Abbey Stables

Penzance, Cornwall

Explore art-filled Penzance’s old maritime heart and discover this atmospheric and romantic hideaway in its own peaceful courtyard garden


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Babies welcome

The Experience

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!


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Booking information

Check in
From 3.30pm
Check out
Booking restrictions
Short breaks by arrangement.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


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


This was a lovely place to stay, with many delights. We especially appreciated the local landscape art on the walls - a nice complement to our hiking and gallery visiting. Penzance was a great home base too, and we could walk easily to shopping and good food.

Marj & bob, Massachusetts, usa

A lovely retreat in West Cornwall. Very well equipped cottage with lots of extra luxuries. High quality bedding and towels. Great artwork on the walls. (Fantastic shower.) The location is very good. Everything you need is there

Paul & maria

We stayed for a week in this cosy and very comfortable cottage for two. It was very well appointed with everything you could need. The welcome pack was much appreciated. The outside courtyard was delightful and we were fortunate enough to enjoy an al fresco coffee in the March sunshine. Our parking skills were put to the test manoeuvring our Ford Fiesta into the allocated space however there is easy access to all the local amenities (and those further afield) either on foot, by bus or train and so we were glad not to have to use it for the duration of our stay. The location is fantastic.

Kevin, Charmouth

we had a stressful drive from London...But then we opened the front door of Abbey sables and we saw light in every room. It was like coming home! Thank you for the warm and thoughtful welcome. Abbey Stables combines love for details, taste, care. If I needed to move to Cornwall, I would ask you to let this wonderful little house to me. So love at first sight, we will come back. One cannot have enough of the ocean anyway.

Steffie & chris, Zurich

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.