"A super one bedroom garden apartment with private parking situated opposite the sub tropical Morrab gardens close to Penzance promenade and sea"


from £85.00 a night for a 7 night break

* 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, PENZANCE”

The Secret Garden is a lovely one-bedroom apartment full of character and charm set across the garden floor of a grand 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 if bringing a child or third adult), 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 sitting room the sofa bed can be made up on request if bringing a child or a third adult.


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.

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: 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.

what guests are saying...

“It is the most beautiful flat and lovely garden. Communication with Sebastian was always on point and we had a lovely family holiday.”

Bola – June 2022 

“Excellent apartment leading right to Morrab Gardens. Really comfortable, beautiful home- couldn’t have asked for more!”

Anna – May 2022 

“A lovely home in the heart of the town, fantastic location and very comfortable stay. The owners went above and beyond to make it extra special as we were celebrating an engagement. Would highly recommend and stay again.”

Bethan – April 2022

“The Secret Garden was as pictured very elegant and warm. The place had everything you need etc shampoo, body wash, dishwasher tablets and also washing detergent having these extra things made the stay so much better. The down fall had to be not having parking right outside but was given a space in a gated 24 hours car park about 5 minutes’ walk away. I would definitely recommend this place to people.”

Daisy – March 22

“Lovely, cute and cosy little bolt hole brilliantly situated for exploring Penzance. Tucked away in a gorgeous property behind the high street, local amenities (including a gorgeous cafe called The Honey Pot) are yards away, just a short walk through a beautiful botanical park at the front of the property. The bed was seriously comfortable too! Would definitely recommend. Thank you for a wonderful stay.”

Claire & Mark – February 2022