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The Barn at Alsia Mill

£420 - £913 per week

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 stripped pine floors. It's only a short drive from Sennen Cove, where you'll find surf, white sands and unforgettable sunsets.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1



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, Chromecast, 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:


super king bed.

Shower room

large walk-in shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

large lawned garden with private area for The Barn, 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.


Beautiful property in a lovely location couldn't fault it

March 2024

Lovely comfortable environment, tastefully furnished & decorated with amazing grounds to enjoy too.

January 2024

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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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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 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.

Beautiful property in a lovely location couldn't fault it

Lovely comfortable environment, tastefully furnished & decorated with amazing grounds to enjoy too.

We had an amazing stay at Alsia Mill. The accommodation was beautifully presented, location made access to all the prime spots along the Cornwall coast very accessible and we wouldn't hesitate in returning!

I would highly recommend alsia barn Sits in the most beautiful wood land Would be ideal if you have a dog St Buryan is very close pubs great Birds bats baggers foxes beautiful Dark skies at night stars look stunning can not wait to come again Teresa Jones

We have recently returned from our 8th visit to the Barn. We love the quiet rural setting , with attendant wildlife, and find the location ideal for us, with beaches,shops and the wonderful Minack Theatre nearby.

Cute cottage. Lovely to have a separate fenced garden per cottage. Mince pies and cream greeted us upon our arrival which was a nice touch. Grounds are very picturesque but the ford across the stream is in short dangerous and resulted in damage to our vehicle. I would Advice always parking in the parking bays prior to the ford. Otherwise, lovely cottage and a good base to explore the area.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Barn, and those great views that the property has to offer. We understand that the ford is not suitable for all vehicles, especially those with low clearance, so we do recommend that you park in the parking bays before you reach the ford if you have any concerns, and then approach the property on foot. The ford stones can be slippery when wet, so we always advise to take this approach slowly. We are glad you enjoyed exploring the Sennen area! Katy, Customer Services.

We had a fabulous week at The Barn, which is located in a beautiful tranquil setting. The grounds and garden are spectacular- we loved the sound of the stream at the end of the garden. The Barn is very well equipped and has been lovingly renovated. The scones and tea were a lovely touch and quickly devoured after a long journey. We look forward to a return visit.

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A beautiful cottage to escape the rigours of the world for a while. The garden is wonderfully managed, allowing for a wild feeling whilst still containing an array of cottage plants and flowers to attract bees and birds. The robins were regular visitors to our garden table and doorstep. A peaceful and relaxing hideaway for two…and your dog if you have one (ours loved it).

We were really looking forward to our stay at Alsia Barn as the pictures made it look real quality. It was though a real disappointment. We were subjected to a great deal of noise from the ceiling which at first we thought was rodents but in the end we concluded was some form of insects munching away. The bedroom and bathroom had various patches of mould on walls, doors and blinds along with two large deposits of bird mess not cleaned from the bedroom windows. The shower went from from perfect to cold and then scalding without the controls being touched. The large house which is very close which we were not aware of when booking which can have up to 11 guests was occupied and thankfully the people were quiet, this could be an issue with other occupiers. Clearly not in the control of the owners but the trees adjacent to the cottage on the property had 10+ Jackdaws roosting and they started making noise that woke us at 4am most mornings and made it difficult to sleep after.

Given the activity in the ceiling my wife would of left early but couldn't as we had another booking elsewhere in Cornwall for the next week. She was on edge for the first few days after hearing the noises. Not what you want when looking for a peaceful retreat.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to hear of your disappointment. The owner has since had pest control investigate the noise, and we would like to reassure you that no pest/insect activity was found in the ceiling/roof area. We have had reports previously of leaves from the trees above scraping on the roof, so we are wondering if perhaps it was associated with that, and it was just more noticeable at night. We will continue to monitor this though, so thank you for making us aware. We were sorry to hear that you had been disappointed with areas of cleaning. We would have loved to have been able to send the owners housekeeper back to rectify any of this, but we appreciate that you preferred to not return to the property to the smell of cleaning products, so we asked that this was double checked by the housekeeper after your departure. Sorry that we had not been aware of any concerns regarding the bedroom at the time though. The owner has a window cleaner attend once a month to try and ensure that the windows are looking their best for guests, but as you can appreciate, being in that area with so many trees around, surrounded by nature, bird mess will appear from time to time. We will continue to monitor feedback, and if it sounds as though the frequency of the cleans needs to be increased, we will discuss this with the owner. We also have someone checking the shower on the next changeover and the blinds which have been marked from condensation are being replaced. The owner is just waiting on the new ones arriving. We aways try to be open and honest with our property descriptions and photos so we were also sorry to hear that you weren't expecting it to be near other properties. As part of the Alsia Mill estate, we try to show the house, studio and barns in the photos. We were genuinely saddened to hear that you would have left early as that is never what we would want, and we know how much everyone looks forward to their holidays, but we hope that you still enjoyed your time exploring this beautiful part of the country, despite your disappointment with the property itself. Tanya, Customer Services

We loved everything about The Barn and the grounds it was in. It is cosy and surprisingly spacious. The bed is large and extremely comfortable. The garden gets the late afternoon sun, which is perfect after a day out. Aspects / property owner exceeded expectations in sorting out a small problem without any fuss.

The barn at alsia mill was so relaxing and peaceful, lovely garden to sit in with the sound of the stream running by and lots of nice walks nearby. We WILL be back next year .

This is our 6th visit. That should say it all !

A wonderful place to stay, I can highly recommend The Barn if you are looking for peace and tranquility in a truly beautiful setting.

As above Lovely peaceful place Beautiful grounds. Would highly recommend

The Barn at Alsia Mill is a quiet, spacious and stylish space in beautiful lush grounds. We loved the log burning stove for chilly evenings, the comfortable sofa and the garden. It was wonderful to be away from crowds but near enough to beautiful beaches and great coastal walking. A special place!

Great location for the lowest areas of Cornwall - Portcurno &: Sennen beaches a short drive. Beautiful gardens to sit in or wander around. We very much enjoyed our 2 weeks at the Barn ( helped by first 9 days of sunshine !) Everything about the Barn was good - kitchen, TV reception, comfy sofa, heating, excellent WiFi, SuperKing bed, the only negative is the shower which despite a new one being fitted two days in to our stay lacks adequate water pressure, we think because of the eco water system, it's now ok and wouldn't put us off staying but if you are used to high pressure luxurious showers at home or on your holidays be aware this is not that.

Penzance close for 3 supermarkets, personally we did not rate the town itself (compared to say Falmouth) however 'Mermaid Alley' in New Street is a must for lunch or dinner.

Aspects Holiday personnel are all excellent and we would not hesitate to book our Cornish holidays with them again.

Beautiful spot. Ford access a bit off putting but alternative parking available

Lovely cottage with picturesque garden. Nice area, between Sennen and Penzance area. Idea for visiting lands end, Porth curno etc.

Great location for Lands End, Lizard etc. Very quiet with nice gardens.

A lovely cottage in a stunning area, was the ideal place for a relaxing break

Really Lovely Looking Buildings and Grounds, but had issues with heating, water and dampness

Great location and setup. Lovely gardens - really enhanced our stay. Also, the flexibility of having several options on-site is really useful for families of friends who want to spend time together but have their own places too.

Pleasant, detached, rural property in good location for West Cornwall attractions and reasonably sized for a couple. Fresh milk and other bits found on arrival were appreciated.

A beautiful place to stay with exquisite gardens, just a few minutes drive to the gorgeous coastline and lovely and clean. Can’t wait to book it again!

This is a stunning property and this was our fourth visit. We were a little disappointed however with the total lack of any welcome pack. Even in this time of Covid we managed to provide ourselves with a cream tea ,as all the components were wrapped.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. It is great to read that you were back for your fourth visit to this lovely property. We are really sorry that there are currently no welcome packs provided; this is purely a temporary measure due to Covid restrictions. We tried to ensure that all guests were pre-warned of this, by sending the information in the arrival document, but we appreciate that there is a lot to think about and check before travelling down here, so these things can be easily missed. We hope that this is something that we will be able to reintroduce again soon. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon. Lucy, Customer Services

Quiet, comfortable, clean. Lovely big private garden. The barn had everything we needed except for a bbq, so we took our own, which we have now left there for the next visitors to use. We were very lucky to have quiet families staying in the main house, so noise was never an issue. It is close to all the main beaches - 10 min drive to most places.

Aspects Holidays wasn't very clear on what items would be provided at the house and items that would not be provided, especially now during COVID.

There was no dishwashing liquid or hand soap provided, and only 1 loo roll, which is fine, but it would have been helpful to know to take those things.

All in all, a wonderful, peaceful stay. We would definitely book again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are so sorry to hear that you hadn't been left washing up liquid and hand soap; these should still have been provided, so we are sorry if these had been forgotten. We have tried to communicate as best as possible, what may or may not be provided in the current circumstances, and send a bit of a guide in an email that is sent out before you arrive, but with every property being individually owned, it is at the discretion of the property owner and their housekeeper (whilst following government recommendations) as to what exactly is left in the property for guests. The usual welcome pack is not being provided at the moment, but some owners may have agreed a more basic pack with their housekeepers. We are sorry that we cannot be more specific with this at the moment. We are glad that you enjoyed the lovely peaceful setting at Alsia Mill and we will look forward to welcoming you back one day. Tanya, Customer Services

We have just spent a return visit to the Barn ar Alsia mill. The property was spotless as usual, with a very welcome cream tea laid out. The grounds are beautifully tended and the spring flowers were stunning. This time of the year the log fire each evening was a joy, and the huge supply of logs very useful, thank you. We find the entrance to the property easier to manage if approached from the St Buryan end of the road rather than the Sennen end This property is a great place to chill out and really relax away from the crowds.

Very disappointing to find on our arrival to Alsia Barn in St Buryan Penzance at the start of our holiday, the property had not been prepared for our arrival, the cottage was left in a disgusting, dirty state,we had to wait for over an hour and a half after the handover time of 3pm to enter the property whilst it was cleaned and prepared the cleaners did not arrive till 3.20pm thus we were left waiting till 4.40pm in the car whilst they cleaned, I suggest the owners find better service agents.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We really are very sorry for this; you should absolutely always expect your property to be ready on time for you and to a good standard, and after a long journey to get here, we completely understand the frustration of this situation. The housekeeping team for this property have since explained that one of their team had called in sick and left her very short staffed during changeover. We should have been contacted so that we could pre-warn you of any delay, but unfortunately we did not get this information until you reporting the delay yourselves. We have since been in contact with you and we really do hope that from what we have discussed, we have been able to restore your faith in the service and the properties that we offer; this kind of delay and lack of communication about it, certainly isn't the norm. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely comfy well planned accommodation, within beautiful grounds.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Don't come to this property if you need the wifi to work.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback, and we are sorry that there had been further issues with the wifi. We are pleased to report that the property owner has now had a wired connection installed from the main house and a new wifi access point installed in the Barn, to overcome the issues with the signal in The Barn. This has been monitored since, with no further disruption to the service, so if you were to return, you should not have that same experience. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the lovely location and hope that we may still be able to welcome you back, now that the wifi issue has been resolved. Tanya, Customer Services

Beware of WiFi connection

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry that there had been issues with the wifi during your stay. Due to the location of this property, it seems that the signal can occasionally be intermittent. The owner is looking into possible solutions to prevent this from being an on-going problem for guests. We are glad that you otherwise enjoyed the property and sorry again for this issue. Tanya, Customer Services

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

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

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.

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.

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!!

Beautiful, peaceful, unique - the perfect romantic getaway.