Basking Shark   Sleeps up to 2 people in 1 bedroom   -  Friday changeover

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Short breaks are based on Friday - Monday changeovers (3 nights) and Monday - Friday changeovers (4 nights) unless otherwise arranged.

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Basking Shark is an open-plan studio cottage with stunning sea views, exposed granite walls and a slate-style floor with underfloor heating.

A perfect place to relax and watch the world go by – and perhaps even a basking shark!

Stable door to a cosy living space with stunning sea views, exposed granite walls and a slate-style floor with underfloor heating throughout for a warm and cosy stay whatever the weather.

  • Onto a fitted kitchen area looking out to sea.
  • Step to double bedroom.
  • All simply but attractively furnished.
  • Bathroom with shower attachment and toilet.
  • 150 metres from the beach
  • An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Vellandreath has No Vehicular Access = No cars = No Traffic = Peace & Quiet.
  • We advise that this property is not suitable for the infirm or those with restricted mobility.
  • Check in from 3pm to 5:30pm. Check out by 10am on the day of departure.
  • An optional luggage service is available at check-in and departure times.
  • We have our own private car park at the entrance to Vellandreath Valley.
  • During high season you may park a maximum of 1 vehicles in our car park.

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What our guests say...

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.

Ben Compton

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...


WHAT.A.SPOT. We had a really relaxing holiday and the views (even from inside the cottage) were amazing.

Johannes Corrigan

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...


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.


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...

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...

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...

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...


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...

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...


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...


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