Holiday Cottages in Zennor, West Cornwall

There are few places better to reconnect with the raw beauty of Cornwall than Zennor.

Nestled between the brooding, atmospheric moors and the expansive ocean, Zennor seems to have a spell-binding charm which continues to draw generations of captivated visitors. Holiday cottages in and around Zennor will offer rural chic to guests. It’s a great place to take a break from everyday modern life and lose yourself on the moors and coves nearby.

The magic of Zennor

Zennor is on the West coast of Cornwall between St Ives and St Just.

Its location is beautifully rural and coastal in equal measure. It’s just a 15-minute drive from St Ives but we recommend doing the infamous St Ives to Zennor walk to truly appreciate its charm and beauty.

Staying in Zennor

Zennor is a picturesque village nestled along the rugged coastline of Cornwall and it exudes charm and historical significance. One of its most renowned points of interest is the iconic Zennor Quoit, an ancient megalithic structure dating back to the Neolithic era. This megalithic tomb stands as a testament to the region’s rich prehistoric past, captivating visitors with its mysterious allure.

The village is also famous for its medieval church, St. Senara’s, which boasts a remarkable medieval carving known as the Mermaid Chair. Legend has it that a beautiful mermaid once visited the church, leaving an indelible mark on the seat. This folklore adds an enchanting layer to the historical site, drawing in those intrigued by tales of the supernatural.

There is a pub called The Tinner’s Arms with an open log fire, low ceiling and really cosy feel. They serve good pub grub and a Cornish ale or two too! Every February, the Zennor Amateur dramatics society put on the Zennor Pantomine which is well worth a giggle over followed by a pint.

Moomaid of Zennor Ice-Cream has a cafe which serves thirsty and hungry walkers delicious ice-cream, coffee, sandwiches and cakes.

For nature enthusiasts

The Zennor Head coastal path offers breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged Cornish cliffs. The bracing sea air and stunning scenery make it a popular destination for walkers and hikers seeking both tranquility and adventure.

Zennor is not only a haven for history and nature lovers but also an artistic hub. The village has attracted numerous artists over the years, inspired by its idyllic surroundings. The Tinners Arms, a charming pub at the heart of Zennor, has been a gathering place for locals and visitors alike, providing a cosy atmosphere to soak in the village’s unique character.

Our verdict

Zennor in Cornwall stands as a captivating blend of ancient history, natural beauty, and artistic inspiration, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a quintessential Cornish experience.

What our guests say about Zennor and Old Boswednack...

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.


Lovely place. Had a lovely week here. Accommodation perfect for family of 4 and doggie. We'll equipped comfortable. Loved the summer house we used on evenings. Walks to zennor over fields for cafe and pub and also to the gunnard head. Both pubs are great . Lovely coastal walks on door step and even caught the bus outside to st ives and back. Will def stay again if in the area.


One of the best properties, we have stayed in and hoping to return next year. Well equipped, comfortable, immaculate and an ideal location to explore the many beaches, Cornwall has to offer. Would highly recommend.

Emma and Stuart

We love walking and Zennor delivers in every direction. It's also so peaceful

No mobile phone signal gives me the perfect excuse for switching off the outside world. I even unplugged the router at our cottage and it felt so amazing!

The amazing Tinners Arms! Top pub with great beer, good food and a warm and welcoming atmosphere.