Abbey Stables

Penzance, Cornwall

Explore Penzance’s old maritime heart and discover this atmospheric and romantic retreat in its own peaceful courtyard garden


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2


Meander through Penzance’s cobbled backstreets, discover a rambling mews courtyard enclosed by high walls: wonderful and atmospheric. Then through the arched doorway to a secret courtyard garden, cobbled and 17th century (once home to mules carrying tin ore from St Just). Behind the smart black door is a wonderful country-modern kitchen of cream units and solid oak worktops, where homemade cake and flowers sit on the pretty table. Up a couple of steps: a big open-plan living space – a round table, a red sofa, a flame-effect wood-burner, pale painted floorboards and a deep, slate window sill – a warm stylish décor with a romantic feel. The Art Deco saltwater Baths and the Promenade are two minutes away; continue west to the village of Newlyn for the catch of the day… or hike to Land’s End. Return to a restful bedroom with a romantic cream iron bed, a travertine-floored bathroom with a massage shower and a pretty table for al fresco dining. All feels charming and luxurious. A five minute stroll down the hill: eclectic chapel street with it’s shops, cafés and quirky galleries. Heaven for couples!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Special offer: Enjoy a week in one of our cottages: 21 – 28 December or 28 – 5 January. We provide the festive extras (tree, wine & chocolates) and local suggestions for a week to savour and remember. £695/week

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks by arrangement.


Nightly price
from £66
Weekly price
from £460
Travel cot available.
1 Apartment for 2
From £661 bedroom


Abbey Stables is an absolute gem, hidden away in the quietest spot but just a minute or two on foot from the centre of Penzance. It was immaculately presented and very well equipped with all you need. The photos don’t really do it justice. We appreciated being able to walk to the station to travel to St Ives and had some fabulous coastal walks, too. We’d definitely recommend it.

Ruth, Leamington spa

We stayed at Abbey Stables over New Year and couldn't have chosen a better place to escape to. The cottage is the perfect winter bolthole - so cosy, beautifully designed and spacious. It's tranquil location in a pretty courtyard was perfect, and we found it the perfect base for exploring the stunning beaches, walks, and villages of South West Cornwall. We will definitely stay again.

Helen, London

We loved our stay at Abbey Stables; the cottage is immaculate and very well appointed - we had everything we needed. It feels so secluded and private, but in a few minutes you can walk to the centre of town, or drive to the motorway to explore West Cornwall. It was lovely to arrive to homemade cake and fresh flowers, and throughout our week it really was a home away from home. Eating breakfast with the stable door open and a view of the lovely walled garden was a perfect start to every day. Nick and Rod are great hosts - communication was excellent both when booking and during our stay.

Cassie, London

We had a wonderfully relaxing visit to Abbey Stables. The property was beautifully presented and the owners left a wealth of information about the local area and most importantly tea and cake! The central location was excellent and we were in close proximity to good transport links and lovely cafes. We would definitely recommend a visit to abbey Stables.


We had a great time at Abbey Stables. It's hard to imagine a better place for a holiday cottage to view Cornwall from. The house was immaculate when we arrived. All of the bedding was comfortable, the kitchen well equipped and the bathroom beautifully done!


The apartment was absolutely beautiful so much so that we more of it than Cornwall. We've never stayed in the same place twice but that corks change having stayed here.


Excellent stay. Abbey Stables is very comfortable and we appreciated excellent mattress on bed and great shower


It’s always difficult leaving feedback when you find a little jewel, but it’s selfish not to let someone else share your experience, so here goes! Abbey Stables is owned by a couple whose aim is to please, and they certainly got that one right. It’s beautifully decorated, quirky, cosy, comfortable, spotless and a joy to return to at the end of the day. From the time you open the gate to your “secret garden” you’re in your element. We were met with freshly baked cake, fresh flowers and a gift of local biscuits and chocolate, perfect. It was hard to pack and leave. Enjoy.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from RB & NJ Brew

  • In a peaceful, yet central location of this eclectic seaside town with its Georgian buildings and network of quiet pedestrian lanes. Discover the Morrab Sub-tropical Gardens and Penlee Gallery and Park , only a short walk away.
  • Quality dining, including over 30 restaurants, cafes, pubs and bars within a 5 minute walk. Enjoy the freshest of seafood from Newlyn.
  • Submerge yourself in the thriving local art scene, drawing on the intense coastal light. Explore the Tate St Ives, Penlee in Penzance and the plethora of local galleries. Try painting or drawing classes at Newlyn and St Ives or just visit the open studios.
  • Take a stroll along the promenade to Newlyn or a dip at the iconic Art Deco salt water sea baths which are just 2 minutes walk away .
  • Perfect base to explore all of West Cornwall. Within a 30 minute drive there are St Ives and Tate Gallery, St Michael’s Mount, Minack Theatre, Land’s End, sub tropical gardens, the Lizard and Neolithic landscapes. Or even take a day trip to the Scillies.
  • Enjoy a car free holiday, with Penzance railway & bus station only a 5 minute walk away & leave your car in the on-site parking space.