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The Penthouse
Penzance

£406 - £1057 per week
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Stay at The Penthouse and you are instantly greeted with stunning sea views that stretch right across the bay of Penzance to the famous St Michael's Mount. This comfortable two bedroom apartment provides spacious accommodation for four people, and also benefits from private parking. The Penthouse is aptly named, and guests have access to the largest terrace on this very popular complex, which can be enjoyed from the master bedroom or the open plan living room.

If you can pull yourself away from your balcony and view, then Penzance is a short stroll away and is the perfect place to enjoy a bite to eat. The Penthouse is located opposite the train station and local bus station, so you can leave your car behind for the day, and enjoy a relaxing day out on local transport soaking up West Cornwall and its stunning scenery.

Entrance via external stairs

leading to front door, hallway with doors off to all rooms. Please note a lift is also available to use instead of external stairs.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

TV, DVD, sofa, two chairs, table and four chairs, electric oven and grill, electric hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, patio doors leading onto the balcony, sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed, patio doors leading out onto balcony, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Balcony

bench, table and two chairs, sea views.

Additional information

children to be supervised on the balcony. Please note that due to the locality of The Penthouse, traffic noise may be experienced whilst on the balcony. Gas central heating throughout, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

Really nice holiday. Great location a few minutes walk into the town. Nice walks close by to Mousehole and Marazion. Great that parking is locked and key code entry felt safe. Nice warm comfortable property with great views. Everything you need there including dishwasher, really enjoyed our time in Penzance

December 2020

Very nice apartment in a great location. We had a great week and would recomend it for a holiday, we will come again!

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.

TBC

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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.

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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!

TBC

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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 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.

Really nice holiday. Great location a few minutes walk into the town. Nice walks close by to Mousehole and Marazion. Great that parking is locked and key code entry felt safe. Nice warm comfortable property with great views. Everything you need there including dishwasher, really enjoyed our time in Penzance

Lovely views across the sea and onto St Michaels Mount, and really close to the train/bus station which was really helpful for us as we did not have a car and relied on public transport to go to various parts of West Cornwall.

However, I would warn that the provisions of teabags, coffee, dishwasher tablets and toilet roll were quite low so to bring your own. There were also a lot of scatter cushions around, which do not comply with the covid guidelines, and no hairdryer provided as this was deemed "non-essential".

Overall we had a lovely stay at the Penthouse.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We were delighted to see that you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the amazing views from the property overlooking the bay and St Michaels Mount. There should always be enough tea/coffee, toilet roll etc. to get you started when you arrive to a property, as we know it is always nice to put your feet up with a cuppa after a long journey, but as the property is self-catered you will usually need to bring/buy the remainder of these things when you arrive. We were sorry to see that you felt there were too many scatter cushions in the property when you arrived. These should be limited at the moment, unless it is possible (with spare covers etc) for the housekeeper to be able to rotate them between bookings. You will therefore see that some properties/owners are able to keep a few more items in situ for guests' comfort, when compared to other properties. Thanks for taking the time to send in your comments and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Ben, Customer Services

Very nice apartment in a great location. We had a great week and would recomend it for a holiday, we will come again!

The Penthouse overall is an excellent apartment with every facility although a few COVID 19 guidelines unfortunately not adhered to. In saying this we would highly recommend holidaying there with a few tweaks made in regard to the current situation.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thanks for your feedback, we just wanted to reassure you that the owners housekeepers all have very clear guidelines regarding COVID 19. We understand that your main concern was around the decluttering of the property, particularly regarding the soft furnishings. Housekeepers and the property owners have been instructed to remove all unnecessary items, but some will leave more in than others, depending on what is deemed to be manageable by the owner and their housekeeper. Anything that is left behind needs to be able to withstand disinfecting weekly and any soft furnishings that remain, sofas etc are changed weekly or sprayed with antibacterial products. We do understand the concerns at this time but hopefully this helps to put your mind at rest. Tanya, Customer Services

Once again we have stayed at the Penthouse, and it has not disappointed. So clean, and well equipped - everything you need is provided. Lovely to sit on the balcony,and enjoy the views. Great location as a base to explore from, train & bus station, very close. Large supermarkets, Tesco, Sainsbury's & Morrisons, all within a short car ride.

Amazing views, was a great base for our family of three. Very close to Penzance centre So we could eat out easily and get provisions

Fantastic views. Very comfortable accommodation. Great location . Penzance at its best

As I have stayed here previously I have already written a review which is on you website.

Stayed at The Penthouse with my best friend for a week from 22nd June, 2019. The apartment was clean, comfortable and everything needed on arrival to get the holiday off to a start. The view from the balcony was absolutely amazing and would be tough to beat anywhere. The Harbour on one side, St Michaels Mount on the other and the railway station in the middle. Absolutely perfect view. It's only a five minute (if that) walk to the bus and train station. So getting around on public transport, as we did, was so easy. I would reccommend this property to anyone visiting Penzance. And Aspects Holidays will provide you with all the information you need prior to arrival.

I have no hesitation recommending The Penthouse. A very comfortable apartment, really well equipped with great views over Mount Bay. It's close proximity to both the local bus and train services made it easy to travel around without having to use the car. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in this excellent accommodation.

Easy to book, locate and get in. Stunning view. Very well equipped.

The Penthouse over all was lovely, great views of the bay

We felt instantly at home in the apartment,which was spotless and modern and had everything you could possibly need.Add on the great view (we watched the Scillonian leave and return almost every day!)and the handy parking and you really couldn't wish for a better home from home for a holiday.

Great apartment, great view, extremely confortable and clean. Very well equiped - "A home from home".

We found The Penthouse an ideal holiday home. It is easily accessible, very well maintained and comfortable, with the most magnificent views. It was hard to tear ourselves away with so much to enjoy just from the window. We chose it, partly, for its proximity to the bus terminus and railway station so that we could forget the car and yet visit the beautiful SW coast path walks, bays and villages with ease. It worked perfectly! Thank you to all concerned with providing and maintaining the property.

What an absolutely amazing apartment! Miles nicer than it looks in the photos. We were astounded on arrival! Breath-taking sea views from the living room and bedroom. Everything was crisp, clean, modern and comfortable. The perfect location for exploring Penzance or jumping on a train to just about anywhere. We had the most wonderful honeymoon here and would return! Very very impressed.

Fantastic apartment, great location and really thoughtful little touches which made our long weekend in Penzance extra special. We would highly recommend!

brilliant views out over the bay. Very cosy. Everything that you needed - that you hadn't packed had been thought of. Brilliant location. would book again

Excellent location, perfect for Visiting the many beaches and towns around the south west, great views across Mounts bay

This apartment is fabulous, inside there is everything you could need for a comfortable stay, especially the extremely well equipped kitchen. Outside, there's a lovely balcony with quite the view! Great for enjoying a glass of wine on a summers evening. Within walking distance to all that Penzance has to offer.

Amazing view from the lounge looking out to sea and watching the Isles of Scilly ferry departing and leaving.