Imposing Cornish townhouse | St Mary’s House, Penzance
Spacious living/dining room | St Mary’s House, Penzance
  • Cottage
  • Penzance
  • 28600

St Mary’s House


out of 10

  • 7

  • 4

  • 2

  • 2

Pets stay free
Car parking on site
Enclosed Garden / Patio

This Grade II listed property, with original features, is just a short walk from the centre of Penzance and its many attractions.

Ground Floor:
Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
First Floor:
Living/dining room: With electric fire, Freeview TV and CD player.
Kitchen: With electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.
Second Floor:
Bedroom 3: With double bed.
Bedroom 4: With single bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Welcome pack. Small enclosed garden with sitting-out area (shared). 2 small dogs or 1 medium dog welcome, to be kept on lead at all times (shared garden). Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.

St Mary’s House is an elegant Grade II listed Regency-style town house with Gothic Revival architectural features. The holiday property is approached through two wrought iron gates and overlooks the shared south-facing garden and circular gravelled driveway. Just minutes’ walk from the Penzance promenade and a short stroll to the delightful Morrab Gardens; famous for its banana plants and rare sub-tropical species. Set on three floors with an original staircase and high ceilings the property exudes memories of a bygone era. Penzance is an ideal location for exploring the delights of West Cornwall including the legendary Lands End, the white sand surfing beach at Sennen and the historic town of Marazion with St Michaels Mount rising from the sea like a fairytale castle. The Mount can be reached on foot by causeway at low tide or by small ferry boat at high tide. Marazion attracts birdwatchers from all over the UK to the marshes, a true wildlife haven. Penzance has a long flat promenade, leading past the open-air lido to the busy fishing harbour of Newlyn, one of the leading fishing ports in the country. Newlyn is also famous for its art school and galleries. Continue along the coastal path to the quaint harbour and village of Mousehole. The area has an abundance of restaurants, cafés, delis, shops and art galleries. Take a day trip to the beautiful Isles of Scilly by sea from Penzance or small plane from Lands End airport. A trip to the Minack Open Air Theatre is a must, cut into the rock face with the ocean as a backdrop and overlooking pretty Porthcurno Beach with its golden sands and clear waters. The area offers some amazing cliff and coastal walks and attracts visitors all year round. Shops, pubs and restaurants 70 yards.


Coastal within 1 mile


Enclosed garden / patio

Garden or Patio

Historical Property

Internet Connection

Parking - On Site

Pets Free of Charge

Pub within 1 mile

Sea View

Shower Cubicle

Train Station within 1 mile

Washing Machine


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 16:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 2 pets allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 12 reviews


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Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




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Overall rating



  • Gamlingay

  • Family


out of 10

Very basic, cheap charity shop decor. Kitchen cupboards all need replacing. Cooker and hood filthy and extractor broken. Not one level floor throughout. Random cheap furniture wedged with paper and cardboard to unreal angles. Bedding from charity shops and pillows wafer thin, in lower bedrooms it was damp. Stains on carpets. Notes all over stating animals are only allowed in the downstairs hall although claims to be dog friendly. Greeted by neighbour/older gentleman who before we got out of the car, made us feel we were parking unsuitability and made us reverse 1 foot to suit him, which was ridiculous. Someone living in lower ground floor and upper floor cordoned off with bowls up the stairs to catch water from leaking roof I presume. Complaint made for some reimbursement as appalled for the cost.

9 Aug 2022


  • Leeds

  • Family


out of 10

Beautiful house in a fabulous location. The subtropical gardens are a few yards away, 5 mins to the beach and 2 mins to the shops. There’s loads of supermarkets around including an 8 till late co-op at the top of the street. Very quiet and peaceful property with amazing views out across the bay. Spacious rooms, except the bathrooms which are very tiny but still quite useable. The kitchen is adequately supplied (no tumble drier though) but there isn’t a lot of crockery and cutlery. We were a party of 6 and we had to wash the plates etc after every meal - not too much of a hassle though as there is a dishwasher. There’s loads to do in the area if you need entertaining, or you could swim in the sea every day as we did. Bottle of bubbly on arrival, and tea/coffee/sugar & dishwasher tabs provided. Would recommend as a great family stay.

29 Jul 2022


  • Birmingham

  • Family


out of 10

Lovely building, great location, but cleanliness let it down! We didn't use kettle or toaster as they were dirty. No one used the shower on top floor as it was unclean, moldy and had hairs in the shower tray, even the taps had dirt around them. First floor bathroom not much better! No vacuum provided, so for a week we were unable to vacuum the floors. (Unless hidden in a cupboard we couldn't see) Beds had mattress toppers on, but no mattress Procters or pillow protectors. On the positive side, it's in a great location, with parking. Good views.The building is beautiful with big high ceilings and original features. But if you stay here bring some cleaning items with you! The wine and milk were a nice touch.

14 Jul 2022

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