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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Perfect base with amazing views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Enjoyed a relaxing week in January 2017 in this well appointed and beautiful bungalow overlooking Penzeance and Newlyn. On arrival a 'welcome basket' was awaiting with local bread, cream tea and other thoughtful treats which started our week on a great note. Even on rainy days we thoroughly enjoyed relaxing in the panoramic lounge. The location is excellent for access to the A30 and there is a dedicated parking spot which can be a rarity in Cornwall. Highly recommended and we hope to return again for more exploration of the South-West Cornish coastline.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 15-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Excellent location. Warm and cozy. Very well equipped

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a fabulous week over Xmas. The wood burning stove made the week very cozy. The Christmas tree and decorations were a lovely touch. The bungalow is in an excellent location walking distance to the harbour with pubs and everything else. We would love to return in the near future . Dawn and louise. 😃
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Christmas at Trevilley

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A fantastic Christmas at Trevilley in Mousehole. We had an absolutely brilliant Christmas stay with our 3 children at this wonderful house. First thing in the morning you watch the sunrise over the Lizard with a warm cup of tea in bed before strolling down to the harbour newsagent to get your daily newspaper. The Children love exploring the small village looking for the famous 'Mowzer' the Cat followed by lunch in a small beach hut perched up high at the Rock Pool Café. Otherwise there is a nice walk to Lamorna along the cliffs, where you are rewarded with some excellent cake. At Christmas Mousehole is enchanting, the harbour is lit up every night with a different array of imaginative Christmas lights. One of the highlights we discovered of the festive period here is Tom Bawcock's night on the 23rd where an absolute must is to go and sample the Star-Gazey pie from the The Ship Inn and hear tales of Tom and Mowzer's heroic battle with the Storm cat to bring back some fish to the starving villagers ! And after all the excitement you retire to Trevilley to a warm fire and a glass of something nice. What a fab week, great memories for all the family, Thankyou Trevilley Andy
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 07-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016