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.
check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr

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.

Use filters to narrow your search results!

Penzance Cottages - Self Catering Holidays (982)

  • 1 - 50 of 982
Additional service fee may apply.
    • 3 BR
    • 1 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 6
    13
      • 1 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Sleeps 2
      31
        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 2
        37
          • 5 BR
          • 4 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 12
          26
            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 4
            27
              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 2
              4
                • Studio
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 4
                  • 3 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 6
                  8
                    • 2 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Separate Toilet
                    • Sleeps 4
                      • 3 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 6
                      6
                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        21
                          • 2 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          3
                            • Studio
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 2
                            3
                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    2 Reviews
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        32
                                          • 2 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 4
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              26
                                                • 5 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 10
                                                10
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  1 Review
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                    3
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      3
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                          • 2 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                          1 Review
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 2
                                                            1 Review
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              1 Review
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                2 Reviews
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  2 Reviews
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          1 Review
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            3
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                  15
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                    6
                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      7
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        3
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          1 Review
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            10
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              13
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 982
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      The sound of the sea and the bright vibrant colours of the Cornish seaside as you open your eyes ...

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A thoroughly enjoyable stay in a fantastic location! With 3 children aged 13, 9 and 6 it can be a busy household (!), but we all felt we had a fantastic amount of scope and space to relax to ourselves as well as areas to congregate for a family film evening or seal spotting from the breakfast table :-) We could walk to the harbour within a few minutes to enjoy the dinghy, go crab and mackerel fishing or enjoy a stroll for dinner in the evening. The Mousehole Male Voice Choir was fantastic and the impromptu performance outside the Ship Inn was a special treat. The 2 allocated parking spaces were a real pro for unloading cars after a day out and for loading up at the end of the stay. This really comes into its own when you are a large party who don't travel light! The garden was a lovely space for the children to let off some steam and the view was second to none. The first coffee of the day was often consumed in the garden looking at the boats sailing by ... What I loved too was the fantastic laundry room - I might even be placing an order for the same washing machine as I loved it so much! Rob and Esme were on hand if we had any queries which was reassuring and if we needed some advice on activities. I would strongly suggest booking your evening meal well in advance as we were caught out on one occasion leaving it too late as there are only a few places to eat out in the evening. Fantastic food and staff @ The Old Coastguard and 2 Fore St. The Ship's food quality was much better if you catch them on a quieter lunch time otherwise it was only satisfactory - fresh fish goujons were a real hit! .. Saying that though, you have all the necessary space and equipment to cater for yourselves in the lovely kitchen and the dining area was one of my favourite spots given the view .... All the children had their own spaces to 'chillax' after a busy day which I think we all appreciated. Our trip to the Minack was fabulous and we would also recommend the Telegraph Museum @ Porthcurno only a short drive away. Lovely welcoming staff and an informative place with interactive exhibitions to keep everyone engaged. In summary a little pricier than we normally pay for accommodation for 5 of us, but we felt it was well worth it and found it really hard to leave. We had a week of quality family time in a picturesque, relaxing, unspoilt corner of Cornwall which we will treasure.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 24-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                      Perfect location, amazing views

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The pictures don't do it justice, it really is a stunning location with spectacular views. The rooms are very nice and spacious too. It's close to Penzance which is very handy and near all the best beaches too!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 18-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016

                                                                                                      Accommodation and views to die for!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The accommodation was immaculate, homely and very comfortable with lovely personal touches such as a welcome pack, flowers and details of local restaurants and pubs. We had everything we required for a lovely relaxing holiday in clean comfortable surroundings. The views from our windows, particularly over Newlyn harbour and Mount Bay to St Michael's Mount were fantastic and seem to make our early evening G & Ts taste even better!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Aug-2016
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2016