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Cape Cornwall Luxury Self-catering Farmhouse By the Sea, Sennen
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Discover the 'wild west' with a family getaway at The Sea Compass, a luxury self-catering farmhouse five miles from Sennen Cove. The enviable cliff top position boasts a landscape of curious contrasts. From the comfort of the stylish interiors, prepare to be magnetized as you watch the calm turquoise waters transform into a moody seascape behind fields of golden flora, set alight by a spray of purple riverina bluebells.

Luxury farmhouse by the sea near Sennen Cove


This luxury self-catering farmhouse is equidistant between Cape Cornwall and Sennen Cove, voted one of Britain’s best beaches by Conde Naste Traveller. A place where dolphins were once mistaken for mermaids frequenting the shores, the area is full of myth and legend, sure to delight families wanting quality downtime in the most enchanting of locations. Within its handsome farmhouse façade, The Sea Compass is exquisitely decorated; Delabole slate floors and whitewashed walls adorned with abstract art combine traditional charm with a modern vibrancy. 

Bedrooms and Bathrooms

The main house has two double bedrooms, a bunk room, dormitory with three beds, family bathroom and WC. Outside there is a shower room with WC, perfect for bathing sandy bodies after a day at the beach. The Sea Spell wing comprises a double bedroom and en suite shower room, making it a private sanctuary for couples within the group.


Start the day with a cooked breakfast al fresco and watch the barrelling waves shimmer in the morning light. The Sennen Surf Centre has everything you need to experience riding the ocean wave yourself, so dive into the local way of life at the deep end under the watchful eye of a professional. Golf lovers will relish the challenge at nearby Cape Cornwall golf course, with undulating fairways and old mine shafts to negotiate. For the less adrenaline thirsty, peruse the art galleries at St Ives, or watch a modern take on a Shakespearian classic at The Minack open-air theatre with a picnic brimming with strawberries and champagne.

For Relaxation

Home to the UK's only cape, The Sea Compass sits in an area rich in natural beauty, set to inspire your inner creative. Let Mother Nature guide you in a piece of poetry, or pick a quiet spot on the cliffs, erect an easel and capture the dramatic landscape in a Kurt Jackson style oil painting to take home as a fond reminder of your escape. When evening falls, let the children pick a game from the well-stocked cupboard and gather by the inglenook fire with mugs of cocoa laced with Cornish cream, for an evening of old-fashioned family fun.


There is ample parking for several cars. The property is well-equipped with washing machine, dryer, fridge, freezer and Aga for hearty country feasts! The Sea Spell wing has its own kitchenette with hob.


  • SleepsUp to 10 + 1 child
  • Alternative Group OptionsUp to 4 or Up to 6 guests
  • Your Home Stay IncludesDigital Property GuideA Gourmet Welcome Hamper and more...
  • BedroomsDoubles: Three double bedroomsTwins: One bunk room and one dormitory-style bedroom with three single beds
  • BathroomsOne en suite shower room, one family bathroom, one WC and an outside utility room with shower and WC
  • FamilyChildren: Yes, very welcomeCots: One travel cot is availableHighchairs: One stokke tripp trapp highchair is available
  • BBQYes, a coal BBQ is provided
  • PetsSorry, no pets are permitted
  • Mod ConsTwo TVs, wireless Sonos sound system with Spotify, Apple TV, underfloor heatingInternet & Communications:Wi-Fi internetMobile Signal: Check reception maps
  • Floor Plans Yes, View floor plan
  • Arrivals & DeparturesArrival Day: Arrival day is FridayArrival Time: Arrival is at 4pmDeparture Time: Departure is at 10am
  • RestrictionsSingle sex gatherings are considered with prior permission from the owner only
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Style: The Sea Compass epitomises coastal bucolic chic with Cornish slate floors, rustic wooden beams and whitewashed walls. Striking pieces of abstract art adorn the farmhouse walls, accenting the ever-changing landscape.

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Our Take

Property Consultant Clare says

The eclectic style encompasses a homely warmth, sure to delight discerning families wanting a luxury seaside getaway with a difference. If Grandma wants to come along, Sea Spell wing will be the perfect place to relax and remember family holidays gone by, in front of that stunning picture window.

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Unique Extras

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The country-style kitchen is a fantastic space for whipping up a Cornish feast, complete with Aga for the ultimate countrified cooking experience. Sea Spell has its own kitchenette which is perfect for lovebirds or Granny and Grandpa to escape raucous family meals in the main dining room and enjoy a candlelit affair in their own living area. Pick up some fresh local produce and enjoy a BBQ supper with far-reaching views across the Atlantic ocean.

In-House Cuisine

If you'd rather spend your self-catering break indulging in the little luxuries, let an in-house chef prepare a mouth-watering meal for you and your party (on prior request and subject to an additional cost).

Eating Out

For a gastro pub with a traditional feel, drive to The Gurnard's Head along what's reputed to be one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the UK. The Beach Restaurant at Sennen boasts panoramic views over the bay and they even have their very own boat, to ensure they can serve up the freshest catch of the day!

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Disclaimer: These particulars, whilst believed to be accurate, are set as a guideline only. They are intended to give a fair description, but should not be relied upon as being a statement of fact. The photographs appearing on this website show only certain parts and aspects of the property at the time when the photographs were taken and it should not be assumed that the property remains precisely as displayed in the photographs. If there are any points of particular importance that need clarifying before you confirm your booking please do not hesitate to ask.

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