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Hidden down a quiet road, but within the centre of Penzance, Rosevean is a home from home, not far from some of Cornwall's finest sandy beaches. This traditional Cornish cottage is decorated with accents of nature's colours throughout, to create a characterful retreat. From strawberry and clotted cream picnics on the beach to chilled evenings spent in the cosy sitting room chatting about your day's adventures, a family holiday to remember is guaranteed at Rosevean. There's simply no better place to relax after a day at the beach, than in a bath full of bubbles, before enjoying a blissful night's sleep in one of the two bedrooms.

Rosevean is terraced cottage offering a comfortable stay, which is only a few minutes' walk from the seafront, the bus and train stations, and the centre of Penzance. With a good selection of shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants, it is an ideal choice for those wanting to explore without a car. A short drive will take you to the idyllic villages of Mousehole and Marazion, perfect for a strolling around with their inspiring galleries and cute coffee shops. Rosevean is a great bolthole for discovering the many hidden coves dotted around this magical peninsula that is West Cornwall.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via small enclosed front garden with door to:

Sitting/dining room

corner sofa, TV, DVD, table with four chairs, stairs to first floor, arch to:


electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine.

Shower room

mains rainfall shower, WC, basin. Stairs from sitting room to first floor and doors to:

Bedroom 1

double bed.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Outside areas

rear courtyard area with table and two chairs, front yard with bistro table and two chairs.

Additional information

steep cottage stairs. Please note: From April 2024, the property now has a walk-in shower and no longer has a bath, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely cottage ideal for a couple or small family. Very convenient for transport links and the town. Courtyard big enough for two and mainly shady but the front garden catches the morning sun.

May 2024

Had a great week stay at Rosevean.perfect location for town & ideal when using public transport to explore other areas.would thoroughly recommend Aspects Holidays.

September 2023

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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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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.


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.

Lovely cottage in a good location .Close to bus and train station from which you can get anywhere you would like to go . Not for older people with the steep stairs and downstairs bathroom but great holiday cottage for anybody else .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Rosevean, we are pleased you enjoyed the great location of the property. Being a traditional Cornish cottage, the layout of Rosevean includes having the bathroom downstairs, which we completely understand may not suit all parties. However, we try to make this as clear as possible in the property description and photos. Katy, Customer Services.

Lovely cottage ideal for a couple or small family. Very convenient for transport links and the town. Courtyard big enough for two and mainly shady but the front garden catches the morning sun.

Had a great week stay at Rosevean.perfect location for town & ideal when using public transport to explore other areas.would thoroughly recommend Aspects Holidays.

Nice little cottage just needs a bit of TLC Walking distance to all amenities and good bus and train services. We didn't get much sleep due to the hard bed and the noisy seagulls but on the whole we had a good time.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback following your stay at Rosevean. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay but we are very sorry to hear that you had felt that there were some areas needing a bit of attention. It can be very difficult to find a mattress that will suit everyone, and it is disappointing that it was not to your preference, but we will keep an eye on comments moving forward. For some guests, waking up to the sound of seagulls is part of the Cornish holidaying experience, but we can appreciate the distinct noise is not for everyone, especially when you first wake up! Katy, Customer Services.

Perfect property to come home to after a day of adventures. Clean and tidy what more do you need. Ideal for car less visitors as parking might be an issue. Roseveans position is far enough away from the hustle and bustle from the town centre but walkable to all amenities. If down that way again we wouldn't hesitate to book in the future.

I will not be using Aspects in the future, I have been disappointed twice now and this has taken the joy out of being on holiday in Cornwall. I have used your company for many years and always been happy, until now. Basic cleanliness and safety checks were not done on this property which is a real shame.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are extremely disappointed to hear this. I have looked on the details of your previous bookings and can't see any reports of a previous issue, so we are very sorry to hear that you had been disappointed on one of your other bookings also. We would always do everything possible to help rectify any concerns so that guests can fully enjoy their chosen properties. From our notes, you had contacted the housekeeper direct on this occasion, so we hadn't been aware that you had experienced any cleaning issues, and we hope that these were all rectified immediately with the housekeeper. We wanted to reassure you though that the wall that you were concerned about was completely safe. It was an area of plaster that had blown, and some plaster had just come off the wall while you were there. This has had a temporary fix carried out and will have more significant work on it once out of the peak season. We are sorry if this had worried you at all. It is not uncommon, but if you have not seen it before, we can understand why it may appear concerning. Tanya, Customer Services

The perfect holiday home, the location is good as it’s very easy to travel around with trains and buses. The property is so comforting and the beds are very comfortable. Can’t fault the property at all my only suggestion is if you want on the street parking sometimes it can be quite busy so I would plan traveling with bus’s and trains (they are properly cheaper then fuel anyway). The welcome pack is also lovely as it gives you a list of places to eat and visit which was such a lovely touch. Would definitely stay here again.

Lovely little cottage within easy reach of buses & trains, also shops close by. If arriving by train you may consider taking a taxi to the cottage as walk from station is up a steep hill, fine if you don’t have suitcases.

All in all we had a lovely week in Cornwall & would recommend Aspect Holidays .

Would highly recommend great cottage in a great location

We were so very happy we booked Rosevean - excellent location, close to town centre and all amenities. A lovely quiet street, and a very 'happy' and cosy home-from-home.

Would most definitely recommend to anyone, and we'll be looking forward to re-booking for next year. Aspects have got it just right!

We very much enjoyed our stay at Rosevean cottage. It is small but has everything you need for a stay in Cornwall. Beds were super comfortable and kitchen well equipped. Be aware the road is extremely narrow and we chose to park on other roads nearby which had more space. Steep staircase would not be ideal if you have young children. Good location for visiting St Michael’s Mount, Land’s End, St Ive’s and West Cornwall in general and good value for money if you don’t mind a town location.

Perfect bolt hole in a quiet street in central Penzance.

A fabulous location if you're with kids. So close to interesting variety of shops and eateries in Penzance and the easiest place for getting round and about if you're without a car.

Cosy little house. Definitely worth recommending.

Great location, a good self-catering accommodation . We were disappointed with the cleaness of the bathroom and areas of the house . Great customer service provided by aspect holidays.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We were so sorry to hear this. We would always expect that guests arrive to their chosen property to find that it has been cleaned to a very high standard, but if that was not the case, we would always do everything possible to put that right for you. We can only apologise if any areas had been missed and please rest assured that this was followed up with the cleaner. Thank you for your comments. Tanya, Customer Services

I recommend staying at Rosevean cottage it is such a lovely place. Very quaint and felt very homely, also The Town of Penzance is a lovely place to stay and the people there we found were so nice and polite and very helpful. All in all a very nice holiday

The accommodation at Rosevean Was compact and comfortable.Everything that was needed for a self catering holiday was available.Which also included free Wi-fi.In a quiet street and within easy walking distance of the town centre.I would certainly stay there again and would also recommend it to all my friends.

Lovely stay for a week in Penzance. Rosevean is in a great location, just above the centre of town and also in a perfect location to explore Cornwall. Property was clean and has lots of amenities that made our stay so comfortable! Thank you Aspects Holidays!

The location was central to Penzance. Only a short walk to the harbour and town centre. Which was really nice The furnishing of the house was lovely and every thing we needed to stay there was available, the complementary coffee, tea, biscuit and milk was appreciated. Aswell as the COVID cleaning pack. We had a lovely time staying there.

Great little cottage to stay in Penzance within walking distance of the centre of the town.

Lovely cottage excellent service and penzance is a beautiful place

A very professional and friendly service from the team at Aspects Holidays. The house itself exceeded expectations. We stayed over Christmas and the interior had been decorated for us, a very nice touch!

Lovely place to stay, little house of Penzance character. Great location near everything as didn’t have transport. Next time I know I’m going to be in Penzance I hope it will be available to book again. Also make sure you visit Seaview fish and chips which is nearby as they’re the tastiest in town.