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Folly Cottage Penzance

£347 - £744 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.


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

king size 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, short breaks available.


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.

September 2020

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.

August 2020

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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

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.


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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.


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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. 


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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. 


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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 2021

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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 2021

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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.

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.

6 days ago

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.

3 weeks ago

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

1 month ago

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.

1 month ago

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.

Jul 2020

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.

Nov 2019

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

Oct 2019

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!

Sep 2019

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.

Sep 2019

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

Jun 2019

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!

Apr 2019

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.

Oct 2018

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.

Sep 2018

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.

Jul 2018

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.

Jul 2018

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

Jan 2018

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!

Nov 2017

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.

Jun 2017