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Stunning views, gorgeous cottages, great beach, ideal holiday location Gwenver. - Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen.

Bedrooms 2
Space 968 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights



Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen.

We love Myn Tea! The 38 foot living dining and cooking space has perfect views out to sea with the Scilly Isles in the distance. For fully up to date calendars please check our site www.thecornishway.co.uk.

The gorgeous simple gardens will leave you with the dilemma of should you stay at home or should you go out and explore.

Above the surfing and dog friendly beach at Gwenver, Myn Tea is the perfect location for your holiday that's away from it all, yet close to the action whether you're looking for a romantic break or a family holiday.

Book early - Myn Tea's fans get ahead and book a long way in advance on The Cornish Way's website.

For a bigger group consider taking New Forge next door as well, or Tregiffian Barn and The Old Dairy are just across the courtyard.

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About the property

Gwenver Beach, Tregiffian Barn

Myn Tea was rebuilt in 2006 to provide an amazing self catering holiday home for a couple on a romantic break, or a fab family holiday for up to four lucky people.

For the most up to date calendar and photos please visit our website thecornishway.co.uk

The living space is upstairs. It's a fabulous 38 foot long room that leads out to the balcony that makes the most of those wonderful views of the coast and out to the Scilly Isles straight ahead, and down towards the Brisons on the side.

Tregiffian Barn was rebuilt in 2015 and offers even more space, good gardens and stunning views out to sea, and across the surrounding countryside.

Both have comfortable bedrooms with great beds. Tregiffian Barn includes an ensuite shower room off the master bedroom.

We know that cooking on holiday is one of the joys that is often foregone when we're working, so the kitchens are well equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm.

Beach holiday? Surfing holiday? Twitchers? Walkers? Cyclists? Or just looking for a place to read, kick back and relax. Myn Tea or Tregiffian Barn will be hard to beat.

The nearby Sennen Surfing Centre is renowned for its excellent tuition for budding wave riders of all ages.

If you're looking for the beach then the lovely Gwenver is just down the lane, when the tide is out the beach adjoins Sennen, both being great places for surf, and both with life guards in the holiday season.

Nanjizel is a longer walk, and Porthcurno, rated as one of the world's best beaches by the Sunday Times and Conde Nast, is just a short drive.

The rugged cliffs offer challenging walking on both the north and south coasts, with Lands End being within reach for most people, and a welcome drink can be had there.

Mousehole, Penzance and St Ives all have great galleries, restaurants, and their own charm. Penzance also has the famous Jubilee Pool lido, and the Cornish Pirates rugby club.

Cape Cornwall's golf course is right on the edge and only 5 miles away.

The UNESCO World Heritage Mining Sites of Levant and Geevor are a short drive anyway. At Geevor you can even go underground as part of the tour there.

Chysauster and Carn Euny are both ancient settlements with clear remains and only a little imagination required to recreate bronze age village life there in your mind.

Both cottages are hugely popular and many guests book their next stay as soon as they arrive - get in early to secure your holiday using our website www.thecornishway.co.uk

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Kelvin Collins
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
24 April, 2017

About Kelvin Collins

Kelvin was born up the road and when he first brought Amanda home to the far west she fell in love with the area.

In 2015 they moved to St Just, taking on an old wreck and working to create a comfortable home as well as head quarters for The Cornish Way.

Their aim is to provide holidays that fill you with joy - and the small selection of cottages they offer are sure to deliver.

Kelvin Collins purchased this barn in 1999

Why Kelvin Collins chose South West Cornwall

When we came to view Myn Tea it was a perfect evening, the sun setting across the sea and the Scillies clearly visible in the distance. We fell in love and broke the bank, but we have never regretted it.

Despite living in many great cities we have always hankered to come back to the far west, and in 2015 finally made the move to concentrate on offering great holiday locations for our lovely lucky guests.

What makes this barn unique

Myn Tea and Tregiffian Barn have all the benefits of fantastic sea views and proximity to the beach, without having to put up with crowds of people. It's a pleasant walk, or short drive down to Sennen, but many people like to just chill out here and kick back for a week of joy, whatever the season or weather.

Often guests book longer stays to truly engage with their surroundings, or indeed work on projects. We have had writers, film makers, and IT developers all take longer winter stays, often working on their projects, while also learning or enjoying to surf.

Available Rentals

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We'll endeavour to keep this calendar up to date, but please look at the cottage's website to be sure, it's thecornishway.co.uk or give me a call.

If you'd like to stay for two weeks we'll refresh the linen and towels on the middle Friday of your stay and discount by £50.

If you'd like to book for a longer stay please call or email for rates.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 968 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • A small but comfortable and attractive bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • New beds and bedding 2012 - they'll be as comfortable as we can find!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • 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
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Surf lessons and equipment are available for hire in Sennen. Climbing lessons and guidance is available locally at Bosigran. High end cycle hire can be arranged.

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(53 traveller reviews)

Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen.
average rating of 4.962264 based on 53 reviews

Wonderful cottage in a great location.

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely cottage. So many nice touches. The garden also looks great but as we were there in February we didn't really get the chance to fully appreciate it. We loved Gwenver and Sennen beaches, though the climb back up from Gwenever gets the heart going.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We're delighted you enjoyed this very special part of the world. We love it in winter as it's quiet and often wild - we're always impressed when guests choose this time of year for their break. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Great stay in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We never thought it could be THAT nice at the Cornish coast during this time of the year, but it turned out to be very recovering. This was due to the fact that Myn Tea cottage is so warm and friendly and offers these stunning views on the Sennen bay - you enter the door and feel like coming home. The owner has done everything to make his guests feel comfortable, his individual taste and style makes Myn Tea extraordinary.

The surroundings are both wild and beautiful, you can walk in each direction and always find footpaths with great views, especially those at the Coastal Path. It was not the first time and won´t be the last time that we will stay in this cottage !

  • Review Submitted: Jan 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review - thank you. We love Cornwall in winter, and the further west the better. It can be warm, it can be wild, but it is always interesting. Thank you for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed our special place and I hope we see you again before long. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Stunning Cottage with Amazing Views

  • 5 of 5

We fell in love with the property the moment we arrived. The stunning views out to sea from the upstairs open planned lounge were incredible! Our first night was spent sitting on the balcony drinking a glass of wine courtesy of Kelvin, the very helpful and thoughtful owner, and watching the magnificent sunset. The house felt like home with lots of lovely personal touches and great attention to detail. The bed was so comfortable and all the rooms are beautiful with very artistic touches. The situation of this cottage is perfect for leaving the car behind with stunning coastal walks straight from the door and equally good for surfing at Sennen. The whole cottage and gardens are beautifully designed, we genuinely did not want to leave .

We highly recommend this cottage , no-one would be disappointed!

Thank you so much for a fantastic holiday. We will be back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a lovely review - thank you! I'm delighted that you enjoyed the cottage to its full, and that the winter sun did its best for you too. It was great meeting you, it's the best bit about this little business (well, that and being able to live here). We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Outstanding Cottage in a wonderful location

  • 5 of 5

This was our second time staying at Myn Tea, the accommodation is perfect in our book which is very clean, well laid out and for us is perfetly located being very close to Sennen Cove with great walk on it's doorstep and beaches close by and the views are great. Myn Tea is very well equiped and furnished, plenty of welcoming touches around the place to make you feel so welcome and at home, Kelvin certainly knows how to look after his guests.

There are leaflets on what to do and a great selection of books & dvds. to choose from.

Kitchen is a pleasure to work with and Myn Tea offers great nights sleep... we will certainly be going back. Andy

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review - it's always fun to host both your families and I'm delighted that you enjoy the house as much as we do. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A wonderful Christmas at Myn Tea!

  • 5 of 5

Myn Tea is in a fabulous location; very close to the south west coast path with wonderful coastal scenery and beautiful beaches with views out over the Longships light house off Lands End and over to the Isles of Scilly. It took us nearly an hour to walk to Sennen Cove and its not an easy stroll (albeit it was dark!). The cottage itself is a great place to stay - loads of character (lovely design touches), very comfortable and well equipped. The open place living space on the first floor was especially appreciated. Access to Myn Tea is along a private road/track which deteriorates towards the end - many large pot holes which might cause cars with limited ground clearance to bottom out but the average car will be fine. We'll be back!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your thorough and considered review. It's great to read of the fantastic holidays guests have at Tregiffian. The place captivated us many years ago and is still dear to our hearts and we love sharing it with people who appreciate the area. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes. Kelvin and Amanda.
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Absolutely fabulous base for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of fabulous. Nothing had been left out & it really felt like a home from home with a stunning view out across the sea toward Longship lighthouse.

We hope to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Great review - thank you. That view does it for me no matter what the weather does. It was good to meet you all and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newquay (or Lands End if you have your own plane)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach, Sennen
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Myn Tea is on the edge of Tregiffian, a small hamlet at the end of a mile long lane.

The uninterrupted view looks out across a couple of fields towards the Scilly Isles, and is perfect for enjoying some of the amazing sunsets we get over the sea.

The walk to the beach takes about ten minutes back down the lane, and Sennen with its pubs, cafes and restaurant is just a little further on.

The cliff path starts pretty much from the door step.

West Cornwall is a stunning region offering huge variety including beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, secret coves and wild moor land. It's steeped in history, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the mining heritage.

It's attractive for the art colonies of St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance and Lamorna. Surfers flock to the havens of Gwenver and Sennen. Cyclists come for the challenge of the hills and the beauty of the roads. Twitchers come to spot our unusual feathered visitors. And the rest of us love the romance and ideal family holiday location.


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