Myrtle House

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This absolute gem uniquely combines townhouse-chic with coastal living, offering vintage style and a warm welcome to larger groups - plus it's dog friendly!

At a Glance

From £848 for a long weekend or mid week break.
Art Escapes Autumnal escapes Big and Beautiful Family friendly For Larger Parties Multi Generational Holidays Private Catering Coastal Sea views Walking distance to a pub Bathtub for two Open Fires Parking Design-led retreat Surf Retreats Super King Bed
Nestled in the quieter quarters of historic Penzance, Myrtle House is a sublime Georgian town house that's just both a short walk from the centre of town and the seaside. Set over four floors, inside you'll find a welcoming, eclectic home that's brim-full of character and charm. With four en suite bedrooms and plenty of living space, this is a lovely home stay for both families and friends alike, plus it's dog friendly too. Its handy position means it's a short walk to some great places to eat, whilst the whole of the far west of Cornwall is on your doorstep to explore - just perfect!

Set on the first floor and running the length of the house, this lovely room has a gorgeous bay window with a window seat that overlooks Morrab Gardens and out to sea. Polished wooden floors, deep green walls and a rich red rug makes this a warm, opulent space. The Georgian open fire, 18th century mirror, large sofa and vintage antiques create a warm ambience and a perfect setting for relaxed evenings in. There's a writing desk plus a TV with DVD player and a dresser full of films and music to keep you entertained.


Just wow - the gorgeous, warm kitchen is a cook's dream and boasts everything you could possibly need to rustle up epic feasts, effortlessly blending period pieces with top-notch modern equipment. There's a Lacanche five-ring gas range cooker, large LG black fridge freezer, fab island with butcher's block plus all the appliances you would expect plus more, such as a KitchenAid mixer! In addition, there's a table set by the beautiful window, perfect for impromptu snacks and breakfast.

Opposite the kitchen you'll find the more formal dining room with a large table that easily seats 10. Mid-century design rules here with cool 60's Danish G-Plan style furniture and a sideboard crammed with vintage glassware and cutlery (plus a cocktail maker), whilst the huge window and original fireplace adds plenty of character. This is a fab setting for dinner parties and get-togethers, whether you create your feast yourself or ask us to arrange a private chef for you.

In addition, you'll find a utility room with a washing machine and tumble dryer in the basement, plus space for drying wetsuits after a day on the beach.

Sleeping and bathing

There are four gorgeous bedrooms to choose from, all en suite with lovely views out over Morrab Gardens and out to sea. Each also has tea and coffee making facilities as well as bathrobes, slippers and a hairdryer.

The Blue bedroom can be found on the first floor and has a pretty, antique metal double bed, table and chairs, peaceful green décor, sea views over Newlyn and an en suite shower room.

On the second floor lies two bedrooms; the master bedroom with a 6ft, black-lacquered four-poster bed, gorgeous hand-printed wallpaper, a table and chairs, sea views and an en suite bathroom with romantic bathtub for two and a walk-in shower. Decorated in shades of black and white throughout, there's a touch of twenties glamour about this stylish room.

The second room is the French bedroom, so-called because of the oak hand-carved bed, is elegant and stylish in earthy tones with a display fireplace, table and chairs, sea views and an en suite shower room with rainfall shower.

On the third floor is the Loft, a fabulous tucked-away space which can be used as either twin or double bedroom, or a sitting room. With gorgeous Robin wallpaper, polished wood floors, TV, lots of toys and games and plenty of light, this is a great space for children. The Velux windows offer lovely views span across Mount's Bay from the Lizard to Newlyn, plus there is a small shower room, specially made for little ones.

In addition, you'll find a loo on the ground floor.

Outdoor Space

The pretty south-west facing garden is almost sub-tropical in its lushness, with mature shrubs and trees creating a wonderful space in which to relax. There's a patio with a table and chairs for outside dining, whilst Myrtle the cow will keep you company! With Morrab Gardens as your backdrop, you'll not want to leave this little Eden.


There is a secure parking space located 200 meters away from the house. In addition, parking is available at the front of the house from 5pm to 9am and all-day Sunday.

Babies and Children

There is a travel cot and highchair for babies - please bring your own bedding. There are lots of toys and books in the loft room.


One dog is very welcome at Myrtle House. We charge £30 per dog per week or short stay.


Myrtle House has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.

In the area

Tucked away in the heart of Penzance, Myrtle House is ideally situated to explore the far west of Cornwall. You're just a short walk to Chapel Street, Penzance's most historic quarter and home to great shops and places to eat, whilst a meander will find you by the sea where you can walk the promenade or go for a swim in the iconic Jubilee Pool, a stunning art deco open-air lido. A good walk (or pop in the car) will find you in historical and up-and-coming Newlyn, famed for its fishing harbour, arty scene and more recently a plethora of fab eateries and places to drink. Further along is pretty Mousehole, whilst further west you'll fine Sennen Cove, an excellent surfing beach, and the famed Minack Theatre. Hop across to the north coast to visit pretty, popular St Ives whilst iconic St Michael's Mount and Marazion are well worth a visit. There are plenty of walks too - whether it's on the South West Coast Path or inland, whilst avid gardeners will enjoy visiting Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Trengwainton and Trewidden.

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Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £30 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £30 per pet per week or short break
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