Abbey Stables

Penzance

Romantic art inspired hideaway in Penzance's old harbour area. Central yet peaceful.

Stay at Abbey Stables and experience the vibrant colours and intense coastal light of Cornwall's dramatic far west. The art and landscape will create lasting memories. A world away from the humdrum, a truly special place.Tucked away in this eclectic seaside town, with its Georgian buildings and pedestrian lanes, a stones throw from the seafront and 5 minutes from 25 pubs, restaurants and cafes.

Accommodation

Abbey Stables provides beautifully appointed, luxury accommodation for two, within a charming historic building, which dates back to the seventeenth century:

  • Enter through the stylish, refurbished country style kitchen, with oak worktops, ceramic hob, oven, microwave, fridge-freezer and washing machine. Small table and chairs for breakfast. Well equipped with all you need for those who want to use the lovely, local fresh produce.
  • The travertine floored and tongue & grooved panelled shower-room, features a fabulous hydro-shower with monsoon showerhead and massage jets (and radio!), basin, toilet and heated towel rail with fluffy towels.
  • Up 3 steps into the spacious, beamed living/dining area, with painted floor boards and furnished in warm tones of red and cream, feature fireplace and granite walls,with large window overlooking the courtyard garden. The dining table is set beside a stable door which opens onto the garden. The room is well lit, with a comfortable sofa for reading, relaxing, viewing TV/DVDs and a sound system for TV & music (bluetooth & CDs).
  • Pass into the cosy, beamed bedroom with stained glass panelled door, king-sized painted bed with crisp Egyptian cotton linen,fitted wardrobe and an Arts and Crafts chest of drawers.
  • Outside in the delightful courtyard garden, there are table and chairs for alfresco dining.
  • Parking space (vehicle max width 1.80m, excluding wing mirrors)

Additional Information:

  • Cottage sleeps 2.
  • Friday changeover. Short breaks by arrangement.
  • Full gas central heating
  • Towels and bed linen are provided. Please bring your own beach towels.
  • Gas & Electricity included.
  • HD TV and quality sound system for TV and music (bluetooth & CDs)
  • Internet/wi-fi.
  • Strictly no smoking.
  • No pets.
"Have had a wonderful, relaxing holiday & enjoyed all the superb facilities & charming ambience of Abbey Stables. Great to have bus & train station within short walk.Would love to return."
Hilary, W. Midlands 2018
"The charm & spotlessness of the place charmed us on arrival. Everything is well thought through. You've anticipated all our needs. The kitchen was well appointed, the bed comfortable, home from home."
Brian & Jeleta, High Wycombe
"we spend an awesome week here & we do not want to leave. It was exactly what we needed & we could not imagine to stay somewhere else for our first west coast trip to England. Thank you for everything"
Bina & Jerry,Germany 2016
"What a beautiful place, we had such a lovely time. The apartment is lovely, the location is perfect, the garden is so quaint. We will definitely be returning.Thank you for a wonderful stay."
Holly & Clarke Australia 2016
"The perfect place for our relaxing weekend. We walked to Marazion & St Michael's Mount & visited Mousehole, the Minack Theatre, Sennen Cove & St Ives. It is a lovely peaceful retreat to return to."
Candice & Carl Uk 2016
"Wow, what a place! Would love to stay forever. The high standard of the apartment & quality of furnishings are amazing. Felt totally relaxed, so thank you for such a brilliant holiday."
Tommy & Jane Scotland 2016
"A real find!.So quiet, love the way it's hidden away in a courtyard, quirky & charming. It's been restored with style & taste & there was everything we needed for our stay"
Chris & Antoine France 2016
"A lovely place, really felt like home for the few days we stayed. Thank you for helping make our stay in Penzance restful, happy & special."
David & Dev 2016
"It was a perfect base for exploring & we felt so cosy & at home here after our coastal walks. Penzance & Abbey Stables are beautiful & we'd love to return( or just stay forever). Thank you"
Stephen & Eilice,2016
"Penzance is a perfect base for exploring Cornwall.We enjoyed great trips to St Ives,St Michael's Mnt,Mousehole,Minack Theatre & Land's End.Coming home to Abbey Stables made our holiday complete."
Maike & Anja, Germany 2013
"What a lovely well-equipped cottage!. We know penzance well but had never discovered this tucked away little spot- delightful. Nick & Rod have done a superb job. We will return!"
John & Lorna, 2013
"Abbey Stables is utterly delightful, bright, fresh, homely, comfortable, peaceful.Loved staying tucked away in a cobbled courtyard, enclosed by history. Delicious, friendly welcome."
Naomi & Dave
"What a delightful cottage and so expertly dressed and renovated. Superbly high quality and in a great central location. We felt looked after and welcome. Thank you."
Clare & Michelle
"We will be back!! Thank you for a lovely place to stay, so clean and beautifully decorated. The little touches like the cake on arrival made such a big difference. Keep it up, perfect in every way."
Pam, Robiin & Meira
"We had a lovely long weekend at Abbey Stables. It far exceeded our expectations, loved the little touches, fresh flowers, cake etc.- made it feel extra special. Our only regret we couldn't stay longer."
Mike & Helen
"What a wonderful holiday! We loved coming back to this lovely property. Ideally located, you've thought of everything and we appreciate the high quality and standards. Thank you for a perfect week."
Kate & Brian

Location

Penzance (Pen sans – Cornish for holy headland) is a vibrant and historic sea-side town. Facing south on the beautiful Mounts Bay, it is famed for its mild climate and the profusion of flowers and sub-tropical gardens (Morrab, Penlee and Trengwainton, nearby). Walk along the broad promenade west to the fishing village of Newlyn for the catch of the day; go east towards Marazion and walk across the cobbled causeway on the beach to explore the castle and terraced gardens of St Michaels Mount ( or catch a small boat if the tide is in.)

Take a dip in The Jubilee Pool, an art Deco sea-water pool, or swim from the rocks and beach as the locals do, some daily whatever the season! Fine Georgian and Regency architecture abounds while atmospheric Chapel Street has a eclectic mix of independent shops, galleries, cafes and pubs which celebrate their maritime and smuggling past.

The clarity of light has long drawn artists to the area and there is still an active artistic community in the town with several galleries and museums to visit.

Bookings and Availability

Duration and Terms of Rental

Rentals commence at 3.30pm on the first day of the booking and end at 10.00am on the day after the last night booked, unless otherwise agreed.

Deposits and Final Payments

A deposit of 25% of the rent is payable on booking and the balance is payable 8 weeks prior to commencement. If booking is made less than 8 weeks prior to commencement full payment is required. The rent for the property shall be agreed at the time of booking.

Cancellation

A booking can only be cancelled prior to the start of the rental and must be sent in writing. If another booking can be arranged for that period a full refund, less any re-letting costs, will be given. Otherwise any payments made will be forfeit.

Method of Payment

Payments can be made by cheque or electronic bank transfer. Cheques can only be accepted two weeks prior to booking. Any charges incurred by dishonoured cheques or bank transfers must be reimbursed by the guest.

The Owners' Obligations

To provide the specified accommodation in a clean and tidy condition that conforms to the description given in the website. In the event of any discrepancy the guest should notify the owner of such as soon as possible in order that it can be rectified. (See Non-availability condition below. )

The Guests' Obligations

To pay for any loss or damage caused by the guest or a member of their party. To take good care of the property and leave it in a clean and tidy condition at the end of the holiday rental. To permit the Owners reasonable access should it become necessary. Not to part with any of the owners property or share it with anyone other than the named persons on the booking form. Not to sell or transfer the booking to another party nor to exceed the total number of people stipulated unless by prior consent. Not to cause an annoyance or become a nuisance to occupants of adjoining properties.

Non-availability

If, for any reason beyond the Owners' control, the property should not be available, or is no longer suitable for occupation on the dates booked, a full refund will be given.

Breach of Contract

If there is any breach of these conditions, by the guest or any member of the party, the Owners reserve the right to re-enter the property, end the holiday and ask the guest and their party to leave. Any guest that does not comply with any condition will be liable for any cost of whatever nature incurred.