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Kittiwake Sennen Sennen

£344 - £705 per week

Kittiwake is a lovely, comfortable coastal retreat. Full of character, this one bedroom bolthole is located in a converted stone cottage, with high ceilings, exposed beams and plenty of natural light flooding in. The flat boasts stunning panoramic vistas, including wide sea views from the decking, and has a lovely open garden with various suntraps, ideal for al fresco eating and relaxing.

Kittiwake offers a romantic, rural and seaside setting that is perfect for keen walkers, surfers and beach goers, and those looking to discover all the beauty and magic of Poldark country! Within walking distance of Gwenver, a beautiful surfing beach, Kittiwake is also just two miles from the delightful Sennen Cove. A short drive takes you to near Penzance, St. Ives, Mousehole, Porthcurno, St. Just and Land’s End meaning you will be spoilt for choice for things to fill your time.

Entrance via external stairs

twelve wooden steps onto small decked area with front door into porch and internal door into:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

open plan with electric oven, washing machine, larder fridge with freezer box, table and chairs, sofa, TV, door through to:


double bed, TV.


deep sunken bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside area

on the ground level you have an open grassed area with picnic table and bench. On the top level you have a small decked balcony with bistro table and chairs, distant sea views.

Additional information

Modern electric heaters throughout. Kittiwake is located down a bumpy lane, steps to the property are narrow and steep so may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility, please note other people may walk through the garden for access to other areas, garden area is not enclosed so children and dogs must be supervised at all times, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


The cottage is perfect for 2, quiet location, friendly neighbourhood, well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come again in the future. Alan and Mary Smith

September 2019

Kittiwake is in a quiet, rural location, away from everything, sometimes feeling rather isolated. Gwynver beach is within walking distance, good for surfing and it's dog friendly. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and good for walking. It's a short drive to various attractions and alternative locations.

June 2019

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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.


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 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 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 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

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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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!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. 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.


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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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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. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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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 2021

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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.

The cottage is perfect for 2, quiet location, friendly neighbourhood, well equipped. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to come again in the future. Alan and Mary Smith

Sep 2019

Kittiwake is in a quiet, rural location, away from everything, sometimes feeling rather isolated. Gwynver beach is within walking distance, good for surfing and it's dog friendly. The accommodation is clean, comfortable and good for walking. It's a short drive to various attractions and alternative locations.

Jul 2019

Excellent Customer Service all round. The property was exactly what it says in the advert. I had a few extra days over the week at a very good price. Really recommend this property and credit to the owner.The Booking agency Aspect holidays.

Nov 2018

This is an excellent, spacious and quirky two person property, in an atmospheric corner of Cornwall. Perfect!

Oct 2018

A good sized relaxing cottage, with lovely views over the sea. The nearby beach is gorgeous and worth the climb back up the steps. Hope to return soon.

Jul 2018

A well equipped, cosy cottage with a stunning, everchanging sea view across Sennen Bay. Excellent base for walking the coastal path and exploring the mining heritage around St Just and the moorland antiquities above Morvah (Carn Galva, Men-an-tol, 9 Maidens, Man Scarfa) and Pendeen (Chun Downs and Quoit, Carn Kendyjack, Carnyorth Common). Easy drive to the St Ives Tate and Zennor Church to see the Mermaid and sundial, Penlee Galley in Penzance and amazing Tremenheere Gardens with world class sculptures and view of St Michael’s Mount. Both dog and I loved it!

Apr 2018

Nice views, spacious and comfortable. 5 mins from sennen cove and lands end. Nice and relaxing.

Mar 2018

A fantastic place to stay close to the coastal footpath

Sep 2017

Lovely cottage with many appealing features in a great location, with sea views and close to a beach, let down slightly by the low standard of cleaning.

Aug 2017

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry if the cleanliness on this occasion was not to the usual high standards; I hope that we can reassure you that this is not the norm here. I am sorry that we did not get the opportunity to investigate and rectify any concerns for you while you were here, but having received your comments, we have discussed this with the housekeeper, who has apologised, as we would always want for guests to arrive to everything being 100%. If that is ever not the case, please do not hesitate to contact us so that we can assist and get any concerns rectified for you. Thank you for bringing this to our attention. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a most fantastic stay. Great little bolthole in a truly excellent location, with sea views that I think you undersell! Great place for the dog too.

Loads of walks right on your doorstep, Gwenver beach (dog friendly) is within 15 minutes walk (and is a lovely beach too)... withink 30 minutes by car you have Botallack, Levant & Geevor mines (actually these are within 10 minutes), Cape Cornwall, Cot Valley, Gurnards Head, St Ives, Hayle, St Michael's Mount (at Marazion), Penzance, Long Rock (for a Tesco, Morrisons or Sainsburys Superstore), Mousehole, Newlyn, Lamorna, The Minack Theatre and Porthcurno, Nanjizal, Lands End and Sennen Cove. A truly spectacular part of the world. As we put in the visitors book, we'd love to come back here if/when we visit the far west again.

Jul 2017

A well equipped cottage in a superb location. All you could want for a relaxing holiday.

May 2017

Kittiwake is a lovely cottage,very comfortable,and a well equipped kitchen! Lovely walks for the dog,her favourite holiday so far I suspect! I would definitely recommend this as long as you don't mind driving down a long Lane with some very large pot holes!

Mar 2017

Good sized accommodation with lovely views and a good base for exploring southern Cornwall. There is a beach within walking distance and the property is very close to the lovely Minack Theatre. We would recommend a stay. Best Wishes, Karen & Nick

Sep 2016

We spent a wonderful week at Kittiwake. Nice and bright and airy and it really felt like a home from home, with stunning views of Sennen Cove. A great spot away from the crowds of the larger villages and towns, but not so far away as to feel cut off, and really handy to just wander to the local beach (just be prepared for the hike back up at the end of the day).

Aug 2016