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1 Rosevean Cottages

£358 - £678 per week

Tucked away and virtually opposite an impressive church, No. 1 Rosevean Cottage is a delightful and cosy little cottage and the perfect bolthole for two. Rosevean Cottage has been tastefully and very thoughtfully decorated and furnished to provide an extremely charming and comfortable holiday home, a perfect retreat to head back to after a day exploring this beautiful part of West Cornwall. Recently renovated this cute cottage is conveniently located to enjoy the delights Penzance has to offer.

A five minute walk will bring you to the very heart of this charming seaside town with its array of shops, galleries, pubs and restaurants. The world famous Minack Theatre is within 20 minutes by car as is the artists' colony of St Ives and The Tate Gallery. Air and sea transport links to the sub-tropical Isles of Scilly are also based in Penzance, you can very easily book a day trip and have the most magical day out to these exotic islands.

Sitting/dining room

sofa, TV/DVD, table and two chairs.


dishwasher, fridge with freezer box, electric oven, hob, stairs leading upstairs.


double bed, TV.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside area

bistro table and chairs, outside shed to store bikes.

Additional information

Please note the stairs in the property are narrow and steep, and not suitable for those with mobility issues. Electrical night storage heaters throughout, WiFi.


Fantastic service and quick friendly suggestions for a last minute booking 1 week in advance, (which unfortunately my booking with a local hotel was cut 5 days short) I wouldn't recommend that one would be so lucky in the summer, but all the same goes during Christmas period. Good price and a quaint stay! Many thanks I will certainly go to this first before considering hotels.

December 2021

1 Rosevean Cottages is cosy and ideal for one person or a couple. Wifi, TV and enough kitchen equipment. Easy walking downhill to the train or buses or Eastern Green Beach and for the shops via Causeway Head. Very quiet.

December 2021

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Holidays in Penzance

On a sunny day, St. Michael’s Mount, Mount's Bay and Penzance seafront might be mistaken for the Mediterranean. Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the town has been a popular resort since the Napoleonic wars when the wealthier English people were cut off from the continent and searched closer to home for fresh air and the newly-discovered benefits of sea-bathing. The temperature in Penzance is always a little warmer than elsewhere; sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount.

Penzance is great for short breaks out of season and there are many boating trips from the harbour that will take you to explore the West Coast from the sea. Due to its excellent road and rail links, holidays in Penzance offer something for everyone; beaches, rock pools, coastal path walking, National Trust and English Heritage sites, restaurants and galleries.

Penzance has secret treats; if you take the time to explore. For a start it’s a good town for walking. The very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to explore the town this way and you will discover its beautiful parks, its Regency and Georgian architecture.  

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

Penzance: 'Montpelier' of Cornwall

The oldest part of town is the quayside at Penzance’s Inner Harbour. The Dry Dock, Quay Street, Battery Rocks. The original promenade was built in 1844.

You can walk Penzance Promenade from Battery Rocks to Wherrytown, where there is one of two Penzance skateparks. From Wherrytown, keep to the seafront across Newlyn Green and you are in Newlyn. In all a 30 minute stroll, depending how long Jnr. wants to spend skateboarding. There is also a proper-job boating pool at Wherrytown for sailing those radio-controlled (and sail-driven) boats that just don’t get anywhere in the bath at home.

The arrival of the railway in 1852 made the ‘Montpelier of England’ (John Betjeman 1964 Shell Guide) even more accessible. 

Many interesting boats visit Mounts Bay, from the surreal floating yacht-hotels to mighty ships like the four-masted windjammer, KruzenshternThere is a Sailing Club and The Mounts Bay Lugger Association which, as its name suggests, celebrates the beauty of the Cornish Lugger, a traditional fishing boat.

Penzance has two harbour-side pubs: The Dock Inn and The Dolphin. The Dolphin is reputedly the first place in Britain where tobacco was smoked and the hanging judge, Judge Jefferies, is reputed to have held court here in the 1700s after the Monmouth Rebellion.

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Places to visit near Penzance

Stay self catering in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages with their own individual characters. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn whilst a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro and community atmosphere. Take a stroll along the coast to Marazion beach or venture in the opposite direction to the beautiful Lamorna Cove. For more ideas, check out our blog post on Days out around Penzance.

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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Things to do in Penzance

The Jubilee Pool
This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido.  There is also an excellent cafe. The pool opens from the end of May until September.  Even in winter, some hardy year-round swimmers use battery rocks (just north of Jubilee Pool) for their daily dip!

Morrab Garden
A sub-tropical garden with Victorian fountains and a band-stand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy.  The photographic archives and collections are wonderful. 

Penlee Park
Full of tress and squirrels, there is a specific dog-free and child-friendly play-park within the park. Penzance Tennis Club abuts the park and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with excellent cafe) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings.

Shopping in Penzance
Market Jew Street is the main high street and like all high streets, it is in the process of adapting to new out of town shopping habits. However not all town centres have the beautiful granite terrace and arcade steps, the iron railings; or retain the architecture of previous generations above the modern shop frontages. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance.

Causewayhead leads up from the town centre.  A pedestrianised street, this is Penzance's third main retail street. Half way up is the Savoy cinema, said to be the oldest continually running cinema in the British Isles.

Eating out
Penzance self catering holidays are perfect; Chapel Street leads up from the harbour to the town centre where you will find a range of restaurants and pubs as well as independent shops and houses of historic interest and importance. Lavenders Deli on Alverton Street is perfect for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Marazion for ideas on where to refuel during your self catering holiday in Penzance. Or if you fancy a restaurant with spectacular views, The Bay in Penzance is the place to go. Read more on our blog: Restaurants with the best views in West Cornwall.

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.

Fantastic service and quick friendly suggestions for a last minute booking 1 week in advance, (which unfortunately my booking with a local hotel was cut 5 days short) I wouldn't recommend that one would be so lucky in the summer, but all the same goes during Christmas period. Good price and a quaint stay! Many thanks I will certainly go to this first before considering hotels.

1 Rosevean Cottages is cosy and ideal for one person or a couple. Wifi, TV and enough kitchen equipment. Easy walking downhill to the train or buses or Eastern Green Beach and for the shops via Causeway Head. Very quiet.

Small property, clean, neat and tidy. Easy access to Penzance and the train/bus station. We have stayed here in the past and would probably do so again. Lorraine (Derbyshire U K)

Loved this cottage it was tiny but had everything we needed. A bath and the dishwasher was a nice bonus. Location was good and parking a little way from the property was better (Coombs Road) due to the road being so narrow. Very quiet area. Would stay again

Cottage is located in a good area in Penzance, it’s close to everything you need and nicely tucked away where it’s quiet and away from busy roads etc. The cottage is small but has everything you need for two people. One thing I would be aware of is that the roads are really narrow around where cottage is located so if you’re planning to drive be cautious it may take you a while to find a spot to park nearby (I imagine this is common in lots of places in Cornwall but just something to be aware of) kitchen was well equipped with stuff to cook etc. Had a very enjoyable stay.

What a lovely little hidden cosy cottage high on hill . If you are travelling by train I recommend to get a taxi from the station .I have been to Penzance many times in the past ,the last time was in 2007 .One of the changes is that the town centre doesnt allow many cars through so there didn't seem to be as much footfall . I had such a lovely time I didn't want to go home and I stayed another week .Thanks to the aspects office ladies for their help ,very pleasant to deal with.

Fantastic holiday, comfortable accommodation, great location.

An excellent find. Clean tidy nicely decorated. Ideal base to travel around this beautiful part of Cornwall. Stayed before and will return again. The tea coffee milk wine fresh flowers crisps and even strawberries and cream were very much appreciated. Many Thanks to the owner. We highly recommend this cottage. Lorraine and Kev Chesterfield

Cosy cottage, opposite church (not on the corner as shown when you google it), much nicer position. Lovely quiet position, close to train and bus station. Kitchen really well equipped. Welcoming wine, milk, crisps, coffee and tea from thoughtful owner. Fresh flowers. Not just towels supplied even beach towels provided. Very comfortable bed, we heartily recommend it!

A very cosy and comfortable cottage in a brilliant location, only five minutes' walk from the centre of Penzance.

We felt immediately at home at this tiny but cosy cottage. It is lovely decorated and very well equiped (hair dryer, iron board, mircowave and much more). Read the exact directions carefully - especially when you arrive in the dark. The lane opposite the church can easily be overlooked.

This quaint tiny cottage was lovely throughout, immaculately clean, close to town,bus and train station. (Ideal for two people). Had everything we needed including flowers and wine on arrival. Would most certainly return and recommend. A great little find. Thank you Lorraine and Kev Chesterfield Derbyshire.

The cottage was lovely, cosy and homely to stay in! Very well equipped as well as a lovely location too! We enjoyed our holiday but what we loved was returning to our little cottage in the evening! It was a home away from home! We didn't want to leave!

Quiet, cosy and well located for Penzance rail and bus stations as well as the town centre. Characterful and good value. We enjoyed our stay.

Delightful little cottage, in a quiet location but close to the town centre. Would definitely recommend staying here - it's well-equipped and nicely decorated and, although there is no allocated parking, we managed to park on the roads close by. Great base for exploring the west of Cornwall.

Would recommend staying at Rosevean Cottage, i look forward very much to staying at the cottage in the future

Lovely cottage in a great location In central Penzance. Would reccomend!

Very compact accommodation conveniently placed for the town and for getting out. Facilities pretty good and well arranged.