The Chocolate House key features:
- 2 double bedrooms with ensuite cloakrooms
- Exposed beams, granite walls, window seats and shutters
- Bedding, bed linen and towels provided
- Inclusive of all electricity and heating
- Bathroom with full bath and large shower
- Underfloor heating downstairs and gas central heating above
- Very well-equipped kitchen
- Free wifi Internet access provided for guests
- Satellite HD TV
- Roof terrace with sea and harbour glimpses
- Private off-street parking within 20 meters
- Lots of bistros, boutiques and old pubs with 100 meters
- Saturday changeovers
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Penzance 500 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||100 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 40 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 500 m|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 2 En suites|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
The cottage is an ideal location for exploring West Cornwall and is situated in the oldest part of town near to restaurants, pubs and shops. It is close to the harbour and seafront promenade.
|Further details outdoors|
Private off-road parking for 1 car is located 20 meters from the cottage.
Welcome pack on arrival and all essentials provided. The cottage is not suitable for people with mobility difficulties. We are not able to accept pets, and the property is non-smoking throughout. Children over 14 are welcome. Changeover day is Saturday.
The cottage is in Chapel Street, the oldest street in the town, and only a stone’s throw from the harbour.
About The Chocolate House. Many of the buildings in Chapel Street date from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and the cottage itself is an eighteenth century grade 2 listed building. It is listed by the Department for Environment as a building of both special architectural and historic interest. It was built as a fisherman’s cottage in the early 1700s, and would originally have been thatched. The rococo-style ornate fascia has made the cottage a landmark building in the town. It is much photographed by visitors to the area and makes a romantic retreat for a holiday break.
The Penzance climate, being on the Cornish Riviera, is mild and this makes it a good all-year holiday destination. Situated on the eastern edge of the Gulf Stream, the winter temperatures are amongst the warmest in England and similar to those of Nice and Naples. The town enjoys around 1500 hours of sunshine every year, and the quality of light is unsurpassed. This has attracted artists to the area since the nineteenth century.
Penzance has a wealth of interesting attractions all within walking distance of the cottage. The sub-tropical Morrab Gardens are worth a visit. They are home to the Morrab Library, one of the few remaining private libraries in the country. Around this area are many attractive Regency buildings, especially in Regent Terrace and Regent square.
Nearby is Penlee House and Gardens, and within the gardens is a small art gallery with regular exhibitions of paintings and a permanent collection of works by the nineteenth century Newlyn School artists such as Stanhope Forbes and Walter Langley. During the summer, plays are performed in the park. The town’s most famous person is probably Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829), inventor of the miners’ safety lamp. His statue stands in the centre of town at the top of Market Jew Street, in front of the granite porticoes of the 19th century Market House now used by a bank. From Penzance harbour, ferries go to the Isles of Scilly. Next to the harbour is the Jubilee open air swimming pool, an art deco listed building that opened in 1935. Along the famous promenade is the village of Newlyn with a large fleet of fishing boats in the harbour and a wholesale fish market.
Nearby attractions on the Penwith Peninsula, all within 12 miles, include the picturesque villages of Newlyn and Mousehole , the open-air Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, Lands End visitor centre, St Ives and the Tate St Ives, and the historic St Michael’s Mount.
The beach at Sennen is considered good for surfing. There are several National Trust properties and gardens in West Cornwall, including Trengwainton and Trewidden Gardens. Chysauster Ancient Village, an Iron Age settlement, was originally occupied almost 2,000 years ago.
The old Geevor Tin Mine at Pendeen has a visitor centre. The South West Coastal Footpath follows the coast all the way around the Penwith Peninsula and has several stretches of spectacular walks. A little further away, about 40 miles to the east near St Austell, can be found the Eden Project and the Lost Gardens of Heligan