Its grand Georgian terraces and centuries-old country estates mean Penzance has a wealth of luxury accommodation to choose from. We’ve picked five of the best to get you started.
1. Chapel House PZ
Chapel Street, TR18 4AQ
Since opening in 2015, Chapel House PZ has featured widely in the national press, including The Guardian, The Independent and the Sunday Times. It’s easy to see why: this newly restored townhouse B&B oozes casual sophistication, with in-room iPads, opulent bathrooms and a happy mix of modern and antique furniture.
The highlight? On Fridays and Saturdays, you can relax with a complimentary early evening drink before sitting down to a seasonal kitchen supper.
Stay here if: You’d like to combine days out with easy access to the town centre shops and restaurants.
2. Artist Residence
Chapel Street, TR18 4AW
A true creative haven, Artist Residence has a fun and informal atmosphere that’s perfect for Penzance. The eclectic ‘Artist’ rooms have actually been designed and decorated by artists, while the ‘House’ rooms feature period details with selected artworks.
The highlight? Dinner and drinks are well covered, with an in-house smokehouse and restaurant, beer garden, bar and lounge.
Stay here if: You want to immerse yourself in the history and culture of Penzance without feeling like you’re in a museum.
Trereife, TR20 8TJ
This elegant Georgian manor house is set just outside the main town, around a five-minute drive away. Choose from a bed and breakfast room in the main house, or try ‘walled garden glamping’: sleeping in a roomy bell tent with a comfy double bed and wood burning stove.
The highlight? Get the full Jane Austen experience by taking a gentle stroll around the immaculate parterre gardens.
Stay here if: You’re a romantic; regardless of whether that means waking up in a traditional country house or your own secret garden.
4. Venton Vean
Trewithen Road, TR18 4LS
Overlooking Penlee Park, this boutique B&B is conveniently close to the town centre and a short walk from the waterfront promenade. Venton Vean’s five en-suite bedrooms are stylishly decorated, with calming tones sitting alongside bold pops of colour.
The highlight? The little details are done very well, including luxury mattresses, 400-thread Egyptian cotton sheets and bathroom products from Pure Nuff Stuff.
Stay here if: You’ve got an eye for detail and appreciate touches like locally sourced food and homemade cakes.
5. Trewidden House
Buryas Bridge, TR20 8TT
Sleeping up to 15 on a self-catering basis, Trewidden is a good choice for group holidays and celebrations. Sheltered in extensive grounds, the house offers both peace and a rich sense of history: there’s everything you’d want from a country mansion, including open fires, a wood-panelled dining room and a grand staircase.
The highlight? The impressive interior is matched by its outdoor space, which includes a private tennis court and manicured lawn.
Stay here if: You’d really like to own a country house, but haven’t quite made it yet.
To find more places to stay, take a look at our guide to accommodation in Penzance.