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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
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8173085
15
Viewed 72 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(46 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1402198
46
Viewed 120 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(48 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #1080148
48
Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1733133
27
Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(20 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
House #8152161
20
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Cottage #1554035
5
Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #6790335
7
Viewed 40 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(15 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8077483
15
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8173500
1
Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Bungalow #6811922
3
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(10 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #1922476
10
Viewed 42 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Cottage #6707272
7
Viewed 21 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
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6555324
5
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1889038
6
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #8056463
6
Viewed 26 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 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(19 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #718523
19
Viewed 52 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1657640
9
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(40 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1032456
40
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8176746
Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #473303
8
Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
Good! 3.8/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8054104
8
Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(30 reviews)
avg/night
  • 5 BR
  • 4 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 12
Villa #1055858
30
Viewed 61 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(6 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #6810536
6
Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(13 reviews)
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Multiple rentals Cottage #8130947
13
Viewed 74 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #702272
12
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #8137456
2
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #721117
3
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(12 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #8093018
12
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #497832
7
Viewed 12 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 24 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #716772
4
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #427648
4
Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
Apartment #6877430
Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #1922868
3
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 2
House #1838051
4
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
House #6955461
2
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(9 reviews)
avg/night
  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 12
House #8081178
9
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Cottage #8119198
1
Viewed 21 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 11 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
2
Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Cottage #8154867
3
Viewed 125 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #458403
2
Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
House #8066050
3
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Cottage #1005674
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(5 reviews)
avg/night
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #8119387
5
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
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Penzance Cottages - Self Catering Holidays (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Ideal country retreat

4 of 5
The cottage was very well appointed and comfortable, perfect for a secluded get-away for two. Good base for exploring the countryside and little seaside hamlets.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017

Beautiful courtyard, stunning views and close to everything.

4 of 5
The apartment was clean and the fresh flowers were a great welcome. The outside courtyard was a lovely place to relax. It had everthing you required for a very relaxing stay. Restaurants/pubs and harbour were within walking distance. Regular buses if you don't feel like driving. Mousehole is a beautiful place to visit.
  • Review Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017