Pendower House

Newlyn, Cornwall
+44 (0)7765 351670
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Historic fisherman’s cottage in a seaside town between Mousehole and Penzance, close to good restaurants, shops and the coastal path


4 beds


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Babies welcome

The Experience

This cosy 18th-century cottage is set in a cobbled lane in a conservation area. Simon and Penny are enthusiastic and hands-on hosts who live ten minutes away and will come to meet you.

There’s space to spread out inside, with two reception rooms and a suntrap of a courtyard with a table and chairs and a barbecue – it isn’t overlooked so you’ll feel nicely private. Penny leaves a bottle of wine, a cream tea and all the kitchen basics, and there are plenty of games and books for rainy days.

Stroll to the harbour to buy fresh fish for supper or to Jelberts for superb vanilla ice-cream. Good restaurants and a pub are within a five-minute walk, and you can walk to both Mousehole and Penzance along the coastal path or drive in five minutes.

Pendower House - Gallery

We think you'll love

  • The traditional charm of the old cottage
  • The great location
  • Sunbathing in your private courtyard
Pendower House - Gallery

You should know

  • There’s no parking outside the property
  • You can’t see the sea from the house
  • The stairs are quite steep


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 3pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 7 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Restaurants 5-minute walk.


Nightly price
from £80
Weekly price
from £560
1 House for 5
From £804 beds3 bedrooms


Ideally situated in the heart of this lovely small town with lots of good eating places within walking distance. House was really well-equipped and very clean and spacious. A lovely little courtyard - the photos don't do it justice! The host lives locally and was on hand should we have had a problem - which we didn't but that gives you great peace of mind. Will absolutely go back there again.

Lisa, London

Having stayed in West Penwith for many holidays, this was the first time we'd stayed in Newlyn, and it won't be our last. Pendower House was wonderful; full of history and peacefully tucked away in a quiet cobbled street. It had everything we needed, and Newlyn is a great area to stay in. We walked into Penzance; and on the way to Mousehole passed the Solomon Browne's Lifeboat house at Penlee Point. Can thoroughly recommend staying at Penny and Simon's house, and they were great hosts, helpful, and quick to respond to messages. The cream tea was very welcoming!

Elaine, Bath

A charming and extremely comfortable cottage in a lovely part of the world. There are so many fantastic things to do when staying at Pendower House - from the amazing beaches, great gardens and interesting attractions - all so close by. Penny & Simon were very easy to deal with and their kindness comes through in all correspondence/interactions with them. We loved our stay so much we are definitely coming back, and would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to others.

Tessa, Leamington Spa

Pendower House is a delight. Situated in the heart of Newlyn it is so convenient for shopping and eating out, and only a short walk into Penzance, or to Mousehole. Penny and Simon are perfect hosts, and the cottage is superbly equipped. The private courtyard is an added bonus. We enjoyed exploring the coastal paths, with walls from Sennen Cove to Land’s End, and a circular loop of Porthcurno, taking in the Minack Theatre. The Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens were amazing. Another gem from Alastair Sawday.

Neil and Mary, Lancaster

What a find! We loved Pendower House, it's full of charm and character and the owner, Penny, has done an amazing job with the renovation of a very old fisherman's cottage right in the heart of the old town, making it perfect for a family or two couples with every convenience one could imagine but without losing the essence and character of the building. Two bathrooms was a real plus as was the internal courtyard. Penny met us on a arrival and was very helpful and welcoming and provided us with a cream tea and a bottle of wine - how good does it get?

Penny, Norwich

This is a lovely cottage just a minute from the Quay and the amazing fishing fleet and market. It is a real home from home, very cozy with all the amenities you would ever need. This was our first trip to Newlyn which we found gave us a taste of the Real Cornwall and the fishing industry. We stayed for just one week. It is also a great base to visit Mousehole, St Ives, Marazion and many lovely beaches. I cannot rate this highly enough and we will definitely return.

Maureen and Geoff, Basingstoke

A fabulous cottage in an up and coming area close to wonderful restaurants, beaches and harbours. The cottage is charming, perfectly equipped and the owners couldn't be more helpful. Fantastic nearby pubs, cafes and restaurants meant no need to cook apart from sampling the local fresh catch from the fresh fish shops on our doorstep. We had wonderful trips to Mousehole, Sennen for surfing, St Ives for beach and Tate, Portcurno for beach and Minack theatre, Jubilee Pool in Penzance and the great Newlyn Filmhouse. A great holiday all round, using public transport and no need for a car.

Cindy, London

Thank you Penny and Simon, a superbly equipped cottage. We have had at least 20 years of self-catering and this is a cottage where you have thought of everything for a trouble-free stay. Our favourite thing was to wander around the fish quay especially in the evening watching boats come in and unload. And many thanks for the wine and yummy scones, jam and cream.


From the outside, this looks like a really pretty traditional cottage and this is borne out as you go inside but it feels a lot bigger and lighter than you might expect. A grade 2 listed cottage right in the heart of the fishing port of Newlyn it is comfy and modernised. With a beautiful private courtyard to the rear, this is a great place to stay in the summer or the winter.

Naomi, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The cottage is in the centre of Newlyn, which has long been a draw for artists. You can easily stroll to good restaurants – Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar, The Tolcarne Inn, The Fisherman's Arms and The Red Lion are all within five minutes’ walk – as well as a small supermarket, a cinema (with a restaurant) and a number of art galleries and boutiques. You'll find Portuguese and Italian restaurants too.

Local points of interest from Penny Rumble

  • Fishing lies at the heart of Newlyn's history. Explore the harbour, fish market and all the fish shops. Cast your rod from the pier or hire a boat for a trip in the Bay. Alternatively you can sample the fish in the many local restaurants.
  • Newlyn inspired a whole new art movement in the 19th century. Enjoy the numerous galleries in the area or even try at course at the art school. Alternatively drop in to my studio and we can talk 'art' over a cup of tea.
  • Newlyn sits right on the edge of the Cornish Coastal path. Step out of your door and head east or west, the views in the bay are sublime.
  • Visit the pretty town of Mousehole, or promenade along the front to Penzance. The iconic St Michael's Mount off Marazion is a must.
  • Wild swimmers can enjoy the relative safety of Mount's Bay bay. Penny is a passionate wild swimmer so do contact her for information regarding secret, safe places for a magical swim.
  • The glorious surf beaches of far west Cornwall are only a short drive away. Try Sennen and Gwynver for serious surfing or Porthcurno for the family. Talking of Porthcurno - a trip to the Minack theatre is always fun.


Penny Rumble

Simon and Penny ran an antiques business for nearly 30 years and since moving to Cornwall in 2008 have thrown themselves into local life and love introducing visitors to their area. Penny is also an artist, with her work on display in many galleries – you’re welcome to visit her in her studio. They have a fishing boat and enjoy walking the coastal path and swimming.