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Scillonia Penzance

 
 
£762 - £1873
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This impressive, double fronted four bedroom townhouse offers lots of space flowing through stylish interiors. Beautifully designed, you could be forgiven for thinking you're in Kensington, that's until stepping out into the front garden where you can take in the sea views to the iconic St Michael's Mount in the distance. Across the ground floor you'll find a formal reception room and dining room, second sitting room and large kitchen/breakfast room leading out to the rear courtyard garden. The bedrooms can be accessed by two separate staircases and if you don't get lost in all the space, on the lower ground floor is a games and TV room which even has its own popcorn maker!

Scillionia is located close to the centre of Penzance; this vibrant harbour town has plenty of shops, restaurants and cafes as well as the Turks Head, one of the oldest pubs in Cornwall on the historic Chapel Street. Penzance is surrounded by one of the most breathtaking coastlines in the country and you can walk to the stunning beach overlooking Mount's Bay which leads all the way to Marazion. A short drive away the famous fishing harbours of St Ives and Mousehole are well worth visiting. If it's beaches you're after, well the list goes on from Gwithian on the north coast to Sennen in the far west and all the hidden coves between.

Entrance via external stairs

ten granite steps leading up to the front door.

Study

desk and chair.

Sitting/dining area

two sofas, TV, open fire in the lounge, large dining table and seating for ten.

Kitchen/dining area

fridge/freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, electric oven, table and seating for eight, staircase leading up to the second wing.

Conservatory

sofa, chair, desk, door leading to private yard with bistro tables and seating.

Utility room/cloakroom

washing machine, tumble dryer, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size four poster bed

Shower room

enclosed shower, basin

Bedroom 2

king size bed, bose speaker, DAB radio.

Bedroom 3

super king bed, DAB radio, this bedroom has two entrances and one leads to the second wing in the house.

Bedroom 4

zip and link (twin or superking) bed, decorative fire place, near to second staircase and second wing in the house.

Family bathroom

bath, shower, WC, basin.

Games room

on the basement floor you have three open-plan rooms all leading off one another, located in the first you have a games room with table football, chess, cards table, in room two a 55" 3D Smart TV, Wii console, two chairs and two large sofas, and in the third room a popcorn maker.

Garden and outdoor area

to the front of the property you have a terrace with a bench and sea views, to the rear you have an enclosed patio area with tables and seating for eight. Please note that children must be supervised at all times when in the front terrace, due to there being a drop from this level down to the basement area.

Additional information

please note that this property has steep steps leading to the entrance and is located over four floors so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, open fire located in bedroom 4 is a decorative feature and not for guests use. Children must be supervised at all times when in the front terrace, due to there being an open drop to the basement. Due to this property being a periodic townhouse, we do feel it is not suitable for children under six, WiFi, short breaks available.

 

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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

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. 

17th December - 6th January 2017

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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 2017

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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.

5th February 2018

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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!

20th - 22nd April 2018

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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.

12th - 13th May 2018

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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 2018

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Sea Salts and Sail Festival, Mousehole

A three day event celebrating Cornwall's Maritime heritage, with traditional sailing vessels, live music, and craft and cookery demonstrations. Profits donated to local charities. 

13th - 17th July 2018

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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 Search & Rescue helicopters from RNAS Culdrose!

TBC August 2018 

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 2018

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.

8th - 22nd September 2018

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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.

Dates TBC

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