Once a thriving medieval port, the charismatic town of Penryn brims with fabulous period buildings - Tudor, Jacobean and Georgian architecture are all here. In contrast, the development at Jubilee Wharf, with its waterside workshops, eateries and university campus, adds a distinct vibrancy to the town. So when you book a holiday cottage in Penryn, you'll experience a lovely blend of old-meets-new.
On foot or by boat...
One of the best ways to get to know this beautiful old town is to walk the Heritage Trail, stopping off at the local museum where you'll find interesting bits and bobs like old toys and a talking chair.
Penryn nestles at the head of the river that branches off from the Fal Estuary - a perfect base for boating enthusiasts keen to park their car at their Penryn holiday home and see the sights from the water. Simply stroll down to Exchequer Quay and hop on a water taxi to visit St. Mawes, Mylor Bridge and Flushing.
Alternatively, step out from your Penryn holiday rental and enjoy the coastal walk to Flushing. It takes around an hour, is child and dog friendly and there's lots to see along the way, including yachts and house boats around Gluvias Creek and art galleries at Islington Wharf. Other local walks take in the Glasney Valley and College Wood.
Local attractions include the Gardens at Enys, featuring a variety of landscaped and wooded areas, a café serving homemade treats and a stunning Bluebell Festival every May.
Another date to look out for when you're planning a trip to Penryn is Carnival Week, showcasing all sorts of fun and games and music from the likes of the Falmouth Marine Band.
Please find below a selection of self catering holiday cottages to rent in or near Penryn.