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The Lookout

Sennen Cove near St Just, Cornwall (Ref. 932663)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely apartment with stunning , beautiful views."

    A short 10 minute walk down to Gwynver beach and a short drive into Sennen itself where there is a nice pub and stunning beach with a cafe and toilets. The apartment was clean and comfortable but just a little on the small side for us ,our teenage son his brother and a dog. The sofa bed was a little squashed but apart from that we had a wonderful stay. Thank you !

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2022

  • "Very comfortable property with outstanding views."

    We were really fortunate with the weather but I think it would be a great location whatever the weather. We liked it so much we have booked to return in September

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2022

  • "Excellent hosts ."

    The apartment was immaculately clean . The view was one to die for . Perfect for walking. Will defiantly book again .

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2022

  • "The lookout was in a lovely spot on the cliff overlooking Sennen cove, the view from the windows was wonderful."

    We stayed the worst week for weather, it being really windy and then storm Eunice paid us a visit.We lost a tile off the roof ,but Jason was brilliant and came out and had a look and put our minds at ease that we weren't going to loose the whole roof, all in all a lovely holiday, the lookout was comfortable, the bed a bit too soft but that's the only criticism.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2022

  • "One of the most beautiful quest house in Cornwall with sea views."

    If love silence and being outside the crowds, this is place to be on holiday. We'll be back there!

    Reviewed by IvetaFeb 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean on arrival, the heating was on and it was very welcoming."

    Well enough equipped for two people, nice comfy bed and a well laid out living room. The electric shower is rather feeble. The view, as ever, is the real winner; a week of that amongst today`s woes is very soothing! Brilliant walks both along the two beaches and also heading north along the coast. Our dog was in heaven, naturally enough. Lovely little place, we`ve been twice and will do so again.

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "Fantastic sunsets over Sennen Cove watched from the balcony."

    Loved walking down to Gwynver Beach for a swim, in October! Location of The Lookout is excellent. Owners have replaced the fridge with a brand new fridge and separate freezer. The internet was very good. Easy parking right outside. The property is in need of TLC. Bad stains on carpets. Lounge window has blown and is unsightly. The bed is not comfortable and mattress topper sounds like crisp packets. Left a night early.

    Thank you for your feedback and your positive comments. We can confirm that a new carpet is being fitted early December, new windows mid November and a new bed is also on order with a new mattress topper. We do hope that you stay with us again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin & JayneOct 2021

  • "Apartment was spotless clean."

    View is fabulous. Caretaker Jason helpful. The only negative side is the mattress in the bedroom which is lumpy and far too soft. This has been mentioned before and really should be addressed.

    Reviewed by JohanSep 2021

  • "Very nice apartment in a lovely quiet area with beautiful sea views."

    Apartment was extremely clean and comfortable with excellent facilities except there were no egg cups! Parking is right outside the entrance. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by JoySep 2021

  • "The location, quietness and the views of The Lookout make it exceptional."

    We had fantastic weather snd many hours watching the amazing sunsets and sunrises on the balcony. Apartment is well equipped and with lots of space. It's in need of some repairs such as the bedroom window not opening and a misted glass panel in the lounge. The mattress also needs replacing but otherwise it's the most loveliest of locations.

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2021

  • "Some kitchen scissors would be useful."

    Not easy opening a bag of rice with a not very sharp knife! Also the loo seat didn't stay up and the bedroom door was sticking and very squeaky to open/close, waking my son in the next room at night. These small fixes would make a big difference.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the location of the property, at the end of a private lane, fantastic views over Gwinver Beach from most of the windows, balcony, private footpath to the beach and the entrance hall was perfect to leave all the beach gear."

    The 2 things I would like to see changed is a new fridge as the one in place right now is frosting up very quickly so the freezer door doesn't close properly. The other thing is maybe have a dresser or something to hang up clothes.

    Reviewed by AnjalikaJul 2021

  • "Jason and the cleaning staff need to be mentioned as they exceed all expectations."

    Amazing place amazing views

    Reviewed by NicholasMay 2021

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at the Look Out in Sennen."

    The flat was clean and had amazing views of Sennen Cove. Some great walks and beaches at its doorstep. The communication was seamless from start to finish. We felt well looked after. We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by FranciscoApr 2021

  • "Cosy clean apartment."

    Fabulous views. Very easy access to South West Ciast Path. Would defiantly return!

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2020

  • "Been to many Sykes cottages and this had the best ever views beautiful."

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2020

  • "What an absolutely stunning location and the views!"

    !!!! The apartment was warm and comfortable with good quality bedding and everything you could ask for. Exceptionally clean. I can't wait to revisit.

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2020

  • "Everything really lovely."

    Just a few irritating things missing in the kitchen -scissors and a snall knife- presumably snitched by previous occupants.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "Lovely location for privacy, minimum noise from humans and traffic."

    The short walk down and up from the beach was well worth it as the beach was dog friendly unlike many Cornish beaches and not that may people , making it idea during COVID ( social distancing and all that ) When the local news was saying “ Cornwall was full and could not take further tourists “ Thanks to the owner for for this excellent accommodation. All five us , my wife, son of 13 , daughter of 9 and the dog had a great relaxing time.

    Reviewed by JamesAug 2020

  • "From the moment we arrived at the LOOKOUT we were made welcome."

    Even finding a pint of milk, pack of tea bags and a bottle of wine. The rooms are clean and large windows make them bright and welcoming. The caretakers were available all day most days which came in handy when the storm on 25.10.19 blew in . The strong winds and rain found a way in and tho there was no way they could fix the problem there and then they did supply towels to place around the patio door to soak up the water. But this small problem has not put us off considering going back in the future for a second time overall we really enjoyed the stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2019

  • "A great location with superb views and easy access to Gwynver beach which is dog friendly."

    The Lookout was warm and comfortable. The wide bed was not uncomfortable but needs a new mattress. The shoe rack should be placed in the entrance porch and a chest of drawers put in its place. The electric shower could do with updating. A lot of water is wasted before it runs hot. We had a problem with the balcony door which Jason the caretaker sorted out straight away. Would definitely book this apartment again and would hope the owner will take account of the points made in this feedback.

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2019

  • "We really loved The Lookout, it is a lovely property in a great location."

    The views are amazing. However just a couple of things the mattress is so uncomfortable, it definitely needs replacing. The property is dated but everything works well. Perhaps a better shower would help but otherwise all was good.

    Reviewed by StephanieAug 2019

  • "Please note the extremely low bed not good if you have back problems, mattress needs attention!"

    , carpets seen better days, very dodgy cold tap in bathroom, complicated tv workings, and the route to the beach be very aware of tough terrain!

    Reviewed by ShaunJul 2019

  • "More isolated than we expected otherwise everything god x"

    Reviewed by GlenApr 2019

  • "Perfect views and so peacful and relaxing."

    We didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2019

  • "First discovered The Lookout 15/20 years ago, with the previous owner."

    Would highly recommend it, except if I do that it could make it more difficult to book there in future! Jason and the crew were most helpful. I don't mind if you only publish the above as feedback. The following points are only small, but could be helpful for future customers stays. Make another key, and let it be known it's available, especially when there are four staying. Some may want to walk, others drive elsewhere. Pans were a bit neat for four, and the frying pan has seen better days. Couldn't find a potato peeler, and the tin opener left ragged edges. It worked, but someone could get a nasty cut from it. Please don't take the last paragraph as criticism. If you're not told about them, you can't rectify things! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and as said earlier would have no hesitation in recommending it to others. Indeed have already informed friends and neighbours about it. I've given permission for you to publish my feedback, but there is a caveat. I don't wish my name to be published. I'll go along with "Bill Plymouth,"at a push, but no further. Thanks. Bill

    Reviewed by BillFeb 2019

  • "Great location."

    Fabulous views

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2018

  • "Extremely nice apartment, amazing views, eating breakfast overlooking Sennen bay amazing."

    Ideal for our dogs they loved the freedom on the field behind the apartment and went mad on the beaches. Very well positioned for visits like St Ives, lovely place and the dramatic Lands end. Only small criticism could do with the bed being a bit higher and could do with a new mattress.

    Reviewed by IanNov 2018

  • "Wonderful views."

    .....& a spectacular sunset viewed from the balcony. The caretaker is friendly & helpful. We hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Janet LynneOct 2018

  • "We had a great stay and would recommend to anyone."

    The place is very well maintained and Jason was very helpful. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2018

  • "The apartment had fantastic sea views and a great position for walking the coast path, which is what attracted us to it."

    However the interior furnishings left a little to be desired e.g. the dining chairs were very flimsy and too low for comfort at the table and there was no wardrobe or hanging space for clothes apart from in the hallway. There was no chest of drawers or similar, only small bedside tables. We therefore had to leave most of our clothes in suitcases for the week. The night storage heater in the bedroom did not work and that room was very chilly. The shower head height could not be adjusted as the bracket was broken. The shaver socket / light above the bathroom sink didn't work either. We also thought that the apartment was only really suitable for two people due to the lack of facilities and space but is advertised as sleeping four.

    Reviewed by SteveOct 2018

  • "We had a fabulous stay at the look out."

    We where welcomed by the caretaker Jason and shown round. It was clean and tidy and had out this world views.i highly recommend it and highly recommend Sykes cottages

    Reviewed by JeanetteSep 2018

  • "We thought the location was excellent."

    The apartment though is in some need of updating in furnishing and especially the Kitchen & Bathroom. In particular the kitchen utensils and the ceramic ware needs replacing. Personally I would replace the whole Kitchen, but maybe I am biased as I run a Kitchen refurbishment company. On the whole an excellent position but could be improved internally. Jason the caretaker was welcoming enough & very helpful but could maybe interact a little more to check everything is ok. We understand the interaction is not welcomed by some but a little is generally appreciated.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2018

  • "We have been to this group of cottages flats etc before We have had a fabulous ..."

    We have been to this group of cottages flats etc before We have had a fabulous time 100% Will be going back Very impressed with revamp

    Reviewed by JanetJul 2018

  • "I found the view fabulous, the caretaker helpful and the welcome food appreciated thank you."

    I would like to stay at another Sykes cottage in the future and am also grateful I could take the dog. I feel Sykes have cornered a niche in the market for small but cosy accommodation. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2018

  • "Excellent views would go again just right for coast path walking"

    Reviewed by DannyFeb 2018

  • "Very well appointed and comfortable holiday appartment with spectacular sea views."

    Quiet peaceful location close to the beach.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2017

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with sofa bed and dining area.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with furniture
  • Maximum of two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles.

The property

The Lookout is a one bedroom first floor apartment with a sea view from the living room and bedroom.

There is an entrance porch which is an ideal space to store surf boards, wet suits and beach equipment.

The hallway then leads to the open plan living room which has a sofa bed and dining area as well as a balcony from which to enjoy the fresh sea air and admire the view.

The double bedroom is a wonderful place to wake up in the morning, simply pull back the curtains, lie back and enjoy the views out to sea.

The views from the kitchen offer a contrast of unspoilt countryside.

A great place to unwind at any time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 932664, 932665 and 932657, together they sleep 22.

Gwenver Beach Collection

Sennen Cove 1.7 miles. Perfect for beach and coastal holidays and short breaks, these properties are set in a stunning location with private access to Gwenver beach close to Sennen Cove, 5 miles from Lands’ End and 9 miles from the ancient market town of Penzance. As soon as you arrive down the private drive you feel immediately relaxed with amazing sea views all the way. The properties are well-equipped and two have a balcony where you can sit out with your morning cup of tea and enjoy your surroundings. The nearby beach is sandy and around 150 yards long and with some of the best surfing conditions in Cornwall it is surprising that it never gets too crowded. For those who want to relax and watch the surfing action the beach is a real suntrap located at the base of steep granite cliffs. With superb coastal walks in either direction right from the door walkers will also be in their element here. Adjoining is Sennen Cove with Whitesands beach, one of the cleanest in Europe and named in the top 20 secret beaches in the British Isles. Sennen Cove still retains much of the atmosphere of an old fishing village, with a small number of local fishing boats plying their trade from the harbour. With Sennen having a great pub, a top class restaurant, a café, fish and chip shop as well as a village shop you will have all the ingredients for a great holiday whatever time of year.

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About the location


Land’s End 1 mile; St Just 5 miles; Penzance 9 miles.

The most westerly village in mainland Britain, Sennen has a lovely mile-long beach of pure white sand and is a very popular holiday destination. With excellent surfing conditions, the village has its own surf school – overlooked by a super-cool beach bar/restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows which make the most of the wonderful views. Once a hub of smuggling activity, Sennen still retains many secret passages – one of which is said to lead to the covered well in the Old Success Inn. Largely unchanged over time, this lovely village has a timeless appeal and is home to a gallery, a medieval church, an Iron Age fort and a small selection of shops where you can buy beachware, gifts and souvenirs, and a range of groceries. There is also a weekly Farmers’ Market in the village Community Centre each Tuesday morning. During the summer, the beach bar becomes a hub of activity and entertainment, with live music, weekly barbecues and popular surfing competitions.

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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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