What our guests say...

We had a lovely time. Sonya , our little yorkie enjoyed her stay too. Everything was as good as we had expected.

Geof & Lilya

Great stay at Basking Shark. Wonderful views. Perfect location for coastal walks and exploring local villages. St Just, Mouseole, St Ives all worth a visit. Small but ideal cottage with all you need. Brian a great help with anything you need.

Nigel Thomas

Absolutely gorgeous place to kick your shoes off and relax. We were here for weekend after a busy Christmas. We felt like the world stopped and we had time for each other again, breakfast with those views was amazing ❤️


Very good a beautiful spot.


An excellent location if you are fit enough for a scenic walk. Nicely decorated and the kitchen and bathrooms all work well. A great value holiday.

Alan Hillman

Lovely week great accommodation just the perfect wind down in a fantastic position !

Guy Thomas

A unique location above a stunning beach which is ideal for families with children, surfers, sun worshipers.....yes there was sun! The cottage is small but has everything you need and the view from the large picture window is amazing. A 10 minute walk along the coastal path which passes the door takes you to Sennen Cove with it's amenities...

Hilary and Norman Sheppard

Fantastic holiday at Basking Shark...


weather shone on us, up early to get to the beach before restricted times with the dog, we all enjoyed the surf, numerous walks along coastal paths and through the dunes to Sennen for supper - can recommend the Old Success good atmosphere and food. Basking shark, compact but perfect for two, well equipped, we cooked breakfast most mornings and sat eating in the pretty garden area ideal for watching the surf, although there same view from sofa area if weather was bad...

Sarah & Vaughan

Fantastic. Beautiful cottage, fab views and looked after so well by the lovely Brian and his lovely pup Sid.

Linda, Kevin and Tillly

Had a wonderful week at Basking Shark with my husband and our little dog Booker. The cottage was in a beautiful location and the views from the lounge and kitchen windows was exceptional. The cottage itself was cosy and was equipped with everything you needed for your holiday..... We would like to thank Brian and Peter for their help and will definitely be back.

Sue Jackson

Such an amazing week; weather was unseasonably glorious, and the location was breathtaking. Afraid i didn't join the brave souls in swimsuits (in October!) actually taking a dip, but the coast and sunshine and stunning accomodation was utterly restorative. Will definitely be back. (N.B. do try to visit the farmers market in Sennen if you are around on Tuesdays - amazing cinnamon buns).


I had a wonderful stay at this lovely bijou cottage looking onto the sea and sands at Sennen. Beautifully furnished and designed inside with a lovely garden. The team picking up and taking luggage back couldn't have been nicer. Will definitely come back.

Denise Stephenson

Fabulous just the place for a quiet escape, small but perfect, ideal for the two of us to switch off from the world and relax.

The Fagans

Great cottage with a very nice view over the sea. The cottage had enough room for two persons and has everything you need for a relaxing vacation. From the cottage it's easy to access the Coastal footpath to Sennen Cove/Land's End or St Just. There are a lot of places to visit nearby or activities to do if (e.g. a marine discovery trip from Penzance to Land's End!). Or you can just sit on the beach and take a swim...


Another wonderful stay in Vellandreath (our 15th!); stunning location, lovely cosy cottage. Can't wait to return in April!


Lovely cottage with fantastic views. Very nicely furnished and perfect for a quiet and relaxed holiday with a little surfing thrown in.

Hazel Ball

Very beautiful location with stunning seaview, snug but well stocked accommodation which was clean and welcoming, Sennen itself boasts a good choice of places to eat which serve delicious freshly cooked foods, lots of beautiful coastline to enjoy, will definitely return.

Cheryl Parkins

Total relaxation!! This place is amazing!!! We loved every minute and we did not want to leave!! We are already planning on a return trip xx

Mr & Mrs Fowler

We had the most fantastic week, the cottage was lovely, comfortable and cosy. The views from the cottage was stunning . Uninterrupted views of white sands beach, beautiful white sand and turquoise sea. There are fantastic walks , the walk from sennen cove to lands end is amazing , the scenery is dramatic and stunning. It was so nice to be in the valley , where there were no cars , so peaceful , this really is a little piece of heaven...