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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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                                                                                                      Penzance Cottages - Self Catering Holidays (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Cosy comfortable cottage in Penzance

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      The cottage is cosy and comfortable and ideally located in the centre of Penzance. Restaurants, pubs and shops are all within a couple of minutes walk, but as the cottage is tucked away and located off a courtyard, it's very quiet (apart from some rather loud seagulls!) The only downside is that to access the parking space, you have to go down a very narrow alleyway, and as people park on the double yellow lines opposite, it's sometimes impossible to turn into the alleyway and very difficult to get out again. However, we did manage to find a space on the roadside leading up to the cottage, so parked there instead. Once inside, the cottage is warm and welcoming. The open plan ground floor is light and spacious and it was great to be able to sit outside in the courtyard in the September sunshine. The double room in the eaves is lovely, with a comfortable bed and nice ensuite bathroom. We cooked in the cottage for a couple of nights, and the kitchen is generally well equipped, although we'd have liked a potato masher! We loved the artwork and decorative bits and pieces and would be very happy to stay again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect cottage and location for two people.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Herbert Cottage is a truly beautiful home. It is full of paintings and other objets d’art produced mainly by local artists and are a delight to view. It is very well equipped and very comfortable to live in. Parking wasn’t a problem. Newlyn is a great place to stay and has so much to offer. There is excellent seafood available at the Tolcarne Inn and Mackerel Sky and also lovely cheese, fruit and vegetables from the local shops. It’s a great location for visiting beautiful beaches, coast paths and it’s not far to walk to both Mousehole and Penzance. Lenn is a very friendly guy and will give you plenty of advice and recommendations to ensure you have a great time. We hope to book the cottage again at some time in in the future.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2017