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The Old Workshop - Newquay

£413 - £765 per week

Situated just a five minute walk from Newquay town, you'll find The Old Workshop; a lovely little bolthole for two. King size zip and link beds make this a perfect choice for couples and friends alike, looking for a well-deserved getaway to this popular seaside town. The modern, well-equipped kitchen is ideal for cooking a meal in and the cute courtyard is a delightful sun trap for relaxing with a book. With parking provided you can take the short walk to many of Newquay's beautiful beaches and attractions.

An amble down the hill will take you to the pretty Trenance gardens and boating lake, where you can enjoy a spot of lunch or a cream tea and even take a ride on a pedalo! As well as beautiful beaches and the glorious coastline to enjoy, Newquay has an array of activities to offer, such as the town's own zoo and leisure centre which are both within walking distance of The Old Workshop.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Zip and link


down a flight of stone steps to property.

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, armchair, TV, table and four chairs, electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box.

Bedroom 1

zip and link (king or twin) beds.

Shower room

shower, with WC and basin.

Outside area

courtyard with table and two chairs.

Additional information

electric central heating, 17 steps lead down to the property so may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, no children under 18, WiFi, short breaks available.


Lovely accommodation, very comfortable, fully equipped, home from home, Great location close to shops, bars and restaurants.

December 2023

Overall a very comfortable stay. Put this against other properties at the same time( peak season in August ), it has to be magnificent value.

August 2023

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Holidays in Newquay

Holidays in Newquay are all about stunning scenery, beaches, and, of course, waves. As it’s 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, whether you just want to watch or get stuck in.

However, if surfing isn’t for you, there are plenty of ways to fill the days while staying in the stunning beachside town of Newquay. Head to one of the many beaches for a family day on the sand - picture rock pooling, picnics, and sandy toes! Or, 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 – not to mention a mouth-watering selection of cafés, bars, and restaurants for a mid-shopping or post-beach refuel.

Newquay also has a selection of attractions and events, perfect for the kids (and big kids) from a wild and wonderful zoo to a round of golf by the sea. There are also some great walks in the area thanks to the beautiful South West Coast Path, perfect for a dog-friendly Cornish getaway.

Did you know...

Newquay has nine sandy beaches to choose from!

Beaches in Newquay

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

Fistral beach – What do you call the best beach for surfing in the UK? Fistral! With the most consistent surfing in the country and great swathes of golden sand, there’s little doubt as to why surfers flock here from all over the place. You’ll find a surf school and wetsuit hire for those wanting to travel light and it’s dog friendly all year round for those travelling with furry companions.

Watergate Bay – Second on Newquay’s surfing scoreboard, Watergate Bay offers a seriously spacious alternative to Fistral whether you fancy a surf, a stroll or a hot chocolate in the beachside café.

Crantock beach – If you prefer a quieter beach backed by sand dunes then Crantock beach won’t disappoint. Dog-friendly and perfectly sheltered on the southern end, this sandy haven is popular with families and anyone looking for a place to doze in the sand.

Newquay Towan – Right in the centre of the town, Newquay Towan is great for quick dips and sandy escapes while you explore the surrounding shops, attractions, and perhaps even a bar or two!

Great Western, Porth, Whipsiderry, Tolcarne, Lusty Glaze, and Mawgan Porth are also fantastic beaches in Newquay. Read all about them in our extended guide and discover your favourite!

Things to do in Newquay

With quick access to the rugged north Cornish coast and some fun-fuelled attractions and activities, there are lots of great things to do in Newquay.

Surfing & Watersports

Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned pro, the beaches of Newquay offer something for every ability, weather forecast, and tide. And it’s not just surfing on offer either. Bring your own seafaring devices or hire kayaks and paddleboards from one of the many rental shops around.


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, as do the nearby Screech Owl Sanctuary and the Blue Reef Aquarium. For those who love animals and theme park rides, Dairyland Farm Park is the place to be while Trerice Manor House offers a beautiful walk through history.

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 Golf Club overlooks Fistral beach and is regarded as one of the best golf courses in the county, providing a different challenge every day depending on the weather, all with incredible sea views.


From beach supplies to holiday mementoes, Newquay’s streets are lined with lots of interesting shops from big names to independent favourites. Unsurprisingly, there are plenty of surf shops where you can fill up your beachy wardrobe including Married to the Sea, Boardwalk Surf Shop, Watershed, and Ann’s Cottage – some even have surfboards too so you can really kit yourself out. Razzmatazz is an eclectic mix of fun, holiday take-homes and Lucky Go Happy provides a lovely selection of ethical bits and bobs for the whole family.

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, a trip to Roly’s Fudge Pantry or Cornish Cream will see it satisfied as you’ll find a fantastic array of Cornish chocolates, fudge, and even Cornish cream tea hampers (which make for the ultimate beachside picnic).


With the north Cornish coast right on your doorstep, it will come as little surprise that Newquay is jam-packed with incredible walks. Walk around Park Head (which you might recognise from Poldark) and Pentire Steps for some stunning coastal views or trudge along to Lappa Valley where you can swap the rippling blue of the sea for the dappled shade of the woods. You’ll also find a lovely area around the Porth Reservoir and surrounding wildlife reserve, giving wildlife watchers plenty of opportunities to whip the binoculars out.

Dining out

Newquay's vibrant foodie scene has grown and grown over the years, with the town now offering something for every taste and occasion. If you want to eat out, you’ll find a huge selection of eateries, including many beach cafés and restaurants serving up locally caught seafood with incredible sea views. Or, if you fancy something special after a day surfing the waves, check out the many fantastic fine dining options or cocktail bars for a relaxing drink.

If you want to stay in and make the most of your lovely home from home, there are some excellent farmshops and delis in the area, including the welcoming Trevilley Farm for all your locally-produced needs or Malcolm Barnecutt Bakery for some seriously moreish fresh bakes.

Dog-friendly Newquay

If you want to bring your four-legged friend with you on your Cornish holiday, you couldn’t pick a better spot than Newquay where you’ll find plenty of great dog walks.

Dog-friendly beaches

Fistral beach – Surf, sea, and sandy paws, it’s all waiting for you at Fistral beach 365 days a year.

Watergate Bay – With miles of sand and lots of rockpools and caves to sniff out at low tide, this dog-friendly beach is a favourite with dogs and humans alike.

Whipsiderry beach – Considered a hidden gem by many, dogs are welcome throughout the year on Whipsiderry so why not take a dog-nap in the sand before checking out those rock formations!

Mawgan Porth beach – with Bedruthan Steps a short walk away and lots of sand for zoomies, the beach at Mawgan Porth is great for tuckering out the pooch (and the kids).

You can also see these beaches from the water, as many of the boat trips in the area welcome seadogs aboard!

Dog-friendly pubs and restaurants

When it comes to dinner time, there are plenty of dog-friendly pubs, restaurants and cafés where the whole pack can shake the day off and refuel.

Lewinnick Lodge – Perfectly placed up on the cliffs on the Pentire Headland, Lewinnick Lodge offers sea views with your meal, whether it’s breakfast, lunch or evening drinks with the pooch by your side.

Lakeside Café – Another dreamy spot for a bite to eat, Lakeside Café not only provides delicious treats for its human guests but for its doggie guests too – homemade dog ice cream should get those tails wagging!

The Old Albion Inn – 400 years old with no signs of slowing down, The Old Albion has truly perfected its welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy the thatched roof as you enter and the fully-stocked bar when you’re inside.

What's on in Newquay

Whether you love music and surfing, beer or food, there’s a festival in Newquay for you…

Cornwall Street Food Festival

Hitting the cliffs in June, Cornwall’s inaugural Street Food Festival brings cuisines from all over the world together as people celebrate great food and great views.


This surf and music festival seems to get bigger every year as thousands descend on Newquay's Fistral Beach and Watergate Bay to watch surf competitions and live music while sampling all that Newquay has to offer.

Newquay Beer Festival

Sample over 50 ales and enjoy live music as you make the most of Newquay’s one and only beer festival, which takes over Hendra Holiday Park every September.

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Nearby events

Santa at Lappa Valley Steam Railway

On selected dates during 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!

TBC 2024

Find out more >

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 Liam Gallagher, Florence and The Machine, Lorde and more!

7th - 11th August 2024

Find out more >


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. 

TBC 2024

Find out more > 

Getting around

While lots of Newquay’s beaches, shops and eateries are within walking distance, there are also lots of buses as well as a train station so you can leave the car behind when exploring all North Cornwall has to offer. There are also plenty of car parks in and around the town, so whichever mode of transport you choose, life’s a Cornish breeze.

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.

Lovely accommodation, very comfortable, fully equipped, home from home, Great location close to shops, bars and restaurants.

Overall a very comfortable stay. Put this against other properties at the same time( peak season in August ), it has to be magnificent value.

Beautiful apartment and the owners were lovely and friendly and really chatty. Would highly recommend The Old Workshop.

Perfect for two people. Good parking. One of the best we have stopped at. We will be returning!

Lovely accommodation, everything you need, great welcome pack, near to town and amenities.

We arrived for a week's break end of October 2022 after reading the reviews and it didn't disappoint. Light, bright and clean, ideal for 2 people, not too big or too small with a large comfortable bed. Lovely decor which made it feel very homely. The main shops are a 10 - 15 min walk in one direction and the lake is about 5 mins in the opposite direction. We walked to Watergate over the cliff and came back along the beach over some rocks to Porth, the tide was right out, the sun was shining, just wonderful. Would definitely recommend and stay again.

Not leaving a review in case someone else books here, but we've already done it for next year! Everything brilliant.

The place was spotless clean and had everything we needed. Great location, quiet but close to town and beaches. We didn't have a car but we found everything within walking distance and rarely had to use a taxi. Would definitely stay at The Old Workshop again.

We have been to this property before and we have booked to stay next year too . The owners are lovely and friendly , the place is spotless .Highly recommend a visit .


We have just returned from a week at the Old workshop cottage in Newquay. Had a thoroughly good holiday and loved the accommodation provided, clean, comfortable, peaceful and quiet. You will not be disappointed if you choose to stay here. There are some steps down from the road to the cottage but no more than a flight of stairs at home. Comes with dedicated parking space which is brilliant. We had fresh flowers and wine, milk and tea and coffee as a welcome gift - fabulous surprise. Everything was put into place to make us feel welcome. There was even umbrellas to use, which we loved the little extras provided. Close to main road links if you want to travel around Cornwall which we did. It's a 10-15 minute walk to town and main attractions in Newquay up a slight hill, and then down again. Worth the effort when you get there. Would definitely recommend staying here, you won't be disappointed. If we return to Cornwall we will stay at the old workshop cottage again.

The apartment is lovingly furnished and has everything you need for a relaxing holiday in a cozy atmosphere. The location is perfect. The city center can be reached after a short walk over the hill. We felt very welcome and at home.

Couldn't have asked for more, perfect, exactly what we wanted.

What a fabulous little bolt hole, clean,comfortable, nicely decorated in a quiet residential area. We loved it.

It's close to town, to the beaches, harbour and the coastal path and is also a great base to explore other places from.

A welcoming and gratefully received bottle of wine and the lovely addition of fresh flowers were appreciated.

We will definitely be back

Great accommodation everything you need for a self catering break and local to town. Parking space included. Owners lovely. Less mobile may struggle with the steps.

Exactly as described. Lovely apartment everything you need for a holiday. Very clean and modern, very comfortable a home from home. Car parking great, just a short walk from the town up a slight hill. Would definitely recommend a stay.

The old Workshop is an absolutely wonderful place to spend a week's holiday. It is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean very quiet and comfortable. From the moment we walked in to see fresh flowers and lots of other thoughtful little bits we felt at home. It is perfectly placed to explore the beauty of Cornwall, I can't recommend it highly enough.

Everything brilliant, a great place to stay. We'll be booking again.

Great apartment very clean to a high standard and location was close within walking distance to everything would highly recommend this property Would definitely go again Mr & Mrs Darby

Lovely property which is furnished to an extremely high standard. Extremely clean and well looked after. Bed is extremely comfortable and you can get excellent night’s sleep.

Good location to access Newquay except the walk up a hill and then down a hill into town. However walk only takes 5-10 mins.

Really enjoyed our stay before our little one arrives. Thank you.

Lovely location for a couple to stay. Good price and near to shops and services. Very clean and decor was nice. Lovely bottle of wine on arrival, and a very comfortable bed.

We have stayed at the Old Workshop before and have booked for next year ! We thoroughly enjoy staying here. The owners are really lovely , friendly and are very helpful when needed . Perfect location close to the zoo , a boating lake and all amenities . The accommodation is cosy and well proportioned for two people with on-site parking . I could not fault the cleanliness at all which was very reassuring during the current situation we are all in.

Great location, not far from the town centre. Good price. Strong distasteful smell at the property. Owner had gone into the cottage to clean on our last day 2 hour before the checkout time when we were still hoping to go back into the cottage before leaving at 10am. When we wanted to nip back in the cottage just before 9am to use the toilet she didn’t really want to let us in - even though we had paid for the property until 10am that day.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry to hear that the owner had gone in to clean early on your last day. Having noticed that you had packed everything up and appeared to have left, she had thought that she would get on with cleaning the property and hadn't realised that you may be coming back. We are sorry for this confusion. Thanks for letting us know about that smell that you experienced. We haven't had this mentioned previously or since, but we will keep a very close eye on any further feedback and let the owner know straight away if this is reported again. Thanks again and we hope that you had still had a good time here. Tanya, Customer Services

The Old Workshop (Newquay) was very clean and had all the things we needed for a short stay (kitchen well equipped, Smart TV with Netflix etc, very comfortable bed). It was a good location with a short walk (but with quite a hill) into the town, and very quiet at night.

We originally booked an apartment in a communal block but needed somewhere self contained for the first two days due to Covid restrictions so we amended and booked the Old Worrkshop for the first two days. It was immaculate, couldn't fault it in any way whatsoever. Very comfortable apartment and very clean.

Time well spent looking forward to our new stay

We had a lovely week at the Old Workshop. The property is a perfect peaceful bolt hole, really clean and lots of little details catered for. Would highly recommend.

Clean comfortable accommodation would recommend to family and friends

We enjoy spending our holidays in Cornwall, the beaches and coastal landscapes are amazing there are plenty of places to visit and wonderful walks along the coast line is enough to clear the mind. Cornwall is a great place to visit, when the weather is right you can almost imagine you are in the south of France.

Everything was in walking distance as we don’t have a car. Bus station local Ideal location for all the beaches Plenty of food places for eating out & shops for supplies We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Workshop & the owners were friendly Would recommend the apartment to friends

Great location just 15 minutes walk to the beach and town centre and it’s located in a very quiet residential street. The apartment is situated underneath a garage and at the end of a garden which I would guess belongs to the owners. It was very clean and bright with pretty much everything you could need for a weeks stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Old Workshop. The location is perfect for Newquay, and the property has good private parking. The property was incredibly clean and modern, which was really pleasing given that hygiene is so important at the moment. I really felt that the company had gone to trouble to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

Such a lovely little bolt hole ... comfy exceptionally clean, fab location and made our holiday

The apartment was spotlessly clean and well equipped. It had a great range of cooking utensils and everything else you may need if you want to stay in and cook. It has a washing line and a small courtyard which was really handy for drying our wetsuits and towels. We loved the extra touches such as the fresh flowers and wine. It is located within a 15 min walk to Great Western beach which is one of our favourites, and also many of the restaurants. If your preference is Fistral beach then the apartment is about a 40 min walk away. This is our second visit and we look forward to returning!

The best holiday ever we cannot fault it at all fantastic service throughout

Cosy & quiet flat a short 10 min. walk from city center. Perfect place if you are visiting Cornwall by car. Fully equiped kitchen and even a nice bottle of wine is offered :) Don't look further, quite good price-value-ratio. Excellent for couples with or without toddler :)

This is a very comfortable apartment and in a convenient location for the town centre. The owners are friendly and helpful and provided a welcome hamper of wine, chocolate biscuits, fresh flowers, milk, tea and coffee.

We will certainly come again.

Had a lovely weeks stay at this property. Short walk to Newquay,but quite location.

Could not fault the old workshop in terms of cleanliness and overall cost. The only downer was that the walk to the town centre was very steep!!!!!!! But overall a very nice holiday very nice.

Clean, quiet and comfortable. We met the owners and they are very nice and approachable. A lovely place to stay.

Had a really good time

The Old Wokshop was an amazing and lovely stay, the location was perfect and the apartment had homely touches throughout such as fresh flowers awaiting our arrival. We couldn’t say one bad word about our stay.

The owners were very friendly and helpful. We felt very well. It is a quiet and very nice place to stay. Most beaches are accessible by foot.

This cottage was in the ideal place for town, beach food and drink excellent choice.

We had a fabulous stay at The Old Workshop - the facilities, furnishings and welcome touches were of a high quality and we would highly recommend staying there to anyone who wants a base in the center of town from which to explore. Lovely views over the hills beyond the town too!

What a lovely studio apartment. The bed was supper comfy and cosy, the lounge area , kitchen and shower room very well equipped, clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend a stay , especially as it is so near to the beaches and other attractions in Newquay.

Lovely location, quiet area, not bothered by anyone, well equipped, spotlessly clean, very considerate owner leaving milk etc, lovely stay very comfortable

The cottage is well equipped and very attractively decorated. It is in a quiet location but only a few minutes walk from the town and beaches. The reserved parking space was also very convenient.

Not worth the money

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are very sorry to hear that you had felt this property was not worth the set rental. The final rental value of each property that we market, is based on many factors, with each property differing greatly in layout, décor, location, and so on. I can honestly say that up until this point, all feedback about this property, and its value for money, have been really good, so we are very sorry to hear this, but please rest assured that we take on board all feedback given, and we will closely monitor further feedback on this. Tanya, Customer Services

We could not have had a better stay. The accommodation was a fantastic base was extremely clean and in a fantastic spot.we will be returning to the old workshop and will definitely use aspect holidays to book through. We go to Cornwall every year and visit different places up and down the area. we found this a fantastic place just in the middle of everywhere we wanted to see this time. But many more places to visit next year.

the old workshop is in a great location, shops bars beaches and restaurants all within walking distance, very modern, clean comfortable and very homely, everything you would expect from a holiday home an so much more, we will definitely be coming to stay again.

Choosing to stay at The Old Workshop was the best decision. The cottage is exectly as described. Perfect for two persons. Very comfortable, and fully furnished for those who would like to spend the evening to relax and cook a nice meal. Location is great, and makes it easier for those who would like to explore Cornwall, since it is practically in the middle. Area is very quite, which surely helps in having a very good sleep at night. Facilities: supermarkets, shops, restaurants are within walking distance. I fell in love with the place and immediately felt like a second home. Thanks for the amazing experience! Will definitely recommend!!

We had a very warm welcome and lovely hosts. It is a good location for two and everything is within reach on foot (city, beaches, shopping...).