Mr Kennard April 2022
We have experienced staying in many cottages and different areas of Cornwall and think it important to clarify the need for parking facilities. In particular for those who may be elderly or have some mobility problems the ease or otherwise of access to a property needs to be accurately described on the website.
Reply from Classic Cottages
Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts on this unique property. The location is superb with so much to explore on your doorstep. For your convenience there is private parking within 20 yards. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Julie, Customer Support
Mrs Matthews March 2022
Had a lovely week in this cottage, everything you need, home from home.
I would say that this cottage is the most photographed property in Penzance, people always stopping to photograph, we even had people stop us and ask about the property when leaving the property.
Mr Roger February 2022
We had an excellent break in this historic cottage, we would highly recommend it.
David & Joanne.
Mr Thomas January 2022
A brilliant cottage for a winter break in Penzance, ideally located for all attractions of the town including a good variety pubs and restaurants. A dedicated off road parking place in a near by private car park was a real bonus. The spacious, well laid out, warm and comfortable living space with its well equipped kitchen, good wi-fi and up to date Smart TV with Netflix etc (remember to bring you passwords) was great to return to after a winter walk along the coast.
Mrs Davies November 2021
Our first time using Classic Cottages. The Chocolate House was lovely.
I'm from Penzance originally though have not returned for many years. The house is near the lower part of Chapel Street and quiet, yet within easy walking of shops, buses and the seafront. We didn't have a car and found the buses worked well, taking trips to St Just, St Buryan and Mousehole for long South West Coast path walks and warm pub lunches!
Being at the end of November we needn't have worried about warmth. The house was cosy and well equipped with everything we needed.
Although we didn't meet, the housekeeper, Mrs Scannell, was very helpful via text.
We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.
Beverley & William
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're thrilled that you had such an amazing time at The Chocolate House. It really is a unique little property situated in the heart of Penzance. It's so lovely to hear that you hope to return. Julie, Customer Support
Ms Underwood October 2021
What an absolutely beautiful and well equipped holiday home! There wasn't anything that hadn't been thought of. Beautifully kept property and so close to everything. Just loved the little touches like having tea milk and biscuits on arrival and was good to have a contact number for questions too. Housekeeper Tash is lovely and answered all my questions rapidly. We had the best Staycation and we will absolutely be booking again. Love love loved it. Big thank you to the owners for allowing us to have use of this awesome home. The only downside to the holiday home was having to leave it!
mrs Summersgill July 2021
Cozy cottage in a great location, a real home from home.
Mrs Mottershead July 2021
This is a beautiful cottage in an excellent location. Having off-street parking very useful.
Mr Bellis May 2021
Finally got to see inside this charming cottage. It is far better than we imagined, retaining the historical character of the building, cosy and rustic. Mixed with luxury of a well equipped modern kitchen, and a bright and roomy bathroom. Location is brilliant for the town centre and the beautiful Penzance prom. In chapel Street surrounded by historical buildings bars and restaurants, its no wonder all the tourists cant pass the chocolate house without taking a photograph of the cottage.
Mrs Earnshaw April 2021
I would really recommend The Chocolate House to anyone who wants a relaxing break in a characterful place in the middle of Penzance.
Mr Davey April 2021
Great location, very comfortable cottage with bags of character and history. Super for a couple wanting to explore West Cornwall. Car parking a massive plus. Support from house keeper (Tasha) was exceptional. Would definitely stay at the Chocolate House again.
Ms Poole April 2021
A delightful 2 story cottage in walking distance of everything in Penzance. Located on a wonderful street filled with history and popular drinking & dining spots. The Chocolate House is well equipped with everything one needs right down to a washing machine! The bed was wonderfully comfortable with the finest linen a sash window view with wooden blinds. The sky lights in the kitchen and bathroom are an added bonus allowing light to bing the place to life. We could have happily stayed another week and felt nostalgic on leaving. Thank you, we shall be back as there is still so much to explore.
Mrs Greenwood October 2020
On a cold windy day it was so welcoming to enter The Chocolate House - it was cozy and warm right from the start. Parking is very near, easy to access and we were able to park in front of the house to load up before we left. The house has real character, is well equipped and is real pleasure to stay in. Its position in Chapel street is great for all aspects of a visit to Penzance and the local area. And a bonus for November, the wind died down and the sun shone.
Mr Staples October 2020
Lovely cottage in ideal location to explore Cornwall, lots of pubs restaurants and shops Nearby. Would recommend
Mrs Bacall October 2020
Cottage very well presented and equipped. Great location. The owners have made a great job of using the space well and producing as much light as possible in this historic cottage.
Mrs McNulty October 2020
We had a great holiday at The Chocolate House. The house was spotless when we arrived. Although we didn't use the house for cooking, the kitchen had all the facilities needed and the shower was excellent. We used the house as a base to explore surrounding area and it was everything we wanted and expected.
Mr Arthur September 2020
Really enjoyed our stay there. It was good being in a central location ,near to shops and the Bus station. Although central it was quiet and peaceful. It was compact but fine for 2 people. The extra room next to the main bedroom proved useful for ones clothes etc
Good having a House Keeper who could be contacted if necessary, we did speak to her and she was very helpful. Excellent shower and bathroom ,plus the kitchen ,both had very efficient modern appliances. Wonderful break ,getting away from constant Covid pressure.
Mr Norgate August 2020
Charming cottage and good to have what was effectively a second bedroom upstairs to keep our clothes in. Excellent location, great kitchen and a superb shower. Also great to have a safe concealed parking space.
Mr Parry October 2019
Excellent location near to restaurants/town centre. Would recommend.
ms Bull September 2019
An extremely comfortable cottage in central Penzance. It is within walking distance of several interesting galleries, shops and cafes and two cinemas: the Savoy in Penzance and the Newlyn Filmhouse (which boasts a great restaurant).
Mr Hurrion June 2019
One of the nicest places we've ever stayed, great cottage, fabulous location, helpful housekeeper, and equipped with everything you would need. Fantastic!
Miss Cole April 2019
nice cottage, good location, but poor cleanliness of bathroom with mouldy walls and ceiling when we arrived
Reply from Classic Cottages
We're so sorry to hear that the bathroom wasn't as sparkling as it usually would have been for your arrival. Thanks so much for letting us know so that the housekeeper can give it an extra thorough clean. It's great to hear that despite this you liked the cottage and had a good stay overall. Tanya, Customer Support
Dr Sachse August 2018
Lovely cottage! Perfect in every respect.
Mrs Loverseed May 2018
This is a lovely cottage - quiet, comfortable and most conveniently located.
Mrs Crick April 2018
We were thrilled to be able to stay in The Chocolate House, we had seen it on previous visits to Penzance and it more than lived up to our expectations. Everything is of the highest quality and we have rarely stayed in such a well thought out and equipped cottage. Hated having to leave!
The stairs could be a problem for some people but the sheer quirkiness of the property makes up for them.
The location is ideal, very central but we found the house exceptionally quiet. The snug, roof terrace and harbour views were a bonus. Lovely bathroom and kitchen. We would happily recommend it to others, as long as they do not have mobility problems.
Mrs Ellwood April 2018
A lovely, well-equipped cottage that is beautifully appointed and decorated.
Mr Underwood September 2017
Just keep it up!
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