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Beautiful Renovated Fisherman's Cottage With Stunning Sea Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Cottage in Sennen Cove, Lands End, Cornwall, England - 3 Minutes Walk From Sennen Cove's Blue Flag Sandy Beach With Surf School

Smugglers Cottage has been converted and renovated from 2 fisherman's cottages into a beautiful home. Every room has views over the bay. The cottage doors open onto a large sun trap terrace with stunning views over long ships and Sennen cove. In the lower garden there is a bench for a quite read, and in the garden above there is a chalet. If you are lucky you will see dolphins, basking sharks and you might even swim with a seal. Sennen is a great place for children, with a huge sandy beach and lifeguards in the summer months. For older children there are surf schools, and the cottage has Wi-Fi. There are beautiful walks along the coastal path. The cottage is open plan, with a Rayburn to cook on. The cottage oozes peace, and the wood burning stove keeps it cosy in winter. It is 3 minutes walk to the beach, the shop is at the bottom of the hill. There are steps to the cottage (so not suitable for very small children or people with mobility problems).

Rebecca Malby
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
30 January, 2017

About Rebecca Malby

Hi I have been holidaying in Sennen Cove for nearly 30 years, from being a bit of a surf groupie, to having a family. Smugglers has been my favourite place to stay so I jumped at the chance of buying it! I live in Yorkshire but get down to Sennen every month, and hope to live there eventually. You will find a few recent photos of us in the house. We hope you have a relaxing and lovely stay in our house.


Rebecca Malby purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Rebecca Malby chose Cornwall

Well I spent my youth here - hanging out at the lifeguard hut at Gwenver, and have been holidaying there ever since. Sennen has great memories and there is nothing like the sea and a horizon to relax. I love Smugglers because it is really light, which is a treat in Sennen, and its spacious. The views from the terrace are fantastic and the front is a sun -trap.

What makes this cottage unique

Smugglers comfortably sleeps 6 with great open plan living space. I keep it warm all year round, and there are sea views from every room. Its decorated to a high standard with everything you will need and the Wifi is a benefit for me when I'm working there. June at Pengelley House provides the car parking and does the washing. We provide a good supply of sundries (washing up liquid, shampoo, bin liners, dishwasher tabs, loo roll) so you don't have to worry about that when you arrive. A couple of the main supermarkets will deliver to the house so you can order in advance

Guestbook comments from the owner

Beatiful cottage, probably the best self catering we have ever stayed in. Sunny all week, fantastic views, and great food at Beach restaurant. Magic stay!
Jun 2015
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5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)


AMAZING VIEWS and such a wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is much more than we ever expected. cottage - its huge! a lovely large living, kitchen dining area that is so nicely laid out it doesn't seem empty or vast but cosy and well thought out! The shower room downstairs is also excellent and could not do without the amazing power shower that anyone would need after a costal walk to lands end or after a day on the beach- also handy for wetsuits etc! Proper big bath for soaking in upstairs both with lovely slate floors and also upstairs 3 large bedrooms 2 with twin beds and so comfy I slept so well in the middle bedroom and had such a lovely view from my pillow with a cup of tea. Just bliss. Clean and tidy and still with bunches of character with exposed beams and sash windows.

The outside is excellent too, a large patio and bbq area with a great big table for everyone to sit round and enjoy the sunset and view of Cape Cornwall round to Gwynver and then Sennen Beach! We were blessed with fantastic weather so spent most of our time on the patio enjoy the views and using the bbq! Everything we needed to know was set out in the welcome package and there were also some good looking cook books that I definitely wanted to explore too. This place is so peaceful and charming, I would not hesitate to stay here again. Fantastic place to stay in a fantastic location. Thumbs up!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, I'm so glad you had a good holiday!
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Our home from home

  • 5 of 5

We first stayed at Smugglers Rest in 1969. It looked nothing like it does today, but the cottage, the view, the beach and the whole of West Penwith, hooked us instantly, with the result that we returned to Smugglers for several years, only moving elsewhere in the Cove when our family was too big for the cottage. Once the children had left home we have returned to Sennen Cove/Vellandreath for holiday after holiday, during one of which we noticed that something had happened to Smugglers...it had swallowed up Pebbles, a one up one down cottage next door and was transformed. By pure luck the new owner was staying there at the time, with the result that we have now enjoyed two further visits, with hopefully many more to come. The essence of the original cottage remains, enhanced by all the trappings that we now require, TV, wi-fi, central heating, good cooker, excellent beds etc.etc. There is no better spot than Sennen Cove and Whitesands Bay for kids of all ages and no better place to stay than Smugglers' Rest. This time we particularly enjoyed the even better sea view from the upgraded summer house high up behind the cottage.

I hesitated to submit this review, fearing it will make booking Smugglers difficult, but on balance you need to know about it!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 13, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much its lovely having you stay!
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  • 5 of 5

A delightful cottage with a warm comfortable feel set in a breathtaking area. Everything and more to make it your perfect holiday home for the stay.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Sarah! It was lovely to have you here, and in such a great week! Senne has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world. See you again I hope Becky
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
7 Jan 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
14 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
May & June
5 May 2017 - 23 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
October holidays
20 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Winter 1
27 Oct 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Xmas and N Year
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £20

Changeover Day:
Changeover is normally Friday after 4pm and we ask you to vacate the property by 10am on the Friday of your departure. Out of season or when available, we can offer mid-week lets and weekend lets.

Notes on prices:
For up to date pricing, please see the availability page on our website.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sennen Cove in West Country

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • Away From It All
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Shower attachment in bath
  • There are 2 bathrooms, one with bath, WC, sink, and airing cupboard; the other large shower room with WC, sink and heated towel rail, is located downstairs which is perfect after you have been for a swim or surf.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The cottage has 1 double bedroom with dressing table and full length mirror, two twin bedrooms with wardrobes. All are light and warm and have amazing views over the Cove.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is warm and light, and is a really good size for the 6 it sleeps. There is free Wifi. We do take dogs on request. Outside: There is a spacious terrace at the front of the house where you can dine outside at the garden table, relax on the bench or use the recliner chairs. It is a sun trap in the afternoons in the summer. There is a shed where you can store bicycles and surfboards at the back of the house, which also has a spare fridge for beer/ wine and a freezer. We also have buckets, spades, scooters and bodyboards. There is a summer chalet in the garden with fantastic views. Utility Room: Please note there is no washing machine, but we have an excellent laundry service at amazing prices and your laundry will be returned to you within 24 hours. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bath, shower and beach towels are included. There are wetsuits you can borrow, and usually bodyboards. We ask you to leave the house clean and tidy. Other: The dining table seats 6 comfortably and there are additional chairs. There is plenty of crockery and cutlery, and loads of cooking utensils.

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