2018 is our 4th year and it is very exciting to be part of the growing Vegan movement in Cornwall, with new cafes, shops and restaurants being opened, while others are offering more vegan options!
Situated in Penzance, Bleujennow was the first completely vegan Bed and Breakfasts to open in South West Cornwall!
The house is Victorian, and feels like a comfortable family home. We are at the north end of the town with views over the town and harbour, and right next to an iron age fort! At the back, we have a conservatory, which looks out to the pretty courtyard garden. Meals are mostly served here.
Stepping lightly on the earth is important to us, so as well as avoiding harm to animals by being vegan, we take the environment seriously, and most waste goes into our compost bins, up to Bleujennow Crafts to be upcycled, or recycled. We have solar panels on the roof, high energy performance ratings on all our machines, and reduce water use as much as possible.
We wash the laundry ourselves, using vegan products, and clean the house using steam cleaning and vegan cleaning products. You are on holiday, so your comfort is our first priority, but we hope you will also be aware of reducing waste, water use and energy!
We also want to encourage you to come by public transport, so we provide free pick-up and drop-off to and from the train and bus stations. To help you travel light, we have available lots of things to borrow. Cot, highchairs, changing mat, baby bath, books, toys for babies and toddlers; beach towels, beach chairs, body boards, wet suits, buckets and spades for the beach; wellies and backpack for walks. In the bedrooms, we have slippers and bathrobes as well as fluffy towels. In the bathroom we have Faith in Nature toiletries. If anything else would make your journey down easier, PLEASE let us know when booking, and we will try to have it here for you.
Penzance is the perfect town for a break, with an array of pubs, cafes, galleries, sub tropical gardens, and the famous art deco Jubilee Pool. There are 3 main festivals: Golowan in June, culminating in the colourful Mazey and Quay Fair Days; in the winter, there is Montol, celebrating the winter solstice; the Penzance Literary Festival in July
To the west is Mousehole (where the cat lives!), Lamorna, Land's End and the Minack Theatre. To the east is Marazion, where you can reach St Michael's Mount by foot or by boat. Around the entire coast you'll be spoilt by choice for spectacular cliff walks! Inland, there are some fantastic walks to ancient monuments, including Carn Euny and the Merry Maidens.
We are ten minutes walk from the train and bus stations, and the town centre. From Penzance, trains and buses run to most places in Cornwall, including the picturesque train journey to St Ives, with its wealth of art galleries, including the Tate Gallery, and glorious north coast walks.
A big thank you to Kris Meaden and Paul Chignell for some of the photos on this site!