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Mermaid Cottage

Mermaid Cottage, Newlyn, Cornwall

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £322.00

Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this end terraced cottage in Newlyn in Cornwall is an ideal Cornish base.

Mermaid Cottage is a cosy end terraced cottage just a moment’s stroll from the beach, opposite the art gallery in Newlyn. There are two double bedrooms, and a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. The fitted kitchen has a breakfast area, while the sitting room has an electric fire and leads to the dining room.

Outside is a small enclosed courtyard, and parking is available in the public car park 100 yards away. With St Michael’s Mount and Newlyn on the doorstep, and the rest of the area within easy reach, Mermaid Cottage makes a wonderful Cornish base.


Outdated, grubby, but location is fab
The location of Mermaid Cottage is the best thing about it. Very close to the sea and a small pebble to sand beach. Newlyn has numerous eateries, a few small shops, lots of pubs and an easy walk to both Penzance and Mousehole and also served by a couple of bus routes. The cottage is in bad condition, poorly maintained, damp and generally scruffy. Beds are not comfortable, kitchen barely usable. The best way to describe it would be a grandparents house stuck in the 1970's. All mod cons then but nothing has been improved or maintained. Shower good but mouldy shower curtain hung from a precarious contraption. Net curtain in bathroom torn. Sticky note in windowsill with faded writing, obviously been there a long time and cleaned around. One bed was extremely soft, the other rockhard. Bed lined cheap and very well used, tiny towels with no body to them. Every cupboard opened smelled of damp and long forgotten dusty something indescribable. Stairs felt rickety and the edging strip sharp and hard on bare feet. The carpets are frayed at the threshold. Flimsy, grubby hand made curtains finish the delightful ambience. Not Cornwall's finest. Good job the sun shone and we can have a good time and not be bothered by material things. Beware and book only if you need somewhere convenient and you can cope with a lot less than perfect.

Lovely little cottage.
Lovely, cosy little cottage with everything in it my sister and I could?ve needed. Very close to shops, eateries, a pharmacy and bus stops. Only steps away from the sea and promenade walk to Penzance. Fabulous sea view out of the main bedroom window. Beds are comfortable with plenty of bedding and pillows. The reason I have only given it 3 stars is twofold. First and foremost, there is no WiFi. Yes, I know we coped without it in the past but we also coped without cars and buses! Unfortunately, Wifi is the thing everyone is using today: for information, communication etc. We were told we could get the password from the Art Gallery very near to the cottage, which we did but it did not work. Secondly, the cottage desperately needs decorating and updating. It's a bit gloomy with the dark furniture and smelled very musty despite us having windows and doors open a lot. None of this, however, spoiled our holiday.

Quirky cosy cottage in need of some updating, great location for exploring the area
Quirky cosy cottage, has a lovely feel to it but in need of updating especially kitchen and bathroom. Very comfy bed and views over the sea from the bedroom. Had a problem with the hot water but the owners resolved this as soon as they could, these things happen. Cottage as Also in need of a deep clean. Location perfect for exploring the area and lovely to step out of the front door and be on the beach for dog walks. Some traffic noise.

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

The cottage is clearly loved, and felt very welcoming. It is in a fantastic position.
Ms Morse



Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Double Beds


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

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Trengwainton Garden - 1.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Madron Holy Well and Chapel - 2.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Sancreed, St Creden Church - 2.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sancreed Holy Well - 2.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

St Michael's Mount - 3.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Mount's Bay - 3.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Merry Maidens - 3.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Tregiffian Burial Chamber - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Lanyon Quoit - 3.5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Ludgvan, St Paul's Church - 3.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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