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Kenton House
Penzance

£535 - £1486 per week
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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.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

King

Bedroom 2

Twin

Bedroom 3

Double

Bedroom 4

Single

Entrance

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.

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Kitchen/dining

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.

 
 

A lovely spacious house suitable for families or groups. A central pisition close to the station with lovely sea views from the front of the house
The house is tastefully decorated and there is goid attention to detail. Nice art work, boook, puzzles and gams...handy for those not so sunny Cornish days! The house is well equipped and comfotably accomodated our group of 7 ladies.

July 2023

Although parking outside was difficult outside the property we did manage to mostly park on the street or streets either side there was only 1 night we had to park at the harbour which is free over night. This was made aware of in the information we recieved

We loved how homely the house felt there was plenty of space for the 5 of us without being ontop of each other.

It was great value for money and loved being so close to the Centre of Penzance and close to the shops for food ect. The dolphin pub is amazing g to eat at.

We would highly recommend staying here and we would absolutely stay again we had tea and scones with jam and cream waiting for us which were amazing.

Thank you so much

August 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.

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

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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Events

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. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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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 café) 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.

Walks

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.

A lovely spacious house suitable for families or groups. A central pisition close to the station with lovely sea views from the front of the house
The house is tastefully decorated and there is goid attention to detail. Nice art work, boook, puzzles and gams...handy for those not so sunny Cornish days! The house is well equipped and comfotably accomodated our group of 7 ladies.

Although parking outside was difficult outside the property we did manage to mostly park on the street or streets either side there was only 1 night we had to park at the harbour which is free over night. This was made aware of in the information we recieved

We loved how homely the house felt there was plenty of space for the 5 of us without being ontop of each other.

It was great value for money and loved being so close to the Centre of Penzance and close to the shops for food ect. The dolphin pub is amazing g to eat at.

We would highly recommend staying here and we would absolutely stay again we had tea and scones with jam and cream waiting for us which were amazing.

Thank you so much

Great house, comfy and clean. Has artistic flavour without being overdone. Lots of space for our family. Double oven in kitchen great for quick meals. Dryer in back room and lots of space to dry beach towels. Bath and shower in main bathroom great for our granddaughter. Lovely view from front room and front bedroom of the harbour and sea. Tourist information centre and train station 5 mins from house, got lots of good info to travel by bus and train around the area saved parking and a beautiful journey into St Ives by train takes 30 mins.One of the best scenic train journeys in England. Lovely scones clotted cream Cornish tea and milk in case you arrive late supplied. Lots of local good shops and supermarkets quite near. Parking not a real problem on the street we had 3 cars as we arrived different times. Outdoor Lido worth a visit and the walk from Penzance to Newlyn so near to the house. We would use this house again if we visited Penzance. Aspects are great to deal with always a friendly person on end of phone for advice.

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.