Zennor Holiday Guide

Zennor seems to have that mystical something that draws people to its romantic centre and keeps us all in love with it.

The relaxed pace of life makes time move a little slower and things feel a little simpler in Zennor. The granite cottages, gorse-lined footpaths, pink heather-covered moors and dramatic coastline make Zennor and the south-west coast of Cornwall an ideal place to book an enriching self-catering holiday. Breathe in the freshest of air (so pure lichen thrives here), relax and take in the rugged beauty of Zennor. Treat yourself to delicious local food and drink as well as a fabulous night's sleep after happy days discovering this most beautiful corner of West Cornwall.

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We never get tired of exploring the beaches, roaming the countryside or walking the coastal paths, especially when it ends with a pint at The Tinner’s Arms in Zennor!

Within a short distance of Zennor, are dreamy locations such as Mousehole, Porthcurno, St Ives, Marazion, Sennen and Land’s End. They all offer a rich selection of places to eat and visit, things to do and generally instil a wonderful sense of well-being. South-west Cornwall has miles and miles of beaches and footpaths to explore either on foot or by bike. For this reason, we highly recommend reading our guides when planning your holiday to Cornwall so you are sure to visit all the best places for a magical holiday for all.

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What others say about our dog-friendly holiday cottage in Zennor

Having used Orange Roofs before and being impressed Old Boswednack kept up the standards we previously experienced. Thoroughly recommend.

Beautiful property , perfectly equipped, peaceful, charming didn't want to leave!

Old Boswednack provided the perfect retreat for our holiday. Firstly we were most impressed by the helpful, clear communication from the Orange Roofs team, before, during, and at the end of our stay. Thank you. The accommodation is well laid-out and easy to keep clean. It is also very well-equipped.. The beds and bedding are comfortable and warm, and the bathrooms provide hot water for showers and baths. Although it was too wet for us to use the annexe much, it's a wonderful space, and a reader's paradise. Reassuring too for us was the safe garden area for our dog. Most particularly useful to us was the fact that the bus stop is right outside the house, providing the best method of transport into St Ives or down towards Land's End. Despite the awful weather we thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Old B.

We loved Old Boswesnack - the accommodation is smartly finished, beautifully maintained and with the extra studio, was flexible and worked really well for our family. This location is further down the coast then we had stayed previously and we absolutely will return. It is fascinating, the walks are superb, with hidden coves, lighthouses and dramatic cliffs. It was also an easy place to explore from and the village, Zennor is charming - highly recommend.

Really enjoyed staying here. Nicely presented and very clean accommodation that had all the facilities needed. Loved sitting in the garden shack in the evenings which was very relaxing and quiet. It was very easy staying here with our dog who enjoyed the garden also. The local area has two easy to access pubs and cafe in Zennor village. St Ives is only six miles away by car or a bus also stops just out on the main road which is useful as parking can be very busy in st Ives at times. Marazion and Penzance are also fairly close to drive to. Would definitely recommend this lovely place for a relaxing break. Communication from Orange roofs was excellent from start to finish. Very professional and helpful throughout..