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Top Flat

£402 - £744 per week

This light and bright apartment, located within a Grade II listed Georgian building, is sure to delight with its stunning views over the harbour and Mount's Bay. Double aspect windows in the airy sitting room/kitchen allow you to watch the comings and goings of the harbour while enjoying a meal and a glass of wine, or while sipping on your morning cup of coffee. The property is a popular choice for couples wanting a convenient town centre location with restaurants, cafes, pubs, galleries and beaches all on the doorstep. Good transport links close by, make it easy to explore the World Heritage Peninsula of Penwith by rail, road, sea and air. Ideal for long and short stays all year round.

Within walking distance, are all the attractions that the historic town of Penzance has to offer. Browse the lovely selection of unique shops, have a bite to eat in one of the many eateries or just sit by the harbour and watch the world go by. Within a short drive are Land’s End and St Michael’s Mount, along with many other superb attractions that Cornwall is famous for.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Entrance via external stone steps

eight stone steps into hall with thirteen stairs to flat with door into:


stairs to top floor and doors to:

Kitchen/dining room/sitting room

electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, washing machine, one step down to dining table, two chairs, two sofas, Smart TV, DVD, harbour and sea views.


king size bed with en suite rainfall shower. Stairs leading to:


bath with shower attachment, WC, basin, church view.

Additional information

gas central heating, bath has height restriction at one end, bathroom is situated on the floor above the bedroom. WC is on the top floor, no children under 18, WiFi.


Lovely flat with lovely views and fantastic town location near to everything ….would highly recommend. Was very cozy despite the howling wind and rain all week! Lovely pubs and restaurants on your doorstep. Had everything we needed for great week away.

December 2023

It's much bigger than the photos suggest. The views are amazing. A boon having the ensuite shower. Fantastic location. All the kitchen equipment you need.

December 2023

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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 making holidays in Penzance a jet-set-style holiday you can enjoy without climbing on a plane.


Sitting in the corner of a sheltered and attractive bay, the UK’s most westerly 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 meaning sub-tropical plants grow well in Morrab Gardens and in the gardens on St. Michael’s Mount. It also means balmy days on one of the nearby beaches are always calling.

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, Penzance holidays offer something for everyone with lots to see and do. It’s also within a stone’s throw of some of the prettiest places to visit in Cornwall, which are always worth exploring during your stay.

Penzance has secret treats too if you take the time to explore. For a start, the very best way to see Penzance is by the alleys and walkways, the through-lanes from here to there. Take a day to discover the town this way and you will uncover its beautiful parks as well as its Regency and Georgian architecture. 

Penzance also benefits from a wonderful community and comes alive throughout the year with different events and traditions that add waves of colour and music to the seaside town.

Did you know...

Penzance has one of the mildest climates in the UK!

Beaches in and near Penzance

With Mount’s Bay providing a beautiful alcove of beaches and the surrounding Penwith coast showing off exactly what west Cornwall has to offer, beach days in Penzance are always on the agenda.

Longrock Beach – Nestled halfway between Marazion and Penzance, this long stretch of sand is great for families. The water remains quite shallow, making it ideal for those who aren’t confident swimmers as well as windsurfers.

Marazion Beach – There are few views from the beach as impressive as Marazion where your beach day benefits from the impressive St Michael’s Mount standing guard over the bay. Stroll across the causeway at low tide, explore the rockpools or tuck into a fish and chips on the rocks.

Perranuthnoe Beach – With a beach café that serves delicious homemade cakes and ice creams, and a ramp for easy access, Peranuthnoe is popular with locals and visitors alike. The expanse of sand, which is second to none for sandcastles, means there’s plenty of room for everyone.

Places to visit near Penzance

Stay in a self catering cottage in Penzance and you’re perfectly situated to explore the surrounding towns and villages, each with their own individual characters and charm. Literally minutes from Penzance is the fishing port of Newlyn while a little further on you’ll find the quaint village of Mousehole with its harbourside bistro, community atmosphere and famous Christmas lights. 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 Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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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.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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Things to do in Penzance

Jubilee Pool

This beautiful art-deco open-air bathing pool is the UK’s largest seawater lido. There is also an excellent café and a delightfully warm geothermal pool. 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!

Parks and gardens

Morrab Garden is a sub-tropical garden in the heart of Penzance with Victorian fountains and a bandstand, which still plays host to concerts in the summer. The Morrab Library sits in the gardens and is an absolute joy with its wonderful photographic archives and collections. Full of trees and squirrels, Penlee Park has a specific dog-free and child-friendly play area making it ideal for families.

Art galleries

Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum (with an excellent café) sits opposite the Penlee open-air theatre and is home to a large collection of Newlyn School paintings as well as more contemporary works. Along the various streets and alleys lie many other superb galleries featuring a mix of local and national artists. Further afield, you have the renowned Newlyn Exchange and the wondrous Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, which is home to many incredible sculptures throughout its grounds. Or, if you want to create your own art, why not embark on one of Penwith’s popular painting holidays to really make the most of Cornish scenery.

Shopping in Penzance

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 that Penzance enjoys. There are many Georgian and early Victorian facades just above eye-level in Penzance giving a really unique backdrop to your shopping. By way of shops, you’ll find everything from boutiques to big names as well as delis and food shops that are jam-packed with tempting, locally sourced treats.


Penzance, with its recently resurfaced prom and surrounding coastline, is perfectly placed to enjoy some stunning Cornish walks. The further to the west you go, the more rugged and captivating the coastline – although be warned, in Penwith, the more beautiful the view, the steeper the trek to reach it! Our favourite stretch has to be between Mousehole all the way along to the Minack Theatre, which provides days upon days of incredible coastal walks. During your treks, make sure to keep an eye out for some of Cornwall’s ancient sites, which can be found scattered around the wild landscape.

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 ideal for stocking up on treats for your holiday cottage. Check out our blog on places to eat in Penzance for ideas on where to refuel.

Dog-friendly Penzance

With the sights and smells of the nearby beaches and plenty of dog-friendly pubs (Admiral Benbow is particularly popular with dogs and people alike), Penzance is a wonderful place for a dog-friendly holiday in Cornwall. There are also some great dog-friendly beaches nearby so you can enjoy a proper romp in the sand with your furry best friend.

Events in Penzance

Golowan Festival – Happening every year towards the end of June, Penzance’s Golowan Festival (also known as Mazey Day) is a bright and cheerful celebration of midsummer and promises an array of colour, music and festivities. Watch the parade of intricate puppets that dance through the streets, cheer on the Morris dancers and browse your way through the collection of stalls that sell everything from jewellery to mouth-watering foods.

Penzance Literary Festival - One for all the bookworms out there, the Penzance Literary Festival in July celebrates words in all forms from written to spoken to sung! Come along and catch the many performances, take part in literary discussions and even try your hand at creating your own stuff with the many workshops that take place.

Christmas in Penzance – With Christmas lights turning the whole stretch of coast between St Michael’s Mount and Mousehole into a glittering display, a jovial walk (or drive) is always a great way to get in the festive spirit. In town, you’ll find shop windows awash with intricate displays that tie in with a chosen theme as businesses from all over the town take part in an annual Christmas competition to dazzle shoppers. Santa never misses Penzance when doing the rounds, as you can always find him sitting happily in his grotto during the light switch on. Fairs, processions, and costumed antics take place throughout December, so you’re always in for a spectacle or two when you visit at Christmas.


Getting around

Literally at the end of the line, Penzance is well-placed for holiday makers that prefer the train to a car. For those wanting to tour Mount’s Bay on foot (or on two wheels), there is a superb path that runs right the way along from Marazion to Mousehole, making excellent use of the promenade in Penzance. You can often find food vans along the prom, allowing for a quick refuel with a view during your jaunt. For those with a car, there are numerous car parks around the town as well as in the surrounding villages so you can enjoy Penwith by foot, car, bike or even boat!

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.

Lovely flat with lovely views and fantastic town location near to everything ….would highly recommend. Was very cozy despite the howling wind and rain all week! Lovely pubs and restaurants on your doorstep. Had everything we needed for great week away.

It's much bigger than the photos suggest. The views are amazing. A boon having the ensuite shower. Fantastic location. All the kitchen equipment you need.

Once again we have had a fantastic time at Top Flat in Penzance. The flat was comfortable clean and tidy and had everything we needed. Within walking distance of all the shops, harbour and close to the train and bus station. A great base to explore this beautiful part of Cornwall. It is ideally situated with a nice view of the harbour whilst eating breakfast. Aspects Holidays have always been fantastic to deal with. We have recommended them to family and friends over the years and will continue to do so. We will be back and once again Thank You. Lorraine and Kev Derbyshire

Great location opposite the church, therefore good starting point for tours and just a short walk to the promenade. Very good bed, a cozy living room. WC and wash basin to be reached via second stairs, sometimes that felt to be too much after exhausting walks!

Very comfortable apartment well equipped kitchen and laundry. Great view over harbour. Good central location

Top flat was a lovely surprise. Very clean and tidy it had everything we needed including amazing views of the Harbour. Great location with train and bus services very close by. An excellent place to stay and enjoy the surrounding area as well as Penzance. Thank you again Aspects Holidays you do an amazing job. We will return Lorraine Edwards From Derbyshire

The flat is ideally located for those travelling by train to Cornwall. Being in Chapel Street in the heart of Penzance was delightful. It was a comfortable place to stay for a Spring break. Everything is within easy reach and exploration by bus is very convenient with both the bus station and town bus stops a short walk away.

I found Top Flat clean, bright and warm. I would recommend it to anyone.

We loved everything about the Top Flat from it's superb location,it's far reaching views and it's warmth and comfort.Everything you needed was provided including the ingredients for a cream tea on arrival which was much appreciated.With only a short walk down to the promenade and the close proximity of shops,cafe's,restaurants and pubs the location couldn't be better.If like us you are car free the local bus service is excellent and inexpensive and the railway station is nearby.We had a wonderful holiday, we would happily stay here again.

Great views from this upper storey flat across the harbour. Very roomy flat, great kitchen and living area. The bed was a little hard and parking was sometimes an issue. However, overall it was a great place to stay and would definitely stay here again.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

The views of the harbour and Mount's Bay really are stunning, aren't they?! We are so pleased you had a great stay. We are sorry that you found the bed uncomfortable, it can be very difficult to find a mattress that will suit everyone, and it is disappointing to hear that it was not to your preference. It is always worth looking into parking options beforehand on the local council website, as well as private parking. Penzance has plenty of public transport links too if you fancy exploring the nearby areas. Katy, Customer Service.

Lovely views clean and warm and good location. Very hilly area,and obviously with a name such as top flat there’s plenty of steps. Bed is very hard which we found uncomfortable in the extreme. Bring your own loo roll! Great area for a holiday and public transport service was excellent ,don’t need a car .

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Unfortunately, you can't escape the hills wherever you go in Cornwall and with this property sitting perched above harbour and on the top floor, to get the best of those views, you will have a few steps to contend with and a bit of an uphill walk into town, or a bit of a downhill walk to the harbour and promenade. The drive to some of the beautiful villages and beaches in that area will take you through some lovely hilly, scenic routes with far reaching views. It is truly stunning, and if you want any tips on the best drives, best walks, best beaches; we are always happy to chat. We do love to talk about this beautiful place that we live in ;-) As self-catered properties, all properties that we manage will come supplied with 1 toilet roll per toilet, so you will certainly need to include those in your supermarket shop when you get here. Tanya, Customer Services

Warm and cosy apartment which is also surprisingly spacious. Excellent location and well-equipped although a dishwasher would be nice. The sea views were a particular bonus. We hope to be back again soon.

Top flat was just as expected,very good in everyday,convenient for shops pubs eating out,just wish weather was better,but you can't have everything,lots of little places to visit,marazion is very nice,and only 5 minutes in the car. Would definitely visit penzance again,but in the summer.

This was a very nice, comfortable property in an excellent location near the centre of Penzance. It is bigger than it appears in the photos, and there are good views over the harbour and Mounts Bay from the open-plan living/dining room. It had all the facilities I wanted, including bathtub and walk-in shower, a spacious kitchen with plenty of worktop space, a washer-drier, good broadband, and an excellent smart TV. Everything was very clean and in good condition. I would certainly stay here again.

Excellent flat in perfect location for amenities. Very comfortable .

A beautiful apartment the views were amazing A brilliant location walking distance to shops bars and restaurants Will be booking to go back again

Perfect staycation!

We absolutely loved our stay in Top Flat. The views from the kitchen and lounge were just incredible. We loved watching The Scillonian on her way out in the mornings (wouldn't have wanted to be on it though a couple of the days!!). The flat is spacious yet cosy with a super comfortable bed and a well equipped kitchen. I couldn't recommend this place highly enough! Would definitely return. Thank you Aspects for making it a seamless process from booking to departure.

It was wonderful to have accommodation with such a great view over the harbour. The flat was very tidy and clean with everything we needed. We were fortunate to find free parking just down the road but can imagine it would be a problem at a busier time of the year. Will definitely consider staying here again.

Perfect place to unwind visit the local pubs and use the public transport to roam the area if you tire of the splendid coastal walks to Mousehole or Perranuthnoe. Cozy bolt hole what ever the weather x

Lovely flat with a very well equipped kitchen, in an excellent central location.

This flat is in an excellent location with great views across the harbour towards St Michael's Mount. It's very convenient for those without a car and there are great places to eat in the same road and nearby. Be aware that, although there is an en suite shower, the bathroom (with loo) is up two (short) flights of stairs.

Fabulous flat with lovely views across the harbour and out to the bay. Very clean and comfortable. Great location to explore the local area.

A very comfortable flat with great views and located conveniently for town in Chapel street. I'd recommend Mermaid Alley for food!

This is a lovely flat in an excellent location with great views. It is well-equipped, clean and comfortable. I thoroughly enjoyed my week there and would happily return.

Lovely flat. Highly recommended. Spacious, comfortable and with wonderful views.

Top flat is quiet, clean and comfortable located close to the town centre. It is well equipped including fast WiFi.

Parking outside the flat can be difficult but there is low cost parking a few minuets walk away at the harbour.