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Chy an Gath Penzance

£456 - £1257 per week
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Chy an Gath is located on Alma Terrace, a quiet road in the heart of Penzance. Spread over three floors, this spacious, townhouse 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 and 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.

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 via external stone steps

six 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.

Kitchen

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

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

double bed, decorative fireplace, sea views.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed.

Family bathroom

bath with shower attachment, WC, basin. Steep staircase from the 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 limited mobility, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

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!

August 2019

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.

August 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb456
16 February481
23 Feb - 30 Mar456
6 Apr - 13 Apr690
20 April677
27 April509
4 May667
11 May - 18 May677
25 May977
1 Jun - 8 Jun849
15 Jun - 22 Jun882
29 June989
6 July1038
13 July1056
20 July1169
27 Jul - 24 Aug1257
31 Aug - 7 Sep815
14 September763
21 September553
28 Sep - 12 Oct548
19 October630
26 October630
2 Nov - 14 Dec456
21 December765
28 Dec - 31 Dec974

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb456
15 February481
22 Feb - 21 Mar456
28 March509
4 Apr - 11 Apr690
18 Apr - 25 Apr509
2 May635
9 May - 16 May677
23 May977
30 May817
6 June849
13 Jun - 20 Jun882
27 June989
4 July1038
11 July1056
18 July1169
25 Jul - 22 Aug1257
29 August882
5 September815
12 September734
19 September553
26 Sep - 10 Oct548
17 October559
24 October630
31 Oct - 12 Dec456
19 December765
26 Dec - 31 Dec974
 

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 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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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.

22nd - 23rd November 2019

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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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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 2020

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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 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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!

26th - 28th April 2020

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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.

27th April 2020

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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 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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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!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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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 26th August 2020

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.

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!

3 weeks ago

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.

3 weeks ago