Kitchen area with sea view
Lounge area
Dining room detail
Double bedroom
Bedroom detail
Shower room
Outside area with seating
View of the sea from the apartment
1 / 10  Kitchen area with sea view
2 / 10  Lounge area
3 / 10  Lounge/diner
4 / 10  Kitchen
5 / 10  Dining room detail
6 / 10  Double bedroom
7 / 10  Bedroom detail
8 / 10  Shower room
9 / 10  Outside area with seating
10 / 10  View of the sea from the apartment

The Bowler Hat

Penzance, Cornwall
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
4 star
Waterside views
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Perfect Couples retreat
  • Nearby Morrab Gardens contains many fine specimens of the Australasian species that thrive in the microclimate
  • The long seafront is within strolling distance, with a busy harbour and esplanade
  • Take a dip in the magnificent 1930's Lido
  • A short walk will take you to the heart of Penzance with local amenities including water sports, fishing trips, antique shops, restaurants and galleries 
  • Places of interest to visit include St. Michael's Mount, Mousehole, Newlyn, Sennen Cove, St Ives, Land’s End and Minnack open air theatre nestling into the cliffs’ edge.
Property code: 36563

This stunning 1860's house with its renovated apartments sits tucked away in a quiet residential area of Penzance.

What could be more romantic than waking up to sea views each morning? The Bowler Hat is the perfect couples retreat on the edge of Penzance combining traditional charm with contemporary design. Located in an 1860's house, this renovated apartment still retains exposed beams, stone walls and vaulted ceilings, creating a sophisticated yet relaxed ambience.

Decorated in a boutique style, the bedroom is a cosy haven where lazy mornings can be spent eating pastries in bed gazing out at the ocean in the distance. When the sun is shining, take a coffee out into the shared garden and plan your day and if you fancy a relaxing night in, the modern kitchen provides everything you need and more to whip up a romantic meal for two.

Take a hand-held stroll to Penzance's seafront with its charming harbour and esplanade, less than half a mile away, where you can savour a clotted cream ice cream or take a refreshing dip in the 1930's Lido. A minute's walk from the apartment brings you to Morrab Gardens, a sub-tropical oasis where all manner of exotic plants thrive, or if you fancy venturing further there are many more places of interest to visit including St. Michael's Mount (6 miles), Mousehole (3 miles) and Newlyn (1 mile) with their incredible fish restaurants. Sennen Cove, St Ives and the Minack Theatre all within 9 miles too.

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom: 1 double bedroom with TV and sea views
  • Bathroom: Shower room: with shower and WC.
  • Lounge/diner: boasting views over the bay with flatscreen Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio/iPod dock and dining area
  • Kitchen: luxury design with integrated appliances, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, oven and hob with extractor hood and microwave
  • Electric, central heating and Wi-Fi included
  • Additional info: please note due to the character of the apartment there are areas with restricted headroom
  • Outside: shared enclosed garden with garden furniture and BBQ.
  • Amenities: off-road parking for 1 car
  • Regret no pets
  • Location: beach, shops, pubs and restaurants within walking distance in Penzance.
  • Arrival: from 2.30pm.

This property is personally managed by Joseph.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Garry 29th February 2020

The Bowler is aesthetically and pragmatically oustanding. All possible needs are catered for in this beautifully designed and welcoming haven. The owner has gone to great lengths to make this a perfect apartment.

Reviewed by Emily 26th October 2019

The apartment had everything you could wish for, plus more.

Reviewed by Maureen 28th September 2019

What a stunning place to stay, apartment wise and location wise and all the extras. Cannot praise the apartment enough and the lovely people that run the place.

Reviewed by Sarah 24th August 2019

Fantastic apartment, great location with every single amenity you could possibly think of needing contained within it. The apartment was spotless and a pleasure to spend a week in. Central to the seafront, good restaurants, bus station and train station.

Reviewed by Rohit 19th August 2019

Fantastic apartment and we will definitely be back again! Couldnt have asked for more. Fully equipped with everything you need, we took our one year old son and it was perfect. So clean, so easy and an absolute delight. This is a 5* apartment for sure. Best place we have ever stayed in! Thank you for your wonderful hospitality :)

Reviewed by Jason 27th July 2019

Our stay in The Bowler Hat was amazing!! A fantastic, well equipped apartment with everything you would need. A good location to investigate the rest of southern Cornwall An amazing holiday.. we would recommend to all and will definitely be returning Jason and Deborah Cooper

Reviewed by Alan 20th July 2019

Excellent, well equipped and maintained property in a quiet area close to shops and restaurants within Penzance. We will return to this property again.

Reviewed by Evelyn 6th July 2019

Amazing apartment, beautiful view of the sea and decorated/equipped to an incredibly high standard, excellent value for money. Host was lovely, couldn't recommended this cottage enough.

Reviewed by Keith 29th June 2019

Deborah is a wonderful host. Its hard to improve on perfection. Deborahs Bowler Hat was exceptional. Every comfort, amenity, indulgence one could imagine. Location is ideal, quiet, great view, handy to town, great off street parking

Reviewed by Jan 22nd June 2019

The apartment was beautiful with lovely views out of every window, many of which are sea views. Every room is extremely well equipped to a very high standard. The bed was extremely comfortable, the shower was hot and powerful, I wouldn't hesitate in booking the Bowler Hat again and would certainly recommend it!

Reviewed by Bethenny 15th June 2019

This apartment is spacious and the decor is absolutely beautiful. You had everything you needed and more here. It was so clean and the host was so welcoming and friendly. 100% recommend this apartment to anyone looking to stay in this area of Cornwall!

Reviewed by Tracy 1st June 2019

Great place the owner Debora was very welcome in lovely views of the sea from all the Windows . Would go there again

Reviewed by Sherryl 27th May 2019

Provides everything you could wish for plus more. Lovely views. Luxurious decor. Beautiful furnishings with nothing spared.

Reviewed by David 11th May 2019

A very well equipped apartment in a superb location. The owner, Deborah, was lovely & when called upon for help was very pleasant & efficient. It's obviously at the best end of Penzance with just a short walk to the town center or nearby Newlyn. We will definitely be back.

Reviewed by Kenneth 22nd September 2018

The cottage was excellent close to shops, transport, beach etc immaculately clean lovely owner who was always helpful will defiantly be returning.

Reviewed by Vincent 11th August 2018

Truly outstanding apartment with everything and more that you will need for a fantastic stay.

Reviewed by Alan 28th July 2018

Probably the most well equipped holiday cottage we have stayed in.vey close to the town centre yet quiet. Very clean and well looked after staying here has been a pleasure and I'm sure we will be back.

Reviewed by Jacqueline 21st July 2018

A gorgeous apartment with amazing sea views. A perfect apartment for any couple wishing to be based in Penzance. The Bowler Hat theme is part of the decor and adds to the uniqueness of staying here.

Reviewed by Derek 7th July 2018

We had a fantastic week at The Bowler Hat. The flat is amazing! It has everything you need and more and is spotlessly clean and comfortable. It's within easy reach of the shops and pubs and an ideal base for touring the area. On site parking is a bonus too. Many thanks to everyone for a brilliant holiday.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

North Cornwall

Embark on clifftop wanderings along the South West Coast Path to discover ancient myths and legends; King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, or the giant at the Bedruthan Steps. Surfers flock here to ride the famous swell that carved the dramatic coastline, and Bude and Newquay are havens for the sport. From sandy bays and beaches to the seafood delights of Padstow or thrills of Camel Creek Adventure Park, North Cornwall is brimming with things to do; trails to trek, cream teas to gobble, and adventure to be had.

West Cornwall

Let the history, romance and raw beauty of West Cornwall whisk you through time, into rocky coves and along sweeping sands to Land’s End where the UK slips into the Atlantic. Discover an oasis of flora owed to the rare geology of the Lizard peninsula. You can kayak around Godrevy Island, wander the galleries of St Ives, catch a performance at the open-air Minack Theatre, and still make it to Marazion for dinner: St Michael’s Mount makes the ultimate backdrop.

South Cornwall

Tucked away from the swell of the Atlantic pretty fishing harbours sleep, and lush carpets of greenery roll up to craggy cliffs. Discover the fishing and smuggling history in Kingsand and Cawsand, or walk the South West Coast Path from Fowey to the tiny tidal beach at Readymoney Cove. Sample local ales in St Austell before visiting Charlestown’s tall ships, the enchantments of the Eden Project, or The Lost Gardens of Heligan. From vibrant towns to secret beaches and exhilarating days out, the south has it all.

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