The south facing terrace at the front of the house, gets the sun throughout the day
Sunny double bedroom, sea view B&B
Hosted by Melanie
Melanie is the host.
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Please set the number of adults.
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Ages 2 - 12
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Under 2
2 guests maximum. Infants don’t count toward the number of guests.
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A light, spacious barn conversion above the sea on the Cornish cliffs with a gem of a beach and Coast path just a few minutes walk away. Porthleven a few mins by car. Double room has a king size bed & looks out over the terrace to the sea and coast.

The space

'Covva' is a light, spacious barn conversion nestled in the idyllic cliff-top hamlet of Rinsey, directly above Rinsey beach - a favourite with locals. Close by are the villages of Porthleven - famous for its fantastic restaurants and fishing harbour - and Praa Sands beach, great for surfing and swimming. St Michael's Mount is a 15 minute drive away. The house is full of authentic Cornish character, with comfortable and artistic open plan living spaces. There are fantastic sea views from both floors across Mounts Bay and the surrounding cliff tops.
Your Accomodation: I offer B&B for 2 people in one double room. The room is spacious and light with a comfortable king-size bed and view across the front terrace and out across the sea, Mounts Bay and the Lizard point. The room is next door to the bathroom, which has a combined bath and shower; heated towel rack and shaving unit. Your rooms together comprise their own distinct area with an additional door closing off the space to the rest of the house - so have a good sense of privacy.
I also have a twin room available as an alternative to the double - please ask me for more details if this is more convenient for you.

Living spaces: There is a colourful, sunny porch with views out to the sea, with sofas perfect for lounging and reading. The fully equipped kitchen and dining room area is on the ground floor and open plan - with dining table for 6 - both looking out onto the front garden and patio. From the kitchen there is a small pantry area which connects to your bathroom and two bedrooms. The large open plan living room space is upstairs with views on three sides - fantastic sea views across Mounts Bay to the front and field views inland. The living space is airy and sunny, with sofas, books, games, a piano and other instruments, TV and DVDs.

Outdoors: There is a patio terrace with sea views at the front of the house which gets the sun right through into the early evening, with large wooden table, chairs and canvas umbrella - great for barbecues, drinks and eating outside. There is a large private country garden at the back of the house with field and countryside views, which gets the sun throughout the day well into the evening.
The path to the beach, coast path and Wheal Prosper tin mine leads directly from the front of the house. The South West Coast path starts a 1 minute walk from the house.

The house is right at the end of the lane so there is no passing traffic apart from an occasional neighbour parking. There is also no street lighting - so great for seeing the stars at night!

There is plenty of free parking - a private driveway space for one large car (or two smalls ones) and additional spaces on the track in front of the house.

Covva has been a much loved family home for many years and I love living here - I want guests to feel truly at home and to feel its special character as if it's their own. Living next to the sea in Rinsey is such a wonderful thing - my hope is that you will find all the relaxation, fun and adventure you desire in this space and that you will love it as much as I do!

Guest access

Guests will have access to the whole house and all outdoor areas throughout their stay, apart from two rooms upstairs where I stay. You can help yourself to tea and coffee anytime, and use the kitchen to cook meals. I will lay out a simple continental breakfast in the mornings.

Interaction with guests

I live at the property - occupying an upstairs bedroom. I will greet guests on arrival, am on hand to give advice about the area or any local events and deal with any questions or problems. I also lay out a light breakfast in the mornings. However, I will not encroach on your privacy. My priority is for you to enjoy the space and have a relaxing holiday.

Other things to note

I have 1 x travel cot suitable for an infant under 2 years old, and 1 x high-chair, plus some children's toys. 1 infant under 2 years old is permitted as part of the booking free of charge, with the travel cot being accommodated in your bedroom. Children's bedding is not currently provided. Please let me know if you are planning on bringing an infant so I can let you know exactly what is available.
I can also provide B&B for 4 guests (this double room plus an adjacent twin room) or can rent out the entire house. Please see my alternative listings here:
B&B for 4 guests:
Entire home:

Free parking on premise
Wireless Internet

House Rules
No smoking
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Check in time is 3PM - 7PM
Check out by 10AM

Please respect my space as you would your own home.
Please do not smoke indoors - although smoking is fine on the terrace at the front of the house.
No pets.
Nothing other than toilet paper to be flushed down the toilet and please use minimal toilet paper (to avoid unwanted blockages!) as we rely on a septic tank.
I try to run an environmentally conscious home, so really encourage my guests to not waste water and use the recycling boxes provided.
All guests must be booked through the reservation request including children. Please contact me with any questions on sleeping arrangements or capacity.


4 Reviews

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Wendy User ProfileWendy is a superhost.
April 2017
We have had a wonderful restful stay with Mel. We were treated to the true Airbnb experience of the sharing community, nothing was too much trouble. The beds were comfortable, the house was spotless with amazing views. The location suited us very well for our trip down memory lane. Highly recommend and will definitely return.

Marcin User Profile
April 2017
Very quiet place with good access to coast and beach and perfect place for rest. Melanie is a great host.
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Glad you enjoyed yourselves Marcin. Hope to see you again.
April 2017

Roger User Profile
March 2016
The place was lovely with great interior design in the minimalist style but with everything you need right there. The conservatory was a nice place to sit and relax in the sun. The sea is close by and also the tin mine on the cliffs where they filmed Poldark is 3 minutes walk. Melanie was a very good host who makes a fine breakfast.
Melanie User Profile
Response from Melanie:
Thanks Roger, Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Thanks for the private feedback too. Good luck with the house hunting.
March 2016

Jodie User Profile
July 2016
Melanie went above and beyond any Airbnb host I have stayed with. My fiancé and I stayed at her house for a week and were truly impressed by the beauty of the area. The house is spacious, very comfortable and clean. We shared more than one dinner together, Melanie is easy to get on with and very attentive to what you need. Despite being in the house at the same time we felt completely at ease and not on top of each other. It's possible to rent out the whole house if desired. It's an easy distance to the beautiful local beach (as long as you are ok with a little rock scramble), or if the tide is in, sit and overlook it on a nearby bench with a glass of wine. Spectacular!

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Melanie User Profile
I love where I live, here in beautiful west Cornwall and would love to share my relaxed lifestyle with fellow Airbnb travellers. I would like to feel that any airbnb traveller would feel at home in my home.
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