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Fairings Cottage
Penzance

£452 - £1190 per week
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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.

Entrance

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

Sitting/dining room

sofa, four 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.

Kitchen

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

Bedroom 1

king size bed, TV, sea views.

Bathroom

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 garden dining table and four chairs.

Additional information

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

 
 

This is the third occasion we have used Aspects and would highly recommend them. The cottage was lovely, well equipped and furnished. The garden in the front was very attractive and is very pleasant to sit in. Well placed for buses and train services. Whilst at the cottage we experienced a personal problem, we contacted Aspects Penzance office for advice and they were very supportive and helped resolve the difficulty. The Penzance Office are an example to some of the larger holiday companies in their commitment to clients.

May 2022

Fabulous stay at this property, will certainly come again, thank you.

April 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 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.

This is the third occasion we have used Aspects and would highly recommend them. The cottage was lovely, well equipped and furnished. The garden in the front was very attractive and is very pleasant to sit in. Well placed for buses and train services. Whilst at the cottage we experienced a personal problem, we contacted Aspects Penzance office for advice and they were very supportive and helped resolve the difficulty. The Penzance Office are an example to some of the larger holiday companies in their commitment to clients.

Fabulous stay at this property, will certainly come again, thank you.

Delightful cottage in a great location - pubs, cafes, Jubilee Pool, easy coastal strolls all close by. Convenient access for all of Penzance and excellent public transport links.

Our stay at Fairings Cottage was a delightful and relaxing experience. A perfect location overlooking the sea, St Michael's Mount and the Newlyn coast. We could walk into Penzance centre in a few minutes and to Newlyn for amazing fresh fish. There are great restaurants, take aways, cafe's, galleries and pubs close by. Parking was fine when we stayed but there is a garage available too. We loved the log burner, comfortable beds, modern bathrooms and kitchen. The washing machine and heated clothes dryer came in handy too. We rebooked Fairings Cottage whilst staying there and can't wait to return later this year!

Just back from a great stay in Fairings Cottage. It has a fantastic location and is well setup to make for a relaxing stay.

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!

A wonderful cottage, which is presented to a very high standard. The furnishings are beautiful, comfy clean beds and with everything you could possibly need and more! The surrounding areas are an easy drive to, and we found some beautiful quiet beaches. All amenities are a short walk away. We would definitely recommend The Fairings.

However, the road was busy all day and it was difficult to park on the promade, even in October. Also, there is a garage available, down a narrow alleyway, but we got blocked in for a complete day...

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It certainly sounds like this property was just perfect for your visit to Cornwall. We are glad that you enjoyed it and enjoyed exploring this beautiful area. We were sorry to hear that someone's inconsiderate actions meant that you could not get out of the garage on one of your days here. This isn't something that we have heard of happening there before, so we hope that it was a one-off. We appreciate that this must have been disappointing, especially if you had planned to go out for the day, but please rest assured that we will investigate it further if it happens again, as we would hate for this to be something that continues to cause guests an issue. Thanks for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

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.