Chirgwin Cottage

Newlyn near Penzance, Cornwall (Ref. 4077)

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Cottage features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
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The property

A really cosy 17th century fisherman's cottage, right beside the 12th Century harbour at Newlyn, between Penzance and Mousehole. This Newlyn cottage is full of charm and character, with sloping floors, exposed beams, original stone fireplace and low ceilings. From the warmth of this Newlyn cottage, you can sit watching the busy harbour with St Michael's Mount in the distance, or read about the Newlyn artists and fishermen of bygone days. Leaving this Newlyn cottage behind, you can explore the harbour on foot, or go further afield and visit the Penlee House Gallery & Museum in Penzance, or the many attractions in the area including Land's End, St Ives and St Michael's Mount, all a short distance from your Newlyn cottage. The outdoor Minack Theatre perched on the side of the cliff with the sea as a spectacular backdrop is a must see. Your Newlyn cottage provides an excellent base for exploring the rich heritage of Cornwall by public transport or car.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with gas AGA and dining area. First floor sitting room with spectacular views over the harbour across Mounts Bay to St Michael's Mount.


Gas central heating. Gas AGA, microwave, fridge, small freezer, washing machine, TV, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Fixed stairgate. Free designated parking space in private area of public car park 100 yards from property. Shared rear courtyard with private garden area and covered area with furniture in the cottage's old net loft. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: Front door to property is in a covered alleyway, which leads directly onto the road.

About the location


Penzance 1 mile.

Nestled next to Penzance, and although still a quaint village in its own right, Newlyn is actually the third largest fishing port in England, and an important Port of Refuge for all sea baring craft. It is unusual in that visitors can still watch the landing and auctioning of fish at the market, as many families have for centuries before. This Cornish village is clustered around the harbour, with its historic 800 year old quay (the Mayflower actually left for America from this quay, not Plymouth) curling around a few small boats on the western side. Famous for the Newlyn school of Art and Newlyn Copper, the Cornwall Coastal Path passes through the village, as does the level Mousehole to Marazion cycle path. An abundance of wildlife and flora can be enjoyed along both, with basking sharks, dolphins and grey seals often seen. The Cornish coast is renowned for surfing, and Penwith offers some splendid beaches on which to enjoy this sport as well as surf fishing for sea bass. Mounts Bay also offers a wealth of opportunity for watersports enthusiasts as well as giving visitors an opportunity to relax and unwind in beautiful surroundings.

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