*Large penthouse apartment
*Stunning sea views from most rooms
*Historic location on Chapel Street
*Sleeps 6+2 in 4 bedrooms
*A short walk to the sea front
*Two bath/shower rooms
*Two parking spaces
CHAPEL STREET RESIDENCE, PENZANCE
Right in the heart of Penzance’s most prestigious and historic street, Chapel Street Residence is a relaxed and very spacious penthouse apartment with wonderful panoramic sea views across Mount's Bay to the iconic St Michael's Mount and over towards Newlyn. Set across the entire top floor of a grand Georgian building this comfortable apartment offers space and a feeling of laid back elegance and simplicity in the décor and furnishings. Kick your shoes off at the door and it won’t take long to settle in and enjoy the homely comfort it offers.
The apartment is spacious and the large living room is a social space with three large sofas, perfect all year round to enjoy games with friends or family. The open plan dining area has a large wooden table seating up to eight. In the separate kitchen there is room to create a feast or a breakfast with family enjoying the built-in dining seating, again with more views to Mount’s Bay across Penzance harbour and the Abbey Basin. The three large light-filled bedrooms are hard to choose from and it will be more about which view you want to enjoy from them. The fourth bedroom is a single (with an extra pull out trundle bed on request) offering more views to St Michael’s Mount.
A few minutes’ walk and you can be in the heart of the town or to the seafront and the iconic Penzance promenade which stretches between the Jubilee Pool and Newlyn. The coastal footpath will lead you beyond towards Mousehole or Marazion. Along from Chapel Street Residence is a steep and cobbled street known as Abbey Slip and at the bottom an area of water known as the Abbey Basin, an area where at high tide it is perfect for a morning dip, walking the dog or a play on a paddle board. It’s a historic quay that has not changed very much over time.
An easy place to relax and unwind, to leave the car parked and enjoy so much by foot with everything you need nearby, great restaurants, the sea, great fishing towns, gardens, galleries, Penzance really is a thriving town and the gateway to enjoy further west Cornwall.
Located in the famous Chapel Street, right in the heart of the oldest part of Penzance, Chapel Street Residence 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 in Chapel Street.
The expansive living space flows from room to room. Enjoy views from the large windows over Penzance harbour and beyond while relaxing, watching a movie or gathering together to enjoy a board game. There are three comfortable sofas centered around a large coffee table and a feature fireplace in the living room.
As you reach the top of the stairs entering the apartment there’s a raised office area with a desk, chair and a book cabinet, an ideal place if the demands of work call whilst you are away.
COOKING & EATING
The well-equipped kitchen has all that you need to rustle up a delicious Cornish feast that you never find time for at home. There’s an electric oven with a 5-ring gas hob, upright fridge/freezer, coffee machine and even a Kitchen Aid for keen cooks and bakers.
Enjoy relaxed breakfasts at the breakfast table or extravagant dinners with great conversation in the dining area. The large dining table comfortably seats eight with sea views over Penzance harbour and opens up to the living room, creating a wonderfully social space for family dinners.
On that note – if you’d like a special event or any night of the week catered for do ask, we have some superb local contacts.
Each of the four bedrooms has its own character all offering excellent mattresses and crisp white linen for a great night’s sleep.
Bedroom 1: An elegant king size bedroom with sea views and a full-length mirror. There’s a comfortable chair and bedside tables with lamps. The built-in wardrobe and a chest of drawers provide plenty of space for storing your possessions.
Bedroom 2: A gorgeous king size bedroom with sea views, bedside tables with wall mounted lamps, a dressing table and a comfortable chair. The two built in wardrobes provide plenty of space for storing your belongings.
Bedroom 3: A comfortable double bedroom with a four-poster bed and bedside tables with wall mounted lamps. There’s also a comfortable chair, a chest of drawers and a second table to take in the views. The built-in wardrobe is perfect for clothes storage.
Bedroom 4: This single bedroom (with a second single pull-out trundle bed on request) is perfect for children. There’s a dressing table and sea views.
There’s two bathrooms at Chapel Street Residence. The large family bathroom opposite the third bedroom has a bath perfect for soaking in after a long day on the coast with the taps in the middle and a great rainfall shower. There’s also a basin, WC and heated towel rail. As you walk into the main apartment, there’s a second shower room with a shower, WC and basin.
There’s a washing machine in the kitchen along with a tumble dryer, airer, iron and ironing board in a cupboard off the hallway.
USEFUL TO KNOW...
PARKING: There are two private parking spaces - you can pull up close by the apartment to unload and follow the details in our guide on manoeuvring in and driving round to the parking spaces.
WI-FI: Fast (Up to 36MB) broadband means you can stay connected. There is also phone reception and 4G at the apartment.
HEATING: Gas central heating throughout. The fireplace in the living room is a feature and purely decorative.
PETS: Far West Cornwall is doggie heaven! There’s plenty of beaches and coast paths for exploring. Two well-behaved dogs are welcome at £35 per week/short break. Please make sure they stay out of bedrooms and off the furniture and that you rub down muddy/sandy feet before they come in.
LINEN & TOWELS: You'll have bedding & towels but please bring your own beach towels.
USEFUL INFORMATION: Although dog friendly don't forget it is up and down a few flights of stairs if yours is less mobile or needs to go out a lot. The functional communal areas are shared with three other apartments.
ACCESSIBILITY: From Chapel Street the main front door opens to stairs leading up to the front door of the apartment which is on the second floor. From the front door there are two small sets of stairs up to the living area, with all rooms on one level. The apartment may not be suitable for those with limited mobility or very young children. If in any doubt, do ask before booking.
This property is not wheelchair friendly and may not be suitable for those with limited mobility. If this applies, please contact our booking office to discuss the properties potential suitability prior to confirming.
CHANGEOVER & SHORT BREAKS: Changeover is usually Friday. Short breaks are available for a minimum of three nights with flexible changeover days. 'Just for Two' discounts available 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.
WHAT GUESTS ARE SAYING...
“Great weekend spent here. The location is great for the harbour, high street and Lido. Thank you!”
Jeremy – October 2023
“Beautiful and spacious accommodations. Within walking distance of public transportation, shopping, dining, etc. Fabulous harbour views from every room. Clean and comfortable. Great communication with The Cornish Way both before and during our visit.”
Sharon – September 2023
“Spacious, great views, loads of character, loved the location. We would stay again if we have the opportunity.”
Kinchem – July 2023
“The best place I've ever stayed in - central location, lovely and light, gorgeous views from all windows, really well equipped, comfy beds, beautiful architecture. We'll be back for sure!”
Polly – June 2023
“Thank you, beautiful town and unique beaches around. Looking forward to come again soon.”
Aldo – June 2023