2.7 miles E of Sennen

Alsia Mill

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From the moment you turn off the country lane and cross the ford, you'll know you're somewhere super special. Alsia Mill is a mini-paradise, a private estate of over four acres and a countryside dream just a mile or so from Sennen and the beaches of the far south west of Cornwall. Set in the most spectacular gardens, this former farmhouse adjacent to the mill sleeps 11 and is the prettiest of retreats with stunning yet simple interiors - think white painted wooden floors, wood burning stoves, George Robinson kitchen and windows that open out over the garden, letting the rose-scented breeze drift in to welcome you.


Special lower occupancy rate

A special lower occupancy rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. For parties of four people or less the discount is 20% and the Master bedroom and bedroom two will be available for you. For parties of two people or less the discount is 40% and only the Master bedroom will be available for you. Please call the office on 01872 553 491 to book.


Living

Walk through into the main entrance hall and you'll find a warm, spacious welcome. There's a fab wood burning stove for winter months, whilst the gorgeous, white painted wooden floors keep things cool in summer. Turn right and up the steps and you'll find yourself in the huge open living space, complete with pretty sofas and arm chairs to lounge in on winter nights in front of the second wood burning stove. There are two sets of french doors - one set opens on to the front garden whilst the other on to the back courtyard, bringing the outside in but also creating a fabulous breeze on hot days. Tucked away in a huge dark wooden wardrobe is a large TV and sound system - perfect for film nights, whilst an impressive Tudor style chess set is in place ready for a game. Leading off of the kitchen is a snug with sofas, another television and under floor heating - ideal for kids who want their own space to hang out.


Eating

The incredible kitchen lies to the left of the entrance hall and is a huge space - perfect for gatherings! The lovely egg blue cabinets and gorgeous cream worktops have been created by renowned designer George Robinson and the Farrell & Ball painted kitchen comes complete with two Neff ovens and a large Neff hob for rustling up a feast. A fab retro Gorenje fridge/freezer adds a classy touch whilst a stunning oak table and trestle seating is perfect for laid-back dining. There's a breakfast bar too. In winter months there's under floor heating to keep toes warm as well as a pretty white wood burner which adds real ambiance to the room. Additionally, there's a smaller dining table in the living room, a patio set in the back courtyard and a huge wooden table and chairs in the garden alongside the charcoal barbeque.


Sleeping

There are six lovely bedrooms at Alsia Mill. On the second floor lies the master bedroom which is a light, airy space amongst the eaves with incredible views over the garden and a gorgeous Feather & Black wooden super king bed. Immediately next door is a small additional bedroom with a single bed and space for a travel cot - perfect for keeping very little ones close by. On the first floor there is a further king with a Loaf bed and a double with a Feather & Black bed - both which face out front over the gardens, and two twin bedrooms which face out back, ideal for children. Each of the double bedrooms are beautifully decorated, whilst the children's rooms are simply decorated with touches of bright colour. Simple yet luxurious, and with only the sound of the rustling trees to be heard, a peaceful sleep is guaranteed.


Bathing

There are three lovely bathrooms at Alsia Mill. One is situated on ground floor next to the front door and is a wet room - ideal for sandy feet! There is a family bathroom on the first floor with walk-in shower and a large, sumptuous bath ideal for long soaks, whilst on the second floor next to the master bedroom you'll find a pretty bathroom with large walk in shower. All three bathrooms are beautifully tiled and filled with warm, fluffy towels.


Outside space

The garden really is the pièce de résistance of this stunning retreat. In front of the property there is a gorgeous lawned area boarded by banks of pretty flowers. To the right of the house there's a large table made from oak railway sleepers and lots of chairs for outside dining with a charcoal barbeque, plus a fantastic stone seated area with a fire pit for cosy nights - what could be better than being wrapped up with a hot toddy in hand, watching the stars above through the flickering flames?

At the bottom of the garden lies a fish filled babbling stream crossed via the ford on arrival or alternatively by a wooden footbridge, or if little ones are feeling daring, they can use the rope swing! There are grounds beyond the stream and there's also a lovely avenue of trees creating a path which you can walk along in the dappled light or swing to your hearts' content on the swing in the glade of trees. Please note that these two areas are for communal use with the two other properties which lie on the site nearby.


Parking

There is parking for up to three cars.


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WiFi

Alsia Mill has WiFi with 80Gb FTTP (fibre from the exchange) and Chromecast to allow casting your own content to the TV so if you need to get in touch with the outside world you can.


Dogs

Two dogs are very welcome at Alsia Mill, we charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


In the Area

You'll be spoilt for things to do in this beautiful part of Cornwall. Gorgeous Sennen is just a mile or so up the road and has the most stunning of beaches - a deep, massive swathe of golden sand lined with houses, shops and places to eat. Ben Tunnicliffe serves top notch food with fab views, The Blue Lagoon serves great fish and chips and Little Bo Cafe serves incredible tea and cake.

No trip to the far west would be complete without visiting the incredible Minack Theatre and Porthcurno beach. If you manage to catch a play, be ready to be wowed with the most spectacular backdrop (and they carry on whatever the weather, so be prepared!). If you can't make a show it's not a problem as its open all day and you can pop in and take a look around. The Minack is right next to Porthcurno beach which is another beauty with almost white sands - well worth the climb down.

The coastline from Sennen to St Ives is spectacular, so head for the South West Coast Path for some incredible walks (sturdy shoes a must). St Ives itself is a lovely, bustling seaside town and home to the Tate as well as plenty of beaches, shops and places to eat. In summer it's worth heading to Lelant for the park and ride, catching the train, which runs along the Hayle Estuary and coast, into the centre.

Other places well worth a visit are Lamorna Cove and of course Mousehole, Newlyn and St Michael's Mount on the south coast.


This idyllic country house is just a dream, and being so close to iconic Sennen is perfect for beachy days too - we're in love.

At a glance

From £1,342 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 11 + cot | 6 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Big and Beautiful

Extensive gardens and ponds

Family friendly

Fire pit

Multi Generational Holidays

Off the beaten track

Rolling gardens

Sandy beach nearby

Workcation Retreat

Dog friendly

Wood Burner

Parking

Country Houses

Lower Occupancy Rate

Boutique country chic

Super King Bed

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.

Payments:

  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
A gathering of friends by the fire at Alsia Mill

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A gathering of friends by the fire at Alsia Mill

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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Alsia Mill:

a lovely quiet and peaceful setting with lovely views and walks very dog and children friendly

A great stay thanks, amazing location and beautiful property. Perfect for a long weekend with family and friends

A beautiful house and would highly recommend!

A beautiful, spacious property with lots of character. Pefect for our family of five and two dogs!

Most excellent location.

Interesting property and location, comfortable with gorgeous kitchen and lounge.

The St Buryan (half a mile outside the village) is a great asset to the area. There is an article about it in this month's Country Living.

'This is a beautiful property, decorated simply but stylish. Becky the house keeper is great' - September 2020

'Beautiful retreat in a good location to visit all places of interest. Stunning garden' - August 2020

'We absolutely LOVED our stay at Alsia Mill (this is our third booking through Boutique Retreats), and each property just gets better. The attention to detail, and level of decor is outstanding - we always truly feel like each house is our home away from home and look forward to our annual family break with Boutique Retreats each year!' - June 2019

'It was fantastic - all around.' - April 2019

'Alsia Mill is a charming character home, it's very comfortable, has an excellent master bedroom and a superior kitchen. It's also wonderfully located for exploring the bottom bit of Cornwall in detail. We loved being there.' - February 2019

'The mill was stunning and I would recommend to family and friends.' - September 2018

'Really nice place, well equipped and certainly large enough for our party of ten adults and three babies. Well equipped kitchen with plenty of crockery. Property is well located in an area where there is plenty to see. Lovely gardens if you want to stay home for the day.' - September 2018

'Loved it, super relaxing, gorgeous kitchen for cooking up feasts together.' - June 2018

'We were a party of ten, celebrating two big birthdays and the mill was just perfect. Very comfortable and plenty of space for the adults and for the children to run around. We would definitely recommend to others - it was a fabulous, lovely quiet location and stylish decor. Thank you very much.' - April 2018

'Absolutely beautiful house, beautifully done and perfect for our needs.' - April 2018

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