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Carn Towan Cottages - Longships

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Sennen, Cornwall
Grade 4 Star rating
Pets 3
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A cosy cottage with a sea view, this property is just 250 yards from a sandy beach and within easy reach of many attractions.

Only a 250-yard walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Whitesand Bay, this charming little row of three delightful and comfortably furnished holiday cottages commands magnificent views over the bay and Sennen Cove. On a quiet lane leading only to the cliffs, they have been very tastefully converted from a spacious Victorian house and are stunningly set in several acres of shared natural grounds; home to a wonderful variety of wildlife which can easily be seen from the steep beach path and the cottages themselves.
The beach at Whitesand is magnificent; a splendid mile of sand which has been awarded Blue Flag status and is excellent for surfing (lifeguards operate throughout the summer, and there is also a ban on dogs from 1st May to 30th September. Dogs are permitted year round on nearby Gwenver Beach). Sennen Cove (½ mile) is a picturesque little fishing village looking out over the bay. It offers shops, pub, restaurants – even a lifeboat station – all within walking distance. There are some beautiful walks along the coast towards Cape Cornwall in one direction, and beyond Land’s End in the other.
The famous outdoor Minack Theatre is only 3 miles away and Penzance (7 miles) boasts a mainline station, shops, inns, swimming-pool, sailing and tennis. There is a golf course at St Just (4 miles) and facilities for squash and badminton are available locally. Picturesque St Ives (a renowned haunt of artists) is 15 miles away along the spectacular north coast.
The Carn Towan cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying a Cornish holiday – and are cosily heated throughout, with double glazing, making them ideal for all-year-round breaks. Shops ½ mile.

A lovely romantic cottage for two set between Bishop Rock and Sevenstones. Entrance into fully fitted kitchen with breakfast area. Living/dining room with sea view. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Pretty double bedroom with sea view, en-suite bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

Radiant fire. Shared garden with furniture.

Electric heaters. Fan heaters. NSH, electricity, bed linen, towels and beach towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared payphone. Shared several acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Wet-suit and surfboard hire available. Storage available for surfboards/windbreakers. Ample parking. No smoking.

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  • Dishwasher
  • Garden / Patio
    Garden / Patio
  • Highchair
  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Sea View
    Sea View
  • Romantic Collection
    Romantic Collection
  • Rural Location
    Rural Location
  • Wifi
  • Cot Available
    Cot Available
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Coastal within 1 mile
    Coastal within 1 mile
  • Coastal within 3 miles
    Coastal within 3 miles
  • Coastal within 5 miles
    Coastal within 5 miles
  • All En-suite
    All En-suite
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 03/03/2018
    We would like to book again which says it all.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 17/02/2018
    Thoroughly enjoyed although, due to mobility problems, we did find it a bit tough due to it being very hilly not unexpected though in Cornwall. Fantastic views and very comfortable.

  • 5

    Confirmed guest, 10/02/2018
    I have visited Longships several times. The same problems exist now, the same as they did on my first visit. A brief look in the visitors book continually highlights the same issues. The shower has never been one of the best, but, this time, it was awful. I could not get the temperature up to something that was useable without it cutting out, usually just as I had got covered in soap. I have a very bad back, and baths are difficult for me, especially ones without any handles to help me get out. These bathing facilities might be alright in the middle of summer, but not in the winter. The front door is a joke. There is no security. Anyone with a determined size nine boot would get through it. The cooker still works, eventually! It is seriously out of date. I cannot remember the last time I used one as bad as that. Modern ones are so much better. The situation of these premises is absolutely stunning, and, in decent weather would easily justify all the rave reviews they get, but, for anyone visiting in the winter, the facilities are just not good enough. It obviously all needs updating to a modern standard. The owners seem content to ignore all the adverse comments made by dissatisfied visitors. They really should not. I will not be coming again.

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We apologise for the problems you found and will be contacting you directly to discuss compensation. The shower has been replaced since your visit, it was a good make and not old but for reasons I haven't understood yet, its power had slowly deteriorated (not due to scaling in this soft-water area obviously). I have not received any previous comments about the other issues you mention. The entrance has two lockable doors so security should not be too bad, the outer may swell a little in the wet winter weather so needing a good pull to close. It too will be replaced at the next opportunity. The cooker works, as you say; if there is an issue it will be fixed or replaced.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 02/02/2018
    we had a really lovely time and would have liked to return in May but I can't find any availabily. Everything was either miles away of closed, it was Feb, so make sure you plan your daily meals so you don't run out of things.

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 29/01/2018
    Longships has an unbeatable location in terms of the view out over Sennen Cove. Sited on the headland it gets quite a batterring from the winter storms, making the seascape through the lounge window even more dramatic. It is a small, warm and cosy cottage, so it is no hardship if bad weather forces you to stay indoors with a good book.Good internet connection too.Going in the winter will inspire a summer visit.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 13/01/2018
    Beautiful cottage had everything and more than you could ever need. Beautiful location.

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 21/12/2017
    Beautiful location, cosy and comfy flat, but wouldn't go again because the shower is either hot or cold but definitely does not work fine and the bed needs a replacement (mattress has reached the life limit). But overall it was a lovely cottage!

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 10/11/2017
    Would love to stay here again as long as helth issues allow as it was such a peaceful and beautiful place to stay x

  • 8

    Confirmed guest, 05/08/2017
    A lovely spot the cottage could do with some upgrading in the kitchen, and as many others have commented the shower is not up to the grade, however we had a wonderful holiday, and would return again thankyou

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/05/2017
    Lovely situation however big let down with awful shower which after hours of walking/ beach was much needed, despite being mentioned in previous comments from other vacationers water was luke warm or scolding hot and dribbled out

    Response from:

    Response on behalf of the Owner; We believe the shower is fine if the instructions are followed as given in the Visitors' instructions (i.e. be patient and allow the temperature time to adjust to any change in setting, also set the recommended mode). We do stay in the property ourselves from time to time to check the facilities. Note that this is an 8.5 Kw instant shower, not a power shower supplied from the hot tank which you might be used to at home; it still seems to be working correctly.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 06/05/2017
    Have stayed here for the last 7 years and already booked for next year. So that should be a good guide as to the property!

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