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Destination guide

Experience Penzance in holiday lettings

Singing pirates and Egyptian homes, art deco frontages and medleys of crooked Georgian cottages, stand to show that Penzance can be just a tad idiosyncratic. Still, while you watch flurries of swashbucklers and Pagan Cornish rituals unfurl like a Jolly Roger over the yacht-filled marina, you'll always be brought back to Earth by the sea. In fact, Penzance holiday rentals offer access to some of the most handsome stretches of coast in the county – and that's saying something. It is encircled by the Penwith reserve, with its rock-speckled coves and enchanting fishing towns, after all.

Things to do

Sightseeing near your holiday rental in Penzance

There's never a shortage of art on offer in Penzance – the marina town once even bred its own unique school of painters. You can see how they took their inspiration from the Cornish peoples and landscapes at the Penlee House Gallery and Museum, where immersive canvasses and snapshots of old Penzance life adorn the walls. For live performances, the open-air Minack Theatre is the place to be. It's perched dramatically on the cliffside nearby and summertime sees it come alive with plays and comedy and more.

Activities

What to do near Penzance holiday homes

The ghosts of smugglers and pirates coalesce between the cobbled streets of Penzance. You can hop from pubs to Regency homes, unearthing legends of old Barbary corsairs and raiding Turks, getting glimpses of interesting architectural flurries, like the Egyptian House. Along the marina are enticing seafood eateries – ubiquitous on the Cornish coast – and an open-air lido for swimming in art deco pools right next to the sea. Those with Penzance holiday rentals booked for midsummer can also look forward to the Golowan Festival – a traditional, regional parade.

Weather

Best time to travel to Penzance holiday homes

If you're warming to the idea of Penzance holiday rentals, then be sure to stay warm by booking your place in the harbour town for the summer months. They run from June to August, and are far and away the most popular time to come. Why? Think of the gorgeous beaches of the Penwith Heritage Coast, all the sailing opportunities that beckon in the marina and the wealth of midsummer plays and festivals. Of course, you could also visit in spring months, like May, or autumn months, like September, to avoid the biggest crowds.

Natural features

Penzance and the wild Cornish coast

If you like your cliffs high, your walks blustery and your beaches picture-postcard-perfect, then Penzance could be just the spot for you. It's tucked into a small inlet at the southernmost tip of Cornwall, surrounded by the uber-gorgeous Penwith Heritage Coast. You can head there to stand at wind-blasted Land's End, where dramatic rock formations are washed by the ocean and some of the UK's longest long-distance trails terminate. You can also spy out the remains of old shipwrecks battered against the headlands below and wander grassy meadows in search of prehistoric standing stones.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Penzance

Fly into Newquay (NQY-Newquay Cornwall), the closest airport, located 34.7 mi (55.9 km) from the city centre.

If you prefer train travel, the main station is Penzance Station.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly attractions near Penzance holiday homes

Kids have plenty of fun-filled attractions to enjoy in Penzance. Holiday rentals can be found near kid-friendly attractions like the Trewidden Garden, a Cornish garden with colourful blooms, a tea room and children’s trails, and the Marazion Marsh, a nature reserve with an array of native birds. Kids will also like the Lizard Lighthouse, an 18th-century lighthouse with 2 towers connected by cottages and a local history museum.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Penzance

Penzance has an abundance of romantic locations to explore on a couple’s retreat. Holiday rentals can be found near places like the Penlee House Gallery & Museum, a vast museum with art and exhibits on West Cornwall history in a Victorian home, and Trengwainton Garden, a stately 16th-century country home with scenic gardens, wooded trails, flowers and a tea room. You could also visit the Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, a contemporary art exhibit with modern art installations among exotic plant-filled gardens.

How many holiday rentals are available around Penzance?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,835 holiday lettings around Penzance. From 852 cottages to 512 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Penzance?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Penzance. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Penzance Station: 2,500 holiday lettings
  • Market House: 2,485 holiday lettings
  • Penzance (PZC-Penzance Train Station): 2,498 holiday lettings
  • Trereife House: 2,362 holiday lettings
  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum: 2,475 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penzance listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cottages in Penzance?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 852 Cottages in Penzance. Our other popular types of Penzance holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 512 self catering accommodations
  • Chalets: 26 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 394 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Penzance?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 141 holiday homes with pool available in Penzance. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.