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The Barn at Alsia Mill Sennen

£350 - £772 per week
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Nestled in the very heart of the Alsia Mill estate, The Barn is a charming retreat for two. With a private garden within the grounds of the estate, it's just perfect for al fresco dining during the summer months. The Barn has been completely renovated, yet retains traditional features with exposed granite quoin work, beamed ceilings and original stripped pine floors. It's only a short drive from Sennen Cove, where you'll find surf, white sands and unforgettable sunsets.

Entrance

via six external granite steps to first floor stable door:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

open plan, exposed ceiling beams and stripped pine floorboards, sofa for two, TV/DVD, DAB radio/docking station, woodburner, dining table and four chairs, electric oven and ceramic hob, slimline dishwasher, washer/dryer, under counter fridge with ice box. Stairs down to the ground floor:

Bedroom

zip and link (super king or twin) beds.

Shower room

large walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

arge lawned garden within the larger estate with private area for The Barn, enclosed by cornish hedges and fencing on three sides and a stream on the east side, wooden garden furniture.

Additional information

parking for one car, The Barn at Alsia Mill can be booked with The Studio at Alsia Mill to accommodate four guests. Electric radiators, given the age and granite construction of the property a dehumidifier is installed on the ground floor of the building, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

Lovely comfy well planned accommodation, within beautiful grounds.

June 2019

Great area beautiful gardens doggy heaven clean large comfortable cottage . Peaceful would highly recomend a visit to Alsia barn we loved it . Andrew and Teresa Warwickshire

May 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb350
16 February358
23 Feb - 30 Mar350
6 Apr - 13 Apr434
20 April426
27 April384
4 May - 18 May404
25 May624
1 Jun - 8 Jun501
15 Jun - 22 Jun541
29 June603
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31 Aug - 7 Sep484
14 September445
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19 October424
26 October424
2 Nov - 14 Dec350
21 December465
28 Dec - 31 Dec597

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb357
15 February365
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28 March392
4 Apr - 11 Apr443
18 Apr - 25 Apr392
2 May396
9 May - 16 May412
23 May636
30 May492
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17 October401
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19 December474
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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.

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 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 2019

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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.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2020

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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.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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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.

27th April 2020

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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 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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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!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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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 26th August 2020

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.

Lovely comfy well planned accommodation, within beautiful grounds.

Jul 2019

Great area beautiful gardens doggy heaven clean large comfortable cottage . Peaceful would highly recomend a visit to Alsia barn we loved it . Andrew and Teresa Warwickshire

May 2019

Alisa Mill Barn is set in one of the most beautiful gardens I can imagine. It was a complete delight to be staying in this magic location. So much work must go in to making these grounds look and feel the way they do. The barn itself is lovely such a gem, very comfortable and easy to spend time in, very carefully and thoughtfully renovated. Joyous views of the garden from all the windows. We were blessed with some lovely weather and greatly enjoyed just sitting by the stream and listening to the rooks in the trees above. Our poodle Violet was also very fond of the stream. Of course, being equidistant from Sennen Cove and Porthcurno the two best beaches in England is also amazing. We are definitely coming back.

Apr 2019

Had a lovely time staying at The barn in Asia Mill. Lovely setting and tranquil gardens. The barn was ideally placed to see all the area had to offer.

Apr 2019

Lovely place to stay, very quiet. Grounds were beautiful. Will be coming back.

Mar 2019

We booked to stay here for our 30th wedding anniversary and loved it. It was perfect. The setting, the cottage, the woodburning stove - even the ford we had to cross to get to the property. It is well placed to get to all sorts of fantastic places including Zennor, St Ives, Lands End, Mousehole, the Lizard - we spent the days exploring this beautiful part of the world.

Mar 2019

The Barn is a wonderful place to stay. So comfortable and cosy. Great location. Can’t wait to book again :)

Nov 2018

The Barn is a gorgeous conversion in a peaceful location. Everywhere we wanted to visit was just a few miles away.

It was lovely coming home and sitting in the gorgeous garden and the barn itself is roomy and really nicely decorated.

The bed is huge and so comfy. Would highly recommend.

Oct 2018

Gorgeous Barn conversion in a beautiful setting. Large gardens with streams was a delight to explore and kept the dog and owners happy all week. Close to all attractions and beaches but remote enough to enjoy the peace and quiet.

Jul 2018

This is a gem of a place if you what to get away from the rat race,its peaceful the stream is a bonus for relaxing beside with a glass of something and a good book.

May 2018

Alsia Barn is a fantastic property that has undergone a considerable amount of delicate work to make it the property it is today. A great deal of effort has gone to ensure that guests are well catered for and endure a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Oct 2017

Delightful and comfortable barn conversion in lovely gardens, a great location for accessing the coast.

Sep 2017

Beautiful property set in a wonderful location. We are looking to re-book soon:-)

May 2017

Location is so peaceful and lovely garden to sit in and walk my dog.

Oct 2016

We were very impressed with the property and it's surroundings which were ideal for our dogs.We would definitely recommend this property to our friends and family,and hope to return ourselves in the future.

May 2016

Absolutely stunning and unique gardens surrounding this beautiful barn conversion. Truly a very special place, even had an ancient and accessible well in the neighbouring field. A 'must stay' property.

Apr 2016

The cottage was extremely warm and cosy, - great log burner and the free logs was an unexpected bonus. It is well placed to visit known beauty spots.

A very good local post office/local store was just a short convenient journey away. Friendly and helpful staff.

Grounds were superb, wonderful for our elderly Springer Spaniel, and me!!

Oct 2015

Beautiful, peaceful, unique - the perfect romantic getaway.

Aug 2015