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Thatched house with large garden by a Cornish beach

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

A self-catering rental with four ensuite bedrooms minutes' walk from the sands

Esther's Field is a stunning 17th-century granite house with thatched roof set into the hillside above the beautiful white sands of Sennen Cove with fantastic views of the beach and sea from almost every window.

Recently completely refurbished, it has 4 bedrooms (all with large beds and Egyptian cotton bedlinen : one emperor size bed, one superking size, two singles and one bunk comprising two singles), 4 bathrooms (3 shower rooms and one with both bath and shower), two sitting rooms (both with wood-burning stoves and TV and DVD) and spacious farmhouse kitchen with Rayburn as well as an induction hob and electric oven.

The house sits in an acre of private garden with a large central lawn, an upper garden, a hidden garden and many little paths and areas to explore. You will find many exotic plants and a summer house full of garden furniture: tables, chairs, benches and steamer chairs so you can relax in every part of the garden. You can walk down to the beautiful white sands of the cove (lovely little shops and restaurants) in a few minutes: fabulous for swimmers and surfers too. The house also sits a minute from the coastal path so you can enjoy the wonderful coastal walks around Land's End and its many coves and beaches and spot some amazing birds, plants and animals. Esther's Field is beautiful in the spring and summer, and a cosy getaway in the winter months too with wood-fires and books to enjoy.

Land's End: The famous Land's End, the most westerly point of Great Britain, is under a mile away. You can see the well-known Longships Lighthouse and the last few outcrops of rock that stretch out in the sea towards the Scilly Isles from the beach in Sennen Cove. A walk along the coastal path from Sennen takes you to Land's End, and to many other beautiful little beaches around this headland.

Nearby towns: St Just, a charming little town with several pubs and shops, is a few miles away. The larger town of Penzance, with its rail link to London, is 8 miles away. Penzance has many fine old buildings, lots of antique shops and art galleries and a whole host of shops. From here you can also take the boat or helicopter to the Scilly Isles. About 40 minutes away by car is St Ives with its famous Tate Art Gallery.

More Details

Owner
Jules Glasspool
Member since: 2009
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English, French, German, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 May, 2018

About Jules Glasspool

I grew up in the West Indies, went to university to study Modern Languages in St Andrews, Scotland, and trained as a journalist, working as Features Editor for Country Living Magazine in London. I'm married to David and have 3 children. I love travelling, and think the best beaches in the world are in the Far West of Cornwall!

Jules Glasspool purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Jules Glasspool chose Sennen Cove

Esther's Field has a special atmosphere. I think this is partly due to its great age and significance (it is Grade II Listed as a historical building of interest) and its architectural charm. It is also because of its amazing position tucked into the hillside above Sennen Cove, affording vast, all-round views of sea, sky and coastline: truly breathtaking.

What makes this farmhouse unique

At Esther's Field, you will find peace and seclusion, but the glorious Cornish countryside, the beach, the sea and the amenities of Sennen itself are all just a few minutes from the house on foot. You will have the best of both worlds!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Sennen Cove in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • farmhouse (detached)
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Outdoor Shower
    Bathroom 5 - Shower Enclosure
  • The main upstairs bathroom is a large and sunny room with plenty of space. It has a toilet, bath with shower over and basin. The other three are shower rooms with their own toilet, basin and shower. In the garden there is a hot outdoor shower for de-sanding after a day on the beach.
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Super kingsize bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , Arranged as a bunk with comfortable metre-wide beds
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot available to use in any bedroom
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Emperor size bed and seating area
  • The two large beds are Vi-Spring, and the singles are all excellent quality mattresses. All the bedrooms are en-suite: the very spacious super kingsize bedroom has a large and airy bathroom, and the three other bedrooms each have their own shower rooms. Bedroom 4 is a large bedroom downstairs and has its own sofa and table area, plus a table and two chairs by the French windows that gives on to the garden and looks directly down at the beach in Sennen Cove. In fact, three of the bedrooms look straight down onto the beach, while bedroom 3 looks towards the sea at Land's End.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • 14 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

Reviews

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Thatched house with large garden by a Cornish beach
average rating of 4.978261 based on 46 reviews
5

A wonderful Christmas in a wonderful cottage!

  • 5 of 5

We had force 9 gales outside but all was warm and cosy in this beautiful thatched cottage which is so full of character. Granite fireplaces with roaring wood burners, low beamed rooms and comfy sofas, Rayburn stove and creaking floor boards with rugs all made for a wonderful holiday. The 2 living rooms worked well with children - the main one having the dining table in too which made meal times even more special. The location is equally special with wonderful views and easy access to both the beach/harbour/pub and the local shop. On a practical note, the cottage is very well equipped and everything worked, was clean and well presented. We'd love to come back sometime soon.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your wonderful review: I'm so glad you had a great Christmas at Esther's Field, Chris! It really is a cosy bolthole in the winter months, and a lovely place to return to after blustery beach walks. Do hope you can come back and see Esther's in all her summer glory too!
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5

Never tire of Sennen

  • 5 of 5

Great views over Whitesands and Gwenver. Easy walk down to the cove. Characterful house with a lovely log burner and well equipped. Everything you need for a comfortable holiday. Nice Sunday lunch at The Old Success.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a great break Mark - many thanks for your review. Do hope we can welcome you again.
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5

The ideal rental for a Cornwall vacation.

  • 5 of 5

Charming home with everything you need in a stunning location. I would recommend this rental to anyone.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sandy - so glad you had a good time at Esther's Field. Come back to the Far West soon!
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5

The perfect cottage for our weekend away.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is beautifully situated above Sennen Cove with great views of the beach and sea. It is comfortable, quiet, very well appointed and altogether a pleasure to stay in. Given the atrocious weather, the large wood-burning stove was much appreciated, enabling us to dry-out and warm-up after our return from a walk to Land's End. At the end of the weekend we went home congratulating ourselves on having found such a great place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Howard for your lovely review. I'm so pleased your weekend was a success, despite the wild autumn weather! Hope to welcome you back again in the summer months too.
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5

Stunning and secluded

  • 5 of 5

A fantastic place to get away from the rat race. Peace and quiet in a wonderful setting with superb views across Sennen Cove and beyond to Cape Cornwall. Local amenities close at hand, and the house itself is simply superb. We hope to be back in the future - thank you :-)

  • Review Submitted: 26-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you had a good time at Esther's Field, Andy, and many thanks for your review. We look forward to welcoming you back again to the Far West.
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5

A perfect 'home from home'. Beautifully decorated, well equipped, spacious, fantastic views.

  • 5 of 5

The most beautiful property in Sennen Cove.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Fiona - I'm really delighted you had such a great week and felt truly "at home". Come back soon!
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Location

Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
0.5 Kilometres
The Old Success pub
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Cape Cornwall Golf Club
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Penzance
Nearest Motorway
2 Kilometres
A30
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Kilometres
Little Bo Cafe, Ben Tunnicliffe at Sennen
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Sennen Cove
Car: not necessary

Esther's Field sits peacefully in its own garden, but is just a few minutes walk from the village shops and restaurants of Sennen Cove. The Beach, right on the sands, was voted The Guardian Newspaper's 'Best Beach Restaurant in Europe'. Sennen is famous for its mile-long stretch of golden sands, safe swimming and clear Atlantic rollers. There's an excellent Surf School here too - they provide wetsuits, boards etc. The house is on the Coastal Path, so walks around this spectacular coastline are on your doorstep. Great opportunities for spotting native bird and plantlife. Or go on horseback - the Land's End Stables are just down the road. Visit the amazing Minack Theatre cut out of the cliffs or the rocky outcrops of Land's End, the many nearby coves and beaches and the numerous mystical prehistoric sites. Enjoy the Tate Gallery in St Ives, and the well-known towns and villages of the Far West like Mousehole, St Just and Pezance with excellent small art galleries, cafes and antique shops

Other Activities: birdwatching, kite-boarding.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Sennen Cove, West Country

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer
3 Jun 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
High Summer
8 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,850
for 7 nights
£1,850
 
 
Early Autumn
16 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
30 Sep 2018 - 20 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
£1,100
 
 
Half term
21 Oct 2018 - 3 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,650
for 7 nights
£1,650
 
 
Early Winter
4 Nov 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
£450
for 3 nights
From
£150
£800
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£2,250
for 7 nights
£2,250
 
 
New Year
31 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
£1,886
for 6 nights
£2,200
 
 
Winter
6 Jan 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
£700
 
 
Early spring
10 Mar 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
£557
for 3 nights
£1,300
 
 
Easter
7 Apr 2019 - 25 May 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,800
for 7 nights
£1,800
 
 
Half term
26 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2019 - 6 Jul 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,990
for 7 nights
£1,990
 
 
High Summer
7 Jul 2019 - 1 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,800
for 7 nights
£2,800
 
 
Late summer
2 Sep 2019 - 14 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,100
for 7 nights
£2,100
 
 
Early autumn
15 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,500
for 7 nights
£1,500
 
 
Autumn
29 Sep 2019 - 19 Oct 2019
3 night minimum stay
£621
for 3 nights
£1,450
 
 
Half term
20 Oct 2019 - 1 Nov 2019
7 night minimum stay
£1,600
for 7 nights
£1,600
 
 
Early winter
2 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
3 night minimum stay
£386
for 3 nights
£900
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2019 - 28 Dec 2019
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2019 - 4 Jan 2020
7 night minimum stay
£2,400
for 7 nights
£2,400
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30

The weekly rate given includes all your central heating, electricity, bedlinen and towels, final clean on departure, as well as wood for the fire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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