About Us

Carn Towan is situated 200 feet above the Atlantic Ocean in an officially designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The house and gardens have views from Cape Cornwall to the Lands End headland over mainland Britiain's most westerly beach.


Only a 250-yard walk from the beautiful sandy beach of Whitesand Bay, this terraced row of four traditional and comfortably furnished holiday cottages commands magnificent views over the bay and Sennen Cove, visible from each lounge and other windows. On a quiet lane leading only to the cliffs, they have been tastefully converted from a spacious Victorian house and are stunningly set in several acres of shared natural grounds - home to a wonderful variety of wildlife and through which a private path winds steeply to the beach and Sennen Cove village. There are other, gentler paths and parking by the beach or harbour.

The beach at Whitesands is magnificent; a splendid mile of golden sand which has been awarded Blue Flag status and is excellent for surfing (lifeguards operate throughout the summer). There is a daytime ban on dogs from mid-May to the end of September, from 10am to 6pm, however dogs are permitted year round on neighbouring Gwenver Beach, a short walk along the coastal path.


Sennen Cove (half a mile away) is a picturesque little fishing village looking out over the bay. It offers shops, pub, restaurants – even a lifeboat station – all within walking distance. There are some beautiful walks along the coast towards Cape Cornwall in one direction, and to Land's End and beyond in the other.

Dolphins, seals and basking sharks come to play in Whitesands Bay - don't worry, the sharks are huge but harmless!

The famous outdoor Minack Theatre is only 3 miles away and Penzance (8 miles) boasts a mainline station, shops, inns, a fabulous lido, indoor pool, sailing and tennis. There is a golf course at St Just (4 miles) and facilities for squash and badminton are available locally. Picturesque St Ives (a renowned haunt of artists) is 15 miles away along the spectacular north coast.

The Carn Towan cottages are perfectly positioned for enjoying a Cornish holiday – and are cosily heated throughout, with double glazing, making them ideal for all-year-round breaks. Shops ½ mile.

With plenty of storage for wetsuits and equipment, these properties are perfect for watersports enthusiasts.

Electric power and night-store heating is included - wood and coal for the properties which also have multi-fuel stoves are available on-site (at cost). Shared gardens with furniture and BBQ.

Electric heaters. Fan heaters, night-storage heaters, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Freesat TV. Microwave. Washing machine (drier in the shared office space). Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Fast wi-fi. Shared, several-acre grounds. Shared barbecue. Storage available for surfboards/windbreakers. Ample parking. No smoking.