"This place was something special, the attention to detail and though that has gone into the apartment is exceptional. It has set a very high bar for us for future trips."

Chris. T - August 2019



*Beautifully refurbished apartment

* sleeps 4

*Historic location

*Dog friendly

* Just for two discounts

* Flexible changeover days

*Free wifi

What guests are saying....

“Thanks to the Hypatia team for providing such a wonderfully located, beautifully presented, sparkling clean apartment in Penzance. We really appreciated the prompt communication, and the overall professionalism of all concerned during these Covid times. Highly recommended.”

Gary. M - December 2020

“We really enjoyed our stay here. We spent a week in Penzance and the flat had everything to feel like home: comfy bed, great shower with hot water with good pressure, tons of equipment to be able to cook and comfy couch! The wifi was strong enough for us to work remotely too. Highly really recommended if you are looking for a place to stay and visit Cornwall (it is 30 min away to all main attractions).”

Camille. P - October 2020

"This was our second stay at Hypatia and we weren’t disappointed. It is a beautiful, well thought out apartment. As a family with 2 children and dogs we find it well stocked and very comfortable and in a very handy spot to travel to and from our favourite Cornish beauty spots. We hope to be back soon!"

Vicky. T - October 2020

"We all really enjoyed our stay, lovely place, great location and loved the art work! We actually visited Sue Dove during the open studio after seeing her work hanging up in the apartment! Light and airy with good cooking facilities."

Christopher. S - September 2020

"This is a cracking place in the heart of Penzance. A lovely street with great restaurants, but not at all noisy, as the apartment is set back from the road and is in the basement. It's really well equipped and a great deal of thought has gone into the bohemian arty decor. The open plan layout is ideal for a holiday, and the kitchen is fantastic with tons of storage. It's great that both bedrooms have an ensuite, and the separate utility room was also a bonus. Thoroughly recommend."

Annabel. D - August 2020

"Absolutely beautiful place to stay. Feels like home from home."

Matthew. N - July 2020

"Wonderful place to stay with kids and dogs! We wished we could live there!"

Vicky. T - January 2020

"Extremely well furnished apartment in the best street in Penzance. The apartment has been recently refurbished to a very high specification. There are pubs, restaurants and shops all around including a small supermarket within only 2 minutes walk. It is recessed from the road so there is no street noise. We had a great family holiday here using it as a base to explore the far south west. The hosts are extremely friendly and went out of their way to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Thoroughly recommended!"

Russell. R - July 2019

"The photos of this beautiful apartment don’t do it justice. It’s a wonderful space with everything you could ever need. Great location surrounded by fabulous restaurants and some very nice shops . We had a lovely time and would definitely go back ."

Ester. T - August 2019

"This is a real find, a beautifully presented apartment with so many thoughtful touches from dog beds and blankets to cooler boxes and thermos flasks, they have thought of everything! Great suggestions of places to eat both in Penzance and further afield. You are right in the heart of Penzance which is such a fab place to mooch around...... we will definitely be back soon......thank you for such a wonderful week!"

Sian. B - August 2019

"This place was something special, the attention to detail and though that has gone into the apartment is exceptional. It has set a very high bar for us for future trips."

Chris. T - August 2019

"We are still thinking of the wonderful week we had at the Hypatia Apartment. It is an absolutely stunning place to stay and perfect for a car-free holiday. The Apartment is everything that is promised, if not more. It is truly spacious, beautifully designed and furnished, and extremely comfortable. It is amazingly quiet and we hugely enjoyed staying there. We felt very lucky to have found the Hypatia Apartment and to have been able to stay there for a whole week. In fact, we did not want to leave!! 

Maria Kohlwg - September 2019



What a beautiful property Hypatia Apartment is. Set in the heart of Penzance’s most prestigious street, and having been completely refurbished, it is available for the first time in 2019. Designed with effortless style and character, it offers stunning, large open plan living areas which flow out to the patio garden. This is a space to socialise and relax in, and it exudes quality. Add the individual touches and artwork to the two luxurious bedroom suites and it all feels more like entering a boutique hotel.

The self-contained apartment is half of the floor of the building owned by The Hypatia Trust. The Trust’s offices are next door and all the income from renting this lovely apartment goes to help support the charity. Their work supports and promotes women’s achievements through research and documentation, exhibition, publication, and by providing training and educational activities. Do have a look at their website at http://hypatia-trust.org.uk/ to find out more.

You come in through a private front door and down into its calm spacious interiors. If space and luxury in the heart of historic Penzance is what you are after, then Hypatia Apartment will certainly fit the bill.


Located in the famous Chapel Street, right in the heart of the oldest part of Penzance, The Hypatia Apartment is a short stroll to the harbour and seafront. The best local shops, galleries, bars, pubs and restaurants are right on your doorstep. The oldest pub in Penzance, The Turks Head, dating from 1233, is 100 metres down the street. Have a drink or a meal here and you’ll be stepping back in history, enjoying the same public house as pirates and smugglers did 750 years ago.

Penzance is the gateway to the Land’s End peninsula and in the far west of Cornwall nothing is far away. The fishing harbour of Newlyn is 20 minutes walk along the seafront promenade, and the quaint village of Mousehole is only a 10 minutes’ drive away. Marazion, with the famous St. Michael’s Mount, is easy to walk or drive to. St. Ives is easily reached using the scenic rail line from Penzance station. Sennen Cove, The Minack Theatre in Porthcurno, and The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site on the north coast, are all an easy drive away. Many film locations of Winston Graham’s Poldark books are in the area and part of the German TV Rosamunde Pilcher series was filmed right outside the door in Chapel Street. 


Hypatia Apartment is situated in The Regent, which dates back more than 400 years and it is one of the oldest buildings in Penzance. It would have been one of the beautiful houses on Lady Street (now Chapel Street), first admired and then destroyed and burned in the Spanish sacking of Penzance in 1595. Subsequently it was rebuilt as a fine residence, to which a new frontage in the Palladian-style was added in the second half of the 18th century on the Chapel Street side of the building. The original frontage of the building had been in Custom House Lane, off Chapel Street, to the right of The Regent, you can still see where the original entrance was which is now a Palladian-style window. Custom House Lane was originally designated as the New Street Slip, running parallel to the Abbey Slip at the next left turning from the apartment by The Admiral Benbow pub.

The earliest known owners (1707) were the families of Buller of Devon and Shillingham of Cornwall. It was the Batten family home (merchants in timber and coal) for the majority of the 19th century until it was sold in 1861 to Mr John Coulson, another Penzance merchant and property owner living on the same street. Latterly it became Perrow’s Temperance Hotel and a staging post, before having a large number of commercial and residential uses in the 20th century.


The large main living area really has the wow factor. It’s a big space with stunning flagstone floors and French doors out to the patio. A huge squidgy sofa, armchair and captain’s chair are perfect for lounging. A large Smart TV with built-in ceiling speakers will keep you entertained. It is open plan with the well-appointed kitchen and dining area.


What a gorgeous kitchen! It’s well equipped and modern, and a fabulous space to cook up a feast. There’s a large island breakfast island bar and the social dining area has a table which can comfortably seat 6. There is a double electric built-in oven and induction hob, microwave cooker, toaster, dishwasher, and fridge-freezer.


There are two bedrooms accessed off the living space and both have en suite bathrooms. One has a double bed, open hanging and bedside drawers. The other has a kingsize bed which can be divided into 2 singles if you prefer, open hanging and a bedside chest of drawers. Both bedrooms have been skilfully designed to create tranquil spaces. Both have wall-mounted TV’s - perfect for lazy mornings in bed.


One bathroom has an en suite shower room with a walk-in shower enclosure and rain shower. The other en suite bathroom has a bath with a fitted rain shower over it. Both have basins and WC’s and are luxuriously fitted with grey tiling. The other side of the living space through the utility room has a separate WC. 


Accessed via French doors from the living space there's a pretty paved courtyard garden for you to enjoy. The outside table and chairs make for a delightful sunny spot for breakfast al fresco.


There is a separate utility room with a washing machine and a separate tumble dryer.


Heating: Gas fired central heating and hot water.

Parking: You can pull up outside the front door to unload and there are several car parks close by. Where available there are Free spaces along Chapel Street with time limits during the day and free parking overnight. You can also park for free all day and night on the Promenade, between the Jubilee Pool and Alexandra road.

Wi-fi: There is free unlimited WiFi at Hypatia Apartment.

Accessibility: From Chapel Street the front door opens to wide stairs with handrails down to the living spaces, which are across the lower ground floor, with all rooms on one level. It may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or very young children. If in any doubt, do ask before booking. Please note children of any age must be supervised by an adult if using the outside areas.

Pets: The far west is a dog's paradise. (Unfortunately, Eric, our dog model in the pictures doesn’t come with the apartment!) There is a great beach close by at Long Rock, past Penzance railway station towards Marazion, which is dog-friendly all year round. One or two well behaved dogs are welcome at £35 each per stay. Please make sure they stay off the furniture and that you rub down muddy feet before they come in.

Short breaks: Short breaks are available outside peak times, with flexible changeover days for a minimum of 3 nights. Don’t worry if you need to book dates that don’t quite fit - just call or email and we will always do our best to make it work.