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Matelots Newlyn

£430 - £1137 per week

This charming 17th century detached cottage is situated in one of the oldest parts of this historic fishing town. Enjoy leisurely mornings in bed with a fresh coffee and hot, Cornish buttered toast. Choose from one of the two beautifully-appointed ground floor double bedrooms, both of which are decorated with soft natural hues creating a relaxing vibe, for a deep night's sleep. Upstairs, is the large sitting room, lovingly refurbished with relaxation in mind, so you can truly switch off and relax into the holiday mode. The spacious roof top terrace is where you can enjoy some al fresco dining, whilst watching the last of the Cornish sunshine dip out of view for the day.

Step outside the front door of Matelots and take a stroll around the characterful, working harbour town of Newlyn, where you will find the Newlyn Art Gallery, a small Co-op, fishmongers, butchers, local cheese shop, greengrocers and bakers along with an impressive number of eateries and pubs and the very popular Newlyn Filmhouse. The town still retains its original charm with quaint fisherman's cottages, standing in the narrow cobbled streets which give you a fascinating insight into how the community lived a hundred or more years ago. After a day's adventures, kick back with a glass of wine in hand, warming your toes in front of the traditional woodburner. Matelots really is a charming hideaway for all four of Cornwall's splendid seasons.


three granite steps through front door into:


electric oven, gas hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, table with four chairs, window seats, armchair, woodburner, sea views. Stairs to sitting room. Step up to hallway with doors to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, TV.


bath with shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail.

Bedroom 2

double bed.

Dressing room

wardrobe, chest of drawers, clothes hooks.

Sitting room

corner sofa, chaise longue, chair, footstool, Smart TV, DVD, Sonos radio, sea views.

Outside area

roof terrace with sun loungers and table.

Additional information

gas central heating, the roof terrace is accessed by steep external steps (not by the windows in the photos) these steps may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, given the age and granite construction of the property a dehumidifier is available on the ground floor of the building. No children under 10, WiFi.


Such a wonderful winter stay the cottage was beautifully decorated had all the equipment you could ever need and was lovely and warm. Cant wait to come back and stay again cant reccomend it enough

January 2020

Matelots is such a lovely cottage in a great location for penzance and mousehole. We holiday in Cornwall a lot as we have friends that live in penzance and would highly recommend using aspects as we’ve been doing now for a number of years. All of their properties listed are to a very high standard and spotlessly clean and well equipped . Matelots certainly ticked the box in all areas . And thanks to the owners for the lovely Christmas decorations and to aspects for a Christmas gift .

December 2019

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Newlyn Harbour

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.

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. 

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 Newlyn, Trereife 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 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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Local events

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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. 

TBC 31st December 2020

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St Ives Feast Day

Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.


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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.


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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!


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Camborne Trevithick Day

Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. 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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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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Golowan Festival - Penzance

Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!

Dates TBC August 2021

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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!


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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.


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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too. 


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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. 


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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.

21st December 2021

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall.  The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village. 

Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.

23rd December 2021

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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.

Such a wonderful winter stay the cottage was beautifully decorated had all the equipment you could ever need and was lovely and warm. Cant wait to come back and stay again cant reccomend it enough

Jan 2020

Matelots is such a lovely cottage in a great location for penzance and mousehole. We holiday in Cornwall a lot as we have friends that live in penzance and would highly recommend using aspects as we’ve been doing now for a number of years. All of their properties listed are to a very high standard and spotlessly clean and well equipped . Matelots certainly ticked the box in all areas . And thanks to the owners for the lovely Christmas decorations and to aspects for a Christmas gift .

Dec 2019

Beautiful stylish cottage on a steep hill so you need to be fit if you don’t have a car! Very cosy (we went in Winter) and generally well equipped.Outside deck probably lovely in Summer.Bedrooms small so good for 2 people or 2 tidy couples! Would definitely recommend it but taking into consideration the above

Nov 2019

Great time in a lovely part of the country, Aspects team very good and would recommend them to all. Accommodation is high spec, great value.

Nov 2019

Great staff! Lovely and clean but Matelots is not ideal for pet owners as there is no outside space. A few things need tweeking to make it almost perfect

Oct 2019

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are sorry that this property didn't quite work for your party. Being in the old fishing town of Newlyn, many of the properties have quirkier layouts than more modern buildings, and many do not have any outside space allocated to them; so the owners have overcome this by creating a nice rooftop terrace. Whilst the property owners are happy to accept a dog, it may not be considered suitable for everyone bringing their furry friend, with the roof terrace being accessed via steep external steps. We are sorry if this wasn't quite what you had expected, but hope that you still enjoyed the great character of this property and the lovely town of Newlyn. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely cottage, ideally situated to explore the Cornish coast.

Aug 2019

What a delightful haven the owners have created. Cosy sleeping quarters, fantastic living space upstairs and brilliant terrace with yummy views. We think this cottage ticks all the boxes for us. The decor was very stylish but not over the top. We loved Newlyn much more than St.Ives (quieter, more authentic) and coastal walks from Mousehole to Lamorna and beyond are the most rugged and scenic we can recall. We liked the Mackerel Sea cafe best, delicious crab sandwiches in a local fishmonger, Rock Pool cafe has beautiful views and good for lunch time, we spoilt ourselves with a tasting menu dinner at the Shore (famous chef apparently but very pleasant and passionate,) small art galleries are worth visiting too. We will definitely come back to Matelots again.

Jul 2019

Great week in Newlyn and Matelots. Good base to see other places nearby, walked to Mousehole and Penzance. Great views over the bay Very friendly place and 5 mins walk down to the town. Aspects are great to book through, always helpful, thanx again!!

Jul 2019

Wonderful holiday and very friendly helpful staff!

May 2019

Very beautiful and always my pleasure

May 2019

Exquisitely decorated, comfortable cottage.

Mar 2019