Welcome to Mackerel Sky.
French doors lead out from the living-area to the spacious and well maintained garden.
The spacious and well-equipped kitchen-area.
A restful night is assured in the comfortable king-size bed.
The shower-room boasts a huge shower and modern fittings.
A wonderful outside space for you to enjoy.
There is plenty of room to relax in the cosy sitting-area, complete with under-floor heating to keep you toasty warm in the cooler months.
Looking from the sitting-area towards the kitchen and dining-areas - a lovely airy open plan room.
A lovely view onto the garden.
The kitchen has everything you need - a real home-from-home.
Whip up a feast and enjoy a romantic meal for two!
The open plan living-room with kitchen and dining-areas.
Breakfast in bed?
A TV in the bedroom for those long lazy lie-ins.
The very convenient dressing-room.
Can you picture yourself here enjoying sundowners? Go on - treat yourselves!
Enjoy dining al-fresco on the south-facing terrace.
Relax and soak up the rays on the comfy sun-loungers.
What a welcome! A cream tea on arrival - don't forget to put the jam on first!
The impressive driveway leading to Mackerel Sky - your holiday starts here!
A burst of colour.
Ample parking space.
What a sun-trap!
The lovely exterior of Mackerel Sky.
Take a walk from the cottage through the fields to...
....Cot Valley beach.
A sunset from Cot Valley.
Sennen Cove is just three miles away.
There is a spectacular 18 hole golf course at Cape Cornwall, just two miles away.
Gwenver surfing beach just over two miles away.
An evening performance at the nearby Minack Theatre.
Colourful fishing boats in the cove at Cape Cornwall.
Sunset at Cape Cornwall.
The mines at Botallack two miles away.

Mackerel Sky


2.7 miles N of Sennen / Sleeps 2 (no children under 10)

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7 Nights from £441

We liked the location as you can walk easily into St Just where there are shops, good pubs and places to eat. Very near the coast path if you do want to walk. Very well equipped cottage, very clean. Ben was very helpful when we did have any queries.

We caught the Lands-end Coaster bus to St Ives from just outside the cottage. Pendeen church is very pretty with free car park close by.

The Capston gift shop in Sennan Cove very nice, low beams!

Weather changes very quickly!

A very well positioned property with good transport, walking and close to the village. Very spacious, comfortable and clean. An excellent stay, one we would definitely return to.

A lovely holiday home in a fabulous area! Mackerel Sky really has everything you need for a comfortable relaxing stay. The coastliner bus makes for a great way to see the countryside as you travel and stops right outside. Very close to fascinating tin mines and lots of places to walk and visit.

Our third stay in this excellent cottage which is in a quiet location and a wonderful starting point for local walks. Being only a mile from St Just is great too as we really appreciate the good quality butcher and the fish and chips shop. We look forward to another visit.

A delightful place to stay hence our return for a second stay. Mackerel Sky is a well-thought out and comfortable property. It is in a great location, with St Just (where you can get everything you need) a short walk away. It is the perfect location for exploring this beautiful part of Cornwall and the bus stop on the door step is an added bonus. We highly recommend Mackerel Sky - we found it to be a most relaxing place to stay.

Second stay at Mackerel Sky, really lovely cottage, very comfortable and quiet, highly recommended, hope to return again soon.

The property was very accommodating and we really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful part of Cornwall.

Nice comfortable cottage ideal for 2, lovely outside space, good shower room, walking distance to St Just and able to catch the open top bus outside. Short drive to Sennen, lots to do in the area, Cape Cornwall, Bottalack mines, and the scenic drive to St Ives is a must. Enjoyed our stay.

We really enjoyed our stay at Mackerel Sky. Its always the little touches that make it a home from home like the scones, cream and jam on arrival. Also the beautiful Hydrangeas on the table. The house was very clean and the décor in excellent condition. The bed was also really comfortable which helped us to have a good nights sleep! I was on a painting retreat so the week was pretty manic as we painted in Sennen, Marazion, Penzance, St Ives and Mousehole so this was a really good base. A bonus was that I got to pet one of the kittens just before we left.

I would certainly recommend it to friends and family. Thanks go to you and the owners.

Lovely clean comfortable cottage. Good base for exploring & some lovely walks. We found St Just within walking distance a nice village square if you don’t want to go too far to eat.

We had a very enjoyable time in Mackerel Sky and in a very interesting area. Can't wait to visit again.

We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Mackerel Sky. The location was fantastic with a bus stop on the doorstep, a community farm shop over the road and the amenities of St Just a short walk away. The property is ideally situated for exploring the beautiful area of West Penwith. It is the perfect place to relax, with an outdoor seating area and lounge area inside. There is plenty of space for parking. We would certainly return.

A pleasure to stay in a place which had been so well converted, and kept in such good order. The best heating and shower of anywhere we have rented, and adequate drying facilities (very important in Cornwall in November!) including an excellent boot rack. Well equipped kitchen: no corners cut anywhere. If you like your walking, there's a full week of exploring to be done from the house without needing to get in your car. Cot Valley is beautiful and offers easy access to the coast. Inland a maze of footpaths and lanes, mostly clear and well trodden - much less variable than where we live in N. Cornwall.We will return there when we next holiday in that area.

Reply from Classic Cottages

Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Mackerel Sky. It's lovely to read how much you enjoyed exploring the local footpaths. We're looking forward to welcoming you back soon. Julie, Customer Support

This property is in an excellent location: just a few minutes walk from the coast path. It is well equipped, very clean and comfortable and we can not wait to visit again

Mackerel Sky is in an excellent location and several walks can be made from the property and if you wish to explore further using public transport the coastal bus service stops outside the entrance gate. The cottage is well decorated/furnished and warm in chilly weather.

A lovely cottage for two people. Very clean and well equipped. Bed was very comfortable. Good parking, and handy for St Just, Cape Cornwall, and numerous nearby footpaths. Ben and Bex were a pleasure to deal with, and responded quickly to any inquiries that we had. We would definitely use Mackerel Sky again, and would recommend it to friends.

We had a very enjoyable week at Mackerel Sky. A great base to come back to after a busy day exploring south west Cornwall. We loved the peace and quiet, but appreciated the relatively closeness of St Just for amenities.

Excellent. Everything required for a great cottage holiday was provided, as well as great location.
Great for couples of all ages.

Great place to stay as always, it’s our 2nd time here so we new the area and cottage, everything perfect as usual great for returning after long walks on the coastal path or days at the beach.. would highly recommend mackerel sky, nothing for you not to like, we will return, thanks for a great week julian@amanda.????

Mackerel Sky is a very comfortable, cosy and pretty cottage located in a quite and peaceful setting. Suitable for couples . The property was very well stocked with any equipment needed during our stay. Sennan Cove is a short drive away , would recommend watching the sunset there , got some beautiful photos and also recommend a show at the Minack Theatre.

Super comfy cottage in a lovely location, easy to travel to many local attractions.

Lovely comfortable cottage great location for coastal walks via cot valley. Sunny position with nice outside area to sit/eat. Bus stops outside property to St Ives and Penzance which saves on parking.

A hidden gem near St Just - the cottage was very clean and decorated to a high standard especially the walk in shower. The owners were very friendly and helpful. First cottage we have been too where we did not receive a welcome pack! Bens Mum was lovely and so informative of the area and all the fabulous walks. Shame about the weather!!

Reply from Classic Cottages

We're so pleased to see that you had a great stay, with plenty of opportunities to explore the area. We have had to scale back on the usual welcome trays in the last 12 months to comply with guidance on Covid management, but these are slowly being reintroduced so we're sure the next time you stay, you will be able to enjoy this again. Tanya, Customer Support

Excellent location, comfortable and clean. Would stay again if in the area.

A lovely cottage in a great location.

Our stay at Mackerel Sky was our first 'escape' during the bad year of Covid 19 and as we are over 70 it was with some trepidation that we booked the accommodation. However, our concerns were dispelled very quickly during our stay and we thoroughly enjoyed the cottage which is so well positioned and maintained and ideal for walking down to the coast. In more summery weather (we stayed in early October) the patio area would have been perfect for eating outside and relaxing. Did we enjoy it? Well, we've booked for next year!

Beautiful accommodation beautiful garden and perfect to walk to St Just and coastal path really enjoyed are stay

It was a shame we couldn’t meet the owners due to your instructions at classic, we received a lovely card explaining why from the owners, maybe next time.. tv seem to be effected by the rain in room and bedroom it didn’t bother us but some tv addicts could have a gripe, also towel rail in bathroom didn’t come on but we managed with extra towels we brought.. everything else perfect.

Had a great holiday there was everything we needed

Mackeral Sky was the perfect cottage for us as a couple to stay and enjoy the Cornish countryside. It is close to St Just which has all of the basic services to help fit us up for the week. The cottage was clean and well appointed with modern appliances and furniture. Wifi worked perfectly. An extra bonus was that it has a walk-in-closet that was plenty big enough to store all of our luggage and keep it out of site. We would recommend Mackeral Sky for any couple wishing to explore Cornwall.

An excellent location, an immaculate cottage, private parking and garden. Amenities are all within driving distance and the town of ST Just is beautiful. If you are looking to visit this area of Cornwall this would be a lovely place to stay.

This is the 3rd time we have stayed at Mackeral Sky. It is a beautifully presented property and never fails to disappoint us. Exceptionally clean and tidy. Very well equipped. Excellent location to explore this part of Cornwall.

A lovely size cottage for two with a good, large, shower and useful outside space when the weather is warm. The cream tea on arrival was very welcome. Owners very helpful and are onsite if any problems arise.

The couple that own the property are very nice and welcoming

Everything we could have wished for and more . A delightful cottage in a wonderful part of Cornwall . Will definitely return !!!!

Perfect getaway for two in an ideal location.

A beautiful modern immaculate cottage. Everything you could possibly need and more is supplied in the excellently equipped kitchen. Loved the private garden and sun trap patio with the sunloungers. There is even a barbecue to use and an outside table and chairs for alfresco dining. A beautiful haven to come back to after hard trecks along the gorgeous coastal paths. Cot Valley is only a short walk away and a lovely place to watch the seals. In a brilliant location for exploring Cornwall. Bex and Ben, the owners, were brilliant and on hand if needed with any queries. They also supplied a box full of useful places to visit,walks, maps etc., which was great. We will definitely recommend to friends and will return.

A perfect setting with a lovely cottage, delightfully furnished, very clean and charming owners

Our second visit to a great property in a great place. Everything just right for an enjoyable holiday.

Mackerel Sky is very comfortable and well-equipped, easy to get to - 15-20 mins drive from Penzance - yet very peaceful. The walk through the Cot Valley to the sea is lovely and the coast path nearby has some of the best views in Cornwall. I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday here and look forward to returning.

Lovely cottage perfectly situated for a break exploring West Cornwall. Clean and well appointed, would happily book again.

Also worked well with a 9 month old.

An excellent well equipped cottage in an ideal and peaceful location for exploring the far west of Cornwall any time of year.

Lovely, cosy, warm cottage ideal for out of season breaks! We will be back!

A great place to stay. Plenty of walks nearby and the coastline is less than a mile away.

Excellent location for walking holiday on the Lands End peninsula. Lovely cosy cottage to go back to after being out all day.

Mackerel Sky is a lovely, stylish and spacious place that's very private and comfortable with good easy parking. The location is excellent with everything you could want within easy reach. A great choice.

We had a fantastic holiday. It's a great base to enjoy walks, cycling, eating out, sightseeing. Very close to local shops and pubs/ places to eat in St Just. Our hosts were lovely. Very welcoming yet discreet. Gorgeous bread and cream tea on arrival. Fresh flowers too! A very special place. Well thought out and quite luxurious!

A perfect Cornish hideaway cottage for two.

We had a truly fantastic stay in Mackerel Sky. The cottage is absolutely lovely, with a great location, very well equipped, maintained and nice and private.

Exactly as advertised. Provided everything we needed. Cream tea on arrival very much appreciated after a long journey. Fabulous location within easy reach of beaches, shops, pubs etc. Very peaceful spot with lovely local walks. Would love to return one day. Couldn't find any faults with Mackerel Sky - just wish we lived a little nearer. Even the weather was glorious. Cornwall has always been one of our favourite holiday spots.

Cosy home from home lovely property in a quiet but very accessible location.

We have stayed at many "Classic Cottages" and apartments over the years and Mackerel Sky is up there as one of the best!

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