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Porth Gwelva

£485 - £1182 per week

Glorious, sea views across to The Lizard and St Michael’s Mount await you at Porth Gwelva. Embrace a lazy afternoon tea and nestle into the sumptuous sofa, set within the pastel shades of this beautiful home, or enjoy a glass of your favourite tipple on the balcony, on summer evenings, overlooking the colourful boats of Newlyn harbour. A cosy night’s sleep, after a day exploring, is promised and with the advantage of both parking and a separate games room for the children to enjoy, Porth Gwelva is an ideal choice, to create lasting memories for both a perfect family holiday or for two couples to enjoy a break away.

Just a short stroll to the heart of this busy fishing port with exquisite eateries, including Mackerel Sky and The Tolcarne Inn, Newlyn has so much to offer, including an independent cinema, bijoux wine bar serving organic wines, the Newlyn meadery and legendary Jelberts ice cream shop. The neighbouring quaint village of Mousehole and the town of Penzance are both a very pleasant walk away, alongside the sea, or only a few moments by car. Some of West Cornwall's finest beaches, including Porthcurno and Sennen Cove, are only a short drive away, making Porth Gwelva a perfect base to explore.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2

Zip and link


via pavement to front door. Hallway with stairs to first floor sitting room and kitchen, and doors to garage and:


WC, basin.

Games room

sofa, Smart TV, football table.

Sitting/dining room

sofa, Smart TV, dining table and four chairs, door to balcony with bistro table and two chairs, sea views.


electric oven, hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, door leading to rear access. First floor landing with stairs to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

zip and link (twin or king size).

Family bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.


washing machine, tumble dryer, storage for surf boards and bikes.

Additional information

gas central heating, set over three floors and down a steep hill, so may not be suitable for those with mobility issues. Parking for a small/medium car at front of the property, for larger vehicles free parking may be available on Chywoone Hill, WiFi, one small/medium dog welcome, short breaks available.


A lovely place to stay especially if you're on a course at Newlyn Art School. Great view, comfortable beds, good shower, nice kitchen with the right equipment.
Lots of good places to eat near by.

March 2024

Amazing views from the lounge and bedroom, the football table room with TV was favoured by my two children! If staying with a dog, one particularly nice and safe 'off the lead' dog walk about 10 minutes drive away at Trevaylor Woods, has a river for the doggie and lots of tree swings for the kids! The walk from Newlyn to Mousehole was stunning. Favourite pub in Newlyn Fishermans Arms although food is on the pricey side (kids meals reasonable).

August 2023

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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.

TBC 2025

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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.

A lovely place to stay especially if you're on a course at Newlyn Art School. Great view, comfortable beds, good shower, nice kitchen with the right equipment.
Lots of good places to eat near by.

Lovely & spacious- clean and well outfitted. Beautiful views as shown in pics. Easy walk into Newlyn.. or Penzance.. The hill's a workout if walking back!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. Porth Gwelva is perched above Newlyn, making the most of those views overlooking the bay. As you rightly say, it involves an uphill walk back up to the property after a day in the town or exploring some of the sites in and around Newlyn, Mousehole and Penzance, so some may prefer to opt for a bus or taxi ride back if you don't fancy driving or walking. If you do walk though, we are sure you will agree that the scenery along the way certainly makes it worthwhile. We look forward to welcoming you back again! Phoebe, Customer Services

Amazing views from the lounge and bedroom, the football table room with TV was favoured by my two children! If staying with a dog, one particularly nice and safe 'off the lead' dog walk about 10 minutes drive away at Trevaylor Woods, has a river for the doggie and lots of tree swings for the kids! The walk from Newlyn to Mousehole was stunning. Favourite pub in Newlyn Fishermans Arms although food is on the pricey side (kids meals reasonable).

Porth Gwelva was a great place to stay, newly decorated, great location with walking distance to great restaurants in newlyn and close to Penzance for a good walk along the pier.

This accomodation was offered to us due to a problem with our original booking ... it far exceeded our expectations... the view is fantastic ... a delight to see from bedroom and living area ... the place was clean and fresh ... a brilliantly equipped kitchen and thoughtful touches... like clingfilm ,foil ,oil salt and pepper ... we love Newlyn

A comfortable, beautifully presented property with great views of Newlyn Harbour and Mount's Bay.

Super stay, great location. House has everything needed for a lovely break!

Porth Gwelva is a lovely property. Very clean and beds were very comfortable. We struggled to find it at first but only because we hadn't read the instructions properly so went down the wrong street! There was a boxed cream tea waiting for us on our arrival which was very nice and thoughtful. Lovely view from the living room and balcony. Would recommend this property.

A wonderful stay at this property - excellent location and great views across the harbour. The kitchen is really well-equipped. Everything was immaculate. We will definitely be back!

We’ve just enjoyed a fantastic week at Porth Gwelva. It’s very clean and well equipped. From the back of the house, we enjoyed the beautiful views across the harbour and watched the fishing boats for hours. Although it’s just a short walk down the hill into Newlyn, the walk back may challenge some but as parking can be tricky, it’s definitely worth it. There are lovely walks from the house either to Penzance or to Mousehole and so many great places to visit nearby in the car. We tried to ‘shop local’ while we were there. We can recommend Trelawney for fresh fish, the butchers - lovely sausages, Lewis’ Fish & Chips and the Duke Street Cafe was fabulous. The service from Aspects Holidays also deserves a mention as it was second to none. We hope to book Porth Gwelva again next year.

Very beautiful property and we will definitely book again from aspect. Happy customer. ??

Fabulous stay can’t fault it

Fantastic Property, warm comfortable and has everything you could need. Great position and parking available, which in Newlyn is a major plus. We loved this place

Porth Gwelva is a lovely property overlooking Newlyn harbour, it has great sea views and is only a five minute walk to the centre of town.

The property itself is nice and modern with all the mod cons, we as a family especially liked the table football in the games room on the ground floor.

We will definitely be returning

Lovely cosy house with great sea views towards Mounts Bay.

A beautiful, exceptionally clean property with stunning views and the bonus of a parking space. Friendly neighbours. Easy to walk to both Mousehole and Penzance from here.

Excellent stay in a fabulous property!

Really enjoyed our stay at Porth Gwelva. It was spacious and comfortable with a wonderful view. Great to have parking but do make sure you only have a small to medium size car!

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It was great to hear how much you enjoyed Porth Gwelva. Parking is quite limited in Newlyn, so to have parking right outside is a huge bonus of this property. It is only suitable for a small to medium car though, so we try to make that as clear as possible in the description and hope that this was what you were expecting. Tanya, Customer Services

Absolutely fantastic place to stay. Lovely and clean with a fantastic view. Would highly recommend.

Porth Gwelva was a very clean and comfortable house to base ourselves. It had a great view of Newlyn Bay and we spent several evenings on the balcony with a bottle of wine. Great base from which to visit Sennon Cove, Hayle, St. Ives, Mawgan Porth and several other fantastic beaches. Nice to walk to Penzance.... Great food at The Navy Inn and The Dolphin Inn. Newlyn has a quirky charm to it. Would definitely stay again.

Just back from a week in Porth Gwelva, Newlyn. What a great house! Beautifully furnished. No expense spared. Kitchen so well equipped. The views from the balcony, lounge and front bedroom are wonderful. Parking space outside the house a real asset in Newlyn. Would definitely recommend this property and hope to return. 5 Star!