The Old Vicarage is an imposing 5 bedroom former vicarage located on a quiet no through lane in the heart of Penzance. Set within easy walking distance of pubs, restaurants and the train station, this really is the place to catch up with friends and relax
With high-ceilings and drenched in natural light, The Old Vicarage has been totally transformed into a smart and comfortable family home with upstairs views over rooftops to the sea. At the front, a small lawned garden overlooks the lane and down past the church to the harbour beyond. At the back of the property, a large conservatory leads to adjoining walled gardens, both enclosed, part-lawned, with palm trees and sheltered sitting-out area.
The imposing hallway and stained glass door lead into a inviting living room with open fire, TV/DVD, also on the ground floor there is a games room with full-sized snooker table, large sitting room with handsome marble fireplace and an open fire, country-style, slate-floored kitchen/dining room, conservatory leading on to the sunny back garden, scullery with table/chairs, Belfast sink and another door to the garden, laundry room and downstairs wc.
A grand staircase with enormous stained glass window leads up to the first floor and five bedrooms. Three rooms have zip-linkable beds and are all spacious and light with fabulous views over the garden and rooftops to the sea. The master double boasts a 6' bed, washbasin and roll-top bath plus hand-shower; another double with 6' bed, and one with 5' bed, further pretty double and a large twin, shower-room, family bathroom with roll-top bath plus hand-shower. Steep back stairs (lockable top door, bottom stairgate) down to ground floor and scullery.
A damages Deposit of £100 is required at the time of booking. Comfy, spacious, well-equipped; a great location, everything within easy reach.
|Size||Sleeps up to 10, 5 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Penzance 300 m|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||200 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Newquay 5.8 km, Nearest railway: Penzance 300 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Pool or snooker table, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (3), Single beds (2), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
West Penwith or 'The Land's End Peninsular' is situated in the far South West of Cornwall and is arguably the most picturesque area of the country. The Peninsular has diverse land and seascape with hidden sandy coves – some of which are only accessible by scrambling down rocky cliff paths. It boasts long golden beaches, ancient moorland, rolling farmland, shipwrecks, sunken treasure iron age settlements and engine houses, which are a reminder of Cornwall's rich industrial past. Lands End is a stone's throw away with its rugged cliffs and tales of mystery and buried treasure under the waves. The far west of Cornwall enjoys one of the mildest climates in the country which makes it a perfect getaway all year round.
Penzance is a busy market town and boasts a variety of great bars, restaurants and cafe's. Located within easy reach are the city of Truro and the sailing capital, Falmouth. If it's surfing or sunbathing you're after, or perhaps a romantic walk along a deserted beach, then you can are spoilt for choice with some of the area's best beaches on your doorstep, such as Sennen, Praa Sands and Porthcurno. The Eden Project is also only a 45 minute drive away.
The famous St Michael's Mount (described as the jewel in Cornwall's crown) and Lanhydrock House are located close by or you may chose to take a day trip to the Isles of Scilly on 'The Scillonian'. The terminal and ticket office is just a short stroll from the Old Vicarage.
A particularly enjoyable and picturesque journey is from Penzance via St Erth to St Ives. Once a small fishing village, St Ives has grown to become one of the most famous & popular seaside towns in Cornwall which attracts scores of holiday makers every year.
There is so much to do and see in this special part of Cornwall, whether it be walking along the miles of coastal paths, taking part in water sports, including surfing, dolphin and whale spotting, bird watching, rambling, cycling, relaxing on one of the many stunning beaches, visiting the Minack Theatre at Porthcurno or the myriad of art galleries – there is something for everyone.