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Captain's Haven Sennen

 
 
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This beautiful granite cottage, perched on the hillside, overlooks the whole of Whitesands Bay. With easy access to a footpath, it takes just five minutes to walk down to the beach and promenade. Once a local seafarer's home, Captain's Haven retains much of its character with exposed granite walls and a natural wood interior. There is a patio on either side of the property, providing breathtaking views and allowing you to enjoy both morning and evening sun.

Built into the hillside, there is a small path leading all the way down to the Cove where you will find the crescent shaped Whitesands beach with a mile of golden sand and some of the best Surf in the country. Sennen Cove has been voted one of the top 10 places to learn to surf in the UK but If you're looking for a more relaxed day then there is the Old Success Inn and Ben Tunnicliffe's restaurant, both perfect spots to enjoy a leisurely meal and a drink. Just up from the apartment runs the South West Coast path which offers some of the most spectacular walks in The County and with the benefit of a private parking space, if venturing further afield, St Ives, Mousehole and Penzance, along with the famous St Michaels Mount in Marazion, are all accessible in under half an hour.

Kitchen/dining area

induction hob, electric oven, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, dining table and chairs.

Sitting room

sofas, fireplace with woodburner, TV/DVD with standard Sky package, sea views.

Snug

sofas and sea views. Stairs to first floor:

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, dual aspect windows, sea views.

Bedroom 2

zip and link beds (Kingsize or twin), TV.

Bedroom 3

full size bunk beds, side sea views.

Bathroom

bath, basin, WC.

Shower room

with basin and WC.

Outside area

side patio area, garden furniture.

Additional information

parking for one car, central heating, travel cot and highchair, hairdryer, low occupancy discounts available, a few steep steps down to the property and a drop in-front of the patio means it may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility or young children, children should be supervised when using outdoor areas, WiFi, short breaks available.

 

We loved the location and the excellent views across Sennen Cove. The cottage was very private and the internal decor was pristine. It was very comfortable and luxurious. We loved lighting the wood burner in the evening after a day’s surfing and getting really cosy.

August 2018

A gem of a cottage with fantastic views over the bay.

August 2018

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2018

1 January1243
6 Jan - 3 Feb546
10 Feb - 17 Feb560
24 Feb - 17 Mar546
24 March808
31 Mar - 7 Apr824
14 Apr - 28 Apr599
5 May832
12 May - 19 May857
26 May1183
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16 Jun - 23 Jun1128
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14 July1350
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25 August1276
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15 September967
22 September755
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15 Dec - 22 Dec999
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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb546
16 February560
23 Feb - 30 Mar546
6 Apr - 13 Apr824
20 April808
27 April599
4 May833
11 May - 18 May857
25 May1183
1 Jun - 8 Jun1023
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2 Nov - 7 Dec546
14 December979
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28 Dec - 31 Dec1243
 

Sennen Holidays

Sennen is the most westerly parish in the UK, nestled between Cape Cornwall and Land's End. Part of the village; the mediaeval church of St. Sennen with its low granite tower, the school, and the First & Last Inn are at the top of the cliff; with some older cottages 300 feet below by the quay, along with the Old Success, a seventeenth-century inn. 

Sennen Cove is still a fishing village and home of Sennen Lifeboat. Established in 1853, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution`s Sennen Cove Station is situated just one mile northeast of Land’s End.

If you want to spot a bit of wildlife during your holiday in Sennen, basking sharks and dolphins are a common sight off the coast of Sennen. Join our friends in the water and head to Sennen Cove which is renowned for its great surf and friendly atmosphere. Or take a drive to Gwenver Beach, less than a mile from Sennen Cove and watch the sunset - a truly spectacular sight. Read more about Sennen holidays and Gwenver beach on our blog post about Sandy beaches in West Cornwall.

Surfing

Sennen is a prime location for surfing in Cornwall. With swell coming in from the Atlantic, the surf is good all year round and can be better than the more crowded surfing destinations such as Newquay. With two surf schools based at Sennen you'll be in good hands when it comes to learning the ropes. Read more about Surfing in Sennen on our blog. 

Beaches & Coastal Walks

Take a walk along the coast from Land's End to the beautiful and hidden Nanjizel beach; one of Cornwall's most spectacular beaches. Porthcurno is also only a short drive away with its beautiful beaches and the breathtaking Minack Theatre, showing regular outdoor performances throughout the summer months.

South from Sennen Cove you can walk the coastal path to Land’s End. Just over a mile as the chough flies, but all along the south-west coastal path you must allow for the uphill stretches and twisty bits of headland which make the walks longer. 

Whitesand Bay, white as the name suggests, stretches northwards from Sennen Cove to Gwynver beach. Gwynver is accessible from Whitesand at low tide; and down steep steps from Trevedra Cliff at high tide. On New Year’s Day it’s become a bit of a tradition for hardy folk to jump into the Whitesand waves for a swim. The south-west coastal footpath runs along Whitesand behind the dunes. No dogs are allowed on the beach between Easter and the 1st October.

Although it feels tucked away in the far west, Sennen self catering holidays are perfect for exploring West Penwith. Read about the history of West Penwith on our blog or visit www.sennen-cove.com for more info.

Things to do near Sennen

Roundhouse & Capstan Gallery
A unique circular gallery and converted netloft. It was originally used for housing a winch to haul boats up from the beach. Visit www.round-house.co.uk for more info.

Longships Lighthouse
The iconic Longships Lighthouse sits on Carn Bras, the biggest in a ribbon of jagged rocks just offshore. It appears curiously tall when seen from the road approaching Land's End. Just for a moment Longships seems to have landed at the holiday complex but it's all an illusion of topography. The galleon and helicopter might be set in cement in Land’s End square but the lighthouse is exactly where it should be, a mile off shore.

Land’s End:
Sennen Church is about a mile from the Land’s End Visitor Centre, where you can find Land’s End Hotel & restaurant, First & Last House, shops, cafe, exhibitions. It is famed for the signpost, at which you can have your photograph taken as one arm says Land’ End and the other your home town. There are weekly firework displays, special events and family entertainment. The best approach to the complex is via the coastal path, the sea views are magnificent. On an overcast day the visitor centre has much to occupy children.

Apple Tree Cafe, Trevescan
When self catering in Sennen, a place not to be missed is The Apple Tree Cafe at Trevescan, a left turn just before Land’s End. Home of Nick’s delicious home-made bread. It’s family friendly, amazing cakes, tea garden. A perfect place to meet before walking or after walking or probably before and after. 

From the Apple Tree Cafe, you can walk into Land’s End; you can walk across the fields to the coastal path. All you need is the O/S Pathfinder or O/S Explorer 7 (Land’s End, Penzance and St Ives). If you can find one, get a copy of a book called ‘West of HayleRiver’ by Gerald and Sylvia Priestland. It is brim-full of walks, pictures and information about places and legends across the whole of West Penwith. Visit www.theappletreecafe.co.uk for more info.

Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday, Sennen holds its very own farmers' market, perfect for stocking up on local produce when staying in a self catering cottage. Find out more on our blog: The Best Farmers’ Markets in West Cornwall

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Local events

St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

23rd August 2018 

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

16th December - 6th January 2018

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2019

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

19th - 21st April 2019

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2019

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2019 

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

Dates TBC August 2019

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Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2019

Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

Dates TBC

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and we know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines.

We loved the location and the excellent views across Sennen Cove. The cottage was very private and the internal decor was pristine. It was very comfortable and luxurious. We loved lighting the wood burner in the evening after a day’s surfing and getting really cosy.

August 2018

A gem of a cottage with fantastic views over the bay.

August 2018

Fantastic location

June 2018

We had a fantastic stay in this cottage, which must have one of the best views on the Cove.

Property very clean and comfortable, and sea views spectacular.

Will definitely be back!

June 2018

Captains Haven is a lovely cottage, holds many traditional features yet offers total comfort and relaxation for the perfect holiday. Set high above Sennen Cove means the views are breathtaking and perfect for outdoor eating. As a family of five we had a lovely stay and cannot fault it for a great holiday!

May 2018

V enjoyable week - thank you

December 2017

A truly comfortable home from home with amazing views over the bay

September 2017

Lovely house with beautiful views of Sennen.

October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Captain's Haven. We took full advantage of the good weather to explore the SW coast path in both directions. The scenery and coves are just beautiful. We were so delighted to see 'choughs' at Cape Cornwall and a visit to Boat Cove is essential for bird enthusiasts.

October 2016

We have already booked for next year, it will be our 3rd visit to this lovely cottage with stunning views of the Cove, it's a joy to sit outside in the garden and listen to the sound of the sea as the waves hit the shore.

September 2016

Lovely, well equipped cottage in an outstanding position, where we felt relaxed and on holiday throughout our stay.

July 2016

Lovely to sit outside the property in the sunshine and look out over the whole bay which has a stunning view all around

September 2015

A beautiful place to stay with stunning views. Comfortable and welcoming. So happy to be there.

May 2015

We loved Captains Haven, great location and a really well furnished property, lots of room and comfortable. We would definitely like to return.

April 2015

 
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