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At the very end of Cornwall , charming fisherman's cottage

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Ivy Cottage is cosy, calm , in easy walking distance to beach, harbour,, shops and cliff paths.

It combines the charm of an old cottage with the convenience of modern amenities.

After long hours swimming, surfing or trecking along cliff walks, light a barbecue outside or inside a fire in the wood-burning stove in the big granite fireplace

From the windows of the bedroooms, watch the ships sailing to Ireland or , at night , enjoy the flashing of the Wolf Rock lighthouse or the moon reflecting on the sea.

You can sleep well in the main bedroom, equipped with a wardrobe and a chest of drawers ,and also in the second bedroom equipped with 2 adult-size comfortable bunk beds ,wardrobe and cupboard.The bathroom offers you the choice of a shower or a nice hot bath

Downstairs , in the bright and well equippped kitchen , you can cook traditionally with the Rayburn cooker or use the electric appliances ( for your shopping ,walk to the Farmers' market or to the local shops nearby , but if you are tired of cooking , there is the famous First and Last pub , a few paces from the cottage!)

Six of you can sit round the kitchen table beside the window looking into the garden.

Nestling in the sofa, you can relax and watch TV or a DVD or stare at the flames if you have lit a fire.

Outside in the south facing flower garden, soak up the sun or enjoy the nice sea air.

Beyond the low wall and the small trees , are the moors , Lands End and the vast ocean.

Buses stop a few yards from the cottage and can take you to Penzance , St Ives, well loved by artists and the magic Minack theatre.

More Details

Michelle ELLIS
Member since: 2010
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2018

About Michelle ELLIS

We are the parents ( now retired ) of Senan, the fisherman, who welcomes our visitors to Ivy cottage. Ivy cottage is situated in the village of Sennen, a fishing harbour situated at the most westernly end of Cornwall.

Michelle ELLIS purchased this house in 1967

Why Michelle ELLIS chose Sennen

My husband was born in Sennen Cove and he bought Ivy Cottage a few months before we got married.

We lived there for two years before moving to France . Our son was born in the cottage. We used to return to the cottage every year during the holidays to see the family , our friends and to go fighing , swimming , surfing etc.. Our son has always longed to go back and live there , and he does now.

What makes this house unique

Ivy Cottage is a typical granite cottage of the region, it is very old and has been renovated. It is cosy, people say they sleep well in Ivy cottage. There is room to cook and eat nice meals, relax in front of a long fire. Outside, a small lawn, flowers and beyond the moor, ships sail by. You can walk down to the harbour , the beautiful beaches( Whitesand and Gwenver) to the lovely secluded beach of Nanjizel and along the spectacular coastal paths. A few paces from the cottage, the famous old First and last inn, a few paces further, a little supermarket/post office, a farmers' market on Tuesday mornings.In fact, once there , no need to budge!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • house
  • floor 1
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Vacuum Cleaner
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath with Shower
  • The water for the bath is heated by the Rayburn cooker ( in the kitchen ) but we can also switch over to electricity. The water for the shower is heated with a separate system.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • There is a Chair-bed in the living room or a spare mattress for a 5th person.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • Veranda
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • Disco club
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Water sports
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
Ivy Cottage is a good starting point for sea side activities, wonderful walks along the cliff paths, visits to pre-historic sites on the moors. It is a cottage where you feel at home, comfortable and relaxed.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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At the very end of Cornwall , charming fisherman's cottage
average rating of 4.8846154 based on 26 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Hi Michelle,

Our stay was most enjoyable and we had a wonderful weeks holiday – the cottage was very cosy and well appointed, and Senan was very helpful & made us feel at home immediately upon our arrival. We will definitely recommend to other people.

On another note, you should update your bathroom description in the online Facilities section as it states bath (no shower) – a shower is a must for most people in this day & age so you shouldn’t undersell your property on this particular point!

Best Regards,

Duncan Miller

PS could you please advise when the £250 refundable breakages deposit will be remitted to my account please? Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sir Thank you for your nice comment and useful piece of advice. I will see to it right now. The system refunds your deposit 3 days after your departure, normally. We would be delighted to welcome you or your friends in our cottage some time ! Kind regards Michelle Ellis
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Great cottage in a super situation for walks along cost and access to local beaches, etc.

  • 5 of 5

Really cosy and characterful cottage. Feels like a home. Well equipped and practical. Lovely small sunny garden to sit and enjoy refreshments. Friendly neighbour.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to have such nice guests in our cottage. We would be pleased to welcome them again in the future.
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Cosy little cottage

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed in this cottage for a week and we found it very comfortable. It has anything you could possibly need for staying in and cooking your own meals, which we loved! I also have to mention great wifi, which was a saviour on rainy days.

The owner was communicative and helpful. Their son lives in the property next door and that also was very convenient when we had some questions.

The best thing about the cottage is the location - a nice family pub is just across the road, there's a lovely cafe just 8 mins walk from the cottage, Fish and Chips place and a small shop for essentials is also down the road. Lands End Visitor Centre is just 15 mins walk (or 3 mins drive) and the beach at Sennen Cove is also about 5 mins drive. The cottage feels like you are in a quiet and isolated spot but you are still not far from civilisation. Great stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: July 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: It has been a pleasure to meet such pleasant guests and we would be delighted to welcome them again in the future in our cottage.
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An unforgattable

  • 5 of 5

Cornwall, an area of ​​extreme beauty : we were fortunate to have a splendid weather: the sun each day; Ivy Cottage, which we marvel when we arrived so it is nice to live there - very comfortable and cozy; we enjoyed the warmth that gave the RAYBURN.

Tom's cousin Senan - absent due to strike of French railways - is super nice. Carol, a neighbor is dedicated and good advice. What about 'Charlie' otherwise it is an adorable dog with which we have done many walks along the cliffs. Hello Charlie, you are a good boy!

We returned home with wonderful memories and already have an idea back in the England which did not fail to surprise us.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2014
  • Date of Stay: June 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are equally delighted to welcome such nice visitors that appreciate the beauty of Cornwall and enjoy the quaint charm of old Cornish cottages.
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Mixed feelings

  • 4 of 5

"We have some mixed feelings about our stay. It is absolutely a lovely cosy place and we have had a very pleasant stay.

However, from the description, pictures and comments we did expect it to be more freely in the landscape with better views. The views are constraint to upstairs if it is not misty. And it is misty a lot of the time in this area, as we have experienced and have been told.

The heating was with a kerosine-heater/oven. But this caused a smell. We found this not suitable for our baby. Luckily the electrical heaters worked good as well so this was not really a problem.

For this review I have read the description once more. I see cleaning is not included whereas we assumed it was. Our apologies for that."

  • Review Submitted: 24-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: September 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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"Delightful traditional-s...

  • 5 of 5

"Delightful traditional-style Cornish cottage. Excellent modernised home amenities and a brilliant location for practical (shops, pub/restaurant, food, bus, etc)and tourist activities. Very convenient to main road but completely peaceful. Owner''s very helpful and charming family representative next door - with his delightful dog!"

  • Review Submitted: 26-Jun-2012
  • Date of Stay: June 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
80 Kilometres
Newquay airport,
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
First & Last
Nearest Ferry
139 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
9 Kilometres
St. Just
Nearest Train
8 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
185 Kilometres
Nearest Restaurant
1.6 Kilometres
Lands End
Nearest Beach
800 Metres
Sennen beach

On the A 30 Follow directions for the Southwest, Penzance, Land's End.

The village of Sennen is the last one on the A30.

When in Sennen, coming from Penzance, pass the church and go twenty yards after the "First and Last" inn, turn right into a narrow lane, Ivy cottage is the first house on the left of this lane ( do not turn into Tower close lane just before)

Restaurant : "The beach", on Sennen beach

The First and Last inn, cafés ans Fish and Chips.

Surfing lessons on Sennen beach

Theatre: breathtaking open air cliff theatre at the Minack

Public footpaths: follow the cliffs for miles, walk into the country to discover prehistoric sites etc etc

Art galleries galore and excellent local craft

Varied family theme parks very useful when the weather is bad.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Sennen, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season
6 Jan 2018 - 9 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
10 Feb 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
24 Feb 2018 - 23 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
24 Mar 2018 - 6 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
7 Apr 2018 - 25 May 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
26 May 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early summer
9 Jun 2018 - 15 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Longest days
16 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Summer still
7 Jul 2018 - 20 Jul 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High season
21 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Still Summer
1 Sep 2018 - 7 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian summer
8 Sep 2018 - 14 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Autumn
22 Sep 2018 - 19 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
20 Oct 2018 - 2 Nov 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
3 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive season
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

caution demandée, acompte/arrhes à la réservation, remise des clés par le propriétaire non présent sur placeriétaire

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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