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Pomona | Luxury Coastal Cottage with Pool | Coverack, Cornwall

Pomona

Coverack, Cornwall, UK

On an isolated clifftop close to the Cornish fishing village of Coverack, this mid-century home is a modern-day celebration of art, nature, and a manís first love. The surrounding meadows are the Terence Coventry Sculpture Park, and privately tucked away behind mature gardens is the former home of the artist himself.†With its outdoor pool and sweeping glass walls that connect those inside to nature, this coastal retreat oozes retro allure.

Introduction

1969 was one of the most culturally defining years in history. While Armstrong took his first steps on the moon and Hendrix blazed the stage at Woodstock, British artist Terence Coventry packed up his tools and started out again, moving to a small farm on the south Cornwall coast. In the latest chapter of his unique seaside home, Coventryís son has paid homage to his lifeís work by transforming the house into a luxury self-catering retreat that sojourning families can claim for their own.

Inside

Pomona cleverly bridges the gap between private home and gallery. Curated as a retrospective of Coventry's works, the†oeuvre†ranges from his early self-portraits to bold abstract paintings and the figurative sculptures he later became famous for. In a recent renovation, new life has been breathed into the one-story home. A monochrome palette allows the verdant surrounds to sing through floor-to-ceiling windows, while dimly lit globe pendants add warmth alongside two modular fireplaces.

Outside

Poised on an east-facing crescent of Cornwall's Lizard Peninsula, Coverack's sand and shingle bay glimmers like a waxing moon against the ocean, making it a hidden gem on the remote south coast. After a few morning laps of the pool, take a stroll through the gardens and into the sculpture park where you can join the coastpath to the village. Pick-up a coffee and watch the fishermen return to harbour, or turn your own hand to the art of fishing by joining a†mackerel†trip. Seafood linguine al fresco will be the perfect reward to a day of exploring.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 6 guests
    From £1,995 per week, £1,495 per short break
  • Alternative group optionUp to 2 guests
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsTwo double bedrooms reside on the ground floor along with a family bathroom which includes a walk-in rainfall shower and freestanding bath. Accessed via the gallery room, the master features a super king-size bed and en suite shower room, while the second bedroom has a king-size bed which leads to an office-come-dressing room. The zip-and-link bedroom (which can be made-up as a super king) sits down two steps, with views over the sculpture-peppered patio.
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  • FeaturesHeated outdoor swimming pool (available May- September inclusive), cinema den, table tennis
  • PetsDogs will be considered on prior agreement
    Each pet is charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10am
  • FamilyChildren and babies are very welcome, one cot and highchair are available.
  • PracticalitiesThere is parking for three cars on the private driveway. The light-filled kitchen includes an electric Aga, dishwasher, coffee machine, under-counter electric oven and fridge. A washing machine, tumble dryer and microwave can be found in the utility room. Pet owners should be advised that the garden is not enclosed. The pond is not visible from the house and is encircled by foliage, so children and pets should be supervised at all times. While the sculpture meadows are open to the public, the house and gardens are strictly yours to enjoy alone.
  • Homestay includesA welcome hamper of locally-sourced produce, a bottle of Prosecco, fresh herbs from the garden, dog biscuits, board games, Oway bathroom products, firewood to get you started, Smart TV with Sky, Sonos sound system, Wifi internet...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Private cateringDiscover your options for private dining and fully catered breaks.
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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A pool for summer holidays and beyond
Floor-to-ceiling glass lets guests feel at one with nature

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Coverack

With its arc-shaped cove and quintessential fishing village appeal, Coverack is located at the southern tip of the county and offers its visitors a true taste of archetypical Cornwall at its best.

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Coverack

Getting there

  • On the Map Pomona is two and a half miles (or a ten minute walk on the coastpath) from Coverack Cove in South Cornwall.
  • By Car From London, take the M4 towards Bath, the M5 South and the A30 to Cornwall, then follow the directions provided to the property; the journey time is just over two hours from Exeter.
  • By Train There are frequent train services from London to Penzance (around 45 minutes by car), with a journey time of approximately five hours.
  • By Air Fly from London to Newquay Airport, just over an hour's drive from the house.

From the owner

“When Pomona fell in to our ownership, we saw the opportunity to share some of the many pieces of art that were created in this very house, which became an exciting prospect.”

From the owner

The house was originally built in 1969 by my parents, who both lived here when Pomona was their family home. My father (Terence Coventry) had moved to Coverack from the West Midlands in the 60s when he began farming on the clifftop, putting art on the back burner.

30 years later, the forms from agriculture and the surrounding wildlife started to re-kindle something in the artist. Making up for lost time, from that day forward until his death, barely a day was lost without him creating. He went on to exhibit worldwide and today we open the park, home to over 45 sculptures (including our favourite Pomona), to the public free of charge.

When the house came in to our ownership, we wanted to keep the essence of the property without ruining the warm, welcoming feel it had. We worked with a local designer who incorporated the art collection while modernising the interior.

There are many sculptures within the garden too, as well as secret pathways for children, which we hope you find a verdant paradise.

The Coventry Family

Owner recommendations

Live like a local, discovering the best hidden gem restaurants, walks and attractions during your holiday in Coverack with an insiderís perspective.

Bosccaron Farm Beef, St Keverne

To Eat

Bosccaron Farm Beef, St Keverne

This local farm rears pedigree Ruby Devon Cattle, grazed on the coastal pastures and heaths of the Lizard Peninsula. Selling beef dry-aged on the bone with Himalayan rocksalt, find details of how you can order a from their on-farm butcher in your house book.

The Walled Garden Spa, Mawgan

To Do

The Walled Garden Spa, Mawgan

The Trelowarren Estate is South Cornwall at its most romantic. In two acres of walled gardens, the estate´s facilities encompass a 20-metre outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, gym and spa which uses only Cornish organic products. Call to book ahead.

New Yard Restaurant, Mawgan

To Eat

New Yard Restaurant, Mawgan

Trelowarren´s restaurant and pantry is a place of provenance, serving up the seasons with a daily changing menu created derived from the on-site walled garden and near area. Not just stylish food, 2022 saw the restaurant awarded a prestigious Michelin Green Star.

The Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

To See

The Barbara Hepworth Museum, St Ives

Barbara Hepworth´s museum and sculpture garden is a must for those wanting to explore further on the Cornish sculpture trail. Hepworth remains one of the county´s most celebrated artists to this day, her work inspired by Egyptian sculpture practices as well as the magical coastal landscape of St Ives.

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see whatís on offer for your bespoke escape.

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