Myrtle House is located on St Marys Terrace, a beautiful and quiet Georgian terrace in a Conservation area in the heart of Penzance. Spread over five floors this large, elegant house is just moments away from the hustle and bustle of town but located on a secluded terrace it feels like the most peaceful place on earth. The townhouse has been beautifully renovated to its former glory by owners Gill and Alan and makes a perfect base for a longer holiday by the sea. It is a restored Georgian merchant house with big double fronted windows added by the Victorians and now comes furnished with a mix of vintage and modern furniture, making it both comfortable and stylish. Mixing Georgian chic with understated retro furnishings it will simply melt your heart. The house accommodates eight guests on four floors and benefits from four en suite bedrooms, sea views, and a private enclosed garden. The house has a fully-equipped and stocked eat-in kitchen perfect for foodies! It also boasts a formal sitting room and dining room.
There is a parking spot on the street after 6pm and a secure gated carpark 200 yards away, where you have your own allocated space. There is WiFi broadband throughout the house. There are digital radios in each bedroom and the kitchen, some with iPod docking stations and TV/DVD players in the sitting room and loft. Each bedroom has tea and coffee making facilities, with Columbian coffee and Cornish tea -perfect for those lazy lie-ins! Each en-suite comes with a supply of shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and body lotion as well as fluffy towels, a hairdryer, slipppers and a bathrobe, making it a home from home. There is plenty of storage space throughout the house and a supply of extra linen. The house has a combi boiler located on the second floor so you should never run out of hot water during your stay and each room has a radiator with individual thermostats. The basement has been converted into a utility room complete with a small second sink, separate washer and dryer, iron, ironing board and extra cleaning products. The house has a working fireplace in the sitting room and comes supplied with coal and logs enough for one fire. There is a shed in the garden for storing surfing gear. The shed contains two bikes-please feel free to use them.
Dos and Donts
Each of the bedrooms have decorative sealed fireplaces but they cannot be used for fires. If youwish to have a fire, we ask that you use the working open fireplaces in the sitting room. There are extra fire supplies in the shed. If you use any shed supplies please replace them. You are welcome to use anything from the kitchen. All we ask is that if you use a lot of something or finish it you replace it or leave some money in the Mini-Myrtle money box in the sitting room. As you might expect, Myrtle House is a non-smoking house. Please feel free to smoke outside, but remember to pick up any butts and please be respectful of the neighbours. Please try not to mark any of the surfaces and keep hot things off the dining room table. Please use chopping boards when cooking in the kitchen and be careful around the house as there are a lot of antiques and designer items about!
Owners and Staff
The owners Gill and Alan have put their own unique spin on the look of each room and brought along their quirky taste in modern art and retro furnishings in designing the interiors while staying true to the Georgian style of the house and its Cornish roots. You will be welcomed to the house with a bottle of sparkling cider from the local makers, a Cornish cream tea and fresh flowers. We will supply you with a Cornish hamper full of the best of local produce to get you started. Claire Bowles manages Myrtle House and she will be your first point of contact upon arrival and for anything in relation to your stay. The house is cleaned once a week but you can pay for extra cleaning during your stay. The gardener Tom comes by every fortnight to look after the garden and the windows are cleaned once a month.
Myrtle house not only gets it name from the large topiary Myrtle outside the front door… but also because of Myrtle the lifesize and very lifelike plastic cow that lives in the garden. Myrtle is sweet natured and no trouble. Just give her a pat when you're passing and she will be very happy!
Floor by Floor
About The House
The ground floor is home to the eat-in kitchen and formal dining room. The floor has a small bathroom and a cupboard under the stairs where you will find a Henry hoover and mop. The cupboard also has plenty of storage space. You can access the basement from here as well as the back garden and shed.
Start up t beautiful circular Georgin staircase and you'll ascend to the first floor, which is home to the formal sitting room and French bedroom. The rooms have stunning views of nearby Morrab Gardens and out to Newlyn and the sea.
On the landing of the loft space, you will find a small study area with an antique chest and desk, bookcase and board games, Perfect for keeping the children amused on rainy days.
Myrtle House has a lovely private south facing garden filled with flowers and fresh herbs. It is the perfect place to sit and enjoy a cool drink on a sunny day or dine al fresco. There is a dining table for 8 and comfy chairs in the shed for that special summer garden party.
Climb up to the second floor and you'll be treated to even more amazing views. The master bedroom and blue bedroom are on this floor and they have the best views of the entire house. The boiler and linen cupboard are located on the second floor landing. The cupboard has spare bedding on the top shelf and a supply of towels, extra blankets and a lovely old patchwork quilt.,
Through the quirky door to the second part of the loft, you will find a space with amazing light and views and two day beds. The room can be set up as a second sitting room or a bedroom – just let us know. There is a TV and DVD player and a small bathroom...for small people!