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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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                                                                  Cottage #1764287
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Stunning Cottage with Amazing Views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We fell in love with the property the moment we arrived. The stunning views out to sea from the upstairs open planned lounge were incredible! Our first night was spent sitting on the balcony drinking a glass of wine courtesy of Kelvin, the very helpful and thoughtful owner, and watching the magnificent sunset. The house felt like home with lots of lovely personal touches and great attention to detail. The bed was so comfortable and all the rooms are beautiful with very artistic touches. The situation of this cottage is perfect for leaving the car behind with stunning coastal walks straight from the door and equally good for surfing at Sennen. The whole cottage and gardens are beautifully designed, we genuinely did not want to leave . We highly recommend this cottage , no-one would be disappointed! Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. We will be back for sure.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful studio, comfortable and well equipped.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We enjoyed a lovely stay in the boutique studio apartment over New Years Eve. The studio itself is beautifully decorated, thoughtfully furnished and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. It's also surprisingly spacious and the bed was incredibly comfortable. Kelvin was a great host and kindly accommodated our request to arrive very late in the middle of the night. (After a long drive, it was especially nice to find fresh milk in the fridge and a pack of posh biscuits to make a much needed cup of tea!) St Just is a charming village and makes a great base for exploring the Cornish coast.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Look no further than Gwennel Barn !

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This cottage is fantastic, quiet, clean and well-equipped. We found everything we needed and sometimes even more. Landscapes are wonderful. Moreover, we went in there twice. We would definitely recommend this cottage most highly.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 14-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016