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Kelvin Collins

Member since: 2011
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Speaks english, french

Stunning views, gorgeous cottages, great beach, ideal holiday location Gwenver. - Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen.

48 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Photos and Description of this Sennen holiday barn

The best 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom cottages, above the wonderful Gwenver beach.

Myn Tea was rebuilt in 2006 to provide an amazing self catering holiday home for a couple on a romantic break, or a fab family holiday for up to four lucky people.

For the most up to date calendar and photos please visit our website

The living space is upstairs. It's a fabulous 38 foot long room that leads out to the balcony that makes the most of those wonderful views of the coast and out to the Scilly Isles straight ahead, and down towards the Brisons on the side.

Tregiffian Barn was rebuilt in 2015 and offers even more space, good gardens and stunning views out to sea, and across the surrounding countryside.

Both have comfortable bedrooms with great beds. Tregiffian Barn includes an ensuite shower room off the master bedroom.

We know that cooking on holiday is one of the joys that is often foregone when we're working, so the kitchens are well equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm.

Beach holiday? Surfing holiday? Twitchers? Walkers? Cyclists? Or just looking for a place to read, kick back and relax. Myn Tea or Tregiffian Barn will be hard to beat.

The nearby Sennen Surfing Centre is renowned for its excellent tuition for budding wave riders of all ages.

If you're looking for the beach then the lovely Gwenver is just down the lane, when the tide is out the beach adjoins Sennen, both being great places for surf, and both with life guards in the holiday season.

Nanjizel is a longer walk, and Porthcurno, rated as one of the world's best beaches by the Sunday Times and Conde Nast, is just a short drive.

The rugged cliffs offer challenging walking on both the north and south coasts, with Lands End being within reach for most people, and a welcome drink can be had there.

Mousehole, Penzance and St Ives all have great galleries, restaurants, and their own charm. Penzance also has the famous Jubilee Pool lido, and the Cornish Pirates rugby club.

Cape Cornwall's golf course is right on the edge and only 5 miles away.

The UNESCO World Heritage Mining Sites of Levant and Geevor are a short drive anyway. At Geevor you can even go underground as part of the tour there.

Chysauster and Carn Euny are both ancient settlements with clear remains and only a little imagination required to recreate bronze age village life there in your mind.

Both cottages are hugely popular and many guests book their next stay as soon as they arrive - get in early to secure your holiday using our website

More Details

Details for Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen. 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

We love Myn Tea! The 38 foot living dining and cooking space has perfect views out to sea with the Scilly Isles in the distance. For fully up to date calendars please check our site

The gorgeous simple gardens will leave you with the dilemma of should you stay at home or should you go out and explore.

Above the surfing and dog friendly beach at Gwenver, Myn Tea is the perfect location for your holiday that's away from it all, yet close to the action whether you're looking for a romantic break or a family holiday.

Book early - Myn Tea's fans get ahead and book a long way in advance on The Cornish Way's website.

For a bigger group consider taking New Forge next door as well, or Tregiffian Barn and The Old Dairy are just across the courtyard.

  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Kelvin Collins (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Call Owner
Speaks english, french

About Kelvin Collins

Kelvin was born up the road and when he first brought Amanda home to the far west she fell in love with the area.

In 2015 they moved to St Just, taking on an old wreck and working to create a comfortable home as well as head quarters for The Cornish Way.

Their aim is to provide holidays that fill you with joy - and the small selection of cottages they offer are sure to deliver.

Kelvin Collins purchased this barn in 1999

Why Kelvin Collins chose South West Cornwall

When we came to view Myn Tea it was a perfect evening, the sun setting across the sea and the Scillies clearly visible in the distance. We fell in love and broke the bank, but we have never regretted it.

Despite living in many great cities we have always hankered to come back to the far west, and in 2015 finally made the move to concentrate on offering great holiday locations for our lovely lucky guests.

What makes this barn unique

Myn Tea and Tregiffian Barn have all the benefits of fantastic sea views and proximity to the beach, without having to put up with crowds of people. It's a pleasant walk, or short drive down to Sennen, but many people like to just chill out here and kick back for a week of joy, whatever the season or weather.

Often guests book longer stays to truly engage with their surroundings, or indeed work on projects. We have had writers, film makers, and IT developers all take longer winter stays, often working on their projects, while also learning or enjoying to surf.


based on 48 traveller reviews

Myn Tea, Tregiffian, above Gwenver Beach, near Sennen.
average rating of 4.9583335 based on 48 reviews

Absolutely fabulous base for a holiday

  • 5 of 5

This property is nothing short of fabulous. Nothing had been left out & it really felt like a home from home with a stunning view out across the sea toward Longship lighthouse.

We hope to stay here again

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wow! Great review - thank you. That view does it for me no matter what the weather does. It was good to meet you all and I hope we can welcome you back again soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Beautiful cottage and stunning location

  • 5 of 5

This was our first break in Cornwall and our stay at Myn Tea made it perfect. The cottage itself was lovely-comfortable and spacious yet cosy, and felt like a home away from home with all the necessities required for the stay. The views from the balcony were stunning and I was surprised at how beautiful Gwenver beach, which is a short (however some steep stairs downhill) walk from the cottage, really was. The cottage was located in a peaceful rural area, but is just a short drive to some great places we wanted to visit such as the Minack Theatre, St Michael's Mount and St Ives, but also had scenic coastal paths on the doorstep. We would like to thank the owners who were very helpful and provided us with comprehensive facility and local area information which was really helpful in ensuring our stay went smoothly. We had a fantastic stay and would definitely be looking to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review! I'm delighted that you loved Myn Tea as much as we do. Every time I'm there I'm excited about it over again. We are so happy in the far West and our aim is to make it as easy as possible for guests to enjoy it to the max. I hope we can welcome you back to Cornwall again soon. The cottages tend to get booked a long way in advance so do get in soon. Best wishes. Kelvin and Amanda.
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Best Cornwall cottage so far

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed in many cottages in Cornwall over the years but this one takes some beating. The views are wonderful in all directions and it is very quite and peaceful. The facilities are first rate, and the garden is lovely too. Sennen beach was fantastic with great surfing and a first rate beach bar/cafe. The owners of Myn Tea were very helpful from start to finish. I would highly recommend it!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hurrah! Thank you. You've brought a big smile on a difficult day. I'm so delighted you loved our favourite place in the world. I hope we can welcome you back soon. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Beautiful accomodation in an amazing location

  • 5 of 5

Myn Tea is a beautiful house in a very quiet and peaceful location, with gorgeous countryside and coastal walks right from the door. The house is extremely comfortable, spacious and homely - perfect for a relaxing break - and with the most amazing views especially at night. We loved our stay and look forward to returning again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely words and I hope we can welcome you back soon. Get in quick, 2017 is looking busy already. Best wishes. Kelvin.
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Cozy and adorable cottage in quiet Cornwall

  • 5 of 5

First, I have to say the owner, Kelvin, is wonderful to work with when making reservations and answering questions. When we booked, we let him know we were trying to have another child, and lo and behold, we ended up needing to change our reservation to an earlier date in order to not deliver the baby while on vacation! Kelvin made the switch easy, and gave us tons of great ideas for things to do during our stay. The layout of the cottage is perfect, with a wonderful upstairs, open kitchen, dining room and living room concept. We loved the decor and layout, which allowed us to prepare meals, play games and watch our toddler at the same time. There was even a baby gate installed which was perfect for the stairs. The location is remote but close to lots of things we wanted to see/do including a stop at Minack Theater, Porthcurno Beach, St. Ives, and just the whole southwestern area. The people of Cornwall were lovely, warm and friendly. We met lots of locals at playgrounds and at the Helston Flora Festival, where several locals showed us the best place to watch the parades and the retired postmistress gave us a running commentary on the dancers and crowd. It was very neat to see a local festival with lots of character. Tons of great restaurants in the area and many within just a short drive of the Myn Tea. We ate in Sennen several times, as well as Penzance, and even had pizza delivered - almost! They wouldn't come all the way out but we met them just a few miles away on the side of the road, and it worked out perfectly. Good pizza too! We went to several beaches during our stay but our favorite was the one within walking distance of the property. It's a bit of a hike down the cliffs (with stairs) but it was gorgeous and close. At night, we could put our little one to bed and enjoy the stars and a glass of wine on the balcony. When the french press broke during our stay, Kelvin was there the next day with a new one. Very responsive and thorough caretaker of his properties. All in all, it was an amazing family vacation and we look forward to coming back with our three dogs and eventually, two kids.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 4, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hey, wow, what a great review, thank you. I love that you noticed the smaller details, and the pizza story is a beauty, only in Cornwall would you have to meet the delivery man half way! I hope we can welcome you back some time and junior can have memories of the far west too. Thanks and best wishes from the far west. Kelvin.
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Contemporary haven at Gwynver beach Heavenly stay

  • 4 of 5

A lovely sanctuary away from the business of normal life, we love escaping to a Cornish west coast bolt hole, and this was the best we've had so far! Comfort, light, and funky we adored Myn Tea and walked miles of an evening with our three boys on the coast path, gorgeous retreat !

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to welcome you to the far west, and we're delighted you loved it as much as we do. We hope we see you again before too long. Best from Cornwall. Kelvin and Amanda.
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Newquay (or Lands End if you have your own plane)
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
8 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Cape Cornwall
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
100 Miles
Exeter (no motorways in Cornwall)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
The Beach, Sennen
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

Myn Tea is on the edge of Tregiffian, a small hamlet at the end of a mile long lane.

The uninterrupted view looks out across a couple of fields towards the Scilly Isles, and is perfect for enjoying some of the amazing sunsets we get over the sea.

The walk to the beach takes about ten minutes back down the lane, and Sennen with its pubs, cafes and restaurant is just a little further on.

The cliff path starts pretty much from the door step.

West Cornwall is a stunning region offering huge variety including beautiful beaches, rugged cliffs, secret coves and wild moor land. It's steeped in history, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and UNESCO World Heritage Site in recognition of the mining heritage.

It's attractive for the art colonies of St Ives, Newlyn, Penzance and Lamorna. Surfers flock to the havens of Gwenver and Sennen. Cyclists come for the challenge of the hills and the beauty of the roads. Twitchers come to spot our unusual feathered visitors. And the rest of us love the romance and ideal family holiday location.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday barn in Sennen, United Kingdom

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
16 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
6 Jan 2017 - 9 Feb 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early half term 2017
10 Feb 2017 - 23 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
24 Feb 2017 - 30 Mar 2017
4 night minimum stay
Easter 2017
31 Mar 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late April
21 Apr 2017 - 4 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
Early May Bank hols
5 May 2017 - 11 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
12 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
4 night minimum stay
May half term
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
June 2017
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
End June
30 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
7 July
7 Jul 2017 - 13 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
14 Juy
14 Jul 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
September early
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
September mid
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
September end
29 Sep 2017 - 5 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
October early
6 Oct 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
October half term
20 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 17
4 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
4 night minimum stay
15 December
15 Dec 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
5 Jan
5 Jan 2018 - 11 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2018
12 Jan 2018 - 8 Feb 2018
4 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee A$42
Refundable Damage Deposit A$422

We'll endeavour to keep this calendar up to date, but please look at the cottage's website to be sure, it's or give me a call.

If you'd like to stay for two weeks we'll refresh the linen and towels on the middle Friday of your stay and discount by £50.

If you'd like to book for a longer stay please call or email for rates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn rental in Sennen, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn (semi-detached)
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Activities Guide
  • soap
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • local restaurant guide
  • Parking Off Street
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , bath with shower
  • A small but comfortable and attractive bathroom.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 large double bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 single bed
  • New beds and bedding 2012 - they'll be as comfortable as we can find!
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 4 garden chairs
  • long term rentals available
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Surf lessons and equipment are available for hire in Sennen. Climbing lessons and guidance is available locally at Bosigran. High end cycle hire can be arranged.