- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
* Based on a combined average customer score
40 Customer Review(s)
“We had a great holiday!”
The cottage was quirky and we really liked the retro feel. It was in a great position with views of the sea and within easy walking distance of everything we needed. ...
The cottage was quirky and we really liked the retro feel. It was in a great position with views of the sea and within easy walking distance of everything we needed. Unfortunately the beds were very hard, they could do with a topper on the mattress, we put the spare duvet on the mattress, the curtains in the bedrooms didn't keep any light out, we are used to a dark bedroom,...blinds would have been useful. Everywhere in the house was clean and bright, we loved the art work and all the ornaments. Unfortunately we did find dirty crockery in the kitchen cupboard, we washed what we needed and left a note suggesting it all needed a wash. Newlyn itself has some wonderful restaurants. It's an easy to walk to Penzance. Also it's close to some wonderful gardens, Lands End, The Lizard and St Ives. A great holiday!- Mr Rubery, September 2021
“Terrible stench in kitchen.”
Spelling mistake in the instructions - refuge should be refuse. Two double beds so no good for two older kids. Great location. Parking best in streets on way to Penzance as parking close by difficult. If there were seats and a table in the sunny in the back yard, that tub of stones was chucked out and some succulents put in tubs then maybe there would be no need for a notice about clearing up after your dog, and no need for a rusty old hose. Loved the giant painting in the bedroom.- Mr Nunn, August 2021
“Mermaid cottage was wonderful and its position in Newlyn made it even better .”
Public gardens and parks are within easy walking distance , as is Penzance , with a stiffer walk to Mousehole . The port and town centre are less than a hundred yards away .- Mr Hanns, June 2021
“Parking is an issue as we do not mind paying the £5 a day local council charge BUT it is not for 24hrs, only 12hrs and one day we were 8 mins late getting to the machine(8am a bit early on a long awaited break) and got a parking fine !”
Please make others aware. However it has not put us off as we love this cottage and will be back.- Mr Pullan, June 2021
“A charming and characterful cottage, not bland and beige like many we looked at.”
Great location and the website didn't mention wifi, so it was unexpected bonus.- Mr Berrington, October 2020
“This was our 4th visit to Mermaid cottage, and we are booked for next year - does that tell you something.”
We love the "quirkiness" of this property, the many interesting art works and the lovely views of St. Michael's Mount. On the practical side it has everything we need ant the bed is super comfy. All our favorite places are in easy reach and as always, this year found a beach we had not visited before. Most useful the co-op just round the corner and a pub at the end of the road. "Home from home" we say.- Mr Pullan, September 2020
“We enjoyed our stay at Mermaid Cottage.”
It is very convenient for local shops etc. and lovely evening walks and the view from the front bedroom is superb. To have WI-FI would be a bonus, my daughter used a lot of mobile data! Just a couple of minor things to make the owner aware of:- The TV in the front bedroom displays the message "no signal " The shower curtain rail is very loose and maybe needs to be replaced. We hope to book again for 2021.- Mr Thomas, September 2020
“This cottage is dated in style, but very charming and it was spotlessly clean.”
The location is excellent and the view from the main bedroom was stunning. Worth noting that the art gallery across the road now DOESN'T want Mermaid Cottage guests to park there overnight, so the cottage details sent to guests should be updated to reflect this. Parking was, however, easy in surrounding streets.- Mr Zagar, August 2020
“The mermaid cottage is such an exceptional place to stay.”
The cottage itself is quirky and very mermaid orientated, but actually very spacious and clean inside. It had everything we needed to cook a nice breakfast or brunch. The bedrooms were very good sizes and one of them had a gorgeous view of St. Michael's Mount. The shower was very warm and powerful too. The location of the cottage was perfect for us who brought a dog. Looking out towards the sea, we were only a few yards away from a lovely walk onto the front leading to Penzance which was beautiful at night. However, with plenty to go at in the quaint village of Newlyn, we didn't have to walk to Penzance. We had lovely cafes (Duke street, amazing breakfasts!), restaurants (the Bridge, incredible authentic italian food) and plenty of great pubs to wet the whistle (the swordfish Inn and the red lion). All of these were dog friendly so we could take our little pup! I can't forget the quirky Meadery restaurant that we booked into first night either, who were extremely accommodating to us, or the lush vines of the Polgoon Vineyard where we tried possibly too much of their amazing award winning wines. We went away with our best friends and our dog for a week away and to see family and I know we all had such an incredible time. We went for a week and did so much, but there were still bits that we missed. There so many things to do round Mermaid cottage and Newlyn for all ages, so we definitely will be going back soon :)- Mr Hart, July 2020
“Mermaid cottage turned out to be a pleasant surprise.”
We were expecting the cottage to be cramped but to the contrary it was spacious and very comfortable for four people and one small dog. We only had one minor issue with the step in the kitchen. all of us tripped over it whilst accessing cupboard in that corner and felt that it would cause no inconvenience if it wasn't there. A very pleasant stay and Mermaid cottage will be high on the list when we next visit Penzance and Newlyn.- Mr Wiltshire, October 2019
“Mermaid Cottage is slightly old-fashioned and quirky (lots of art on the walls!”
) - but very clean and comfortable. In a superb position with wonderful views over the bay plus handy for all the facilities of Newlyn.- Ms Hall, September 2019
“Grubby, outdated, not well maintained, unprofessional signs and information.”
Not the standard expected and definitely not value for money.- Mrs Tudor, September 2019
“I have just returned from Mermaid cottage, in Newlyn cornwall.”
The cottage was very clean,with ample room for me my partner and my dog.Newlyn is very dog friendly,the beach is on your doorstep and plenty of open spaces for your dog-s to excersise,my dog had a ball and came back one happy little dogie. All in all ,a very relaxing week just what was needed.Would definitly book this cottage again.- Mr Stonehouse, July 2019
“This is the third year we have stayed at Mermaid Cottage, so obviously it suits us.”
There is everything provided for our stay = particularly kitchen equipment, as we like to cook a simple evening meal each day. The bed is really comfortable and we love the huge bedroom with the great views of the sea. The cottage maybe different to what some people expect but we love its character, and it makes us feel we are really away on holiday.- Mr Pullan, June 2019
“Mermaid cottage is in a great location.”
penzance is a few minutes walk away, there are free tennis courts within ten minutes and also three supermarkets the same distance away. it's fairly easy to find free parking on one of the sideroads nearby if the (seven) spaces in the car park by the fisherman's statue have all been taken. we found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and very comfortable. the mattress in the second bedroom is pretty firm however. the views from the main bedroom are wonderful and relaxing. there is a charm about the place, it's quirky in a good way and the variety of pictures and paintings add to the unique ambience of the place. many thanks too to the owner for being so kind in sending on a jacket which i'd inadvertently left behind!- Mrs Hart, May 2019
“This is by far the worst holiday home I have ever stayed in, as soon as I walked in I noticed how dirty the place was, didn't even look like it had been hoovered, found a dead moth and a couple flies on the sofa, the sofas were also COVERED in dog hair.”
The worst part was the fact I had to clean the bath myself before use as it had multiple hairs and yellow scunge at the bottom! There was just dirt everywhere things that could've been so easily wiped away like literally all over the house. I text the owner, to let him know that it wasn't a very pleasant arrival and he was nothing but rude and ignorant, not even an apology! In fact he said "I Will make sure it's extra clean for the next guests". Also be prepared to spend 40 mins of your time boiling the kettle several times in order to have a hot bath! The water is constantly hot then cold hot then cold. Even the electrical shower?! When I informed the owner he just told me if I was unhappy I should just leave and he would refund me. The only reason I didn't leave is cause I had no where else to go/book on such short notice. Awful experience would not reccomened to anyone! The only pleasent thing about mermaid cottage is the location and view.- Miss Alcock, March 2019
“Mermaid cottage is a lovely little end of terrace house in a beautiful location.”
Directly opposite the Newlyn Art Gallery and with a stunning view of Mounts Bay and St Michaels Mount, it had every comfort one could possibly need while on holiday. The beds were comfortable, the kitchen was very well stocked, the sitting room was very comfortable and cosy. The mermaid and sea scape paintings and other quirky artefacts added to the charm of this property. Two things, however, let it down. The lack of WiFi, which in this day and age is odd as most places offer this as a basic necessity. We tried the art gallery password (which I think is a bit cheeky) but it didn’t work I’m afraid. So my sister and I had to use our mobiles which proved expensive. This really does need addressing I think. Also, the property could really do with a lick of pain to brighten the place up. Especially the stairs and hallway where the dark wood detracts from the seaside theme, and that is a great shame. Other than that, we had a fabulous holiday at Mermaid Cottage and we wouldn’t hesitate in coming back. Thank you.- Ms Roberts, August 2018
“Mermaid cottage is a gem - perfect spot to relax.”
Once parked we didn’t move the car all week. The bay window in the bedroom looking over towards the sea was gorgeous- cuppa tea in the morning watching the world and the sea - perfect. Everything you need . Not the smartest kitchen but very cosey. Huge bath . Garden worked for us with the dog. Fields 2 streets away to run the dog - but generally everywhere was dog friendly. Really gotpubs in Newlyn. Perfect for walks and a meal .- Mrs Taylor, August 2018
! Perfect for an easy relaxing holiday.. Walks and dog friendly from the door. Car parking no problem...We used the gallery at the arranged times and when we weren't out and about parked in the free car park by the boating pool about 400 m away. The house may be a little dated for some I enjoyed its quirkiness. All the facilities are provided and the kitchen was well equipped. The outside area was bigger than we thought too. A new area for us we would go again.- Mrs Sykes, July 2018
“The absence of a satisfactory internet service is, in this day and age, lamentable.”
Having to go across the lane to the Newlyn Art Gallery, introduce myself as the occupier of the holiday cottage was fine to obtain permission to use the parking concession but to then have to obtain THEIR password to log onto THEIR internet service was, I feel, very cheeky to say the least. The manager agreed but gave me the password anyway. Internet service, however, was very poor. Anyone relying on good internet service should avoid this accommodation. Otherwise we found it suited our needs extremely well. We shall miss gazing across the green at Mount’s Bay when having an evening glass of wine.- Mr Chadwick, July 2018
“The property was not particularly clean ...”
The property was not particularly clean the bed was very uncomfortable the kitchen was inadequate for 4 guests the property needs a complete refurbishment the location was very good- Ms Daniels, June 2018
“The cottage was not overly clean, and the kitchen and bathroom in particular need some updating.”
The info re: car parking was very misleading. Accessing the parking was extremely difficult. The parking was only available between 6pm and 8am, therefore there is a need to get up early to move the car - you cannot park on the street as it is too narrow, therefore you have to park on a nearby car park if there is a space. This costs £5 per day. Otherwise you have to drive quite a way to find on street parking. This was in January, so I can imagine it would be much more difficult in the summer. None of these things would be problem if they had been accurately stated, but they were not. Wi-fi was supposed to be available using the password/number from the art gallery, and by standing in the window. The art gallery was closed all week so we couldn't do this - so don't expect Wi-Fi. On the plus side, the house was extremely warm and the heat is included in the price, making it good value for a winter holiday.- Ms Smith, January 2018
“This accommodation is in an excellent location, with quick and easy access to local shops and eating places if wanted, as well as being a good centre for roads out in all directions.”- Mrs Cartwright, September 2017
“The location was perfect.”
We felt at home in the cottage. It had everything we needed and the owners had created a great atmosphere. We would love to re-visit.- Mr Pullan, June 2017
“Warm and cosy cottage, rated by you as 4 would put it at a 3 overall.”
Bathroom in need of some updating and kitchen adequate but in need of some tlc. Location excellent.- Mrs Milne, October 2016
“Really very nice cottage which has obviously been owned by more than one artist ...”
Really very nice cottage which has obviously been owned by more than one artist in its time(located next to art gallery) current owners seem thoughtful and you can see st Michael's mount from the bed in the front bedroom and accept dogs happily would definitely recommend- Mr Sewell, October 2016
“This is a great cottage in a marvelous position.”
Ideal for both exploring Cornwall and just chilling out. Newlyn itself has all you need to make it an easy stay, the cinema is a joy, with coffee bar & bistro to make a complete evening out all on it's own. A holiday to be repeated.- Mrs Smith, September 2016
“We particularly liked the location of Mermaid Cottage and its very distinct style it feels more like someones home rather than a holiday cottage.”- Ms Pearson, February 2016
“The cottage is clearly loved, and felt very welcoming.”
It is in a fantastic position.- Ms Morse, October 2015
“The cottage is warm and cosy a real home from home.”
Location is fabulous and views stunning. Our 2nd year at Mermaid Cottage and will be back next year.- Tinworth, August 2014
“The cottage was very quiet and set in a lovely little village.”
The cottage was cosy and comfortable and I would visit this cottage again. The garden (courtyard) was enjoyable, relaxing and quite a sun trap.- Mrs Jones, June 2014
“The cottage had a really welcoming feel to it.”
Within a couple of hours we felt as if it was our home! The location was excellent and there was a very good pack telling you where all of the local attractions were.- Ms Pearson, February 2014
“We chose this property because of its location and it didn't disappoint ;wonderful views especially during the gales!”
Perfect for dog walking.- Mrs Richardson, December 2013
“The location of the cottage was perfect.”
It was warm, clean and comfortable.- Mrs Morgan, September 2013
“Lovely location, comfortable accommodation, clean and tidy.”- Tinworth, August 2013
“Very cosy, and everything you needed, we all really enjoyed our stay at Mermaid Cottage, and would stay again.”- Mrs Hart, August 2013
“The position of the cottage is perfect.”
It was warm and comfortable.- Mrs Maggs, April 2013
“The location as a holiday base is first class.”
Right in the heart of Newlyn.- Mrs King, February 2013
“Being a winter holiday the heating in the cottage was very welcome.”
It was always nice and warm! I would recommend this cottage as an ideal base. Very comfortable property to which we will love to return to.- Mrs King, December 2012
“The cottage was walk-able to absolutely everywhere.”
It was very dog friendly. The fresh fish available from fishmongers was wonderful.- Mr Abbott, July 2011
This terraced cottage sits opposite the Newlyn Art Gallery, in the heart of this quaint Cornish village.
With pleasant accommodation for four people, this is a fine choice for couples seeking to explore what southern Cornwall can offer.
After returning from a scenery-filled walk along the South West Coast Path, put your feet up in the vintage sitting room which features a pretty coffee table and a warming electric fire.
Sliding doors lead you into a splendid dining room which shows off some wonderful antique features and a charming table set for four.
Rustle up your hearty meals in Mermaid Cottage's light and bright kitchen, lined with pristine white units, a lovely breakfast table and graced with charming seaside features in-keeping with the fine location.
The first floor provides a pleasant family bathroom and two welcoming double bedrooms, one of which comes with a telescope looking out across the sea.
Explore this delightful seaside village at ease, with its fabulous amenities and pier at your fingertips.
The neighbouring town Penzance is one of Cornwall's finest, offering visitors a picturesque harbour along with its array of shops, bars and restaurants.
Enjoy this quirky cottage at any time of year.
- Over two floors: Two double bedrooms
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
- Fitted kitchen with breakfast area
- Dining room
- Sitting room with electric fire.
- Night storage heaters with electric fire in sitting room
- Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi, DVD, radio, CD player, books/DVDs/games
- All fuel and power inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Cot and highchair
- Unrestricted parking outside property Oct-Apr (May-Sep, 6pm-9am only)
- Seven free parking spaces 60 yards away on first come, first served basis, at end of terrace on the sea front
- Pay and display public car park 100 yards away charged by the hour, or £5 per day
- Private enclosed courtyard with furniture
- One well-behaved dog welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shops and pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Check in time 4pm.
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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