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Spindrift Cottage Penzance

£365 - £852 per week
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Spindrift Cottage is a cosy mews cottage in the historic harbour quarter of Penzance, tucked away at the foot of Chapel Street, with it's mix of elegant 18th and 19th century architecture. Spindrift is furnished in a traditional, clean and fresh style and has partial views over the harbour from most windows; the upstairs window offers a view across Mount's Bay to the Lizard.

Enjoy a coffee in the morning sun on the patio or wander a few steps to the harbour front to find one of many coffee shops ready to serve you breakfast. Ideally located for all shops, restaurants and antique shops of Penzance, Spindrift is only a ten minute walk to the bus and train transport hub enabling guests to explore the enchanting mining and maritime history of the Land's End peninsula. The wonderful beaches, coastal walks and picturesque harbours of Mousehole and Marazion are just waiting to be explored.

Entrance

Front door from paved patio area at the front of the cottage leading into sitting/dininig room.

Sitting/dining room

open plan living space, sofa seating, electric flame effect woodburner, TV, partial views over the working harbour, door thorugh to kitchen and stairs up to first floor:

Kitchen

terracotta tiling, dining table and six chairs, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, small tumble dryer, ceramic hob, electric oven and grill, door to the front of the property.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, partial views over the harbour and the sea.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, partial harbour views.

Bedroom 3

single bed, partial harbour views.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, basin and WC.

Additional information

private parking space available for smaller cars, additional parking is available on street or in the public car park 300 yards from the cottage, bench seating in front of property, underfloor heating in bathroom and kitchen, wall mounted convector heaters in bedrooms, storage heaters in kitchen and sitting room. WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

A comfortable house with great views in the lovely town of Penzance. Comfortable living room and bedrooms. All you need for a self catering stay if that’s what you want. Near amenities. Needs additional heating downstairs

October 2019

Excellent property, in a great location over looking the harbour, very close to local transport links with the train station around 10 minute walk away, to enable easy exploration of west Cornwall.

August 2019

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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

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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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 2019

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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 2019

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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. 

31st December 2019

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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 2020

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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!

26th - 28th April 2020

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2020

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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 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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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 2020

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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!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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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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 26th August 2020

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 2020

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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.

November 2020

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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.

A comfortable house with great views in the lovely town of Penzance. Comfortable living room and bedrooms. All you need for a self catering stay if that’s what you want. Near amenities. Needs additional heating downstairs

Oct 2019

Excellent property, in a great location over looking the harbour, very close to local transport links with the train station around 10 minute walk away, to enable easy exploration of west Cornwall.

Sep 2019

I would review this property a 3 out of 5.

Sep 2019

Clean tidy and very welcoming. Great location Able to park ford focus on drive Brilliant house

Aug 2019

The property is large, light and spacious. The location is just off the sea front and the Jubilee Pool which is excellent. It is next to the harbour too and being a working port, it can be a little noisy at times but I liked the sounds of a harbour. The parking space is too small but it is only a short walk to the main harbour car park and I would recommend using that. We really enjoyed our stay at the house and I would recommend Penzance for a holiday.

Jul 2019

Spindrift Cottage is an ideal home away from home. It's clean, comfortable and in a great location. We loved that we were a short drive away from spectacular beaches and countryside during the day, but could walk to great pubs and restaurants in the evening. Everything is there if you want to cook at home too.

Jul 2019

Very nice cottage, lovely personal touches Close proximity to everything, comfortable beds

May 2019

Really well located, comfortable and extremely well equipped cottage.

May 2019

Spindrift is a lovely cottage in a great location with brilliant views over the harbour . Had everything we needed for our stay . Rooms were clean and tidy and beds really comfortable.

Apr 2019

Fantastic holiday and great location.

Aug 2018

A really great stay in a clean, tidy and well appointed cottage.

Spindrift is in a super location, just of the fascinating Chapel Street with views over the bustling Penzance Harbour. I'd recommend it to anyone.

Apr 2018

Excellent location for local amenities

Mar 2018

A very comfortable holiday cottage in an excellent location. Good views over the harbour towards the bay.

Oct 2017

Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location with parking. So easy to walk along the front or into town via historic Chapel Street after a day at the beach.

Jul 2017

A lovely property, very good location - great to have a car parking space, too.Well equipped and reasonably cleaned. Very relaxing place, nicely furnished

May 2017

Really was a perfect home from home. Excellent location and very spacious.

Aug 2016

A great place to stay convenient for shops and train station-also easy to walk in either direction, Cottage was modern inside and very well appointed

Dec 2015

The cottage was very beautiful and we were happy about the tea, scones and flowers.

Oct 2015

We really like the central Penzance location yet it's private. Good wifi. Plenty of space for 2 of us plus being able to park a small car outside made this an ideal location.

Oct 2015

Clean, comfortable and with excellent facilities, it's a perfect base to explore from. Lovely views of the harbour and only five minutes away from the wonderful Newlyn seafront. Highly recommended.

Aug 2015

very convenient for town & ferry

Jun 2015

Cornwall and Penzance in particular is our favourite part of the country, add a lovely cottage and you really have a winner!

May 2015

Overall excellent cottage, very well equipped and we would book this cottage again.

Oct 2014

To receive fresh flowers and cream teas on arrival was a lovely thought. Well done to the cleaner for an excellent handover.

Sep 2014