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Beautiful luxury cottage short walk to beautiful Gwenver beach and cliffs - Old Dairy

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,022 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Above Gwenver Beach, Sennen,

The space is most generous with a 35 foot long living space and big bedrooms, even a studio in the garden if anyone needs to work (ask me about it).

We completed the cottage in 2011 to a very high standard and with good appliances - many guests who keep coming back like to consider it their luxury holiday home.

But if you fancy something more adventurous there is a good surf school down the road, sea fishing trips or diving, or bring your bike and tackle some of the hills that make West Cornwall such a beautiful place.

The cottage has everything you're likely to need, whether you want to cook at home, barbecue, or maybe sample some of the great restaurants of St Ives, Penzance or The Beach in Sennen Cove.

If you're looking for a quiet break, or you want to try cycling in Cornwall, surfing, twitchers, or just lovers of the wonderful scenery.

We have some of Britain's best beaches within a short drive - some just a walk away. You can swim, surf or fish off Gwenver (Gwynver), and that's just down the lane. My favourite is Porthcurno and its neighbour Penvounder, probably 5 miles from here.

We're a long way from London, but our culture is alive and thriving. The Minack Theatre is a few miles away. The modern gardens of Tremenheere are attracting more and more people wanting to experience the James Turrell spaces there, even though it's not officially open yet. The Kneehigh, Miracle and other theatre companies put on stunning out door events,and our festivals including Golowan, Lafroda and Montol demonstrate that life on the edge is a fun experience.

West Cornwall is a magical place, steeped in mystery from its ancient past, evidence of which is seen in the fogous, burial tombs and remains of villages such as Chysauster and Carn Euny.

Our many tin and copper mines, ancient and modern helped us gain UNESCO World Heritage status, and you can go underground at nearby Geevor, or see the oldest working Cornish Beam Engine at Levant.

The Cape Cornwall Golf Club is a short drive and is a wild cliff top course.

More Details

About Us

Seb Blakemore
the cornish way
39 fore street
TR19 7LJ st just
VAT Reg No

Seb Blakemore
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
26 February, 2018

About Seb Blakemore

Seb has been lucky enough to have lived in West Cornwall for the past 7 years. After coming down for an extended break he fell in love with this beautiful area and never left!

Based in St Just, Seb took on an old wreck and worked to create a comfortable home. This is now also the headquarters for The Cornish Way who look after luxury cottages for a select group of owners and their lucky guests.

The aim of The Cornish Way is to provide holidays that fill you with joy - and the bespoke selection of cottages Seb offers are sure to deliver.

Why Seb Blakemore chose Sennen

We are right at the edge of Britain and it can be utterly calm, yet at other times wild in the extreme. The very contrasts in the weather, no matter what it throws at you, are truly good for the soul and leave you feeling more alive.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you stay at The Old Dairy, New Forge or Myn Tea, you'll have wonderfully comfortable accommodation, far reaching views, good gardens and you could spend a relaxing holiday here without ever leaving the property. But when you venture out you have the best of Cornwall with its cliffs and beaches right on your doorstep.

Available Rentals

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For specific rates please see our website thecornishway.co.uk

If you're looking for a short break outside of the high season we offer up to four nights at 70% of the full week rate.


Accommodation and facilities for Old Dairyin Sennen in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1022 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered
  • Non smoking only
  • If you cancel 6 weeks before your stay and we can rebook your dates, we will refund your deposit less an admin fee of £50. See our T's and C's.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Simple bathroom with shower over the bath.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , Lie in bed and gaze out to sea!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with traditional wood panelling
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , a lovely light room with rural views
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • 6 garden chairs
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
When the countryside is this beautiful all you need is an excuse to pack a few things and get down here! Book now - it's popular.


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Old Dairy
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 12 reviews

Lovely cottage in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We couldn't fault this cottage, which was one of the most reasonably priced in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kathryn Thanks for your kind words. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay. Do look to come back to The Cornish Way in future too, we have a wide range of properties to offer. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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The Old Dairy, Gwenver

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was very comfortable, clean and in a superb location. The wine and additional extras were a welcome bonus. We look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Nicola Thank you for your kind review. I hope we can welcome you back next year - or try a winter break when it's very different down here. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Lovely setting, great cottage, well catered, peaceful, what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much at the Old Dairy. It was comfortable, well catered for, and is in a superb setting above Gwynver and Sennen beaches.

We appreciated the peace and tranquility, but also the convenience and proximity to Penzance and other areas. We would definitely visit again. Many thanks Kelvin.

  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words. I'm always delighted when our guests love the area as much as we do. I hope we can welcome you back to one of the cottages on The Cornish Way soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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  • 5 of 5

The property is lovely, a classic Cornish cottage but beautifully finished. It exceeded our expectations and the log burner was great. Kelvin was great from initial enquiry, to booking, to the after care when we had come home. The wine on arrival was very much appreciated. A great week. Thank you.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey that's great, thank you! We delighted that you enjoyed our favourite corner of the world and hope we can welcome you back to The Old Dairy, or one of the other cottages on The Cornish Way soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Beautiful spot

  • 5 of 5

From booking to leaving this lovely cottage, Kelvin was attentive to our every need with good tips on where to go, what to do and where to eat. The cottage was clean, beautifully decorated and in the perfect spot with a short walk (albeit steep) down to lovely Gwenver beach. Sennen Surf Club were fantastic for the uninitiated and we had the most amazing lunch at Rick Stein's restaurant at Porthleven. The only downside (particularly for our two teenagers) would be the lack of wifi, but this was a minor problem considering everything there is to do in the area and taking into account the cottage's great DVD collection!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: August 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind review. Sorry we kept missing each other but hopefully we'll meet sometime in the future. Enjoy the trip to the US next year. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A truly memorable holiday had by all the family.

  • 5 of 5

The Old Dairy is a wonderful place to stay. Inside is very well furnished and very clean. Space is good too. We took our four teenage girls with us and we had ample space. The large log burner / fire in the lounge is perfect for a cosy night in if the evening is cool. Location is also fantastic. Five minutes drive to the popular Sennen Cove but more importantly only ten minutes walk to the beautiful Gwenver Beach. What a place to see the sun go down, have a barbeque and get engaged. Yes, we really did !! Kelvin, the host did us proud. Advised us of all the local goings on, kept in touch through the week and left us a couple of bottles of wine on our arrival. All in all, it was a fantastic week, and we cannot wait to go back. Chris, Lynsey and Gang.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Oct-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: What a great review Chris - thank you! We feel honoured to have been your venue for such a momentous occasion. I'll share your note with Mark, the owner, I'll see him later. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kelvin.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Old Success
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
115 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

These gorgeous cottages are just a short walk from the beautiful surfing beach of Gwenver, which is a quieter beach around the corner from popular Sennen Cove. The busy towns of St Ives and Penzance are both a short drive, and some of the best beaches in the country are nearby.

If you're into walking, cycling, surfing, you're a twitcher, art lovers or just looking for a great self catering holiday should consider The Cornish Way for your next break in West Cornwall.

It's designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and makes an amazing location for family holidays or romantic breaks all year round.

The mining areas of Cornwall are UNESCO World Heritage sites and offer an insight into the life of our ancestors.

This countryside inspired such authors as Daphne Dumorier, Rosemund Pilcher and more recently Patrick Gale. The art colonies nearby are famouse from such great as Barbara Helpworth, Stanhope Forbes and even Mark Rothcoe.

The modern cottage was completed to a high standard in 2011 and offers every comfort, whereas The Old Dairy has all the charm of a traditional Cornish cottage.

We have properties sleeping two to eight, or up to 17 if you take three! Each offers everyone enough space to have their own quiet time.

If you plan your shopping well - or have it delivered, you might not even use your car for the duration of your stay.