Where to stay around Penzance?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 1,531 holiday lettings near Penzance. From 794 cottages to 327 apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Penzance is on HomeAway.

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

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

  • Penlee House Gallery and Museum: 2,237 holiday lettings
  • Penzance (PZC-Penzance Train Station): 2,269 holiday lettings
  • Penzance Station: 2,277 holiday lettings
  • Market House: 2,245 holiday lettings
  • St Ives Harbour: 2,947 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Penzance listed on HomeAway 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 offers 794 cottages in Penzance. Our other popular types of Penzance holiday rentals include:

  • Apartments: 327 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 218 self catering accommodations
  • Barns: 77 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 89 holiday homes with pool available in Penzance. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    Sea views aplenty in Penzance

    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.

    Find the Penzance treasure

    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.

    A heritage fix 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.

    Warming to Penzance?

    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.

    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.