Penzance Guest Houses

Penzance is Cornwall's largest and most westerly borough and only ten minutes from Lands End and found on the shores of Mount's Bay an area of water dominated by the grandeur of St Michaels Mount. This is a popular holiday destination and attracts many overseas tourists and consequently provides for this buoyant market a vast range of Penzance Guest Houses that range in style, ambience, setting and location to suit varying tastes and budgets.

Penzance is surrounded by an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty described through majestic cliffs, rocky coves, pristine sandy beaches and crystal clear seas these landscapes are backed by heather and gorse of the moors. Amongst these rugged plains are found early Christian and Bronze Age sites the heritage of a proud culture and has been the inspiration for many artists and writers, poets and lyricists.

A wildly romantic area where mists roll across headlands, and ancient fishing villages slowly reveal themselves, sub tropical vegetation and a wealth of industrial and maritime heritage combine with early Christian history and Celtic legend create its richly ambient texture. A coastline of coves and caves and a history of smugglers and wreckers and its long tradition of music and song inspired Gilbert and Sullivan to name one of the most famous of their productions "The Pirates of Penzance".

An area that celebrates the great outdoors through its many coastline cliff top paths that allows walkers to cover many miles in a day, photograph the outstanding views and see historic sites. The local people are famous for their friendly welcomes and the beaches are renowned as being clean white and sandy and gently shelving into the water and lifeguards are on hand patrolling ensuring the safety of all. Water sport enthusiasts are well catered for through surfing and wind surfing and sailing is popular in Mounts Bay with regular championships being held for a wide variety of classes of boats.

Given this naturally relaxing and inspiring backdrop it is not surprising that so many make their way here for summer holidays, for weekend getaways, for writing sojourns or artists' retreats and the many guest houses offer the perfect solutions. These may be poised on cliff tops overlooking the majestic bays or may be set within the town close to specialist shops quaint restaurants, pavement cafes and bistros or set edging the town facing the moors offering peace and seclusion.

Within the town there is always plenty to see and do, Art galleries line the pavements and are filled with work by local artists and those visiting from further afield, local theatre productions are well attended, traditional pubs serve local ales and local tales and coffee shops serve great Cornish fare. The central Penzance Guest Houses offer easy access to all the local entertainments and communication links whilst those set on the cliff tops present magnificent views of the Ocean and Bay.

Architecturally Penzance Guest Houses may vary from ancient to modern to somewhere in between, many choose grand Victorian frontages and welcome families warmly including pets. Accommodations are described through connecting rooms and individually decorated and provided with high chairs and cribs. Business guests are provided with dedicated work spaces hosting internet connection and direct dial telephone.

Grand Private Mansions now luxury Penzance Guest Houses offer delicious comforts and unique interiors accommodations are provided with four poster beds and fine linens, floor to ceiling windows boast panoramic views. Fine dining is found in intimate restaurants hosting small well crafted menus from seasonal produce, drawing rooms and sitting rooms offer relaxation and honesty bars. Fine memories and great friends are made at the Penzance Guest Houses ensuring returns again and again.