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Parade House
Penzance

£605 - £1780 per week
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A charming Grade ll listed Georgian family house on one of Penzance's most prestigious terraces. Parade House takes full advantage of the lovely views from the expansive first floor sitting room and bedrooms, some of which offer sea glimpses.

Original period features including high ceilings, wooden floorboards, architraves and original fireplaces combine with a mix of modern and period furniture to create a delightful effect in this outstanding property. Located in a quiet and pretty street close to the centre of Penzance, Parade House is a warm and inviting holiday home in a much sought after location. The amenities of the town are a few steps away, with shopping in pedestrian Causeway Head and Chapel Street a must, visiting the variety of eateries and coffee houses make this a very sociable place to holiday.

Entrance

path through front garden up to front door. Hallway through to utility area, with doors off to kitchen/dining room and stairs up to first and second floors.

Kitchen/dining room

large open plan area, gas hob, electric oven and grill, larder fridge, dishwasher, dining table with seating for eight, TV. Door from hall to:

Shower room/utility area

shower, basin, WC, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer. stairs from ground floor to first floor:

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC, stairs leading to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed.

Sitting room

sofas and armchairs, TV/DVD, music system, stairs to second floor:

Cloakroom

WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bedroom 3

3ft bunk beds, sea views.

Bedroom 4

king size bed, sea views.

Games room

accessed from the rear patio, chairs, extensive selection of books and games, multi-functional games tables including table tennis, TV.

Outside area

small enclosed front garden, garden furniture.

Additional information

gas central heating, private parking for one small/medium car due to limited space, additional parking in side streets/public car parks close by, WiFi, one dog welcome.

 
 

This accommodation was more then we expected. Great location.

April 2022

Parade house was lovely, great for a larger group and excellent location. Will definitely return.

April 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...

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.

This accommodation was more then we expected. Great location.

It is a gorgeous house and a great place for a family getaway - we loved staying there! It's an excellent location, very well appointed (games, kitchen equipment, books etc) and has a great atmosphere as it's quite historical.

Parade house was lovely, great for a larger group and excellent location. Will definitely return.

Nice location for getting about, lovely house, Felt very at home, Have a wonder around the Parks. We had 7 days of sunshine which was quite something for March.

A first class property with bags of character, immaculately presented & in a perfect position for all the amenities that Penzance has to offer.

Lovely property in a lovely location. In need of a bit of TLC throughout (Mold in shower room, paint peeling etc etc) and investment to bring it in the 21st century (Larger TV, DAB radio, wardrobes space etc)

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you liked Parade House. We aim to offer a wide range of properties that we hope will meet the different budgets, differing requirements and individual tastes. Whilst this property is not marketed as one of the more modern properties, with the owners trying to maintain a certain character and charm to the place, the owners and their housekeeper usually keep it very well maintained. So, we were sorry to hear of the mould in the shower and peeling paint. Your feedback has been passed on to the owners, who are due here soon, so they can have a look at this. Your suggestions around modernising certain things have also been passed on for the owner's consideration. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely week at Parade House. Loads of room for everyone to have their own space & come together too. Loved the huge kitchen diner, on a nice day you can have the window open onto the enclosed front garden also which extends the space even further!

Kitchen is fully loaded so cooking up a storm is easy if you desire. Powerful shower and good washing/drying facilities. Table tennis fun in the games room. Comfy lounge and bedrooms, the worst thing was not being able to move in permanently :) No-one wanted to go home.

The locals in Penzance are friendly, good fish & chips just a few mins away. Easy access to town on foot to pick up some pasties & cake. Only parking for one car, Golf size no problems at all could get away with slightly larger. If you need additional parking use the car park near the tennis club, only 2 min walk away through the alley and a very reasonable £2.50 a day. They only charge from 09:00 0 16:00, free on Sunday. The machine allows you to pay the day before for the following day so no fret you can stay in bed.

The best beach in the world Sennen cove is only a short drive away, St Ives is also on your doorstep.

It was so good we have booked to return later this year!

Enjoyed an amazing week with family at Parade House. House was spotlessly clean, well furnished with a lovely sunny courtyard garden, perfect to relax in after a day of sightseeing. Location is perfect for visiting landmarks in the South West of Cornwall - loved Lands End & Sennen Cove, Lizard Point, St Ives & St Michaels Mount.

Lovely clean house well located in Penzance. Fantastic base for a holiday !

On the day of arrival we were informed that the boiler and central heating was not working and the plumbers were waiting for a spare part to arrive. Aspects offered us either a change of property or a reduction on the rental. Electric heaters had been put in the house and there was one electric shower. The problem was fixed two days later, once the spare part had arrived. As we were only two people this did not cause us too much inconvenience. Apart from that we very much enjoyed our stay at Parade House.

Great house, clean, so well equipped,(especially for a family) and very comfortable. It has been so great to have just been away and our week exploring South West Cornwall at this time really spectacular. We will be back as soon as we can with Aspects Holidays.

Its a large house in a great location with lots of lovely big windows - but - it has too many draw backs. It is not very well looked after. The beds are uncomfortable - after the first night I had to sleep in a different bed to my wife as every time one of us moved in bed the other was woken up. The central heating was on the blink from the moment we arrived. Bring your own tea mugs/coffee cups - as the house only has a few and you quickly will run out. It is not good value for money and you should be able to do better else where. We love Penzance and west Cornwall but we won't be coming back to this house.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were pleased to see that you liked the location of the property and enjoyed the big windows that keep the property nice and bright within. We were sorry to see that you experienced an issue with the central heating and that you found the mattresses to be uncomfortable, but we are happy to report that the issue with the boiler was fixed as soon as we were made aware of the issue from this feedback, and whilst everyone's opinions on the comfort of mattresses can differ, the owner has also replaced all the mattresses in the property. Unfortunately, in 2020 due to Covid-19, we had to ask owners to reduce the amount of crockery and utensils in properties, to help ensure that what is left in the house is thoroughly cleaned and sanitised before your arrival. We do hope that whilst Parade House wasn't to your liking, that we'll be able to welcome you back to Penzance and Cornwall again soon. Ben, Customer Services

Beautiful period property well maintained clean and fresh with almost everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Deceptively large with enough space for the six of us to have family games/film nights together and also have your own space. The games room was great with table tennis, mini pool/football table. Ideally situated with shops only a couple minutes walk and lovely beaches just a short drive away. We all had a great stay at Parade House and would recommend staying here as a base to explore Penzance and the surrounding areas!

Parade House is quite the best holiday house we've stayed in. It felt very much like a much loved family home and was a joy. The bookshelves were full of books one would choose to read rather than just ones left over by other people and that said a lot. The situation was perfect, with two beautiful parks nearby for morning dog walks, and close to bus stops too so that getting around without a car was very easy. Shops nearby too - all in all, convenient and extremely comfortable. It was a wrench to leave!

Beautiful House, fabulous location with so much to see and do a week was not enough!

The house was in a good location and very clean, we had a lovely few days and managed to fit lots of activities in including the zip wire at the Eden project and Sennen cove which is a must. Very quiet of an evening property does have a games room but no WiFi in there.

We had a fabulous week in Cornwall. Parade House made a great base for exploring West Cornwall by day and the location of the house was great for walking to local restaurants in the evening (The Bakehouse and Cornish Barns are both excellent). We had plenty of space and the kitchen was very well-equipped. On arrival, the house was spotlessly clean and we appreciated the welcome pack. We only had contact with Aspects on one occasion (regarding a spare key) and they were very helpful and dealt with this issue straight away. Our teenagers loved surfing and paddle-boarding at St Ives and Sennen Cove. We visited an outdoor cinema and the Minack Theatre and would highly recommend both. Just about everywhere was very dog friendly.

Beautiful large spacious house in a great central location.

Parade House is a very elegant, roomy and comfortable house and we had a wonderful time in thr area. The family also enjoyed the games room. Would like to return.

We had a wonderful week at Parade House, lots of space for 8 of us. The location is wonderful, close to town centre and nearby Penlee House, play area and gardens; the promenade and coast easy to access. The games room and rocking horse were big hits with our grandchildren. The plentiful and varied supply of books was another bonus. The front garden sitting area was used to enjoy the afternoon sun, private and quiet. We would certainly recommend Parade House to family and friends, it had everything we had hoped for and more.

We loved our stay at Parade House. It's a beautiful house with a wonderful amount of space. It was somewhere we loved to come back to after rambling around Penzance and also a cosy place to be when hiding from stormy weather. With two small children in tow, I was especially appreciative of the fantastic utilities - the washing machine and tumble dryer are state-of-the-art! Absolutely would recommend to families. The house sleeps 8 and is wonderfully clean and tidy. There's a great games room for a rainy day - everything has been thought of.

Lovely house.

Great property and location. Have been twice now with family. Plenty of room in the bedrooms & enough bathrooms/toilets to accommodate everyone. No complaints at all. Would recommend.

The perfect location for a chill out break with every amenity right on your doorstep.

Ideal holiday home for families due to layout on 3 floors and ideally situated in the centre of Penzance. Short walking distance to seafront and lovely gardens, super play park near tennis club for younger children. Parking only for one car but after a couple of days we found we could park in tennis club car park for 24 hours at £1.90 which suited us. Really enjoyed our stay.

Had a thoroughly great time in this lovely house. It had everything we needed and more. Would definitely return

Wonderful property, beautifully presented and in an excellent quiet location.

We had a lovely family weekend in Penzance made all the more special by this fantastic house. We could walk everywhere, especially enjoyed the beer festival at the Star Inn, we were able to stroll/roll home with ease after some slight over indulgence. Perfect weekend, perfect house. So lovely to be able to walk a few paces round the corner and look down the road at the sparkling sea, everything was within easy reach. We had some lovely meals out, no driving involved (for a change), ideal location but no compromise on the quality and comfort of this fantastic house.

This is an impressive house, suitable for a large family group. We felt very at home and could accomodate all the various wishes of our party. It is comfortable with enough space to get away from each other or play a board game together on the large dining room table.The kitchen is well equipped and the book shelves full of interesting books. We all slept well in the beds. We are aged 22 to 59 and are a family of 8 Germans. It was a great holiday.

Parade house was in a quite location although very close to town centre. Close to railway/bus station for outings

Beautiful house in a fantastic central town location. A lovely spacious home, the kitchen and dining area provide a very comfortable gathering space and the house is large enough that everyone can have their own space and escape if need be. There is a games room that the kids can lose themselves in. Overall we had a fantastic stay, this is our second time in this house and we will be back

The property has a great location, with easy access into the town and to the seafront. The games room is a great addition, and much enjoyed by our children.