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Basking Shark, Studio Cottage With Superb Sea Views By Beach in Amazing Location

Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Basking Shark, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Sleeps 2 People Over 1 Bedroom – Holiday Cottages In Cornwall By The Sea

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.This open-plan studio cottage has stunning sea views, exposed granite walls and a slate-style floor with underfloor heating.

A perfect place to relax and watch the world go by – and perhaps even a basking shark!

Outside is lawned space and a slate patio area which is a great spot for a BBQ. There is a wooden bench to soak up the glorious view and a table and chairs for alfresco dining.

A glazed stable door opens to a cosy living space with stunning sea views.

Basking Shark has exposed granite walls and a slate-style floor with underfloor heating throughout for a warm and cosy stay whatever the weather.

There is a fitted kitchen area looking out to sea with slate work tops and breakfast chairs.

A step opens to a double bedroom area with a dressing screen which leads to a compact bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and basin.

Basking Shark is simply but attractively furnished and only 150 metres from the beach.

More Details

Property Manager
Adam B
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
28 March, 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…


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with shower attachment, basin and toilet.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Step to double bedroom.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • 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
  • 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
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Electric Night Storage Heaters (cost included) Wi-fi internet access Freesat TV DVD Microwave Washer/dryer Pretty hillside garden overlooking the sea Garden with patio complete with garden furniture and 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 or 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: This open-plan studio cottage has stunning sea views, exposed granite walls and a slate-style floor with underfloor heating. A perfect place to relax and watch the world go by – and perhaps even a basking shark! 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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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Ben at Sennen (the Beach) and The Old Success Inn
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
500 Metres
Ben at Sennen (the Beach)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Sennen Beach
Car: recommended


Sennen Beach (Whitesand Bay) 250 meters.

Gwenver Beach 850 meters

Porthcurno (south coast) 4 miles


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.


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 & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Sennen, Cornwall

Additional pricing information

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

Booking Notes:
Short breaks available based on Saturday-Tuesday changeovers (3 nights) & Tuesday-Saturday changeovers (4 nights)
2 dogs (maximum) welcome @ £25 / dogs.
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 card 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:

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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