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Compass Rose

£429 - £1114 per week

A traditional semi detached property which commands a panoramic vista towards the Lizard Peninsula in the east and the fishing village of Mousehole in the far west, with Mount's Bay dominated by the iconic island of St Michael's Mount taking centre stage. A five minute walk down into the town of Marazion leads you to shops, pubs and numerous local eateries, and of course the beach, while only a few miles away Penzance, St Ives and Land's End are ready to be explored. The more energetic will find easy access to the cycle path from Marazion to Mousehole or the famous South West Coast Path.

Entrance via external stone steps

with door to:

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, separate WC.

Kitchen/dining/living area

electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave. Dining table with six chairs. Two sofas, TV/DVD, electric fire, picture window with French door to terrace, extensive sea views. Door to stairs and snug area.


sofa, window with French door to terrace.

Stairs to first floor


bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed.

Outside area

patios to side and front, sun terrace, all with excellent sea views, steep steps up to wild hillside at the rear.

Additional information

storage heating and electric heaters, two parking spaces at bottom of steps leading to property, WiFi, short breaks available.


We had a lovely couple of days at Compass Rose, the view from the lounge and front bedrooms is amazing. The house was very clean and comfortable, we enjoyed walking down to the village and the beach, but the walk back up is pretty steep!

November 2020

A lovely property with fantastic views. We loved it at Compass Rose and would definitely book again.

August 2020

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St Michael's Mount

St Michael’s Mount sits majestically on an island out at sea and can be reached via a cobbled causeway at low tide or at other times by the 'St Michael' amphibious vehicle! Visit the sub-tropical gardens that surround the castle or step inside the castle walls to explore the myths and legends that surround this iconic landmark. Read more about St Michael's Mount or view our St Michael's Mount webcam.

Marazion Beach

Conveniently located a moment away from the world famous St Michael's Mount, Marazion beach is found in the heart of Mounts Bay, recently elected as one of the 'most beautiful bays in the world'. It’s the perfect beach for family holidays in Marazion, with cafés just above the sand, lifeguards on hand and clean and safe waters. Despite its beauty and convenience for holiday makers, it remains surprisingly quiet compared to other Cornish beaches. It’s perfect for beach and sea sports and you can even take your horse for a quick gallop across the sands! The long sandy beach that stretches towards Long Rock is a popular windsurfing, kite surfing and sailing spot amongst locals and holiday makers alike. Mounts Bay provides ideal conditions for watersports, and kite surfing and stand up paddleboarding lessons are available with Ocean High for those looking to make the most of the outdoors. Find out more things to do at Marazion Beach >

Venture Eastwards and you'll find Marazion Beach East, or Steps Beach. This dog-friendly beach is favoured by locals as it is quiet due to its limited access and rocky shore, but it is perfect for dog walking, and collecting driftwood after a storm. Children will enjoy the many rock pools when the tide is out. Accessible via Leys Lane or from Marazion beach if you don't mind climbing over the rocks!

Things to do in Marazion

Marazion Town Centre

A wander around Marazion itself is a must for those who love exploring shops. Marazion is an ancient market town with a rich history of smuggling, sea commerce and pilgrimage. Nowadays, the town has numerous galleries, gift shops and cafes along the winding streets with plenty of traditional architecture to look at along the way. 

RSPB Nature Reserve - Marazion Marsh

Just a short walk from the town you will find Marazion Marsh, a freshwater habitat, which is home to Cornwall's largest reed bed. This nature reserve is extremely popular with bird watchers all year round and in winter, it's not uncommon to see thousands of starlings flocking here to roost on the marsh. Read more on our blog.

Marazion Museum

Located in the town hall, this fascinating museum features lots of local artifacts and interesting finds and information on this historic market town. 

Marazion in Bloom

Every summer, the residents of Marazion put on a spectaular floral display from hanging baskets, window boxes and planters. Prizes are awarded for the best displays and locals compete for the award of best presented home and business property. This alone is well worth a visit. 

Walks around Marazion

Located on the South West Coast Path, there are stunning walks across Mounts Bay to Penzance, and to Prussia Cove in the opposite direction. Walking inland, you have 'St Michael's Way'. Thought to be used by pilgrims wanting to avoid the treacherous waters around Land's End, this popular walk runs coast to coast from St Ives to Marazion. This 12 mile walk finishes at Marazion Marsh which can get quite muddy so be sure to bring appropriate footwear! Read more about walking in Marazion on our blog post: Walking in Cornwall: Marazion Walks.

Places to eat in Marazion

Marazion has a good selection of eateries to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to dine out at a restaurant on a special occasion or simply grab a bite to eat to enjoy on the beach, you will find everything you need for a Marazion self catering holiday. From quaint delicatessen style cafes and up market fine dining, to traditional pubs, Marazion offers a wide selection of local Cornish cuisine, all within a short walk of one another. Enjoy a traditional Cornish pasty, stop off at the Godolphin Arms after a day at the beach and enjoy the spectacular views of St Michaels Mount, or visit the 'Delicious' cafe for spot of lunch in a cozy atmosphere. Read our Guide to eating out in Marazion.

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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

TBC 2021

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 2021

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

TBC 2021

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.


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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

7th - 10th July 2021

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!


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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.


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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

TBC 2021

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2021

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We had a lovely couple of days at Compass Rose, the view from the lounge and front bedrooms is amazing. The house was very clean and comfortable, we enjoyed walking down to the village and the beach, but the walk back up is pretty steep!

Fantastic location and views , downstairs modern, clean and all appliances you could need also bonus of a playroom for kids . Upstairs is very dated especially bathroom , storage and blow heaters only also but as we spent most time downstairs or out walking this would not stop us staying here again at all we had a brilliant holiday.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to see that you all had brilliant holiday and that you enjoyed the amazing location of the property, along with the breath-taking views across the bay that come with it. We were sorry to see that you found the upstairs of the property to be dated. The owner recently refurbished downstairs, so we are glad that you liked the changes there and we were happy in reading that the upstairs did not detract at all from your holiday. We will be sure to pass your comments over to the property owners regarding the upstairs and will look into your comments during the property inspection. Thanks again, we hope to welcome you back again soon. Ben, Customer Services.

A lovely property with fantastic views. We loved it at Compass Rose and would definitely book again.

Bathroom looks like a mid 80s original, as do the bedrooms, but the beds look newish and the main bedroom is passably comfortable.

Tired, dark fittings in kitchen, dim and not great to cook in - it was clean but everything felt well worn. New-ish cooker and washing machine, but the brown tumble dryer looked old.

Good sized but loud fridge/ freezer. Garden reasonably tidy if a little bit rustic.

The house has fantastic views of the bay from the dining room, the living room, and the main bedroom.

The living room is large, warm and comfortable, with up to date furnishings, and a decent TV/ freesat and good wifi.

Was a bit disappointed with the way recycling worked due to the council system and facilities at accommodation, but plenty of recycling options at Morrisons down the road to Penzance.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback. We try to offer a wide range of properties that will suit the varied tastes, budgets and requirements that guests will have for holiday accommodation. Whilst the decor and style of this property is more dated in comparison to others, we try to show this as best as possible within the photos and it is priced accordingly, taking into account things like style of decor, its size, the amazing location, available facilities including parking, which is at a premium in Marazion, sea views and so on. That said, we have passed on all your feedback along with other guests' recommendations and our own suggestions from an inspection that we have since carried out, and we are very pleased to report that the owner is going to be renovating/modernising the kitchen and utility area and has further plans to continue updating the property in the future. We hope that we will see you back here one day so that you can see all the changes that the owner makes. Thanks again. Tanya, Customer Services

We've not been to Cornwall for a long time but really enjoyed our holiday. The house is in a wonderful part of Cornwall and Marazion is a lovely place to stay (The Cutty Sark, The fish and chip shop and The Rock cafe in town, all good for food). We enjoyed watching the day-trippers going to mount, fill the car parks. We suggest you visit all the 'local' attractions(St Ives, Minack theatre, Lands End and plenty more) as the A38 and A30 can be nightmare. This time we came in the school holiday period and I found it very busy. (In some of the places SO many people) and that spoilt it a little. The weather wasn't the best and we didn't have the beach day we were hoping for. (The beaches are class in Cornwall The house was spotless and the welcome package was a nice touch.

We enjoyed our holiday and didn't want to come home

We'll be back

The Loxleys

Visited 24th August to 31st August 2019

wonderful house with a perfect view of the sea and St Michaels Mount. Well equiped with everything you need. Very good and friendly contact with the Agency. We would return everytime.

Compass Rose is a very cosy but spacious holiday cottage with breathtaking views across Mounts Bay from the Dining room, lounge and front bedrooms. The property is especially good for parents with children with the lounge layout excellent. The heating system in the property is very efficient even in colder weather, there is also plenty of hot water available day and night. We have been three years in succession and would highly recommend this property.

The cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the south coast. It is situated so as to give wonderful views of the bay with all its ‘quiet’ water sports. It is a comfortable,relaxed place to spend either one or two weeks holiday.

A very Cosy Cottage with unsurpassed views of Mounts Bay, the lay out lends itself to parties of mixed ages, ours was 4 - 72 years, this was our second visit and a wonderful time was had by all.

We spent a wonderful week in Cornwall which was enhanced by the cottage to which we returned each afternoon as if to ones own home. There are good places to eat within walking distance and so much to do in the area. All within a short drive. We will hope to return soon.

Great location with fabulous views.

This is a value for money, excellent, cosy, warm, well appointed cottage with excellent panoramic views over Mounts bay and surrounding countryside. The full height windows in the lounge, Dining room and front bedrooms give uninterrupted views whether waking up, dining or Lounging. The layout of the cottage is ideal for any family with plenty of space, and ideal furnishings even for little children, (we had one aged 5 the other 3), they absolutely loved it. The ouside patio area is also lovely, with plenty of little wild birds and a great view of St Michaels Mount. The neighbours were most friendly and helpful making our stay even better. We hope to return soon.

Excellent view of St Michaels Mount. Easy walk into Marazion. Very useful local general store. Service received from Aspects in terms of administration excellent.

Watching the sunset over the entire bay from the patio was amazing.

Comfortable, with great views.

For our grandchildren Compass Rose was like living in a fairy tale with the views across to the magical St Michael's Mount.