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Mount View

Penzance, Cornwall (Ref. 918890)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed this property."

    It is quirky and has an equally quirky location but with parking. Quite important in Penzance. It is high up with views over the harbour and St Michael’s Mount. There are a few steps internally though so this needs to be considered before booking especially if you have any mobility issues. We were impressed that, when we reported a problem, it was dealt with immediately. For example we reported that there was no microwave. By the time we got back from our day out a new had been installed. The only facility missing is a washing machine but it’s hard to think where one could be installed anyway. Service washes are available in town launderettes but rolling down in a towel and using radiators worked for us. A simple clothes airer would have been useful.

    Reviewed by JillApr 2022

  • "Lovely apartment and it wasn't our first stay!"

    Beautiful and highly recommended spot. Only thing I'd say is the bed mattress is very soft. Not too bad on the singles, but on the double if one person moves the whole bed moves! But it's a lovely apartment for a family of four. Great paddle boarding opportunity just outside.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2022

  • "This was not our first visit to Mount View and it won't be our last."

    This property is very comfortable and stylish. It is well equipped, kept to a very high standard of cleanliness and is in a great location. Feels like home when you arrive, very calm, it has a lovely vibe and is very private. There is no bland, bare holiday let sensibility here. This apartment has real character. The garden is a small retreat, secret and secluded. Perfect. One of my favourite holiday properties ever. Thank you, Mount View.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2021

  • "The cleaning needs attention especially as Covid is still prevalent."

    Very dusty bookshelves and lamps. The cooker hood was greasy, goodness knows when it was cleaned last. Other areas ok , just, but when we moved one of the chairs someone’s hairbrush was there so obviously only superficial vacuuming. The bedroom off the sitting room smelt very damp, might be a problem for those suffering from asthma. The TV was difficult to use and the volume kept dropping off, great difficulty re establishing it. The last evening we watched Netflix as we were unable to tune into mainstream tv.

    Reviewed by JacquiSep 2021

  • "Apartment needs a deep clean."

    Bathroom very tired. Mold around sink and shower. Needs a complete refurb. Sofas old and uncomfortable. Background scent of mold throughout. Need to invest in new furnishings and to air the apartment. Drain blocked.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Mount View is a relaxed and comfortable flat with beautiful views."

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2021

  • "What a lovely apartment."

    Had a great few nights away and this is a perfect apartment. Everything we needed with a lovely cream tea welcome as well. Fantastic views out - spent ages just sitting on the windows with a coffee. Perfect little tidal harbour area - our 2 girls spent ages playing in the water there. Very close to the high street as well. For a coastal walk we took a taxi to Lamorna and then walked back. Lamorna to Mousehall is lovely, Mousehall to Penzance is OK as well but not quite so picturesque. We also took the girls (14 and 15) for a longer walk. Parked at Porthcurno, walked back up the road and then to Nanjizal beach (plan to spend an hour or so here it's amazing). From Nanjizal, the SW coastal path is great back to Porthcurno. Very sorry to be home again! Could have stayed for ever. Thanks very much.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "Great place but a note in the description to say access to the front door is via an uneven external stone staircase would possibly be helpful for anyone whose mobility wasn’t in tip top condition."

    Also that once up the stairs and in the front door there are 2 steps into the kitchen, 2 further steps up from the kitchen into the bathroom and 2 steps down from the kitchen to the hall leading to lounge and bedrooms.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2020

  • "Lovely apartment, the cleanliness could have been improved and the bathroom was in need of redecorating."

    It would have been nice to have been able either to wash our towels or had a change in towels as using the same towel for a week wasn’t ideal. There was no where in the apartment to dry clothes or beach towels so maybe that is something to be aware of? Also, we did want to put heating on but there was no controls within the apartment to do this so one night we were very cold.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "Great apartment!"

    Fantastic views! Great location in the town. Will be back!

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2020

  • "This was our sixth visit to Mount View since 2015."

    Time stands still between visits in this dog friendly apartment which has a comfortable country house feel. Everything was very clean and waiting ready for our arrival - including milk, a 'cream tea' and an enjoyable bottle of wine. The location is ideal and there is safe parking. Wake to the rising orange sun over the sea and the view of St Michael's Mount in the bay. Watch the activity in the harbour and the quay where the Scillonian (ferry to Scilly Isles) departs. Explore the network of sheltered walkways through Penzance and the many dog friendly pubs, cafes and parks. A place to recharge the batteries of the mind. We will be back.

    Reviewed by AileenOct 2019

  • "We love it!"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "It was a perfect holiday base for us."

    Very comfortable and well appointed with such a fantastic view. Even when the weather was bad we still enjoyed ourselves and didn't resent being stuck inside such a comfortable home.

    Reviewed by LizAug 2019

  • "The location of our stay and the apartment was better than expected."

    We could not fault any part of our stay from beginning to the end.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable apartment."

    Well situated in Penzance, beautiful garden and great views towards St Michael's Mount. A washer/dryer would be a useful addition, otherwise very well equipped with everything needed for a holiday.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2019

  • "Excellent location, excellent comfort, excellent value for money"

    Reviewed by TerenceMar 2019

  • "Would recommend going to Cornwall out of season as it was so quiet and no queues or traffic jams."

    Lovely cottage to come home to and big picture window to see the view. Very central but be aware there is only one parking space if both flats are occupied

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2019

  • "Great location for visiting other parts of Cornwall, cottage had home from home facilities and the evenings were easy as they’re were nice pubs and restaurants in walking distance."

    Great holiday.

    Reviewed by MandyFeb 2019

  • "Mount View is a gem."

    We had a wonderful time in its relaxing comfort. Everything is top quality and it was one of the best equipped kitchens I've ever holidayed in. Beautiful crockery and cutlery. The furnishings and decoration were excellent, it was a real home from home. Even read a couple of books from the bookcase despite having brought my own holiday supply. The views were mesmerising, watching the sea and the buzz of Penzance. Comfy chairs and a massive sofa to stretch out on. Perfect base for the bottom end of Cornwall within easy reach of everywhere. We visited the Eden Project and Lands End to give you the range. A lovely, lovely holiday home. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2018

  • "The apartment is in an ideal situation ."

    ....in a quiet position but close to all that Penzance has to offer ....wonderful views with the added bonus of free parking .

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "We have been to Mount View a number of times and always enjoyed a relaxing break."

    It is a stylish, comfortable well equipped apartment with a great selection of books and artworks. There are wonderful views from all windows of the harbour and St Micheal's Mount we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2018

  • "Once again a wonderful stay at a wonderful apartment ."

    ...home from home but with better views .

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2018

  • "This is a great holiday cottage with everything you need for a perfect stay."

    Right on the on the harbour with fantastic views the owner even thoughtfully provides a pair of binoculars to enjoy the wonderful sea views. Only a short walk into town with plenty of cafes and shops and close enough to all the main attractions of Cornwall. With the added bonus of being a dog friendly cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2018

  • "Lovely property very well situated in Penzance, a few minutes walk from shops and restaurants, and with easy access to the bus and train stations for trips further afield."

    Decor is tasteful, with the accent on relaxation and comfort, with an excellent supply of books too! The view across Mounts Bay is the real 'wow' factor here, it's lovely to just sit and watch the world go by from here. Contact with the owner is excellent and any issues are resolved promptly.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2017

  • "Superb apartment."

    ..Superb facilities...Superb views.....just Superb

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2017

  • "Such a great holiday property & would strongly recommend this as it's in a good location, lovely furnishings & a really kind welcome pack in our fridge on arrival."

    Reviewed by LauraJun 2017

  • "Fantastic place, absolutely loved it."

    Would definitely look to stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by TomJan 2017

  • "Fabulous apartment, beautiful views over the harbor to St Michael's Mount."

    Decorated and furnished with great taste, very luxurious and comfortable living room, lovely antiques and oriental rugs, comfy beds. Kitchen had all the amenities and the manager kindly provided fresh provisions, some fresh flowers even, and a lovely bottle of red wine! He was also very helpful and friendly when we needed help finding the courtyard entry! We unconditionally recommend this apartment as top notch!

    Reviewed by MargaretNov 2016

  • "The accommodation really was superb and we really appreciated the milk, bread and other items left for us in the fridge, plus the beautiful fresh flowers."

    We loved the character of the cottage and felt it had been very thoughtfully furnished and equipped. Would definitely recommend very highly.

    Reviewed by JaniceAug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Sky, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared, enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Garden is located across the road from the front of the property.

The property

Mount View is situated within a Grade II listed building on the outskirts of the town with a view of the sea and harbour, you can even see St Michael's Mount.

Just a short walk from restaurants, pubs, galleries and a number of shops.

Set on the first floor, this wonderful apartment offers ideal accommodation for a family with two bedrooms, kitchen, sitting and dining area, along with a bathroom.

In the sitting area you can admire the harbour and views towards Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount from the large picture window.

Outside there's shared use of a superb garden, which can be enjoyed after a day seeing the many sights that Cornwall has to offer.

Spend time travelling around this beautiful part of Cornwall with St Michaels Mount and famous Land's End nearby, and within driving distance are the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan.

This self-catering apartment can be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property is above Ref. 918889, together they sleep 8.

The Abbey Apartments

These two delightful self-catering apartments are situated within a Grade II listed building, next to The Abbey, a large holiday home in the heart of the historic Cornish town of Penzance. Offering accommodation suitable for a couple on a romantic retreat or for a family, these welcoming apartments are a convenient base for everyone in your group. Both apartments sleep up to four people with The Slipway set on the ground floor and Mount View on the first floor. The Slipway boasts an en-suite double bedroom with double sofa bed in the sitting area, and Mount View offers a double and a zip/link twin room. Both of these excellent self-catering apartments share the wonderful spacious gardens with The Abbey, from where you can soak up the sun whilst enjoying a book, dining alfresco, or simply sitting back and unwinding with a drink. Within walking distance are all the attractions that the historic town of Penzance has to offer. Browse the lovely shops, have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants or just sit by the harbour and watch the world go by. Within a short drive are Land’s End and St Michael’s Mount, along with many other superb attractions that Cornwall is famous for. Two charming apartments that provide an ideal base for exploring all that there is to see within this part of Cornwall.

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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.

Region Information

Note: There is a step leading in to the bathroom and a step leading in to the kitchen.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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