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Chy an Gath

£474 - £1308 per week

Chy an Gath is located on Alma Terrace, a quiet road in the heart of Penzance. Spread over three floors this spacious, town house is just moments away from the hustle and bustle of town. The house has been beautifully decorated with warmth and character and makes a perfect base for a holiday by the sea. The first floor has three bedrooms, two doubles and one single room, along with a family bathroom. A further double bedroom with en suite shower room, provides the perfect retreat on the second floor with great views over Mounts Bay. After a day on the beach or exploring the coast path, sit back with a glass of something chilled in the rear patio garden.

The first floor has three bedrooms, two doubles and one single room along with a family bathroom. A further double bedroom with en suite shower room provides the perfect retreat on the second floor with great views over Mounts Bay. This dog-friendly property promises an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life for adventure-loving families or groups of friends, yearning to explore both coasts of this peninsula of Cornwall and all that it has to offer. Stroll into Penzance to explore the eclectic mix of galleries, eateries and shops or venture further afield visiting the many Cornish villages and golden sandy beaches on offer.

Entrance to small hallway leading to

six stone steps to front door leading into hallway with stairs to first floor and doors to:

Sitting/dining room

corner sofa, three chairs, open fire, table with seven chairs, decorative fireplace.


electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer. washing machine, French doors to courtyard garden.


WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, decorative fireplace, sea views.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower attachement, WC, basin. Steep stairs from landing to:

Bedroom 4

double bed with en suite shower room, WC and basin.

Outside area

rear courtyard garden with table and four chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, 2nd floor bedroom has some restricted head height and is accessed by steep narrow stairs so may not be suitable for young children or those with mobility issues, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Perfect for spending time with, but on top of my sister, who lives in nearby Gulval. Dogs loved the beaches and local food options are great even during Covid. Hope to return soon.

August 2020

We had a great stay. The house is brilliant and well decorated / furnished. Location is good with everything needed within walking distance.

The house had everything needed and has a small garden which gets the sun for a large part of the day.

Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were large.

On street parking was a challenge so we used a car park which charges between 9am and 4pm. We were out for most of the days so it didn’t matter too much. The car park was a 4 min walk and did not charge over night.

July 2020

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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

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. 

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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.

Perfect for spending time with, but on top of my sister, who lives in nearby Gulval. Dogs loved the beaches and local food options are great even during Covid. Hope to return soon.

Had a lovely few days, house big enough to accommodate 7 of us. Walked to Newlyn / Mousehole one day and Marazion another day. Would recommend visiting these places. Penzance town only a few minutes walk away. Parking was an issue, such narrow street too, that driving was sometimes stressful.
A few issues in the house were outstanding on our arrival. But none of them were a huge problem for us.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were very sorry that you had arrived to the broken toilet seat and curtain rail. I can see that the team had been in contact to inform you that the housekeeper had reported it to them on the changeover but couldn't get the parts that day, so were only able to do a temporary fix on them. Unfortunately, sometimes things go wrong in properties, as they do in our own homes, and we will always try to get these fixed as soon as we are aware, but we appreciate that this is not ideal and are very sorry that we couldn't get it fixed any sooner. We are glad to hear that it didn't cause a huge problem for you. Unfortunately, this property is not advertised with parking; however, there are generally parking spaces in the nearby residential streets and if not or, if you are not comfortable with the slightly narrower roads, there are plenty of spaces in the large public car park that is a few minutes' walk from the property. For properties that do not have parking included, it is always worth checking on the local council website to see where the nearest car parks are and options for rover tickets. Please feel free to contact the team for any advice. Tanya, Customer Services

We had a great stay. The house is brilliant and well decorated / furnished. Location is good with everything needed within walking distance.

The house had everything needed and has a small garden which gets the sun for a large part of the day.

Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were large.

On street parking was a challenge so we used a car park which charges between 9am and 4pm. We were out for most of the days so it didn’t matter too much. The car park was a 4 min walk and did not charge over night.

Wonderful stay in this cosy, bright, well-equipped house. Lots of book, DVDs, maps to browse through. Best location - quiet street, close to everything. We felt very lucky, and we'll go back when we can.

Lovely, comfortable house with great views from the top floor bedroom. Appreciated the cream tea on arrival. Would recommend this property and will definitely be booking again in the future. Also was very happy with the communication from Aspects who emailed to check that all was well once we had arrived.

Lovely holiday home in great central location Well equipped kitchen and beds are the most comfortable beds I have ever had in holiday let Great views from bedrooms Very comfortable and would recommend Parking can be tricky at times

Fantastic property, very well equipped in a great location

This is a wonderful, comfortable house to spend a week in. It is just as it appears in the photos - lovely bathrooms and kitchen, sunny back yard, wonderful views over the bay. Clean and a cream tea waiting on arrival!

The only potential negative is the lack of dedicated parking, but this was actually no real hardship at all - we always found a spot on the road.

Would highly recommend!

Great spacious and bright property situated in an ideal location. Just down the road is access to the town with a Tesco express and Co-Op, cafes and the harbour. Comfortable beds and fluffy good quality towels in the bathrooms. Although parking is not provided we were able to park our 4x4 vehicle in the road just outside the property. The local bus service is exceptional and the family passes are great value (bus station within a couple minutes walk from property). We used the bus to travel around Cornwall during the week and didn’t use our car until it was time to leave. The tea, milk, scones, jam and cream on arrival were appreciated. Aspect holidays provide a great service and staff we had dealings with very helpful.