“Furnace cottage is in a lovely location, just a few minutes walk from the coast path and beach in a peaceful little hamlet.”
However this is a cottage I will not be returning to unless it was updated significantly. Furniture was generally old and uncomfortable and the kitchen whilst relatively modern was poorly equipped. Curtains and carpets were shabby and old fashioned, four sets of curtains in the living room none matched. Cleanliness was not the standard I would expect. This is a stunning location but there are lots of nicer cottages out there.
“Sykes have never let us down over several holidays and we feel we can be confident in using the Company.”
Booking is easy and the staff very efficient and friendly and always ready to deal with any questions. Nothing is too much trouble however small for them to deal with. Always reassuring
“We enjoyed our break in this comfortable, roomy cottage.”
We were protected from the stormy weather by its sheltered position. It is in a convenient position for visiting the area, being close to the A 30, Sennen Cove and Lands End. It is dog friendly and our two had a great time in the enclosed garden.
“We understand Furnace Cottage is not being let out after this year, so all these issues may well be getting addressed before another season of rentals.”
There were no 'warnings' of the extremely uneven dirt/rock track that led into the actual community of cottages, a 4x4 would have been better than our cherished 'family saloon'. We arrived to a VERY cold damp smelling cottage, with no heating on except one storage heater at the top of the stairs. Instructions given that there would be enough fuel to 'start a fire' for the multi-burner stove, but initially only a bucket of coal evident... got kindling off a neighbour, and when we questioned it, the housekeepers husband explained it was in the cupboard under the stairs, but no logs - these could be bought off the housekeeper... it turned out the fire was inefficient to heat the space, and we had three electric heaters to supplement it on all the time down stairs, despite the fire being kept in 24/7 at a total cost to us of £26 for logs and coal - bought off site. (There was an electric heater in each bedroom, one of which was taken downstairs) With the exception of a pint of milk, no welcome pack as other cottages have done - would have been a nice touch The one large bay window in the lounge/diner was running with condensation all week providing the damp smell and blocking the view of the garden.
“Very easy to book and make payments.”
Kept well informed re key collection and friendly helpful local housekeeper introduced herself and let us know how to contact her if needed.
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
Furnace Cottage nestles in the small hamlet of Escalls, just above the cliffs of Sennen Cove.
Relish in time forgotten at this lovely cottage with traditional features aplenty - wooden beams, exposed stonework, original bread oven and wonderful fireplace with multi-fuel stove.
Thoughtful care has been given to the simple furnishings that go so well with the surroundings.
With accommodation over two floors, the ground floor has a spacious sitting and dining room and a separate kitchen and a flight of stairs lead to two bedrooms and a family bathroom.
Outside is an enclosed lawned garden in which to enjoy the fresh air from the sea breeze.
Located in a peaceful situation away from the main thoroughfare there are wonderful walks to do and coastal scenery to enjoy.
The coastal footpath is easily accessible with Whitesand Bay and Gwenver beach nearby.
Sennen Cove is ideal for some surfing.
The village of Sennen about a mile away has many cafes, quality restaurants, pubs, shops, Post Office and Church.
The infamous Lands End is two miles away and the market town of Penzance with seaside promenade and view of St Michaels Mount a short drive away by car.
The Minack Theatre is a must during the summer months.
Furnace Cottage is perfect for either a family of four or group of friends that want to leave the bustling outside world behind to relax, unwind and escape the norm.
Welcoming sitting room with beams and large inglenook fireplace with stove for cosy nights, kitchen with separate dining area. First floor houses the two bedrooms, one double, one twin and a family bathroom. Enclosed lawned garden.
- Electric Heating, Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV Electricity inc in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc in rent
- Cot and high chair available
- Off road parking for 2 cars
- Two well behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking.
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About the location
Land’s End 1 mile; St Just 5 miles; Penzance 9 miles.
The most westerly village in mainland Britain, Sennen has a lovely mile-long beach of pure white sand and is a very popular holiday destination. With excellent surfing conditions, the village has its own surf school – overlooked by a super-cool beach bar/restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows which make the most of the wonderful views. Once a hub of smuggling activity, Sennen still retains many secret passages – one of which is said to lead to the covered well in the Old Success Inn. Largely unchanged over time, this lovely village has a timeless appeal and is home to a gallery, a medieval church, an Iron Age fort and a small selection of shops where you can buy beachware, gifts and souvenirs, and a range of groceries. There is also a weekly Farmers’ Market in the village Community Centre each Tuesday morning. During the summer, the beach bar becomes a hub of activity and entertainment, with live music, weekly barbecues and popular surfing competitions.
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