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The Abbey

Penzance, Cornwall (Ref. 918888)

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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • “We had an wonderful time at the ...”
    We had an wonderful time at the Abby. Could nor have wished for a a better place all the family loved it many many thanks june Langford and familyxx
    We had an wonderful time at the Abby. Could nor have wished for a a better place all the family loved it many many thanks june Langford and familyxx
    - Ms Langford, June 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Set high above the historic harbour in Penzance overlooking the world famous Mount's Bay towards St Michael's Mount is The Abbey, one of Cornwall's most important listed buildings dating from 1660.

With its secluded walled garden, courtyard and period features, this Grade II listed semi-detached holiday home allows you to discover true comfort and provides a relaxing and casual, yet elegant atmosphere for up to 14 guests.

Your Penzance holiday property is set over three floors and has the feel of a smart country house, exuding quality and style throughout.

On the mezzanine is an historic drawing room with a roaring open fire, large gilt mirror and walls of books, along with huge arched windows that rise to the ceiling and open out onto the garden.

The oak-panelled dining room with two round tables, sitting 12 in total, and comfy sofas, and the enormous kitchen with commercial oven, allow the chefs amongst you to cater for the maximum number of guests in comfort.

The seven bedrooms are split between the first and second floors, with the three on the first floor boasting en-suite facilities, and all add to the character and unique feel that can be seen throughout this mansion.

Surrounded by rare sub-tropical flora and fauna, The Abbey boasts a private walled garden with its cobbled pathways and luscious lawn to provide the perfect setting to lose yourself in a novel, take an afternoon cream tea, a refreshing glass of something cool or even a game of croquet.

Penzance is a coastal town steeped in history while providing all the facilities of modern life.

Numerous gastronomic choices at its many restaurants, bars and cafes are all a short distance away while an active entertainment, recreational and sporting scene assure there is always something to do for young and old alike.

The list of outstanding attractions in this beautiful area of Cornwall ranging from ancient monuments and historic sites to dramatic beaches, cliffs and fishing villages is endless and are all within easy reach.

The Abbey is a truly outstanding and extravagant 17th century Cornish mansion which can be enjoyed at any time of the year.


Over three floors. Seven bedrooms with HD TV/Freeview: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor super king-size double leading to another 1 x second floor double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x second floor king-size double, 1 x second floor twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC. Second floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Commercial kitchen. Dining room (seats 12 over 2 x 6 seater tables) with sofas (seats 6) and open fire. Mezzanine drawing room (seats 12) with open fire.


  • Gas central heating with open fires
  • Commercial gas oven and 6-ring hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, HD 3D TV with soundbar, Blu-ray, DVD, 4 x HD TV with Freeview, XBox One with games, Bluetooth speakers, WiFi, selection of books, DVDs and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and booster seat available
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed lawned gardens with patio, courtyard and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Second floor accessed via a narrow flight of stairs
  • Note: Two self-catering apartments (refs: 918889 and 918890) adjoin The Abbey
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

About the location


St Ives 8 miles.

One of Cornwall’s most popular holiday areas. The spectacular sweep of Mount’s Bay, from the cliffside fishing village of Mousehole through Penzance and around to beautiful Marazion, hides a wealth of sandy beaches, rocky coves, winding village streets and other places to visit and explore. Connected by 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 is the jumping-off point for day trips to the Scilly Isles. 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.

Region Information

Note: Check-in 4pm

Note: Discounts available from November - March inc. for smaller parties. Please call 01244 345 700 with your party size to receive a quote3.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas