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Mackerel Sky

(Ref. 1003532)

Penzance, Cornwall Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • everything (7)
  • our (7)
  • parking (7)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Nice place and we enjoyed our time there."

    Sauna was great

    Reviewed by Charan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderfull stay in this lovley house."

    It had a very nice interieur with a cozy and homely atmosphere. Everything worked well just as described. We’d love to come back! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our first visit to Penzance and it couldn’t have been better."

    We had a wonderfully relaxing break at Mackerel Sky. The house is comfortable, with plenty of space and well equipped. Everything you need for a great break. The location is perfect for exploring the area with great coastal walks. It was great to come back and make use of the sauna too. Also so convenient for walking into town and all the shops, pubs and restaurants. We were fortunate to get a parking space on the day we arrived and we didn’t move the car once…didn’t need to, so much to do within walking distance. The voucher for Mackerel Sky Seafood bar in Newlyn was most welcome and we had a fantastic meal there. All in all a super week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Ian Stewart5.0May 2023

  • "Good addition of new oven ."

    . only issue is parking and the noise from bin men etc but I don’t suppose there’s a lot that the owner can do about that

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely decor."

    Clean & tidy Sauna lovely detail that we enjoyed using. Great spot, once we had found our bearings. Thank you

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation and close to the amenities only draw back is parking"

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Apr 2022

  • "5*s! Everything about this cottage is perfect."

    The is so much space and the rooms are all lovely. The sauna is fantastic and lovely on aching muscles. We will be back that’s for sure and we will recommend to everyone if they are thinking of heading to Penzance.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage within easy distance to all that Penzance has to offer."

    We enjoyed our stay and communication was great throughout. Would defiantly recommend!

    Reviewed by Pru4.1Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, spacious and comfortable."

    Everything we needed for a relaxing break. The voucher for Mackerel Sky was appreciated, we enjoyed a lovely evening with great service, food and ambience.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable and tastefully decorated property with everything one needs for a comfortable holiday."

    More shower pressure would be an extra bonus.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage was comfortable, warm & well equiped."

    Tap in bathroom - very strange (like public loo!) so I cleaned my teeth using a jug of water. Very close to all amenities - great!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Sep 2021

  • "Mackerel Sky is a lovely spacious end of terrace house, with great facilities."

    We were a family of 4 with ample space. We really appreciated the drying room and sauna after a rainy beach day, and we loved the location so near to the centre of Penzance. Everything was clean, beautifully furnished, the kitchen was well stocked with great pans etc, and we would definitely come back. A week wasn't really long enough as we had so much fun and so many great beaches to visit. Highly recommend this holiday house, but please don't be too fully booked as we want to come back!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Spacious house that had all the finishing touches to make our stay perfect."

    Excellent location right in the heart of Penzance. Yes there is no parking but we paid for a weeks stay in the car park a 2min walk away which was no problem. Already planning our return visit.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was lovely, large and would easily accommodate more people than our party."

    We have already recommended it to friends of ours. It was clean and facilities were great, we spent 2 evenings playing board games infront of the fire when the weather wasn’t great. Perfect base for visiting beaches, St Ives and Lands End. The only issue was parking. We had a space one day but lost that as soon as we left. The other times I parked in streets close by, the listing did say no parking so it didn’t bother us but may be worth bearing in mind if others don’t feel comfortable parking their car in other streets.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a great location."

    The house is very clean with everything you could need for the perfect stay.

    Reviewed by Perri5.0Sep 2020

  • "We were a bit worried about a previous report that it was not as clean as it could have been."

    We did not find this to be the case. The house was also very well appointed and lots of thought gone into the decor to make this an attractive and comfortable holiday home. I cannot think of any facility that was lacking. Beautiful bathroom. It was in a residential area, close to the station and all that Penzance has to offer. We parked in the road and did not use the car for the time we were there. Walked to Mousehole and took the stunning rail journey up to St Ives. Large living space for 5 people. Did not use sauna or laundry facilities at the back of the house, but they looked in good order. Can recommend if you don’t mind being away from the seafront.

    Reviewed by Hazel3.8Sep 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Mackrel Sky the accommodation is amazing."

    Although it says there is no parking we never had a problem finding a parking spot a short walk away. If you are thinking about this property I would not let it put you off.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage, with all of the home comforts to make our stay enjoyable."

    There were 2 issues, one of which was within the control of the owner and the other not. Parking was an problem. Shortly after arrival, we found a parking space right outside the cottage. However the 1st time we went out in the car, we lost it and were never able to regain it. This meant for the rest of the week the car was left in restricted parking areas, but fortunately we did not get a ticket! The other issue was there were areas, in particular under the beds, where the cleaning left a little to be desired - it looked a little rushed. The bedding and soft furnishings were impeccable, but the general cleaning left us wondering how much attention had been given to the current pandemic. Having said that, we all very much enjoyed our stay at Mackerel Sky.

    Thank you for your feedback on Mackerel Sky which we have spoken to the owner about. Their response to your points raised are, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay. We have tried very hard to create clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for our guests and have had very good feedback so far. With reference to your comments regarding the parking which as mentioned is out of our control - unfortunately it is and although on street parking is not always easy to find there are two car parks very close to the house which are both free between 4pm and 9am. With reference to the points raised on cleaning, we have spoken to our cleaner and regularly provide spot checks to ensure the cleaning is of the highest standard. We take Covid 19 very seriously and our cleaner spends double the amount on time cleaning to make sure everything is not only clean but also sanitised thoroughly. This is an extra cost to us which we have not passed along to our customers. Had we been notified of your concerns during your stay we would have gladly tried to rectify this for you. We would like to assure all of our guests that we take the cleanliness of our property very seriously and despite the points raised we are very glad you enjoyed Penzance and Mackerel Sky. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x day bed and cot room
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Snug/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room
  • External utility
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Gravelled garden with furniture and a sauna
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is no parking at this property although you maybe able to find roadside parking nearby it is not guaranteed
  • Nearest carparks are about 10 minutes walk away - St Erbyns carpark TR18 2RG or Wellfields carpark TR18 4HE - charges apply
  • Note: This property has a changeover day of Friday

The property

In the perfect place for a family looking for a holiday surrounded by the excitement of both the countryside and coast, Mackerel Sky can be found sitting at the centre of Penzance.

A bustling port town with plenty of activity, there's no better base from which to discover Cornwall.

A stylish, stone-front property, venture inside to be greeted by an equally as impressive interior from top to bottom; make your way into the sitting room and take a seat on one of the inviting sofas, a lovely spot for everyone to gather to unwind each evening, or if you're seeking a spot to yourself, the snug/dining room is a true delight, boasting the beautiful nautical theme running throughout the property with its characterful cushions and stylish seating area, here you can curl up into the armchair with a good book as the warmth of the woodburning stove fills the room.

Moving through into the kitchen you can find a good range of appliances in a beautiful monochrome assortment, so you can prepare a delicious meal in no time whether it be a picnic to take out on your adventures or an all-time family-favourite meal.

At the end of each fun-filled day, head up to the first floor to find three inviting bedrooms; the master room is made up of a double bed with ample storage space for your personal belongings, while the other two rooms comprise a double bedroom and a room with a day bed, a lovely spot to relax in,and a final cot room; each room boasting a beautiful nautical interior and bright and airy settings, it’s the perfect layout for a family escape.

When you're not making the most of the dining area outdoors, head outside and dine alfresco in your own private garden, also boasting a sauna, this property provides all you could need to relax when you're not out adventuring.

Within walking distance of the property you can find everything needed for a day of family fun; whether you're visiting for one of the town's famed events such as Golowan, the Midsummer Carnival and The Literary Festival, or you're simply seeking an escape surrounded by soft sands and stunning waterfronts, you're sure to find it here in Penzance.

Take a stroll along the picturesque promenade, exploring the variety of art galleries scattered along the way, before exploring the rocky coves of Marazion, with the neighbouring National Trust wonder of St Michael's Mount, boasting a hilltop castle and Mediterranean gardens to explore, it's well-worth a visit.

St Ives is in easy reach too, popular for its fantastic surf scene, vibrant art scene and stunning scenery, there's plenty to discover here, with Carbis Bay making a great stop too for even more beautiful beaches.

Roam the South West Coastal Path to explore your stunning settings on a steady ramble, or choose to kick back and relax from the comfort of your cottage surrounded by your loved ones.

Mackerel Sky is a beautiful abode to base a holiday to the coast of Cornwall.

This property has a changeover day of Friday!

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
  • Christmas