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Poppy Cottage Penzance

 
£350 - £772
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Poppy Cottage is a charming, contemporary and cosy Victorian cottage which has been presented with care. The lounge is light and airy with a woodburning stove for when the evenings cool. Located in a quiet and beautiful tree-lined square just off the main shopping area in Penzance, the cottage is a pleasant walk away from coffee shops and restaurants.

Just around the corner you will find the squares' own Pub, complete with micro brewery! With its own parking space, Poppy Cottage is perfectly positioned as a touring base; or leave the car behind and take a five minute stroll to the bus and train station to start your adventures in West Cornwall.

Sitting room

sofa, two easy chairs, TV, DVD, CD player.

Kitchen/dining room

electric cooker, large fridge/freezer, dining table and chairs.

Utility room

Belfast style sink with carved wooden work top and draining board, washer/dryer, door to small courtyard. Stairs up from ground floor to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, small TV, window seats overlooking the square.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin, WC.

Outdoor area

small rear courtyard, BBQ.

Additional information

the bed in bedroom two can be accessed on one side only, parking space for one car within the cobble stoned square (permit supplied must be used), gas central heating throughout, due to the stairs being steep this property may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.

 

Poppy Cottage is a nice compact and attractive listed building, in a great location and with great internal features. The Square where it is located is a lovely spot very central for all of Penzance but a lovely feeling of seclusion. Parking very easy and great for access to the south west peninsula of Cornwall. Would recommend.

August 2018

It's a nice little cottage. Very central. We really enjoyed our stay.

June 2018

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Penzance Holidays

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. The town has plenty of car parks that offer a weekly stay from £30. 

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.  

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.

Things to do 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.

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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Local events

St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

23rd - 24th November 2018

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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 

1st - 2nd December 2018

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Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

15th - 24th December 2018 (selected dates)

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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The Alternative Christmas Market at Heartlands

The Heartlands Alternative Christmas Market isn't your average festive fayre! There will be live music, a mini silent disco, food & drinks stalls, arts & crafts, workshops and Christmas gifts from local traders. 

Sunday 16th December 2018

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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.

21st December 2018

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.

4th February 2019

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

19th - 21st April 2019

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

10th - 12th May 2019

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2019 

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

Dates TBC August 2019

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

August 2019

Newlyn Fish Festival

Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.

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TBC August 2019

St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2019

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Poppy Cottage is a nice compact and attractive listed building, in a great location and with great internal features. The Square where it is located is a lovely spot very central for all of Penzance but a lovely feeling of seclusion. Parking very easy and great for access to the south west peninsula of Cornwall. Would recommend.

August 2018

It's a nice little cottage. Very central. We really enjoyed our stay.

June 2018

Lovely character property right in the heart of Penzance, well stocked with all you need for a visit. Off road parking and seconds away from the shops and cafes and just minutes from the train station. Would definitely recommend to anyone wanting a base for visiting Newlyn, Truro and St Ives.

January 2018

Poppy Cottage is a delight to stay in. It is handy for the shops, public transport, pubs and cafes. It is great to come back to at the end of the day and the poppy theme is to be welcomed. It is very comfortable and welcoming.

October 2017

A delightfully decorated and comfortable period cottage with real character in a near perfect location, with shops, train station, buses and car hire just a short walk away. The allocated parking is a real bonus.

September 2017

We'll be booking back into Poppy Cottage next year, can't wait.

August 2017

Poppy cottage is in an excellent position in penzance, which is a lively town with good bus and train connections to the main attractions in west Cornwall. It's a warm and comfortable place to return st the end of a day.

May 2017

Great cottage, great location, brilliant to have a parking space, local pubs and restaurants very good.

March 2017

I think the location of the cottage is worth beefing up as it was so handy for all facilities -shops, pubs, buses, trains, etc. And it was very quiet and the neighbours were nice.

September 2016

Fantastic location, lovely cosy home, a fantastic stay. Thank you so much.

August 2016

Great location, really quiet, lovely neighbours, lots of cats and a great pub 50m away!!

July 2016

Terrific location in Penzance but the place needs a bit of TLC

May 2015

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were very sorry to hear of your experience at Poppy Cottage, which related to issues of cleanliness. We know from our records, that you have stayed at this cottage several times before and always found it to be to a high standard of cleanliness and upkeep, so I think it is fair to say that we were equally as suprised as yourselves to hear of your concerns. We have passed all of your feedback on to the owner and the housekeeper but so sorry that we didn't hear from you while you were here so that we could have assisted you at the time. We hope that you still had a fantastic time here. Tanya, Customer Services.

Poppy Cottage is very cosy and well appointed, excellent location to explore Penzance and surounding area, we hope to return again next year !

October 2014

 
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