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The Coach House

(Ref. 932665)

Sennen near St Just, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "I’m aware of some negative feedback and we have had issues before but the caretaker is responsive and friendly."

    This week was our third and we didn’t have to call him once. It is a good comfortable and warm space. The position is very exposed to weather and I guess there are problems for the owners in maintaining such a property. But it’s also exposed to wonderful views of the sea and sky. We hope to be back soon, with our 2 dogs.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great if you want a sea view , everything we needed for a great week ."

    Comfortable , warm , plenty of space and good communication with Jason . Great base to explore this part of Cornwall . Thankyou

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "The worst house we have stayed at in the UK, but the best view we have experienced from a property."

    Not as described, looks more like a former youth hostel than a 'cottage'. Awful smell of damp permiates downstairs, most windows are sealed shut there, so you can't relieve that. Upstairs nice lounge area and balcony with view. Carpets mouldy and blackened at the edges, new style flooring in bedroom not stuck down properly, so moves when you walk and pinches your toes if barefoot, skirting boards bending from walls lumps out of plaster on walls, awful mattresses (our son had to pile two up in the second bedroom to get comfortable), refurbished bathroom upstairs but water pressure is such that it takes around 50 mins (NO exaggeration ) to run a bath half full of hot water, by which time the water is luke warm. Description of garden is hilarious as it looks overgrown and unmaintained. Parking very tricky but you learn to adapt. Very helpful caretaker and place kept clean but sofa could do with a professional wash. Needs substantial investment to refurb to level of other holiday lets in area, but I suppose if the owners can command in excess of £200 a night in mid season and be fully booked (due to the view) then who am I to comment of business model? We would not visit again or recommend it to friends. We spent under half the amount for the previous week, just down the road, great place, but no sea to view!

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you were unhappy with certain aspects of the property during your stay. This is a very old, quirky Cornish granite built coastal property, located on a cliff hence the fantastic views but like all coastal properties it is affected by damp weather. The carpets are cleaned on a regular basis but they are not mouldy and the flooring in the bedroom you mention is slightly uneven due to the insulation underneath and is covered by a rug. I hope you can appreciate that due to the age of the property not all skirting boards are flush with the walls and we do acknowledge that although the shower is fine it does take a while to run a full bath. The mattresses are only a year old and are personal preference and there is a parking space which we are sorry to hear that you found tricky to park in. The lawns are cut on a regular basis but the flower beds have been a little over grown recently, during the rainy period that we have been experiencing. Again we thank you for your comments and hope that you can read the many positive feedback that we have received this year with some guests returning for a 5th time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane2.2Jul 2023

  • "Description of the property somewhat economical with reality I e garden,path to beach,outside looks like construction yard,the lane to the house,back doorstep is unsafe."

    When I stay in a hotel I have never been ask to change my bed linen!

    Reviewed by Pamela3.4May 2023

  • "Very happy with my holiday."

    The property is situated in a ideal location , with awesome views. The property it’s self was very clean and has every appliance you could need. It has a cliff side walk down to a secluded beach great walk for the dog. Ample off road parking outside the property. Thanks for a hassle free holiday.

    It is so lovely to hear that you had a great holiday with us, and the views are very beautiful, I am so glad that you could appreciate them. We would love to see you return to us at some point in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sean4.7May 2023

  • "Fantastic View and a friendly caretaker!"

    I didn't gve five star only because of the temparamental electric shower in the first floor bathroom.

    All feedback is appreciated, if there were any issues during your stay with us just for future reference, we are there on hand to fix them for you to ensure you get the best out of your holiday. Thank you for your feedback, we value it greatly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sumeswar4.4Apr 2023

  • "Amazing location will definitely book again"

    Thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Feb 2023

  • "The positive of the property is the location."

    .. beautiful views. Great for walking to Sennen Cove and very close to coastal path. The lounge is comfortable, WiFi is good and large non digital TV which is complex to operate which requires a satellite decoder to watch TV. It was clean but did smell, this was put right with air freshener, smelly stuff. It was warm. The negatives.... I would be disappointed if I had paid full price for this house. The interior... Downstairs is ok - basic, the carpet in the hall to the downstairs bedroom needs replacing it is very shabby. Kitchen is ok. The lounge which is upstairs is comfortable. The balcony outside needs a lot of work, needs refurbishment but has spectacular seaviews. Our bedroom floor was very bouncy, there were gaps where it meets the skirting and some areas of the laminate flooring was split. I was assured that the floor was safe. It needs replacing. The patio door to balcony doesn't lock. Bed was comfortable. Exterior Needs an awful lot of money spent on this property and the properties next to it. A complex I think. If the properties was painted / rendered... flowers, plants etc. It needs looking after properly... the property / complex is extremely run down and does need revamping. We made the most of the views and location. Recent photos of the outside and complex should be on the website so future customers are aware and not disappointed when they arrive.

    Reviewed by Eleanor2.8Jan 2023

  • "Love the place."

    Comfortable and accessible to beach .great views . 5th visit .will be back. Thanks to Jason the caretaker for doing a great job

    We love to hear your feedback, and Jason does too – this is great to know that you have enjoyed staying with us so many times. Look forward to many more visits from you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tina4.4Jan 2023

  • "Perfect location."

    Views amazing. Cottage worked well as a summer base with six adults and two dogs. Might struggle with space if not able to venture out. Kitchen very well furnished with amenities, large fridge/freezer not in amenities list. Caretaker was extremely helpful. Just felt property was a bit tired looking and needs bit of a freshen up. Dishwasher on/off button bit temperamental. Carpets and furniture bit grubby. Could do with more outdoor furniture on balcony. That being said had a wonderful week and would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Tessa4.4Jul 2022

  • "Please reply to my complaint letter"

    Reviewed by June1.3Jul 2022

  • "Information about heating, TV and cooker and hob were either out of date or lacking."

    There was nowhere to hang wet towels, or laundry that is unsuitable for tumble dryer. No chair in bedrooms. We did contact the caretaker and he responded very quickly with an airier and a freestanding towel rail for each shower room. It wasn’t very clear what could be recycled and which outdoor bin took refuse. We were however comfortable (2 people and 2 dogs) and I appreciated the foot stool. The property has beautiful views and there are walks from it. The garden area is not enclosed. It may need more seating to accommodate more people - in the living room, and there were only 2 seats on the balcony. Overall we enjoyed our stay and appreciated the quick responses from Jason, who also helped with the cooker hob.

    Reviewed by Diana4.1Mar 2022

  • "A wonderful hidden gem!"

    We wanted to get away from the hussles and bussles of every day life. To be able to see, smell and hear the sea. We were not disappointed. The Coach House delivered all the above plus being cosy, warm and welcoming. We will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Beautiful views and ideally located on SW coast path. Our third visit. Great for dogs

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed the break and could book The Coach House again."

    The place was spotlessly clean and very well presented. - Upstairs single beds are very uncomfortable. Need better mattresses. Cannot comments on the comfort of the downstairs beds. - We were four people and the lounge furniture met our needs. However, as the property sleeps six. there needs to be a re-think of an additional settee or armchairs. - The heating controls are very unclear and not user-friendly. The instructions left by the key-holder are totally inadequate. I spent far too much time trying to get it to work when we stayed in. - The mirror in the double bedroom en-suite has been affixed to the wall trapping the over-basin pull light cord. The light cannot be used. It’s not a simple case of pulling it free. - The outside tap is broken. Dirty footwear and dog need cleaning outside. - Sykes book-out time on the day of departure is not the same as that displayed in the property. Departing at 1000/1030 is a comfortable time. Having to depart by 0930 is a pressured rush. This is not a rant, but points that need addressing to make fee paying visitors feel that they are getting value.

    Reviewed by Lee3.8Nov 2021

  • "As this property caters for six persons we would have expected 6 balcony chairs."

    However, there were only 2 necessitating taking heavy chairs from the dining room upstairs to the balcony. As the weather was good the balcony was used every day to enjoy afternoon sun. We frequently saw dolphins in the bay from the balcony.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "We would definitely come back to the coach house."

    Perfect spot, lovely house. Jason and his team are very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Our 4th time staying here, spotlessly clean as always, well equipped and in a fantastic location."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2021

  • "It is a very welcoming house, clean and warm."

    The view was heavenly, over our expectations! We would love to go back soon.

    Reviewed by Andreea5.0May 2021

  • "Only thing was that a bag off dog poo was left outside door."

    Not nice

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely property."

    Recently decorated so very clean and fresh. Booked again for December. Great views and access to beach

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2021

  • "The Coach House is in a fantastic location with a great view and it was wonderful being able to hear the sea at all times."

    Comfortable, cosy and spacious, right on the coast path. Our dog needs a holiday to recover from all the walking!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2020

  • "The cottage is set in a superb location and the inside is welcoming and clean."

    I would try and take better photos which show the location as it is so well placed. A perfect base for wildlife lovers. Walking distance to Sennen and Nanquidno Valley.

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2020

  • "We needed accommodation and booked very late."

    I understand that Covid is making things difficult, but on arrival, we were met by a wall of disinfectant smell (smelled more like flyspray) throughout the house. There seemed not to have been enough time between cleaning and arrival. It was really unpleasant and not a great start. The smell persisted for at least 24 hours. Perhaps you should be staggering arrivals and not one out one in on the same day. Or using better cleaning methods/products. The accommodation looked poor from the external photo, but the photos of the interior were good. However, our expectations were not met. The whole enterprise was basic - looked a lot better in the photos, but everything was cheap and disappointing - construction, materials, cutlery, glasses, bedding etc. The carpets and sofas felt tacky and we not comfortable without shoes. The tv didnt work - we notified the caretaker immediately but it wasnt fixed for 3 days, and for a rainy break in september with dark evenings, that was not good enough. Instructions for the use of the property were emailed to us but we couldnt open them on our phones. We asked, but never got a printed copy. It was more like student accommodation. It looked like a party house - Im sure its perfect for a gang of surfers, for partying, drinking and crashing, but it didnt suit us. The description traded on the sea/sunset view which was great, but it was let down by everything else. We will not book through Sykes again.

    Reviewed by S2.5Oct 2020

  • "From our experience, this cottage was exceptional for its location and views ( near a cliff top with great views to sea and along the shoreline ), for remoteness and for atmosphere."

    It was comfortable and warm, clean and well prepared for our visit. I would recommend the owners might provide a few more kitchen items for preparing food and cooking with, but that is only a minor matter overall. We highly recommend the cottage

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Sep 2020

  • "We were a group of Grandma (84), her three sons and daughter (all in their 50s), and one grandson (7), and found that The Coach House met our varying needs extremely well."

    It is spacious, comfortable, and clean, and of course the sea views are superb. Access to beach and cliff walks were on our doorstep,and it made a good centre from which to get to Pendeen, St. Just, Porthgwarra, Mousehole, and Penzance. We thought it was fair value for the price. Our only problem was initially discovering how to work the hob and ovens, never before having encountered a digital touch-button display, and a manual would have been helpful. Thank you to the owners for making it available.

    Reviewed by Merle5.0Aug 2020

  • "We love the location of this cottage."

    The cottage is very clean and comfortable with fantastic views. Jason the caretaker is always available and had to deal with a rather stubborn drain blockage on another prop. Missed the normal starter pack which also included wine in past

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jul 2020

  • "This is the second cottage booked with you this year."

    Porth leven we thought may have been a blip so accepted the tired looking accommodation. Our experience this weekend was the same. We paid a little more for comfort but again the accommodation looked tired and well used. Bathrooms nice but the flooring in the lounge was ripped. Kitchen units needed painting and kitchen table needed a good wash. Sorry

    Reviewed by Julie2.2Oct 2019

  • "The cottage had loads of room, lovely welcome gifts and the view from the balcony was outstanding"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2019

  • "We loved our stay at The Coach House!"

    The view over the bay is spectacular and the private path to the beach, although steep, is stunning. The house was clean, comfortable and had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Kristina4.4Jul 2019

  • "This coach house, is a fantastic place to stay."

    So relaxing..

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2019

  • "This place is set in a stunning location."

    A little hard to find even with the Sat Nav as it didn't take us far enough down the lane but there is nothing we could fault. The views are stunning and the accommodation is really comfortable with everything you need. The welcome pack is a lovely touch and welcomed as the first thing you need after a six hour journey is a drink! Would definitely book again :)

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely location for walking and surfing beach."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2019

  • "Spotlessly clean on arrival, even gave us a couple of old towels for our dogs."

    Great location, we will be back next year.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0May 2019

  • "We have spent lovely time, the view is beautiful and I highly recommended this place."

    Best wishes

    Reviewed by Georgiana5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location."

    Stunning views

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Apr 2019

  • "Only one thing needs sorting quickly is the sewerage smell outside house."

    Reviewed by John3.8Mar 2019

  • "We could not find anything to complain about either at the Coach House or Sykes Cottages."

    We have had several holidays booked the Sykes and we have never received anything but good clean cottages, so we can now add another brilliant holiday to the growing list. Looking forward to next year. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Sep 2018

  • "- Jason; the caretaker was very helpful; however; - The beds were extremely uncomfortable and, on looking, very old."

    The mattress springs 'donged' on movement and there was a hard line down the middle of the double bed. I had to use spare duvets to try to improve it. The other beds not much better. Glad to get back home to my own bed. - The en-suite shower was either tepid or boiling hot. - Downstairs toilet main part was cracked. - Very flimsy plastic toilet seats unable to sit on them. - Oven, cracked handle and possibly on it's way out listening to the noise of the fan. - Radiators not working in kitchen and entrance room, thermostat in the kitchen. I used to stay in Carn Eve and its properties thirty years ago and they are unfortunately now looking rather unkempt and shabby in it's general upkeep.

    Reviewed by Karen1.9Sep 2018

  • "Quick and easy to book, excellent app and communication."

    Cottage was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Sep 2018

  • "Location is perfect, with the house appointed to make the most of the fabulous views over the bay from Long Ships out to the Scilly isles in the distance."

    Great access to Gwenver and coastal walks. Need a new hob, but this was promised. House clean bright and airy. Lovely to have the balcony to take in the sunset with a glass of wine. Overall House was open and airy, parking easy and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Aug 2018

  • "Overall the property could do with updating."

    We lost the central heating from Boxing Day. We called out the caretaker who came the following day who got it working again for it to fail again a few hours later. He said he would get a plumber out the following day but I had my reservations due to it being Christmas week and of-course he never turned up. We had to make do with a single electric fan heater which was ok when were altogether in the sitting room. What this meant was that it was cold at night and all the towels were damp. The toilet in the en-suite also leaked. The spectacular view made up for the disappointing accommodation.

    Reviewed by Simon2.9Dec 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front lawned garden with gravelled patio and furniture
  • Maximum two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • The owners respectfully ask that guests arrive after 4.00pm as access to the property will only be granted after this time.

The property

Sennen Cove 1.7 miles.

Ideal for beach lovers and those that want to get off the beaten track, this spacious house has stunning uninterrupted sea views from its superb cliff top location above Gwenver Beach next to the renowned Sennen Cove in the very far west of Cornwall.

With private access to a well-known surfing beach and a location ideal for touring this spectacular area of the county, this is certainly an area to relax and get away from modern life.

As you arrive following a most pleasant drive down the private lane, you will sense that you are somewhere very special.

Enter into the bright and airy kitchen and dining room before taking the stairs to the sitting room, placed on the first floor to appreciate the magnificent views.

These views will be even more enhanced from the balcony which is the perfect place to watch the sun go down with a drink in hand.

There are three bedrooms here, a twin on the ground floor, and an en-suite double and a further twin on the first floor.

Outside a patio offers an opportunity for alfresco dining following a day on the beach.

With Sennen Cove a short drive away or an enjoyable stroll along the cliff top, the Coach House offers a perfect location for a getaway holiday or short break whatever time of year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs 932657, 932663 and 932664, 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.