Acton Castle, Penzance

A lovely 2 bedroom garden apartment in a Grade 2 listed Castle.

The Garden Apartment is a lovely 2 bedroom apartment sleeping 4 in the fascinating Grade II listed, 18th Century, Acton Castle. Located near the small rural hamlet of Rosudgeon, Acton Castle stands proud on the cliffs over Mount’s Bay with stunning sea views across Penzance Bay to St Michael’s Mount.

  • Sleeps Max: 4

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Parking Spaces: 1

  • Saturday Changeover

  • No-dogs-2-50

    Dogs Not Allowed

At A Glance

  • Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms

  • Master bedroom with en-suite shower room

  • Wi-fi

  • Allocated parking for one car

  • Well equipped kitchen

  • Second bedroom with 2 single beds or 1 double

  • Beatutiful sunken garden area and access to formal communal grounds

  • A few moments from the South West Coastal Path

  • A perfect base from which to explore all the West Cornwall has to offer

  • This is a No Smoking property

Property Details

The imposing stone steps at the front of the Castle lead to the front door of the Garden Apartment. This door takes you through into the hallway, ideal for walking gear and beach essentials, before heading into the light, airy living/dining area. The open plan living room is large and bright, with fabulous far reaching views out to sea. There are comfortable sofas to relax on, a TV, DVD player, plus Ipod dock and CD player and a sociable dining area. There is Wifi at the property.

The well equipped kitchen is situated just off the living area, with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, fridge freezer and cooker, so everything you need to ensure your holiday runs smoothly.

There are 2 bedrooms downstairs, the main bedroom has a double bed with ensuite shower room and WC and faces across the gardens and out to sea. The second bedroom is twin bedded and the beds can be linked together to form a double. There is the added addition of a family bathroom and toilet.

Outside you will find the formal sunken gardens and extensive lawns, sub-tropical planting and an ornamental fish pond. The front door of the apartment leads directly onto these beautiful gardens. Cleverly positioned seats provide views along the coast towards Cudden Point to the East and the famous St Michael’s Mount, Penzance and Mousehole to the West. The main garden is shared with the 4 other apartments, but there is an area allocated just for the sole use of the Garden Apartment.

Please note: the castle is approached by an unmade private drive and this should be taken into account when booking.


What we like about this property...

Driving up to the Castle is very impressive and the views are amazing, and looking out to sea across the battlements is stunning. The local area has great pubs and restaurants and with easy access on to the South West Coastal Path, this makes Acton Castle the perfect base from which to explore the West Cornwall coast.

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Amazing views, a very special place to stay

The location is idealic, with the most fantastic view of the coast and St Michael’s Mount. On arrival we enjoyed our free bottle of wine looking out over the ocean with the sun setting after a long day of beautiful weather. It’s a short steep walk down to the local cove, with lots of great hiking nearby. The single-lane access road is narrow and long, and as in many places of this kind the beds could be larger: but we had a highly memorable time.

September 2023

The Area

What we love about the area...

From the garden, over a stile and across one field, you are immediately on the South West Coast Path — making this a perfect base for walkers. A twenty minute stroll along the coast path will bring you to Prussia Cove, taking in dramatic Cudden Point and little Piskies Cove along the way — or wander a similar distance in the other direction and you’ll find the beach and village of Perranuthanoe, with its seafront café, the excellent Victoria Inn gastro-pub and several other places to eat and explore. The coves here were once a smuggler’s haven and still have a secretive feeling to this day. A mile up the road is the hamlet of Rosudgeon which has it’s own shop and a pub. A short drive away you will find the superb life guarded beach of Praa Sands, with a café and shop, and a little further away you can explore Porthleven, Marazion, Newlyn Harbour, Mousehole, or even the Lizard Peninsula, St Ives and Penwith. The elegant town of Penzance with it’s historic buildings, eclectic mix of shops, art studios and enticing restaurants is just 6 miles down the coast. The famous stone amphitheatre of the Minack Theatre is only a 30 minute drive away – a unique experience not to be missed. For foodies you can buy your own culinary ingredients from the brilliant little Trevelyan Farm Shop, or take advantage of Rick Stein’s, Amelies or Kota in Porthleven. The nearby Goldsithney Stores provides a daily delivery service which is well worth it if you fancy having a lazy morning. A visit to St Michael’s Mount, wandering back bare-booted across the causeway as the tide laps in over your feet is a must. Then head home to the Garden Apartment and enjoy breathtaking sunsets looking out towards the twinkling lights of Penzance, Mousehole and far off Land’s End.

There are ample things to do in this part of Cornwall. Surfing beaches abound and most provide equipment to hire and lessons if needed. Watersports are available at Praa Sands and there is also a 9 hole golf course. There is an excellent 18 hole golf course at Tregenna Castle in St Ives, 10 miles away. Tennis courts can be found in Penzance, 6 miles from the apartment. Ocean High is based at Marazion, the home of St Michael’s Mount, offering stand up paddle boards, kitesurf and powerkite kit and lessons.