This beautifully renovated fisherman’s cottage sleeps four and is only available from July to September. With beamed ceilings and a private courtyard garden, it’s tucked away up a typically narrow and quiet side street overlooking the harbour in the heart of the picturesque fishing village of Newlyn whilst Mousehole, and other great beaches, are minutes away.

Kiln Cottage is a charming self-catering holiday cottage big enough for a family, but small enough to be cosy for a couple, with beamed ceilings, an open fire and a woodburner, a well equipped kitchen, light and airy bedrooms. It will transport you back to simpler times, whilst at the same time offering contemporary comfort and facilities.

Newlyn remains one of Cornwall’s unspoilt gems. Fishing boats come and go from the working harbour. Food lovers can choose from the day’s catch at one of our local shops, or grab a table at one of the good local restaurants. Art lovers will be spoilt for choice too, with the Newlyn Art Gallery, The Exchange, Penlee House, and lots of independent galleries nearby. This is also just 5 minutes from Mousehole, with its pretty harbour and enticing small shops and cafés.

Inside the harbour is a sheltered, safe and sandy beach which families can enjoy except at the very highest of tides (it’s a bit like a smaller version of St Ives, if you are familiar with that). More great beaches are a short drive away — Marazion, Long Rock, and Porthcurno to name a few — and the whole of Penwith with St Ives and the Tate gallery, the Minack Theatre, and Land’s End on your doorstep.

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Inside Kiln Cottage

Entering Kiln Cottage from the very quiet side street, you will find a welcoming dining room with a wood-burner, opening through into a cosy living area with a romantic open fireplace, comfortable settee and flat screen TV/DVD. Beyond is the well equipped cook’s kitchen which overlooks the private courtyard garden. Upstairs via the original cottage staircase two bedrooms beckon with open beams and pine floors. One is a double with sea glimpses and the other a twin. The pretty traditional bathroom has a shower over the bath.

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The courtyard garden and surrounds

Kiln Cottage’s courtyard garden is sheltered and secluded, so if you don’t fancy going out you can enjoy your own crab salad and a glass of chilled pinot noir under the gently swaying parasol of your very own giant avocado tree! But it’s the village of Newlyn that’s the real setting. Tucked into the sheltered western shore of Mount’s Bay between Penzance and Mousehole (pictured above), Newlyn looks over the sea towards Marazion, the famously inspiring St Michael’s Mount, and beyond to the Lizard peninsula.

Things we love…

Kiln Cottage is owned, and has been lovingly restored, by a local traditional boat-builder. He’s a real craftsman, and we love the little details like the stained glass window on the stairs, the paintings by local artists, and the reclaimed slate paving around the garden bench. We think Newlyn is really under-rated — it has some of the features of St Ives (harbour, tiny alleyways and little independent shops) but without being so ‘touristy’ — and it’s very handy for lovely Mousehole, whilst offering far better value accommodation.

You have real choices here — spend the a day in Mousehole messing about on the little beach, grabbing lunch at The Old Coastguard or a refresher in The Ship Inn — heading for the two miles of sand between Long Rock and Marazion and perhaps walking over to St Michael’s Mount as the tide falls — or hanging out in Newlyn itself, watching the boats come in, and buying day-fresh crab from a local shop. So whether beaches, food or art, is your thing, we think Kiln Cottage is the perfect retreat.

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Retreat Features

  • Characterful fisherman's cottage
  • Free WiFi
  • Open fire and woodburner for cosy living areas
  • Private courtyard garden with BBQ
  • Just a short walk into Penzance
  • A moment's stroll to Newlyn's restaurants and pubs
Double bedroom with open beams
Twin bedroom with open beams
All bed linen provided
Sofa and armchairs
Free wireless broadband
Well equipped kitchen
Smeg range cooker
Dishwasher and microwave
Dining room for four
Tea towels provided
Cosy family bathroom with shower over bath
Bathroom towels provided
Private courtyard garden
Garden seating and BBQ
Central heating
Additional solar water heating
Open fire in the living room
Wood burner in dining room
Stairgates, travel cot (no linen) and high chair on request
Up to two well behaved dogs welcome. Please note: only non-shedding breeds are permitted at this property. Each charged at £25.00 per week or part-week
Parking nearby (one minute walk, charges involved)
Saturday standard changeover
Check in after 5pm
Check out before 10am
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Lovely cottage!
We've had a lovely time soaking up the Cornish lifestyle in Newlyn, it has been great to stay in a working village and we've got to live alongside the locals, which was great! What made this holiday complete is knowing we stayed in a lovely cottage with all of the amenities you need, and great art work to boot! It is very snug. Many thanks for letting us stay!
The Greening family, London — August 2019