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Trevarthen
Penzance

£364 - £803 per week
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Tucked away in a charming cobbled and tree-lined residential square close to the centre of Penzance, this charming and quirky Victorian terraced home is a real find. Perfect for a romantic retreat, the large four poster bed is the perfect excuse for some together time in one of the most romantic parts of the UK. Decorated in a nautical theme, natural wood is used extensively throughout the house. Seascape paintings, a carved staircase, beamed ceilings and panelling in the sitting room all give a very warm and cosy feeling. You don't have to wander very far for entertainment either as the square has its own micro brewery.

Entrance

via two stone steps to front door into:

Sitting/dining room

sofas, table and four chairs, TV/DVD, gas fire, small music system. Staircase from ground floor to first floor bedrooms:

Kitchen

gas oven and hob, fridge, washing machine.

Bathroom

free standing roll top bath, separate shower enclosure, basin, WC.

Bedroom 1

double bed, views over the square.

Bedroom 2

large four poster double bed.

Outside area

small outside space.

Additional information

gas central heating, private permit parking in the square for one car. Please note that this property does not have WiFi, .

 
 

really comfortable, nice welcome package, easy access to town and all of west Cornwall could not fault anything.

terry & lyn webb

September 2019

We use this cottage regularly. It is excellent from every point of view; location, comfort, quiet, shops, restaurants, pubs, harbour, easy reach of Lands End, St. Ives etc. B.K.P.

July 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

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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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 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.

Lovely location with great parking. Cosy house, but possibly a little too cluttered.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that you found it a little too cluttered for your taste. The owners have decorated in a way that they hope offers a cosy and homely feel and so we try to show this as well as possible within the photos, so we are sorry if this was not quite what you had expected. We will pass on the feedback for the owner's consideration, so thank you for taking the time to send in your thoughts, it is really appreciated. We hope that you had a great time and hopefully we will see you back in Cornwall again. Tanya, Customer Services

Just returned from a week stay here and it was lovely. The location of the cottage was perfect, 2 min walk from the train station and walking distance to all the amenities! The cottage had a lovely arrival gift of cream tea & a nice bottle of pinot! The beds weren't the comfiest unfortunately but we made do. Would definitely stay here again!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed Trevarthen though sorry that you found the mattress 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. This is not something that has been raised here before, so we will monitor comments to keep an eye on guests preferences over the coming months. Thanks again. Lucy, Customer Services

The location of this property is lovely as it is on a quiet square in Penzance which is close to the main high street and train station. Unfortunately after making our booking the washer / dryer listed on the cottage details was removed and replaced with a standard washing machine but other than the clothes line outside we had no where else to dry our clothes and towels until we received an airer a few days into our stay. The cottage is small which is fine if you have access to a dryer or sunshine everyday so you can hang clothes outside but using an airer to dry clothes took a long time and left things smelling musty and beach towels just never dried. The shower was also completely blocked which we reported on the Monday but still hadn't been fixed by the time we left on Saturday.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your review. We can only apologise that after you booked the property, we had to inform you of the owner's decision to replace the current washer/dryer, with a standard washing machine. We can appreciate that the lack of dryer caused some inconvenience to your stay and we will be sure to pass this over to the owners to review. We are also very sorry to read that the shower was blocked and that this was still not rectified for you. That is not the level of service that we would usually deliver. If a maintenance issue is reported, we will do everything that we can to get that rectified asap, so we can only apologise. We will investigate further how this happened to try and ensure that we do not make such an error again. We hope that you still had a wonderful holiday and sorry again. Ben, Customer Services

really comfortable, nice welcome package, easy access to town and all of west Cornwall could not fault anything.

terry & lyn webb

We use this cottage regularly. It is excellent from every point of view; location, comfort, quiet, shops, restaurants, pubs, harbour, easy reach of Lands End, St. Ives etc. B.K.P.

Very enjoyable. Good value. Will certainly be back if possible.

Trevarthen is a superb place to stay. It is beautiful and has excellent facilities, the large TV, DVD and quality Hifi were all very useful. The location is fabulous as it is more or less in the centre of town and very close to the railway and bus stations.

A first class, very adequate and well managed property. I have absolutely no negative comments to make. KP.

A comfortable cottage in a quiet, peaceful square yet very conveniently positioned for shops and bus and train stations.

Superb accommodation, location excellent especially as it has a parking space. Lovely quiet square with a nice pub on the corner!

My husband and I completely loved our time at Trevarthen,peace and tranquility was very much needed. The cream tea on arrival was lovely touch,thank you. Mr anDavid Mrs Rust

Delightful,comfortable property in a very convenient location close to the main street shops and sea front. We would definitely recommend this property and we would stay there again!

The cottage is very well located near town center and walking distance of the promenade and shops. The place is very calm and having a parking place in the square is very convenient. The cottage is nicely decorated and confortable. We were pleased by the little welcome package that was awaiting for us upon arrival... A nice cream tea after a long journey is very welcomed. Definitely a place we would recommend for a stay in Penzance.

Thank you for an amazing stay. Beautiful cottage and location. We will be back to this little gem. Highly recommended.

We had a lovely family break. On arrival cream tea and a bottle of wine, everything you need to make yourself a cup of tea or coffee.Felt at home at the Trevarthen with friendly people and a wonder pub a very short distance away. This is a great place to stay and to go off and explore Cornwall. Shops are within walking distance which was very handy for us. It's our second time staying in Victoria Square and we just enjoy being there.

We both loved All the warm welcoming touches , convenient to town and parking outside the cottage, Very clean and well kept , Romantic get away Great value .recommend to all . Many Many Thanks.