Penzance overlooks beautiful Mount's Bay and displays a gritty charm reminiscent of a Victorian seaside resort. In fact, it was the inspiration for Gilbert and Sullivan's comic operetta, The Pirates of Penzance. It's the most westerly town in Cornwall and choosing Penzance holiday cottages gives you a good base for exploring the unspoilt countryside around, a countryside dotted with mysterious spots such as the Merry Maiden s Stone Circle. Whether you've picked a tiny two-bedroom cottage for a romantic break or chosen spacious holiday accommodation large enough for your family and friends, Penzance holiday cottages provide privacy as well as the freedom to set your own timetable and itinerary.
At the heart of the town and a good place to look for Penzance accommodation is Chapel Street. Elegant Georgian buildings line the street. There is also the whimsical Egyptian House built by an amateur Egyptologist in the 19th century. Look out for Union Hotel, the spot where Nelson's death was first announced. With your own kitchen and barbecue in the garden, you can choose whether to dine out or stock up on some Cornish produce and enjoy tasty meals in your holiday accommodation.
Log fires and hot tubs turn Penzance holiday cottages into romantic getaways whatever the season and Trengwainton Gardens are perfect for a couple's day out. The mild Cornish climate lets exotic species flourish alongside colourful camellias. After a morning exploring the gardens relax on the terrace of your cosy accommodation before catching an exhibition at the Exchange in Penzance. This converted telephone exchange features a huge window illuminated by hundreds of coloured lights.
Many Penzance holiday properties welcome pets so your dog can come on holiday with you. Dogs are allowed on Eastern Green and Long Rock beaches all year round. Children can have fun on Penzance's beaches as well. They're perfectly safe for paddling, or they can take a dip in the art-deco Jubilee Pools.