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The Barn at Alsia Mill Sennen

£357 - £787 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 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, 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:

Bedroom

superking 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.

 
 

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.

July 2020

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.

February 2020

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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 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

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 2020

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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.

November 2020

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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. 

December 2020

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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. 

15th December 2020 - 4th January 2021

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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 December 2020 (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 2020

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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 2020

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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 2020

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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.

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.

9 hours ago

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.

Mar 2020

Although the property itself was nice, it is ruined by being utterly filthy and covered in a think layer of greasy dust, cobwebs and spiders. Many areas were broken, e.g bedroom window latch, living room blind, shower hose and shower drain. The beds didn’t have a valance and were generally mediocre, the sofa was tiny and uncomfortable. The plates and crockery were dirty, the placemats were disgusting- evidence of many others dinners before us. The grounds are lovely though- however the “private” garden isn’t enclosed and isn’t wonderful for dogs. The location is shared by a big house (sleeps 11) and a studio (sleeps 2) - access to which is past the bedroom window so if you’re a light sleeper you might have trouble with cars and foot traffic.

Aug 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were really sorry to hear that the property didn't meet the high standards that you and we would expect. We take all guest feedback very seriously and have spoken to you about your comments since, and discussed it all with the property owner and the housekeeper. Having fed this all back, we will be closely monitoring all further feedback, so thank you for escalating this. We are pleased to report that all of the maintenance points have been dealt with and we are sorry that you had experienced these problems; though the owner has no plans to provide a bed skirt/valance at this point, but you will always have a standard bed sheet in place on the mattress. We are also sorry to hear that the garden and surrounding area were not quite as you expected. Whilst the property owner accepts pets, this will not always mean that a property has an enclosed garden or suitable space for a dog, but we will always try to show that as clearly as possible within photos and descriptions of the property; and having read your comment about the possible risk of noise from foot traffic and cars, we will monitor this, though the only cars and foot traffic will be by those staying in the other two properties, so it should not be excessive. We are glad to see that you found the property itself to be nice and that you liked the grounds and thanks again for sending in your feedback. Tanya, Customer Services

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.

Jul 2019

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.

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

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

Sep 2017

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

Jun 2017

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:-)

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