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The attractive town of Penzance is located in the far West of Cornwall and offers one of the warmest climates in the UK, making it the ideal spot for a staycation. Browse our great selection of holiday cottages in Penzance.
Why a cottage in Penzance?
The name Penzance derives from the Cornish, Pens Sans, meaning ‘holy headland’, as a chapel once stood on the harbour more than a millennium ago. A thriving port throughout the ages, the arrival of the railway transformed Penzance into a major holiday resort. Towards the end of the 19th century, it became home to Cornwall’s only promenade and later the Jubilee Pool, Britain’s largest outdoor lido.
Peering into the town you will find many wonderful granite buildings, particularly around the town’s two central parks. Running from the town centre down to the harbour is Chapel Street, the most historic street in Penzance. It is an eclectic mix of shops, houses and hotels most of which date back to the 18th century and before. After a day of exploring, take a stroll along the elegant esplanade, and then take your pick from one of Penzance’s many brilliant restaurants that serve both lovely food and stunning views.
Places to visit near Penzance
A short distance from your accommodation in Penzance you will find other popular destinations such as Newlyn, Marazion and Mousehole. All are within easy driving distance. If you would prefer to head closer to Land's End, there are plenty of secluded villages to visit, such as Sennen, and Porthcurno. There are plenty of popular destinations further afield too. Why not spend the day exploring the beaches and galleries at St Ives? Or perhaps head over to the Lizard Peninsula and discover locations like Helston, Gunwalloe or Helford.
With lots to do and see, make one of our Penzance cottages your holiday base for a break on the Cornish coast.