Looking for a Holiday Cottage in Penzance..?
We have gathered together the best holiday cottages in Penzance, Marazion, Praa Sands, Mousehole, Pendeen, Lands End, St Just & beyond. All these cottages are available to rent from the top holiday cottage letting agencies.
Read on to find your perfect holiday cottage in Penzance and the far west of Cornwall ...
Praa Sands, near Penzance
Bedrooms: 3 | Sleeps: 6
3 night stay from £500
Sleeps: 8 | Bedrooms: 4
Morvah, near Penzance
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The ancient market town of Penzance is situated on the south-facing shores of Mounts Bay in the far west of Cornwall.
The name of the town derives from ancient Cornish and means 'Holy Headland', referring to the headland on the western side of the harbour where an early Christian chapel was established over 1000 years ago.
Located just 10 miles from Land's End, Penzance occupies a sheltered position position close to the sea, in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Originally a fishing community Penzance has grown to become the main market town of West Cornwall.
Warmed by the gulf stream currents, Penzance enjoys a famously mild climate with spring coming early and winter hardly bothering at all!
The town and local area is a great base for a holiday. Visit lovely towns like Mousehole, or St Ives and take in the breathtaking grandeur of Land's End. Equally impressive is St Michael’s Mount which presides over Mounts Bay. You can visit the castle here which is accessible by foot at low tide.
If it’s some unique Cornish culture you’re interested in then you must take in a performance at the open-air minack theatre, carved out of the cliffs above the sea. Or why not take a trip to the Tate St Ives on the north coast.
There are some fabulous beaches locally, many with awards for their facilities and their cleanliness. And if you are feeling energetic there are excellent opportunities for watersports such as surfing, wind-surfing, and sailing.
Other attractions include Geevor tin mine, Paradise Park bird sanctuary in Hayle, Flambards in Helston and the seal sanctuary at Gweek.
Enjoy your stay in West Cornwall...