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Beautiful luxury cottage short walk to beautiful Gwenver beach and cliffs - New Forge

43 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights


Sennen Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Luxurious and spacious cottage sleeps 5.

New Forge is a fabulous modern and luxurious cottage that's loved by couples for romantic breaks as well as families getting away from it all. There are lots more pictures and film see as well as up to date calendar and booking on our website

The space is most generous with a 35 foot long living space and big bedrooms, even a studio in the garden if anyone needs to work (ask me about it).

We completed the cottage in 2011 to a very high standard and with good appliances - many guests who keep coming back like to consider it their luxury holiday home.

But if you fancy something more adventurous there is a good surf school down the road, sea fishing trips or diving, or bring your bike and tackle some of the hills that make West Cornwall such a beautiful place.

The cottage has everything you're likely to need, whether you want to cook at home, barbecue, or maybe sample some of the great restaurants of St Ives, Penzance or The Beach in Sennen Cove.

If you're looking for a quiet break, or you want to try cycling in Cornwall, surfing, twitchers, or just lovers of the wonderful scenery.

We have some of Britain's best beaches within a short drive - some just a walk away. You can swim, surf or fish off Gwenver (Gwynver), and that's just down the lane. My favourite is Porthcurno and its neighbour Penvounder, probably 5 miles from here.

We're a long way from London, but our culture is alive and thriving. The Minack Theatre is a few miles away. The modern gardens of Tremenheere are attracting more and more people wanting to experience the James Turrell spaces there, even though it's not officially open yet. The Kneehigh, Miracle and other theatre companies put on stunning out door events,and our festivals including Golowan, Lafroda and Montol demonstrate that life on the edge is a fun experience.

West Cornwall is a magical place, steeped in mystery from its ancient past, evidence of which is seen in the fogous, burial tombs and remains of villages such as Chysauster and Carn Euny.

Our many tin and copper mines, ancient and modern helped us gain UNESCO World Heritage status, and you can go underground at nearby Geevor, or see the oldest working Cornish Beam Engine at Levant.

The Cape Cornwall Golf Club is a short drive and is a wild cliff top course.

More Details
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Kelvin Collins
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2016
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About Kelvin Collins

Kelvin grew up nearby and was determined that we would have our base here in Cornwall. It started with the upstairs of the granary which we later converted to create Myn Tea.

Kelvin Collins purchased this cottage in 1999

Why Kelvin Collins chose South West Cornwall

We visited many places before spending a whole afternoon with the owners of the granary that was later to become Myn Tea. When what is now New Forge came on the market we utterly stretched ourselves to buy it.

Although it was extremely basic back then, we knew immediately that this is where we wanted to live. Work takes Amanda around the country, but Tregiffian has always been home. Just being here lightens the load of everyday life and helps you see things with a new perspective.

It says a lot that the people we bought from moved away for ten years, but have now moved back here and live just across the courtyard.

We are right at the edge of Britain and it can be utterly calm, yet at other times wild in the extreme. The very contrasts in the weather, no matter what it throws at you, are truly good for the soul and leave you feeling more alive.

What makes this cottage unique

Whether you stay at New Forge or Myn Tea next door or The Old Dairy across the courtyard, you'll have wonderfully comfortable accommodation, far reaching views, good gardens and you could spend a relaxing holiday here without leaving the property. But when you venture out you have the best of Cornwall with its cliffs and beaches right on your doorstep.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We just wanted to say how perfect this break has been!

Exactly what we wished for.

Definitely an experience which we will want to repeat.
Aug 2011
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New Forge
average rating of 5.0 based on 46 reviews

Beautiful beach retreat

  • 5 of 5

Stayed for a week - simply the best cottage we have ever stayed in and will be back next year. Superb!

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Owner's Response: Thank you! That says it all. Delighted to welcome you here and I hope we see you again. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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  • 5 of 5

My sister and I arrived at this beautiful property and immediately felt relaxed. The house is beautiful, luxurious, spacious but cosy. You didn't want for anything and kelvin even put our shopping away for when we arrived! The location is perfect for walking and tiring your dogs out. Kelvin the landlord was very helpful with any questions we had and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend this property.

Annette & louise

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: A&L It was a pleasure to host you both and I'm delighted that you had a great time in the lovely cottage. I hope we can welcome you back next year and that New Forge becomes your favourite holiday home (without the cost of actually owing it). Thank you for your kind review. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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wonderful stay in a wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had 2 wonderful weeks in this wonderful cottage in this wonderful part of the world. Kelvin did everything to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The cottage has everything you need and even more. We especially enjoyed the wok cooker and the collection of Kelvin´s CDs.

He had a few great tips where to go, so we enjoyed some nice coastal walks, beaches and coves at Cape Cornwall, Nanjizal and more. And of course we saw the Geevor mine, the Minack Theatre, St.Just, St.Ives, Penzance, Mousehole and Land´s End. His tips regarding shops and dining were also very helpful. We also enjoyed the Apple Tree Cafe in Trevescan and Heather´s Cafe in Pendeen. Best of all : Sunny days at Gwynwer beach, which is only a 10 minutes walk from New Forge. We will come back !

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey that's a great review, thank you! I'm delighted you had a great stay. We love it here and so it always feels good when our guests enjoy their time in the far west too. I look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A luxurious retreat

  • 5 of 5

New Forge is a stunning build with unique interior design. We wont ever forget it. It has a rustic homely feel which contrasts with big light and unbelievable height and space. There are floor to ceiling books. Sensory lights. Attention to detail made our stay luxurious: wine and homemade chilli relish on arrival, a quirky rock in the lush grassy garden where I perched with a glass of sauvignon and we watched the sea mist ghost in at dawn from under the master bedroom's duvet where the window doors open to let the early sea chill inside. We managed to catch an astonishing rainbow plus sunsets of blood red every evening.

Kelvin was warm and gregarious, quick to respond to any queries and his love of all things Cornish was infectious. My son felt very at ease grilling him about every item in New Forge including the charming outdoor shed.

A stand out beach for us was Gwenver. It was ours for an entire morning during our stay. A willowy sea fog weaved right down to the receding tide and still water rock pools shone deep and quartz clear: the children went hunting for sea things then we watched the giant waves rip up a majestic white fuss against the cliff face. It was a magical and deeply therapeutic experience.

We can't recommend New Forge and Myn Tea, its neighbouring property (where we also stayed for a week) highly enough.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! I'm always delighted by the reviews of New Forge, but this has to be the most considered and best written to date. Thank you! It's easy to do a great job for lovely guests as it's so pleasing. You're a great team and I look forward to meeting you again and hopefully spending more time together. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Absolutely stunning family holiday

  • 5 of 5

We were blessed with brilliant weather but what made our holiday the most memorable we've ever had was the amazing New Forge.

The house had everything we needed and more, really great layout and design, making the whole family experience very special.

All the recommendations from Kelvin were gratefully received, we loved Sennen Farmers Market, and spent wonderful days on the beach and then a couple of evening in the local pubs. The evening walk back from Sennen was very special.

Thanks so much, booked again for next year!

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey that's great! Thank you. We're a small (very small) business and we do all we can to make your stay special. It's wonderful to read lovely reviews from our guests. I hope we can welcome you to the far west again soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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A beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

We love new New Forge! A beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning location.

New Forge is everything you have been looking for. Welcoming, clean, modern, comfortable, restful and homely. On arrival after a long drive with three children the urgency to settle in and unpack straight away was unusually forgotten. The children went and explored whilst my husband and I opened one of the bottles kindly left by Kelvin, the owner, and we celebrated our find!

New Forge is a true delight to stay in and its position for visiting beaches and the area sets it apart from other holiday cottages we have stayed in. When you have Gwenver Beach only a short walk away and Sennen Cove just around the corner and a lovely property to live in - you may not want to go far! The walk down to Gwenver beach is not easy but well worth it with ample rock pools, sandy beach, great waves for surfing/body boarding, dog friendly and life guarded.

There are also footpaths nearby leading to coastal paths and walks through the lovely Cornish countryside.

Prior to our arrival we had great communication with Kelvin who sent via email a very informative brochure detailing everything we needed to know about the property, what time we could arrive, travel directions and recommendations on where to eat, surf schools and more. This was very useful so that we could plan our journey, book activities and order a Sainsburys food delivery which arrived without a hitch!

We highly recommend surf lessons with Sennen Surf School and Coasteering with Book before you have your holiday to avoid disappointment.

I would highly recommend booking New Forge. I didn't really want to write a review because it's such a gem, you want to keep it a secret - but Kelvin and Amanda deserve a glowing review for sharing this wonderful place and soon you to will be congratulating yourself on your find!

We are looking forward to our return in 2017 already!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
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Owner's Response: Wow! Thank you. That's a great review and pulls in all those lovely bits that we try to do to make stays at New Forge special. I think I can guess who it's from (the site hides names) and we love hosting you. Let's see if we can get you down to experience a Cornish winter sometime. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
The Old Success
Nearest Ferry
80 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
115 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Car: recommended

These gorgeous cottages are just a short walk from the beautiful surfing beach of Gwenver, which is a quieter beach around the corner from popular Sennen Cove. The busy towns of St Ives and Penzance are both a short drive, and some of the best beaches in the country are nearby.

If you're into walking, cycling, surfing, you're a twitcher, art lovers or just looking for a great self catering holiday should consider The Cornish Way for your next break in West Cornwall.

It's designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and makes an amazing location for family holidays or romantic breaks all year round.

The mining areas of Cornwall are UNESCO World Heritage sites and offer an insight into the life of our ancestors.

This countryside inspired such authors as Daphne Dumorier, Rosemund Pilcher and more recently Patrick Gale. The art colonies nearby are famouse from such great as Barbara Helpworth, Stanhope Forbes and even Mark Rothcoe.

The modern cottage was completed to a high standard in 2011 and offers every comfort, whereas The Old Dairy has all the charm of a traditional Cornish cottage.

We have properties sleeping two to eight, or up to 17 if you take three! Each offers everyone enough space to have their own quiet time.

If you plan your shopping well - or have it delivered, you might not even use your car for the duration of your stay.


Rates & Availability

Sennen Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Half term
Oct 21 2016 - Oct 27 2016
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2016
Oct 28 2016 - Dec 22 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas /New Year
Dec 23 2016 - Jan 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Jan 6 2017 - Feb 9 2017
4 night minimum stay
Fen half term
Feb 10 2017 - Feb 23 2017
4 night minimum stay
Late winter 2017
Feb 24 2017 - Mar 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
Mar 31 2017 - Apr 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Easter break
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
21 april
Apr 21 2017 - Apr 27 2017
4 night minimum stay
early May BH
Apr 28 2017 - May 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 5 2017 - May 25 2017
4 night minimum stay
Spring half term
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 29 2017
7 night minimum stay
June end
Jun 30 2017 - Jul 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 7
Jul 7 2017 - Jul 13 2017
7 night minimum stay
July 14
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
1 Sept
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 14 2017
7 night minimum stay
Sept 15
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 28 2017
7 night minimum stay
29 Sept
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
6 Oct
Oct 6 2017 - Oct 19 2017
4 night minimum stay
20 Oct
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
27 Oct
Oct 27 2017 - Nov 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 17
Nov 3 2017 - Dec 14 2017
4 night minimum stay
15 Dec
Dec 15 2017 - Dec 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 4 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
Jan 5 2018 - Feb 8 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $30
Refundable damage deposit $304

You can pay by Paypal (from our website) or direct bank transfer, get in touch and let me know what suits you best.

If you'd like to take two weeks I can arrange for the cleaner to refresh the cottage during your stay - let me know.

If you're after something that doesn't quite fit with the table give me a call, I can be flexible outside of the holiday season, and may be able to work something out on other dates.

20% on booking, balance plus security deposit 8 weeks before stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Sennen Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 135 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Thermos Bottle
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , Great double ended bath!
  • Simple and comfortable with a walk in shower and a fab double ended bath - no one needs to have the taps in their back!
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Light and space
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Views and generous space from your super king bed.
  • Both bedrooms are big and offer hanging and shelf space. Both double as quiet reading space away from the group when you need room to dream, plan, or just be alone. Let us know if you'd like to sleep 5, my office space is cabin-like and has become popular with children, it's off the master bedroom.
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • sound/bay fishing
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Let us know if you need something that's not listed, we'll consider ideas.

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