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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
    (12 reviews)
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    • 1 BR
    • 1 BA
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    Cottage #8173085
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      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      • Sleeps 6
      House #444149
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        • 1 BR
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        Apartment #1402198
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          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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          • Studio
          • 1 BA
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          Apartment #1080148
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
            (25 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 1 BA
            • Sleeps 4
            Cottage #1733133
            25
            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.7/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              House #1922476
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              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (17 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                House #8152161
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                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                  (38 reviews)
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                  • 2 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Separate Toilet
                  • Sleeps 4
                  Cottage #1032456
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                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (5 reviews)
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Cottage #1554035
                    5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Cottage #8173500
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                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #6790335
                        5
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 7
                          Bungalow #6811922
                          3
                          Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                            (15 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Cottage #8077483
                            15
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (6 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Cottage #6707272
                              6
                              Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 2
                                Barn #1807574
                                6
                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                  (19 reviews)
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                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 6
                                  Cottage #718523
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                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 2 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Cottage #1889038
                                    5
                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                      (5 reviews)
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 6
                                      Apartment #8056463
                                      5
                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Very Good! 4/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Apartment #8054104
                                        6
                                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (6 reviews)
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                                          • Studio
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Apartment #1657640
                                          6
                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Exceptional! 5/5
                                            (30 reviews)
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                                            • 5 BR
                                            • 4 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 12
                                            Villa #1055858
                                            30
                                            Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
                                              (13 reviews)
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                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Multiple rentals Cottage #8130947
                                              13
                                              Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                Cottage #8137456
                                                2
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                  Cottage #6810536
                                                  3
                                                  Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #8176746
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                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                      House #473303
                                                      7
                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        Apartment #721117
                                                        3
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                          Apartment #8093018
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                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                            Apartment #6555391
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #497832
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                Cottage #8139010
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                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                  (12 reviews)
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                                                                  • 5 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Chateau / Country House #827287
                                                                  12
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #6555324
                                                                    4
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (12 reviews)
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                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                      Cottage #702272
                                                                      12
                                                                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                        (4 reviews)
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                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                                        House #1990011
                                                                        4
                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                                          Cottage #8154771
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                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            House #716772
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                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              House #1922868
                                                                              3
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                Apartment #427648
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  • 6 BR
                                                                                  • 6 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 12
                                                                                  House #8081178
                                                                                  8
                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Barn #8125728
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                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Cottage #8148440
                                                                                      Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                                        Chalet #8157110
                                                                                        1
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                          (4 reviews)
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                                          House #1838051
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                                                                                            • 3 BR
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                                                                                            Cottage #6480314
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Cottage #458403
                                                                                              2
                                                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #6722756
                                                                                                3
                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #6993822
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6877430
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                                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                      House #734549
                                                                                                      2
                                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful, Peaceful, location with lots of privacy

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We really enjoyed our stay in this lovely place, from which we could see the ships arrive in the bay and the sea change colour with the weather. With woods, field and orchard views to the rear, we loved the privacy of feeling away from habitation, only our helpful host was anywhere close. We enjoyed the quiet, sunny decking relaxing with a glass of wine and a book. It was very convenient being less than a mile to three major supermarkets in one direction and the town of Penzance in the other. An ideal spot to visit many local attractions. The property was really well equipped, especially the kitchen and we received a warm welcome. Have stayed in many holiday rentals and found this to be an excellent one.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Wonderful 😀

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This is the first time that we have visited Sealanes and it certainly won't be the last! It was recommended by friends and what a recommendation. Light, airy, spotlessly clean and with everything that you could need plus fantastic views. We spent a lot of time looking at that view. Thanks so much Ali, we will be back x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 09, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017