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Sandpipers, Boutique Cottage With Wow Sea Views In Amazing Location By Beach

Overview

Property

Updated: 15-Jan-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the property

Sandpipers, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Newly Refurbished, Private Patio And Balcony, Located In An Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty

"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. Sandpiper's, situated just 250 meters from the beach is a reverse level dwelling maximising its situation and resulting in spectacular sea views. Access to this Cornish cottage is via a wooden bridge in true nautical style. The open plan living area has wonderful sea views from its large picture window and balcony - superb for watching the sunset. Sandpipers' high ceilings with exposed beams, granite walls and lime-waxed wooden floors result in a light and airy feel. Outside there is a pretty, private courtyard / patio bordered by tropical plants.

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…

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About the Manager

Adam B
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Calendar last updated:
15 January, 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…

What makes this cottage unique

Sandpipers is set in an incredible location with amazing sea views right by the beach .

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5

Amazing location. Relaxing property.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Sandpipers. A beautiful spot with stunning views and a very comfortable property with all you need while you're away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 50 Miles Nearest Barpub : Ben at Sennen (the Beach) and The Old Success Inn at 500 Metres Nearest Ferry : Plymouth at 70 Miles Nearest Golf : Cape Cornwall at 5 Miles Nearest Train : Penzance at 10 Miles Nearest Motorway : M5 at 100 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Ben at Sennen (the Beach) at 500 Metres Nearest Beach : Sennen Beach at 200 Metres Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sennen Beach (Whitesand Bay) 250 meters.

Gwenver Beach 850 meters

Porthcurno (south coast) 4 miles

Travel:

Car Recommended.

Newquay airport - 49 miles,

Ferries to Plymouth - 87 miles

Penzance train station 8 miles

(regular trains including sleeper from London, Paddington)

Taxis / bus service available

Coaches to Penzance.

Car Hire: Europcar

M4 / M5 or A303 leading to A30.

Distances:

Nearest village - Sennen Cove: 0.5 miles

Nearest town - Penzance: 8 miles

Nearest bar / pub - Old Success Inn, Senen: 0.5 Miles

Nearest golf - Cape Cornwall: 5 Miles

Nearest restaurant - The Beach, Whitesands Bay, Sennen Cove: 0.5 Miles

Nearest theatre - Minack Theatre, Porthcurno: 4 miles

Nearest gallery - The Roundhouse Gallery, Sennen Cove: 0.5 miles

Nearest shop – Cost cutter, Sennen: 0.5 miles

Lands End: 1.5 miles

Further Details:

No Vehicular Access to Vellandreath Valley = No Cars = No Traffic = Peace & Quiet! The local inn, award winning beach restaurant, Roundhouse gallery 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 (surf lessons and board hire are available here). If you're lucky, you may see dolphins, spot the odd seal or basking shark. Horse Riding, Diving, Boat Trips, Sea fishing, Course & Fly fishing are available locally. Rock climbing is popular on the cliffs and headlands, and this is superb walking & cycling country. 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 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 as its backdrop. A short drive away is St Ives, 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 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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£799
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£899
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
 
 
Summer Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 7 nights
£1,199
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£269
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,099
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 7 nights
£1,199
 
 
Summer Holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,599
for 7 nights
£1,599
 
 
Summer Holidays
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,399
for 7 nights
£1,399
 
 
Late Summer Holidays
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£275
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,099
 
 
Indian Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£799
 
 
Autumn Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£899
for 7 nights
£899
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
From
£189
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
 
 
Low Season
24 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£599
 
 
Christmas Holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
£994
for 6 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£899
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£999
for 7 nights
£999
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,199
for 7 nights
£1,199
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25
Refundable Damage Deposit £200

Booking Notes:
•Short breaks available based on Friday - Monday changeovers (3 nights) & Monday - Friday changeovers (4 nights)
•2 pets (maximum) welcome @ £25 / pet.
•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 by debit or credit card
•Suitable for all children
•Property non suitable for the infirm
•25% booking deposit
•Refundable damage deposit
•No Smoking

Changeover Day:
• Friday 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 Friday - Monday changeovers (3 nights) and Monday - Friday 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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Facilities

From the Owner

Sandpipers is set in an incredible location with amazing sea views right by the beach .

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities

General

  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village

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
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite tiled wet-room with power shower, basin and lavatory.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The double bedroom is on the ground floor where there is slate and underfloor heating throughout. An antique brass and iron double bed sets the scene and there is an en-suite tiled wet-room.

Outside

  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Complimentary underfloor heating on the ground floor makes for a cosy stay whatever the weather. Newly refurbished and converted with flair and imagination Reverse level dwelling maximising its situation and resulting in spectacular sea views. Light open plan living area with high ceilings, large picture window and balcony both with with sea views. TV, DVD, WI-FI internet access, books & games. Compact and well equipped bespoke kitchen and dining area. Stairs to the ground floor where there is slate and underfloor heating throughout. Double bedroom with antique brass and iron double bed with an en-suite tiled wet-room with power shower, basin and lavatory. Outside: Sandpipers 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, Sandpipers is accessed by a wooden bridge in true nautical style. There is a balcony - superb for watching the sunset and private courtyard / patio bordered by tropical plants with tables and chairs. Utility Room: There is complimentary underfloor heating throughout the ground floor. 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.

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