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Heart Lodge

£507 - £1490 per week

Heart Lodge is a charming, contemporary and cosy town house located in central Penzance. The sitting room is light and airy with an open fire for when the days turn chilly. With four large bedrooms, two bathrooms, an open plan kitchen dining area and a tucked away snug, this spacious property will provide the perfect base for your holiday. A small courtyard at the rear and an enclosed suntrap with seating at the front, make Heart Lodge ideally suited for a large family.

The property is a two minute walk from the bus and railway station making it a perfect destination if you choose to leave your car at home. The harbour and Cornwall's one and only promenade are also within walking distance, along with Penzance's unique restaurants and bars. Heart Lodge is an ideal base to explore and enjoy this beautiful rugged part of West Cornwall.


path through patio area up to front door, entrance hall with doors off to sitting room, kitchen/dining area.

Sitting room

three seater sofa with chaise lounge, Ercol sofa, armchair, chair, TV/DVD/Xbox, open fire.

Kitchen/dining/snug area

large open plan area, Smeg 6 ring gas hob, electric oven and grill, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, breakfast bar with 5 stools.

Dining room

dining table with 5 chairs and bench seating for 3

Ground floor bathroom

bath with shower attachment, WC, basin.

Utility room

washing machine.

Bathroom 2

enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, basin.

Bedroom 2

king size bed, basin.

Bedroom 3

twin beds.

Bedroom 4

double bed.

Outside area

enclosed rear courtyard with bistro table and seating for two, enclosed front patio area with bench.

Additional information

gas central heating, children to be supervised if using window seats. Located close to several pubs, some street noise in the evenings should be expected particularly during the summer, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


Lovely comfortable and well equipped house in great location in centre of Penzance. Walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants, seafront and public gardens. Very handy for the train station and bus station for trips to many nearby beaches, towns and villages, especially useful in peak season as car parking can be in an issue in many areas eg. Porthcurno, St Ives and Sennen. Lovely sun trap garden at front of the house, if weather permits !

April 2022

A delightful family house in the centre of Penzance, opposite a pub which was very quiet in March. Near the bus station and the Main Street. Very comfortable for five of us. We loved the little dining room which was just big enough for us.

March 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.

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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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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. 

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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.

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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.


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.

Lovely comfortable and well equipped house in great location in centre of Penzance. Walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants, seafront and public gardens. Very handy for the train station and bus station for trips to many nearby beaches, towns and villages, especially useful in peak season as car parking can be in an issue in many areas eg. Porthcurno, St Ives and Sennen. Lovely sun trap garden at front of the house, if weather permits !

A delightful family house in the centre of Penzance, opposite a pub which was very quiet in March. Near the bus station and the Main Street. Very comfortable for five of us. We loved the little dining room which was just big enough for us.

Heart Lodge is a wonderful property ideally situated for all the town’s amenities. We visited for Half Term in October….so we weren’t expecting wall to wall sunshine. Our party consisted of eight people, ranging in age from ten years to seventy. The Lodge lays on a wide range of entertainment and distractions sufficient to appeal to the widest of family tastes. In our case, the facilities themselves helped promote family bonding , each person in the party selecting a play-list of late night viewing from the extensive DVD collection to while away the dark nights together. It’s that kind of place, room to spread out and chill….and large enough to come together in one place to enjoy each other’s company. I cannot recommend this place enough everything seems to have been considered to provide the setting for a great family get together, we love it.TC

Heart Lodge was a great base for a week's holiday in and around Penzance. The location is very central, so handy for the shops and station – great for those without a car. We went in October, so had very little noise from the pub or passers-by. The house itself is comfortable, warm and very clean.

We had a lovely stay at Heart Lodge. The location is excellent for Penzance Town, the harbour, the train and bus station. The upstairs floors can be a little creaky, but that's character, and it is a very old cottage. Furnishings are very good, beds were comfortable, and the kitchen is very well fitted out. The cottage was nice and clean on arrival, and the information from Aspects was excellent. The small back yard has a retractable washing line which was very useful. Great property for 4-8 people. We would definitely book again if we have the same group size.

Excellent location and ever so convenient for public services. Lovely property and actually quite quiet. Very easy access to some excellent restaurants.

We had a lovely stay at 'Heart Lodge'. It was our third visit to this property as we love its size and location. Perfect that it is dog friendly too. The lounge is spacious and comfortable and the kitchen is a good size. The only downside really is the lack of garden space but with the seafront and parks nearby it is isn't really a problem. A great range of coffee shops and restaurants nearby. The Honeypot cafe for healthy lunches and delicious cakes is a favourite. We enjoyed meals out at 'The Turks Head' and 'The Bakehouse' (Penzance) and 'The Tolcarne Inn and Mackerel Sky (Newlyn).

Heart Lodge is a spacious and well equipped house in a very convenient position for the station and buses. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there and if we come back to Penzance we’ll book again. Happy holidaymakers.

Beautiful location, easy to get to town. Beautiful property, lots of space.

Enjoyed the holiday

An old, restored house - good location, well equipped kitchen and generally clean. Upstairs bathroom had mold but this was dealt with promptly. I'm not used to bare floorboards and would have preferred more rugs/carpets in bedrooms. Plus, wardrobes would be nice - we were staying for 2 weeks. Overall, the house provides a good base for exploring Cornwall.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are glad to hear that the mould was addressed straight away, but really sorry that you arrived to that in the first place. Thank you for your suggestions, we will pass those on to the owners. They have tried to make the best use of the space there, but we appreciate that particularly if you are here for a couple of weeks, storage can be a little more challenging. Thank for your review; we are glad that you had a nice time here. Tanya, Customer Services

A lovely cottage close to town centre and harbour. Good size and very cosy, would stay again.

Lovely to be back at Heart Lodge. The cottage is comfortable and well equipped and we had a super week despite the mixed weather. We will hopefully be back soon.

Excellent location for visiting Cornwall - easy reach of the railway and bus stations. Lots of local restaurants.

Our second stay at Heart Lodge - we absolutely love it. It was so warm and cosy and the week flew by despite the January drizzle and downpours. We hope to be back again soon. Thanks to all for making our stay so special.

Excellent property in an ideal location. Most comfortable and spacious for seven people.Would not hesitate to recommend or return to this property.

We had an excellent week at Heart Lodge. Great location close to the high street and railway station. Spacious kitchen and comfy lounge. Lots of books and dvds to keep everyone entertained when we weren’t enjoying the delights of Penzance. We will be back.

Heart lodge was perfect for us, 6 adults and 2 children. Lots of space, everything we needed for our holiday and so reasonable for peak season in Cornwall.

We absolutely loved our stay in Heart Lodge! We visit Cornwall every year, usually staying in St Ives, but we will book Heart Lodge from now on! Fantastic location , lovely house with plenty of space for our stay with 3 children & 3 adults & a dog. House was well equipped with a fantastic book collection, guitar, games galore & home comforts for any not so good weather days. Very quiet , despite its central location , the house was airy & peaceful. Can’t wait to go back next year!

We loved everything about Heart Lodge. It immediately felt like home with beautiful, tasteful art and interesting books. The cottage was warm and cosy with very comfortable beds. We returned home refreshed and hope to return soon. Thank you.

Great location for town, this pet friendly house is perfect for a relaxed enjoyable time.

Lovely spacious house in a great location. The house was very comfortable and felt very homely. We were lucky to get some nice weather and enjoyed sitting on the bench int he front garden with a glass of wine watching the world go by.

Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance.Easy walk to promenade and town centre, also a lovely walk to Newlyn to the west or Marazion to the east.

Cleanliness, quality of fixtures and fittings (the windows in the kitchen leak), general condition of property was very poor. The property needs refurbishing.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear that the standards of this property had not met your expectations. We would always want a property to be 100% for a guests arrival and if for any reason, it is not, we would aim to rectify any areas of concern immediately. We are so sorry that we were not aware of any of this, or that we did not have the oportunity to rectify this for you at the time. Now being aware, we have spoken to the property owner, who has confirmed that she is replacing the seagrass carpet, lino in the kitchen, purchasing matching crockery, and taking a look at the leaking windows and kitchen cabinets/units next week. We have been in touch with you since receiving this feedback, to discuss all of this further, so I hope that you can see how seriously feedback is taken. Thank you again for getting in touch. Tanya, Customer Services

Good location for bus and train. Value for money.

heart lodge is a lovely cottage in a fantastic location,

We liked the house a lot - the living spaces felt stylish and comfortable and very much like home.

I'm not sure you'd want a comment from us until suggestions we have made are considered and actioned on.....

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We always welcome constructive comments from guests which can help us and the owners to understand what improvements are considered most important to guests. We were sorry to hear that the paintings, books and dolls house within the property were not to your taste. The owners have tried to ensure a homely feel but it can be difficult to suit every taste. A sofa and carpet clean has since been carried out and all of your comments passed on to the owners. I know that one of my colleagues has already been in contact with you following your stay, but again, we would like to thank you for taking the time to send in your suggestions. Tanya, Customer Services.