Set in a row of charming town houses, Mackerel Skies is a lovingly restored holiday abode in Penzance, just a short stroll away from the fabulous beaches of far west Cornwall and within easy reach of the cosmopolitan metropolis of St Ives. Mackerel Skies is simply stunning, with beautiful original features and gorgeous furnishings this is the perfect place for a family holiday or a group of friends looking for a West Country getaway.
The striking exterior is surrounded by a verdant array of semi-tropical plants including an impressive palm tree. The grand front door is up a short flight of steps and once over the threshold you will be welcomed by contemporary furnishings and gorgeous restored original features. The sitting-room to the front is spacious and light, with high ceilings and a warming wood-burner, perfect for cooler months. Comfy sofas beckon you to relax after a busy beach day and the Smart TV will entertain the family. The delightful separate snug area is perfect for a quiet read or perhaps to catch up if work calls. With two gorgeous armchairs and a fabulous, restored fireplace, everyone will want to sit and chill here. The kitchen/diner has a traditional farmhouse table where everyone can gather to chat about the day's adventures and the chef will love the kitchen which is well-equipped for your holiday needs. Climb the stairs to the first floor and pretty bedroom one awaits with luxury linens and a fabulous chaise lounge perfectly positioned in the bay window. Bedroom two also has a comfy double bed ensuring a great night's sleep. The swish family bathroom is also on the first floor with a large rainfall shower and a super free-standing bath, ideal for washing salty toes. Climb the stairs to the second floor and two further bedrooms await. Bedroom three is a double and bedroom four a single, both light and airy thanks to the Velux windows and with views over rooftops towards Penzance and the sea. Outside, enjoy listening to the gulls from the deck where you can sit from dawn until dusk with a view of St Michael's Mount in the distance. Make happy memories here with your family and friends at Mackerel Skies throughout the year.
Penzance is the beating heart of far west Cornwall and the ideal base for exploring the surrounding glorious beaches, hidden coves and countryside. Should you wish to stay close to home, Penzance has a great selection of eclectic shops, eateries and miles of seafront promenade, indeed if you are looking for a car-free holiday then Mackerel Skies would be a great choice. The Jubilee Pool, a fabulous art-deco lido warmed by geothermals, is great for swimmers or perhaps you would prefer a walk along the seafront to St Michael's Mount - an iconic castle along a causeway where you catch a passenger boat when the tide is high. The pretty Cornish towns of Newlyn and Marazion are a gentle stroll away or, if you are looking to explore further afield, St Ives with its quaint cobbled streets, galleries and golden sandy beaches is a lovely place to spend the day. You can even catch a train here and enjoy the most picturesque of journeys along the coast. Water sports enthusiasts will look to head for the Atlantic rollers of Sennen and Hayle a surfer's paradise, and walkers will love the miles of coast path waiting to be discovered. However you plan to spend your blissful holiday days, time spent at Mackerel Skies will be remembered forever.
Sitting-room with Smart TV, ornamental fireplace and wood-burner
Kitchen/Diner with electric hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
Utility-room with washing machine and tumble-drier
Bedroom 1 with king-size double bed (5')
Bedroom 2 with double bed (4'6")
Bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, WC and wash-basin
Bedroom 3 with double bed (4'6")
Bedroom 4 with single bed (3')
Take care, there are sloping ceilings on the second floor and the decked steps to the patio area are steep and narrow so please take care with small children. Only four guests are accommodated but there's flexibility of beds. *A cot is not provided, bring your own travel cot.
- Dogs welcome
- Arrive/Depart Saturday
- Short breaks available
- Wood-burner/Open fire
- Public car park (0.4 miles distant)
- Superfast WiFi
- No smoking
- Pub .5 miles
- Patio furniture
- Full gas-fired CH
Mackerel Skies is a beautiful town house in the centre of Penzance.
Beautifully furnished, contemporary furnishings marry seamlessly with the gorgeous original features here.
Simply stunning, the kitchen/diner has everything you will need.
The dual-aspect double bedroom on the first floor is spacious and beautifully furnished.
Catch the sun on the deck and enjoy al fresco dining.
The sea is a short stroll away. This view over the rooftops is from the second floor.
The gorgeous wood-burner in the sitting-room will keep you warm throughout the seasons.
The Smart TV will keep everyone entertained after a busy day exploring.
The 'snug', part of the sitting-room, has a beautifully restored, original fireplace (ornamental only).
With a desk and two comfy chairs, the snug (part of the sitting-room) is the perfect place for a quiet read, or perhaps to catch up if work calls.
Or perhaps write some postcards.
Beautiful touches throughout.
With roadside stalls selling fresh produce and fish straight from the boat, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to creating a holiday feast.
There's everything you'll need here to cook up a culinary delight.
The well-designed kitchen/diner has a traditional farmhouse table and chairs, perfect for sociable dining.
Cornish mackerel, what a treat!
Dreamy bedroom 1 has a king-size bed and gorgeous linens.
The chaise longue in bedroom 1, the perfect place to relax.
Bedroom 2 is on the first floor and has a double bed with luxury linens.
Oh so pretty!
Sweet dreams in bedroom 2.
The family bathroom has a bath and large rainfall shower.
The free-standing bath, perfect for a relaxing soak.
Bedroom 3 is on the second floor, a glorious Velux lets the light flood in.
Breakfast in bed? Well you are on holiday.
The pretty single bedroom on the second floor.
The single bedroom is a delight.
Gorgeous touches wherever you look.
St Michael's Mount is in the distance! What a delightful spot for an aperitif.
The enchanting view over Victorian rooftops towards the sea.
The eclectic shops and eateries of Penzance are just a short stroll away.
The light is captivating in St Ives. Spend the day discovering this charming seaside town.
Iconic St Michael's Mount is a walk away and a fabulous place to visit.
The pretty village of Mousehole.
The bustling fishing town of Newlyn has a great selection of eateries and galleries.
Penzance has a fabulous lido, the Jubilee Pool, a short walk away along the promenade.
Cornwall has many gorgeous hidden coves, this one is near Hayle.