Stennack Cottage

Penzance, Cornwall
+44 (0)1769 520266
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A stroll from pubs and the coastal path, a cosy Cornish nest for two (or three) with a pretty garden and glorious coastal and field views


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3

Children welcome

The Experience

Owner Sonia has given this place the personal touch – you’ll find her pottery dotted throughout the cottage. Swoop along the coastal road – voted the UK’s most scenic – to the little row of listed cottages overlooking the fields and coast. You’re just minutes from the South West Coastal Path for windswept Atlantic Ocean views and secluded sandy coves.

Pretty Pendeen is half a mile away for the essentials. Early morning tea will be sheltered from the north coast wind at the little table in the garden, filled with roses in summer. Tackle the fiddly climb to Portheras cove for white sands and friendly seals.

Cook up simple suppers in the cosy kitchen, wash the dishes to views of ponies in the neighbouring paddock, settle yourselves by the wood-burner before bed – logs are on the house. It’s romantic here but there’s space for somebody else in the snug single.

Cornish beach

We think you'll love

  • The lovely sheltered garden
  • Adventures along the wild Cornish coast
  • Having a car parking space
Cosy sitting room with log burner at Stennack Cottage in Cornwall

You should know

  • This is a sweet, little, listed miners' cottage.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights from Friday
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £55
Weekly price
from £385
Overseas payments must be made in sterling.
1 Cottage for 3
From £552 beds2 bedrooms


A picture-perfect cottage located in a beautiful, peaceful corner of Cornwall. As well as being extremely cosy, Stennack Cottage had everything we could possibly need. Sonia had left a lovely home-made lemon cake, fresh flowers and a bowl of chocolates to welcome us on our arrival. We WILL be back!

Barry, Altrincham

We returned to Stennack Cottage for second year in a row, with more to come. A lovely cosy cottage with some of the best countryside Britain has to offer on its doorstep. Sonia provided delicious homemade cake, marmalades, chutney and local eggs for arrival. Just a 15 minute walk to stunning Portheras beach, a few more to Pendeen lighthouse or the North Inn offering good beer and curries (inc. vegan). The Lands End Coaster bus stop is close at hand for getting to Sennen / Zennor etc. and walking the coastal route back home. Perfect.

Simon, Tonbridge

This must be our 10th visit to beautiful Stennack Cottage. It has become like our second home, and we simply would not stay anywhere else whilst visiting this stunning area. Sonia's standards throughout, have remained consistently high, along with the generous extras such as cakes, eggs, preserves, flowers and sweets. We can't wait to return. Thankyou again Sonia.

Tessa, London

We really loved our stay in Pendeen and at Stennack Cottage. It felt like being ‘at home’ with so many amazing details: well-equipped kitchen, fresh flowers, wood burning stove (and plenty of logs), hairdryer, iron, a library of books for holiday reading, and walking maps. The location is super convenient for local buses (bus stop is outside the front door), nearby beach at Portheras Cove, and easy access to the South West Coast Path.

Helen, London

We have just returned from a very enjoyable week spent at Stennack Cottage. The setting was beautiful in the heart of a peaceful corner of Cornwall close to the sea. A parking space was a real bonus. The cottage itself has been thoughtfully prepared to keep guests happy, comfortable and safe. The kitchen is really well equipped. Sonia welcomed us on arrival with the fire lit - the storage heaters and log burner keep the whole house warm even in the depths of winter but just in case Sonia has even provided hot water bottles! She also left us a huge lemon drizzle cake, eggs and chocolates!

Maureen, Telford

We had a wonderful stay at Stennack Cottage. The location was ideal - rural, set back from the road, and a short walk from the beach . The cottage was simply and beautifully done out, with all the amenities we needed to self cater with ease, and with a lovely log burner and delicious homemade treats! We enjoyed a fantastic meal at the Coastguards Inn, and a yummy cream tea at Rosemergy's. We definitely hope to return, and would highly recommend this cottage to others looking for a relaxing, Cornish bolthole.

Jess, London

We had such a lovely break here. Perfect location right in the heart of atmospheric Poldark country and ideal base for exploring. Walk the SW coastal path or head to either coast for glorious beaches and venture further afield to the lizard peninsula. So nice to feel that after a full day exploring you ‘come home’ to a cosy bolthole. Everything you could possibly need - comfortable bed, great kitchen, even firewood for the wood burner. Extra special by Sonia’s stylish touches on arrival like fresh flowers, homemade lemon drizzle cake and homemade jam and marmalade. Can’t wait to return

Rosalind, Cirencester

This is a lovely, comfortable, quaint cottage where attention to detail is paramount. Sonia has made this place a real 'home from home' base from which to explore this most beautiful corner of Cornwall. The parking space in front of the cottage was welcome and the private garden area truly enhanced our visit. This is a convenient spot to reach any of the main attractions of the area but is a peaceful retreat within walking distance of the wonderful south west coastal path & Pendeen lighthouse. We would love to return one day.

David & Janet, Macclesfield, Cheshire

The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. It is incredibly pretty from the outside with a lovely front garden, perfect for a cup of tea in the afternoon. The inside is beautifully decorated, clean and cozy with everything you might need. The washing mashine was a special bonus and allowed us to travel with less clothes in the suitcase. Especially convenient when we discovered Sonia's yummy lemon drizzle cake and marmelade. The leftovers of the latter still fit in our suitcase to bring back to Germany. Also special thanks to both Sonia and Brian for giving us such a warm welcome!

Saskia, Freiburg

There was a very warm welcome when we arrived at the cottage, homemade lemon drizzle cake, homemade jams, chocolates and lovely fresh flowers. The owner made a real effort to make our holiday feel very special. We stayed for a week, the cottage is small but is decorated very nicely. It is well equipped. Close to a lovely hidden beach Portheras Cove, well worth a visit. There is a lovely friendly seal who loves to come in really close for a look at the visitors on the beach. It is a tricky climb to the beach but well worth it. Walking distant to the Geevo mines. Short drive to Sennen Cov

Cheryl, Bath

This was my second visit in 6 months. I was absolutely delighted with Stennack Cottage the first time in October 2015 and this last holiday was no different, from the personal welcome from Sonia the owner who also provides some lovely touches in the form of a range of home made cakes & preserves, flowers & chocolates. The cottage is immaculately clean & has every need catered for. The location on the Tin Coast with its stunning scenery & heritage is fantastic for walkers & many attractions are within a short distance. You don't have to walk to enjoy this part of Cornwall its all there for you.

Michaela, Newbury

We stayed at Stennack Cottage for one week and enjoyed it thoroughly. With its cosy and tasteful interior it is a perfect place for two people sleeping in separate bedrooms or for a couple plus one. On our arrival, Sonia, our host, surprised us with a lovely chocolate cake. We enjoyed walking along the coastal footpath - it is only 2 min to the next footpaths leading to the coast. And coming back from our hikes we often had a cup of tea in the afternoon sun in the cottage's lovely front garden - well away from the road.


The location of this cottage is excellent, near to local amenities and convenient for the beautiful north coast walks and towns. A lovely environment, both attractive and peaceful. The owner provides everything you need to make this cosy cottage both comfortable and homely, including unexpected treats, which we feel shows care and commitment for making your holiday feel special.


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The neighbourhood

The countryside around Pendeen is dotted with engine houses, leftovers from the area’s tin mining heritage; the ancient mine at Levant is two miles away. Pendeen village is a ten-minute walk and has an excellent pub, village shop and Lillian’s fish and chips. The famous Gurnards Head pub is a six mile walk along the way to St Ives; drive the route and stop off for cream teas at Rosemergy.

Local points of interest from Simon & Sonia Hodgson

  • This coastline here is so beautiful, wild, rugged and atmospheric. A twenty minute walk will take you from the cottage to Portheras Cove, white sand and a blue sea, magic. You could walk on to the Gurnards Head, or turn left and head towards Cape Cornwall.
  • You must visit the Levant Mine ( Poldark Country) It's an easy walk from the cottage, it's not that far. Perched high on a cliff top, just above the Atlantic Ocean, on wild days, you can feel the spray on your face, the sea is such a wonderful colour here.
  • Take the scenic rail journey from St Erth to St Ives, just wonderful, with no parking worries. But if you do want to drive that iconic coastal route make sure to have a cream tea on the way home at Rosemergy, about three miles away, or walk there.
  • Spoilt for choice for places to eat! The Old Coastguard, Ben's Cornish Kitchen, 2 Fore Steet, Kota, The Old Bakehouse, Harris's, Alba, Porthminster Beach Cafe, Porthmeor Beach Cafe, Victoria Inn, all in the "book" and easy driving distance from the cottage
  • From the cottage, it's a short walk to the village shop where you can stock up with most things. Next door is Lillians fish & chip shop. Two pubs are also a short walk, both serving food. Good pasties at Geevor with the most fantastic view from the cafe.
  • Take a few moments to look at my website for availability & prices. All fuel for the log burner is provided, free unlimited Wifi. I take care of the cottage myself & will be there to meet you on arrival. It's important to us you enjoy your stay. Sonia


Simon & Sonia Hodgson

Softly-spoken Sonia and husband Simon have been welcoming guests to their properties for over 24 years. Sonia is a keen cook, greeting everyone with homemade goodies, and you’ll often find her tending to their wild meadow. Simon enjoys forestry, photography and is a keen beekeeper. Together they love birdwatching and walking the South West coast, so they’ll happily give you all the best tips for your stay.