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£789 - £1716 per week

This impressive, three-bedroom period townhouse is set over several floors, offering lots of space for all generations to unwind, flowing through graceful interiors. Joy was built in the 1880’s and has been beautifully restored with period features that mingle with contemporary class. Charming rooms with large windows ensuring the property is always flooded with wonderful natural light. Across the ground floor you'll find a cosy sitting room, and dining room, cloakroom, and kitchen/breakfast room with French doors leading out to the rear terrace courtyard. Three bedrooms and family bathroom, all graceful in their proportions, are located on the first floor, along with a separate study/office. Joy is a beautiful family home that's gives you access to all the incredible white sandy beaches that West Penwith has to explore.

Joy is located just a short walk from Penzance Promanade and iconic Jubilee Pool, which is one of the oldest surviving Art Deco swimming baths in the country. It sits between historic Penlee Gardens & Gallery, and the sub-tropical acreage of Morrab Gardens. This striking period property is also 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 on historic Chapel Street. Penzance is surrounded by one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the country and you can walk to the stunning beach overlooking Mount's Bay which leads all the way to Marazion. A short drive away, the famous fishing harbours of St Ives and Mousehole are well worth visiting. If it's beaches you're after, the list goes on from Gwithian on the North coast to Sennen in the far West and all the hidden coves between.

Entrance via external stone steps

pebbled front garden with short path leads via two steps and front door into porch, door to:


inner hall with stairs rising to first floor, doors to:

Sitting room

two three seater sofas, two tub chairs, woodburner, Smart TV, bay window with views towards Penzance promenade.

Dining room

dining table, six chairs, French doors with one step leading to bi-level wooden deck and courtyard garden.


WC, basin.


gas hob, two electric ovens, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, table with four chairs, Nespresso coffee machine, one step and French doors leading to courtyard garden.

Bedroom 1

kingsize bed, chair, drop-down desk, views of Morrab Gardens.

Bedroom 2

superking bed, or twin beds.


large contemporary wooden desk, office chair.


bath with shower attachment, separate walk in shower, WC, basin.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, pulley and hanging space for wet items.

Bedroom 3

kingsize bed, chair, half-moon table, views from the bay window towards Penzance promenade.

Courtyard garden

rear decked area with garden furniture, garden room with table and six chairs, gate to narrow access lane.

Additional information

gas central heating, WiFi. Superfast broadband, WiFi.


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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. Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the 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; sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount.

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.

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.  

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

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.

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Places to visit 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.

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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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's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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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