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Fairings Cottage

£452 - £1190 per week

Perfectly placed for both sun bathing and storm watching over Penzance promenade, is the pretty Fairing's Cottage. Flooded with natural light and a bright, contemporary aesthetic, there is a sense of space which ensures both comfort and warmth. A modern and welcoming escape is waiting for families or friends to be filled to the brim with exciting stories and laughter. You will find two bedrooms accommodating up to four guests, with a mixture of furnishings and art, clean lines, rich hues, and materials all create a home in which to truly relax. Outside is a carefully thought-out cottage garden, that overlooks Penzance promenade, where you can sit back and enjoy some al fresco dining.

Fairings Cottage is located just a short walk from the iconic Jubilee Pool, which is one of the oldest surviving Art Deco lidos in the country. On those cooler evenings, cosy up in front of the woodburner with a glass of wine or relax in the front bedroom, taking in the panoramic views over Mounts Bay. In Summer, revel in the kaleidoscope sunsets and magical full moons, or spend winter days watching the weather sweep across the horizon. Garage parking means you can leave the car and head out to enjoy the fascinating surroundings on foot. The property is close to the centre of Penzance; this vibrant harbour town has plenty of shops, restaurants, and cafes, as well as the Turks Head, one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall located on the historic Chapel Street.


via front garden, one step down to front door into:

Sitting/dining room

sofa, two chairs, TV, DVD, woodburner, dining table with four chairs, stairs rising to first floor bedrooms, three steps down to internal hallway with a further two steps down to the kitchen and door to::

Shower room

walk in shower, WC, basin.


electric oven, induction hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, breakfast bar with two stools, door to rear access lane.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, sea views.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (super kingsize or twin beds ).

Outside area

to the front of the property, gravelled area with bistro table and chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, gas central heating, garage Length 4.7m x Width 2.3m x Height 1.9m, WiFi.


Perfect location, the cottage was lovely and had great views, So easy to get anywhere, with a station and bus service so near. Plenty of restaurants and pubs close too. We loved it.

January 2022

Great week at Fairings warm and comfortable to come back to after varied January weather! Plenty of places to eat and drink open can recommend The Godolphin at Marazion and 2 Fore St Mousehole. Look forward to returning again next winter.

January 2022

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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. Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the 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; sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount.

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.

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.  

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

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.

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Places to visit 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.

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

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Penzance Literary Festival

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

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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.

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 location, the cottage was lovely and had great views, So easy to get anywhere, with a station and bus service so near. Plenty of restaurants and pubs close too. We loved it.

Great week at Fairings warm and comfortable to come back to after varied January weather! Plenty of places to eat and drink open can recommend The Godolphin at Marazion and 2 Fore St Mousehole. Look forward to returning again next winter.

Perfect house right on the seafront. Comfortable and cosy, thoughtfully updated with plenty of character. We loved being able to walk up into the centre of Pz for shops/pubs etc and enjoyed the walk along the front to Newlyn, so it was ideally situated for us. We hope to return - soon!

Thoroughly recommend Fairings Cottage with it's excellent location for touring south Cornwall. Beautifully tastefully furnished and amenities great quality. Super bathrooms. Facility to unload and pack car outside fantastic bonus. Loved having the sea views and prom to walk along. Really enjoyable stay and would re-book if we decided on Penzance area again.

Beautiful cottage , Lovely furnishings everything you need for a great holiday .. Lovley to wake up to the sea as cottage is right on the sea front ....Beds so comfortable pillows & quilts to ,Best nights sleep ...Rain forest shower was brilliant.... Lot's of cooking utensils if you won't to cook ,we did a couple of times but great restaurants around area.....Bath Inn 5mins walk great little pub very friendly great cocktail's ...Parking opposite is free, but we use the garage mostly...we will definitely book this cottage again ..???? ,But see lots of bookings already for 2022 ...Hope to be back soon ??

A thoughtfully refurbished property with a great layout and even better location. The two large bathrooms are a huge bonus and the power shower to die for. Multiple eating options inside and out keep the family happy and the front garden is simply beautiful. Looking out to Mounts Bay from either your bedroom window or the yard bistro area is a delightful pastime. The free parking opposite and ability to unload right outside the back door make it the best cottage we have stayed in.

A fabulous cottage in an excellent location, the cottage has everything you need to enjoy your stay, curtains in the bedroom for us sensitive sleepers would be the icing on the cake, would definitely recommend the Fairings and Aspect who were very helpful.

Quirky Cottage great location. Zebra Crossing is around the corner so lovely coffee on the prom first thing. Very happy.