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Herring Gull
Sennen

£564 - £1659 per week
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In an enviable seaside spot, Herring Gull overlooks the award-winning golden sands of Sennen Cove beach with sublime sea views, it's only a minute's walk onto one of Cornwall's finest beaches. The open plan living space is the perfect spot to plan your day over breakfast, or great for social evenings in, as you look out to sea. The main, en suite double bedroom has a balcony to take in the panoramic views or drift off to the sound of the sea. The second, first floor twin bedroom is next to the family bathroom, another double room is located on the third floor. There is a useful shower room on the ground floor, perfect to wash off sandy toes and salty hair after spending balmy days relaxing on the beach. The rear terraced garden is a perfect place to sit, unwind and admire the sea view, with a refreshing gin and tonic in hand. As the evening draws in, enjoy gazing into the night's sky, under a blanket of stars.

Salty air and panoramic views over Sennen Cove make Herring Gull an idyllic retreat for families looking for a traditional beach holiday. Water-lovers and seasoned surfers will be seduced by the Atlantic swells, while rookies can hire a board from one of the local surf schools under friendly, expert guidance. Getaway from it all in this perfectly positioned property that gives you a real feeling of being tucked away without losing any of the wonderful views. Enjoy the sea and surf in the summer or autumnal beach walks with a traditional pub lunch, for the perfect Cornish escape any time of year.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Twin

Bedroom 2

Double

Bedroom 3

Double

Entrance

via parking area into hallway with door to intergral garage stairs rising to first floor.

Bedroom 1

twin beds

Family bathroom

bath with mains shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed, balcony with sea views, en suite shower room with WC and basin.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

corner sofa, chair, sofa, Smart TV, DVD, woodburner, table with six chairs, electric Rangemaster oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, sea views, door to rear outside terrace.

Bedroom 3

double bed, sea views from velux windows, en suite cloakroom with WC and basin.

Outside area

rear terraced deck, sea view, patio table with six chairs.

Garage

integral garage with shower, washing machine, tumble dryer, freezer, plenty of storage.

Additional information

electric heating.

PLEASE NOTE: Since a change in ownership, the property has undertaken many improvements over the winter in 2023, including: A new kitchen with a large fridge/freezer and Rangemaster oven, Smart TV, new woodburner, a mains shower has been added over the bath, some new furniture and beds, improvements to the ensuite shower room including an addition of a door. A new ensuite WC and basin has been added to the bedroom on the top floor. Some new garden furniture has also been added along with fencing to the terraced garden. WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herring Gull and we were really impressed by the property. Really nice outside area at the back with views out to sea and the sunset.

June 2024

Clean, bright property, very warm and welcoming. Had everything we needed for a great stay. Views are wonderful and loved the easy access to the coastal path.

November 2023

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Holidays in Sennen

Sennen is one of the most beautiful, unspoilt areas of Cornwall, famous for its unique location and beauty. Sennen is one of Cornwall's most popular surf spots, and its rugged scenery and many coves provide the perfect place to explore on a self catering holiday.

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.

Top tip

Spend the festive season in Sennen and take part in the annual Christmas day swim!

Surfing in Sennen

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.

Beach & 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 15th May and the 30th September, between 10am and 6pm.

Although it feels tucked away in the far west, Sennen self catering holidays are perfect for exploring West Penwith. 

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Events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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. 

31st December 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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. Read More >

December 2024

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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.

TBC 2025

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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!

26th - 28th April

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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.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2024

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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 Café, Trevescan
When self catering in Sennen, a place not to be missed is The Apple Tree Café 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.

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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What our guests say...

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. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Herring Gull and we were really impressed by the property. Really nice outside area at the back with views out to sea and the sunset.

Clean, bright property, very warm and welcoming. Had everything we needed for a great stay. Views are wonderful and loved the easy access to the coastal path.

Great location. We love Sennen!

Recently stayed at Herring Gull and we were very happy there. The description of the property is accurate but not enough is said about the garden which is a little sun trap and much bigger than we imagined. Was perfect sitting on the bench in the sunshine looking at the sea.

Great location and so near to the beach. Sennen is very quiet at night, just one pub and a fish and chip shop so if you are looking for a quiet holiday in a beautiful location this is the place for you.

A great holiday house only a minute’s walk from the beach. Wonderful sea views. Comfortable beds. Would definitely book again.

We had a lovely break in beautiful Sennen Cove The property suited us but may not suit elderly or those with young children Garden is a sun trap but lots of steps as there is all over the property Property looking a bit tired in places Useful shower at back of garage

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Being over 3 floors and the rear deck area being terraced; this may not suit everyone, but please feel free to call the bookings team here if there are any questions about this property and its suitability. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes. Whilst this property is not marketed as one of our higher end properties, we always try to ensure that the photos and descriptions are accurate, so we do hope that this was what you had expected. Thank you for the helpful comments and we hope to see you back soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Fabulous location and wonderful views. I do think the ensuite needs a refresh and a door however. Lovely sheltered suntrap and back terrace. Thanks - we had a great time.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

2024 update - We are pleased to confirm that following new ownership, a new door has been added to the bedroom ensuite

Thanks for your feedback. We will pass on your suggestion to the property owner. We always try to ensure that the photos give a good idea of what to expect in the properties that we market, so we hope that you still found it all as you expected though. It certainly sounds like you still enjoyed your time here. Hopefully we will see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

We really enjoyed our week at Herring Gull. The location is excellent in a small mews of six houses set back from the main sea front. Ours was the only property occupied during our stay so it was very peaceful when we were there. There is very access to the coastal path and you are a few minutes walk from the main sandy beach, a very friendly pub and an excellent fish and chip shop. There is also a great cafe on the corner of the mews and a shop selling newspapers, milk and all the essentials on the other. We really liked the open plan living area and the decked area at the back. There are a lot of steep stairs which might not suit families with very young children. The shower room in the garage is a bit scruffy, there is a small ensuite shower room with no door and then one proper bathroom (with no shower). The parking place and the garage were a real bonus. As I said, we enjoyed our stay and we will definitely return to Sennen Cove.

Lovely town house in an excellent position in the village with the added bonus of car parking. The sea views and sound of the surf from the balconies at the front are superb - pack some binoculars! Good, sociable, open-plan-living floor with light flooding in from front and rear. Triple terraced rear garden which is a great addition for outdoor dining. Be prepared for lots of stairs/steps inside and out.

Beautiful house in perfect location. We had everything we needed for a very relaxing week by the sea. Really enjoyed the outside space.

We enjoyed very much staying in this very comfortable and attractive house. The three floors provide good space and privacy and the log fire was very welcome. The terraced rear garden is a delight and a beautiful sun trap in the evening. The garage is very helpful and the extra shower/toilet . It was very well prepared. The house offers easy access to Sennen beach and the coastal paths. Definitely recommend .

We would definitely recommend 'Herring Gull'. It was beautifully furnished & decorated, showing great thought & care in it's presentation. The bonus is the back terracing with plenty of seating, lovely pot plants & sea views. It also has two balconies looking towards the sea. Another really important bonus is the garage & extra parking space, which is so important in Sennen Cove. For older or infirm people I would just say that there are lots of stairs as it is a three story town house. Otherwise a 99% rating. Ann Phillips. Frome, Somerset.