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Newly restored fishermans cottage in historic Penzance Old Town

People3
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine

Overview

About the property

Newly restored Old Town cottage nr harbour, beaches, galleries, & coastal path

Whirlygig cottage is a quirky newly restored cottage in a quiet part of historic Penzance. A 2 minute walk from the harbourside rail and bus station makes this the perfect base for exploring SW Cornwall without a car. With its contemporary/retro styling the 1 bedroom cottage offers natural slate floors with underfloor heating, modern fully equiped kitchen, Sky TV/DVD. Modern bathroom and kingsize bed.


Owner
Lynn Chamberlain
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Lynn Chamberlain

An artist and scientist by profession with 30 years experience as furniture makers and antique restorers. As serial renovators this french based couple wanted a cosy Cornish bolthole to remind them of whats best of England.

Lynn Chamberlain purchased this cottage in 2014

Why Lynn Chamberlain chose Penzance

Perfect location near the harbourside rail and bus stations makes it perect for exporing Cornwall by its surprisingly wonderful and inexpensive public transport system. Its faster and cheaper than by car usually and much less stressful than local roads. We wanted somthing with comfortable and with character but small enough to be warm and cosy.

What makes this cottage unique

The location. Its 2 mins from the sea, the stations yet very quiet. Coming from rural France we love being able to walk out of the front door and into the independant shops, galleries, cafes, restaurants and cinema minutes away. We love the fact that Penzance is a real town, not just a tourist spot but just as charming as any but with better amenities.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Penzance in Cornwall

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • near the sea
  • town
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Free Wifi
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • With huge skylight and full height window the bathroom has a heated towel rail, L-shaped bath/shower and illuminated mirror with shaver point.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
  • One kingsize bedroom with ample storage; wardrobe and chest of drawers. Simple fold-up bed and cot available. New oak bed and comfortable mattress. Leading into light and bright bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • bay
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • 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
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
From the harbour 2 mins away are great fishing and wildlife trips by boat. Basking shark, dolphins, porpoise, fin whale, seals etc are all regularly seen with loggerhead turtles, giant sunfish and Rissos dolphin being summer/autumn visitors.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Newly restored fishermans cottage in historic Penzance Old Town
average rating of 4.7619047 based on 21 reviews
5

Whirligig Cottage

  • 5 of 5

This tiny cottage, handily placed for the railway and bus stations, has been stylishly converted for use by a couple as a holiday retreat, well equipped and dressed with care by its owners. we are envious of the 'Ercol' furniture and the accent colour used throughout.

All in all a brilliant stay in a pleasant place with excellent transport links over west Cornwall.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Mike for your review. So pleased that you liked the decor.... I had great fun hunting pieces down to give the cottage a retro feel and it's nice to know it was worth the effort. Best wishes. Lynn and Scott
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5

Sweet cottage, everything you need, great location

  • 5 of 5

Loved it , very comfortable, cozy, a lovely stay

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Nice cottage. Close to public transport.

  • 4 of 5

Compact cottage. Modern inside and well stocked with utensils. Only thing mussed was a garden.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful little cosy cottage

  • 5 of 5

Had a wonderful week. Cottage centrally located, easy access to bus station and town. Will definitely book again as accommodation was spotlessly clean, warm, cosy and quirky. Would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your great review and very happy to hear you had a you had a great holiday. Lynn and Scott
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5

An absolutely 'brilliant' cottage in excellent location.

  • 5 of 5

It was our first visit to Penzance and we had a great time. The cottage was excellent with everything we needed for a weeks break. It was 'spotlessly' clean and furnished to a high standard. As we had decided to travel by train from South Wales its location was perfect, being only 2 minutes from the railway station with Europcar Car Hire based at the station car park, which made it very convenient to hire a car for the week. If you like a quiet drink then we recommend the Lamp & Whistle just around the corner which sells a wide range of local ales.

Would love to stay at the cottage again and will definitely recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your lovely review. Glad you had a lovely holiday and enjoyed Penzance as much as we do. Lynn and Scott
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5

Perfect little cottage

  • 5 of 5

Handy for bus/trains, close to the sea, just large enough for one, close to pubs and 2 minutes walk away from the high street. What's not to like (and how much would the owners accept for it?!?) ?

  • Review Submitted: 26-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Howard for your great review. Not up for negotiation I'm afraid !!! As we love our little bolthole in Cornwall too.
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Location

Nearest Airport
50 Kilometres
Newquay
Nearest Train
500 Metres
Penzance
Car: not necessary

Penzance with its mix of Georgian and Regency houses and cosy fishermans cottages is the perfect base from which to explore West Cornwall. The bay and St Michaels Mount make the sea look mediterranean , a feeling enhanced by the tropical planting. This just renovated 19thC fishermans cottage is les than half a kilometre from the rail and coach station making it ideal for those wanting to leave the car at home. It is actually far easier, quicker and cheaper to hop on the train or bus to St Ives, Falmouth, Truru etc than it is to drive and park. The independant cinema, Acorn theatre and hundreds of interesting independant shops are a stones throw away.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Penzance, Cornwall

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Nov/Dec
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£290
for 7 nights
£290
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
winter
6 Jan 2018 - 2 Mar 2018
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
spring
3 Mar 2018 - 27 Apr 2018
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
early summer
28 Apr 2018 - 1 Jun 2018
7 night minimum stay
£370
for 7 nights
£370
 
 
summer
2 Jun 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
7 night minimum stay
£525
for 7 nights
£525
 
 
september
1 Sep 2018 - 28 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
£440
for 7 nights
£440
 
 
october
29 Sep 2018 - 26 Oct 2018
7 night minimum stay
£345
for 7 nights
£345
 
 
winter
27 Oct 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
7 night minimum stay
£295
for 7 nights
£295
 
 
christmas new year
22 Dec 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Visitors are welcome to book with us direct which is more economical. Payment is made by direct bank transfer.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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