Whirlygig cottage is a quirky newly restored cottage in a quiet part of historic Penzance. A 2 minute walk from the harbourside rail and bus station makes this the perfect base for exploring SW Cornwall without a car. With its contemporary/retro styling the 1 bedroom cottage offers natural slate floors with underfloor heating, modern fully equiped kitchen, Sky TV/DVD. Modern bathroom and kingsize bed.
- Cottage430 sq. ft.
- Separate WCs0
- Minimum Stay7 nights
Newly restored Old Town cottage nr harbour, beaches, galleries, & coastal path
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- within a few hours
- English, French
- Calendar last updated:
- 19 Jun 2018
About Lynn Chamberlain
An artist and scientist by profession with 30 years experience as furniture makers and antique restorers. As serial renovators this french based couple wanted a cosy Cornish bolthole to remind them of whats best of England.
Lynn Chamberlain purchased this Cottage in 2014
Why Lynn Chamberlain chose Penzance
Perfect location near the harbourside rail and bus stations makes it perect for exporing Cornwall by its surprisingly wonderful and inexpensive public transport system. Its faster and cheaper than by car usually and much less stressful than local roads. We wanted somthing with comfortable and with character but small enough to be warm and cosy.
What makes this Cottage unique
The location. Its 2 mins from the sea, the stations yet very quiet. Coming from rural France we love being able to walk out of the front door and into the independant shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and cinema minutes away. We love the fact that Penzance is a real town, not just a tourist spot but just as charming as any but with better amenities.
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This tiny cottage, handily placed for the railway and bus stations, has been stylishly converted for use by a couple as a holiday retreat, well equipped and dressed with care by its owners. we are envious of the 'Ercol' furniture and the accent colour used throughout.
All in all a brilliant stay in a pleasant place with excellent transport links over west Cornwall.
Thank you Mike for your review. So pleased that you liked the decor.... I had great fun hunting pieces down to give the cottage a retro feel and it's nice to know it was worth the effort. Best wishes. Lynn and Scott
Perfect in Penzance
While the place is small, it is quite comfortable. Exceptional location for basing yourself. Better towels would be preferred as what was provided were threadbare and thin. The stairs are tricky for us older types. It is not a king size bed as advertised. Barely a queen. Not sure where you'd sleep a third person as the couch is not the most comfortable.
For two people who are using the place as a base and you are outside most of the time, it is perfect.
The cottage is small and essentially it is a couples cottage. For flexibility we offer a small fold up foam mattress for young children. This fits along the main bed or downstairs in the living room. We always make sure that potential visitors are aware of this before we take a booking. The mattress is a UK king size mattress. ( 150 x 200 mm) Sizing is different in the USA. I wasn’t aware about the towels but we will change them immediately . It is paramount that our guests enjoy their stay with us and I am very sorry you had so many issues. Lynn and Scott.
Sweet cottage, everything you need, great location
Loved it , very comfortable, cozy, a lovely stay
Nice cottage. Close to public transport.
Compact cottage. Modern inside and well stocked with utensils. Only thing mussed was a garden.
Wonderful little cosy cottage
Had a wonderful week. Cottage centrally located, easy access to bus station and town. Will definitely book again as accommodation was spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and quirky. Would highly recommend.
Thanks for your great review and very happy to hear you had a you had a great holiday. Lynn and Scott
An absolutely 'brilliant' cottage in excellent location.
It was our first visit to Penzance and we had a great time. The cottage was excellent with everything we needed for a weeks break. It was 'spotlessly' clean and furnished to a high standard. As we had decided to travel by train from South Wales its location was perfect, being only 2 minutes from the railway station with Europcar Car Hire based at the station car park, which made it very convenient to hire a car for the week. If you like a quiet drink then we recommend the Lamp & Whistle just around the corner which sells a wide range of local ales.
Would love to stay at the cottage again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.
Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed Penzance as much as we do. Lynn and Scott
Penzance with its mix of Georgian and Regency houses and cosy fishermans cottages is the perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall. The bay and St Michaels Mount make the sea look mediterranean , a feeling enhanced by the tropical planting. This just renovated 19thC fishermans cottage is les than half a kilometre from the rail and coach station making it ideal for those wanting to leave the car at home. It is actually far easier, quicker and cheaper to hop on the train or bus to St Ives, Falmouth, Truru etc than it is to drive and park. The independant cinema, Acorn theatre and hundreds of interesting independant shops are a stones throw away.