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Little Petra, Cottage With Garden, Superb Sea Views By Beach In Amazing Location

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

About the property

Little Petra, Cottage in Sennen, Cornwall, England - Located in a privately owned area of outstanding natural beauty just 150 metre's from the beach

Little Petra is a lovely romantic cottage and has its own private, south-facing walled garden a slate patio area and is bordered by a stream. Its garden gate opens directly to the footpath through the dunes which leads to the beach. This attractively furnished cozy cottage has slate floors, a traditional wood-burner and a spiral staircase leading to its ensuite master bedroom. The cottage is just 150 metres from the beach and commands superb views over Whitesand Bay from both it’s bedroom and living area. Situated in Vellandreath valley, Sennen which is a privately owned acre area of outstanding natural beauty locations simply don't get better than this.

"A little piece of heaven" . . .That’s how the local postman has described Vellandreath, a lovely and hidden corner of West Penwith in Far West Cornwall overlooking the wide sweep of Whitesands Bay, Sennen. Well appointed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a haven for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts, beachcombers, climbers, ramblers and watermen.

Vellandreath (also known as Vellan Dreath) is a beautiful, privately owned unspoilt valley designated as an area of outstanding natural beauty by the National trust. Located by the beach known as Whitesands bay but also known as Sennen beach and Gwenver Beach in Sennen within West Penwith (the Land’s End peninsula) which is the southernmost area of England, and the most picturesque part of Cornwall. It is rich in dramatic beaches, wooded valleys, moorland, rolling farm land, and hidden coves; much of it is designated as Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The far South West is warmed by south westerly breezes from the Azores, and is one of the most unpolluted areas in Britain. It has a special, indefinable quality recognized by locals and visitors alike. Its 144 square miles still supports an active small scale farming and fishing community, with a unique beauty that draws visitors back year after year.

The coastline is full of beaches, ranging from safe bathing beaches to secluded coves to wild and rocky places. Some are easily accessible and some less so. Although there are several traditional seaside resorts for family visitors, the area also attracts walkers, naturalists, artists, and anyone seeking a quiet haven, with amenities close by. The sea is crystal clear, jade green, and a comfortable swimming temperature into late autumn..

The Land’s End peninsula is in the path of the warm Gulf Stream, and cold weather is rare. Frost and snow are rare, and the climate is ideal for semi-tropical plants, many of which can be seen in Vellandreath’s valley gardens

West Penwith also has more ancient sites than any other area of Britain, ranging from stone age to iron age monuments and settlements. These include four stone circles, 90 standing stones, and numerous hill forts, village settlements, quoits, and burial barrows.

There are dozens of beaches on the Land’s End peninsula and they are amongst the most unpolluted in Europe. They range from safe, sandy family beaches with life guards to wild and rocky coves. There are many coves where the access is difficult, with wonderfully crowd-free bathing, and others with car parks adjacent to popular resorts. The water is clear and jade-coloured; superb for swimming and surfing, and the beaches are ideal for sun bathing.

Beaches vary from sandy to rocky and pebbly, and some have safe and shallow bathing for children, many have nearby shops and cafes catering for family visitors, but it is also easy to find remote and private places.

The local inn and the attractive little fishing harbour of Sennen Cove are only 10 minutes’ walk across the vast expanse of the sandy Blue Flag beach, which is perfect for swimming, water sports and famous for surfing.

If you are lucky, you may see dolphins, spot the odd seal or basking shark.

Rock climbing is popular on the cliffs and headlands. This is superb walking country and great for cycling or mountain biking.

Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes and neighbouring Gwenver beach, with restricted access during summer at Whitesands Bay beach.

Land’s End is only about a mile further along the glorious coastal footpath, while in the opposite direction the path leads to the dramatic scenery of Cape Cornwall.

All around this coast are countless pretty and secluded coves to explore.

Inland, this wild and unspoilt corner of Cornwall, is dotted with prehistoric relics.

The little fishing village of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole harbour, both popular subjects for artists, are 8 miles away.

At Porthcurno (4 miles), is the open-air Minack theatre, in a spectacular setting on the cliff top with the sea and setting sun as its backdrop.

St. Ives is a short drive away and is long popular as an artists’ colony, with its pretty stone cottages and narrow cobbled lanes through which to wander. There are many galleries, including St Ive’s Tate Gallery.

The town of Penzance (8 miles) has a wealth of amenities for visitors, including museums, cinema, golf, tennis and riding, as well as many good shops and restaurants.

In the summer months, day trips by ferry, plane or helicopter are available to the romantic Isles of Scilly.

Local shopping facilities are a handy half mile away…

More Details

Property Manager
Adam B
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
December 21, 2016

About Adam B

We are not a resort neither are we a hotel.

We offer private, quality, self catering Holiday Cottages which are presented to a very high standard within our privately owned 8 acre valley, Vellandreath in Sennen, Cornwall.

We pride ourselves on the accommodation we provide and we are privileged to be the guardians of the “Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty” & “Heritage Coastline” that is Vellandreath valley.

For the past 30 years we have dedicated ourselves to the conservation and continued upkeep of Vellandreath with its wonderful cottages.

We extend a heart felt thanks to our caretaker Brian and our team for their constant support.

Generations of people have now taken their holidays with us and many return every year.

We hope to see you in the Valley soon…

Amenities

Sennen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet and stripped pine floor.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , ensuite
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Victorian cast-iron spiral staircase to pretty double bedroom with ornate antique iron bed and sea views.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay/sound
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: Electric Night Storage Heaters (cost included) Wi-fi internet access Freesat TV DVD Microwave Washer/dryer Garden with patio and furniture BBQ Private car park 250 metres Luggage can be transported up and down the valley by tractor – small charge payable to driver Wet suit and surf board for hire locally Unsuitable for the infirm and those with restricted mobility No children except babes in arms Friday to Friday Changeover Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes, neighbouring Gwenver beach, and Whitesand’s Bay (restricted access during the day in summer at Whitesands Bay) Outside: Little Petra has its own private, south-facing walled garden, bordered by a stream. This attractively furnished cottage just 150 metres from the beach commands superb views over Whitesand Bay from both it’s bedroom and living area. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh towels are included and fresh linen is included. Please bring your own beach towels, cot linen and bedding for any additional "babe in arms". The property is cleaned upon every changeover. Linen and towels changed weekly upon request.

Reviews

4/5 -
(1 traveler reviews)

Little Petra, Cottage With Garden, Superb Sea Views By Beach In Amazing Location
average rating of 4.0 based on 1 reviews
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Lovely Spot

  • 4 of 5

We loved our stay at Basking Shark - a sweet little studio perfect for 2 people and a little pup! The view from the window is one of the best i have seen - made better by watching the surfers. Lovely place, nicely done. My only thing would be: new pillows and a baking tray for the oven. Apart from that can't fault it and would love to come back and see some of the other cottages.

  • Submitted: Apr 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newquay
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Ben at Sennen (the Beach) and The Old Success Inn
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Plymouth
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
10 Miles
Penzance
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
M5
Nearest Restaurant
500 Miles
Ben at Sennen (the Beach)
Nearest Beach
150 Metres
Sennen Beach
Car: recommended

Coast/Beach:

Sennen Beach (Whitesand Bay) 250 meters.

Gwenver Beach 850 meters

Porthcurno (south coast) 4 miles

Travel:

Car Recommended.

Newquay airport - 49 miles,

Ferries to Plymouth - 87 miles

Penzance train station 8 miles

(regular trains including sleeper from London, Paddington)

Taxis / bus service available

Coaches to Penzance.

Car Hire: Europcar

M4 / M5 or A303 leading to A30.

Distances:

Nearest village - Sennen Cove: 0.5 miles. Nearest town - Penzance: 8 miles. Nearest bar / pub - Old Success Inn, Senen: 0.5 Miles. Nearest golf - Cape Cornwall: 5 Miles. Nearest restaurant - The Beach, Whitesands Bay, Sennen Cove: 0.5 Miles. Nearest theatre - Minack Theatre, Porthcurno: 4 miles. Nearest gallery - The Roundhouse Gallery, Sennen Cove: 0.5 miles. Nearest shop – Cost cutter, Sennen: 0.5 miles. Lands End: 1.5 miles.

Further Details:

No vehicular access to Vellandreath Valley = No Cars = No Traffic = Peace & Quiet! The local inn, award winning beach restaurant, Roundhouse gallery and the attractive little fishing harbour of Sennen Cove are only 10 minutes’ walk across the vast expanse of the sandy Blue Flag beach, which is perfect for swimming, water sports and famous for surfing (surf lessons and board hire are available here). If you're lucky, you may see dolphins, spot the odd seal or basking shark. Horse Riding, Diving, Boat Trips, Sea fishing, Course & Fly fishing are available locally. Rock climbing is popular on the cliffs and headlands, and this is superb walking & cycling country. Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes and neighbouring Gwenver beach, with restricted access during summer at Whitesands Bay beach. Land’s End is only a mile further along the glorious coastal footpath, while in the opposite direction the path leads to the dramatic scenery of Cape Cornwall. All around this coast are countless pretty and secluded coves to explore. Inland, this wild and unspoilt corner of Cornwall, is dotted with prehistoric relics. The little fishing village of Newlyn and picturesque Mousehole harbour, both popular subjects for artists, are 8 miles away. At Porthcurno (4 miles), is the open-air Minack theatre, in a spectacular setting on the cliff top with the sea as its backdrop. A short drive away is St Ives, long popular as an artists’ colony, with its pretty stone cottages and narrow cobbled lanes through which to wander. There are many galleries, including St Ive’s Tate Gallery. The town of Penzance (8 miles) has a wealth of amenities for visitors, including museums, cinema as well as many good shops and restaurants. In the summer months, day trips by ferry, plane or helicopter are available to the romantic Isles of Scilly. Local shopping facilities are a handy half mile away.

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Rates & Availability

Sennen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Spring
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$162
From
$226
Fri,Sat,Sun
$969
 
 
Summer Half Term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,163
 
 
Summer
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$226
From
$291
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,292
 
 
Summer
Jun 16 2017 - Jul 6 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,422
 
 
Summer Holidays
Jul 7 2017 - Aug 24 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,810
 
 
Summer Holidays
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,680
 
 
Late Summer Holidays
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$257
From
$322
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,292
 
 
Indian Summer
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$193
From
$291
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,163
 
 
Autumn
Sep 22 2017 - Oct 12 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$162
From
$226
Fri,Sat,Sun
$840
 
 
Autumn Half Term
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
$193
From
$257
Fri,Sat,Sun
$969
 
 
Autumn
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 23 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$154
From
$193
Fri,Sat,Sun
$775
 
 
Low Season
Nov 24 2017 - Dec 14 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
3 night minimum stay
$149
From
$175
Fri,Sat,Sun
$710
 
 
Christmas Holidays
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
6 night minimum stay
$193
From
$257
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,034
 
 
Christmas
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,034
 
 
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
$1,163
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $258.72
Pet Fee $32.34

Booking Notes:
Short breaks available based on Saturday-Tuesday changeovers (3 nights) & Tuesday-Saturday changeovers (4 nights)
2 dogs (maximum) welcome @ £25 / dog.
By prior arrangement an additional child under 2 years old is welcome at no extra charge. High-chair & travel cot is provided (bring own linen)
Payments & deposits made securely by debit or credit card on our own website
Suitable for all children
Property non suitable for the infirm
25% booking deposit
Refundable damage deposit
No Smoking

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover
Our caretaker will be available to greet you during designated arrival times
A useful, independent luggage carriage service is provided by Peter with his tractor for £6 during arrival times (3pm-5pm) and departure time (10am).

Notes on prices:
Winter Short breaks are available based on Saturday - Tuesday changeovers (3 nights) and Tuesday - Saturday changeovers (4 nights) unless otherwise arranged.
For short-break details & prices please see our website or contact us.
A maximum of 2 well-behaved dogs are allowed strictly by prior arrangement only with a fee of £25 / dog.
With prior arrangement an additional child under 2 years old is welcome with no extra charge. A travel cot is provided but please bring your own cot linen etc.

Please see our full terms and conditions on our own website: http://www.vellandreathcornishcottages.com/tcs

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