HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Penzance also enquired about apartments in Newquay, cottages in Bude and cottages in Mousehole

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! 4.9/5
    (48 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Sleeps 2
    Apartment #1402198
    48
    Viewed 142 times in the last 48 hours
      Wonderful! 4.8/5
      (18 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 3
      Cottage #8173085
      18
      Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.9/5
        (50 reviews)
        avg/night
        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        Apartment #1080148
        50
        Viewed 67 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.9/5
          (21 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 2 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 4
          House #8152161
          21
          Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (30 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1733133
            30
            Viewed 64 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5/5
              (7 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 3 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              House #6790335
              7
              Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                (17 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                Cottage #8077483
                17
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (7 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 7
                  Cottage #1554035
                  7
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    avg/night
                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Bungalow #6811922
                    3
                    Viewed 63 times in the last 48 hours
                      avg/night
                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8173500
                      2
                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (8 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 2
                        Barn #1807574
                        8
                        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                          (7 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 2 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Cottage #6707272
                          7
                          Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (13 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 3 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Separate Toilet
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #444149
                            13
                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (12 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              House #1922476
                              12
                              Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (5 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 2 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                House #6555324
                                5
                                Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                  (7 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Apartment #8056463
                                  7
                                  Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (19 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 6
                                    Cottage #718523
                                    19
                                    Viewed 84 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                      (7 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Cottage #1889038
                                      7
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (9 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 3
                                        Apartment #1657640
                                        9
                                        Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                          (41 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                          Cottage #1032456
                                          41
                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                            (8 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Cottage #6810536
                                            8
                                            Viewed 54 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (32 reviews)
                                              avg/night
                                              • 5 BR
                                              • 4 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 12
                                              Villa #1055858
                                              32
                                              Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                (9 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                House #473303
                                                9
                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #8176746
                                                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                    (12 reviews)
                                                    avg/night
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Cottage #702272
                                                    12
                                                    Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Good! 3.8/5
                                                      (8 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                      Apartment #8054104
                                                      8
                                                      Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        avg/night
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Apartment #721117
                                                        3
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Cottage #8154867
                                                          3
                                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            House #716772
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 6 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
                                                                (12 reviews)
                                                                avg/night
                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 2
                                                                Apartment #8093018
                                                                12
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  House #1922868
                                                                  3
                                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Apartment #427648
                                                                    4
                                                                    Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                      Apartment #6877430
                                                                      Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (13 reviews)
                                                                        avg/night
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                        Cottage #8139010
                                                                        13
                                                                        Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                          House #8253177
                                                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #6955461
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              House #6993822
                                                                              3
                                                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (7 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Apartment #497832
                                                                                7
                                                                                Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                  (9 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #8081178
                                                                                  9
                                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    Barn #8125728
                                                                                    2
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Cottage #8148440
                                                                                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • Studio
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 2
                                                                                        House #1838051
                                                                                        4
                                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Cottage #1861450
                                                                                          Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 5 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            House #1990011
                                                                                            4
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              Chalet #8157110
                                                                                              4
                                                                                              Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Cottage #1981349
                                                                                                4
                                                                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Cottage #458403
                                                                                                  2
                                                                                                  Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    House #8066050
                                                                                                    3
                                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Cottage #1005674
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Penzance Cottages - Self Catering Holidays (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Great property in a great location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely clean lodge, offers everything you need in a quiet location that works as good base to explore Cornwall.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Absolutely stunning

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tavis vor truly is beautiful.   This busy world we live in sometimes leaves us with little time to spend quality time with our loved ones and appreciate the beauty around us. Having just spent time there with my own family,  I can say hand on heart this is tuly  THE most perfect place for your stay in Cornwall. Tavis vor is like something out of a story book, set in a stunning location overlooking the sea with  St Michael 's mount in the distance.  The house is huge, yet homely. Every window pictures the sea and even on those wet and windy days you feel euphoria as you watch the waves crashing on seal point and the harbour. Cosy up around the log burner in the lounge as you play your family games together or sneek away down the garden to the concealed seated  hideaway to sit with your glass of wine and take in the view of Mousehole harbour in the evening   with its pretty lights. In the words of my 78 yr old mother as she sat looking out " if heaven's like this, I'd go tomorrow " ( mum still very sprightly though and not about to go may I add )😁 The owners, Rob and esme are such lovely people and very welcoming. They have thought of absolutely everything to make your stay at tavis vor perfect. Thankyou to you both and we cannot wait to return.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017