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The Carlton Penthouse

£958 - £2381 per week

Perfectly positioned for watching the sun journey across the sky, The Carlton Penthouse is a luxurious apartment that sleeps six, with imaginative design to make the most of the panoramic views of Mount's Bay. A central atrium extends across the upper two floors with a mezzanine lounge area. This floor is also home to the master bedroom which has a raised bath and bespoke super king size bed, making it impossible to tire of the mesmerising views out across the Atlantic. The suite also benefits from a separate shower. A fabulous, full width, glass fronted balcony with sliding glass doors is perfect for enjoying cocktails and the fresh sea breeze on those long summer days which seemingly never end.

The penthouse occupies the top two floors of this magnificent property, originally built in 1850 as a merchant's house, with a design-led interior, this luxury apartment is as much a space for families as it is for professionals or creatives wanting a calming Cornish oasis. Al-fresco dining is a must, with the choice of the front balcony where you can enjoy the ever-changing sea views or enjoy the last of the day's sun on the rear terrace. On cooler days cook up a storm in the spacious kitchen/diner with fresh fish purchased from the nearby market at Newlyn. With three bespoke super king size bedrooms, all benefitting from en suite facilities. The Carlton Penthouse's sociable design makes it the ideal space for family or friends for a truly special holiday. The Penthouse can be booked with any/all of the other Carlton apartments to sleep up to a total of 18 guests, the ultimate luxury home for a family gathering or house party in Cornwall. Watch our live Penzance webcam which shows the stunning views from the penthouse.

Entrance hall

via ten external stone steps, three flights of stairs to third floor with door to Penthouse apartment.

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

dining table with seating for eight, door to balcony, two electric ovens, six ring induction hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/drier, panoramic sea views.

Bedroom 1

bespoke zip and link (super king or twin beds), built in wardrobe with integral basin, en suite shower room with double shower and separate WC.

Bedroom 2

bespoke super king size bed, built in wardrobe with integral basin, en suite shower room with double shower and separate WC.

Mezzanine floor

atrium, large L-shaped sofa, Smart TV, DVD, two three seater sofas, coffee table, sliding glass door to balcony, door to rear terrace.

Master bedroom

bespoke super king size bed, built in wardrobe, one step up to platform with feature bath, twin basins, en suite shower, separate WC, sliding glass door to balcony, panoramic sea views.


full width balcony with glass balustrade, outside furniture panoramic sea views.


full width rear terrace.

Additional information

Smart TV with Netflix and Amazon prime available, terrestrial TV available on Catch Up, WiFi, short breaks available.


Very nice property Highly recommend

September 2021

Location was fantastic; listening to the waves in bed was amazing, Lots of places to eat nearby (we enjoyed Gino's Spaghetti House, Thai Moon and Zebra Crossing for ice-cream). Handy supermarkets very close by too. We loved the views, the huge beds, the lovely showers and all the space in the penthouse. Penzance has a great vibe and is the perfect base to explore nearby places including The Minack Theatre, The Jubilee Pool, St Michael's Mount, St Ives, Land's End, Lizard Point and loads of gorgeous sandy beaches. Didn't want to leave!

August 2021

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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. Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the 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; sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount.

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.

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.  

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

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.

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Places to visit 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.

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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 through the streets. It's a truly womderful celebration. 

21st December 2021

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

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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.

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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.

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.

Very nice property Highly recommend

Location was fantastic; listening to the waves in bed was amazing, Lots of places to eat nearby (we enjoyed Gino's Spaghetti House, Thai Moon and Zebra Crossing for ice-cream). Handy supermarkets very close by too. We loved the views, the huge beds, the lovely showers and all the space in the penthouse. Penzance has a great vibe and is the perfect base to explore nearby places including The Minack Theatre, The Jubilee Pool, St Michael's Mount, St Ives, Land's End, Lizard Point and loads of gorgeous sandy beaches. Didn't want to leave!

This apartment is amazing, in a fantastic location in Penzance. The walk across the road to step into the sea is hard to beat. People watching also became a fun pastime. The level,of comfort and equipment sets new standards, we will be hoping to book again soon. Lots of space for six adults

What a perfect week we had at the Carlton Penthouse so clean, tidy and very well equipped. perfect location with views to die for, simply perfect. Aspects yet again were amazing on helping to book this with special thanks to Olivia. would high recommend and cannot wait to return for longer next time though.

This was our first stay at this property, we found the property location excellent, this together with such a lovely property, which was very well equipped made us feel so relaxed from the first day. Would very much recommend!

A superb property and well worth the money if there are plenty of you - we were five adults so the cost per person per night of around £30 was very good value. Terrific location - easy walk into Penzance and to the train station if you don't have a lot of luggage. A good hour's walk the other way to the picturesque village of Mousehole. If you go to St Ives don't take your car. Use the train instead or the coastal bus.

Very well thought out apartment, everything you would need for a lovely stay with beautiful views. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

Amazing views from a stylishly fitted luxury apartment. We enjoyed our stay and would consider another visit.