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Kenton House

£474 - £1308 per week

Kenton House is an impressive town house, situated in the heart of the seaside town of Penzance. Occupying three floors, this property is perfect for a large family or groups of friends. The spacious sitting room is a wonderful family area furnished in a stylish and classic design with a large bay window, feature fireplace and sizeable comfy sofas. With a well-equipped kitchen and dining area, offering the kind of space you would expect from a period town house, there's room for all the family to enjoy those relaxed holiday meals.

Kenton House is an ideal holiday home set in a quiet residential area of the town, just minutes from the train station, the Lido pool and the town centre. A great selection of quality restaurants, take-aways, pubs and shops are all within walking distance, even the cinema is only a 15 minute walk away. The beautiful beaches of Sennen Cove, Porthcurno (including the world famous Minack Theatre) and St. Ives are all reached within a short drive of this property.


Steps up to front door leading into hallway. Doors off to sitting room, kitchen/dining area, dining room and utility room. Stairs up to first floor.

Sitting room

two large sofas, two tub chairs, TV/DVD, feature fireplace, sea glimpses.

Dining room

table and six chairs, patio doors to rear courtyard.


WC, basin.


double gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, large table and seating for eight.

Utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, en suite with shower, WC, basin, sea glimpses.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

double bed.

Bedroom 4

single bed.

Family bathroom

bath, enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Private courtyard

small courtyard with table and four chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, please note this property is located over three floors therefore may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, the fireplace in the lounge is for decorative use only. WiFi, short breaks available.


Enjoyed our stay at Kenton House, spacious, well equipped property

August 2021

Perfect in every way. A couple of minutes walk into town. Easy access to many attractions,St Michaels Mount,Land’s End etc. Sennen Cove is a must.

August 2021

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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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Penzance Literary Festival

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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.

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.

Enjoyed our stay at Kenton House, spacious, well equipped property

We had a wonderful stay at kenton house, the house is very spacious, very well equipped and in an excellent location near the railway station, harbour, promenade and the town centre. The parking is on street, and we didn't fail to get a parking space somewhere along the street. Fresh scones, jam, cream, and tea on arrival was a lovely touch too. Would highly recommend.

Perfect in every way. A couple of minutes walk into town. Easy access to many attractions,St Michaels Mount,Land’s End etc. Sennen Cove is a must.

Wonderful stay at Kenton House, the views from the front windows!! Right in the heart of Penzance which has endless opportunities for walks, coffees and shopping. Joined the locals for a swim each morning from the rocks! The house is huge and our family of five had lots of space and their own rooms. Beautifully decorated and maintained. The location for exploring Cornwall is perfect and you can be at the surf beaches within 20 mins. Hoping to be back in Penzance very soon.

So enjoyed our stay, perfect for families and so much to do within walking distance. We would love to come back

Kenton House is very comfortable and there is enough space for every person. We felt at home from the first second and had a great time. Also the short distances to the town center, the ocean and shopping facilities was very convenient. We´d like to come back someday!

Well presented, lovely, clean, light and airy house with all amenities. Fully equipped and well stocked with everything you need from tea bags to dishwasher and laundry detergent. Comfortable and plenty of good space for all of us. We were a party of five adults and all thoroughly enjoyed our stay.