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The Slipway

(Ref. 918889)

Penzance, Cornwall Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "What a gem."

    The property was very comfortable and very well equipped. We came in April 2024 and needed the very efficient heating. Parking was easy. The property was close to the harbour. The only drawback was that the easiest access road was under water at high tide. If, as is quite possible, we come to stay in Penzance again we would certainly want to return to The Slipway. We had a wonderful time there.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a great cottage."

    It is very well appointed, comfortable bed (perhaps the pillows could do with an update), comfortable seating, everything you needed in the kitchen and it is warm and cosy. It is in a terrific position for everything including shops, railway and bus stations all being only a few minutes walk away. I will definitely be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very neat and clean everywhere."

    Slept well and found everything I needed in the kitchen area. En suite much improved from last stay in The Slipway in 2015. Charming and helpful owner. Thank you for the cream tea on arrival. Wonderful location with private parking which is a definite plus. High winds one evening found their way in around the entrance door - thank goodness for my travelling rug and the efficient heating. Dog loved the little garden across the road. En suite much improved from last stay in The Slipway in 2015.

    Reviewed by Aileen4.7Oct 2023

  • "They only issue we had was having to leave by 9am."

    We love the location that the accommodation has parking and is in the best location but having to leave so early is an issue for us and we would look for accommodation allowing a 10am checkout first. This is something we would check with you before booking as never had to leave this early before.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything great."

    Thanks for a lovely stay. Good shower. Comfy bed. Mix of pillows nice. Very happy!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful place to stay in a beautiful location."

    Everything we needed was close by and mostly Al dog friendly. Lovely stay, would recommend and absolutely stay again

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was the second time we have stayed at The Slipway."

    Excellent location.Right by the sea and a few mins walk from the shops pub train and bus station. The perfect place to stay in Penzance. Someone was in our parking space when we got there but the owner sorted it straight away and we were able to park easily after that. Couple of small things there was a vase of almost dead flowers on the window sill with dirty water which had been left after cleaning which was not pleasant. Also the oven gets very very hot and there was no oven gloves available. Otherwise can’t fault the property at all.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2023

  • "No sky tv, cd or radio as per the description."

    Dvd was not connected and although we contacted owner who said he would send someone round this did not happen. We found the cottage chilly on a couple of evenings but we did not have access to any heating. The cottage is well located for restaurants etc. and there are good transport links via bus and train.

    Reviewed by Dan3.1Jul 2023

  • "The Slipway was situated in a perfect spot close to the Quay."

    The cottage was spacious and spotlessly clean. We particularly liked the private garden across the road from the property. We did have a small problem with a blockage in the toilet but this was quickly resolved by the owner.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage view grat Close to bars restaurants off street parking not to far to beach"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Slipway is a lovely place to stay, well equipped and comfortable."

    One small issue for us is the lack of heating in the bedroom. We would also have liked to have been able to recycle food waste along with the other opportunities to recycle. Other than that, we really enjoyed the property, the area and the proximity to the sea and the coast path. Thankyou for making the Slipway available for us and our well behaved dog

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property was cosy and comfortable."

    Scones and milk on arrival and flowers were a nice touch. We enjoyed our stay but a few things need some attention. 1) The property instructions folder needs a review. The WiFi details are incorrect and only a text message from the owner revealed the password (that I have written in the instructions). The location of the wheelie bin key is not described correctly. The kitchen equipment user guides are not mentioned. We eventually found them under the scales in one of the drawers. 2) Three of the oven buttons are missing so its timer functions cannot be used. 3) The fridge motor is very noisy. 4) The DVD player was in a drawer and needed connecting up in order to use it. 5) The online property summary mentions 'CD/radio' but we did not find a radio. 6) Would be useful to have a user guide for the TV, DVD, etc. 7) Bedroom walls were running wet with dampness or condensation. At such properties we usually expect some shower gel or conditioner to be supplied. There are very few drawers for storing clothes in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent location."

    Good local amenities close at hand. Comfortable. Problem with the key missing on arrival, but quickly sorted. No access to heating controls. Shortage of towels, no drying facility.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely warm welcome from meeting mr Cox senior who allowed us in the ..."

    We had a lovely warm welcome from meeting mr Cox senior who allowed us in the cottage early, the cream tea & fresh flowers were a beautiful gesture, the cottage is very homely, clean great location I can’t fault this at all, we had a fantastic week & hope to return next year

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well located, the garden is a bonus."

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic location."

    The listing needs to tell you you can practically dip your hand in the sea that’s how close it is!Better than we anticipated. There was an issue whilst we were there but the owner sorted immediately with no hassle or stress. All mod cons just needs instructions for the television as it’s not easy to work out for us older folks! Definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2022

  • "My Mum had a wonderful stay at the slipway!"

    The apartment was just perfect! She said she couldn’t fault it! We were all very pleased and happy with it! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great position for walking but is positioned on a steep elevation which could bother some."

    Cosy and pleasant accommodation.Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Pam4.1Mar 2022

  • "Cosy place to stay."

    Very homely, with bookcases and paintings on walls. Warm colour scheme with beautiful rugs.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2021

  • "Convenient location in the centre of Penzance."

    Lovely garden area. Host always available for answering questions.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Aug 2021

  • "Faded and fraying."

    Having paid the premium rate for a week in August we were at least expecting clean well appointed accommodation. All the comments I will make have been mentioned in previous reviews and I am not sure that the owner will take any action to remedy the faults. The directions to the accommodation were adequate but could be a little better. On arrival there was a musty smell of damp, I appreciate that the building is old but it has been renovated and surely something could be done. The damp was not helped as there was no place to dry wet clothing. The carpet was dirty in places and very frayed at the front door which was covered by a doormat, there was dust on many surfaces which had been there for some time and we found a pair of ladies briefs behind the armchair. The toilet brush was old and rusty and food wrappings and containers were found tucked into the sofa. On the positive side, the accommodation was very well located near the town centre and harbour.

    Reviewed by Martin3.4Aug 2021

  • "A Great little property but would recommend replacing the shower to something ..."

    A Great little property but would recommend replacing the shower to something better with more power as it was like a trickle the hose to the shower also had black mound growing on it and the front door could do with a coat of paint overall though a great place if the above points were dealt with

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jul 2021

  • "One main reasons for booking this cottage was the garden as pictured on the web site showing sea view and well tended."

    Unfortunately the hedges were over 2 metres, and the trees were overgrown making sitting out on the very dirty furniture an unpleasant experience. We therefore made very little use of the garden. The cottage itself smelt very musty and damp. However the cottage was comfortable and very well equipped, the cream tea left for us on our arrival was a lovely touch. If the garden issue is sorted, I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Diane3.1Jun 2021

  • "It was very damp and musty smelling which was a shame as it was a nice place and good location"

    Reviewed by Josephine4.4Jun 2021

  • "Property damp."

    As there was no heating controls, the towels were always damp. Excellent location, scones on arrival and flowers were a nice touch

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Jun 2021

  • "Very good location."

    Modern bathroom with a ‘snug’ shower cubicle which would present difficulties to particularly tall or large guests. Modern kitchen area, but cutlery & crockery needs replacing with proper sets. We found the accomodation generally clean, warm but in need of updating.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.1May 2021

  • "No, the property was exactly as described."

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2021

  • "Great spot in a lovely cottage."

    Felt the inside of the cottage could do with a f ace lift but had a great time

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2020

  • "THE Slipway Smelt damp when we opened the door , All three Windows where in a ..."

    THE Slipway Smelt damp when we opened the door , All three Windows where in a bad Condition The wardrobe was a Storage cupboard with A HOOVER and some kind of Appliance in there, Rugs on the Floor were in a bad Condition, When the wind blew the Front Door and Windows Rattled not enough Drawers for our cloths, The Cabinet one side of the bed had Handles MISSING, The other side of the Bed had one small Draw and a small SPACE at the Bottom, Very NOISY with the Apartment above every time someone walks about you could hear everything, Will not Consider the Slipway again

    Reviewed by Bryan1.6Sep 2020

  • "This cottage/apartment is amazing."

    It's quirky, comfortable, and really welcoming. The couple of issues we had were sorted by the landlord and had little impact on our enjoyment. The location is stunning and penzance is a beautiful place. Take a bus ride to Lands End..... Great experience in the narrow winding roads. Mousehole is a lovely walk and met some great locals on the back in Newlyn. Will definately be back at some point. Thank you. X

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2020

  • "The accomidations themselves where as stated in the listing perfectly, the showers was powerful and hot and everything was in order."

    the only downside was when er entered the property is was a bit musty which caused my parter a bit of trouble since she has very sensative skin to stuff like that. luckly a bit of febreeze and using her own sheets she baught with her sorted that out. the frindge was nice and cold and the tv had lots of options to watch from thanks to the sky box, the internet was excellent for our use and should be for most people. all in all an excellent property for most people and would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Jul 2020

  • "The Slipway was perfect for the Penzance section of our Cornwall visit."

    It is a large but cozy cottage, ideally located and suited to explore Penzance itself. We recommend it highly! Paul & Anne.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2019

  • "A comfortable cottage in a lovely location overlooking the harbour."

    Very convenient for shops, restaurants and the railway station.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect place for couple wanting to explore Penzance and West Cornwall."

    The apartment was spotless, charming and most comfortable. Perfect location overlooking the harbor. Can walk to everything. Big plus was the parking place.

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week at the slip way with my partner and dog."

    Excellent location and really central to all the sites on a day out. Great pubs and restaurants on chapel street 1 minute walk.

    Reviewed by Lyndon4.7Aug 2019

  • "Good location with parking and small separate garden and Penzance is a great base for a Cornish adventure holiday."

    However, the apartment suffers terribly from damp. Some of the walls are wet and it smells bad inside all the time. The smells gets into your clothes and other fabrics. It is almost impossible to air the place because all the windows and door open on to the road and two of the three windows do not open. Also, when we arrived the doorway was alive with ants - inside and outside the apartment. I contacted the owner who said they would try and fix it - they didn't - I had to sort it. This problem is not new as there was a pest control ticket for the same problem in July last year. The apartment also needs a good deep clean and some items repairing. A towel each for a week with no means of drying them is not adequate.

    Reviewed by L1.9Jul 2019

  • "Comfortable apartment but seemed more like being in a small cottage, you felt at home."

    . A view of St Michael's Mount from the front door. and two minutes from the harbour . Interesting shops in Penzance. Good places to eat ,local pubs nearby .

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7May 2019

  • "Great position with parking facility ."

    ...let down by broken shower head fitting and en-suite sink plug not working . Would be nice to have a welcome pack of basic provisions ....milk , tea and bread ....not too much to ask after a 6 hour journey thereby negating the need to rush off to the shops upon arrival .

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2019

  • "The slipway was comfortable, cosy and very homely."

    With added touches like a welcome pack with goodies and an added bonus of a real xmas tree. We really enjoyed our stay in the slipway. We didn't miss anything from home over xmas as the property was so well equipped.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Dec 2018

  • "Surprised no information about recycling"

    Reviewed by Michele5.0Nov 2018

  • "Everything was excellent - layout, facilities, location and parking."

    Would definitely like to visit again

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2018

  • "Charming, cozy cottage in a perfect location."

    Very good facilities, but the cooking pots are really in need of new acquisition. Nevertheless: highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Aug 2018

  • "Lovely location and beautiful flat."

    Excellent for both town and exploring around. Could do with a deep clean as when we moved the bedside table to check for a lost earring , the cobwebs were in abundance.Also cobwebs above the bed. The flat above had a 2 year old and 5 year old with parents staying and the noise from the kids running feet at 6.45 am on wards was really noisy and a pain when trying to sleep . Otherwise -great !

    Reviewed by Clive3.4Jul 2018

  • "Easy to find dog friendly cottages and easy to book."

    We were happy with the price we paid and at being able to pay in instalments. Helpful emails received through the process and prior to arrival. We would use your company again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.1Jun 2018

  • "A very fine appartment!"

    Reviewed by Sietse5.0Jun 2018

  • "A pleasant, spacious well-located cottage, ideal for a stay in Penzance."

    The description on the website fitted it well.

    Reviewed by C5.0Apr 2018

  • "The Slipway is a very cosy and comfortable cottage."

    It was exactly what we had hoped for during our two night stay. Perfect location and close to everything in town. The very welcome box of chocolates and red wine were also appreciated - thank you. There are a few things I would like to mention, which might be useful to the owners: Firstly, it would have been so nice to have arrived to find some milk in the fridge, and some teabags. We struggled through the snow and ice of "The Beast of the East" to get to Slipway and then found we had to go out immediately to buy these simple, cheap items before we could make ourselves a cuppa. Also the coffee and tea mugs were badly stained and I had to wash some cutlery and crockery before using them. It would have been really helpful, too, if there had been some soap in the bathroom - again, it was another trip the shops in the freezing temperatures. Secondly, we asked for a slightly later check out on Sunday (one hour) which Thaddeus kindly agreed to; but I just wonder if 3pm check in and a 10am check out is rather ungenerous, even for allowing for the cleaners to changeover. In my experience a 2pm check in and a 12 midday check out has been the norm. These are only observations which I hope might be useful. They didn't stop us having a lovely time a The Slipway - albeit very short. Thank you again.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Mar 2018

  • "Pros:Cozy, comfortable apartment Central location Wine and choccies on arrival (thanks!"

    ) Cons:Garden not attached so if staying with a dog have to walk a short distance on the road to let them out Parking not obvious to find. Overall a great place for exploring the area and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.2Dec 2017

  • "We took Slipway as part of a larger party staying at The Abbey."

    It's a nice small flat. Not really suitable for more than 2 people as the bathroom is off the main bedroom so does not work for 2 couples. Very pleasant though.

    Reviewed by James3.8Nov 2017

  • "What a gem of a holiday cottage!"

    So comfortable had everything needed for a perfect break. Centrally located in Penzance within easy walking distance of pubs restraunts and shops and quay. Lovely bottle of red wine to welcome us. Dog friendly only one word of caution the only entrance and exit is via front door which opens straight out onto road not a problem for us but maybe with some dogs or children if they dash out.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2017

  • "We enjoyed our stay Appreciated the welcome "goodies" especially the wine and Cornish butter"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2017

  • "Very considerate landlord who left a very kind welcome pack-eggs butter etc."

    Everything provided

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.8Mar 2017

  • "A warm [central heating] welcome and some unexpected provisions."

    Cottage lived up to outs description and npc problems at all.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2016

  • "It met our requirements, although the addition of a washing machine would have been very useful (this was not advertised so was unexpected)."

    We were pleasantly surprised by the "welcome pack" that awaited us on our arrival.

    4.8Nov 2016

  • "It would have been a little helpful to have an information pack, ie : things about the apartment , places to eat, local facilities, doctors, taxis, bus services, history etc."

    There was no information at all apart from brochures collected on local things to see I do have to say after staying in numerous cottages this was by far and away the best equipped with absolutely everything you could think of. The sofas to were plentiful and comfortable which makes a nice change from some we have stayed in. The welcome pack of groceries was also excellent in variety and quantity. the only reason for not re booking would be because we don't tend to go back to the same place. If we did we would definitely book this again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, , CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • 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
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: sofa bed available for small families, not suitable for two couples
  • Note: Garden is located across the road from the front of the property.

The property

The Slipway, set above the harbour, on the ground floor of a Grade II listed building is situated in the seaside town of Penzance.

With the sea on your door step, this one bedroom apartment has a spacious sitting area with double sofa bed, for extra guests.

Enter into the open-plan living area with kitchen and dining table, and completing the accommodation is the double bedroom with en-suite shower room.

With a number of shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance and many attractions nearby, makes this self-catering apartment an ideal retreat for a couple or small family at any time of year.

Note: This property is below Ref. 918890, together they sleep 6-8.

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: This property is not suitable for two couples sharing.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas