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Mount View

(Ref. 918890)

Penzance, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is well appointed and is in an excellent location."

    The kitchen, living room, and bedrooms offer many good facilities as described in your listing. However, a few things are less than ideal. Your listing photos were probably taken some time ago and flatter some rooms. The dining chairs and the sofas, and also the bathroom decor have deteriorated somewhat since those photos were taken.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Oct 2023

  • "We worked out the best way to arrive at the parking space."

    Follow the one way system onto Chapel Street, turn left at the Admiral Benbow into Abbey Street, turn left into New Street, then turn left into the cobbled courtyard.There is space marked Mount View for your car. The slipway is narrow, cobbled and tidal and we wouldn't recommend it. There is a spiral staircase to the apartment. Two large steps into the bathroom and two large steps into the inner hall. The kitchen is small, there is a large lounge diner with lovely view of the slipway, bridge and the beaches in the distance. The tidal pool below is very popular with wild swimmers and there are benches for your clothes. There are two large double bedrooms. The apartment is furnished in country house style and there are ample books and games . We had a cosy week there, we enjoyed exploring Penzance, the pubs such as the Admiral Benbow, Turks Head and the Longboat Inn. There are several parks in Penzance, Morrab and Penlee, which has a great cafe and museum. There is a deli called the Cornish Hen and Baker Tom's bakery. A good selection of shops. The bus service to Long Rock, Marazion, or Mousehole, St Ives and Truro is very good. The coastal park walk from Penzance takes you to Long Rock and the Mexico Inn or further on into Marazion.

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely apartment with a superb view"

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2023

  • "We were very impressed with the accommodation."

    It certainly lived up to the photos on line. It was clean and well presented and had everything we needed to be comfortable.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the apartment to be quite dirty, outside of kitchen cupboards, plug holes had not been cleaned."

    The hob was filthy. It appears the cleaner just wiped over without moving anything. The arm chairs and sofa were most uncomfortable, and the double mattress needs renewing, we both rolled into the middle, back ache every morning. We also has a problem parking most days, as other guests had more than one car and kept blocking parking spaces. Communication with owner was very good. But would not stay there again

    Reviewed by Lynne2.8Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Mount View the apartment was so comfortable and welcoming we didn’t want to come home."

    It is very well equipped and the cream tea left for us was a lovely. Had a slight problem with the tv but Jonathon the caretaker, soon fixed it. Views from the lounge are amazing and the property situation was perfect for us.

    Reviewed by G4.7Oct 2022

  • "Hi A lovely homely appartment that was well furnished with very comfortable beds and seating."

    Spacious and well equipped. the views are lovely. Perfect for a wet week - if we had to stay in for a bit it felt fine just sitting with a book and admiring the view. The 'dry dock' area just a hundred meteres from the appartment was great for swimming at high tide- easy just to run down a quick swim then back for a hot shower. Also owner was quick to respond and very helpful when we had a small problem. My only tiny gripe was instructions for getting there- was not clear that the entrance is actually in another street and there is no sign on Abbey Street for the property so it took a while to find running up and down in torretial rain and no one seemed to know where it is. Also satnav takes you to the bottom of a very steep cobbled slope that says it is unsuitable for cars so directions around via Chapel Street woud be helpful.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "The location is wonderful!"

    Superb views and great central location with parking space which is like gold dust in Pz. The apartment is so elegantly furnished and decorated with many delightful touches. The kitchen is well equipped. Thank you for the welcome cream tea. There were a couple of technical issues (plumbing, internet/television) but the swift availability of Superman Handyman Jonathan got things sorted. Getting in and out of the bath/shower was a challenge and we are not fans of fixed showerheads! The description could perhaps be clearer about the number and depth of external and internal steps. But it was wonderful to be back in Pz and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Jun 2022

  • "The big selling point is its perfect location and an allocated car parking space."

    The owner has decided to make it characterful as opposed to the standard minimalistic appearance and it works. As such, faults can be found if you look hard enough, but the point is that you don't, you enjoy the place for what it is. The fact we returned after having visited for the first time last year is the best recommendation you can give.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.7Jun 2022

  • "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 Jill4.4Apr 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 Ben4.7Apr 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 Stephen5.0Oct 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 Jacqui2.8Sep 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 John2.2Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 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 Ben5.0Apr 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 Lynn4.1Oct 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 Emma3.8Aug 2020

  • "Great apartment!"

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

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 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 Aileen5.0Oct 2019

  • "We love it!"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 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 Liz5.0Aug 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 Paul5.0Jul 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 John4.4Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Mar 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 Elizabeth4.7Mar 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 Mandy5.0Feb 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 Helen5.0Nov 2018

  • "The apartment is in an ideal situation ." a quiet position but close to all that Penzance has to offer ....wonderful views with the added bonus of free parking .

    Reviewed by Paul3.8Nov 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 George5.0Oct 2018

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

    ...home from home but with better views .

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 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 David5.0Mar 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 Sue4.8Dec 2017

  • "Superb apartment."

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

    Reviewed by Paul4.8Sep 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 Laura5.0Jun 2017

  • "Fantastic place, absolutely loved it."

    Would definitely look to stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Jan 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 Margaret5.0Nov 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 Janice5.0Aug 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, Smart TV, 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.

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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