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The Summer House

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Cornwall Terrace, Penzance, TR18 4HL, Cornwall
England, United Kingdom

Lovely interiors, good art, fresh flowers and a courtyard garden for beautiful food, minutes from the sea in arty Penzance. It’s perfect!

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A glittering find, a small enclave of Mediterranean goodness a hundred yards up from the sea. It's stylish and informal, colourful and welcoming; what's more, it's super value for money. Linda and Ciro, English and Italian respectively, run the place with great affection. Linda, bubbling away out front, is the designer, her breezy interiors warm and elegant with stripped floors, Ciro's art, panelled windows and murals in the dining room (the breakfast chef is a sculptress). Ciro worked in some of London's best restaurants before heading west to go it alone and will whisk up culinary delights for dinner. In good weather you can eat his ambrosial food in a small, lush courtyard garden, perhaps langoustine with mango and chives, rack of lamb with herbes de Provence, warm apple tart with armagnac sorbet. Breakfast – also served in the courtyard when the sun shines – is a feast. Stylish rooms are the final delight: seaside colours, well-dressed beds, freshly cut flowers, flat-screen TVs, super little bathrooms.

No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Credit cards
Credit or debit card payment accepted.
Wireless internet access available.
Public transport
Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property.
Vegetarian meals
Available on request.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Guest feedback
"A really delightful hotel - nothing is too much trouble. We were lucky to sample an evening meal and it was superb."
May 2013

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Booking enquiries: Linda & Ciro Zaino
+44 (0)1736 363744(landline)

  • 4 Doubles
  • 1 Twin/double
Price:(i) £95 to£150 per night

Singles from £100.

Booking info:

Possible minimum 2 nights at weekends & bank holidays.


Simple suppers £20 (Mon to Fri). Dinner, 4 courses, £35 (Sat & Sun).




Cornwall Terrace, Penzance, TR18 4HL, Cornwall

Hotel 4 Double rooms
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 150 per night
Hotel 1 Twin/double room
Price: (i) £ 95 to £ 150 per night
Booking enquiries: Linda & Ciro Zaino
+44 (0)1736 363744(landline)