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Above the Waves
Penzance

£507 - £1490 per week
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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 balcony where you can enjoy a glass of wine, taking in the mesmerising views or simply watching the boats going in and out from the harbour below.

There are two bedrooms with doors out to the balcony which stretches across the front and side of the apartment. Above the waves is a luxury base from where to enjoy everything this wonderful part of Cornwall has to offer.

Entrance

communal entrance up internal stairs or via lift, front door into hallway with doors leading to:

Bedroom 1

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

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, door out to balcony.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

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

Balcony

large south west facing balcony accessed from bedrooms and sitting/dining/kitchen area, table and four chairs.

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, No children under 17, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Probably the best apartment in Penzance! Had a lovely stay, enjoyed the amazing views, sunrises and being in the middle of a starling murmuration each evening!

December 2021

A wonderful week in Penzance. Above the Waves is superbly located 2 minutes walk from shops and town centre with superb views of the sea and harbour. Highly recommend and would like to return.

November 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.

Did you know...

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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Events

Montol Festival

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. 

21st December 2022

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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 the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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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.

Walks

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.

Probably the best apartment in Penzance! Had a lovely stay, enjoyed the amazing views, sunrises and being in the middle of a starling murmuration each evening!

A wonderful week in Penzance. Above the Waves is superbly located 2 minutes walk from shops and town centre with superb views of the sea and harbour. Highly recommend and would like to return.

good location, walk to town, good shops and pubs, lovely views ever changing, parking.Beautiful apartment.

Amazing view and location will definitely book again.

The Above The Waves apartment is located overlooking the bay of Penzance and its harbour which has some breathtaking views. It's a beautiful apartment, having everything you need and one I very much would like to return to. My main issue was with the sofas and armchairs which were very uncomfortable. I do hope they can be changed!!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Those views are pretty spectacular aren't they. I could sit there and look out at those all day! We are glad that you liked it too. It can be very difficult to find things like mattresses, sofas and armchairs that will suit everyone's taste, everyone being different; but it is a shame to hear that the sofas and armchairs were not to your preference. Your feedback is automatically sent to owners, so that they can see guest suggestions. The owner has said that she is not currently looking to replace these, but we will of course continue to monitor feedback on these areas. Thanks for your review and we hope to see you back here in Cornwall soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Great apartment. Fantastic views. Ideal hub to explore Cornwall

What an amazing apartment. View is outstanding and standard of accommodation was very high. Spotlessly clean and had everything you could ask for or need. Aspects communication throughout was consistent and professional. Excellent!!

A wonderfully comfortable, modern apartment with a wrap-around balcony which gives super views over Penzance harbour and St Michael's Mount. it has high quality beds and bed linen and is generally very well equipped Parking is slight issue but only when cars in the adjoining space are poorly or inconsiderately parked. We would definitely stay here again

This lovely apartment is really well positioned in Penzance. It’s very clean and very well equipped. We have lived our week here and have booked for next year.

A great location in a well appointed apartment. I would heartily recommend

Definitely our favourite place to stay when visiting the area, excellent position for all amenities. View is second to none. A good place to relax and unwind or to get out and about.

A wonderful apartment with a panoramic view of Penzance harbour and St Michael’s Mount; a delight to watch whatever the weather. It was very well equipped and the beds were extremely comfortable. Bed linen, towels and kitchen equipment were all of good quality. The location is very convenient for train and bus station. We would stay here again.

Probably the best apartment in Penzance!

Lovely property in a good location with great views whatever the weather. Within a short walk from the Train and Bus Stations. 5 minutes from shops. Apartment was very clean, well equipped and welcome Prosecco was very gratefully received. Would thoroughly recommend and will definitely stay again

Fantastic. Great location for exploring the south west of Cornwall. Booked again for next year. Says it all.

Fantastic apartment with great views. Ideally placed to explore the surrounding areas. That good we booked again for next year.

Had a great week in Penzance, apartment was very clean and well equipped with good views over the harbour. Communication from Aspect holidays was great - we will definitely use them again.

This is an amazing apartment mostly for its Panoramic views and location to many of Cornwall’s amazing scenery. Access was easy and there is a lift to the apartment which is on the 4th floor. Although many of the apartments in the block appear to be residential we barely saw anyone during our stay which was peaceful and relaxing. The apartment is spacious and well equipped with good quality appliances and furnishings. The beds were very comfortable and the Prosecco, shortbread biscuits and fresh roses made for a lovely welcome. There are a good choice of books to read should you wish. I particularly enjoyed a book left by the owners on the buildings of Penzance many of which you can see from the apartment itself. There are numerous supermarkets a 5 minute drive away or smaller supermarkets within walking distance. The apartment is accessed Via security gates and has its own undercover parking space which requires you to park very close to a pillar. We have a Ford Mondeo but this was not a problem. I imagine if you had an SUV this could be more of an issue although there is alternative parking across the road in the Harbour car park at a cost. We didn’t eat out on this occasion but there are nice restaurants nearby and we can recommend Fraser’s fish and chips on the promenade. It does come with a high price tag during the peak season but we felt it was justified for it’s fabulous view. Hoping to return in the future.

We had great service from Aspects as always. We'd recommend the Pirates Rest for takeaway fish and chips.

We had a lovely stay at above the waves The apt is central to everything in a great spot and was quiet and relaxing. The views were stunning and can't wait to return. All fittings and furnishing were of a very high standard, great ensuite and comfy beds, welcome tray and flowers were much appreciated. We found the apt very warm and welcoming as were the people of Penzance.

A beautiful property, with probably the best view in Penzance

Our fourth time at Above the Waves, which probably says it all. It's a very spacious, warm and comfortable flat with amazing views to the end of the Lizard. We've only stayed in the winter when it's wonderful for weather and wave watching. All furnishings and equipment are high quality and there are plenty of crocks, pans and cutlery for those who like to cook - no cheeseparing here! The nearest shop is less than five minutes away, the remainder and the cinema, galleries, restaurants and theatre all within ten minutes.

Super flat for exploring this area of Cornwall either by public transport or by car. Great views of bay - loved watching all the harbour side action. Flat has everything you need and tastefully decorated throughout.

Incredible views and lovely flat. An excellent position, near the shops and restaurant but yet very quiet. The weather wasn’t particularly kind but even on a rainy day there was so much to look at from the huge windows . It was so nice to be able to park the car in a covered area which we found roomy enough for our medium sized car. A lovely holiday.

We were completely satisfied with the extraordinary good service. Little touches like offering to help with places to visit and taking the trouble to contact us to see if we had settled, make sure all was as we had expected and reassure us that any problems or mishaps would be sorted. The property Above the Waves in Penzance is a real touch of luxury - just perfect.

Have been to Penzance 7 times now. This is the best apartment we have ever stayed at in Penzance, and in fact is the best accommodation we stayed at during our three month holiday of the UK. Thank you aspects for the fantastic base and all the extra treats. We hope to return!

An excellent apartment, in a great location. It is spacious, clean and well-equipped. The balcony circles around from the front along the entire west side, giving fantastic views in several directions. Although we were only 2 singles, the place would easily accommodate 2 couples.

Beautiful property, amazing views

Lovely location with great views over the harbour, comfortable and we had a very pleasant stay. Fairly well equipped (could do with some more cutlery and china), and can get very hot as lot of window glass without any sunblinds. However aside from these points would definitely recommend.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad you liked Above the Waves, and thank you for your helpful comments. We have asked the housekeeper to check on the kitchen equipment; there had been plenty available, but these things can get broken over the season, so may need some additional items now. There are certainly a lot of windows there to enjoy the fantastic views; we are sorry to hear if this can make it a little warm at times. We will monitor future feedback, so that we can pass on recommendations to the owner. Thank you for letting us know your thoughts, and we hope that we will be able to welcome you back again soon. Tanya, Customer services

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,

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

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

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

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.

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.

The apartment is great and the location is fantastic

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

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

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

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). :-)

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

We had a lovely time thanks