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Cove Diary's Guide to Sennen Cove

Cove Diary's Guide to Sennen Cove

This guide is written for the broad-minded visitor who does not mind a bit of humour with his or her history and a fairly tongue-in-cheek approach to being guided about the little huddle of houses clinging to the cliff known as Sennen Cove.

It is the best complete guide on Sennen Cove in existence, mainly because it is the only complete guide on Sennen Cove in existence, although neither of those comments may be true as the author did not check first.
About The Author
The author springs from a short lived Cornish coal mining dynasty which spurned the advice of experts that the smart money was in tin. Subsequent forays into inshore whaling - "you only need to catch one instead of millions of they pilchards" - and carrot farming - "people will have 'em in a pasty, you see" - were also met with derision and dismal failure leaving the author no choice but to earn a living writing books, which is why he runs a shop in the Far West of Cornwall.

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About Us

About Us

This is our shop nestled in Sennen Cove, Cornwall. We are about as far South West as you can get on the mainland UK without falling off the end.

We are open for the season each year or, online, all year round.

Andrew & Sharon Carne welcome you to The Old Boathouse pages.

As usual we are open from March to October each year for Gifts, Clothes, Newspapers and Magazines, Beachware, Fishing Tackle, Groceries, Beers, Wines and much, much more.

Contact Us

You may contact us in a number of ways.

Our postal address is:
The Old Boathouse
Sennen Cove
Penzance
TR19 7DF

Telephone: 01736 871215

Email us by using the contact us button on the tool bar above.

Special Notices

  • 2017 Counter Top Collection: Douglas Woolcock mobility service. This charity aims to provide a mobility service for those sick and infirm who need to get to hospital appointments and the like.

  • 2016 Counter Top Collection: Land's End First Responders for additional equipment 885. While this service is NHS funded, they can always use additional items of equipment. The fund already bought a child ear thermometer that was desperately needed. Thank you all so much.

  • 2015 Counter Top Collection: St Buryan Friendship and Lunch Clubs and Knitting Circle.This raised £900 thank you so much. We chose these because they do such a great job in pulling together and supporting the more elderly residents in the community and, particularly, as they helped mother after her bereavement.

  • 2014 Counter Top Collection: Newlyn Fisherman's Mission 910.
  • 2013 Counter Top Collection: Sennen Pre-School.

    This year we are collecting for the new classroom being attached to Sennen School for the pre-school children. A total of £550 was handed over so thank you all very much.


  • 2012 Counter Top Collection: Sandrose.

    The collection was destined for Sand Rose Project this year. However Sand Rose are having some temporary funding problems so they suggested we donate the collection to Penhaligon's Friends in Redruth. We trust this meets with everyone's approval.

    The total collected this year was £550. Thank you all very much.



  • 2011 Counter Top Collection: Boscawen Community Farm.


  • You dontated £420. Thank you all very much.


  • Useful Links

    There is a number of other websites that may have useful information for you.

    Sennen Cove Website

    all manner of news and information about the Cove, updated daily.

    Cornwall Far West

    Up to date booking and availability information about accommodation in the area.

    Poulty Towers

    Pictures and anecdotes from Sennen's past.

    Pengelly House

    Room only accommodation in the Cove.

    Little Beach House

    Holiday let behind The Old Boathouse. An expansive site offering local info as well as details about the holdiay let.

    Cornwall Online

    Directory of Cornish businesses, accommodation, etc.

    Allie T Designs

    Very original frames designs for special occasions as well as more traditional framed prints. She'll also do you custom designs for that special birthday or anniversary - I know, I have one.

    ABC 123 Kidz

    An educational site for parents of 5 - 7 year olds. Helpful hints on litercay and numeracy from someone who knows. Also plenty of games the children can play and learn at the same time.

    The Minack Theatre

    Official website for the world famous cliff-top theatre above Porthcurno.

    Great Gardens of Cornwall

    Website featuring all the main gardens of Cornwall showing details, location and pictures.

    Cornish Range

    Nice little fishy based restaurant with guest rooms in Mousehole. Have not been there but looks rather nice.

    Oggy Wax

    The Cornish Surf Wax Company - Reduce your carbon footprint and use UK blended surf wax, hand moulded into the shape of a Cornish Pasty! Also Custom Surf Wax! .

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