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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 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
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 April, 2017

Why Michelle ELLIS chose South West Cornwall

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.


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
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Bath (no shower)
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Courtyard
  • Garden Table & Chairs
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)

At the very end of Cornwall , charming fisherman's cottage
average rating of 4.9130435 based on 23 reviews

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: Aug 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 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: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 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: Jul 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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: Oct 24, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 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: Jun 26, 2012
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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"This holiday cottage is ...

  • 5 of 5

"This holiday cottage is deceptively spacious, and extremely comfortable and well equipped.My wife and I plus two big teenage children stayed. Although a short distance from the main road to the Lands End visitor centre we never heard a thing whether inside or sat in the lovely garden. You can walk to the visitor centre in about 10 mins - saving about £5 in parking costs! Sennen Cove is walkable and is one of the best beaches I have visited with amazing waves for surfing and body-boarding. The parking here is tight but this seems to be the case in all parts of West Cornwall. The First & Last Inn is very close by ( not close enough to hear any noise from it! ) and is an excellent and very popular venue for food. The menu is not extensive and concentrates on simple local meat and fish dishes. These are served in proper man-size portions and are very good value. The only slight downside is that if you have a large car turning into the parking area to the side of the cottage is tight. But everything else knocks this slight issue out of the reckoning. Definately coming back."

  • Review Submitted: Jul 3, 2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • 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

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
20 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Long days
17 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early summer
1 Jul 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High Season
15 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Indian Summer
16 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
early Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
30 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Half term
14 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Low season
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Festive season
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £250

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Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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