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Stanhope Forbes

£387 - £927 per week

Stanhope Forbes offers stylish accommodation for four, and enjoys panoramic views across the bay towards St Michael's Mount. This gorgeous apartment is modern with cosy touches and really is a home from home. A delightful bathroom with lighting to create a warm sanctuary to unwind, and a large living area with a balcony offers the perfect place to relax and enjoy your morning coffee, watching the comings and goings of Penzance wharfside.

Located in the old Wharfside House, the atmospheric interior of the wharf house retains many of its original features, including beams, some of which reputedly originate from the wood of old sailing ships, and exposed granite walls. In its heyday, this 19th Century building would have had immediate water frontage but is now ideally situated for the town’s many local amenities and the stunning scenery of the far west Cornwall.


communal stairs and entrance hall to front door, hallway with doors off to all rooms.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, chair, TV, breakfast bar, four bar stools, coffee machine, fridge/freezer, washing machine, induction hob, electric oven, dishwasher, French doors leading out onto the Juliet balcony, sea views.

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed with Hypnos mattress, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds, sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, children must be supervised on the balcony, late booking discounts available. No children under 10, WiFi, short breaks available.


Great location overlooking the harbour. Very clean, bright big flat with lots of storage. Parking space a bonus. Very near to shops. Ferry, train and bus 1 minute away. Will stay again. Recommended to friends already.

October 2020

A very convenient location for bus,train and ferry to Scillies and amenities of Penzance.We particularly liked Hellys Deli almost next door especially for breakfast and takeaway sandwiches.

September 2020

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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

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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.

TBC 2021

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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 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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 2021

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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!


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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.


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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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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.


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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. 

TBC 2021

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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. 


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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 2021

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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 2021

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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 2021

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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.

Great location overlooking the harbour. Very clean, bright big flat with lots of storage. Parking space a bonus. Very near to shops. Ferry, train and bus 1 minute away. Will stay again. Recommended to friends already.

A very convenient location for bus,train and ferry to Scillies and amenities of Penzance.We particularly liked Hellys Deli almost next door especially for breakfast and takeaway sandwiches.

We have used Aspects holidays over the years and they are very friendly and helpful. The accommodations have been outstanding and as a family had such a wonderful time in Cornwall. We very much look forward to staying in an Aspects Accommodation in the near future. Thanks again

A 5 star service and accommodation that our family really enjoyed! The accommodation was beautiful, cosy and all we needed was avialable to us. We will be seeing you again yearly and we will scream your praises. Well deserved pat on the back to all connected. Thank you.

We had a wonderful stay at Stanhope Forbes. The apartment has everything you need to make you holiday worry-free. Quiet, yet close to facilities. Within a few minutes there are chicken and ice-cream take-aways, for those snack munchies. We used it as our hub for visiting all parts of West Cornwall, for which it is perfectly located. We only had minor questions - but the local Aspect office was immediately responsive. Highly recommended.

Great apartment, fab view of st Micheal’s mount.Location great, opposite bus station and 2min walk to train station.No problem with noise very relaxing and quiet.Main high street short walk to shops pubs restaurants.All together was a great weekend

We had a great family holiday with a 15 year old and 10 year old. Plenty to see and do , we parked the car and only used it once to go to the Eden project. The rest of the time we caught the bus as a very good service from Penzance to everywhere around. The apartment was a great base and a beautiful view of St Michael's Mount. Will definitely use Aspect holidays again.

Stanhope Forbes is a beautifully furnished well equipped apartment in a really good location, it was great having a designated parking space and having lots of eating places shops etc on our doorstep. The Prosecco,biscuits and tea and coffee were a very welcome surprise and the Prosecco was very quickly enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in the sunshine

Had a great stay at Stanhope Forbes in Penzance. Lovely apartment that was neat and tidy upon arrival. Great service from the Aspect team. Can heartily recommend this unit and Aspect Holidays in general for anyone seeking a self catering rental within their booking area.

This is a beautiful apartment, very comfortable and in a fantastic location. I would definitely recommend and we will probably book again next year.

Our third time at Stanhope, walking in was like coming back home, excellent property, Great location. and awesome service once again from the girls in the Penzance office.

We will be back later in the year at least once.

Excellent for travelling around Cornwall by train or bus.

The apartment was lovely good location for trains and buses very comfortable would come again.

Lovely modern apartment with everything you need staff very helpful

Our second visit to Stanhope - excellent property clean, modern and a perfect location for exploring south west cornwall

It really had the wow factor. We were very happy when we walk in. Fantastic place to stay. Would definitely stay there again.

Modern and comfortably furnished apartment, cosy, bright and very clean rooms. The accommodation is located centrally but near the coast line of St. Michael's Bay. An excellent place to reach the inner city, train station, bus stations and ferries - everything within easy walking distance, we left our car at the parking space all the time. Caused by the traffic on Wharf Road it's a bit loud at daytimes unfortunately, but it's quiet at night. Great as a starting point for hikes on the coast path. We really enjoyed our time staying there.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your time at Stanhope Forbes. The road can be a little busy at certain times, but like you rightly say, it is a beautiful place to stay and its location is also an excellent benefit, giving you a convenient base to explore West Cornwall by car or foot, and easy access to public transport. It certainly sounds like you had a fantastic time exploring all that the area has to offer! Thanks again for your comments, and hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Super chic apartment, ideal location for visiting different places in Cornwall.

Excellent property in a perfect location, perfect nights sleep can be had in this very comfy bed