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A delightful and unusual first floor apartment in a Grade II Listed building offering a contemporary specification, yet retaining some charming period features. These include double-aspect Georgian windows offering magnificent views across Mount’s Bay from the living room/kitchen, and a romantic window seat with original shutters in the bedroom.
Originally the home of a sea-captain, Harbour Lookout is located on Chapel Street, the most historic and famous maritime street in Penzance. Naturally this makes it a popular choice for couples wanting to stay in the heart of town with the best shops, restaurants, pubs, galleries and beaches literally on the doorstep! What’s more, Penzance offers plenty to see and do all year round, which makes it ideal for off-season breaks as well as summer holidays. Why not see what some of our guests have said about their stay at Harbour Lookout by clicking the Guest Book link at the bottom of this page?
Ancient maps show that the property was located in the main thoroughfare from the harbour, which was a busy trading area in the 1800's and the site of many of Penzance's most elegant 18th and 19th century buildings. The area is steeped in history, a fine example of which is the famous Egyptian House in Chapel Street. And don't forget to look up at the smuggler on the roof of the famous Admiral Benbow public house. His gun is trained on the nearby Customs House!
The town boasts one of the finest gastronomic reputations in Cornwall and some of the best fresh fish and seafood available in the country. Guests who stay in this bright, well-appointed apartment are ideally placed to take full advantage of the spectacular scenery that the World Heritage peninsula of Penwith has to offer, and the beautiful Scilly Isles are within easy reach by sea or air.
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Entrance up wide granite steps to communal front door. Inner Hall leading to apartment door through decorative archway. Large open plan lounge/dining and kitchen area with superb double aspect views over Penzance Harbour and St. Michael's Mount. Quality sofa seating and small dining table and chairs. Flat screen TV/DVD player and music system. Fully fitted kitchen units with gas hob and electric oven, large fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine. Breakfast bar and stools. Hall leading to shower room: double cubicle with spa shower, hand basin and W.C. Bedroom: with original wooden shutters, window seat overlooking St Mary's Church, double bed, fitted wardrobe, additional furniture. Gas-fired central heating throughout. Private parking for one car. Please note: Guests are kindly asked to refrain from smoking in the property and unfortunately, pets are not accepted.
Located in one of the world's most beautiful bays, Penzance enjoys its reputation for excellent restaurants and cafes and is reputed to have more restaurants and eating houses per capital then New York! It also has an enviable reputation as one of the friendliest towns in Cornwall with a warm welcome to visitors from all over the globe. What better way to holiday in one of Cornwallâs friendliest areas, than to rent your own cottage in Penzance?
As the business centre of West Cornwall and the focus of commercial activity for the whole Lands End Peninsula, you would be right to expect a bustling, thriving town. Yet Penzance still manages to be true to its heritage and always maintains its olde worlde atmosphere, the town successfully retaining its charm while simultaneously keeping pace with the specific demands of the 21st century. Youâll love exploring the lively city on your Penzance holiday in Cornwall!
Our Penzance holiday cottages are ideally located near the arts and culture of the city. One can find delightful oases of calm amongst the bustle, such as the impressive Penzance Museum and Art Gallery, which houses a substantial collection of paintings, notably from the Newlyn School of Artists and the Morrab Gardens, a delightful haven with a profusion of sub tropical flowers and palm trees they even have a flowering banana plant! The Exchange Gallery is a major contemporary art space, enabling audiences to see work on a scale never before accessible in the region. It shows an exciting and innovative programme featuring national and international works, alongside the best of those produced in the local area.
The main thoroughfare is Market Jew Street, a busy shopping area that leads gently uphill to the handsome classical building of the Market House, behind which other shopping streets of Causewayhead and Alverton Street lead. Everywhere there is a truly charming mix of gorgeous Cornish cottages and superb examples of eclectic Regency and Georgian architecture. In addition to the profusion and diversity of shops, there is much to explore in the town. Discover the 14th century Turk's Head Inn, the Admiral Benbow Inn, containing in their words ' a vast array of seafaring antiques recovered from historic ships' - salvage from wrecks, from ships wheels to figure heads. Imagine spending a day visting the shops and sites of the city, then coming back to your relaxing cottage in Penzance. When you holiday with West Cornwall Cottage Holidays, the dream becomes reality.
The word Penzance is a corruption of the old Cornish word Pensans which in the ancient Cornish language means 'Holy Headland', referring to the headland to the western side of the harbour on which a chapel was established by early Christians well over 1000 years ago. Today St Mary's Church is located on the same site. At the end of the headland is the famous sea-water swimming pool, an open air Art Deco masterpiece, opened in 1935 and which today is the only one in existence in the UK.
The stunning harbour was primarily responsible for the establishing of the town, as it is the first sheltered harbour that is reached from the Atlantic. Indeed, news of Nelson's victory at Trafalgar in 1805 was brought by returning fishermen and announced at the Union Hotel in Chapel Street before it had even reached London. Further out of town, the coastal walk from Penzance to St Ives and the Tinner's Way provides breathtaking views with romantic granite scenery, historical engine houses and high moorland. With its reed beds, woodland, mudflats, reservoirs, sheltered coastal bays and open moorland, birdwatching in Penzance attracts ornithologists from all over the world. Penzance has something for everyone, and our Penzance holiday cottages are no different. With so many properties to choose from, youâll be sure to find a property you love.
Penzance's climate is one of the most temperate anywhere in the British Isles and its location ensures that spring comes earlier than anywhere else in the country which is of course a major contribution to the profusion of beautiful flora and fauna. An Easter break in Penzance is the perfect time of year to visit!
From Penzance, frequent public bus services travel to all major points of interest in the area including Land's End, Porthcurno and the Minack Theatre, Mousehole, Marazion and St Michael's Mount, while there are both bus and train services to St Ives. Penzance also has excellent transport links to the famous sub-tropical Isles of Scilly, which lie 28 miles to the west of Land's End. Visitors can choose a leisurely 2 hour cruise aboard the Scillonian III, or a fast 20 minute flight on the regular helicopter and plane services.
Come holiday in Penzance, and experience all this great city has to offer
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This has been one of the best holidays of my life and there have been a lot both far and wide! The flat itself and the impact of the views on first arrival – you even managed 2 weeks of (almost) perfect weather...I don’t want to go home!!!
Mr and Mrs R
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