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Pilchard Cottage

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Sennen Cove, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Well appointed cottage in a lovely location just yards from Sennen harbour."

    The 4 floors keep you fit! (Dont leave your phone/keys/glasses at the bottom)! Most things have been thought of within the accomm. Well stocked kitchen etc. Well finished throughout. Beds on 1st and 3rd floors. Good access to rear patio thru kitchen level stable door. Ideal for sunshine and views. We didnt use the overlooked open area above garages. Games room on ground floor. Shop, cafe and popular pub (Old Success) within 2 minutes walk. RNLI Station across the street. Note that dogs are not allowed on Sennen Cove beach 10-6 at this time of year. Parking permit provided for space outside the property is very useful. Lovely walk to Lands End, but also go on to the beach beyond that (Nanjizal?) Nice Tues morning Market at Sennen up the road. Alternative pub (1st And Last) just along from there. All in all, a lovely well-equipped property in a lovely area.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4May 2024

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Pilchard Cottage and loved it!"

    We adore Sennen cove and the cottage is in easy reach of the sea and some local eating places. Views are beautiful and the surrounding area magnificent.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Sep 2023

  • "I‘ve been holidaying in Cornwall, mainly Sennen Cove for 40 years and have stayed in numerous houses from 2 person to 12 people sizes and pubs, B&Bs and camped."

    I have to say this is one of the best, more than large enough for 6 people, equipped with everything you could possibly need, superb in and outdoor space and the perfect location.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Jun 2023

  • "Second time we have stayed here."

    Great location with sea views. Spotless and very well equipped. Cannot fault this property. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2023

  • "An exceptionally well equipped and maintained property, very comfortable and ideally situated close to the village shop, the cafe and the RNLI station in Sennen Cove plus wonderful views and a 5 minute walk to the magnificent beach of Whitesands Bay."

    Great for families.

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely time staying in Pilchard Cottage, which is a fantastic property!"

    The only reason we would hesitate to book again with Sykes is because of our booking experience. As explained, we were unable to make payment on 31st July because of problems with the website. When we tried again the following day the cost had been increased by £80. After calling, we were advised to contact your marketing department (which we did). Sadly we never received a reply. Instead, we were given an ultimatum to make payment or the cottage would be released (which wasn't very nice). Even when we eventually managed to make the payment, it still took four or five attempts to go through. We felt strongly that cottage should have been offered to us at the advertised price when we made the booking and tried to pay. It is for this reason only that we are more likely to book through other agencies we have used before going back to Sykes again. That said, we did all have a wonderful time staying in Sennen. Regards Mark.

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Aug 2022

  • "Great week at Pilchard Cottage."

    Location is fab with two parking spaces. We parked a third in the carpark all week for £5/24hrs via the parking app. Garden was a suntrap and lovely views from the balcony. House was very clean and tidy and v well equipped kitchen. Full fridge and freezer too. Bedrooms were all a good size. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "In general the stay was fine bar general cleaning by, I presume, the contractors and the ongoing works at No 1 Harbour Mews."

    On arrival @ advised 4pm, we had travelled earlier that day, the cleaning team were not close to completion. Although apologetic on entering it was clear the job had been rushed - or at least I hope it had otherwise there's a wider problem. Kitchen sink had food debris, a shower in the bedroom had significant amount of hair in the plug. The bathroom floor in the 1st floor bathroom and 'en-suite' needed to be cleaned before we used; there was no foot mat in the downstairs bathroom. The complimentaries, I would do away with as the cleaning kit is practically no use whilst Cheese (yes Cheese) scones from Sainsbury's with a 1 day date on them don't go that well with Jam and Clotted Cream As we arrived we were also unable to park as the allocated outside space was taken up by building contractors, an issue that occurred several times during the week whilst other work during the period necessitated us having to request the guys moved their plant machinery. Obviously on completion this will not be of any concern - would have been nice though if they had taken packaging away as opposed to stockpiling against the letter box! The guys themselves were accommodating. One is easily remedied, the other will naturally stop and overall, as the score suggests, we had a good holiday - it is the little things

    We are very sorry to hear that the cleanliness of our property fell below our high standards. We have met with the cleaning company and understand that your arrival day had been particularly difficult for them, but that is no excuse for the lack of basic hygiene you encountered. As for cheese scones ...... this will not be repeated! Unfortunately we were not aware that there was building work going on next door but one. This is now completed so should not be a problem in the future, but we can only apologise for the frustration this must have caused you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin2.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely stay at Pilchard Cottage."

    Vey comfortable and spotless and very well equipped with everything. Great location as it has great sea views but set back from the main Street . Love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was beautiful and the quality of fixtures and fittings far exceeded our expectations."

    The location is perfect with sea views from several rooms. Perfectly positioned to access the beautiful beach and touring the local area. Truly a home from home.

    Reviewed by Gerry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous location, lovely property"

    Reviewed by Siobhan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fabulous, the property was excellemt with everything you need and all the locals were welcoming and helpful."

    Great location in a wonderful part of the world. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic position within the cove and great outdoor space."

    Reviewed by Nick4.7Jun 2021

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  • Over four floors
  • Three bedrooms: First floor: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link can be made into king-size on request), Third floor: 1 x double with en-suite toilet & basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining room and sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Electric central heating with wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, screen for Wii games console, WiFi with Ultrafast fibre broadband, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car and parking in the garage for one car
  • Terrace with picnic bench and enclosed patio garden with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100 at this property
  • Note: For safety, guests are not permitted to use the terraces in the rear garden

The property

With magnificent sea views and well-appointed throughout, this light and spacious four-storey house is perfectly suited to a family or group of six, seeking coastal adventures.

Sennen Cove, Cornwall lies at the centre of Whitesand Bay which, with its mile-long expanse of sand and sea, is the perfect location for that beach holiday or for riding the surf!

Just a stone’s throw away from the lifeboat station, in the heart of this charming fishing village, lies Pilchard Cottage and this fabulous property makes the ideal centre for a family holiday on the Cornish coast.

With the first floor boasting a master bedroom with a private terrace and downstairs an expansive games room, this dwelling is ideal for staying in or venturing out to explore Cornwall's finest attractions.

As you step into the property, there is a spacious hallway with plenty of room for outdoor wear, and a handy ground-floor shower room for you to rinse off after a sandy day at the beach.

You will also discover a marvellous games room complete with a screen for the Wii games console, table football and a good selection of interesting books and fun board games.

Arranged on the second floor, the open plan living room boasts far-reaching coastal views over Sennen Cove and a wood burner for cosy winter breaks plus, after a sociable meal around the chunky dining table, you can sit and watch the sun go down out to sea.

In the warmer months, open the french doors and enjoy morning coffee on the seaward-facing balcony which also gives a ringside seat when either the Sennen in-shore or Tamar class lifeboats launch.

The well-equipped kitchen leads to the south-facing rear patio with its garden furniture and a chance to sit out and soak up the sun so that you can make the most of those warm summer days with breakfast on the terrace and lunch out on the enclosed rear patio.

Retire to one of three bedrooms, all equipped with comfortable mattresses and crisp cotton bed linens.

There is a spacious king-size bedroom on the first floor with an en-suite shower room and french doors to the large private terrace with garden furniture and stunning sea views.

The first-floor twin bedroom is furnished with zip and link beds which can be presented as a king size bed on request.

The first floor also has a family bathroom.

There is a double bedroom with WC on the top floor.

The attached garage contains the washing machine, and guests are welcome to use the beach equipment stored there.

All that Sennen Cove has to offer, including the popular Old Success Inn, two cafes, fish and chip shop, general store and the iconic Round House art gallery, are within a short stroll.

There is no better place to learn to surf than at one of the two surf schools, one of which is located right on the beach.

Hike from the doorstep along the magnificent Southwest coast path and discover towering clifftops and golden sandy beaches.

Explore landmark attractions close by at Cape Cornwall, St. Michaels Mount, the spectacular Minack Theatre and Land’s End.

Choose Pilchard Cottage for a fantastic family holiday to Cornwall.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


St Just 5 miles; Penzance 9 miles.

The small fishing village of Sennen Cove is situated close to Land’s End in Cornwall. The village has a lifeboat station, church, a couple of shops, a café plus two popular gastropubs. The town of St Just is the nearest town to Land’s End and has several monument and prehistoric antiquities, including a Bronze Age settlement at Cape Cornwall. The town also has a town hall, a church, shops and pubs, and Plain-an-Gwarry, a theatre used for miracle plays in medieval times. Porthcorno, which has the outdoor Minack Theatre is situated 5 miles away. The village of Mousehole is within a short drive where stargazy pie can be sampled. Also within reach is the town of Penzance, which boasts winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and a harbour, from where day trips to the Scilly Isles can be enjoyed. A lovely base for your Cornwall adventure.

Note : Property will only accept Friday change overs