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Full of style and whimsy, this delightful home stay is perfect for those seeking a characterful yet cosy getaway. Nestled in Newlyn, the up-and-coming harbour village sat between Penzance and Mousehole, you're ideally located for exploring the majestic far west whilst the house itself offers a cosy, chic retreat to escape to at the end of the day with plush interiors and plentiful amenities on hand. It's also just a short walk from great restaurants, wine bars, shops and even an independent cinema - what more could you need?

Special 'Just for Two' rate

A special 'Just for Two' rate applies outside of school holidays, peak weeks, bank holidays, Christmas and New Year. At Meris the 'Just for Two' rate is 10% discount. When Meris is booked for two guests this is on the basis that only the master bedroom is used during your stay. Please call us on 01872 553 491 to book.


Warm and welcoming, the lovely sitting area to the back of the room has plenty of seating with luscious sofas nestled around the huge wood burner - perfect for cooler evenings. To the front you'll find two squishy chairs ideally positioned to make the most of the large window that overlooks Newlyn's famous harbour - a perfect spot for watching the hustle and bustle of fishing boats.

Subtle soft furnishings contrast with the colourful artwork which bring more than a touch of character to this pretty, lovingly restored Cornish cottage. In addition, there's a SMART television with Netflix for film nights or if you want to catch up with your favourite series.


The fabulous galley kitchen has everything the cooking connoisseur needs to rustle up feasts. Black granite worktops and sage green cupboards are home to a Neff electric oven and hob, integrated dishwasher, integrated washer-dryer and every other appliance you might need, including the all-important coffee machine.

Newlyn is one of the most famous fishing ports in the UK and a fish and seafood lover's paradise - you're a short walk from some brilliant fish shops, just steps from the harbour, so if you love to cook, make sure to visit and pick up some delicious denizens of the deep to cook back at Meris.

Raised above the sitting room you'll find the dining area, complete with plenty of soft seating - perfect for long, leisurely meals.

Sleeping and bathing

The master bedroom is gloriously spacious with a beamed vaulted ceiling, a luxurious super-king 6ft bed, a television plus an occasional chair to gaze at the sea views or curl up with a book. The en suite has a walk in shower. The second cosy bedroom is a 5ft zip-and-link bed meaning it can be kept as a double or made into twin beds and comes complete with a television, lovely sea views and a bathroom just a few steps away. Both bedrooms come complete with luxurious linens and bedding, whilst the en suites boast heated rails to keep towels fluffy and warm.

Outdoor space

There's a pretty courtyard garden with a table and chairs for outside dining, a coal barbeque and a cantilever umbrella for oh-so-sunny days. As the sun sets, light the candles, pop on the twinkling fairy lights and sit back for an evening of relaxation.


There is permit parking for one car a short walk away - you can pull up to the property and drop cases off before driving to the space. In additition there are various car parks in the village.

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Meris welcomes babes-in-arms only as the cottage is not suitable for crawling babies or children under the age of five due to the many steps and spiral staircase. Please call 01872 553491 to book a babes-in-arms in. Baby equipment isn't provided so please bring along your own travel cot.


Due to the quirky nature of the property with its many steps, spiral staircase and restricted height access in places, this property isn't suitable for guests with limited mobility.


Up to two medium-sized dogs are welcome at Meris. We charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


Meris has WiFi so you can stay in touch with the outside world should you wish to.

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Lucky you! Not only are you surrounded by some of the most untouched countryside found in the UK, but you also have a huge choice of wonderful places to eat and drink on your doorstep. A must is The Tolcarne Inn and Mackerel Sky (open March to October) for exquisite fresh fish dishes. The fabulous Newlyn Filmhouse is not only a great independent cinema, it also has a great restaurant and café/bar attached, open 10am-10pm daily. Make sure to visit the legendary Jelberts, who only make fresh ice cream on the day, served with clotted cream and a flake. New to Newlyn is Lovetts, a bijou, atmospheric wine bar specialising in organic and biodynamic wines. Further afield, there's The Old Coastguard and 2 Fore Street in Mousehole, and plenty of choice in Penzance and beyond. With unspoilt beaches galore you'll not be short of choice for seaside days, whilst The Minack Theatre, Sennen Cove, St Michael's Mount, Mousehole, the scenic route from St Just to St Ives, The Lizard and St Ives are must-see places.

Fun and fabulous, Meris is a quirky cottage in the heart of iconic Newlyn in West Cornwall and is the perfect getaway for couples or families alike.

At a glance

From £746 for a long weekend or mid week break.

Sleeps 4 | 2 Bedrooms | Dogs welcome

Key features

Al Fresco eating

Art Escapes

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Foodie breaks

Ideal Honeymoon spot

Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights

Picturesque village setting

Sandy beach nearby

Stone's throw from the sea


Dog friendly

Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Walking distance to the beach

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples


Lower Occupancy Rate

Super King Bed

check in / check out days

Short breaks:

  • Mid Week Breaks (Mon to Fri) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Long Weekends (Fri to Mon) cost 75% of the weekly rate.
  • Short breaks are not available at Christmas and New Year.


  • A 13 deposit & £38 booking fee secures your dates.
  • Payment of balance is due 8 weeks before your holiday starts.
  • There is a charge of £35 per pet per week or short break
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We know how gorgeous our retreats are, but don’t just take our word for it – here’s what previous guests say about Meris:

Meris is a dream come true. Superbly stylish, comfortable, and has everything you could possibly need and more! The view is sensational, the location is simply breathtaking, and every little touch has been carefully considered and placed. The bed was to die for! I’ve never slept so well whilst away from home! The log burner was so lovely and cozy and the outdoor courtyard was beautiful, we enjoyed many Al fresco meals during our stay. It was the perfect romantic get away and our dog Pippa was very comfortable and settled.

Meris is divine located with a view to die for, you could not wish for a nicer cottage where you want for nothing every detail is cateref for. The attention to detail is lovely from the joseph joseph kitchen ware to the lovely snuggle chairs. The wine in the fridge to the scones and clotted cream were much appreciated!! Thank you cant wait to come again!!! Matt & Pauline

Lovely cottage very comfortable with a high quality of furnishings and appliances

The best accommodation we have had in Cornwall.

Meris is a luxurious, cosy, perfect place to get away from it all and soak in the views of the sea and harbour. A glass of wine or cup of coffee in one of the ‘love seats’ is a must!

Fantastic retreat, we enjoyed every moment and the hosts even went so far as to give us little extra's such as a bottle of bubbly and cream team on arrival. Everything was well presented and they were prompt to respond when we had questions. Location was fantastic too.

This is one of the best holiday homes we’ve rented. The house is so well equipped and the furnishings and bedding are really good quality. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise and the house was so clean on arrival , we were so happy with it! It’s really close to so many good restaurants too (all walking distance if the weather is good). All in all a great place to stay.

Beautiful cottage which is tastefully decorated to a very high standard. The cottage is really well appointed with all the comforts you would expect at home. The location is ideal in an area which has so much to offer in terms of beaches and walks etc but situated close to really excellent local amenities which are within waking distance. Perfect for a relaxing child free weekend. Oh and we loved the view from the lounge window!

Beautiful cottage, well appointed and cosy

The owners have thought of everything-well-stocked but also the food etc ob arrival was fantastic. Thank you

It was the amazing attention to detail(like fans in the bedrooms during this very hot week,the welcome pack,the fresh flowers and the level of equipment)which made our stay in this beautiful cottage overlooking the harbour so pleasurable.

We had the best stay here for our honeymoon, in non COVID times we would have gone abroad but we are so glad we found this place instead! It is done to such a high standard and has everything you need and more. We had a bottle of bubbles and the necessities waiting for us when we arrived and the owner even popped in half way through our week with another bottle and fudge!

Perfect location for exploring different parts of Cornwall too. Beautiful beaches just a short drive away.

Would definitely visit again and recommend to our friends and family.

Beautifully presented, well equipped cottage where the owner has literally thought of EVERYTHING you may need for a comfortable stay. Newlyn is a working fishing village but is well placed to explore other nearby areas, such as Mousehole, Marazion, Sennen Cove etc. The cottage overlooks the harbour which provides an ever changing, colourful vista to enjoy in sublimely comfortable snuggle chairs. The parking permit is for an area of ground which is level, roomy and only a short walk away.

Incredibly well furnished and comfortable property, with really great artwork on the walls. The view is incredible. Perfect location and ideal for exploring Thai beautiful part of the Cornish coast. We would love to return.

Absolutely gorgeous. The owners have done a superb job. The beds were so comfortable. The bed linen, towels, all extremely high quality. Kitchen was the best equipped kitchen we've ever had in a rental. It was 5 star hotel in a cottage rental.

This cottage will not disappoint and will even exceed expectations. Absolute coastal haven. If you love to lay in the most comfortable super king bed whilst watching the sun rise on the harbour listening to the sound of little fishing boats coming in from the sea with not a care in the world then get your self to Meris cottage!

A beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable retreat to explore Mousehole, St. Michaels Mount and Marazion and a little further Padstow, Rock and Perranporth. A meal at the delightful Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar a must. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at the Duke St Cafe (including a fish without batter for our dog). Cooked lots of beautiful meals with local produce and fresh fish in the well equipped kitchen. We loved our week at Meris. Would highly recommend. Thank you.

Well equipped and beautifully decorated

We really enjoyed our stay as 2 couples, the view really is amazing and we spent plenty of house in the love seats, drinking fizz and watching the world go by. We also enjoyed a walk into Mousehole and an afternoon on the beach.

Beautiful. Perfect. Take me back!

'Thank you so much for allowing us to have the most peaceful and relaxing holiday in your stunning cottage. We absolutely loved our time here. We spent every single day with our noses pressed up against the window enjoying the incredible views. We will certainly be back!' - October 2020

'A beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable retreat to explore Mousehole, St. Michaels Mount and Marazion and a little further Padstow, Rock and Perranporth. A meal at the delightful Mackerel Sky Seafood Bar a must. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff at the Duke St Cafe (including a fish without batter for our dog). Cooked lots of beautiful meals with local produce and fresh fish in the well equipped kitchen. We loved our week at Meris. Would highly recommend. Thank you' - September 2020

'Beautiful place. So relaxing - loved it' - August 2020

'We really enjoyed our stay as 2 couples, the view really is amazing and we spent plenty of house in the love seats, drinking fizz and watching the world go by. We also enjoyed a walk into Mousehole and an afternoon on the beach' - August 2020

'Beautiful cottage, great attention to detail and well equipped. Thank you for an amazing stay' - August 2020

'Had a lovely romantic week by the seaside. Brutal weather at times but being from Wales originally I loved it! Lovely spot, great views - brilliant food locally' - August 2020

'Wow! What an incredible place! What a beautiful home to wake up in and get back to every night. Many cups of tea/glasses of wine where enjoyed in the snug chairs, looking out to is very hard to leave. Thank you - I've no doubt we will be back!' - August 2020

'It was perfect. Such a beautiful property with incredible views of the harbour. We loved it and would very much like to go back!' - August 2020

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