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Make a holiday cottage in Penzance your home away from home

Occupying a tiny spot along the coast near the southwest tip of Cornwall, Penzance is a popular getaway destination surrounded by beautiful beaches and breathtaking scenery. Located within striking distance of Land’s End and the Lizard Peninsula, Penzance makes a lovely holiday home base for keen walkers and hikers. It is also a popular destination for families and couples. It is one of the major transport hubs for this part of Cornwall so there is always plenty happening, but it is also really easy to escape to the beaches or the glorious countryside. Penzance is a working port with a busy harbour, and offers views across to and around one of Cornwall’s most recognisable sights, St. Michael’s Mount.

HomeAway has a number of holiday cottages in Penzance catering to all kinds of holidaymakers. Many are located right on the coast with fantastic sea views. Luxury apartments start at under £300, making holiday accommodation in Penzance an affordable alternative to holiday homes in Porthleven, another traditional and popular holiday destination. Penzance holiday homes all come fully furnished, with many also offering added amenities such as Wi-Fi, proximity to beaches, theme parks and walking trails, and the ability to accommodate pets.

Things to do

-Beaches: Praa Sands Beach located right in Penzance is one of the top beaches in the UK. The sunny beach is ideal for building sandcastles and having fun in the sun. There is a car park nearby as well as a café. Long Rock Beach is another local favourite, as is Perranuthnoe Beach, which offers great views of St. Michael's Mount. Most beaches in the area impose a seasonal dog ban.

-Outdoor activities: Penzance is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and coastline. There are excellent walking trails in the area, especially near Land’s End. Visitors staying in a Penzance holiday apartment can also make the short drive to the Lizard Peninsula to enjoy all the great coastal walks there. Sightseeing and wildlife watching boat trips also depart regularly right from Penzance, and are very popular in the summer.

-Family attractions: Families with young children can visit the outdoor Jubilee Pool in Penzance for safe swimming. Open from May to September each year, this outdoor lido is supplied by seawater and is located right on the coast. St. Michael's Mount is a lovely tidal island just off the coast of Marazion that is topped with a castle and contains subtropical gardens. St. Michael's makes for a great day out with the family. Art-loving families can visit a satellite of the Tate in St. Ives, a gorgeous town where HomeAway is also pleased to offer holiday homes.

-Food and drink: Holidaymakers can enjoy all the best Cornish cuisine in Penzance. With so much coastline, there’s plenty of great seafood to try. Popular dishes include Cornish dressed crab, fish pies, and scrowlers (sardines).

Weather in Penzance

Because South West Cornwall is surrounded by the sea, Penzance is largely protected from extreme weather conditions. Mild frost-free winters make holiday homes in Penzance a viable proposition year round. Spring usually arrives quite early in Penzance, with warm temperatures around 20°C prevailing throughout the summer.

Travel to Penzance

Penzance is a bit of a drive for most, but is fairly each to reach by taking the A30 from Exeter. Travellers can also take the train to Penzance, with direct lines operating from London. Another option would be to fly into Newquay Cornwall Airport and hire a car. Penzance is about an hour's drive from the airport.

    Wonderful! 4.8/5
    (10 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 3
    Cottage #8173085
    10
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
      (13 reviews)
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      House #444149
      13
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (41 reviews)
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        • 1 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #1402198
        41
        Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (44 reviews)
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          • Studio
          • 1 BA
          • Sleeps 2
          Apartment #1080148
          44
          Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (5 reviews)
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 7
            Cottage #1554035
            5
            Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (17 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              House #8152161
              17
              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.7/5
                (9 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                House #1922476
                9
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                  (34 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1032456
                  34
                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                    (24 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Cottage #1733133
                    24
                    Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8173500
                      1
                      Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #6790335
                        5
                        Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Bungalow #6811922
                          3
                          Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                            (18 reviews)
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                            • 3 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            Cottage #718523
                            18
                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (15 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Cottage #8077483
                              15
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                (4 reviews)
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                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Cottage #1889038
                                4
                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                  (6 reviews)
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                                  • 1 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Apartment #8054104
                                  6
                                  Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 3
                                    Apartment #1657640
                                    5
                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                      (6 reviews)
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                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 2
                                      Barn #1807574
                                      6
                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (30 reviews)
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                                        • 5 BR
                                        • 4 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 12
                                        Villa #1055858
                                        30
                                        Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
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                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Apartment #721117
                                          3
                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                            (13 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Multiple rentals Cottage #8130947
                                            13
                                            Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 4
                                              Cottage #8137456
                                              2
                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (13 reviews)
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Cottage #8139010
                                                13
                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (7 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                  House #473303
                                                  7
                                                  Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                    (11 reviews)
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                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 2
                                                    Apartment #8093018
                                                    11
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                      (10 reviews)
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #6555391
                                                      10
                                                      Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (3 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #1922868
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Cottage #8154771
                                                          4
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Cottage #6810536
                                                            3
                                                            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (7 reviews)
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              Apartment #497832
                                                              7
                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #8117097
                                                                Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                  Cottage #458403
                                                                  2
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #716772
                                                                    3
                                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                      Chateau / Country House #827287
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 76 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #6555324
                                                                        3
                                                                        Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                          (12 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Cottage #702272
                                                                          12
                                                                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                            (4 reviews)
                                                                            View details for price
                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                            House #1990011
                                                                            4
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #427648
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                                • 6 BR
                                                                                • 6 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 12
                                                                                House #8081178
                                                                                8
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Barn #8125728
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    View details for price
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Cottage #1861450
                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                      • Studio
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                      House #1838051
                                                                                      4
                                                                                      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Cottage #6480314
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Apartment #6722756
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                                                            Apartment #6877430
                                                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #8066050
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                Cottage #8119198
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                  (11 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                  Cottage #8165803
                                                                                                  11
                                                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    House #6993822
                                                                                                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1981349
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect Cottage!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Cobbler's Cottage is a wonderful place to stay. The cottage is beautifully maintained with everything you need for comfort and fun. Mousehole is a welcoming village, and Melanie and her husband are most welcoming hosts. We so enjoyed meeting Melanie and learning more about the history of the cottage and the amazing village of Mousehole. There is so much to explore in the area, and so much to enjoy in the village that is just steps away from the cottage. Melanie responds immediately to emails and requests, and her cream tea and other welcoming touches make you feel at home immediately. We hope to come back again to this magical place! Thank you so much for a most memorable holiday.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Lots of room and all the amenities needed

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A lovely property within walking distance of Penzance and St. Michael's Mount. The property is huge with 4 double bedrooms and a fabulous kitchen diner. We were blessed with great weather and after long walks and days out it was great to come back to a house where you did not want for anything. We were looking forward to visiting the pub which was about 100 metres away 'The Coldstreamer' but it is closed and up for sale so that was a slight disappointment. All in all this property is great and I would recommend it to anyone visiting the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017