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Historic Cottage In Penzance, West Cornwall



Updated: 24-Nov-2016
Cottage in Penzance, Cornwall, England - In The Oldest Part Of Town, Near The Harbour, Beaches, Bistros, Pubs, Boutiques, And Galleries

The Chocolate House is a high quality holiday cottage situated at the quiet seaward end of Chapel Street, Penzance. It is quirky and full of character. Originally built as a fisherman's cottage, it became a cafe and shop selling chocolates. The cottage is a landmark building and is much photographed by visitors to the town. The cottage is not suitable for children under 14, or for dogs or other pets. It is also not suitable for people with mobility difficulties or visual impairment. Changeover day for weekly lets is Saturday.

The key features of the cottage are:

• Sleeps up to 4

• 2 double bedrooms with ensuite cloakrooms and 1 single bed in upstairs sitting room

• 18th Century cottage with lots of character

• Bedding, bed linen and towels provided, and inclusive of all electricity and heating

• Bathroom with full bath and large shower

• Underfloor heating downstairs and gas central heating

• Very well-equipped kitchen

• Free wifi Internet access and satellite high definition TV

• Roof terrace with harbour glimpses

• Private off-street parking within 20 meters

• Exposed beams, granite walls, window seats

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We moved to Penzance because we love the climate and scenery in West Cornwall, and Penzance is the last town before you reach Land's End. It has everything you need and yet is quiet and full of interest. We live near to The Chocolate House and oversee the letting with the help of our Penzance-born housekeeper.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Some comments from our visitors' book:

“A cottage full of character and a real home from home.” [Stafford]

"Great cottage, well furnished, in an ideal location. Thank you." [County Durham].

"We had a lovely week. In a good location for pottering around Penzance and exploring nearby Penwith and the Lizard." [Liverpool]

"We had a magical time in the cottage. The people are so friendly and the scenery is spectacular." [USA]

"The cottage is really lovely. We enjoyed our stay so much." [Germany]

For reviews of the Chocolate House please see our listing on TripAdvisor - follow the link to the website at the bottom right-hand side of this page.
Jun 2013
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2 Reviews

2 holidaymaker reviews


Lovely cottage tastefully restored and well equipped

  • 5 of 5

Cottage in a great location on Chapel street which has a number of excellent pubs and restaurants

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Charming cottage in an attractive part of Penzance

  • 5 of 5

We found the Chocolate House to be an excellent base for getting to know Penzance and the surrounding area.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We love Chapel Street and we think it is a special place, but we are naturally biased. This is what the national newspapers have to say about it: “The increasingly sophisticated Chapel Street is home to a wealth of galleries, shops, bistros and old pubs. Having been an important port in the 18th century, Penzance has more Georgian buildings than any other town in Cornwall.” Daily Telegraph/January 2008 “Chapel Street is the showpiece street. This is where the death of Nelson was first proclaimed, and the Turk's Head is a 17th-century pub full of character. The Abbey Hotel owned by the Sixties model Jean Shrimpton, is just around the corner. The Times/March 2008

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Newquay at 40 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Penzance at 0.5 Kilometres Nearest Train : Penzance at 1 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : at 0.25 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Penzance at 0.5 Kilometres Car: not necessary


The Chocolate House is 100 metres from the harbour, promenade and beach.


The cottage is a 10 minutes walk from Penzance railway station with direct services from London, Birmingham and other cities. Penzance is 33 miles from Newquay Airport.


Nearby places of interest include:

- St Michel's Mount 2 miles

- Mousehole 3 miles

- Lamorna Cove 5 miles

- Minack Theatre at Porthcurno 8 miles

- Land's End 9 miles

- St Ives 9 miles

- Eden Project 45 miles

Further Details:

There are lots of bistros, boutiques, pubs, and galleries within a short walk of the cottage. The nearby Penlee Gallery has an excellent exhibition of Newlyn School painters, and the Morrab Gardens displays a unique collection of sub-tropical plants and shrubs.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
29 Oct 2016 - 20 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas and New Year
21 Dec 2016 - 7 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £15 per night, per additional guest
4 Feb 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
April 1
1 Apr 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 12 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
13 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £125

Booking Notes:
Please see the Chocolate House Penzance website for full details - follow the link from the bottom right-hand side of this page. A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance to be paid 6 weeks before the arrival date. An additional £100 refundable security deposit is also required. The cottage is non-smoking throughout. We do not accept dogs. Children aged 14 and over are welcome.

Changeover Day:
The usual changeover day is Saturday, but this is negotiable for short breaks out of high season.

Notes on prices:
Prices are shown for up to four people. There is a 10% discount on advertised prices for two people staying for a week of more during the winter. Please see The Chocolate House Penzance website for more information.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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From the Owner

The Chocolate House is a listed building of architectural interest. It is a stone's throw from the harbour and seafront, yet within 100 metres there are bistros, boutiques, pubs and art galleries. It is in the oldest part of town and within a conservation area. This the perfect base for exploring the wonderful scenery of West Cornwall by day and then enjoying the increasing number of good eateries by night. The Daily Mail, March 2010, described Penzance as "the new Padstow". "There is an explosion of culture fuelled and framed by smart bistros and fashion interiors shops mushrooming all over the town." In March 2013, the Guardian described Chapel Street as "quirky and fashionable." Why not come and see for yourselves?

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Historic


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television


  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town


  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The main bathroom is on the ground floor and has WC, basin, full bath and large walk-in shower.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1, first floor, king size, en-suite WC/basin Bed-sitting room, first floor, 3' single bed Bedroom 2, second floor, double bed, en-suite WC/basin, views of the harbour


  • Terrace ...


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: The cottage has private reserved parking for 1 car only 20 metres from the front door. Outside: There is a roof terrace on the first floor with a table and chairs. The terrace provides harbour glimpses over rooftops. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen are provided, but not bath towels. All gas and electricity is included in the rent. Guests staying for more than a week will have the cottage cleaned and towels/linen changed at no extra cost. Other: A sitting room on the first floor has hi-fi system with DAB radio, CD player, iPod dock, and a range of games. From here, there is access to the roof terrace with a table and chairs and glimpses of the harbour across rooftops.

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