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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:
double bed, TV.
bath with shower over, WC, basin, heated towel rail.
wardrobe, chest of drawers, clothes hooks.
corner sofa, chaise longue, chair, footstool, Smart TV, DVD, Sonos radio, sea views.
roof terrace with sun loungers and table.
gas central heating, no children under 8, WiFi, one dog welcome, short breaks available.
Exquisitely decorated, comfortable cottage.
Miss Boult March 2019
|1 Jan - 9 Feb||384|
|23 Feb - 30 Mar||384|
|6 Apr - 13 Apr||540|
|4 May - 18 May||536|
|1 Jun - 8 Jun||636|
|15 Jun - 22 Jun||684|
|27 Jul - 24 Aug||971|
|31 Aug - 7 Sep||630|
|28 Sep - 12 Oct||459|
|2 Nov - 14 Dec||384|
|28 Dec - 31 Dec||756|
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.
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.
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.
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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Join the magnificent Golden Eagle trail this Easter at Paradise Park. Watch the Eagles of Paradise flying display and embark on a golden egg trail to claim a delicious chocolatey prize.
6th - 22nd April 2019
Meet weird and wonderful creatures next to St Michael's Mount's causeway this Spring. Bring buckets and a sense of adventure and get ready to rummage in the rockpools and learn about sea creatures.
Dates: Sunday 7th April, 11am - 1pm, Tuesday 9th April, 1-3pm, Thursday 18th April, 10am - 12pm, Sunday 21st April, 11am - 1pm.
This fantastic Minack production is not to be missed. Orphaned and alone, Mary Lennox is sent to England to live with her distant uncle where she discovers a mysterious garden. This enchanting performance is accompanied by a magical score and wonderful puppets. The Minack Theatre provides an iconic and scenic backdrop for the performance, with incredible sea views.
There is a signed performance on 13th April.
9th - 19th April 2019
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 2019
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.
27th April 2019
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
10th - 12th May 2019
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!
21st - 30th June 2019
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.
3rd - 6th July 2019
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 2019
Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!
Dates TBC August 2019
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!
Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.
26th August 2019
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 2019
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.
TBC 23rd - 24th November 2019
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.
TBC 1st - 2nd December 2019
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.
TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)
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.
15th December 2019 - 4th January 2020
Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.
TBC 21st December 2019
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.
TBC 23rd December 2019
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 2019
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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.
4th February 2020
The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.
TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020
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Exquisitely decorated, comfortable cottage.
Miss Boult March 2019