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The Secret Cottage Newlyn

£365 - £852 per week
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The Secret Cottage is a very charming grade II listed fisherman's cottage tucked away in an elevated, traffic-free location overlooking the fishing port of Newlyn. This cute Cornish cottage comfortably sleeps four, so is perfect for a small family or couples wanting just that extra bit of space.

Wander through the many quaint streets and cobbled courtyards of the village lined with fishermen's cottages, and sample the produce in the traditional inns and restaurants. The neighbouring town of Penzance offers a hive of activity and entertainment with attractions galore. Drive a few miles around the coast to Marazion with its long stretch of beach and let the kids explore the many rock pools. Undeniably one of the most eye-catching landmarks, St Michaels Mount is connected by a narrow causeway which can be reached by foot at low water or ferry at high tide an absolute must-see whilst staying in this gorgeous part of West Cornwall.

Entrance

small porch into kitchen/dining area, door through to sitting room and stairs up to first floor.

Kitchen/dining area

range cooker, fridge with freezer compartment, table and seating for four, sea views, stairs up to first floor.

Sitting room

sofa, two armchairs, woodburner, TV, door through to:

Sunroom

table and two chairs:

Bedroom 1

double bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

two single beds.

Utility area

washing machine, door through to:

Shower room

enclosed shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

to the front of the property there is a small bench.

Additional information

gas central heating throughout, due to the very narrow Cornish stairs this property may not be suited for those with mobility issues or the elderly. Regrettably, there is no room in either bedroom for a travel cot, WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

A delightful, well appointed and cosy cottage with easy access to the coastal paths and Newlyn's amenities.

November 2019

Second visit to the secret cottage just as beautiful as we remembered another fantastic holiday

March 2019

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2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb365
16 February377
23 Feb - 30 Mar365
6 Apr - 13 Apr475
20 April465
27 April406
4 May - 18 May459
25 May707
1 Jun - 8 Jun552
15 Jun - 22 Jun594
29 June667
6 July701
13 July713
20 July792
27 Jul - 24 Aug852
31 Aug - 7 Sep565
14 September539
21 September418
28 Sep - 12 Oct414
19 October468
26 October468
2 Nov - 14 Dec365
21 December520
28 Dec - 31 Dec662

2020

1 Jan - 8 Feb373
15 February384
22 Feb - 21 Mar373
28 March414
4 Apr - 11 Apr484
18 Apr - 25 Apr414
2 May450
9 May - 16 May468
23 May721
30 May542
6 June563
13 Jun - 20 Jun606
27 June681
4 July715
11 July728
18 July808
25 Jul - 22 Aug869
29 August606
5 September576
12 September529
19 September426
26 Sep - 10 Oct422
17 October431
24 October477
31 Oct - 12 Dec373
19 December531
26 Dec - 31 Dec675
 

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. 

Events

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 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.

22nd - 23rd 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. 

30th November - 1st December 2019

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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. 

14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

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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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

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.

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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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 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

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 2020

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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 delightful, well appointed and cosy cottage with easy access to the coastal paths and Newlyn's amenities.

2 days ago

Second visit to the secret cottage just as beautiful as we remembered another fantastic holiday

Mar 2019

Quaint cottage with beautiful furnishings. The beds were very comfortable. We could see the harbour from the kitchen and master bedroom windows. Great location with good pubs/restaurants/cafe in the village. Easy walks to Penance and Mousehole for evening meals.

Nov 2017

We had a lovely stay at the Secret Cottage and look forward to a return visit asap.

Oct 2017

Perfect. Very sad to leave after a fabulous holiday

Oct 2017

A beautiful cottage with all mod cons and lots of lovely decorative touches. The cream tea and welcome note on arrival was a really nice gesture.

Sep 2017

We liked the Cottage very much, although it wasn't easy to find - it's really a Secret Cottage! The Equipment was really lovely and we found everything, we needed. A very nice gesture was the Cream Tea, when we arrived. Thank's very much for a very relaxed week in Newlyn.

Sep 2017

Absolutely charming cottage, tastefully decorated and with the real feeling of being in a Cornish fishing village. Gorgeous location. Great shower, great view from the bedroom and fantastic kitchen equipment.

Aug 2017