The cottage is situated above Whitesands Beach in Sennen Cove.  It has stunning views and is within easy walking distance of the beach. 


Sennen Cove is a small hamlet with a few small shops and cafés, a pub and some galleries.  The scenery is beautiful and there are several very enjoyable cliff walks from the cove including one of about a mile to Land’s End.  Whitesands Beach is one of the cleanest in Europe (it had a blue flag award) and is manned by lifeguards in season.  It is popular for surfing but there is plenty of space for swimmers too – the lifeguards put out flags to separate them.  The beach itself is flat and sandy.


Penzance is the nearest large town, 8 miles away, and has all the services such as restaurants, supermarkets and other shops.  Sennen itself has a long hours shop that sells most things.


Attractions in Penzance include


Jubilee Pool – recently renovated – a lido filled with cleaned and heated sea water

The promenade

Various parks and galleries

Marazion and St Michaels Mount (National Trust) about 2 miles further east

Helicopter trips to the Isles of Scilly


St Ives is known for its light, and resultant art.  The Tate Gallery now has a gallery here. The streets are picturesque, the beaches fun and we have seen seals come up on to the beaches here.  Trips go from here to Seal Island.  There are also some good restaurants.

Sennen Cove from the West


Going back to Sennen from St Ives you pass several old tin mines, one of which is open to visitors.  Visits include a trip underground as well seeing the workings of the separating etc.  Further along this road is St Just, the nearest “town” to Sennen with a few more shops and banks than Sennen.  Between St Just and Sennen is the airport from which you can fly to the Isles of Scilly.


Working round from Lands End to Penzance, the Minnack Theatre should not be missed.  In season, several companies visit this theatre which is carved out of the rock face.  The sea offers a marvellous backdrop to the activity on the stage.  It also has a museum.  Several coves along the south coast are quite beautiful, Mousehole being very famous for its tale of the Mousehole cat.  Fishing is the main source of income here and Newlyn is the main fishing centre.  Wonderful fresh fish and shellfish can be found here at very good prices and there are museums to see and art galleries to visit.


Many more attractions are within easy reach.


The cottage

Larger sitting room


The cottage is located on a hillside.  We have parking next to the property in a private layby.    There are several steps up to the property, which is not, in our opinion, suitable for wheelchair users.






Bedroom with single beds                                                                     Bedroom with double bed                                                                                          Smaller sitting room 

The cottage has two double bedrooms (one with a double bed and one with two singles), a small sitting room and a larger sitting room with television and video, dining table and lounge suite,  a kitchen, a bathroom and conservatory entrance.  

The sofa in the smaller sitting room makes up into a basic double bed.  There are also two "Z" beds stored under the single beds.  So it is possible to have three in the twin room if one child will use a "Z" bed..  

Alternatively an older child may prefer a separate room, in which case the sofa bed may suit better, leaving the larger sitting room as a social space.

     The kitchen is small with electric hob and oven, larder fridge, washer dryer and small dishwasher.
     Since these photos were taken we have replaced the flooring and provided a new small table and two chairs that can be taken outside.        




We do not generally allow pets in the cottage and ask guests not to smoke inside.


The top left cottage is Thalassa seen from the beach.                                      The view from the cottage over the beach.                                         The view from the east behind Thalassa towards the cove



Rental is from Saturday to Saturday.  The cottage is available from 4pm on the Saturday of arrival and should be vacated by 11am on the Saturday of leaving.



Prices vary according to the week for which you book but are inclusive of fuel, bedding, towels and kitchen linen and are published on the Cornwall Far West website. http://www.cornwallfarwest.co.uk/avthalassa.htm

This property is also advertised through  https://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/accommodation/p1819849

Please let us know how you found us.

Booking and Payment


Booking is best done by email and payment is best done over the internet.  When the full amount is received we will send instructions.
Do contact us on s.j.mallett@btinternet.com or cai.mallett@btinternet.com.  If you want to look at availability or prices before you contact us, please use the links above .


Short breaks


We are happy to arrange short breaks.  For a rough calculation, work out the nightly rate, apply that and add £80 to cover changeover cleaning and laundry.  This option may not be available in some peak weeks.
Sunset from the cottage