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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.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (5 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 6
    Cottage #1819849
    5
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      Exceptional! 5/5
      (50 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 5
      Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
      50
      Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (10 reviews)
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        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 6
        Multiple rentals Cottage #872459
        10
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          Exceptional! 5/5
          (21 reviews)
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 6
          Multiple rentals Barn #872464
          21
          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Multiple rentals Barn #872464
            54
            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.4/5
              (21 reviews)
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Cottage #8140635
              21
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (6 reviews)
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                Apartment #8132098
                6
                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                  (8 reviews)
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  Bungalow #8152675
                  8
                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (25 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 5
                    House #6338234
                    25
                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (37 reviews)
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                      • 3 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      Farmhouse #413733
                      37
                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                        Very Good! 4/5
                        (7 reviews)
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Cottage #8161764
                        7
                        Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          House #6919530
                            Good! 3.9/5
                            (7 reviews)
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Mobile Home #8169316
                            7
                            Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 2
                              Apartment #8145013
                              2
                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 8
                                House #1870242
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                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 5
                                  Bungalow #8132145
                                  4
                                  Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 2
                                    Cottage #8115239
                                    1
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #6723045
                                      3
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Cottage #8115238
                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 9
                                          Bungalow #8123817
                                          Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Cottage #8164261
                                            3
                                            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (3 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Cottage #8069245
                                              3
                                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #8015574
                                                3
                                                Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #8127341
                                                  1
                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #8131912
                                                    Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Cottage #8131906
                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Cottage #8131811
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • Separate Toilets
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #1864440
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 2 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6506077
                                                            2
                                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 4 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Cottage #6878705
                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 7 BR
                                                                • 5 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 14
                                                                Cottage #6915266
                                                                Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Apartment #6947691
                                                                  Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                    Cottage #1895763
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Cottage #8131920
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Bungalow #6881698
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                                          Cottage #8131916
                                                                          1
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Cottage #8131904
                                                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                              Bungalow #8165657
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Cottage #8131908
                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  Cottage #8241895
                                                                                    • Studio
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                                                    Cottage #8131924
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Cottage #6741350
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                                        House #6783959
                                                                                        Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Barn #8155781
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Cottage #8115213
                                                                                            Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 2
                                                                                              Cottage #8131919
                                                                                              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                House #8286506
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                                                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                                                  • 4 BA
                                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                  House #8028779
                                                                                                  Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Cottage #8115237
                                                                                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 4 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Cottage #1867034

                                                                                                      Sennen Cove Cottages - Self Catering (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Small but adequate for 2 and a dog

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      This cottage is perfectly positioned for Lands End and Minack Theatre plus numerous other places of interest. In a small quiet village it provided a great place for our stay. Small welcome tray on arrival plus fuel for the fire which was needed that first night when arriving in the pouring rain after a 4.5 hour drive. Lovely pub just up the road with a beer garden which we ate in a couple of times called Logans Rock. Would stay again if we were visiting this part of Cornwall.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Overwhelming!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This beautiful house is just stunning. It is a jewel and we were overwhelmed. The view is fantastic.The ideal place for a relaxing holiday in this beautiful part of the world. It was very clean and we've had everything we needed. Thank you Kelvin for making our stay so pleasant. We'll return for sure!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017