Stennack Cottage

Cornwall, Britain

Explore the wild Cornish coastline from your cosy cottage for couple (plus child). It's a 20 minute stroll to magical Portheras Cove


2 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 3


Small but characterful, this listed tin streamer’s cottage is a lovely little bolthole. Feel yourself unwind as you swoop along the fabulous coast road, voted the UK’s most scenic. Stennack is part of a row of cottages looking out over fields to the coast and you’re half a mile from lovely Pendeen for supplies. The stone porch opens into a light-filled living room decked in neutrals and a splash of colour. A cream sofa and armchair clustered around the granite inglenook’s wood-burning stove keeps it all snug, and there’s just room for a dining table and chairs. The kitchen – washer uppers get the view! – is compact and well-stocked, with an electric oven and hob, and Sonia (whose clever pottery is dotted about) leaves you cake. Upstairs to a double and sweet single, both dressed in white cotton linen with good mattresses, down pillows and old pine chests. There’s a tiny white-tiled shower room between them. Take tea in the delightful, sheltered garden surrounded by cottage garden favourites, listen to the stream burbling on the other side of the gate. Excellent walks to suit everyone radiate from the door. 


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub 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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No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Nightly price
from £85
Weekly price
from £350
Overseas payments must be made in sterling.
1 Cottage for 3
From £852 beds2 bedrooms


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

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.


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.


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The neighbourhood

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