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Mincarlo House

£490 - £1360 per week

A stunning character cottage set in the very heart of Newquay, Mincarlo House really is unique with its quirky accommodation spread over four floors. Dating back to 1750, this was originally a candlestick maker's home and used as the local candle shop when Newquay was known as Towan Blystra. Although quietly tucked away, the central location is ideal for exploring everything this popular town has to offer on foot.

With a woodburner to enjoy the cooler months and enclosed garden for the summer evenings, Mincarlo House would suit families and couples alike and even welcomes your four legged friend to join the holiday too.


four stone steps to the front door into:

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, woodburner, TV/DVD, CD player/radio, stairs up to bedroom 1, stairs down to dining room.

Dining room

basement location, dining table and six chairs.

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV, single sofa bed, feature fireplace.

Shower room

double shower, WC and basin.


electric single oven and hob, washing machine, fridge/freezer, door to second set of stairs with height restriction, leading to bedrooms 2 and 3 on the third floor.

Bedroom 2

double bed, TV.

Bedroom 3

bunk beds.


roll top bath, WC and basin.

Outside area

enclosed garden with table and chairs.

Additional information

Due to the age and structure, Mincarlo House can suffer from damp in the basement dining room, making it potentially unsuitable for asthmatics, a de-humidifier is provided for guest use, gas central heating, there are steep staircases so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, the fireplace in the bedroom is a feature only, WiFi, up to two dogs welcome, short breaks available.


What a lovely place to stay , I had a perfect holiday , will be rebooking for sure. Thanks.

April 2022

Fantastic location, nice house especially if you have a second family or teenagers due to the separating style of the property.

October 2021

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Holidays in Newquay

Newquay is all about stunning scenery, beaches, and the waves. Being the surf capital of the UK, you’ll find an abundance of surf shops and schools allowing you to immerse yourself in the surfing culture from the moment you arrive.

However, if surfing isn’t for you, there’s plenty of ways to fill the days while staying in Newquay. Head to one of the many beaches for a family day on the sand - picture rock pooling, picnics and sandy toes! If you fancy a bit of retail therapy, the bustling town has a selection of independent shops selling an array of goods including clothes, artwork and delightful handmade treats. 

Newquay also has a selection of attractions perfect for the kids (and big kids) of the family! Spend a day at Newquay Zoo, visit Blue Reef Aquarium, board the trains at Lappa Valley, feed the animals at Dairyland or travel back in time at Trerice Manor House. 

Did you know...

Newquay has nine sandy beaches to choose from!

Things to do in Newquay


Regarded as the home of the UK’s surf scene, and offering consistently good surf throughout the year, Newquay is great place to surf whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned pro. Fistral beach is a firm favourite, but there are many others which suit different weather conditions, abilities and tides. Read more about surfing in Newquay on our blog.


When staying at a holiday cottage in Newquay, you won’t be short of beaches to choose from, with nine sandy beaches on the doorstep. All of Newquay’s beaches are lifeguarded in the summer, providing a safe place to spend the day soaking up the sun.  

Watergate Bay and Fistral beach welcome dogs all year round, making Newquay an ideal location to spend a week with your four legged friend.

Attractions in Newquay

With such an abundance of attractions in and around Newquay, it’s the perfect place for a family holiday at any time of year. Newquay Zoo offers a great day out at any time of year, as do the nearby Screech Owl Sanctuary, and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Holywell Bay Fun Park provides guaranteed fun for the family whatever the weather.

If you fancy something a bit different, fishing trips and sea safaris are available, from which you can take in the scenery from a different angle. You may even be lucky enough to catch a sight of seals and dolphins!

Newquay’s links golf course overlooks Fistral beach and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the county, providing a different challenge everyday depending on the weather.

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Events in Newquay

The Boardmasters surf and music festival in August sees thousands descend on Newquay's Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay to watch surf competitions and live music.

Newquay's Fish Festival which takes place each year in September, sees three days of foodie fun, from cookery demonstrations, to fly fishing tutorials and live entertainment.

Newquay Beer Festival gives you the opportunity to sample over 50 ales and enjoy live music.

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Nearby events

Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates between the 4th and 24th December, board the Santa Express to Santa's grotto where children will recieve a gift from Father Christmas. There will also be children's entertainment, mince pies, and mulled wine for the adults!

2022 dates coming soon

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Newquay Boardmasters Festival

Be part of the UK's biggest surf, skate and music festival at this year's 'Boardmasters', held in the popular seaside resort of Newquay. Enjoy music performed by Gorillaz, Dizzee Rascal, Jamie XX, The Kooks and more!

10th - 14th August 2022

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Lusty Glaze Sundowner Sessions

Every year Lusty Glaze beach hosts their Sundowner Sessions - an opportunity to watch your favourite artsits perform live in the stunning setting of the natural ampitheatre provided by the cliffs at Lusty Glaze. 

22nd July 2022

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Eating out in Newquay

Newquay's vibrant nightlife offers something for everyone, with a huge selection of eateries, including many beach cafe's and restaurants serving up locally caught seafood. 

What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

What a lovely place to stay , I had a perfect holiday , will be rebooking for sure. Thanks.

Fantastic location, nice house especially if you have a second family or teenagers due to the separating style of the property.

We had a lovely stay at Mincarlo House. Being familiar with the area, we wanted somewhere that was central and this place certainly was - but off the beaten track too so really quiet! Very near to the local Sainsbury's too which is handy. Shame there's no parking provided but we managed to find street parking just up the road - imagine this could be an issue during the Summer. Lovely being near the harbour & there's a great pub (the Red Lion) about a 3 minute walk away - good food, bands & some local characters. Much better than the more commercial places on the main street.
Quirky cottage with lots of character but also modern (flat screen TV's on walls, Wifi, etc) clean & comfortable. Would definitely recommend.

We had a great stay at Mincarlo House. Excellent location for surfing at Fistral as well as the town beaches. Newquay restaurant and cafe scene has really improved. There is a lovely cafe for breakfast and coffee about 30seconds walk. We had some great evening drinks at the Boathouse on the Harbour. Some lovely walks on the coast from the house particularly over the River Gannel and Crantock. The house was very comfy and surprisingly large. We would stay again. Beware of the steep back stairs to the top floor, this makes the house not suitable for everyone

Great location. Well equipped , comfy and cozy house. As previously described the stairs are not for everyone. I imagine at busier times parking could be a challenge. But we had no issues and would highly recommend the house. Close to the high street, beaches and harbour. Quiet and peaceful setting.

Very good location, near Sainsbury's, wall to the beach and into Newquay town. Back garden is large with plenty of room for dogs and children! Parking got a bit expensive for us, £8 a day, but just factor it into the cost. Bedrooms very spacious and had everything we needed. You can actually just about see the sea out of the velux window in one of the bathrooms!

We had a wonderful stay at Mincarlo House. It is in a perfect location - close to the beaches and the town. And Sainsbury’s is on the doorstep! The cottage is higgledy-piggledy (part of it’s charm in our opinion) but wouldn’t be suitable for anyone with mobility issues. And parking anywhere close during the summer months is a bit hit and miss. Apart from that, we would recommend Mincarlo House.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you very much for your review. We were delighted to see that you had a wonderful stay at Mincarlo House and that you enjoyed its fantastic location, being so close to the beaches and the town's amenities. With the property being a charming older cottage, the layout of the property and steep stairs are certainly quirky and do add a lot of character to the property, but may prove tricky for those with limited mobility, which we try to display as accurately as possible on the website description and corresponding photographs. With visits to Cornish seaside towns becoming increasingly popular year on year, parking is at a premium during the peak weeks, so sometimes of the year can be more difficult than others to find a space, but please do not hesitate to contact our team beforehand, who will be happy to help advice on the closest car parks and other private parking options that may be available. Thanks again for your comments, we hope to see you again soon. Ben, Customer Services

A lovely little place, right in the hussle and bustle of Newquay, but also quiet and tranquil as soon as you shut your door. Ideally situated and live it so much we will be back for a 3rd year next year.

Had a great stay at Mincarlo . The house is in an ideal location for exploring newquay it was very clean and spacious for 6 of us . We will definitely book again ??

We stayed at Mincarlo cottage for the Christmas week and I have to stay it really is a beautiful character cottage, it is quirky and fun and we would definitely stay there again and would highly recommend it.

Character house in a great location

A charming cottage - full of chracter. Conveniently located in the heart of the town with plenty of shops, bars and beaches nearby. There is plenty of long stay parking just a few minutes walk away. Thoroughly recommended.

Fantastic holiday cottage really cosy has everything you need and great location in the centre of Newquay so all shops within walking distance very peaceful as the cottage is in a very well lit alleyway very dog friendly fully enclosed garden back and front so my little sausage dog was very happy thankyou aspect holidays

Great location only downside was parking .. none with accommodation n very hard to park locally without risking a ticket .. local council car parks were free after 4pm until 9am but still quite a way from cottage

Thouroughly enjoyed our stay but would not stop again unless parking was sorted

excellent location, quirky and delightful cottage, garden needs some love and attention

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed the property. Your comments about the garden were passed on, and has since been addressed; thank you very much for letting us know. Tanya, Customer Services

Wonderful central location, close to beach and all amenities, but still nice and quiet.

The Mincarlo House was our first house in Newquay. We loved this real cornish style. The house is very central to the beaches, to the city and Sainsbury! We enjoyed our stay very to the full.

Very happy with our week at Mincarlo House but you need to be fit because of all the stairs. 23 upto the top bedrooms off the kitchen. We are happy with all the service we got from Aspect Holidays and Hannah. Thank you.

A lovely stay, in a lovely old house which has many modern mod-cons