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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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        Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
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              Barn #8126279
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                Mobile Home #8169316
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                  Bungalow #8152675
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                    Exceptional! 5.0/5
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                    Farmhouse #413733
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                        Apartment #6723045
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                          Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                            Cottage #6878705
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                                Multiple rentals Barn #872464
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                                  House #6783959
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                                    • 3 BR
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                                    Cottage #6741350
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                                                  Apartment #6739922
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                                                    Bungalow #8123817
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                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                      Cottage #1994183
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                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                        Cottage #1988846
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                                                                  Apartment #1995266
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                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                    Apartment #8062135
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      Cottage #1981815
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                                                                        Cottage #8034431
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                                                                          Cottage #8140635
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                                                                              Bungalow #8132145
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                                                                                Cottage #1861520
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                                                                                  Cottage #8131811
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                                                                                      Cottage #1864440
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                                                                                          House #6903178
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                                                                                            Cottage #8115213
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                                                                                              Cottage #8131924
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                                                                                                Cottage #8015574
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                                                                                                  Cottage #8131906
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                                                                                                    Barn #1689893
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8115237
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great stay in a lovely cottage

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We never thought it could be THAT nice at the Cornish coast during this time of the year, but it turned out to be very recovering. This was due to the fact that Myn Tea cottage is so warm and friendly and offers these stunning views on the Sennen bay - you enter the door and feel like coming home. The owner has done everything to make his guests feel comfortable, his individual taste and style makes Myn Tea extraordinary. The surroundings are both wild and beautiful, you can walk in each direction and always find footpaths with great views, especially those at the Coastal Path. It was not the first time and won´t be the last time that we will stay in this cottage !
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      superb location, stunning property

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The Barn is a stunning property - great views, lovely open plan great to sit with friends and relax. Log burner makes lovely and cosy in the winter. Stunning location with great walks - no need to drive if you don't want to and great for dogs.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Christmas in the Wild West...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A perfect combination of all mod cons with lovely old furniture and rugs and stunning art. Walks on moor and coast from the door - including the lovely Gurnards Head pub. Sea views from the bedroom window seat. Warm and comfortable for our Christmas break - with friendly and helpful owners on site.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016