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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "We were on motorbikes and it was totally unsuitable due to the insanely steep and slippery roads to access the property."

    Would not have booked if this was even suggested in the write up. No curtains in the top room to stop the sun waking you up at first light. The back door key does not work properly you have to fiddle with the lock to get it working. Check in at 5pm is a bit late and then 9am checkout with cleaner arriving at 8.15am a bit much, as it wasn’t a cheap rental. Nothing was open not even the Fisherman's Rest, still being advertised on website as open 24 hrs, in the morning. Nowhere for breakfast , not really a holiday destination, thank goodness for the Co op. The hill back up to the cottage is a killer, not mentioned for anyone with any mobility issues, which we did have. Best bit was the superb view from the cottage of the harbour.

    Reviewed by Adrian2.5May 2024

  • "Everything was great,we felt the carpets could maybe do with a bit of a shampoo."

    Reviewed by Angela4.4Apr 2024

  • "Great stay, loves the home, shame about 9am check out, that's too early"

    Reviewed by Sophie4.7Feb 2024

  • "This is a very special place to stay."

    We found it very homely and spacious. Loved the views from all 3 floors. We got to enjoy the attic balcony several times for a cuppa. The views over the harbour are stunning. You could sit for hours watching the fishermen and their boats. Can I recommend a bird feeder out in the garden outside the lounge.

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Sadly our stay was spoiled by the lack of cleanliness, unhygienic state of the bathroom, medication"

    Reviewed by Carolyn2.2Dec 2023

  • "Lovely views , lots of hot water, comfortable beds, top bedroom has a great balcony."

    Not really dog friendly as the courtyard although it stated "enclosed" was not. Between us & next door was an open gateway so dogs can go straight into the other gardens. Neighbour was lovely & let us block it with a couple of metal chairs but not ideal. Otherwise a great cottage & very nice holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue4.1Apr 2023

  • "The only thing was no tumble drier and being winter months really needed one but house was lovely and warm so washing did dry on airer ."

    Beautiful views lovely and comfortable I will definitely book this cottage again

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was a wonderful experience for the 4 of us!"

    An amazing time in a gorgeous town and cottage. Thank you for the memories! Mark & Claudia from Nottingham Bruce & Stella Morris from McKinney, Texas

    Reviewed by Bruce4.4Nov 2022

  • "Kitchen pots and pans a little grim !"

    We did find the better ones then used those Oven dials all faded so unable to set temperatures but we managed ok Sky access -best to inform users that the doors beneath the tv need to be left open to use Could not get the radio to work in the kitchen either Balcony room double bed has an extremely soft mattress and gave us back ache The lights weirdly flashed on and off too indicating electrics are unstable maybe ? Loved being in that room though for the door and balcony view Lovely quirky cottage though and the parking space invaluable

    Reviewed by Gillian2.5Mar 2022

  • "Although everything is there, all very tired."

    The bunk beds were meant to be adult, but our 17 and 27 year old were very uncomfortable.There were no curtains in this room. The shower needs sorting, the heating goes off at night, and although there were instructions it was complicated to change. There were six seats in the lounge but not room for 6 adults. We cooked at home but to prepare or cut anything you would be better to use the handles of the knives. The parking was not good for a large vehicle and it was £70 for parking down the road which was not ideal for us as we had elderly parents with us and the hills were to much. The house was clean and there was plenty of towels. The view was stunning.

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Dec 2021

  • "Would have been nice to have had some curtains in the top bedroom and would have been really helpful if the curtains in the 1st floor double bedroom fitted!"

    ! Lovely to get home and be able to sleep!

    Reviewed by Terry1.9Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely time in this beautiful 250 year old cottage and we especially loved the views from our balcony every morning."

    This was a great base for us to explore Cornwall and we were able to see so much. Highly recommend Tintagel and St Michael’s Mount, and if you don’t mind a bit of uphill walking then head out to St Nectans Falls for nature at its finest.

    Reviewed by Bekki5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with spectacular views."

    As you’d expect from a old property it had a few quirks but nothing significant.

    Reviewed by Sophie4.4Jun 2021

  • "The position of this cottage with the views are exceptional, the layout of the ..."

    The position of this cottage with the views are exceptional, the layout of the cottage is fine what let’s this cottage down is maintenance , cobwebs ,dusty edge on tiles in bathroom ,dust on lots of areas around house ,loose washing machine door which would not close ,fraid net curtains ,stained bedroom blinds ,loose and broken tiles on balcony causing dampness to bedroom ceiling below , toilet flush handle not fitted properly hanging down ,toilet role bracket hanging off , both plugs in bathroom not fitted , tired kitchen work top with stained marks ,most door handles not fitted properly ,if these jobs were done during lockdown this would make all the difference after waiting so long to comedown to Cornwall and having to pay extra we did not really get value for the money paid

    Reviewed by Andrew2.8Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Quaint fisherman's cottage with a modern touch but keeping in line with the fact it's a 250 years old cottage. The views, what can we say, just outstanding. View over the harbour and penzance and St Michaels Mount. The cottage has its own parking space which is brilliant. Parking is not great around there. The roads are very narrow. We loved every bit of our holiday. Cottage has central heating. Combi boiler so instant hot water. Sky TV. Wifi. And a lovely kitchen.

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Aug 2020

  • "The arrival time at the cottage was delayed apparently due to extra covid cleaning."

    ..I doubt any cleaning was ever done. Rubbish under all the beds, including ibuprofen which my children could have got hold of. I cleaned the banister and the wipes were black. No light in upstairs hall working. Lamps in the house not working, Bleach stains on the towels. Broken and loose glass in the bathroom door. Rusty and dirty handles on kitchen cupboards, rusty microwave, dirty fridge seals, table grimey and sticky. Huge cracks near front door. Peeling paint in bunk bed room. List is endless....I have photos and videos for proof. This property is not a 4 star. We were so disappointed we left early.

    Reviewed by Deborah1.3Aug 2020

  • "We felt very comfotable in this charmy old cottage."

    Everything was decorated with love (not like a hotel-room - it was a home). There was a fantastic view out of the living-room, out of the bedroom in first floor (you are able to watch the harbour lying in the bed) and from the little balcony in the second floor. Penzance is next to Newlyn and you are able to walk to the stores there (a Lidl-Market is nearby). We had one week in Kittiwake and traveled for example one day by car to St.Michael Mount, another day to Land's End, one day to nice St. Ives, walked a day 4 miles on the coastel path from Lizard Point to beautiful coves had a longer tour into the Dartmoor (quite nice meeting Dartmoor-Ponys at Hayes Rock) and time ran too fast and we were sad to have to say goodbye.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2019

  • "Amazing trip and fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Raphael5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, well located and had fantastic views."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Jul 2019

  • "Super cottage, parking place a bonus, plenty of things to do out and about without going too far, Very quiet location"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Lovely views from all front facing windows, up a very steep hill too, hence the views over the harbour."

    Lovely home from Home cottage.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Oct 2018

  • "This is a great cottage with very nice sea views and everything you need for a good holiday."

    The parking space is easy to get in and out of and we were pleased to find that it is the perfect size for our Mini Cooper.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Sep 2018

  • "The one bathroom in the cottage was not at all adequate."

    The shower was just a little drip and needs modernising. The kitchen was big and modern. The bedrooms were all adequate with the 2 main rooms having great views. These however, did have signs of damp. It states that towels are provided but one towel per adult and a tiny towel per child is not enough for a week so I would advise to take your own. Hardly any of the doorknobs in the cottage work and the glass on the bathroom door is see through. Now to the parking....there is as stated, a parking space. If you can get to it through the parked cars on the very thin hill. We had to leave the car out on the hill and take our chances 1 night as it was impossible to get to the cottage. On arrival the cottage smelt of damp and there were many spider webs. If the bathroom was modernised and the place was given a good clean and maintained a bit more it would be better. The potential is there. As it is at the moment it's overpriced in my opinion...

    Reviewed by Gail2.5Aug 2018

  • "The description regarding the parking space in the initial advert stated “parking for one car” however once we had paid and then given further details, this parking space turned into “for small vehicles only."

    There is a car park some distance away at a further cost of £5.60 per day” I contacted Sykes with my concerns on two occasions and had no response to either. I ended up contacting the owner direct (and was still vague) as to wether our car would fit. The parking space was a definite attraction for this area as we know it to be limited on the road. A few niggles included no tin opener, sky remote didn’t work, tiny courtyard as a thoroughfare so outside enjoyment of bbq not possible and lastly visited in the kitchen by mice on the worktop/ droppings (when we were out) I did leave a note itemising these observations when we left. These are all fairly minor but disappointing in a 4star property.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Jul 2018

  • "Kittiwake is a beautiful spacious cottage, very comfortably furnished, beautifully presented, with every possible convenience, the view from the top bedroom balcony is stunning and the owner was really helpful."

    Lots of local information on taxi's, pub's and local eateries are provided by the owner in the house manual. Newlyn has a stunning working harbour and quality shops for all the basics - fabulous fish, a great butcher, and baker as well as a co-op supermarket. I think the details online when booking should mention the 1 in 3 hills up from the harbour, and that the cottage access is not suitable for anybody with limited mobility and without a small car. That said we loved the cottage and Newlyn itself.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a very enjoyable holiday however felt the cottage was a little overpriced ..."

    We had a very enjoyable holiday however felt the cottage was a little overpriced due to washing machine not stable ,beds soft , master bedroom damp

    Reviewed by Susan2.8May 2018

  • "Another stay at Kittiwake has been as enjoyable as previous visits."

    It is as comfortable a cottage as you could wish to spend a few rainy days in, and on the sunny day? Afternoon tea on the terrace! overlooking one of the best views in Cornwall across Mounts bay to St Michael's Mount with the busy harbour below.

    Reviewed by David4.8Jan 2018

  • "There is a damp issue with the property."

    Would not have booked it if we'd known as I'm currently ill with a respiratory problem.

    Reviewed by Graham3.5Dec 2017

  • "Kittiwake is a wonderful cottage over three floors with fantastic views of Newlyn harbour and Mounts Bay beyond."

    It was well equipped, warm and the adjacent parking space was a boon given the limited local road parking. The local area is quaint and interesting - great for wandering and exploring. The instructions and guidance given by the owner were excellent and important to take notice off re access. We would return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Gary4.6Dec 2017

  • "Well maintained and well managed."

    Great location, offroad parking a major bonus, would happily stay again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2017

  • "Excellent cottage great location"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, extremely well equipped, and overall a delightful place in which to stay."

    Reviewed by Gwynedd5.0Oct 2016

  • "Just that the hill is very steep and no ideal for all"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second floor double with balcony, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric coal-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Sky Sports, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking nearby
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Check-in time 5pm
  • Note: There is shared access to 3 other properties on the terrace to the front and rear of Kittiwake.

The property

Proudly sat overlooking Newlyn Harbour and Mounts Bay, Kittiwake is a wonderful end-terrace cottage with beautiful sea views and is the ideal base for touring this stunning south west corner of Cornwall.

Parking right next to the cottage, you enter into the sitting room, which is full of character with its old stone fireplace and cosy, quality furniture.

On the ground floor you’ll find the well-equipped kitchen and dining area, then it’s upstairs to the first two bedrooms, which include a king-size double and an adult’s bunk bedroom, as well as the family bathroom.

Finally, up a few more stairs to the third bedroom where you can rest with a book on the balcony, with views out to sea across the famous Mounts Bay.

For an early evening drink after a busy day on the beach, the small courtyard at the rear of property is a real sun trap.

The cottage sits right in the heart of the town where there are a number of interesting old pubs and several restaurants to enjoy nearby.

Set around its old harbour, Newlyn has long been considered an important fishing port and it’s worth waking early one morning to experience the bustle of the market, where you can witness the day’s catch being sold to buyers from all over Europe.

The village also hosts the famous Newlyn School of Art where you can enjoy a collection of day courses, and the Newlyn Art Gallery is a must visit, as is the studio cafe on the first floor offering panoramic views across the bay.

Within just a few minutes’ drive, and easily reached on foot, are both Penzance and Mousehole, where there are plenty of restaurants to enjoy.

Land’s End is also within a short drive as are the many dramatic beaches, cliffs and fishing villages of this pretty part of Cornwall.

With so much to do and see nearby, Kittiwake cottage really is the perfect location for a well-earned holiday.

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About the location


Penzance 1.2 miles; Marazion 6.6 miles; St Ives 8.9 miles.

Nestled next to Penzance, and although still a quaint town in its own right, Newlyn is actually the third largest fishing port in England, and an important Port of Refuge for all seafaring craft. This Cornish town 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 town, 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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