What our guests say
We LOVED our stay in Girl Annie. The cottage was even lovelier than it looked on the website, perfectly designed to optimise space with a cosy country feeling. The sea view was spectacular from the living room and bedroom and the spacious garden. The short walk across the dunes to the beach meant that we could even pop down for short walks when the weather was rough. Brian gave us a warm welcome and was very helpful.
Girl Annie, November 2023
I really loved the interior - the attention to detail shown in the lovely bed linen and the beautiful oil painting on the wall made this such a comfortable haven. I also loved the bench in the garden which was large and very comfortable with a fabulous view of the sea.
Basking Shark, September 2023
A beautiful cottage with stunning views in a great location right by the beach. What more could you want?!
Girl Annie, August 2023
Lovely well equipped and warm cottage. Very quiet despite all cottages being full. Easy walk to the beach and village but far enough away to avoid the crowds. Sun room was lovely in summer rain! Hope to return.
Castaways, August 2023
This was our fifth visit to Sheldrake. To see again that breathtakingly beautiful view and breathe the fresh Atlantic breeze is worth the wait- stunning!
Sheldrake, August 2023
Our second time in this beautiful, tranquil location nestled in to the dunes. We had a really lovely week, enjoying Castaways' lush, coastal garden and characterful interior.
Castaways, July 2023
I so love my stays at Vallandreath. Have been staying in various of the houses over the last 20 years and will continue to do so . At the first sight its like breathing in relaxation and rest from tne maddness of the world , Castaways was glorious . Well thought out , clean and with the most glorious garden . So lovely to see Brain again. smiling and friendly as ever .Nice to meet Paul too. We will be back as it really is a little piece of heaven whatever the weather .X
Castaways, July 2023
An amazing hideaway overlooking the sea - perfect for a relaxing break. Host was excellent and helpful with everything we needed. Recommend to others looking for a quiet break - we were there early July.
Basking Shark, July 2023
Thank you for a lovely week in a cottage close to the beach. The cottage was most enjoyable and the beach and the sea was an absolute delight. Thank you to your two helpers who made sure all our luggage was collected and deposited at the agreed time of arrival and departure with no problems Thank you for a lovely holiday
Girl Annie, July 2023
We had a wonderful stay at Sandpipers. Beautiful views, and an incredibly sweet cabin that was just the right size for 2 plus our little dog. The directions were really clear, and we had help with taking our luggage to and from the car to the cottage which was super helpful…. Great location in the form of a beautiful beach a few minutes walk away. Lovely drives and pubs locally too. Would definitely come back!
Sandpipers, June 2023
This collection of cottages are nestled in exotically planted gardens and are stunning. The interiors are quirky and charming……We find the place so charming though we will be back.
Tresillian, June 2023
Best ever holiday. Lucky with the weathwr. Garden, seats, and mini bbq used. Great outlook. Dog friendly accomm. Baggage transfer very much appreciated… Handy for the beach. Lovely sunsets.
Girl Annie, June 2023
Absolutely fantastic cottage in a quiet and beautiful place that is situated in what seems hidden away from the rest of the world. Gorgeous beaches and walks. We’ll definitely be returning
Cats Cradle, June 2023
What an amazing place. Great weather,comfortable accommodation beautiful views. We will be back.
Little Petra, June 2023
Fabulous stay in Penrose cottage, loved being so close to the beach.Just what we needed, only negative point was that we only stayed for 3 nights. I would love to return for longer.
Penrose, May 2023
Gorgeous cottage in absolutely stunning location. Second visit to Vellandreath cottages and I certainly hope to return again soon!
Whitebreakers, April 2023
A dream holiday in this beautiful spot! Location, location, location….the views of the sea from the property are perfect. A little bit of heaven.
Tresillian, February 2023
Lovely cottage in an ideal location.
Little Petra, December 2022
We had an amazing time here! A stormy stay as expected but how lovely to come back to a cosy fire after a November swim in the sea with the kids. Would love to return as its such a peaceful, stunning spot.
Sheldrake, December 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The location is fantastic in terms of proximity to the beach, Sennen Cove and the coast path while not being too close to the road [great if you have a dog]. We would definitely recommend these cottages !
Little Petra, November 2022
We were very happy. Everything was well organized and Brian and Paul were so kind. Thanks a lot.
Petra, October 2022
The most amazing cottage stay we’ve ever had. From the gorgeous cottage itself, to its quiet, tranquil surroundings. Sandpipers cottage was perfect for the relaxing, break away we wanted, and our German shepherd loved his first little holiday away with us.
Sandpipers, October 2022
We had a lovely stay at the Studio. Upon arriving we met Paul who was very helpful with our luggage. The studio was larger than the pictures had led me to believe…. The small garden was lovely for eating out when the weather was nice, as well as being a good space for our dog to wander in between walks. We will definitely be returning.
The Studio, September 2022
Had the most lovely time staying at Sandpipers with my husband and 2 dogs. The cottages are in the most peaceful valley, a 2 minutes walk from the beach. There was everything we needed and the bed was so confortable. We also had amazing views from the huge window in Sandpipers. There was a 5 minute walk to get to Sennen Cove where there were some lovely cafes and restaurants and we also walked to Lands End one day. We stay in Scotland so it was a ling journey but definitely worth it!
Sandpipers, September 2022
We had the most idyllic 10 days in the basking shark with our 10 year old Labrador. It really is a little Shangri-La. Coastal path literally on the doorstep and beautiful walk into Sennen where we had the best Sunday Lunch ever. We will be back for sure, thank you
Basking Shark, September 2022
Excellent stay and lovely location
Petra, September 2022
Highly reccomend the studio. Its a beautiful little place to stay with the most breath-taking sunsets. The weather was very unkind to us. But.... when the sun did come out the wander down to the beach was amazing (if not a little strenuous) same as the walk down to the studio. If you are at all in poor health it will cause a problem as in the bad weather it was very steep and slippy. The staff were extremely helpful and kind. The studio was immaculately clean and well kept. The garden is totally secure which was what we wanted as we have 2 teeny little chihuahuas, so they were safe. The studio has everything you will need in there so you need take nothing with you. Lovely and silent at night with just the sound of the sea. Would very much reccomend the studio and would love to stay again.
The Studio, September 2022
Such a magic place, our own slice of paradise. Cant wait to come back
The Studio, September 2022
Absolutely stunning place to stay! The cottage has everything you need for a lovely stay. Small but very cosy. Loved sitting in the evening and watching the stars or sat outside and just watching the waves roll in. Amazing place to go for walking as you can walk for miles. We hardly used our car. Will definitely be booking again - also Brian who helped us with our bags was such a lovely man and top stars to him - thank you!
Cats Cradle, September 2022
Absolutely gorgeous. Idylic location. lovely to be so close to the beach. Very high spec cottage.
Tresillian, September 2022
We spent a wonderfully relaxed weekend in The Studio: the location was beautiful and the cottage, very pretty - would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a laid back getaway!
The Studio, August 2022
What a fantastic location and a beautifully authentic cottage. We had a superb week, in the sea every day due to the heatwave. Sennen Cove is our new favourite haven in Cornwall. Highly recommended. A big thank you must go to Brian who helped out when my son's car wouldn't start, he is a star!
White Rose, August 2022
A stunning position with a well equipped house. The men who brought our luggage down were exceptionally helpful…..
Sheldrake, August 2022
At the bottom of a little place called Sunny Corner Lane ☀️ there is an enchanting little bolt hole , the Basking Shark right on the south west coast path. It is almost as though time has stood still here but for the crashing of the waves and the distant sound of happy beach goer’s… As you walk along the coastal path there is something new around every corner from giant stormy swells to secluded little coves of white sand and turquoise sea….It was lovely to enjoy morning coffee watching the sunrise we couldn’t have asked for more. There is something magical about this little place that has captured my heart !! Thank you Vellamdreath Cornish cottages 💓
Basking Shark, August 2022
We had a fabulous time at Petra. The cottage was cosy for your family of 6. It was an easy walk to the beach and the children enjoyed jumping and body surfing in the waves. A great location to sights.... A variety of activities were on close by. We enjoyed walking along the Coastal Path to Lands End. It was also a great location for the Minack Theater, which was a wonderful afternoon! And fun exploring the Tin Mines. The cottage had everything you could need,.. Thank you for a wonderful week! We would definitely return.
Petra, August 2022
Vellandreath is amazing, great location, great views and lovely and quite. Will definitely be back again!
Little Petra, July 2022
Thank you for a wonderful week at Castaways, It was just perfect.
Castaways, June 2022
Our second stay at Vellandreath and would recommend the peacefulness and privacy of this cottage. Clean and bright, the cottage is a great for a relaxing break away. We enjoyed our morning and late evening walks on the beach and managed a walk over to Lands End one afternoon. A local shop is a ten minute walk away, as well as an easy access path over the dunes, to Sennen Cove for a pub lunch and Cornish beer. Thanks to Paul and the team at Vellandreath, we had another great stay.
Castaways, May 2022
The cottage itself is cosy but very well equipped. It was perfect for our stay! The location is just beautiful right in the middle of the valley with the beach below. Sandpipers has a courtyard below and a decked area by the front door - we sat here most evenings watching some beautiful sunsets. The dog loved it too 😊
Sandpipers, May 2022
Our stay in the Petra cottage was just lovely. The most beautiful location. The cottage was well equipped, clean, comfortable and there were some nice touches for our arrival. All very well organised with the luggage pick ups. And great communication with the team. We’ll definitely be back!
Petra, May 2022
Great location within easy reach of the beach and coast path. The well equipped cottage conversion was kept in good condition and had a lovely garden with seaview. Helpful and friendly hosts.
Castaways, May 2022
We had a great time, the accommodation, location and especially staff were great. The location, gardens and landscaping make the place really magical and everything is really well setup, the cottage has a lovely homely feel.
Penrose, April 2022
Who thought a week in February could be so amazing?! Sandpipers had everything we could possibly need despite it being so compact.It was warm and all the lovely guys that work there keep it and the grounds looking really good. The view was our entertainment...no matter what the weather. Being out of season we often had the beach almost to ourselves. The steep walk up to the car and up and down to the beach , will get you fit! Thank you for a brilliant week!
Sandpipers, February 2022
What a fantastic spot. We felt thoroughly at home from the moment we arrived and never wanted to leave and go back to reality. We are counting the weeks until we come back in February. Thankyou!
Petra, January 2022
We found a treasure! We were delighted with all aspects of Castaways. Beautiful cottage, beautiful location. A fabulous place to spend Christmas. Everybody was very helpful and all our needs were met. We will definitely be returning.
Castaways, January 2022
Tresillian was a perfect off-season location; quiet, apart from the pounding surf, well equipped, set in beautiful quirky gardens and just a short walk through the dunes from the beach. Hope to be back for another winter stay.
Tresillian, December 2021
We had an absolutely fantastic holiday in Penrose. The cottage was beautiful and the location was absolutely stunning! Paul was very friendly and helpful during our stay too. We all (including our dogs) absolutely loved our week. We'd definitely love to return! Thanks so much.
Penrose, November 2021
Sunset on another magic day overlooking Sennen Cove from the Vallandreath Cornish Cottages.. a magic spot.
Tresillian, November 2021
Always a wonderful stay in this “little piece of heaven”. A year is never complete without our fix of Vellendreath & Sennen.
Petra, November 2021
Beyond expectations, very picturesque, very kind and helpful caretakers on arrival, during the stay and on departure. As good as it gets for an English get away.... dont forget your wetsuit!
Cats Cradle, October 2021
Great location to stay to enjoy this part of the country. Very well maintained and thoroughly enjoyed the walks locally. Very cosy accommodation and loved using the log fire.
Cats Cradle, October 2021
Wow what an amazing stay we had! We only had a short Monday to Friday break but it was absolutely perfect! The cottage was perfectly presented and well equipped and was lovely and clean... Would highly recommend and would definitely go back in the future
Sandpipers, October 2021
We had an amazing time in such a lovely place and will definitely book another break away at the basking shark, but next time we will stay longer.
Basking Shark, September 2021
We had a fantastic week here. The view from the cottage window was amazing, I so enjoyed watching the sun set over the sea. The cottage is so well equipped and the little garden was perfect...
Girl Annie, September 2021
We spent another fantastic week at Shelldrake- great cottage, amazing views, beautiful Cornwall! How many places allow you to walk from the house to the beach with the sand between you toes ? Thank you.
Sheldrake, August 2021
Great location and very dog-friendly as no cars. Best beaches in the world on your doorstep. Luggage transfer was a breeze.
White Rose, August 2021
We loved Castaways! What a perfect cottage in a glorious location. The cottage is well equipped and atmospheric with a lovely garden. We’re walkers and with the coastal path at our doorstep, we could walk as far as we liked with the most spectacular scenery. Simply gorgeous! Sennen beach is fabulous too with good surfing (or boogie boarding). Getting our luggage down to the cottage was easy, nothing was too much trouble for Paul, the caretaker. All in all, a wonderful week for my wife and I and Rufus the dog!
Castaways, July 2021
Thank you…we had the most amazing stay at Sandpipers. Paul gave such a friendly welcome and the cottage was just lovely. You were also so accommodating and helpful in moving my initial booking from March to May due to lockdowns. Will definitely be back. You should be so proud!j
Sandpipers, July 2021
Fourth stay and it still doesn’t disappoint. First time at The Studio and it was excellent. Great setting and a lovely secluded garden. The cottage itself had everything we needed and was spotless when we arrived. Special thanks to Paul who was brilliant, We will be back.
The Studio, July 2021
Cats Cradle was the perfect cottage for our far too short stay! Well equipped kitchen. Although the gin glasses weren't quite big enough! (Personal taste!!)Superb beaches and an easy walk to Sennen Cove for lunch and dinner or just a drink. We really didn't want to leave.
Cats Cradle, July 2021
1 week since departing the beautiful Sennen Cove Cornwall. Our stay in Basking Shark was perfect for the two of us, the cute little cottage is cosy and snug and has everything you may need. Most nights we ate in as the views and plot where we stayed are so beautiful we did not feel the need to venture out too much. The beach is absolutely stunning, I highly recommend to book here an experience you will not forget. We are really hoping to be able to book and come back again soon! Paul the caretaker is such a great guy very down to earth and nothing is too much of a bother for him please be sure to tip him for his efforts! Thank you 😊 x
Basking Shark, July 2021
We had a weeks stay in Castaways which we found fantastic. The cottage was tremendous and the staff extremely helpful. We will certainly be visiting again. Many thanks to all at Vellandreath Cornish Cottages.
Castaways, July 2021
We had a really lovely holiday in Tresillian. The cottage is very comfortable, and there was plenty of space for six adults and 2 dogs. Garden was large, private and beautiful. The location is fantastic, just 5 minutes walk from Sennen Cove beach and 15 minutes walk to a dog friendly beach. Paul was really helpful. Thanks Paul. Would highly recommend Tresillian. All the cottages looked lovely and we are highly likely to book one of them again.
Tresillian, July 2021
A beautiful location. We have been visiting Sennen Cove the past 20 years. This cottage was definitely our favourite accommodation.
Petra, June 2021
WHAT.A.SPOT. We had a really relaxing holiday and the views (even from inside the cottage) were amazing.
Basking Shark, June 2021
Absolutely lovely cottage and garden we have rebooked .
Tresillian, June 2021
Lovely secluded retreat close to beach and great walks etc very clean well presented and helpful staff. I would definitely stay again.
Penrose, June 2021
Fabulous wee cottage Everything supplied excellent. Great assistance when we arrived and Left. Thank you
Sandpipers, June 2021
I enjoyed my stay so much despite the weather, that I have booked again in September
Sandpipers, May 2021
I have to say this was the BEST holiday I’ve had in a long while! The accommodation was superb, it’s location was incredible, the cottage facilities were fantastic, everything is catered for. If your looking to holiday in western Cornwall I highly recommend vealandreath Cornish cottages you will not be disappointed just delighted, thank you to Brian, adam and the team 5 stars !!
Penrose, May 2021
We enjoyed a splendid week at Castaways, although one of the few Vellandreath properties without a sea view from the living area the fantastic garden with amazing views of the bay more than makes up for it. We spent many happy moments sitting on the bench amidst the gargantuan gunnera, listening to the brook gurgle down the valley whilst watching the sea, totally awesome.
Castaways, May 2021
We had a lovely family holiday the cottage was perfect for our stay,Paul was very helpful would highly recommend loved it .
Tresillian, May 2021
We and our cockerpoo Oscar recently stayed at the Studio, near the most gorgeous beach, for a few days break after the many lockdowns and what a treat we had. The Studio was delightful, extremely well equipped, in the most peaceful setting, just birdsong and rolling wave noise. The garden was totally enclosed so great for a nosey, adventurous dog and was a lovely place to sit with a coffee or glass of wine and gaze at the sea. Lunch at the pub at the other end of the beach was great and soooo many lovely walks to wile away the days, even in the rain. All in all fab-u-lous, will return! Paul the caretaker deserves a mention too, discreet but everso helpful and cheerful. Many thanks one and all.
The Studio, May 2021
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Basking Cottage. The situation is pretty perfect with incredible views across the beach and seas. Greeting me was Paul, who couldnt have been more helpful. The studio is well equipped with a small kitchen, bed and bathroom which suited my stay as one person....I have no hesitation to recommend Vellandreath to anyone who is looking for a reset, peace and beauty in a wonderful location. Thank you
Basking Shark, May 2021
We highly recommend this place, the location is perfect, right on the beach, the flat is super cute and well equipped, nice private garden with sea view . The staff is really nice and friendly. Easy to access and 15mn from the city for shopping.
Basking Shark, May 2021
As busy as Sennen was during this half term Sandpipers is ideal for a relaxing and away from it all break. Vellandreath's location offers great views and access to the beach below. The accommodation is clean and well maintained. Arrival and departure procedures well communicated and organised.
Sandpipers, November 2020
Absolutely stunning location. The studio had everything we needed and was perfect for our stay. Brian was so helpful a credit to your company. A big thank you and we will be back.
The Studio, October 2020
Petra was a comfortable cottage with surprisingly good fertility’s. log fire was a nice touch. Good walk to beach to watch the surfing and the seals. Good week all round.
Petra, October 2020
White Rose is more than just a cosy cottage on the beach it’s total heaven From the moment you walk through the door you feel at home. We were there October so cosy and warm .Fantastic well equipped kitchen Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and lovely attention to detail You open the back door to a beautiful garden with a stream running through From the cottage it’s short walk to the beach our dogs were in heaven We will be booking for next year but a week this time 3 days just wasn’t enough Thank you for a wonderful holiday
White Rose, October 2020
We booked the cottage for a family celebration of my 50th birthday and it was wonderful. The cottage was beautifully appointed, very clean and warm. The location in the sand dunes by the beach is fabulous. It was like being in another world and made a very welcome escape from the rest of the world!
Penrose, October 2020
A great location for a relaxing holiday break. I will be back.
Petra, October 2020
Sandpipers at Vellandreath is the perfect coastal bolthole for 2 we loved it! The unique completely glass gable end has the most wonderful view down the valley to Whitesands bay beach below. This Is wild and beautiful Cornwall at its finest. The SW coastal path runs right across the valley and you can walk to Sennen in 15 minutes on the sandy footpath through the dunes. A Perfect autumn weekend we will definitely be back.
Sandpipers, October 2020
Perfectly located and beautifully presented cottage, ideal for surfing and long beach and cliff top walks. Well equipped and cosy in the evenings. We loved it!...
Tresillian, October 2020
Fabulous location - lovely little cottage and garden. Organisation great.
White Rose, September 2020
We stayed for 3 days during our honeymoon. We were greeted by Brian who kindly took our luggage to the studio. When was arrived we were blown away by the view from the private garden. Inside was so beautiful also. So perfect for a nice romantic getaway in the most incredible location.
The Studio, September 2020
What a gorgeous place to stay! We absolutely loved it- the location is superb and just a very short walk to the beach. The Studio was spotless- which during these times made us feel reassured. We will be back as soon as we can be!
The Studio, September 2020
We had a lovely stay at Whitebreakers and the views are amazing...
Whitebreakers, September 2020
Lovely cottage with everything you could need, all cleverly designed to make use of the space. The kitchen from which you can see the beach is well equipped and the garden is a lovely suntrap. In the evening the fire kept the place warm and cosy. The location is of course unbeatable. We shall be back.
Petra, September 2020
Beautiful cottage in stunning location. Every comfort catered for. The garden is a delight. Blissful place to stay - thank you.
Tresillian, August 2020
Loved our week at girl Annie. What a gorgeous cottage with amazing views. All staff were so helpful and communication excellent. This is a big help particularly in these challenging times. Have already booked for next year!!
Girl Annie, August 2020
We loved our week at Vallandreath - just perfect for immediate access to two beautiful beaches (one dog-friendly all day, the other before 10 and after 6). A great location if you want to just leave the car parked up for a week and enjoy what's on your doorstep - coastal walks, bodyboarding, sunsets, a view that warms your heart and they even do gf fish and chips in Sennen Cove! Cats Cradle was ideal for us as a couple with our small dog...
Cats Cradle, August 2020
Absolutely delightful cottage and surroundings excellent customer service from start to finish thank you
Sandpipers, August 2020
Lovely week in Whitebreakers.Spent most of the time in beautiful garden with lovely views and watched the lovely sunsets over the sea. The cottage was comfortable and had everything we needed.
Whitebreakers, July 2020
Wonderful location with stunning views and a real sense of tranquility. A lovely cottage, very cosy with a lovely garden. Family friendly set up.
White Rose, July 2020
Another fantastic stay in Castaways. We especially enjoy sitting in the garden, listening to nearby babbling brook, watching the sun disappear over the horizon and star gazing at night. Oh yes, of course, walking above the sea and beach as well. Thank you.
Castaways, March 2020
Tresillian is a lovely property - the nicest of the ones we have stayed in at Vellandreath - great views, warm, privacy and spacious. Thanks to Brian for being really helpful. See you next year.
Tresillian, February 2020
Another fantastic stay at one of the Vellandreath cottages. For us there's no better destination in all of Cornwall.
Sheldrake, January 2020
Castaways was a lovely cottage. We spent a week in Cornwall and loved the scenery and peaceful stay. It was rejuvenating and we had no issues with the cottage. The secluded area reminds me of the east coast of South Africa.
Castaways, January 2020
Simply amazing. Can’t wait to come back :)
Whitebreakers, January 2020
Loved staying at Girl Annie- the view from the windows was spectacular to watch the storms coming in- really windy for our week but the cottage was so cosy with the wood burner going- a truely wonderful experience !!
Girl Annie, December 2019