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Cottage In Area Of Outstanding Natural Beauty By Sea With Easy Access To Beach

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Property

Updated: 03-Dec-2016
Cat's Cradle, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Beautiful location just 200 metre's from the beach

This delightful Holiday Cottage in Cornwall by the Sea is set in the privately owned, unspoilt 8-acre Vellandreath Valley in Sennen, next to the beach, bordered by a stream and sand dunes offering spectacular panoramic sea views all year round. Converted with flair and imagination this quiet and magical setting is only accessible on foot down the sandy beach path from Sunny Corner Lane, Sennen, Cornwall.

Approached down winding granite steps to a small slate patio garden and just 200 metres from the beach, this cosy, romantic cottage enjoys a sea view from its double-glazed conservatory living room.

The Double-glazed light and airy conservatory living room with a comfortable Sofa is a great spot to relax. Its also has a partial sea view. This leads to an open-plan dining area with a fitted kitchen with exposed beams and granite walls. Here there is a further comfortable sofa where you can warm your toes in front of the ‘Victorian’ wood-burning stove. The whole of the ground floor is further complimented by rugs on a natural slate floor.

An ornate cast iron spiral staircase leads to the first floor where one finds a pretty double bedroom with a Victorian brass bed benefiting from a sea view and an en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Located in Vellandreath (also known as Vellan Dreath) a beautiful, privately owned unspoilt 8 acre valley designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the National trust. Situated by the beach 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
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Bookable online

About the Manager

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…

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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 150 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.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low Season
25 Nov 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£524
 
 
Pre- Christmas
16 Dec 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£125
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
Christmas
20 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£824
for 7 nights
£824
 
 
New Year
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£924
for 7 nights
£924
 
 
Post New Year
3 Jan 2017 - 5 Jan 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£149
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
Low Season
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£322
for 3 nights
From
£99
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£524
 
 
Spring Half Term 
10 Feb 2017 - 16 Feb 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£674
 
 
Early Spring
17 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£149
Fri,Sat,Sun
£624
 
 
Easter Holidays
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£824
for 7 nights
£824
 
 
Spring 
21 Apr 2017 - 27 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£724
 
 
May Bank Holiday
28 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
Spring 
5 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£774
 
 
Summer Half Term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£924
for 7 nights
£924
 
 
Summer
2 Jun 2017 - 15 Jun 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£550
for 3 nights
From
£175
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,024
 
 
Summer
16 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,124
for 7 nights
£1,124
 
 
Summer Holidays
7 Jul 2017 - 24 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,424
for 7 nights
£1,424
 
 
Summer Holidays
25 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,324
for 7 nights
£1,324
 
 
Late Summer Holidays
1 Sep 2017 - 7 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£622
for 3 nights
From
£199
From
£249
Fri,Sat,Sun
£1,024
 
 
Indian Summer
8 Sep 2017 - 21 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£225
Fri,Sat,Sun
£924
 
 
Autumn 
22 Sep 2017 - 12 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£400
for 3 nights
From
£125
From
£175
Fri,Sat,Sun
£674
 
 
Autumn Half Term
13 Oct 2017 - 26 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£774
 
 
Autumn 
27 Oct 2017 - 23 Nov 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£382
for 3 nights
From
£119
From
£149
Fri,Sat,Sun
£624
 
 
Low Season
24 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£370
for 3 nights
From
£115
From
£135
Fri,Sat,Sun
£574
 
 
Christmas Holidays
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
£472
for 3 nights
From
£149
From
£199
Fri,Sat,Sun
£824
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£924
for 7 nights
£924
 
 
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
£1,024
for 7 nights
£1,024
 

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £200
2nd Dog £25
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 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:
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 £6 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

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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

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
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television ...

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

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

Attractions

  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • 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
  • laundrette - serviced

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
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower, ensuite

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot, ensuite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Pretty double bedroom with Victorian brass bed, sea view and en-suite bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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 200 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 Pets are welcome but notice must be given in advance (a small charge / deposit may be required for more than one pet) 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: Approached down winding granite steps to a small slate patio garden and just 200 metres from the beach, this cosy, romantic cottage enjoys a sea view from its double-glazed conservatory living room. 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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