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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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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


18 customer reviews

  • We had a lovely stay.

    “We received good arrival information and info on operating the kitchen applicances etc. We would book again, any issues were resolved quickly. Thank you!”

    “We received good arrival information and info on operating the kitchen applicances etc. We would book again, any issues were resolved quickly. Thank you!”

    - Mrs Brazis, September 2020

The property

Set in the historic harbour town of 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 12 seater dining table, 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.

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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: Check-in 4pm

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas