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Sykes House Newlyn

£365 - £852 per week

With amazing views across the harbour and Mount's Bay, Sykes House is a characterful cottage standing high above the ancient fishing port of Newlyn, situated between Penzance and Mousehole and overlooking the iconic St Michael's Mount. Originally occupied by a well-known local artist, John Gutteridge Sykes, the property enjoys stunning views from almost every window no matter what the weather is doing or the time of year. Sykes House offers spacious accommodation set over three floors and nearby parking makes it the perfect bolthole for two people, or a small family to enjoy this wonderful corner of West Cornwall.

Just a short walk into the village is the bustling working harbour of Newlyn offering a taste of real Cornwall with its wonderful daily selection of fresh fish, galleries, butchers, local cheese shop, greengrocers, and bakers along with an impressive number of eating houses, pubs and the very popular Newlyn Filmhouse. The idyllic village of Mousehole is within easy walking distance and a short drive away are some of Cornwall's most picturesque beaches. After a day's exploring, retreat back to Sykes House and enjoy a relaxed al fresco supper on the patio with nothing but a bottle of wine on the agenda.


front door into small hallway with doors off to sitting room, reading room and study. Stairs up to bedrooms and bathroom, stairs down to kitchen and outside area.

Sitting room

two seater sofa, armchair, chair, TV, decorative fireplace, sea views, Blu-ray player.

Reading room

two large bean bags, small snuggle sofa, sea views.


armchair, desk, chair, decorative fireplace.

Kitchen/dining area

dining area with table and six chairs, electric oven and halogen hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine, door to patio garden, sea views.

Bedroom 1

king size double bed.

Bedroom 2

single bed.

Bedroom 3

single bed, sea views.


roll top bath, shower cubicle, WC, basin, sea views.

Outside area

paved patio garden with table and four chairs, terrace with bench, outside WC, sea views.

Additional information

gas central heating, due to steep stairs it may not be suitable for those with limited mobility, WiFi, short breaks available.


Great house - lots of rooms meant space for everyone for different activities. Beautifully decorated with amazing views to the harbour. Felt v peaceful. Lovely to walk down and up! to the village using different routes. Newlyn is a great mixture of real working village but also good restaurants, shops and the cinema is a real treat. Easy access to surrounding beaches and towns. Would rent this house again

May 2019

A nice cottage in Newlyn, a great location, lovely views over the harbour to St Michael Mount.

October 2018

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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

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 2019 

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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 2019

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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.

TBC 23rd - 24th November 2019

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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. 

TBC 1st - 2nd December 2019

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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. 

TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)

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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. 

15th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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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.

TBC 21st December 2019

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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.

TBC 23rd December 2019

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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 2019

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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.

4th February 2020

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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.

TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020

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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 2020

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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.

27th April 2020

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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.

10th - 12th May 2020

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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!

21st - 30th June 2020

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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.

3rd - 6th July 2020

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

25th - 27th July 2020

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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!

8th August 2020

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Newlyn Fish Festival

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.

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 26th August 2020

What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Fabulous! Stunning property and views. Great location. Bus stop a one minute walk away connecting to Penzance for bus and rail links. We did only use this once when we planned a day in St. Ives and didn't want to use the car but it does mean you could stay at Sykes House even if you don't have own transport as you can get around the whole area very easily. In the opposite direction the bus takes you to Mousehole, a must (we made a circular walk to and from but if you are unable you can still get there easily). Highlights: St Michael's Mount- great day out.. Minack and Porth Curno beach! Lizard Point. Walk around the Promenade into Penzance. Not to forget Newlyn itself, which we loved. We became regulars at The Red Lion, at the bottom of the lane, calling in for food and a drink after long days out,. Hidden, sunny garden , great food, friendly locals. Our only downside was on arrival and trying to unpack the car. It appeared that wherever we tried to 'park' for this short period we were always in someone's way. One lady was very rude even though my partner immediately got in our car to move it out of her way. Nothing that can be done about this as the road is narrow with nowhere to pull off to enable unpacking. Just was a bit annoying after a 420 mile drive in 30 degree heat! You just have to be quick! Parking in the allocated car park down by the Harbour was no problem and only a very short walk when we did want to use the car. Would definately like to return. It really was a great holiday and experience. Sykes House has everything you need and is a very special place, we didn't want to leave.

1 month ago

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your lovely feedback. It sounds like you had an amazing time at Sykes House, and exploring this very beautiful part of the county! We are so sorry to hear that it was a bit stressful trying to unload your car. Part of Newlyn's charm, being an old fishing village, with little quirky, narrow streets, can make it a bit challenging for pulling up outside properties, and for parking. Fortunately Sykes House has parking included just a short distance from the property, but with the property itself being down one of these narrow streets, it is not ideal to pull up and unload outside if there is traffic following. We advise that you can briefly pull into one of the parking spaces just before the property, if available. However, with them being in demand and not allocated to the property, it may not be possible to pull in there, especially at busier times of the year. We have now added some extra details to the arrival information to try and help explain the parking a little better and prepare guests a little more for what to expect. We are so sorry to hear that someone had been very rude while you were pulling up and trying to unload; it isn't feedback that we usually receive from guests that have stayed there, so hopefully it was a bit of a one off situation. Thanks again for your feedback and we hope that we will see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Great house - lots of rooms meant space for everyone for different activities. Beautifully decorated with amazing views to the harbour. Felt v peaceful. Lovely to walk down and up! to the village using different routes. Newlyn is a great mixture of real working village but also good restaurants, shops and the cinema is a real treat. Easy access to surrounding beaches and towns. Would rent this house again

May 2019

A nice cottage in Newlyn, a great location, lovely views over the harbour to St Michael Mount.

Oct 2018

A lovely property, elegantly furnished and with fantastic views of Newlyn harbour. Would highly recommend!

Aug 2018

Sykes House surpassed our expectations in so many ways. The harbour views are magical and the painting in the reading room by previous owner Dorcie Sykes is a beautiful touch. The greatest strength of this property is the harbour view which you can see from six windows over three floors so that it really becomes part of your experience of the house.

It is perfectly located for visiting Mousehole but really practical for a family with more pubs/restaurants to choose from and the Co-op open seven days a week. You can walk to Mousehole in 35 minutes or drive there in a few minutes so my children still got to visit the beach they love.

We can't wait to come back now that we have found Sykes House!

Aug 2017

Great location. Wonderful views. Comfortably and nice furniture; nice pictures etc. Homely feeling. Very near bus stop.

Aug 2016

A comfortable, well equipped place with some really nice features. And the views from the windows are a delight.

Aug 2016

Beautiful cottage in a great location, lovely views over the harbour.

Mar 2016

I was impressed with the quality of the furnishings, it really did feel like staying in someone's home! It had obviously been decorated with a lot of love and care, and it was a joy to come back to after a days exploring!

Oct 2015

Clean comfortable well equipped with fantastic views

Sep 2015

Beautifally decorated, comfortable beds, everything that was needed was available

Sep 2015

Great location to explore the far end of the country. Fantastic views from all 3 floors over the harbour and over to Michaels mount. Great facilities in the house. Would happily stay here again.

Jun 2015