Myrtle House

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Abundantly endowed with period charm and furnished with retro style....could it get more seaside scrumptious than this?

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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
This sublimely unique townhouse mixes Georgian chic with understated retro furnishings and is a simply fabulous luxury retreat in Cornwall.

A beautiful bespoke kitchen with grey painted wooden units, honed slate work surfaces and a Belfast sink. This eat-in kitchen has a large central island, lots of storage space and is stocked with all the basics. Designed for cooks, this kitchen comes fully equipped with a semi-professional Lacanche cooker (the same brand used by chef Raymond Blanc), a large American fridge freezer with water and ice dispenser, kitchen aid food processor and high quality pans. There are lots of elegant china tea sets and several pieces from The Leach Pottery. Perfect for prepping delicious holiday meals with all the kitchen gadgets you'll ever need. The kitchen table by the window is the perfect place for having breakfast while looking out over the courtyard.

Dining Room

A formal dining room with a long central table that seats 10. The room overlooks the garden (and Myrtle). With fabulously funky 1960's Danish G-Plan style furniture - table, chairs and a beautiful teak sideboard - plus glass candlesticks aplenty - this is the place for your long drawn-out evening meals, a place to linger and make the most of your time together. The sideboard is full of special glasses and cutlery for entertaining including a vintage cocktail shaker and glasses. Email us to find out about hiring a private chef for a meal or a large dinner party.


A beautiful formal sitting room runs the length of the first floor. The room has a large bay window with views over Morrab Gardens and out to sea. The room is furnished with a window seat, large sofa with foot stool, comfortable arm chairs - including a 300-year old decorative armchair - and a luxurious cashmere rug. The room boasts a Georgian marble fireplace topped with an 18th Century French mirror and evocative art by painter Amanda Slade. There is a writing desk for those who feel inspired and a dresser full of DVDs and music, including a collection of classic movies. The room also features a flat screen television set with BT Broadband, DVD player and bluetooth player. Perfect for a comfy evening in front of a roaring fire!

The French Bedroom

So called because of the oak hand-carved bed, this bedroom is elegant and comfortable. The bedroom contains luxurious soft linen sheets, a beautifully renovated Victorian chest, a carved oak cupboard and a Victorian armchair to curl up in. The room is decorated in lovely neutral colours with a weathered oak and linen-upholstered double Darcy bed from Loaf. The bedroom has a small en-suite shower room with a drench head shower. The bedroom has a fireplace but they are sealed as we don’t allow fires in the bedrooms. The French bedroom doesn’t have a wardrobe but there are two hanging rails with plenty of space for clothes.

The Master Bedroom

With a mix of designer and antique furniture, this large and spacious bedroom is both glamorous and comfortable. The room boasts a stunning black lacquered 6' four poster bed - bliss for those who like to stretch out - and is decorated and furnished in various tones of black and cream which is echoed in the bathroom with its double-ended bateau bath perfect for soaking in after a long day of exporing - and walk in shower with hand attachment. The fabulous hand-printed wallpaper in the bedroom is by Glasgow designers Timorous Beasties. There is a large space for hanging your clothes out of sight and a beautiful en suite bathroom. The bedroom has a fireplace but they are sealed as we don’t allow fires in the bedrooms.

The Blue Bedroom

So-called because of the colour of the walls and the ocean theme, the room features pale grey-blue walls, polished wooden floors, an antique-style cream metal double bedstead piled with cushions in Sanderson prints and super-comfy mattress. The room has fabulous views over Morrab Gardens and a small but perfectly formed en suite with a fantastic drench head shower. There is a wardrobe to store all your holiday clothes. The bedroom has a fireplace but they are sealed as we don’t allow fires in the bedrooms.

The Loft

Located at the top of the house, the loft is divided into a small study space on the landing and an enclosed space which can be set up as either a twin or double bedroom or sitting room. The study has an antique chest, a bookcase with lots of interesting reads - including a shelf for children - and board games. The spare room has two day beds which can also be used as sofas as well as an armchair in the window and a rocking chair. There are lovely views via the skylight across the sea to Newlyn and Mount's Bay and way beyond along the coast towards The Lizard. There is a small bathroom with a shower...but it might be a bit of a squeeze for taller people!


Every bedroom has its own en suite bathroom or shower room, luxuriously appointed and complete with fluffy towels, dressing gowns and slippers. There is a cloakroom on the groundfloor too.

The House

Myrtle House is located on St Marys Terrace, a beautiful and quiet Georgian terrace in the heart of Penzance. Spread over five floors this large, elegant house is just moments away from the hustle and bustle of town but located on a secluded terrace it feels like the most peaceful place on earth. This Georgian townhouse has been beautifully renovated to its former glory by new owners Gill and Alan and makes a perfect base for a holiday by the sea.


The front garden faces south west towards Morrab Gardens. With an outdoor table and chairs, seaside shingle and surrounded by beautiful mature shrubs and plants, Myrtle the cow is happy to share this charming space with you.


A secure gated parking space is located 200m away from the house. In addition, parking is available at the front of the house from 5pm to 9am and all day Sunday.

All the facilities you'd expect and some you may not...

There is WiFi throughout the house, digital radios/iPod docks in most rooms and TV/DVD players in the sitting room and loft. Each bedroom has tea and coffee making facilities with Columbian coffee and Cornish tea - perfect for those lazy lie-ins! Each en suite comes with a supply of Cornish organic soap, body lotion, shower gel and bath oil as well as fluffy towels, a hairdryer, slipppers and a bathrobe. The house is centrally heated and each room has a radiator with individual thermostats. The basement has been converted into a utility room complete with a separate washer and dryer, iron and ironing board. The house has a working fireplace in the sitting room and comes supplied with coal and logs enough for one fire. There is space by the utility room for storing surfing gear. You are welcome to use anything from the kitchen, all we ask is that if you use a lot of something or finish it you replace it or leave some money in the Mini-Myrtle money box in the sitting room.


A dog is very welcome. We charge £30 per dog per week or short break.


Just under a minutes' walk through the beautiful sub tropical Morrab Gardens opposite the house is the Penzance seafront promenade. There are sweeping views across Mounts Bay, to Newlyn, Mousehole, St Michael's Mount and around the south coast towards the Lizard. The recently restored beautiful Art Deco lido, Jubilee Pool, is a further minute's stroll along the promenade towards the harbour open daily for bathing. Penzance is full of lovely independent shops, antique shops, galleries and art dealers who specialise in Cornish Art and ceramics.

The Acorn Theatre is located at the top of St Marys Terrace. The Exchange Gallery has wonderful exhibitions and has a great café. A twenty minute walk down the front gets you to the Newlyn Art Gallery. Penlee House holds a wonderful collection of art from the Newyln School. Check their websites to see what's on during your visit. There is also a cinema on Causeway Head.

Penzance has a wonderful assortment of great cafes, pubs and restaurants. A firm favourite is the Honeypot cafe at the top of the road. It does wonderful meals and amazing cakes. It gets really busy so sometimes you have to book! Yes it's that good. Highly tipped in lots of national press articles recently, head chef Bruce Rennie at The Shore restaurant in Morrab Road serves a delicious selection of fish and seafood dishes. The Bakehouse is a PZ favourite too. The Admiral Benbow, The Union Hotel and Turk Head are great pubs. In nearby Newlyn you should try the Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar or the Tolcarne Inn with Michelin starred head chef Ben Tunnicliffe.

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  • 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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