives. To view live pictures of Pentewan, go to Pentewan’s own web cam at:

Price’s at The Cove range from £35 upwards depending on room and occupancy levels. For a definitive quote please contact us. To enquire about accommodation at The Cove either email or telephone 01726 843781 to see if we have the dates and rooms available. Alternatively, you can write to us at: The Cove, 3 The Square, Pentewan, Cornwall, PL26 6DA. Your booking will be secured with the payment of the first nights stay as a deposit. Once payment has been received, written confirmation will be sent by either email or post along with directions on how to find us. Guests are required to pay the balance in full on arrival and payment can be made by cash, cheque or credit card. Your room will be ready for you to stay after 2pm on the day of your arrival.