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Harbour Lookout Penzance

£331 - £627

This light and bright apartment in a Grade II listed Georgian building is sure to delight with its stunning views over the harbour and Mount's Bay, and its tasteful mix of contemporary and period features. Double aspect windows in the airy sitting room/kitchen allow you to watch the comings and goings of the harbour while enjoying a meal and a glass of wine at the table by the window, or sipping a cup of coffee at the breakfast bar. The property is a popular choice for couples wanting a convenient town centre location with restaurants, cafes, pubs, galleries and beaches all on the doorstep. Good transport links close by make it easy to explore the World Heritage Peninsula of Penwith by rail, road, sea and air. Ideal for long and short stays all year round.


wide granite steps up to communal front door. Inner hall leading to apartment door:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa seating, small dining table and chairs, TV/DVD, music system, sea views, gas hob and electric oven, large fridge/freezer, washing machine, breakfast bar and stools.

Shower room

double cubicle, spa shower, basin and WC.


double bed, original wooden shutters, window seat overlooking St Mary's Church.

Additional information

dual aspect views over Penzance Harbour and St Michael's Mount from lounge, gas central heating, private parking for one car, short breaks available.


Great location near shops, pubs and restaurants. It was lovely to have a view of the harbour: an endless source of fascination.

April 2018

A lovely flat in an excellent location.

October 2017

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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

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.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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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. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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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. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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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. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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 2018

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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 2018

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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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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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 2019

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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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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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 2019

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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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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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 2019 

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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!

Dates TBC August 2019

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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!

August 2019

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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TBC August 2019

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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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Great location near shops, pubs and restaurants. It was lovely to have a view of the harbour: an endless source of fascination.

April 2018

A lovely flat in an excellent location.

October 2017

Harbour View apartment has great views over Penzance harbour and all of Mounts Bay; being situated in a good position for both the sea and town, with lovely flat walks to both Newlyn and Marazion. A much appreciated cream tea was waiting on our arrival. The bed is very comfortable. Aspects has an easy booking procedure.

September 2017

The view from the front window overlooking the harbour otherwise I am at a loss.

August 2017

Reply from Aspects Holidays

That view is certainly a lovely feature of this property; we are glad to hear you liked it. We were very sorry to hear of your dissapointment with some other areas of the property though. We agree; Wi-Fi is a facility that most people expect now, but not every property provides this facility; Harbour Lookout being one of those where it is not available or advertised. And we agree, that whilst the TV is pictured as is, a larger TV would be great, so we will continue to encourage the addition of a larger TV and wifi at this property going forward. If you are ever looking to return to Cornwall, and these are particularly important considerations for you, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us before booking, so that we can help in advising where may be most suitable for your next holiday here. Thank you again for getting in contact to send in your feedback. Tanya, Customer Services

A bright comfortable flat in an excellent location, offering off road parking and a central location for local pubs and restaurants making a very pleasant stay all round.

July 2017

Stunning views , good location, comfy apartment with a lovely feel .

June 2017

Some outside space would be nice but the views make up for anything

June 2017

Our apartment was lovely. A great location close to all amenities. Big comfy bed.The kitchen had everything you could need and more. We had a view of the harbour and st micheal's mount, the added extra of binoculars to take a closer look was a great touch.

Thank you for making our holiday a lovely memory. (it was our wedding anniversary too,)

May 2017

I stayed in February and found the apartment warm and comfortable and very quiet for such a central location. I would be happy to stay here again.

February 2017

We stayed in a lovely apartment with everything you could possibly want, in a super location. It was so nice to have a clean and cosy house to come back to after a day of exploring. We booked last minute but Aspects holidays made sure everything ran smoothly for us and we would definitely use them again.

September 2016

It was very nice arriving to see fresh flowers and the essentials to get us going (tea, coffee, milk etc).. We also appreciated the scones, jam & clotted cream on our arrival Thank you :)

We would certainly book this place again, it was perfectly located and it was lovely being able to look out to the harbour from the living room window.

August 2016

We loved the views across the harbour and bay to St. Michael's Mount.

May 2016

Overall excellent - location, amenities very good. Particularly having your own parking spot! Comfortable and cosy.

October 2015

The cream tea which was in the fridge when we arrived was much appreciated. The view of St.Michael's Mount from the window of Harbour Lookout is superb. Brilliant location only a 5 minute walk to the town or the waterfront.

September 2015

A great place to stay roomy and bright. If you enjoy cooking you are well catered for with a large fridge freezer. A good position for town train and bus. Private car parking space a big plus. The views from window fantastic and ever changing.

September 2015

A super location in a very historic street with a lovely view over the harbour and St Michael's Mount. Close to amenities and excellent public transport connections. Highly recommended.

August 2015

Great location enjoyed our holiday

June 2015

Overall we were very happy with our stay, if the above points were cleared up we would be happy to return.

April 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. Unfortunately Harbour Lookout doesn't provide wifi and isn't advertised as having this, however, we have a large number of properties that do provide this if it is something that is a major consideration for any guest. Your other comments were fed back to the housekeeper and have been followed up on, so thank you for bringing this to our attention. Great to hear that you otherwise enjoyed your time and the property. Tanya, Customer Services

Two wonderful weeks at harbour lookout in october. Property clean warm and very well equipped plus change of towels and bedding for second week. Added bonus was the parking space. We hope we will be able to visit again.

October 2014

£331 - £627