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Beautiful luxury cottage short walk to beautiful Gwenver beach and cliffs - New Forge

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,237 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Above Gwenver Beach, Sennen,

The space is most generous with a 35 foot long living space and big bedrooms, even a studio in the garden if anyone needs to work (ask me about it).

We completed the cottage in 2011 to a very high standard and with good appliances - many guests who keep coming back like to consider it their luxury holiday home.

But if you fancy something more adventurous there is a good surf school down the road, sea fishing trips or diving, or bring your bike and tackle some of the hills that make West Cornwall such a beautiful place.

The cottage has everything you're likely to need, whether you want to cook at home, barbecue, or maybe sample some of the great restaurants of St Ives, Penzance or The Beach in Sennen Cove.

If you're looking for a quiet break, or you want to try cycling in Cornwall, surfing, twitchers, or just lovers of the wonderful scenery.

We have some of Britain's best beaches within a short drive - some just a walk away. You can swim, surf or fish off Gwenver (Gwynver), and that's just down the lane. My favourite is Porthcurno and its neighbour Penvounder, probably 5 miles from here.

We're a long way from London, but our culture is alive and thriving. The Minack Theatre is a few miles away. The modern gardens of Tremenheere are attracting more and more people wanting to experience the James Turrell spaces there, even though it's not officially open yet. The Kneehigh, Miracle and other theatre companies put on stunning out door events,and our festivals including Golowan, Lafroda and Montol demonstrate that life on the edge is a fun experience.

West Cornwall is a magical place, steeped in mystery from its ancient past, evidence of which is seen in the fogous, burial tombs and remains of villages such as Chysauster and Carn Euny.

Our many tin and copper mines, ancient and modern helped us gain UNESCO World Heritage status, and you can go underground at nearby Geevor, or see the oldest working Cornish Beam Engine at Levant.

The Cape Cornwall Golf Club is a short drive and is a wild cliff top course.

More Details

About Us

Seb Blakemore
the cornish way
39 fore street
TR19 7LJ st just
VAT Reg No

Seb Blakemore
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 2018

About Seb Blakemore

Seb has been lucky enough to have lived in West Cornwall for the past 7 years. After coming down for an extended break he fell in love with this beautiful area and never left!

Based in St Just, Seb took on an old wreck and worked to create a comfortable home. This is now also the headquarters for The Cornish Way who look after luxury cottages for a select group of owners and their lucky guests.

The aim of The Cornish Way is to provide holidays that fill you with joy - and the bespoke selection of cottages Seb offers are sure to deliver.

Why Seb Blakemore chose Sennen

We are right at the edge of Britain and it can be utterly calm, yet at other times wild in the extreme. The very contrasts in the weather, no matter what it throws at you, are truly good for the soul and leave you feeling more alive.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you stay at The Old Dairy, New Forge or Myn Tea, you'll have wonderfully comfortable accommodation, far reaching views, good gardens and you could spend a relaxing holiday here without ever leaving the property. But when you venture out you have the best of Cornwall with its cliffs and beaches right on your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to say how perfect this break has been!

Exactly what we wished for.

Definitely an experience which we will want to repeat.
Aug 2011
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Available Rentals

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You can pay by Paypal (from our website) or direct bank transfer, get in touch and let me know what suits you best.

If you'd like to take two weeks I can arrange for the cleaner to refresh the cottage during your stay - let me know.

If you're after something that doesn't quite fit with the table give me a call, I can be flexible outside of the holiday season, and may be able to work something out on other dates.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1237 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel 6 weeks before your stay and we can rebook your dates, we will refund your deposit less an admin fee of £50. See our T's and C's.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Thermos Flask
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Great double ended bath!
  • Simple and comfortable with a walk in shower and a fab double ended bath - no one needs to have the taps in their back!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Light and space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , Views and generous space from your super king bed.
  • Both bedrooms are big and offer hanging and shelf space. Both double as quiet reading space away from the group when you need room to dream, plan, or just be alone. Let us know if you'd like to sleep 5, my office space is cabin-like and has become popular with children, it's off the master bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Let us know if you need something that's not listed, we'll consider ideas.


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New Forge
average rating of 5.0 based on 57 reviews

Fabulous house

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time back to the New Forge and our fourth time to a Cornish Way property which says it all. There is incredible detail in the design and comfort of this place and it means that our family of four have a brilliantly holiday whatever the weather. I'm already looking forward to when we can return.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola Thank you for your kind words. We love having you to the cottages and meeting you for a catch up too. Let's all look forward to the next visit! Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Fantastic property for a very relaxing break near beautiful coastline and exhilarating walks

  • 5 of 5

Exceptionally well appointed holiday cottage. Everything thought of and provided. The bottle of wine that was left for us made us very welcome. A fantastic array of books were wonderful to peruse. This is a cottage that is clearly loved by its owners, it is modern in its facilities but homely and personal in its feel and design. It's position above the nearby beach at Gwynver is perfect to start your coastal walks to the north towards Cape Cornwall or south to Lands End via Sennan cove. Even though we had the challenging February weather the walks along the coastline were breathtaking. This is the perfect base for exploring the magical and historical coastline and sites in this part of Cornwall. I would highly recommend a stay at this cottage and will return ourselves in the future.

  • Review Submitted: 11-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great property and location

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely time at this fantastic cottage which has everything you might need for a relaxing break in Cornwall. The property is modern and well maintained. We really felt at home while on holiday. Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the lovely review and really hope you can come back and visit us soon. All the best Seb
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New Forge - perfect in every way

  • 5 of 5

Our 5th stay in New Forge and it never ceases to impress. Super Comfortable, clean, light, modern, lovely open plan living space, well equipt - perfect for a fantastic stay in beautiful Cornwall.

Be prepared to drive or walk everywhere when exploring Cornwall as the position of New Forge is fairly remote. However to be able to walk to stunning Gwenver and Sennen is an absolute bonus. Access to Gwenver beach (which is dog friendly in the summer) Calls for a level of fitness, but it's a jewel of a beach. Excellent surf and spectacular views, It is also a life guarded beach which is a bonus and reassuring but remember they are not there to babysit your children. If you are taking children teach them the rules of the flags.

Sainsbury's will deliver a food shop to New Forge and we tended to eat in as cooking facilities (and BBQ) a joy! Although amazing fish and chips from Sennen - does get busy height if season.

Highly recommend Kernow Coasteering and a must is a surfing lessons with Sennen Surfing Centre (Book early to avoid disappointment).

I would definitely recommend New Forge to family and friends, it is a super special place.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Thanks Holly. I love having you all to stay. Your enthusiasm for West Cornwall matches mine, and the way the boys love everything they do is infectious. Thank you for staying with us and for booking for the next two years! I'll send a link to the van blog once its live. There won't be anything on it for a while - but once I hit the road.... Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Fantastic Service

  • 5 of 5

Kelvin really cares about your experience is always on hand and quit to respond with great suggestions. The location is beautiful, peaceful and the house has all you may need.

  • Review Submitted: 23-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's much appreciated. Thank you. I hope we get the chance to welcome you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Fabulous holiday Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really wonderful, homely, stylish holiday home. Clean and comfortable with all mod cons and a special relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. I rarely find a place I would return to but this is one of them. Excellent friendly host who gave us some good tips and information about local places to visit and eat. Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments. It was great meeting you all and I'm delighted you loved New Forge as much as we do. I really do feel lucky to be there, even if it's for work. I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Old Success
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
115 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

These gorgeous cottages are just a short walk from the beautiful surfing beach of Gwenver, which is a quieter beach around the corner from popular Sennen Cove. The busy towns of St Ives and Penzance are both a short drive, and some of the best beaches in the country are nearby.

If you're into walking, cycling, surfing, you're a twitcher, art lovers or just looking for a great self catering holiday should consider The Cornish Way for your next break in West Cornwall.

It's designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and makes an amazing location for family holidays or romantic breaks all year round.

The mining areas of Cornwall are UNESCO World Heritage sites and offer an insight into the life of our ancestors.

This countryside inspired such authors as Daphne Dumorier, Rosemund Pilcher and more recently Patrick Gale. The art colonies nearby are famouse from such great as Barbara Helpworth, Stanhope Forbes and even Mark Rothcoe.

The modern cottage was completed to a high standard in 2011 and offers every comfort, whereas The Old Dairy has all the charm of a traditional Cornish cottage.

We have properties sleeping two to eight, or up to 17 if you take three! Each offers everyone enough space to have their own quiet time.

If you plan your shopping well - or have it delivered, you might not even use your car for the duration of your stay.


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