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Little Lyonesse

£353 - £720 per week

New for 2021 and enjoying an elevated position over the charming fishing town of Newlyn, Little Lyonesse is a gorgeous space that effortlessly blends rustic style with modern comfort. Perfect for solo escapes and romantic getaways, this secret cabin encourages guest to unwind and fall into the relaxed pace of Cornish living. Much of the furniture has been lovingly crafted and upcycled by the owner, creating a bold mixture that gives the property unforgettable character. Open plan living and seaside tones have created a free-flowing space this is as much a summer hideaway as it is a winter haven.

This tranquil home from home is the perfect bolthole for you to enjoy your morning cup of tea as the Cornish sunrise tempts exploration. Spend afternoons strolling around picture-postcard villages, hunting for treasures on sandy beaches or indulging in the vibrant mixture of eateries. Return home after a fun filled day to make the most of the stunning outside area where you can soak up the last of the sun and exquisite sea views, all with a glass of something chilled in hand.


via 11 wooden steps from parking to property gate, the a further 2 stone steps to door into:

Open plan sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, TV, electric oven and hob, fridge with freezer box, washer/dryer.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin.


double bed, sea views.


wooden decked area with outdoor furniture, herb garden, panoramic sea views.

Additional information

electric underfloor heating, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.


A small, but very well designed cabin for two, with a lovely view through glass doors and outer deck, sheltered from the southwest prevailing winds. Lots of good places to eat within walking distance. The steep hill means you will be fit at the end of your holiday!

September 2021

Everything! Lovely place. The owner was a real top guy too who went the extra mile for us. Even gave us a lift to the station. Welcomed us with amazing scones! It was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon. So glad we chose to stay here.

September 2021

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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

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.

11th - 25th September 2021

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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

Featuring more than 20 sea shanty groups and with sailor and pirate themed fancy dress, this year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal. It'll take place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.

19th - 20th November 2021

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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 >

TBC December 2021

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Montol Festival

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

21st December 2021

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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 December 2021

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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 2021

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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. 

TBC February 2022

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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!

TBC 2021

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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.

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual arts event that celebrates local culture and community. This year's events have been toned down, however, elements of the festival will still go ahead to celebrate midsummer. 

 June 2022

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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.

6th - 9th July 2022

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Book your flight online and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

July and August 2022

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!

TBC Summer 2022

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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.

Everything! Lovely place. The owner was a real top guy too who went the extra mile for us. Even gave us a lift to the station. Welcomed us with amazing scones! It was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon. So glad we chose to stay here.

A small, but very well designed cabin for two, with a lovely view through glass doors and outer deck, sheltered from the southwest prevailing winds. Lots of good places to eat within walking distance. The steep hill means you will be fit at the end of your holiday!

Lovely apartment, would highly recommend to all couples. Very friendly host. Ideal location for the whole south Cornwall area.

We had an absolutely lovely stay in the Little Lyonesse. We were met on arrival by Ciaran the owner who welcomed us warmly and gave us lots of great travel tips. What a lovely man! There were treats for both the human and the canine guests which were delicious and after a very long drive very welcomed. The property is really well appointed with everything you could need for a stay...the bed was super comfy and the storage solutions very well thought out. We loved the large doors opening onto the balcony and spent the late afternoons just admiring the view over a glass of wine and had breakfast outdoors most days! The little herb garden smelled amazing in the afternoons and we loved that Ciaran said help yourself to produce ...the fresh lettuce was delicious. The property is up a couple of pretty steep hills so we felt super fit by the end of the week. Newlyn is a great location to base your holiday with lots of lovely villages, towns and beaches within walking distance or a short drive away. This place is an absolute gem and we would highly recommended.

Little Lyonesse is a real gem, we are delighted to have found it. Offering quiet and seclusion, but also easy access to the harbour and town, with a stunning view of the bay, and everything you will need for your stay. The owner even left us some chocolate brownies for our journey home, a real treat.

We spent a very happy week at Little Lyonesse and it was a very comfortable place to stay with lovely views over the sea towards St. Michael's Mount. The owners live nearby and are a warm, friendly couple who were very welcoming and helpful throughout our visit. The property is very well furnished and equipped. Newlyn is a great location situated between Penzance and Mousehole which are both within walking distance.

We loved Newlyn it was everything we were looking for in a holiday with nice places to eat and central to other towns.

The Mackerel Sky was a great place to try, the food was good and a nice way to spend an afternoon trying all the fish dishes.

Little Lyonnaise this was a lovely little private peaceful retreat the cabin was so tastefully decorated with lovely little extras like coffee machine bbq quality towels nice glasses just little things that make your stay special. The views from the veranda very fantastic we enjoyed chilling in the late afternoon overlooking the harbour with a glass of wine.

The owners were friendly and helpful they really wanted you to enjoy your stay and went beyond to make sure you were happy and had everything you needed.

Little Lyonesse, is a little cabin nestled high above the wonderful fishing village of Newlyn. But don't let that put you off, because once you reach your accommodation the views are out of this world. Don't forget your binoculars, because if you don't use them at Little Lyonesse you will when walking around the beautiful cornish coastline. Little Lyonesse is small but well designed and feels much bigger and spacious. It has everything you might need ie kitchen utensils, bbq, folding washing line, coffee maker, etc. We enjoyed our holiday there so much we are now waiting to book for 2022. If you have second thoughts about this property, don't be. You won't regret it.

Little Lyonesse is a real gem of a holiday home. It is a charming, comfortable, cosy, cheerful, clever Cornish Cabin with a very helpful and friendly owner. We loved it.

Beautifully & cleverly designed space which is well equipped with a great view and good location - and a powerful shower! Friendly, helpful welcome from the owner and good support with my booking from the Aspects team.

This apartment is a perfect base for a couple wanting to explore the local area. Although small it is really well designed to make use of the space and is very well equipped. The kitchen has all you could need if you are self catering. The veranda had a lovely view of the bay and was a real sun trap in the morning. Perfect for alfresco breakfast. Lovely welcoming touches when we arrived and the owner was very nice. The drive into the property was a bit daunting first time round but follow the detailed instructions and it is fine. A short walk takes you into the small town and another 30 - 40 mins and you are in Penzance.