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2 Bell Tower

(Ref. 1095432)

Penzance, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (4)
  • our (4)
  • dishwasher (3)
  • maintenance (3)
  • stay (3)
  • bed (3)

7 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cream tea in the fridge."

    Good instructions for all the appliances. Lovely stay.

    Thanks Michael. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely location, interesting access to the car park."

    Thanks Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely view and position in the town."

    Unfortunately our sleep in the main bedroom was disturbed by the boiler clicking continuously. The dishwasher didn’t work, and even though we reported it to the owner and maintenance company, the maintenance person only phoned the night before we were leaving. The information provided beforehand and in the property was out of date, regarding contact details for the housekeeper and maintenance people. Overall we were quite disappointed, especially as we’d taken friends from abroad and had really expected a higher quality.

    Thanks Abraham for your feedback. Bell Tower is presumably one of the oldest buildings of Cornwall and the first registered national school back in 1835. Given the long history of the building and the frontage to the Sea (which gives excellent view), the tower requires once in a lifetime maintenane and works to be carried out every century which was the case this year. As a Graded Building there are also a few more important rules to be respected which means a meticulous planing and carrying out the works is required. This year we have carried out works on the roofs, staircase, windows, entire bathrooms and also repainted the interiors and major parts of the tower itself have been restored. Given such a huge task, which give the Bell Tower back its historical glamour, a few minor aspects maybe need a bit time to settle like the dish washer and boiler. Our maintenance person was informed and he did attend and did his best and felt you were happy but we are a bit surprised with the feedback. We understand your inconvenience and have requested Sykes to return a compensation. We have now taken care of the boiler and dish washer and we hope our future guests will now even more enjoy the beauty of the Bell Tower, its historical tall windows and ceilings and the tower and freshly restored and decorated spiral stair case. We will also soon be updating the listing with the latest Photographs so future guests can get better feeling of the atmosphere we provide. Furthermore, we hope you were also able to enjoy the central location and would like to welcome you back. Cheers Prasad Property Owner

    Reviewed by Abram2.5Sep 2023

  • "The apartment is lovely and views from the sitting area were fantastic."

    It was within easy walking distance of the harbour and seafront and there were excellent shops and restaurants nearby. The beds were comfy, as was the living room seating. There was a dishwasher and a washer drier (which had been shut up so smelt a bit musty, but was fine when used) and the kitchen was reasonably well equipped (although only 4 forks, which was a bit random!). We were grateful to have the fans as it was very warm during our stay. It was also brilliant to have a car parking space too - the access was fine for our Renault Captur, but we might have struggled with our larger car, as the access to the car park was quite steep and narrow. The staircase up to it could be a bit challenging, especially as there was no lighting at nighttime because builders had turned them off whilst working on the neighbouring flat, but we were clearly told about that and it was a relatively minor inconvenience. We did have an issue with one of the toilet flushes, but that was sorted out and the maintenance man was great, even adding some temporary lights for us on the stairwell whilst the main ones were out of action.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic sea view."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "The TV in both bedroom was too high we could not reach it to plug it in or the Ariel."

    The boiler in our bedroom was very noisy I could not sleep with it on-and I had to switch off the mains every night. The first 2 nights I had little sleep. The oven did not work properly the first night and the dishwasher would not close. We had to call maintenance out twice during the week. The outside stairwell was very damp and smelt awful. There was major noisy refurbishment going on in the apartment next door. The workmen were very considerate once they realised we were staying there on holiday. Thr first Monday morning was horrendously noisy. We had to contact Sykes twice to deal with various issues we had and they responded quickly and everything was dealt with on the same day. We appreciated the views and the parking outside apartment. We also enjoyed the central position in Penzance of it

    Reviewed by Maggie4.7May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Bell Tower, it was spotless clean and comfortable."

    The location is ideal being close to the shops, two local pubs round the corner and it has parking right outside the building.

    Reviewed by Eleanor4.4Sep 2022

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  • First floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin en-suite bathroom with bath and shower over the top, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, kettle, toaster, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile, beach 0.5 miles
  • Note: This property is accessed by a steep spiral stone staircase that may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility

The property

Settled within a desirable apartment building, in the heart of the popular seaside resort of Penzance, Cornwall, rests this first-floor holiday home, 2 Bed Tower.

This listed accommodation was built in 1834 and is the town's most historic building, yet it enjoys a contemporary interior, ideal for families and friends.

Offering stunning far reaching sea views over Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount and within easy reach of exciting attractions, 2 Bell Tower makes a memorable getaway.

Climb the quirky spiral staircase to access this lovely abode on the first floor, dusting off your sandy toes as you step over the threshold to begin your staycation.

Upon entry, be charmed by the contemporary décor of the open-plan living space, sure to be the heart of the home, where you can look forward to entertaining your guests with a game of cards at the dining table or enjoying a family-favourite with a seat in front of the Smart TV.

Discover the well-equipped kitchen, containing a fantastic range of amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including an electric oven and hob, whilst a washing machine helps keep your holiday attire fresh during your stay.

At the end of an action-packed day, catch your rest in one of two bedrooms, with the choice between a double and a twin, both offering handy storage to unpack your belongings along with an en-suite, perfect for those mornings when you're in a hurry.

Take advantage of your central location within the popular seaside town of Penzance and get better acquainted with the wealth of sights and attractions resting on your doorstep; soak in the remarkable coastal views with a stroll along the promenade, take a step back in time with a tour of Penlee House Gallery and Museum, or marvel at the exhibitions of contemporary art on display at the Newlyn Art Gallery.

When stomachs start to rumble, there's a plethora of delicious eateries within walking distance, which are peppered across the town, including The Turks Head Inn, the oldest pub in Penzance.

Just paces away are the towns of Newlyn and Marazion serving an excellent selection of restaurants and pubs to suit all budgets.

Be sure to take a short stroll to the sandy beach or why not board a ferry to visit the Isles of Scilly for breathtaking scenery?

The ferry runs on a daily basis and leaves from the port just opposite the accommodation making it a convenient way to travel.

Explore more of your surroundings and head north to St Ives, home to the renowned Tate St Ives art gallery, where you can spend lazy days lounging amongst the sands of Porthgwidden Beach, indulge in the seaside tradition of fresh fish and chips as you watch the world go by at the harbour, or explore the quirky collection of sculptures nestled amongst the grounds of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

A Cornish adventure awaits with a stay at 2 Bell Tower.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


St Ives 8 miles. Helicopter to Isles of Scilly - 30 minutes

Penzance hosts Golowan, the Midsummer Carnival, and The Literary Festival. There are also The Exchange, Newlyn and Penlee Art Galleries. One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday areas is the spectacular sweep of Mount’s Bay, from the cliffside fishing village of Mousehole through Penzance and around to beautiful Marazion, the coastline hides a wealth of sandy beaches, rocky coves as well as winding village streets and other places to visit and explore. Connected by a causeway to the shore at Marazion is the National Trust’s stunningly beautiful St Michael’s Mount with its hilltop castle and Mediterranean gardens. Walk across at low water and take one of the ferry boats back when the tide is up. Penzance with its winding streets, shops, clubs, restaurants and harbour is a must as it is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Isles of Scilly as well as being the harbor. The South West Coast Path passing through Penzance winds its way along the clifftops towards Land’s End. On the way, stop off for a coffee and a rest at beautiful Lamorna Cove, explore the open air Minack Theatre and marvel at the cliffs as you approach Gwennap Head. A stunning walk for those seeking solitude, exercise and some of the UK’s best coastal scenery. Penzance is the perfect holiday base. Ideally placed for exploring this land of Celtic myth and legend and with enough to do and see in the immediate area to keep all the family occupied.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas