*Two night breaks available

*Tucked away a short walk to Penzance

promenade and the sea

*Dog friendly

*Sleeps 2+1 in one bedroom and a sofa bed 

in the living room

*Private parking a few minutes away

*The sub-tropical Morrab Gardens are on the doorstep



The Secret Garden is a lovely one-bedroom apartment full of character and charm set across the garden floor of a Victorian end-of-terrace house. It's a comfortable and cosy base with its own front door and is perfect for a memorable Cornish escape. Situated in the heart of historic Penzance, next to the sub-tropical Morrab Gardens, it's just a few minutes’ walk from the promenade and the sea.

Combining lovely period features with a modern kitchen and a luxury bathroom, it is stylishly equipped with everything you need for a great holiday. Once parked up you can forget the car if you want, and just relax with everything needed for a great holiday close by. If you’re bringing your four-legged friend they will be in heaven and the enclosed courtyard garden is lovely for you to enjoy a BBQ on a summer evening when it’s just too good to be inside.


Located in the heart of this famous harbour town you are in one of the most sought-after enclaves in Penzance. The tucked away but central location is a short stroll from the popular Chapel Street and the high street and is situated perfectly for exploring the best the town and surrounding areas has to offer. The wonderful sub-tropical Morrab Gardens are right on your doorstep and the best local attractions, shops, galleries, bars, pubs and restaurants are all within walking distance. You can be in the oldest pub in Penzance, The Turks Head, dating from 1233, in a matter of minutes. 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. Or walk along the seafront to the famous Jubilee Pool, the UK’s largest Art Deco seawater lido.

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 a 20-minute walk along the seafront promenade, and the quaint village of Mousehole is only a 10-minutes' drive away and also a lovely walk. 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 too. 


You enter into the Victorian tiled hallway with the comfortable living room with a sofa (it’s a sofa bed and can be made up on request), armchair and dining table. It’s a great place to relax after a day’s adventures and there’s a large-screen smart TV and a selection of books to choose from. The original timber sash window, with wooden shutters, has a window seat, the perfect place to enjoy the view to the pretty garden.


If you choose to eat in you won’t be disappointed with this well-equipped kitchen. Make the most of the social space while you cook up a banquet to enjoy from the dining table in the living room. There is an electric cooker with a grill and three-ring hob, large fridge-freezer, slimline dishwasher, kettle and toaster, Nespresso coffee machine and pretty much every utensil you could think of!


You’re sure to sleep soundly in the king-size bed with a luxury mattress topper and non-allergenic duvet. There’s a chest of drawers as well as a wardrobe providing space for storing your clothes. The vintage dressing table with a chair and desk lamp is the perfect place to pen your postcard home. Relax in bed with a cup of coffee, turn on the wall-mounted TV and enjoy a lazy morning. 

In the living room there is a high-quality, hand-made sofa bed with a 14cm-deep, pocket-sprung mattress, to comfortably accommodate either a third guest or for alternative sleeping arrangements. This can be made up on request.


Relax in the luxury bathroom (off the kitchen). A great corner shower, full size bath, WC, basin and a mirror. There is a socket for shaving or charging your toothbrush. There’s also a heated towel rail, underfloor heating and an extractor fan.


You enter the apartment through a tall gate leading into the characterful private garden and through to the front door. There’s a table and chairs as well as a metal BBQ shelf which makes the space perfect for relaxing with a sundowner following a long day exploring all Penzance and the far west has to offer.


There’s a washer-dryer in the kitchen and the understairs cupboard has a drying rack, iron, plug in radiator, sun-loungers, torch and first aid kit.


PARKING: There is a private parking space situated a few minutes’ walk away - you can pull up close by the apartment to unload (it is a little tight so make sure you are confident and follow the details in our guide on manoeuvring in and driving back round to the parking space).

WI-FI: There’s free unlimited Wi-Fi at The Secret Garden.

HEATING: Gas central heating throughout will be comfortably set so you don't need to do anything. There is an additional electric flame-effect stove in the living room. The bathroom is heated by underfloor heating and a heated towel rail.

LITTLE ONES: There is a travel cot and highchair for your use. Don't forget to bring a mattress and linen for the cot. The owners have also supplied plastic plates, bowls and tumblers, plus small cutlery. 

PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! The outdoor space is secure and there are plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. One well-behaved dog is welcome at £35 per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of the bedroom and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in. If your four-legged friend can't help themselves there’s a throw provided to protect the furniture and please try to minimise any barking.

PRIVACY: The pretty courtyard garden feels like a private oasis but as you would expect from a terraced property in the town centre, is slightly overlooked. It is also adjacent to the entrance leading to Morrab Gardens, so occasionally you may hear people chattering as they pass although it is generally very quiet in the evenings.

LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding and towels but please bring your own beach towels.

ACCESSIBILITY: The apartment is across the ground floor with a step in. Parking is a few minutes’ walk away. If in doubt or if you have any questions do get in touch before booking.

CHANGEOVER & SHORT BREAKS: Changeover is usually Friday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of two/three nights out of season. Do check with us if your dates don't quite fit as we will always try to help.

PROPERTY IMAGES AND DESCRIPTIONS: From time to time minor upgrades and improvements and changes to furnishings at The property may mean it varies slightly from the images and descriptions on the Website.


“The Secret Garden was a great place to stay. The flat was beautifully decorated and very clean. It had everything you might need and the owner had provided lots of extra touches to make your stay comfortable. Our dog was also made welcome, with his own bed and welcome pack, as well as a lovely secure garden to go out into. The flat is very convenient for walking into town and it's great to have somewhere to park your car - which can be a challenge in central Penzance. A great find and we will definitely return.”

Tracey – May 2024 

“We loved everything about Secret Garden - the bright, spacious tastefully decorated rooms, the peaceful aspect (especially if you enjoy hearing happy birdsong), wonderfully comfy bed and the thoughtful and generous touches left by the owner, it was a delight to stay here. It was also fantastic to be provided such a wealth of local knowledge about what to see, places to eat & where to buy fabulous Cornish produce. This place is wonderful & I can unreservedly recommend it to any couple who wants a secluded and comfortable stay in the heart of Penzance.”

Carolyn – April 2024 

“One of the best places I've ever been to - spotless and cosy, with lovely thoughtful extras to make us feel at home, including doggy welcome pack and treats for us in the fridge. Very comfortable, detailed instructions about everything we could need to know. Beautifully decorated. Just lovely! And Penzance itself was full of lovely surprises. Really wonderful stay, thank you so much for everything.”

Agnes – March 2024 

"Great apartment in a brilliant location, lovely welcome goodies for guests as well including our dog :). Parking not on site (a short walk away) but otherwise perfect."

Sarah - December 2023

“Lovely location minutes away from the centre of Penzance but a quiet, hidden away garden apartment. Lovingly designed, spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you would need for a stay away from home. Parking space not far away - a real luxury in Penzance! Enclosed courtyard so great if taking a dog. Would thoroughly recommend.”

Jane – November 2023