Warmest Cove in the United Kingdom

St. Loy is reputed to be the warmest cove in the United Kingdom and the vegetation reflects this. The woods of the valley stretch down to the boulder-strewn cove. Towering echiums reach high above glossy acanthus alongside the stream bordering the garden, with tree fern and gunnera providing a sub-tropical backdrop for the more tender plants within.

St Loy Woods

Warmest Cove in the United Kingdom

Spring arrives early here and from early February the valley is filled with daffodil and narcissi in abundance, followed by a carpet of bluebells in May. Birdlife is varied and fascinating, ranging from the sight of diving gannets and circling buzzards, to the tapping of woodpeckers alongside tame chaffinch and the occasional shy hoopoe or egret. We often see the huge basking sharks cruising around the cove in warm weather as well as the thrilling sight of leaping dolphins. Our resident seal makes a regular appearance and usually spots us first!


The area offers excellent restaurants in St. Ives, Mousehole, Sennen and Penzance and the local pubs also provide great atmosphere and bar food.

On the night of your arrival only, we offer light room suppers. These can be ordered in advance from a small but special menu.

We grow organic vegetables and also keep free range hens and bees.

Freshly baked baguettes can be ordered for your picnic.

Champagne and flowers can be arranged for that special occasion