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Castaways, Cornish Cottage With Big Lush Gardens, Patio, Wow Sea Views, By Beach

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Castaways, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Set In A Privately Owned 8 Acre Valley, An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 250 Metres From Beach

"A little piece of heaven..." That’s how the local postman has described Vellandreath valley, a lovely & hidden corner of Cornwall overlooking the wide sweep of Whitesand bay. In an area of outstanding natural beauty this delightful holiday cottage is set in this privately owned, unspoilt 8-acre valley next to the beach, bordered by a stream & sand dunes offering spectacular panoramic sea views with distant glimpses of the isles of Scilly. Castaways is a south facing former net loft & is snugly set in the sand dunes. Only 250 meters from the beach it has its own sun-trapped terraced garden bordered by a stream with pretty wild flowers & lawned borders offering antique seats to soak in the ambience of Vellandreath Valley & the Atlantic Ocean with views out to sea over the beach of Whitesands Bay, Sennen. Its chic open plan living area & bespoke conservatory brings the “outside inside” & with complimentary underfloor heating throughout assures a unique & cosy stay whatever the weather.

Vellandreath (also known as Vellan Dreath) is a beautiful, privately owned unspoilt valley designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the National trust. Located in by the beach known as Whitesands bay but also known as Sennen beach and Gwenver Beach in Sennen within West Penwith (the Land’s End peninsula) which is the southernmost area of England, and the most picturesque part of Cornwall. It is rich in dramatic beaches, wooded valleys, moorland, rolling farm land, and hidden coves; much of it is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The far South West is warmed by south westerly breezes from the Azores, and is one of the most unpolluted areas in Britain. It has a special, indefinable quality recognized by locals and visitors alike. Its 144 square miles still supports an active small scale farming and fishing community, with a unique beauty that draws visitors back year after year.

The coastline is full of beaches, ranging from safe bathing beaches to secluded coves to wild and rocky places. Some are easily accessible and some less so. Although there are several traditional seaside resorts for family visitors, the area also attracts walkers, naturalists, artists, and anyone seeking a quiet haven, with amenities close by. The sea is crystal clear, jade green, and a comfortable swimming temperature into late autumn..

The Land’s End peninsula is in the path of the warm Gulf Stream, and cold weather is rare. Frost and snow are rare, and the climate is ideal for semi-tropical plants, many of which can be seen in Vellandreath’s valley gardens

West Penwith also has more ancient sites than any other area of Britain, ranging from stone age to iron age monuments and settlements. These include four stone circles, 90 standing stones, and numerous hill forts, village settlements, quoits, and burial barrows.

There are dozens of beaches on the Land’s End peninsula and they are amongst the most unpolluted in Europe. They range from safe, sandy family beaches with life guards to wild and rocky coves. There are many coves where the access is difficult, with wonderfully crowd-free bathing, and others with car parks adjacent to popular resorts. The water is clear and jade-coloured; superb for swimming and surfing, and the beaches are ideal for sun bathing.

Beaches vary from sandy to rocky and pebbly, and some have safe and shallow bathing for children, many have nearby shops and cafes catering for family visitors, but it is also easy to find remote and private places.

The local inn and the attractive little fishing harbour of Sennen Cove are only 10 minutes’ walk across the vast expanse of the sandy Blue Flag beach, which is perfect for swimming, water sports and famous for surfing.

If you are lucky, you may see dolphins, spot the odd seal or basking shark.

Rock climbing is popular on the cliffs and headlands. This is superb walking country and great for cycling or mountain biking.

Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes and neighbouring Gwenver beach, with restricted access during summer at Whitesands Bay beach.

Land’s End is only about a mile further along the glorious coastal footpath, while in the opposite direction the path leads to the dramatic scenery of Cape Cornwall.

All around this coast are countless pretty and secluded coves to explore.

Inland, this wild and unspoilt corner of Cornwall, is dotted with prehistoric relics.

The little fishing village of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole harbour, both popular subjects for artists, are 8 miles away.

At Porthcurno (4 miles), is the open-air Minack theatre, in a spectacular setting on the cliff top with the sea and setting sun as its backdrop.

St. Ives is a short drive away and is long popular as an artists’ colony, with its pretty stone cottages and narrow cobbled lanes through which to wander. There are many galleries, including St Ive’s Tate Gallery.

The town of Penzance (8 miles) has a wealth of amenities for visitors, including museums, cinema, golf, tennis and riding, as well as many good shops and restaurants.

In the summer months, day trips by ferry, plane or helicopter are available to the romantic Isles of Scilly.

Local shopping facilities are a handy half mile away…

More Details

Property Manager
Adam B
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2017

About Adam B

We are not a resort neither are we a hotel.

We offer private, quality, self catering Holiday Cottages which are presented to a very high standard within our privately owned 8 acre valley, Vellandreath in Sennen, Cornwall.

We pride ourselves on the accommodation we provide and we are privileged to be the guardians of the “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” & “Heritage Coastline” that is Vellandreath valley.

For the past 30 years we have dedicated ourselves to the conservation and continued upkeep of Vellandreath with its wonderful cottages.

We extend a heart felt thanks to our caretaker Brian and our team for their constant support.

Generations of people have now taken their holidays with us and many return every year.

We hope to see you in the Valley soon…

Guestbook comments from the manager

"We can find no more suitable words than those of the local Postman - "A Little Piece of Heaven..."" Mr & Mrs French, South Yorkshire



"Cornwall is always lovely, but now we know we have truly found the VERY BEST BIT ! The cottage was more than a home from home, a splendid week. Thank you." Trev & Glen hickman, West Midlands



"We are not religious but we think we have finally found Heaven!" The King Family, Surrey
Nov 2012
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite tiled wet-room to bedroom 1 with a power shower, basin and lavatory. First floor family bathroom by bedroom 2 with bath/shower attachment. basin & toilet.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite wet room with w/c & basin & shower
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with 5 ft antique brass and iron double bed, high ceilings, rugs on slate floor, ornate antique wardrobe with En-suite tiled wet room with power shower, basin and lavatory. Bedroom 2 with double bed, high ceilings, sea views & garden views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Complimentary underfloor & night storage heating makes for a cosy stay whatever the weather Large dining space with farmhouse table & chairs Spacious & light open plan living area & conservatory with high ceilings & large concertina’d patio doors onto garden & patio Open plan dining area with farmhouse table and chairs, beamed ceiling, exposed granite walls, slate floors glazed back-door to garden, sash window & views TV, DVD, WI-FI internet access, books & games Kitchen area with exposed granite walls, slate floor, beech work top & belfast sink Double bedroom with 5 ft antique brass and iron double bed, high ceilings, rugs on slate floor, ornate antique wardrobe with En-suite tiled wet room with power shower/basin/toilet Stripped antique-pine stairs Double bedroom with double bed, high ceilings, lime waxed wooden floors, sea & garden views. Family Bathroom Attractively furnished Outside: Castaways is only 250 metres from the beach of Whitesand Bay, Sennen & is well appointed in the heart of the privately owned & unspoilt, 8-acre Vellandreath Valley: an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty right next to the beach, bordered by a stream & sand dunes offering spectacular panoramic sea views. A haven for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts, beachcombers, climbers, ramblers & ocean lovers its quiet and magical setting is only accessible on foot down the sandy beach path from Sunny Corner Lane. Castaways is a south facing former net loft & is snugly set in the dunes, only 250 metres from the beach. Positioned in the heart of Vellandreath Valley, Castaways has its own sun-trapped garden with BBQ, tables & chairs, bordered by a stream with views out to sea over the beach of Whitesands Bay, Sennen. Slate steps wind down to the front door through terraced gardens with pretty flowers & lawned borders offering seats to soak up the ambience of Vellandreath Valley & the Atlantic Ocean. Utility Room: Complimentary underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. Complimentary night storage heating throughout the first floor. Electricity / Power included in cost of rental of property. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels are included and fresh linen is included. Please bring your own beach towels, cot linen and bedding for any additional "babe in arms". The property is cleaned upon every changeover. Linen and towels changed weekly upon request. Other: Open plan dining area with farmhouse table and chairs, beamed ceiling, exposed granite walls, slate floors glazed back-door to garden, sash window and views.

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Summer Half Term
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,924
for 7 nights
£1,924
 
 
Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 16 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£850
for 3 nights
From
£275
From
£325
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,624
 
 
Summer
17 Jun 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,924
for 7 nights
£1,924
 
 
Summer Holidays
8 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,524
for 7 nights
£2,524
 
 
Summer Holidays
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£2,024
for 7 nights
£2,024
 
 
Late Summer Holidays
2 Sep 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£922
for 3 nights
From
£299
From
£399
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,724
 
 
Indian Summer
9 Sep 2017 - 22 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£700
for 3 nights
From
£225
From
£299
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,424
 
 
Autumn
23 Sep 2017 - 13 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,024
 
 
Autumn Half Term
14 Oct 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,324
for 7 nights
£1,324
 
 
Autumn
28 Oct 2017 - 24 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
Low Season
25 Nov 2017 - 15 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£724
 
 
Christmas Holidays
16 Dec 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£622
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,124
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,424
for 7 nights
£1,424
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
£1,524
for 7 nights
£1,524
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £25
2nd Dog £25

Booking Notes:
•Short breaks available based on Saturday-Tuesday changeovers (3 nights) & Tuesday-Saturday changeovers (4 nights)
•2 dogs (maximum) welcome @ £25 / dog.
•By prior arrangement an additional child under 2 years old is welcome at no extra charge. High-chair & travel cot is provided (bring own linen)
•Payments & deposits made securely by debit or credit card on our own website www.vellandreathcornishcottages.com
•Suitable for all children
•Property non suitable for the infirm
•25% booking deposit
•Refundable damage deposit
•No Smoking

Changeover Day:
• Saturday Changeover
• Our Caretaker will be available to greet you during designated arrival times
• A useful, independent luggage carriage service is provided by Peter with his tractor for £5 during arrival times (3pm-5pm) and departure time (10am).

Notes on prices:
Winter Short breaks are available based on Saturday - Tuesday changeovers (3 nights) and Tuesday - Saturday changeovers (4 nights) unless otherwise arranged.
For short-break details & prices please see our website or contact us.
A maximum of 2 well-behaved Dogs are allowed strictly by prior arrangement only with a fee of £25 / dog.
With prior arrangement an additional child under 2 years old is welcome with no extra charge. A travel cot is provided but please bring your own cot linen etc.

Please see our full terms and conditions on our own website: http://www.vellandreathcornishcottages.com/tcs

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