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Folly Cottage

£408 - £886 per week

Folly Cottage is a gorgeous cottage tucked away in a quiet mews in Penzance and perfect for couples or a small family. Set over three floors, this cute cottage has been lovingly renovated to ensure your stay is warm, comfortable and unforgettable. Stay at Folly Cottage and you are just under a minute's walk from the beautiful sub tropical Morrab Gardens and Penzance seafront promenade. The Art Deco Jubilee Pool, is a further minute's stroll along the promenade towards the harbour. Penzance is full of lovely independent shops, antique shops and galleries, perfect to spend your days mooching around. Penzance is also home to a wonderful assortment of great cafes, pubs and restaurants.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via patio area, front door leading into small hallway, door into sitting/dining/kitchen area and stairs up to first floor.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

large sofa, TV, DVD, table and four chairs, electric oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine, fridge freezer.

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Shower room

walk in shower, bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Outside area

patio at the front with table and seating for three.

Additional information

bedroom two is not suitable for children under 8 due to the open staircase and Velux windows, children must be supervised at all times, WiFi.


It was very good to stay in folly cottage ..nice and typical house.we hat a great holiday and also enjoy the little outside terras! We feel at home! Thank you to aspect holiday for the little sweet attention! The bathroom was gorgious and the beds very comfortable!

May 2024

Second visit to Folly Cottage, can't wait for the third in September. Clean and comfortable, set in a quiet location yet very close to all amenities. Aspects providing superb service as usual!

April 2024

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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!

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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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 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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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!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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 café) 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...

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.

It was very good to stay in folly cottage ..nice and typical house.we hat a great holiday and also enjoy the little outside terras! We feel at home! Thank you to aspect holiday for the little sweet attention! The bathroom was gorgious and the beds very comfortable!

Second visit to Folly Cottage, can't wait for the third in September. Clean and comfortable, set in a quiet location yet very close to all amenities. Aspects providing superb service as usual!

One of our favourite holiday cottages which we have stayed in many times. Comfortable, spotlessly clean and well located.

This was our second visit to Folly cottage with our teenage son. It’s the perfect cottage ,spotless and well equipped and the location is amazing, a lovely stroll through Morrab Gardens into Penzance town . We were also very impressed with Aspects Holiday Cottages customer service , we had a slight issue with the shower , which was dealt with immediately and a lovely bag of local treats was left for us by way of apology, which was a lovely surprise when we arrived back from a day out and we really appreciated the thoughtfulness of the gift and would highly recommend this holiday company as well as the beautiful cottage .

Fantastic cottage and holiday! Folly cottage is in a great location, very close to town and promenade. You can get around by foot easy and is in a quiet area. The cottage was very clean and spacious and has a brilliant bath tub and shower. The bed was comfortable and was delighted to find the pillows were not too "cushiony". We were lucky enough to have great weather the entire time and was always nice to relax back at the cottage at the end of the day. We thought the price was very good for what you got!

Thank you Aspects Holidays!

Lovely convenient true traditional stone cottage. Excellently updated interior, well thought out planned use of space on three floors. Modern well equipped kitchen. Superb practical Bathroom.

A lovely comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring the local area.

Folly cottage is very comfortable and well located for the seafront, the town and all amenities including public transport, making it ideal for anyone not coming by car.

Folly Cottage is on a quiet street 2 minutes from the prom and less than 10 minutes from the town centre with a pleasant stroll through Morrab Gardens round the corner. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and cosy. It was also super clean and the bathroom was excellent. The staff at Aspects Holidays were very helpful and pleasant as well.

This is a lovely cottage which we have stayed in twice before. The position is really good, quite near the front, the Jubilee Pool and the botanical gardens. We loved to walk through these to the town. Penzance is a great place to stay with lots of opportunity to walk but also very good bus availability should you not have a car.

The cottage is very comfortable and has all that you would want. It is also a very warm little cottage. I would recommend it.

Great location, perfect for swimming and walking to Penzance. We didn't have or need a car.

We had a wonderful week at Holly Cottage with our 17 year old son . The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a perfect location . We loved it so much we will definitely be back !

We were so impressed by the feeling of spaciousness within the cottage, it was so comfortable and the decor charming.

It was ideally situated for exploring Penzance and all its delightful hidden residential squares tucked away. It was an easy walk to Newlyn, (parking there can be a problem)and we had a delicious meal at Mackerel Sky, I recommend you forget normal meal times if you want to get a table as you can't book, followed by delicious ice cream from Jelberts. A really lovely cottage I would strongly recommend

Booking with Aspects was easy and the arrival instructions were clear.

Folly Cottage was exactly as described on line and enabled us to have a comfortable and enjoyable holiday.

We would recommend both Aspects holidays and Folly Cottage

Lovely comfortable cottage (light and airy) in a great location close to the sea front and town centre. Very well equipped and spotlessly clean throughout. Bathroom is amazing and the bedrooms very comfortable. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Folly Cottage is the perfect base for exploring Penzance and the surrounding area. It is situated in a quaint, quiet street so you get a real sense of the Cornish holiday cottage experience. The cottage itself is modern, clean and extremely comfortable. It is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need. The staff at Aspect Holidays are superb and we can't thank them enough for all the help they provided during our stay. Jan Cairns.

The location of the cottage is excellent. It is spacious with comfy bed and excellent shower! Kitchen is also well equipped. We enjoyed our stay very much and felt "at home" very quickly.

Very nice accommodation, excellent size for 2 or 3 persons. Good location for discovering Penzance and local areas. Bus and train station a 10 minute walk away.

Truly exceptional property, well located a few yards from Penzance Promenade, easy walking for miles either direction to Marazion and Mousehole and beyond. Lidl supermarket less than 5 minutes walk. Would recommend it highly.

A fabulous cottage in a great location, well equipped with everything you could need, including having the wet weather programme covered with board games etc. to keep everyone occupied. The Zebra Crossing ice cream shop at the end of the lane is a must, and there are plenty of restaurants in close proximity. A walk up to the town centre through Morrab Gardens is very pleasant.

I spent a really lovely week in Folly Cottage. It was so well equipped and very clean. I hope to book it again.

We were pleased with the cottage and excellent service from Aspects Holidays.

Absolutely lovely cottage. Extremely clean, comfortable, quiet & peaceful. Great location,minutes from the seafront. Easy access to get to all the other must see places for a visit as parking is very easy on the local roads. Thankyou Aspects for always being so efficient & a big Thankyou to the owner for all the lovely touches that made our stay so pleasurable. Can’t wait to book again.

We had a lovely stay at Folly Cottage. The standard of cleanliness and decor was very high. Small welcoming gestures, such as scones, milk and basic cleaning materials were gratefully received. We would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone.

We found the cottage very comfortable and modern. It was much larger than what we were expecting. The double bed was extremely comfortable and we slept well. The location is nice and quiet but close to the promenade. Our son loved the attic bedroom.

Excellent property fabulous location everything spotlessly clean and tidy would definitely recommend this property

A fabulously placed cottage in a quiet nook of Penzance. Just two minutes stroll to the promenade where Frasers cook the best gluten fish and chips we have ever tasted! The cottage is snug, tranquil and well equipped for everything you need for a weeks stay.

It was a really good stay. Comfortable setting and quality equipment. very clean apartment makes the perfect very comfortable during covid 19. cottage doesn't have parking. we parked at st anthony's parking 5 minutes away and nearby roads during early departure days(up to 9am). cottage is quite centrally located in penzance city.

Highly recommended. This cottage is clean, comfortable, warm and equipped to a high standard,
It is in a quiet area and only 5 min walk from the town centre. There is no parking but I had no problem finding parking on the sea front or St Anthony's long stay park.
It has fast BT WiFi, big TV and DVD player.

Very comfortable clean cottage has everything one would need a real home from home would defo stay again

Folly cottage is a lovely place to stay. It is in an ideal location for looking around Penzance and the surrounding countryside. There is easy parking nearby and it is a lovely walk through the park to the town. Plenty of interesting shops and restaurants within reach of the cottage.

The cottage is clean, comfortable and has all you need for a wonderful stay. This was our second stay and it won't be the last. We love sitting outside the front of the cottage and soaking up the sunshine. Brilliant. Book it, you won't be disappointed!

Aspects provide a brilliant all round holiday rental service, we had a wonderful stay and we would have no hesitation in recommending to family and friends. We will definitely be using the service again.

Folly Cottage is a convenient, comfy and quiet base from which to explore Penzance and the Mount Bay area.

Folly Cottage offers absolutely perfect accommodation for 1 up to 3 people. The cottage is quietly located in a narrow lane just two minutes walk from the promenade and 5 minutes from the nearest supermarkets. A private parking is not available, but you can unload and load in front of the house, then park in one of the side streets or on the promenade for free. I came by train and did not need a car on the spot, because from Penzance all the beauties of the West Cornwall can easily be reached by bus and train. Walk from the train station about 20 minutes. The equipment of Folly Cottage is at a very high level. There is an induction cooker, as well as more than sufficient crockery, cutlery, pots, pans, cooking utensils and even some Tupperware for storing leftovers. The rain shower in the large and modern bathroom and three TVs (living room, kitchen and masterbedroom) are further pluses. Should problems arise, Aspect Holidays can be reached around the clock and will solve them within a short time. For my next stay in Penzance, I will definitely book Folly Cottage again. My fullest recommendation!

To everyone at Aspect Holidays and to Mr Osborne, the owner of Folly Cottage in Penzance. We had a delightful holiday and the cottage was everything we could have wished for. It was spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a very good position for us as it was within walking distance to the town and to the bus and railway station. The weather was fantastic and our trips to the Scilly Isles, St Ives, Newlyn and many other wonderful places were enjoyable, Our sincere thanks for the delicious cream tea on our arrival. This was a lovely surprise and made our holiday even more memorable. Thank you all again

Julie and Brian Croft.

We came down to Penzance by train, so the location of Folly Cottage was ideal for us. Penzance town centre, Newlyn and Mousehole were all within easy walking distance. St Ives and Falmouth were easily accessible by rail from Penzance. The cottage was very comfortable and the clotted cream tea was very welcoming.

Very nice, modern and comfortable cottage. Ideally located and excellent starting point for many excursions. The complimentary cream tea was the icing on the cake after a long drive.

Folly Cottage is situated in a perfect location, very close to the sea yet one road back from it so that peace and quiet is assured. The only 'noise' is that of seagulls, but they eventually retire for the night. We arrived to find the owner had left scones and clotted cream as a welcome treat (which were enjoyed immediately)! The Cottage has three floors; the attic room was perfect for storing our luggage. Three televisions, two large ones in the living area and bedroom and one in the kitchen. The kitchen was well equipped with a plentiful supply of crockery, everything one could possibly need. Fridge, freezer, microwave. A pint of milk and teabags were provided to start us off. We appreciated the folder that gave us comprehensive information about the cottage and its workings. The master bedroom was spacious with a wonderfully comfortable double bed. The bathroom was large and of a high standard; a walk in shower that was a joy to use and a free standing bath. We really enjoyed staying at Folly Cottage and we genuinely miss it. Thank you to the owner and to Aspects Holidays for looking after us. With appreciation, Adam and Kirsten.

Very well presented,decor,furnishings and appliances. Very cosy. Enjoyable stay

We had a lovely stay at Folly Cottage. The property is refurbished to a very high standard and has everything you could possibly need to enhance your stay. Despite being one road back from the sea front and main road, the location is extremely peaceful and the only thing we were aware of were the seagulls first thing in the morning; we could think of worse things to wake to!

Folly Cottage is within easy walking distance of both Penzance and Newlyn and there are endless, beautiful places to explore further afield by car. There is no parking at Folly Cottage but there is a long stay car park near by, however, we found that parking along the sea front is free and unrestricted.

Aspect Holidays were a pleasure to deal with and we have no hesitation in recommending Folly Cottage as an excellent holiday home. Enjoy!

Ein tolles, komfortables und modern eingerichtetes Reihenhaus-wir waren superzufrieden. Die Lage ist prima, ruhig und doch nah zur Strandpromenade, fußläufig zu allen Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Restaurants. 5 Sterne, vollste Empfehlung.