The Upper Deck B&B

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The Upper Deck B&B at Britannia House is a beautifully decorated Victorian house located just 100 metres from the sea and within walking distance of the picturesque town centre of Marazion, beaches, and the causeway to St Michael's Mount. The Upper Deck is all about relaxing décor, very comfortable beds, immaculate bathrooms, fresh linens, fluffy towels, fresh flowers, and a hearty breakfast with plenty of choices and personal service, which combined with high standards and a wealth of local knowledge make every stay at Britannia House very special indeed. 

What makes a stay at The Upper Deck B&B unique?

The Upper Deck hosts Paul & Alison Elliott aim to be attentive, but not intrusive and are happy to share their local knowledge and suggestions about the best places to visit and importantly, the best times to do so, according to the the tides and weather. Being a small B&B with just two gorgeous bedroom suites provides guests with an exclusive holiday experience that is memorable for all the right reasons.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Upper Deck B&B?

The Upper Deck Suite is a premium room overlooking Mounts Bay. Settle yourself down for the night in a cosy king sized bed, unwind in comfortable armchairs and enjoy a smart TV & audio system, or pamper yourself in the deep bath in your beautiful en-suite bathroom. The Lower Deck has a first floor bedroom which features two Cornish Bed Company cast iron single beds that can be linked together to form a super king. Lower Deck guests have exclusive use of the first-floor living room, which features a smart TV, BOSE sound system and sea views, as well as a gorgeous private shower room.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Marazion area?

The town of Marazion is primarily renowned for serving as the gateway to the majestic castle of St Michael's Mount. In the beautiful Penwith peninsular, just 3 miles from Penzance, close to Land's End, St Ives, and The Lizard. From the doorstep, you can explore the SW Coast Path. Prussia Cove's pirate hideout or Perranuthnoe are both within walking distance. Expect beautiful coastal scenery, possibly dolphins and seals, and plenty of fresh air. For a bit of culture, take a picnic and book a show at the beautiful outdoor Minack Theatre on the cliffs high above the sea and beach at Porthcurno. The magnificent beaches of Marazion provide SUP and kayaking and safe bathing or rock pooling. You can also try horseriding on the beach and even swim in the sea on horseback.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

Breakfast is plentiful, offering homemade granola, muesli and marmalade, local and home-made bread, bacon and butcher's sausages from Vivian Old's in St Just and eggs from the neighbours chickens. Breakfast at the Upper Deck is served in your bedroom at the dining table overlooking the sea. Not having a communal dining room means theres no need to get dressed - you can have your breakfast in one of the complimentary dressing gowns or simply relax in your PJ's and enjoy a leisurely start to your day.  Should you opt to stay in the Lower Deck, you will be invited to enjoy your breakfast at the table in the bespoke open plan kitchen diner. Marazion and the surrounding villages are endowed with fantastic places for food and drink. Your hosts have dined in a number of the local restaurants and cafes and will be more than happy to recommend places to eat with confidence based on their own experience.

Other Information

During the high summer holiday period of July & August and for 2 weeks at Easter the whole of Britannia House is offered as a self catering holiday property sleeping six in style and comfort. 


Based on 24 reviews

Fantastisches B&B Das UpperDeck war unsere Rettung in der Not! Wir erreichten, nach einer langen Anreise aus London, unseren Urlaubsort Marazion erst spät abends und kamen nicht mehr in unsere gebuchte Unterkunft. Durch einen glücklichen Zufall kamen wir bei dem lieben Ehepaar Paul und Alison Elliott für unsere erste Nacht unter. Wir wurden sehr freundlich empfangen. Das UpperDeck ist sehr sauber und schick eingerichtet. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl und verbrachten nach aller Anstrengung eine ruhige Nacht. Am nächsten Morgen gab es ein leckeres Frühstück und anschließend half uns das Ehepaar Elliott noch in unsere gebuchte Unterkunft zu kommen. Wir können das UpperDeck zu 100% weiterempfehlen! Liebe Grüße von Nancy und Thomas aus Berlin

Thomas and NancyK

Lovely accommodation and gorgeous views. The Upper Deck wowed us from the minute we walked in. Bright and spacious room & comfy bed. Alison and Paul have thought of everything possible to make one's stay memorable. We were well looked after, and most certainly well fed - breakfast selections were varied, and delicious, served in the room, so one could enjoy the view. The B&B is well situated for a nice easy walk into town to enjoy what Marazion had to offer. Thanks again, Alison and Paul. We definitely recommend The Upper Deck. Prince George, BC Canada.

Geoff and PattiE

Thank you Alison and Paul for a simply marvellous 4 night stay in the Lower Deck. Such a wonderful experience - from greeting to saying goodbye. You are fabulous hosts. We've loved your tips and hints on things to do and see, and that has really added to our time with you. Love the stories and shared experiences, and Alison - your cooking is amazing! We love that you walk the talk for sustainability and sourcing locally. We hope to come back and send others here! Ruth & Andrew, Burwood, East Australia.

Ruth & AndrewM

Thank you Alison & Paul for making us feel very welcome and providing everything one would need for a comfortable and very pleasant stay. We greatly enjoyed the cosy bedroom and the separate living room. Lots of space, beautifully furnished with lovey details. Breakfasts were varied, beautifully cooked and a real treat. We had a very relaxing time - thank you once again. Ute & Hannes, Roetgen, Germany.

Ute & HannesD

Another year, another wonderful break from 'normal life'. we had forgotten just how wonderful real bacon, sausages, eggs and salmon taste, and that's just the breakfasts. Everything was great - Thank you - just like last time. Robin and Mary - Kingsbridge, Devon

Robin & MaryB

After such a long time without going anywhere, it was especially wonderful to have these 4 days of total relaxation. We didn't do a lot, just enjoyed the warm welcome, the lovely breakfasts, the helpful comments, the cream tea and the extra cake on our last day.

Robin & MaryB

Alison & Paul, Thank you for a welcoming and wonderful overnight stay in the Lower Deck. The breakfast was delicious. We are so grateful that we had the opportunity to stay with you. Helen and Carl - Varberg, Sweden

Helen & CarlT

Simply delightful.... Thank you so much for your warm hospitality. Chris and Jessica - Twickenham.

Chris and JessicaO
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Facilities & information


19th century buildings

Breakfast included

Public parking nearby (free)

No smoking

Child friendly


Room Only (no kitchen facilities)

4 Star Official Rating


Free broadband access (wifi)

Award Winning


Book library

Luggage storage

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Linen included

Towels included

Sitting room

Iron/ironing board

Hair dryers

Clothes dryer

Washing machine

Central heating

Open log fire

Bicycle storage


Bicycling, Cycling



Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Rafting, canoeing, kayaking, rowing, punting

Rugby pitches

Sailing, boating, cruises, yachts

Surfing, Windsurfing, Diving, Jet Skis

Water sports

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks

Beach (walking distance)

Beach (a short drive)

Pub (walking distance)

Pub (a short drive)

Museums (walking distance)

Museums (a short drive)

Historic houses


Golf course (a short drive)

Tennis courts (a short drive)

Recommended restaurants (walking distance)

Recommended restaurants (a short drive)

Theatre (walking distance)

Theatre (a short drive)

Extra info

Nearest Airport: Newquay
Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 40
Nearest Train Station: Penzance
Nearest Railway Time: 10 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 3
Room prices from: £125.00
Room prices to: £140.00
Single occupancy prices from: £125.00
Single Occupany Prices To: £130.00
Room Details: one Superking en suite, 1 twin room / superking
Number of rooms: 1
Number of room to: 2
Double twin room price from: £125.00
Double twin room price to: £140.00
Suite room price from: £125.00
Suite room price to: £140.00

Arrival information & directions

Address: The Upper Deck at Britannia House, Turnpike Hill, Marazion, Cornwall, MarazionTR17 0BZ, United Kingdom

Marazion is 1 mile off the A30, just 3 miles east of Penzance. Easily accessed by the A30 and M5 there are excellent dual carriageway and motorway links to the rest of the UK.

When driving into Marazion from the A30 take the 2nd exit at the Newtown roundabout signposted Marazion and St Michaels Mount. Turn left at the T junction and drive with the sea on your right into Marazion. Continue through Marazion centre past a large Methodist church on your left. The road then rises up Turnpike Hill. Britannia House is on the left 300m past the Methodist church.

The Upper Deck does not have its own on-site parking and there are yellow lines outside but don’t worry, it’s usually safe to stop briefly to unload your bags. A free private parking permit is provided to safely park your car approximately a 3 minute walk away. Details of where to park your car will be provided when you pay the balance for your stay.


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