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Kitts Court
Penzance

£438 - £812 per week
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Tucked away in the heart of the historic town of Penzance, Kitts Court is a relaxing retreat which has been lovingly restored. Swathed in shades of pastels and pretty florals, this traditional cottage sleeps up to three guests in two first floor bedrooms. Only a few steps and you will find yourself on Chapel Street, Penzance's most historic street. Couples and young families will feel right at home in this laidback abode, hidden in a traditional town courtyard. Complete with a small private cottage garden, overflowing with greenery, which encourages al fresco dining during Cornwall's hot summer months. Meander slowly down to the beach, stopping for a locally brewed tipple at The Turks Head or The Admiral Benbow, on the way or on the way back.

In Summer enjoy sipping a morning mug of coffee with the cottage door open to the front courtyard with a sea breeze gently drifting in over the roof tops. In winter, Kitts Court is a cosy retreat for couples with a romantic edge to the bedroom, its easy to sink into the sofa in front of the blazing woodburner as the warming smell of homemade hot chocolate drifts across from the kitchen. The property is a perfect 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 West Cornwall.

Entrance

via front courtyard to front door into:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, breakfast bar with three stools, sofa, chair, woodburner, door to back yard, stairs to bedrooms.

Ground floor shower room

two basins, WC, one step up to walk in shower, utility cupboard with washing machine.

Bedroom 1

double bed with dual aspect views.

Bedroom 2

single bed, garden view.

Outside areas

four steps to rear courtyard garden, bistro table, three chairs, front courtyard with bistro table with two chairs.

Additional information

electric heating WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

A comfy and stylish cottage in the very heart of Penzance but blissfully quiet and surrounded by lots of lovely shops and cafes and a stones throw from the harbour and lido!

June 2022

After 3 years missing Cornwall due to Corona I finally was back and not so lucky with the first days in a B&B in Falmouth. What a treat to arrive at Kitts Court afterwards! The cottage is located in the midst of Penzance but in very quiet surroundings, very cozy there! It is the richtig place to start walks and tours and feels very welcoming. Steep stairs and bathroom downstairs might cause problems for some people, you must be careful and take your time. Otherwise absolutely recommended, I'd book it again!

June 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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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 2022

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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 the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

17th - 25th June 2022

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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.

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...

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A comfy and stylish cottage in the very heart of Penzance but blissfully quiet and surrounded by lots of lovely shops and cafes and a stones throw from the harbour and lido!

After 3 years missing Cornwall due to Corona I finally was back and not so lucky with the first days in a B&B in Falmouth. What a treat to arrive at Kitts Court afterwards! The cottage is located in the midst of Penzance but in very quiet surroundings, very cozy there! It is the richtig place to start walks and tours and feels very welcoming. Steep stairs and bathroom downstairs might cause problems for some people, you must be careful and take your time. Otherwise absolutely recommended, I'd book it again!

Really lovely short break at Kitt's Court. Could not fault the property, very clean and tastefully furnished. Enjoyed sitting at the front in the pretty garden for breakfast and drinks. The location is great with restaurants and pubs within a short distance, and parking was easy by the quayside. I would love to return! Thank you.

A very high standard of accommodation… Perfect location & great for all amenities … safe & secure….We will definitely be back again!

We had a wonderful time at the cottage. Perfect for two adults and our 4 year old. Central location so within walking distance of the sea and the shops and cafes. There is only 30 min parking outside the house but a 10 min walk to the main car park by the beach. We will definitely book again!

We liked the tucked off-road position of the cute cottage, nice ambiance - cosy but modern. Good to have outdoor sitting space. Would visit again

Beautiful cute little Cottage down a cobbled lane just off the famous Chapel Street. A great find and very suitable for couples, lone travellers and a family with one child. I would return.

Didn’t like having a bathroom downstairs. Would have appreciated wardrobes & a dressing table Shower goes cold intermittently Dark because if the surrounding trees

Fantastic house in a lovely town. Accessible to everything but tucked away and so quiet and private. Everything and more that you would need in a holiday house and very nicely furnished and decorated. Everything from the booking onwards ran very smoothly. Could not fault anything and would come back.

Steps away from views of St Michael's Mount, Mousehole and 45 Queens Street-a wonderful venue mixing up quality cocktails (with home made rose petal gin), tapas and serving it all in a relaxed atmosphere on a first come first served basis!

Very welcome and cosy cottage with such a nice location.

Wow! What a lovely find, a hidden gem.Modern contemporary but still traditional.Lovely sitting area both at the front and back of the cottage .The cream teas and scones were welcoming on arrival.Watching the sea go by on the landing was tanquill.Infact did not want to come home .