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Penwith House

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 5 reviews

from £143 /night

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Penwith House: impressive and luxurious holiday cottage in St. Just, West Cornwall

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Penwith House is a large, luxury 4* Gold award self-catering cottage. Upon entering Penwith House a spacious hallway welcomes guests and invites them past the main living areas to an impressive staircase leading them to the upper floor gallery landing. Our guests have all been amazed at the space the house has to offer, PLUS REDUCED RATES FOR UNDER OCCUPANCY - please contact for rates.

Four large spacious bedrooms: A master bedroom with king size bed, bay window, a 32" TV and DVD and seating area ideal for watching the comings and goings of St Just. A large double bedroom with 4'6" bed. 2 generous twin rooms each with two 3ft single beds, 2 of which can be joined to form a Super King Bed.

Two modern bathrooms, one on each floor: The lower bathroom offers a large corner bath and walk-in tiled shower plus sink and w.c. The upper floor has a large family sized bathroom with separate w.c.

Dining room: A comfortable dining room leads from the kitchen with a dining table that seats eight. A high chair is provided as standard. This room also has an open fire for which a starter pack is supplied during the winter months.

Lounge: A separate warm and homely lounge with large sofas, TV, DVD player and CD stereo (which has docking for ipod and MP3 players). This room also has an electric burner effect stove for convenience. There is a mains telephone on the premises which accepts incoming calls only. Mobile phone signal is good, and there is a public pay phone in the market square.

Fully equipped modern kitchen: A fabulous, traditional style modern kitchen with oil fuelled Aga, ceramic hob, fan assisted oven and microwave. An island set in the centre of the kitchen offers some bar stool seating and houses the fridge within it. A separate freezer is also accommodated within the kitchen. A filter coffee maker, an iron and ironing board and a four-slice toaster are also supplied. There is also a separate utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer, iron and ironing board plus a Belfast sink.

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Cape Cornwall
Will consider Corporate bookings
Access Car not necessary
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Newquay, Cornwall, Nearest railway: Penzance
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Single beds (4), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

SPACE!! The owners have made this a priority, ensuring that each guest has ample personal space, especially in the bedrooms.

Fully fitted traditional style modern kitchen with oil fuelled Aga, as well as ceramic hob, fan oven and microwave.

Extras Provided to Guests:

Adults provided with white cotton bathrobes

Bottle of wine and Flowers on arrival

Locally-made confectionery/biscuits/treats for children

Towels for muddy paws and dog bowls - all doggy essentials provided

The current issue of Cornish based magazines are available for guests enjoyment

Further details outdoors

Secure walled garden: The hidden gem to Penwith House is the large secure walled garden to the rear of the property. This also offers a decked seated area with table for dining, plus charcoal barbecue and lawn area ideal for children or dogs to play on.

Parking: Secure gated parking for one small/medium sized car is available to the side of the property. The town also has ample free parking only 200 yards away, and some limited parking within the market square itself. Guests with a mobility badge can park right outside the front door.

Further details

The comfort of our guests is our highest priority and the property is maintained to a very high standard. In the unlikely event of problems arising during your stay, the owners are only a phone call away.

Penwith House Terms & Conditions

All cheques to be made payable to Mr G T F Smith

And sent to Mrs J H Angove, Little Haven, 2 Trevena Close, Alverton, Penzance, Cornwall UK TR18 4QG


A provisional booking will be held for 5 days. If we have not received your deposit within 5 days, we regret that your provisional booking will lapse.


If a booking is made 8 weeks or more before the holiday starts, a deposit of £225 is payable.

If your holiday begins less than 8 weeks before the time of booking then the full rent including a separate cheque of £175 Breakage Deposit is payable immediately.

All rental payments to be received no later than 8 weeks before start of holiday.

Smaller Groups

Smaller groups are welcome at Penwith House. Please bear in mind the following:

For smaller groups (for example five or less) that have paid reduced rates, bedrooms not in use will be locked at the owner's discretion.

Where price is indicated as 'set', all rooms are available but beds will only be made up for the number of guests as stated by you on your booking form.

Breakage Deposit

The Breakage Desposit is £100 for 2-4 guests and £175 for 5-8 guests.

The Breakage Deposit is paid as a separate cheque at the same time as the balance. The Breakage deposit is returned less any monies required to cover extra cleaning and breakages/losses approximately 10 days after the end of your stay. In order to have the deposit returned in full we would request that you leave the property as you found it.

Cheques and booking information including names in the party and contact address and telephone numbers should be sent to the above address.


In the event of cancellation less than 8 weeks before a holiday begins, the whole rent is payable unless we succeed in re-letting, With more than 8 weeks notice , the deposit only would be forfeited.

Arrival and Departure

All holidays start and finish on a Saturday. Tenancies commence at 4.00pm on the first day and terminate at 10.00am on the day of departure.


There is gated parking to side of property for 1 small/medium sized car only.


A Travel Cot can be provided. Guests to supply own linen. Stairs gates for top and bottom of stairs are available. A high chair can be provided if required.

No Smoking

Smoking is not permitted in the property.


Maximum of two dogs. No extra charge but prior approval must be sought. Dogs must not go upstairs and must not be left unattended. Stairs gates will be supplied.

Electricity, Oil, Central Heating, Logs and Linen

Electricity, oil and central heating is included. Between October and March a starter pack of logs, coal, firelighters and matches is provided for a fire on the first evening. Duvets, duvet covers, pillows, pillowcases, towels and tea towels are provided. Not beach towels.

Tenants' Obligations

The tenant agrees:

to pay for any losses or damage to the property.

to take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at departure. The owners reserve the right to make a charge for extra cleaning if the property is not left in a satisfactory condition.

to permit the owners and their agents reasonable access to the property.

not to part with possession of the property, or share it, except with members of the party listed on the Booking Form.

not to exceed the total number of people stipulated in the property description.


The owner shall not be liable for any loss, damage, expense, accident, injury or inconvenience whether to person or property which the applicant or any other person may suffer or sustain arising out of or in respect of any letting.


We try to take every care to prepare the property to a standard whereby our visitors will enjoy their holiday. If a problem or cause for complaint does arise, please let us know immediately. Every effort will then be made to assist you do not leave it until after your holiday we want you to enjoy your time at Penwith House.

About this location

The Cornwall region

Lands End, Sennen, Gwenvor and Cape Cornwall

Whatever you are looking for to make your holiday perfect you are sure to find it out and about in West Cornwall. Lands End’s famous headland and breathtaking cliffs are only 3 miles from St. Just, and just before it are the beautiful golden sandy beaches of Sennen and Gwenver. Sennen has a surf school if lounging on the beach isn't quite energetic enough for you.

Porthcurno, Lamorna, Mousehole, Newlyn and Penzance

Carry on from Land's End along the south coast and you will reach the fabulous sandy beach of Porthcurno, above which, built on the cliff, is the world famous open air Minack Theatre hosting a full programme of performances throughout the summer on both days and evenings. Following the coast again and past various glorious valleys and coves including Lamorna and Penberth, you reach the picture perfect village of Mousehole. From here you can look across Mounts Bay to the unique St. Michael's Mount and the town of Penzance with nearby fishing village of Newlyn, where I recommend you stop off and stock up on freshly caught fish and crab.

Geevor Tin Mine, St. Ives and the Eden Project

Other places to visit are the Geevor Tin Mine Museum at Pendeen where you have the chance to go underground. Geevor is reached by taking the north coast road from St. Just towards St. Ives and the Tate Gallery. Venturing slightly further afield, but a good day out is The Eden Project at St. Austell.

Gardens and ancient monuments

If gardens are of interest the National Trust owns several attractions within a 30 mile radius of St. Just, plus a selection of privately owned gardens are open to the public.

This area is also famous for several ancient stone burial chambers, standing stones and stone circles, alongside early Celtic wishing wells all adding to the mystery and magic west Cornwall has to offer.

Isles of Scilly

St. Just is ideally located for a day trip to the stunning Isles of Scilly by Skybus at Land's End Airport, only 5 minutes by car from St. Just.

St Just

St. Just-in-Penwith

St. Just-in-Penwith is the most westerly town in England and in my opinion, and many others, one of the luckiest. It is set within an area of outstanding natural beauty having Cape Cornwall, the only cape in England, right on its doorstep. A former mining town, it manages to keep its heart and soul beating even during the winter months, making this an ideal retreat all year round.

Shops and facilities

The town offers a varied range of shops including butchers, bakers, newsagent, pharmacy, grocer, Co-op and hairdresser. As well as the Kegen Teg cafe which is adjacent to Penwith House, there is another cafe and several fine pubs offering wide ranges of meals, a Chinese take-away and a fish & chip take-away with restaurant. St. Just is lucky to have a substantial doctor’s surgery.

Arts and crafts

St. Just has various art galleries set both within the town and in the surrounding areas, as it can lay claim to quite an assortment of famous and talented artists living and working locally.

Leisure facilities

For the more energetic there is St. Just Sports Centre which is next to the local comprehensive school, and an 18 hole golf course over looking Cape Cornwall with leisure facilities and an indoor swimming pool open to the public.

Festivals and events

Depending on what time of the year you choose to holiday, you are bound to find something to entertain you. During the three peak summer months of June, July and August a host of diverse activities are free to be enjoyed, including the Golowan Festival, hosted in nearby Penzance in June, and St. Just's very own Lafrowda Festival in July offering a week of festivities and climaxing in the final Saturday with a stunning colourful carnival with street stalls and music venues. In November St. Just celebrates its own feast held on the first weekend after 31st October. Many local families celebrate this with an equal importance to Christmas Day, with many travelling great distances to be together over this weekend.

Surrounding countryside

If there is one thing St. Just and the surrounding countryside is not short of is miles of footpaths and bridal ways. Take a stroll in any direction from the town centre and you are assured to find a valley, moor land or coastal scene to captivate you. Leave the car parked up for a few days, you don’t want to miss out on the magic!

Dog-friendly beaches

What more perfect way to spend your holiday than walking your dog on the beach? St. Just has many dog-friendly beaches near at hand, including nearby Cape Cornwall. Download Cornwall Council's West Cornwall Guide for Dog Owners for further details.

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23 Oct 2012


"Could not ask for a better home away from home"

I travelled to Penwith House with a large group of friends aged between 19-25. Firstly I'd like to thank the owner Helena for being so trusting as we were turned away from a few other properties … More

Thank you for for taking the time to write this review I am so glad you had such a great time as the weather was not kind to you. You and your friends were a credit to your age group and I would not hesitate in welcoming you all back. I am sorry your experience in the cafe next door was not so good although we own the premises it is leased to a tenant and out of our control. Many thanks Helena

12 Apr 2012


"Clean, personable home in a lovely location."

Firstly the House itself was spacious and very accomodating for my large family. The home was clean, fresh with some very nice introductory personal touches on arrival to make us feel very welcome.Loc… More

26 Mar 2012


"just a great place to stay for a holiday."

large and spacious, nicely decorated and good quality finishings, very homely,lovely touch with the welcome basket of scones,jam and cream and bottle of wine and especially the doggy treats for our fo… More

5 Mar 2012


"The most perfect holiday home!"

I really cannot say enough about Penwith House. It is so spacious, well decorated, clean, safe garden, all mod cons and more!!! We are regular visitors to this house and there are kids as well as adul… More

28 Feb 2012


"I wish I lived here!"

The fact we are returning for a third year pays testiment to the fact that Penwith House is a wonderful place to stay. The house itself is beautiful and incredibly spacious with all the facilities yo… More

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