Kay Fin

Newlyn near Penzance, Cornwall (Ref. 921471)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Beautifully located overlooking historic Newlyn Harbour and Mounts Bay, this historic end-terraced cottage set by the sea is bursting with character.

After parking right opposite the cottage in your own private space (a rarity in Newlyn), enter the property and you will immediately enjoy the homely, spacious, comfortable feel that exudes throughout.

Step into the large dining and kitchen area, decorated with an eclectic mix of nautical and fishing mementos and prints of bygone times, for which Newlyn has long been associated.

The multi-fuel stove adds to the character of this charming cottage and provides warmth for those cooler evenings following a breezy day by the sea.

Upstairs, the sitting room is dominated by the stunning views that stretch across the harbour and bay to St Michaels Mount in the distance.

It would be easy to while away many hours here simply gazing out to sea, where you may be lucky enough to spot the harbour's resident seal or even a pod of dolphins, which often swim into the bay.

If you can tear yourself away from the view, a home entertainment package is provided for you with Sky and BT Sport channels as well as a Denon sound bar.

There are two delightfully-furnished bedrooms, both benefiting from en-suite facilities.

Whilst typical of this style of cottage there is no garden, however right next door is a small public green area with benches overlooking the harbour, the perfect spot to sit before dinner, which may be provided by one of the excellent fish shops, selling the days catch, located within a few minutes’ walk, or pick a live crab or lobster for your lunch from the holding tanks just 200 yards from the cottage.

Rise early to see the sun dawning and watch the catch being landed on the harbour, before heading to the market where you can see it being sold to buyers throughout Europe before a coffee or fry-up in the cafe opposite.

Take a tour along the South West Coast Path, which lies on the doorstep, opening up many miles of beautiful coastal scenery to explore by foot, or why not try your hand at fishing off the North Pier or crabbing on the Old Quay in front of the cottage?

Fishing rods, all tackle and tips are provided by the owner.

The level Mousehole to Marazion cycle path (one small hill and very child-friendly) which hugs the coastline of Mounts Bay also passes right in front of the cottage (bike hire available locally).

Within 10 miles, and therefore easily accessible for a day trip, are Land’s End, Sennen Cove and St Ives (a great coastal train journey) as well as the smaller intimate coves of West Cornwall to discover.

With so much to see and do, this wonderful cottage will provide you with a holiday you will never forget.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite corner bath, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area, multi-fuel stove and Range cooker. First floor sitting room with gas multi fuel-effect stove.


  • Electric convector heaters with multi-fuel stove and gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, HD TV with basic Sky and BT Sport, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and one bag of logs for stove inc. in rent (additional logs available in village shop 50 yards)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated parking space for 1 car in small private car park directly opposite cottage
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 min walk
  • Note: WiFi is BT Superfast Internet
  • Note: Fishing permit required for fishing off Newlyn North pier
  • No permit required for beach fishing (2 mins walk)
  • Fishing rods, tackle and crabbing lines available in cottage for guest use.

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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