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Make a holiday cottage or holiday rental home in Sennen, Cornwall your home away from home

Sennen is situated on the southwest tip of Cornwall close to Whitesand Bay. It has its own lifeboat station and lighthouse and is one mile northeast of Lands End. The cliffs at Pedn-men-du headland, a popular climbing location, shelter the cove at Sennen, which is popular with families and surfers in equal measure. At low tide the beach becomes one with Gwynver beach and the coastal path, availiable to walk at both high and low tide, offers some spectacular coastal views.

Places to holiday in Sennen

Places like the Cot Valley, Porthgwarra, Kenidjack are famous for birdwatching. Renting self-catering accommodation or a cottage in Sennen is one of the best ways to watch birds without being restricted to the timescales demanded by guesthouses and hotels. St Just (Lands End) Airfield, which lies between Sennen and St Just, is a birdwatchers delight and is known for the rare waders such as the Buff-breasted Sandpiper and Dotteral which call the area home. It is best to view the field from the road that runs to Nanquido or the track to Brea Vean where there is a small pull in, as access to the airfield in prohibited.

There are many holiday cottages close to Sennen Cove harbour where a small fleet of pleasure and commercial fishing boats operate. The harbour is popular with diving groups especially at times when easterly winds make diving at Mount's Bay difficult. There are several stories (myths) about the cove, such as reports of mermaid, the Sennen Whooper and the Irish Lady. Penrose in the Penberth Valley was home of the seventeenth century smuggler and the farmhouse at Brea is mentioned in the Doomsday Book. The present church dates back to the thirteenth century but there has been a religious building on the land since the sixth century.

Many of the names of cottages in Sennen relate to the nature of the area with names like Mariners and Wayfarers, Longships Watch, Captains View and even the gallery housing sculpture, photography, pottery and paintings is called the Round House and Capstan Gallery.

Things to do in Sennen

If you want to sample the local cuisine then the Beach Restaurant is the perfect place to go from self catering Sennen accommodation. The restaurant has its own licensed fishing boat to catch seasonal Pollack, Mackerel and Lobster and it is taken straight from the boat, cooked and served at the table. This restaurant has the Gold Chef's award for supporting safer, healthier food in Cornwall. The restaurant is part of a beach complex that also includes a surf hire facility, the Chapel Idne Surf Shop, beach café and a terrace where you can relax and enjoy the panoramic views of Cape Cornwall.

If you want a day off from the beach, fishing, birdwatching or exploring Sennen for your self catering Cornish cottage then you can fly by helicopter (Sky Bus) to the Isles of Scilly from Penzance (St Just) airport. The flight takes you over the scenic route towards the stunning archipelagos of the Isles of Scilly.

The Land's End riding centre at Trevescan offers a trekking experience along the coastline, farm rides and even a trip to one of Sennen's hospitable pubs for a delicious meal. Other attractions in the area include the Minack Theatre, Drift Reservoir, St Michael's Mount and Geevor Tin Mine. There are also several lovely Cornish gardens to visit.

Weather in Sennen

The climate in Sennen is mild, as the sea is warmed by the Gulf Stream. Even when the national forecast predicts cloud over the area, the prevailing wind will often move warm moist air to the high ground and leave the coast clear and sunny.

Travel to Sennen

Several budge airlines fly to Newquay Airport (NQY) from Glasgow (GLA), Birmingham (BHX), Gatwick (LGW) and Stanstead (STN) and the main line railway route from London Paddington ends at Penzance, only eight miles from Sennen cottages, as do National Express coaches. First buses operate in the area.

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                                                                                                    wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage

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                                                                                                    We had 2 wonderful weeks in this wonderful cottage in this wonderful part of the world. Kelvin did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage has everything you need and even more. We especially enjoyed the wok cooker and the collection of Kelvin´s CDs. He had a few great tips where to go, so we enjoyed some nice coastal walks, beaches and coves at Cape Cornwall, Nanjizal and more. And of course we saw the Geevor mine, the Minack Theatre, St.Just, St.Ives, Penzance, Mousehole and Land´s End. His tips regarding shops and dining were also very helpful. We also enjoyed the Apple Tree Cafe in Trevescan and Heather´s Cafe in Pendeen. Best of all : Sunny days at Gwynwer beach, which is only a 10 minutes walk from New Forge. We will come back !
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Cornwall in style.

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                                                                                                    5 perfect nights. Cottage is stunning, great location and friendly, helpful owner. Property is well presented, clean, bright and a little haven after a busy day. Sennen is beautiful, certainly somewhere to return to. I'd have no hesitation returning to this cottage and no hesitation recommending to anyone planning on staying in Sennen. Thank you Samantha.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    Magnificent views. Memories are made of this!

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    This apartment and its location is stunning. Easy to find, parking for both cars and easily accessible steps down to the property. The first thing we all did after entering was to admire the beautiful Sennen Cove from the lounge and dining room windows, whilst at the same time trying to take in how nicely presented the apartment is. Too much all at once but in a good way! We found everything exactly as the apartment description and contact with the owners Guy and Meg throughout the booking phase to arrival day was perfect. We only had a week here, but so wish we had more. It's never easy to get your grown up family together in one place at one time, but efforts were well worth it and the memories cherished. Hope we will get the chance to come back. We all enjoyed ourselves so much. Highly recommended and thank you!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 29-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016