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The Watch House Sennen

 
 
£378 - £929
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Perched above the harbour at Sennen Cove, The Watch House is a quirky traditional Cornish cottage steeped with nautical history. The Watch House is a comfortable retreat with wonderful sea views, and is perfect come rain or shine as the roaring open fire in the sitting room will keep you warm and cosy. Sleeping three, this cute cottage is a perfect place for a couple or small family to unwind and enjoy some quality down time.

Sennen beach has been voted one of the best beaches in Britain, and is perfect for a stroll along, especially at dusk when you can witness one of the most beautiful sunsets in Cornwall. The Watch House is situated on the South West Coast path and Lands End is a leisurely 20 minute walk and in the opposite direction you can explore Poldark's famous filming locations at Botallack.

Entrance

external granite steps up to shared porchway, front door on your immediate left.

Sitting room

two leather sofas, TV/DVD, open fire, sea views, stairs to first floor.

Kitchen

electric oven, hob, larder fridge, larder freezer, table and seating for four, door to rear courtyard.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Outdoor area

bistro table and seating for three to the rear of the property. Please note this area is communal, and you may encounter people walking past.

Additional information

night storage heating throughout, there is a second staircase in the property leading to the attic, however this staircase has been blocked off and is not to be used, up to two small dogs, short breaks available.

 

Excellent location.

October 2018

A beautiful, compact and comfortable cottage in a stunning location. Would love to visit at different times of the year to get the full experience of Sennen Cove.

August 2018

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2018

1 January718
6 Jan - 3 Feb378
10 Feb - 17 Feb386
24 Feb - 17 Mar378
24 March514
31 Mar - 7 Apr525
14 Apr - 28 Apr415
5 May - 19 May508
26 May752
2 Jun - 9 Jun600
16 Jun - 23 Jun654
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7 July762
14 July777
21 Jul - 18 Aug929
25 August740
1 Sep - 8 Sep617
15 September591
22 September447
29 Sep - 13 Oct442
20 October500
27 Oct - 8 Dec378
15 Dec - 22 Dec574
29 Dec - 31 Dec718

2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb378
16 February386
23 Feb - 30 Mar378
6 Apr - 13 Apr525
20 April514
27 April415
4 May - 18 May508
25 May752
1 Jun - 8 Jun600
15 Jun - 22 Jun654
29 June728
6 July762
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27 Jul - 24 Aug929
31 Aug - 7 Sep617
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2 Nov - 14 Dec378
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28 Dec - 31 Dec718
 

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 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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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 - 4th January 2018

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Excellent location.

October 2018

A beautiful, compact and comfortable cottage in a stunning location. Would love to visit at different times of the year to get the full experience of Sennen Cove.

August 2018

We have enjoyed a really happy holiday at the quaint fisherman's cottage 'The Watch House. It is situated in a fab location near the Harbour at Sennen, with beautiful seaviews. It was just the place we needed to get away from it all and recharge our batteries. We will definitely be booking to come here again.

May 2018

This is a lovely comfortable place for two people. So near the cove and the footpath to Lands End. Would go back

May 2018

We were pleased with our choice of the Watch House, close to the coastal path & beach for walking, which we took full advantage of ! The house was in good order and had everything we needed to survive a couple of windy storms which blew through during our stay. The 4G mobile phone signal was an unexpected surprise and actually did come in handy just for staying in touch and looking up local info. We really appreciated the owner allowing us to book Sun-Sun since there were no other bookings at the time.

January 2018

Very comfortable and the views were exceptional we had a lovely week

December 2017

Bit grubby but quite cheep compared to other places in Sennen.

October 2017

Warm, homely cottage for anyone looking to relax and take in the breathtaking scenery. Everything we needed was provided and the cottage was clean and comfortable. The views were absolutely stunning and would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing break.

September 2017

Great location to enjoy and explore surrounding remote coastlines yet with plenty to do in evening like eat , drink and explore beach. Much better than staying inland.

October 2016

Location is great. Views are great. Cottage is very cosy and a great bolt hole. Decor is a little dated but sort of adds to that holiday cottage charm! Washing machine would be a good addition.

July 2016

Had a really happy stay here.

February 2016

 
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