I loved the look of Venton Vean as soon as I looked at the website....it is hard to describe as it is a beautiful traditional Victorian villa, retaining many original features, but with an eclectic choice of furnishings. We stayed for five nights in Room 1, which I chose for the bigger room/smaller ensuite option. There are clear descriptions of all the rooms on the website and Philippa explained the options when I booked. The ensuite was small, but with a really fantastic shower. We had a bay window, with views over to Penlee Park.
The bed was so comfortable with the nicest linen, I wanted to take it home with me. It was no problem for us to have synthetic duvet and pillows instead of the goosedown. We found our room really relaxing. It was spotlessly clean.
Breakfasts are so delicious, we had a cooked option every morning. The Spanish option was fantastic, as was Mexican. There was a great choice of home made jams, fresh fruit, yogurt.
The house is located on a quiet street, only a few minutes from the town centre (best route was through the park).
Philippa is a terrific, friendly host, ready to help and offer advice whenever needed. She provided us with maps, train timetables, gallery brochures from her TIC sideboard!
Penzance itself is a great base to explore the Penwith penisular. We even managed a couple of car free days by walking to Mousehole and exploring Penzance itself, plus we went to St Ives on the train. There were some great places to eat...Mackerel Sky, the Bakehouse, the Old Lifeboat House Bistro. I was glad we had chosen 5 nights in one place instead of my original plan to spend 2 nights in St Ives and 3 in Penzance.
It was our first trip to Cornwall and it certainly won't be our last...and I would definitely return to the charming Venton Vean.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly opened boutique bed and breakfast in a period town house next to Penlee Park in Penzance with beautifully refurbished rooms and a lovely sitting room and garden for guest use. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Venton Vean Penzance, Cornwall