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Little Petra, Cottage With Garden, Superb Sea Views By Beach In Amazing Location

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Property
cottage
People
2
Bedrooms
1
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

Little Petra, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Located in a privately owned area of outstanding natural beauty just 150 metre's from the beach

Little Petra is a lovely romantic cottage and has its own private, south-facing walled garden a slate patio area and is bordered by a stream. Its garden gate opens directly to the footpath through the dunes which leads to the beach. This attractively furnished cozy cottage has slate floors, a traditional wood-burner and a spiral staircase leading to its ensuite master bedroom. The cottage is just 150 metres from the beach and commands superb views over Whitesand Bay from both it’s bedroom and living area. Situated in Vellandreath valley, Sennen which is a privately owned acre area of outstanding natural beauty locations simply don't get better than this.

"A little piece of heaven" . . .That’s how the local postman has described Vellandreath, a lovely and hidden corner of West Penwith in Far West Cornwall overlooking the wide sweep of Whitesands Bay, Sennen. Well appointed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a haven for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts, beachcombers, climbers, ramblers and watermen.

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 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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Property Manager
Adam B
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 December, 2016

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…

Reviews

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(1 traveller reviews)

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  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Basking Shark - a sweet little studio perfect for 2 people and a little pup! The view from the window is one of the best i have seen - made better by watching the surfers. Lovely place, nicely done. My only thing would be: new pillows and a baking tray for the oven. Apart from that can't fault it and would love to come back and see some of the other cottages.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Early Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£297
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£549
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
Spring
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£699
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£799
 
 
Spring
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£749
 
 
Summer Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£899
for 7 nights
£899
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£525
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
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7 night minimum stay
£1,099
for 7 nights
£1,099
 
 
Summer Holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
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7 night minimum stay
£1,399
for 7 nights
£1,399
 
 
Summer Holidays
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
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7 night minimum stay
£1,299
for 7 nights
£1,299
 
 
Late Summer Holidays
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£597
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£999
 
 
Indian Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£447
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£899
 
 
Autumn
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£649
 
 
Autumn Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
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6 night minimum stay
£994
for 6 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£749
 
 
Autumn
27 Oct 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
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3 night minimum stay
£357
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£149
Fri,Sat,Sun
£599
 
 
Low Season
24 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£345
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£549
 
 
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
£799
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£799
for 7 nights
£799
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£899
for 7 nights
£899
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
Pet Fee £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
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 £6 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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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and stripped pine floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , ensuite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Victorian cast-iron spiral staircase to pretty double bedroom with ornate antique iron bed and sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • 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
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electric Night Storage Heaters (cost included) Wi-fi internet access Freesat TV DVD Microwave Washer/dryer Garden with patio and furniture BBQ Private car park 250 metres Luggage can be transported up and down the valley by tractor – small charge payable to driver Wet suit and surf board for hire locally Unsuitable for the infirm and those with restricted mobility No children except babes in arms Friday to Friday Changeover Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes, neighbouring Gwenver beach, and Whitesand’s Bay (restricted access during the day in summer at Whitesands Bay) Outside: Little Petra has its own private, south-facing walled garden, bordered by a stream. This attractively furnished cottage just 150 metres from the beach commands superb views over Whitesand Bay from both it’s bedroom and living area. 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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