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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.

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                                                                                                    Great property

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                                                                                                    A lovely house in a great location with everything you could possibly need. I would highly recommend it
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                    Incredible House

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                                                                                                    Just returned from a brilliant week staying at this magnificent house perched on right on the edge at Rinsey Head. The house is right on the coastal path with just a ten minute walk down to Rinsey Cove which is a lovely little cove, and Praa Sands , which has a good mile of stunning sands as well as a pretty cool beach bar ie The Sand Bar. When you first see the house from the top of the long drive, it takes you breath away! The house is a magnificent home. Once inside, every room has amazing sea views from every window. The outside patio is unbelievable. There are sea views and sea views, this is the latter! It reminded me abit of the view from Fira in Santorini. I could have spent the whole week sat on the patio looking out towards the Lizard and Lands End . The house was also immaculately clean throughout. It's sort of on 4 floors but the layout is really good as if you open up the lounge doors. Then it sort of becomes open plan as the large dining room and kitchen are all together off the main lounge. The house is warm and cozy. Loved the Aga.! It was too warm to light the real fires ( it was July) would imagine in Winter it would be nice watching the waves smashing around the cliff whilst curled up with the fires on. What's upsetting is the fact that I don't think we could ever find another location like this one. Would definitely want to return, it's just the fact it took us over 10 hours to get back to Derbyshire. However, it was worth it! Many thanks to both Janathan and Phay for letting us stay at you stunning house Nigel , Jakki & Norman ( dog )
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                                                                                                    What a gem of a place, very clean and bright and the three bedrooms are of more than adequate proportion, the view from the main bedroom balcony was ever changing and idyllic. It is a bit of a climb and a car is required which is typical of a seaside setting but the space offered in the massive garden was a treat for our grand children.
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                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Jul 2016