About Us

Piskey Cove - anyone for a cream tea?The Avery family moved into Pentewan in 1986 from the west Midlands and have been welcoming bed ad breakfast guests ever since. Now run by Mother and daughter team Gill and Alison ' The Cove' is run from a building with the unusual name of Piskey Cove. No one knows how it came to be called this or for how long it has been known as the Piskey (Cornish word for Pixi). What we do know is that it is a property of two very different times.

The rear of the building was built in the 1600's and originally stood as a row of fishermens cottages, which occupied the banks of a small estuary. This part of the building has walls 3 ft thick, lower ceilings and a real sense of time gone by. Gradually the estuary silted up leaving what is now a stream and by 1744 a small harbour had been built. This was re built in the early 1800's and it was then that the front part was added onto three of the old cottages and turned into one building. The height of the new ceilings and tall windows bring a very different character and historical atmosphere to that of the older part, but by no means do you loose the sense of history from within the walls.

Pentewan B&B - all the fun of the beachOur guests are welcomed by us with an often much needed hot drink and if your lucky you may arrive just as the home baked scones are being taken out of the oven. What better way could there be to start your stay in Cornwall either as a regular visitor or a first time visitor. At this time we will show you to your room and you will be given two keys. One will be to your room door and the other key will be to the main door. From this point on you may come and go as you wish.

We believe that breakfast is a very important meal and one, which should be as healthy or not as you choose. The breakfast bar is laid with fresh fruit salad, prunes, grapefruit, natural yoghurt, pro biotic yoghurt drinks, various cereals and a choice of juice drinks all for you to help yourself to. While you enjoy this part of the breakfast we will cook what you have decided to have as your main breakfast that morning. Continental and Turkish style breakfasts are always available but we do ask to be told if this is your preference the day before. This will ensure that we are prepared and therefore not disrupt the service to our other guests or keeping you waiting and away from the rest of your day in Cornwall.

Guests also have the use of a comfortable lounge area with a wood burner, two settees, coffee tables and a wonderful armchair carved from the root of a pine tree. Games are provided for those who wish to spend an evening or two testing their skills, and knowledge. And there is also an eclectic bookshelf, which should provide reading material for most tastes along with some local information/historical books ensuring there is something for everyone to read should you wish.

How would we describe our bed and breakfast ?? We wouldn't, we think guests who have already stayed with us do it better and they should know - have a look.

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