Petra - sleeps 6

Holiday cottage in Cornwall that sleeps 6 people over 3 bedrooms

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“A little piece of heaven . . .” That’s how the local postman has described Vellandreath, a lovely and hidden corner of West Penwith in Far West Cornwall overlooking the wide sweep of Whitesands Bay, Sennen.

Well-appointed in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty – a haven for botanists, wildlife enthusiasts, beachcombers, climbers, ramblers and watermen – this delightful holiday cottage in Cornwall by the sea is set in the privately owned, unspoilt 8-acre Vellandreath Valley in Sennen, by the beach, bordered by a stream and sand dunes offering spectacular panoramic sea views all year round.

Converted with flair and imagination this quiet and magical setting is only accessible on foot down the sandy beach path from Sunny Corner Lane, Sennen, Cornwall.

 

This cosy cornish cottage is perfect for families and boasts an enclosed south-facing garden with wonderful sea views. Attractively furnished in ‘Victorian’ country style, this comfortable cottage has a spacious beamed living/dining room with granite walls, slate floor with rugs and ‘Victorian’ wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace. With sea views to the south from its setting in the dunes 200 metres from the beach, this former fisherman’s cottage has its own walled garden with a bridge over the stream.



What our guests say...

A beautiful location. We have been visiting Sennen Cove the past 20 years. This cottage was definitely our favourite accommodation.

Alta

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.

Gary Cooper

A great location for a relaxing holiday break. I will be back.

Andrew

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...

Sally Jackson

Just perfect in every way!

Susannah

Great cottage, great caretaker, easy booking, very friendly everybody

Thomas and Christine

We heard about Vellandreath from my sister who stayed in 2018 She had rebooked for 2019 staying in Girl Annie and we decided to join her as we all have dogs. Walking down from the car park we knew we were in for a treat...

Sylvie

Had an absolutely brilliant stay! Cottage is cozy and spacious. Log burner was a delight during chilly evenings once the sun had gone down... beach paths take you directly from cottage to beach/pub. Word to the wise do a supermarket shop before you arrive and have everything along with your luggage taken to the cottage by Brian...

Marcus

As always, a pleasure to stay in your cottages. Brain was there to take our luggage down to the cottage. The cottages are very well equipped, clean and very comfy. Love staying here. Back again and again and again...

Michele & Richard

Beautiful cottage with stunning views and coastal walks. If you crave peace and quiet this is the place to recharge your batteries. Perfect for surfers. Would definately rent any of the cottages here as they all looked beautiful...

Maureen Little

What an amazing Cottage! Very warm and cosy and perfect location for the beach, and who would  have thought, surfing in November! A big mention to Brian who was lovely.

Nordmanns

Me and my family fully enjoyed the week we stayed in Petra. We all liked the cottage very much. The place is an ideal spot to start walks along the coast or to go down to the wonderful beach. The boys took surfing lessons down at Sennen Cove and loved to be in the sea...

Kerstin

This was our fourth stay at Vallendreath, with three teenage children too. The weather and surf were good, which always helps. But Petra is/was a lovely cottage to stay in, the BBQ in the garden with the sun setting to the west - was great...

Brian Redpath

Splendid stay. What a location! The house is both very comfortable and well appointed. Lots of stuff to do and enjoy. All were very friendly and helpful, especially Brian.

Jeremy

A wonderful week. Brian and Peter terrific. All very special and lovely...

Karen Cowan

Another wonderful week at Vellendreath. Everything we could ask for from a holiday cottage in the most incredible location. Human and dog friendly! There's no doubt we'll return.

laurence kaye

Beautiful location & tastefully restored without losing the unique character of the property Perfect for couples with young children looking to explore the area & the Cornish Coastal Path or beach & surf lovers...

Steve & Sharon Illingworth

Stayed at Vellandreath four times previously, absolutely stunning! Spent a lovely new year here, love this place so much, such a peaceful stay, didn't even mind the weather! Just kept the fire on, very tranquil! will be back!

Sue Trevarthen

We fell in love with Petra the moment we arrived and booked to come back again before we left. The area is outstandingly beautiful and the cottage far exceeded expectations with comfort and attention to detail...

Beverley and Paul Hutton

It really is a fantastic place to stay! The location is impeccable and the house, while compact, works really well and has all the conveniences to make a very special and memorable holiday! Thank you!

McDonnell Family

Thank you for the wonderful stay in Petra Cottage. It's such a lovely place surrounded by a beautiful landscape. We loved the view from our Garden directly to the sea!

Micaela and Family

We returned to Vellandreath after 20 years absence and how I wish we had not left it so long! Such a beautiful spot! In 1996 we were two and now we are four (sons 4yrs and 11yrs) and we all had the most wonderful time...

Claire

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Property details

  • Spacious beamed living/dining room with granite walls, slate floor with rugs and ‘Victorian’ wood-burning stove in inglenook fireplace.
  • Separate galley kitchen with wonderful sea views.
  • First floor : Double bedroom with ornate antique iron bed.
  • Two further cosy bedrooms, each with single bed and built-in bed (one with 2ft 6in beds).
  • Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.
  • All rooms have rugs on stripped pine floor.
  • An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Vellandreath has No Vehicular Access = No cars = No Traffic = Peace & Quiet.

Petra is only accessible by foot down the sandy beach path from our private car park off Sunny Corner Lane, a distance of 250 metres. We advise that this property is not suitable for the infirm or those with restricted mobility. Due to the uneven ground of the sand dunes it is advisable to wear sensible shoes. If you are arriving after dark please take a torch. A luggage service is available at check-in and departure times.

  • Sleeps up to 6 people
  • Great for kids
  • Bed linen and towels included
  • Travel cot and high chair by arrangement 
  • Wood-burning stove – initial fuel included (additional fuel supplied and delivered at cost)
  • Electric Night Storage Heaters (cost included) 
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Freesat TV
  • DVD
  • Wi-fi
  • Microwave
  • Washer/dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • BBQ
  • Private car park 200 metres
  • Luggage can be transported up and down the valley by tractor – small charge payable to driver
  • Wet suit and surf board for hire locally
  • Pets are welcome but notice must be given in advance (a small charge / deposit may be required for more than one pet)
  • Unsuitable for the infirm and those with restricted mobility
  • Friday to Friday Changeover
  • Dogs are permitted on the sand dunes, neighbouring Gwenver beach, and Whitesand’s Bay (restricted access during the day in summer at Whitesands Bay).