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Primrose Cottage

£403 - £1060 per week

As the sun rises across the bay, draw back the bedroom curtains to spot the silhouettes of the early morning fishing boats, setting sail against the fiery ambers of a morning sunrise. With views across to St Michael's Mount and beyond from the sitting room and sea views from both bedrooms, Primrose Cottage is located in a perfect spot to enjoy hours simply gazing at the ever-changing landscape. On the chillier days, spend cosy evenings snuggled up in front of the fire, with a glass of chilled wine in hand, sharing stories and making plans. Located on the outskirts of the charming, busy fishing port of Newlyn, a leisurely walk from the cottage will take you to the harbour and its several fishmongers, where the finest fresh fish can be purchased straight from the boats, to prepare delectable suppers at home. Venture east from the cottage for a pleasurable walk alongside the sea and stumble across the picturesque village of Mousehole, with it’s sandy harbour beach and the highly acclaimed 2 Fore Street Restaurant, or take the coastal path further to the beautiful Lamorna Cove.

You won’t have to walk too far from Primrose Cottage to sample some of Newlyn's finest cuisine and local bars. Choose from Argoe restaurant located on the waters edge with its intuitive menu, the very popular Mackerel Sky for delicious fish tapas or enjoy the Mediterranean menu at The Bridge with the warmest hospitality. A Medieval themed Meadery serves mouth-watering chicken or should you choose to keep things simple, grab fish and chips and enjoy the sea views sitting on the green next to Newlyn Art Gallery. A trip to Jelberts ice cream shop is a must and with an independent cinema, bakers, cheese shop, greengrocers and supermarket, you could almost say Newlyn has it all. If an afternoon tipple is the order of the day, leave the car behind and take the bus which conveniently stops outside the cottage, to explore beyond Newlyn into Penzance and further on into Marazion. With so many glorious sandy beaches a short drive away, Sennen Cove, Porthcurno, Pedn Vounder or Praa Sands, which ones will you choose to visit to make the happiest of holiday memories?

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1


Bedroom 2



via three external stone steps to door leading into:

Kitchen/dining area

via two steps; electric oven, gas hob, fridge with ice box, washing machine, sea glimpses, two stools, door leading to small courtyard, dining table, four chairs and door leading to:

Sitting room

via two steps, sofa, two chairs, wood burning effect gas fire, Smart TV, sea views, stairs to first floor landing and doors leading to:

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views.


bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

three steps, double bed, sea views.


chair, hanging space for wetsuits.

Outside area

picnic bench and table, sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, due to several internal stairs the property may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility, to the front there are two polytunnels which partially obsure the view, located on the road leading from Newlyn to Mousehole, some traffic noise may be experienced. Outside area is a small natural grassed space located roadside opposite the cottage, parking for one small/medium size car on grassed area, WiFi, short breaks available.


This lovely, well-equipped property is in an ideal location for exploring this part of Cornwall.

April 2024

Had a great time. cosy cottage , very warm. great views. A bonus having parking.

March 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.

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.

This lovely, well-equipped property is in an ideal location for exploring this part of Cornwall.

Had a great time. cosy cottage , very warm. great views. A bonus having parking.

Already booked for next year.

First time to Primrose Cottage, and would not hesitate to go back again.
Very comfortable, with lovely views, and the added bonus of a picnic table and benches across the road from the cottage next to the parking slot, where you could chill with a book and a drink and watch the fishing boats going in and out. Very well equipped in the kitchen, with the added bonus of a radio. Nice walk into Penzance along the front, and also into Mousehole which has a very pretty small harbour. As previously mentioned there is a bus stop across from the cottage, which offers an excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Newlyn.

Lovely cottage with nice art ! Beautiful views and kids loved it. Comfortably furnished with everything you need and parking. Ideal for visiting local beaches and Penzance.

Great location with a bus stop and a frequent service near the entrance. We appreciated the designated car park space. Familiarise yourself with the bus routes, which service all the tourist landmarks, and you will not need to use your car. We had a round trip of over 800 miles, Primrose Cottage and West Cornwall did not disappoint and made for a very enjoyable and memorable holiday.

In general a very relaxing place to stay and with good views. Some of the traffic for me was a problem as many do not keep to the speed limit by any means. Cottage well renovated with some good features. Good for car free travel as buses are exceptional around the area.

Beautiful property in an ideal location for exploring this part of Cornwall either by bus or on foot. Well equipped and comfortable cottage. Plenty of places to eat locally. We will definitely be returning to Primrose Cottage in the near future.

Primrose Cottage is a lovely, traditional granite cottage in Newlyn with a stunning view of St Michaels Mount. It is beautiful inside, and had everything we needed for our stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Primrose Cottage. It was warm and cosy and despite being on the road we didn’t notice any traffic noise at all. The bus stop - for both directions - was just outside. Great restaurants within walking distance or short bus ride. We would happily return to primrose cottage - probably at similar time of year. November. Aspect holidays were very available and helpful when we needed them.

Excellent cottage to stay in for a week. Perfect for enjoying the delights of Newlyn and the area and you get a wonderful sea view.

Lovely as ever. Stayed a number of times now. Great cottage and location.

A beautiful snug Cornish cottage, of its time, but brought up to date for modern dwellers. The view across Mount Bay was mesmerising (far better than the tv!) and the walks into Newlyn and Mousehole were wonderful. (Check out the back streets of Newlyn - they're fabulous) Bus service into Mousehole and Penzance excellent, and don't forget your crab sandwiches from Stevensons. We had a superb holiday.

Great sea views & nice location.

Wonderful place to stay. Bus service really good .mousehole and penzance work a visit .

Gorgeous cute little cottage creates a lovely atmosphere whether the sun is out or not. Great access to shops & eateries in Newlyn & if you want to burn off a few more cream teas and calories the beautiful little harbour of Mousehole is a nice 20 minute walk with spectacular views on the way. A very conducive little holiday spot.

Had a great holiday in Newlyn, great situation for visiting many places. Best crab sandwiches at Stephensons fish shop opposite fish market. Great views

Primrose Cottage has been tastefully renovated and has artwork depicting local scenes. Both double beds are very comfy. The maps and books left for visitors were very useful as well as the tips on good places to eat nearby.
The local fish shops across from the fish market in Newlyn have plenty of fish if you want to do some cooking for yourselves. Staff in the local Co-op are very friendly and it's open until late at night. If you've come by car, there's reserved parking opposite the cottage across the road. Mousehole is a pleasant walk away. You can take a path which avoids the road and then comes out onto a wide footpath away from the traffic.
The Penzance-Mousehole bus stops outside the cottage and will take you to the station in Penzance.

A great cottage to chill out in….very comfortable and well equipped. Excellent location for loads of walks, buses and great restaurants. We will return in the autumn!

Primrose cottage is a lovely little place, just right for four people. Although it faces onto a road it's not busy and nice and quiet.

Newlyn is a great place to stay as it's easy walking to Penzance and Mousehole but Newlyn has everything you need.