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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, short breaks available.


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 making holidays in Penzance a jet-set-style holiday you can enjoy without climbing on a plane.


Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the UK’s most westerly 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 meaning sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount. It also means balmy days on one of the nearby beaches are always calling.

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, Penzance holidays offer something for everyone with lots to see and do. It’s also within a stone’s throw of some of the prettiest places to visit in Cornwall, which are always worth exploring during your stay.

Penzance has secret treats too if you take the time to explore. For a start, the very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to discover the town this way and you will uncover its beautiful parks as well as its Regency and Georgian architecture. 

Penzance also benefits from a wonderful community and comes alive throughout the year with different events and traditions that add waves of colour and music to the seaside town.

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Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

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Beaches in and near Penzance

With Mount’s Bay providing a beautiful alcove of beaches and the surrounding Penwith coast showing off exactly what west Cornwall has to offer, beach days in Penzance are always on the agenda.

Longrock Beach – Nestled halfway between Marazion and Penzance, this long stretch of sand is great for families. The water remains quite shallow, making it ideal for those who aren’t confident swimmers as well as windsurfers.

Marazion Beach – There are few views from the beach as impressive as Marazion where your beach day benefits from the impressive St Michael’s Mount standing guard over the bay. Stroll across the causeway at low tide, explore the rockpools or tuck into a fish and chips on the rocks.

Perranuthnoe Beach – With a beach café that serves delicious homemade cakes and ice creams, and a ramp for easy access, Peranuthnoe is popular with locals and visitors alike. The expanse of sand, which is second to none for sandcastles, means there’s plenty of room for everyone.

Places to visit near Penzance

Stay in a self catering cottage in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages, each with their own individual characters and charm. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn while a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro, community atmosphere and famous Christmas lights. 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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Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

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Penzance Literary Festival

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Things to do in Penzance

Jubilee Pool

This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido. There is also an excellent café and a delightfully warm geothermal pool. 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!

Parks and gardens

Morrab Garden is a sub-tropical garden in the heart of Penzance with Victorian fountains and a bandstand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy with its wonderful photographic archives and collections. Full of trees and squirrels, Penlee Park has a specific dog-free and child-friendly play area making it ideal for families.

Art galleries

Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with an excellent cafe) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings as well as more contemporary works. Along the various streets and alleys lie many other superb galleries featuring a mix of local and national artists. Further afield, you have the renowned Newlyn Exchange and the wondrous Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, which is home to many incredible sculptures throughout its grounds. Or, if you want to create your own art, why not embark on one of Penwith’s popular painting holidays to really make the most of Cornish scenery.

Shopping in Penzance

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 that Penzance enjoys. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance giving a really unique backdrop to your shopping. By way of shops, you’ll find everything from boutiques to big names as well as delis and food shops that are jam-packed with tempting, locally sourced treats.


Penzance, with its recently resurfaced prom and surrounding coastline, is perfectly placed to enjoy some stunning Cornish walks. The further to the west you go, the more rugged and captivating the coastline – although be warned, in Penwith, the more beautiful the view, the steeper the trek to reach it! Our favourite stretch has to be between Mousehole all the way along to the Minack Theatre, which provides days upon days of incredible coastal walks. During your treks, make sure to keep an eye out for some of Cornwall’s ancient sites, which can be found scattered around the wild landscape.

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 ideal for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Penzance for ideas on where to refuel.

Dog-friendly Penzance

With the sights and smells of the nearby beaches and plenty of dog-friendly pubs (Admiral Benbow is particularly popular with dogs and people alike), Penzance is a wonderful place for a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. There are also some great dog-friendly beaches nearby so you can enjoy a proper romp in the sand with your furry best friend.

Events in Penzance

Golowan Festival – Happening every year towards the end of June, Penzance’s Golowan Festival (also known as Mazey Day) is a bright and cheerful celebration of midsummer and promises an array of colour, music and festivities. Watch the parade of intricate puppets that dance through the streets, cheer on the Morris dancers and browse your way through the collection of stalls that sell everything from jewellery to mouth-watering foods.

Penzance Literary Festival - One for all the bookworms out there, the Penzance Literary Festival in July celebrates words in all forms from written to spoken to sung! Come along and catch the many performances, take part in literary discussions and even try your hand at creating your own stuff with the many workshops that take place.

Christmas in Penzance – With Christmas lights turning the whole stretch of coast between St Michael’s Mount and Mousehole into a glittering display, a jovial walk (or drive) is always a great way to get in the festive spirit. In town, you’ll find shop windows awash with intricate displays that tie in with a chosen theme as businesses from all over the town take part in an annual Christmas competition to dazzle shoppers. Santa never misses Penzance when doing the rounds, as you can always find him sitting happily in his grotto during the light switch on. Fairs, processions, and costumed antics take place throughout December, so you’re always in for a spectacle or two when you visit at Christmas.


Getting around

Literally at the end of the line, Penzance is well-placed for holiday makers that prefer the train to a car. For those wanting to tour Mount’s Bay on foot (or on two wheels), there is a superb path that runs right the way along from Marazion to Mousehole, making excellent use of the promenade in Penzance. You can often find food vans along the prom, allowing for a quick refuel with a view during your jaunt. For those with a car, there are numerous car parks around the town as well as in the surrounding villages so you can enjoy Penwith by foot, car, bike or even boat!

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.