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Cawdor House

£529 - £1080 per week

Tucked away in of the picturesque and historical fishing village of Newlyn is Cawdor House, a well presented, modernised, two bedroom Victorian house with stunning views across Newlyn Green to the iconic St Michael's Mount with the Lizard Peninsula in the distance. Conveniently positioned, this is an extremely comfortable, seafront family holiday home is set in a traffic-free terrace. The village of Newlyn boasts a plethora of wonderful places to eat and is the perfect location for exploring the far west of Cornwall, from Land's End around to St Ives and beyond.

Newlyn is famous for its fishing port and the Newlyn School of Arts and just a short walk into the village and you will find, fishmongers, butchers, local cheese shop, greengrocers and bakers along with a great choice of eating experiences. A must is The Tolcarne Inn and Mackerel Sky (open March to October) for delicious fresh fish dishes. The fabulous Newlyn Filmhouse has a great restaurant and café/bar to enjoy a pre-film dinner and drink. No trip to Newlyn is compete without a trip to the 'local's favourite' Jelberts, who only make daily, fresh vanilla ice cream, served with clotted cream and a flake. New to Newlyn is Lovetts, a bijou, atmospheric coffee and wine bar. The house enjoys direct access to the promenade (which forms part of the South West Coast Path) the iconic outdoor, Jubilee Pool, Newlyn Green and Wherrytown Beach. Cawdor House is ideally situated to take advantage of the promenade ideal for that early morning stroll or evening cycle.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2


Entrance hall

coat rack, door to hallway, door to sitting room, stairs to first floor.

Sitting/dining room

ground floor open plan, two sofas, modern gas fire, TV, DVD, dining table and seven chairs, sea views, one step down to kitchen.


electric double oven, gas hob, fridge, dishwasher, side sea views, door and stairs down to cellar.


accessible by stairs from the ground floor, utility room with chest freezer, washing machine and sink, table tennis table, football table, space for bikes, surfboards and hanging wetsuits.


first floor bathroom, bath, shower cubicle, WC basin, heated towel rail, chair.

Bedroom 1

king size bed, two chairs, low table, impressive dual aspect sea views over Mount's Bay.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Outside area

small courtyard with decking, table and chairs.

Additional information

gas central heating, highchair available on request, WiFi.


Cawdor House is perfectly located with stunning views across Mounts Bay and the convenience of all that Newlyn has to offer just around the corner. Great walks, and local buses into Penzance and beyond make Cawdor House a good hub for exploring. Another lovely stay at this little gem of a house by the sea.

June 2024

Well located to enjoy Newlyn and Penzance with great views across Mounts Bay

May 2024

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Holidays in Newlyn

Newlyn is a traditional Cornish fishing town which is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the UK. Stroll along the pretty harbourside and you’ll be able to spot beam trawlers, long liners, crabbers and small open boats used for hand-lining.


Experience the buzz of a thriving, hardworking harbour and taste the freshest fish on offer in Cornwall. The harbour is overlooked by white washed and granite Cornish fisherman’s cottages interwoven by narrow lanes and cobbled alleys often too steep or narrow for a car so all you will find is the odd cat basking in the sunshine. Enjoy the buzz of Newlyn’s working harbour, visit Newlyn Art Gallery or the wonderful established gardens with breath-taking views across to the iconic Penzance Jubilee Pool.

Locally caught seafood can be purchased from the bustling fish market, fishmongers or at one of the fantastic harbourside eateries. Escape to Newlyn for a self catering holiday in a peaceful setting, within easy reach of Mousehole, Penzance and St Michael’s Mount. 

Top tip

Be sure to treat yourself to a Jelberts ice cream when staying in Newlyn!

Newlyn art community

The Newlyn School is a group of artists who came to live and work in Newlyn or the surrounding area between the 1880s and the early twentieth century. They painted en plein air (in the open air). Perhaps best known are: Stanhope Forbes, Elizabeth Forbes, Walter Langley, Harold Knight, Laura Knight, Harold Harvey. There is much documentation about the school at Penlee House.

The collection is kept at Penlee House rather than the Newlyn Gallery because Newlyn Gallery maintains a tradition of showing modern art. 

Newlyn Gallery & Exchange Gallery in Penzance Town Centre host the best of conceptual and modern art. Together with St. Ives Tate and Penlee House the four galleries host major national and international exhibitions, as well as showing the work of the Newlyn School of Art, who offer a wide range of high quality art courses run by some of the most exciting artists in the region. Read more about art classes at Newlyn school of art on our blog. Thus the area which has inspired so many artists celebrates its artistic heritage while maintaining strong links with the art world of today. 

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Things to do near Newlyn

While self catering in Newlyn, why not leave the car behind and take the gorgeous mile-long walk along the promenade to the famous harbour town of Penzance. With the backdrop of Mounts Bay, St Michael’s Mount glistens in the distance, with the Isles of Scilly just a short boat trip away. To indulge your inner shopperholic you'll find a whole host of shops in the town centre.  Our tip would be to pay a visit to the famous Chapel Street  for some great independent shops - and then relax in one of the town’s many cafes and bars.

Trereife Manor House & Gardens 

Located on the outskirts of NewlynTrereife Estate offers a great day out, with a centuries old manor set amongst beautiful gardens. Stop off at the Stableyard Cafe for a quick bite or cup of coffee after a day at the beach, or enjoy the stunning surroundings at your own pace. Well worth a visit on a sunny day.

Places to visit in Newlyn

Newlyn Art Gallery

A 'must see' is the conveniently located Newlyn Art Gallery, which combines contemporary artwork and sculptures from international and local artists. With amazing views of the harbour from the cafe, this dog friendly gallery is well worth a visit, and best of all, its free entry!

Jelberts Ice Cream

Whether staying in Newlyn, or just enjoying a day out at the UK's largest fishing port, a visit to Jelberts is a must. Serving up specialist vanilla ice cream with a dollop of clotted cream on top, this family run business is well known for making the best ice cream in the area. 

Newlyn Filmhouse

Opened in 2016, the sophisticated Newlyn Filmhouse is a fantastic cultural addition to the harbour village. This independent two-screen cinema offers a high-end cinema experience, showcasing mainstream and world cinema. The filmhouse also houses a café and bar, serving seasonal food with local ingredients. If you have the opportunity, we highly recommend you plan a trip to Newlyn Filmhouse.

Events in Newlyn

Newlyn Fish Festival

Celebrating Newlyn's rich fishing heritage, the Newlyn Fish Festival takes place each year in August. Taste some of the finest seafood imaginable and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition takes place and with the ever-popular 'Fishy Trail' there's plenty to keep the kids entertained. Read our blog post on the Newlyn Fish Festival.

Newlyn Raft Race

Each summer, Newlyn hosts a raft race, where locals build their own rafts and battle it out in this popular event. From welly-throwing to tug-of-war, there's plenty to keep you entertained.

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Nearby events

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd of December, 2024

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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter Solstice with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing through the streets. It's a truly wonderful celebration. 

21st December 2024

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Penzance Literary Festival

Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.

2nd - 6th July 2024

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea. 

31st December 2024

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St Ives Feast Day

Feast Day offers visitors the chance to witness, and even join in with, a centuries-old tradition. The Mayor 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into the crowd on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. 

5th February 2024

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year the theme will be 'Back to the Future!

21st - 30th June 2024

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

December 2024

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!

26th - 28th April

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St Ives September Festival

Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.

14th - 28th September 2024

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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.

27th April 2024

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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.

Cawdor House is perfectly located with stunning views across Mounts Bay and the convenience of all that Newlyn has to offer just around the corner. Great walks, and local buses into Penzance and beyond make Cawdor House a good hub for exploring. Another lovely stay at this little gem of a house by the sea.

Well located to enjoy Newlyn and Penzance with great views across Mounts Bay

As always a lovely stay. The owners have spent a lot of money with refurbishment which was evident as soon as one walked in. Looking forward to our stay in October

Cawdor house is a lovely comfortable house with everything needed to help you have a chilled holiday. It is in the centre of Newlyn but a short walk into the centre of Penzance. Round the corner a delightful small cinema with a great restaurant. Fresh fish shops near the harbour. Lovely walk to Penlee house art gallery in Penzance again with a superb cafe. The nearest garden is Trewidden lovely to walk round in the Spring and Summer great cafe which is open all year round and do a roast dinner on a Sunday. Many other restaurants within a few minutes walk. I could write a book about this area of Cornwall which is why we return every year.

The position of this property is perfect, with a fantastic view over the bay to St Michael's Mount. I know there isn't any parking but you can usually find somewhere in the nearby streets and you can pull up outside of the house to unload and load up the car. We walked most days along the front for a coffee at the Jubilee pool (menu for food not good) We discovered a gem of a cafe at Trewidden garden, you can use the cafe without paying to go in the garden (though the garden is wonderful and worth a visit) we went for Sunday roast twice was so good, advise booking. The Italian round the corner do lovely pizzas. I could wax lyrical for hours about Cornwall been coming for 50 years it's just the most wonderful place and l think Newlyn is our favourite.

Lovely property. Nice to enjoy a sea view when it's raining and you don't want to go out.

Fantastic house, great position. This property has everything you could possibly want for a great holiday. The lack of parking could put some people off but we were able to pull up outside the property to unload and load up the car and then we always found a parking spot in the surrounding streets. Definitely booking for next year !!!

Great location and a lovely house. Would thoroughly recommend but be prepared to pay for parking.

We had a great time. Most of life's little luxuries are within a short stroll, there's great fish shops nearby, although one or two of the restaurants charge rather cheeky prices.Newlyn even has a cinema! Best of all, it's a proper community, not just a collection of holiday lets.

Cawdor House was a great place to stay, it was further from the railway station than I remembered. I cannot fault anything except the freezer in the cellar, and no designated parking, but we knew about that and parked in a side street. You cannot expect everything to be perfect and we have rebooked for next year.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you liked this lovely property, so much so that we will be welcoming you back again next year :-) The owners try to make sure that their guests have everything that they should need for a comfortable stay and have tried to make the best use of the space there by including a chest freezer in the basement, instead of using valuable space in the kitchen. We try to make this clear in the website description so that guests will be able to make an informed decision as to whether this will be suitable for them, so we hope that this was what you had expected. It is very common in this area for the traditional properties to not have allocated parking, but there are plenty of options nearby, which the team are always happy to talk through before booking. Though it sounds like you found this easily enough. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Our second stay at this lovely property - will book again !

Overall a lovely place to stay with the only drawback being that car parking can be a problem.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your feedback. Cawdor House is such a great property in an amazing location, so we are glad to hear that you liked it. Lack of parking at the property is not something that is specific to just Cawdor House, it is something that is at a premium in many of the historic towns and villages here in Cornwall. Having kept a lot of their traditional charm, the roads and cottages were just not designed with cars in mind at the time but is part of what gives these towns and villages such character. Cawdor House benefits from being a stones throw from a pay and display car park and unlike many other areas, there is often free parking to be found in nearby residential roads. We are happy to provide further information on parking options, and it is always worth looking into parking availability beforehand on the local council website, particularly for peak weeks. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Brilliant place to stay. Perfectly situated, great views. Stylish decor. Will definitely be back

Fantastic stay. We didn’t want to leave

Probably the cleanest house in Cornwall. Great view. Excellent bathroom and kitchen. Recommended.

I should write a poor review so too many people don't try and book this property but I can't. We've been there several times and have always thoroughly enjoyed our stay

This property is fabulas location, location location 5 star. The small village is walking distance to Penzance, however newlyn has some nice local bars and restaurants. Even during this difficult time of covid 19, we ate out every evening sometimes during day. Every place we ate was beautiful. Seafood restaurants amazing. Views were breathe taking walking or just looking out if window. You can drive to lots of other picturesque views. Property fantastic. We will be back and have already recommended to our friends and family. We live 8 hours away by car, worth the drive just fabulous.

Cawdor House is in a lovely location overlooking the sea at Newlyn, it has everything a family needs for a brilliant stay. We liked the location, it was easy access to the area for sightseeing. An easy walk into Penzance or Mousehole with plenty of eating places in both locations. We were lucky with the weather for September. We love photography and could not have been in a better place, we will come back again.

Cawdor House is a truly wonderful place to spend a holiday, well maintained, very comfortable and in a perfect location. It has everything you could need for a perfect holiday, so good that we booked again for next year within days of arriving. Highly recommended.

Delightfully comfortable house for our family of four. The location couldn’t be any better either right next to the beach, near a playground and very close to plenty of great eateries. We’ll be back!

We have thoroughly enjoyed all our holidays with Aspect holidays. All their properties are of an excellent standard and the service they offer leaves nothing to be desired

We enjoyed our stay at Cawdor House. It is well placed for exploring Newlyn which is a lovely village with a bustling harbour, good pubs and a handy Co-op nearby. We loved exploring the promenade and Penzance and it’s an easy walk to the iconic Lido. Bus links are good if you come without a car. Having the washing machine, freezer and access to the backyard through the cellar may not suit you if you are a bit older.

Great place to stay, close to everything in the town. Just a stones throw from the very active fishing harbour which is a joy to observe in the evenings. Excellent selection of fishmongers, very good cheese shop and a shop selling freshly made Cornish ice cream on a daily basis. The views from this cottage are a delight. Will definitely visit again.

Lovely well equipped property with fantastic views of the bay from the lounge and bedroom bay windows.

Lovely view and nice to hear the sea in the morning. Brilliant sunsets.

Great house in a wonderful position, amazing views over Mounts Bay

Superb location, great views, plenty of space.

Great location and good base.

Fantastic location but needs a bit of general maintenance

Reply from Aspects Holidays

** Cawdor House changed ownership mid-2018 and the new owners have undertaken a considerable amount of maintenance and improvements over the years, including the most recent full refurbishment of the bathroom in 2021. The owners will continue to monitor feedback and listen to guest's suggestions, with the aim that their guests will always see improvements if they return

Ein gemütlich eingerichtetes Haus an der Strandpromenade in Newlyn. Wir fühlten uns sehr wohl dort. Einkaufsmöglichkeiten und Bushaltestelle in nächster Nähe.

Had an amazing time made better with the stunning views that greeted us evey morning No need to use the tv when you had real life beauty to watch. P