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Chy an Gath

£490 - £1360 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.


Location was fantastic with easy access to the high street and train station. Parking was a challenge at times to be directly outside but as long as happy to look and leave the car in local streets we were able to park not far away. Alternatively always parking in the main car park at the harbour.

Property was well equipped and had everything we needed for our break away.

September 2021

Great location

September 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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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...

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Location was fantastic with easy access to the high street and train station. Parking was a challenge at times to be directly outside but as long as happy to look and leave the car in local streets we were able to park not far away. Alternatively always parking in the main car park at the harbour.

Property was well equipped and had everything we needed for our break away.

Nice house. Great location. Leave the car at home

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were sorry to hear that you had a bit of trouble with the parking around here. Chy an Gath does not have parking at the property, so will require your car to be left in a nearby residential area, or in the nearby public car park. This may not suit everyone, but we hope that you still enjoyed this lovely house and its brilliant location in an area that is great for exploring the town, but also just a short drive to some of the most stunning beaches and sights of Cornwall. Tanya, Customer Services

Great location

A pretty little cottage well located to explore south west Cornwall. Very well equipped and ample space for 6 of us. Local shops within walking distance. Lovely delis, bakeries, butchers etc… Beautiful views from the cottage of Long Rock beach and St Michael’s Mount. Parking very difficult.

A lovely terraced house in the centre of Penzance with views across the bay

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.