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Above the Waves Penzance

 
 
£468 - £1372
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With breathtaking views across the sea and to the iconic St Michael's Mount, this stunning two bedroom Penthouse offers some of the finest views found in this prestigious development conveniently situated in the heart of Penzance. Bi-fold doors lead out from the spacious open-plan reception room to the large terrace where you can enjoy a glass of wine, taking in the mesmerizing views or simply watching the boats going in and out from the harbour below.

There are two bedrooms with doors out to a second terrace, a bathroom and en suite shower room as well as private parking. Above the waves is a luxury base from where to enjoy everything this wonderful part of Cornwall has to offer.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

two sofas, dining table and four chairs, TV, bi-fold doors to terrace, open plan kitchen, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, electric oven and hob, views out to sea.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, door out to side terrace, en suite with shower cubicle, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, door out to side terrace.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Outside areas

front facing decked terrace, table and four chairs, second side terrace accessed from bedrooms.

Additional information

parking space has restricted access so may only be suitable for small to medium size cars, alternative parking is available several minutes away in the main harbour car park - charges will apply, regrettably the property cannot accommodate babies or children under the age of 17, WiFi, short breaks available.

 

What a place to stay, it was fantastic in every way. Excellent views across the harbour. Close to the transport links, you don't even need a car to stay here. The town is on your door step to all the bars shops and restaurants. Lots to do and see,

August 2018

Lovely apartment in very convenient central location and with a great view of the harbour and St Michael’s Mount.

March 2018

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2018

1 January1061
6 Jan - 3 Feb468
10 Feb - 17 Feb490
24 Feb - 17 Mar468
24 March704
31 Mar - 7 Apr718
14 Apr - 28 Apr521
5 May685
12 May - 19 May716
26 May1031
2 Jun - 9 Jun888
16 Jun - 23 Jun963
30 June1074
7 July1129
14 July1150
21 Jul - 18 Aug1372
25 August1090
1 Sep - 8 Sep860
15 September808
22 September569
29 Sep - 13 Oct563
20 October646
27 Oct - 8 Dec468
15 Dec - 22 Dec852
29 Dec - 31 Dec1061

2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb468
16 February490
23 Feb - 30 Mar468
6 Apr - 13 Apr718
20 April704
27 April521
4 May685
11 May - 18 May716
25 May1031
1 Jun - 8 Jun888
15 Jun - 22 Jun963
29 June1074
6 July1129
13 July1150
20 July1276
27 Jul - 24 Aug1372
31 Aug - 7 Sep860
14 September808
21 September569
28 Sep - 12 Oct563
19 October646
26 October563
2 Nov - 14 Dec468
21 December835
28 Dec - 31 Dec1061
 

Penzance Holidays

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. The town has plenty of car parks that offer a weekly stay from £30. 

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.  

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.

Things to do 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.

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.

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Local events

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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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.

4th February 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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.

10th - 12th May 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2019

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.

14th - 28th September 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

What a place to stay, it was fantastic in every way. Excellent views across the harbour. Close to the transport links, you don't even need a car to stay here. The town is on your door step to all the bars shops and restaurants. Lots to do and see,

August 2018

Lovely apartment in very convenient central location and with a great view of the harbour and St Michael’s Mount.

March 2018

Warm, clean and well-cared for property with a fantastic view of the harbour.

October 2017

An almost picture perfect view over the harbour which you cannot tire of morning or night.The apartment offered an ideal location to access the very picturesque and quaint villages in the area as well as landmarks and places of interest which were in abundance.

July 2017

Absolutely Fabulous even the weather didn't spoil it We all had a fantastic holiday in a superb penthouse in a wonderful location Paul & Jayne King

June 2017

High quality, well equipped, fabulous views to watch the sunrise and we can't wait to return for this little (big!) bit of heaven above the waves.

June 2017

The apartment is great and the location is fantastic

April 2017

Fantastic location for A special holiday. Everything you could want for a carefree and relaxed stay in the best county in the country!

March 2017

Excellent property with superb facilities in a prime location. Must be one of the best views in Penzance.

December 2016

I would definitely reccomend this apartment. The most beautiful views from the balcony were enjoyed. Whole apartment block was very quiet. As for inside everything you need is provided couldn't have asked for a better holiday. Well worth the money. Owner has taken great care in providing a comfortable place to stay. Loved every second of it

November 2016

Fabulous place in a lovely position. Covered in parking space was great. Everything in the apartment you could wish for. We have booked the same apartment (Above the Waves) again for next year. Thank you to whoever owns it for a lovely accommodation (wish it was ours). :-)

July 2016

Beautifully appointed apartment with stunning views, has everything required for a perfect holiday stay, loved watched the boats coming and going, hopefully we will return.

April 2016

Beautiful apartment, lounge with fabulous views in all weathers, found it difficult leave!

April 2016

The apartment was the best accommodation we have ever stayed in. Its central location with exceptional views of the harbour and the bay. Having our meals on the balcony looking out to sea was something not to forget.

June 2015

This is a spectacular property. Not only was everything 5 star in its appointments, but the view of the harbor was constantly entertaining to us. I can't imagine a better location.

June 2015

Top quality apartment with stunning views. Good value for your money. No need to worry if you can't get your car in the space provided the public car park is across the road and we could keep an eye on it from the apartment

May 2015

If I tell everyone how gorgeous it is they will all want to book it, so I'm keeping quiet...!

April 2015

Wonderful views and comfortable beds. Good convenient location for day trips to the Scilly Isles and other parts of Cornwall. We had a lovely week.

March 2015

It's a fabulous apartment. High specification. Comfortable. Fantastic views.

March 2015

Once you stay at Above the Waves you will not want your holiday to end. Only place to stay in Penzance

November 2014

The views are out of this world regardless of the weather,no need for the television,just get your wine and sit in or out accordingly.

October 2014

I don't want to shout too loud as we will want to book this apartment at least half a dozen times next year!

October 2014

We loved this gorgeous penthouse apartment and the wonderful sea and harbour views. We walked many miles along the coast path which was on the doorstep and came to love the many charms of Penzance.

September 2014

We had a lovely time thanks

September 2014

 
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