The Old Workshop

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Tucked away in the heart of the picturesque and historic fishing harbour of Newlyn is this delightful little number - a lovingly restored cottage perfect for small families or couples. Arty and full of character, the interiors are a homage to Newlyn and west Cornwall, maintaining all its charm and bags of original features. It features pieces by some of Cornwall's leading artists together with antiques and design classics. The aim is to create a property reflecting its place. With wonderful sea, harbour and garden views, this is a little oasis of calm, plus dogs are welcome too. The village of Newlyn boasts a burgeoning foodie scene with wonderful places to eat and is the perfect location for exploring the far west of Cornwall, from St Michael's Mount around to St Ives and beyond. The village of Newlyn boasts a plethora of wonderful places to eat and is the perfect location for exploring the far west of Cornwall, from St Michael's Mount around to St Ives and beyond.


The beautiful warm sitting room is a joy in shades of grey and navy blue and retains all its original features such as the beamed ceiling and the fireplace, now home to a cosy wood burner. It is furnished with a mix of antiques, stone and copper pieces reflecting its significance in Newlyn's past. With lush garden views, a cosy, cushiony sofa to cuddle up on and two wonderful occasional chairs (just made for moments with a good book), there's plenty of seating choice, whilst there's a Smart TV for film nights.

In addition, there's a super snug upstairs with pretty sea views, a desk (ideal for artists inspired by the views) plus a daybed - the perfect spot for an afternoon snooze with just the sound of the sea and the seagulls in the distance.


The gorgeous George Robinson-designed kitchen is just a delight in Farrow and Ball blue, with all the equipment you'll need tucked neatly away including an induction hob and oven, dishwasher, washer-dryer and all the other essentials including a Nespresso machine and a milk frother for those all-important morning coffees. The dining table with trestle seating and chairs is the perfect spot for meals, and we just love the quirky neon lighting and stunning over table lamp. Being so close to the historic fishing harbour, you're just a few easy steps from the plethora of fishmongers where you'll find the freshest of fish and seafood and a growing number of leading restaurants on offer - delicious!


There are two beautiful bedrooms to choose from. The master bedroom lies to the front of the property and boasts lovely sea views which you can gaze at from the sumptuously cosy king-size bed with Emma mattress. The second bedroom with idyllic garden views has a handy zip-and-link bed, meaning it can be either a super-king bed or two large singles. The latter also has black our curtains. Both rooms boast plenty of storage and luxurious linens and bedding - the perfect spots to fall into after a perfect day out exploring west Cornwall.


Downstairs, you'll find the pretty, characterful bathroom with roll-top freestanding bath (perfect for long soaks), gorgeous tiled floor, eye-catching stained-glass accented window and delightfully retro toilet. Upstairs, handily close to the bedrooms, is a lovely shower room with a frieze of commissioned tiles showing Newlyn Harbour, powerful shower to wake you up in the morning and a heated rail to keep towels warm and fluffy.

Outdoor space

We just love the tucked-away, private gardens. To the front of the house, you'll pass newly planted gardens with a shingled path leading to the front door, where there's a terrace with fabulous sea and harbour views. In the morning, make the most of the sunshine with al fresco meals on the table and chairs, whilst to the back to the back of the house there is a small, walled courtyard which has a bistro table and chairs - ideal for afternoon tea bathed in the sun and dappled shade from the lush planting.


There is space to unload and load your car outside the retreat. On-street parking is available, as well as various car parks within six- and eight-minutes walking distance. Umbrellas will be provided to protect you as you unload the car and a handy map with local parking tips will be in the house on your arrival.

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Babies and children

The Old Workshop is suitable for babes in arms or children over eight years. A travel cot and high chair is provided.


Up to two medium-sized dogs are very welcome - we charge £35 per dog per week or short break.


The Old Workshop has WiFi so if you need to stay in touch with the outside world you can.


Newlyn is built into a Granite hillside. There is a steep walk from the Harbour to the Workshop. The property may not be appropriate for people with mobility issues.

In the Area

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 an increasing number of wonderful places to eat and drink on your doorstep. A must is Argoe, 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 coffee bar by day and wine bar by night 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. Reflecting the importance of Newlyn and the famed school of artists, The Workshop is conveniently located close to the Newlyn Art School, Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange with Penlee House Gallery & Museum and its leading collection a lovely walk.

Located in the Newlyn Conservation Area and the heart of what was the Newlyn School of artists, discover our abode decorated in the colours of west Cornwall. Remaining true to its history as a carpenter's workshop in Newlyn, it boasts lovely sea views, a cosy wood burner and is dog friendly too.

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

Courtyard Garden

Enclosed garden

Fabulous restaurants and bars nearby

Family friendly

Foodie breaks

Perfect for Mousehole Christmas Lights

Private Front Garden with Sea Views

Sandy beach nearby

Short drive to beaches

Travel cot and highchair

Dog friendly


Sea views

Walking distance to a pub

Wood Burner

Perfect For Couples

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 The Old Workshop:

We have stayed at the Old Workshop a few times now as we absolutely adore this cottage; so much so that summer doesn't feel the same without a visit here. The location, the facilities, the décor and the extremely comfy beds make this a true slice of heaven! If you are looking for a home away from home which is close to the best beaches and restaurants in Cornwall then you must stay at this lovely cottage.

It’s amazing with beautiful views & an outstanding interior. Quiet but within walking distance of Newlyn & Penzance & even Mousehole.

A lovely cottage, with a fabulous garden. Fantastic views of the coast!

Stunning views and beautifully presented property. Newlyn is surprisingly gourmet and a trip to the Jubilee pool if only for the cake is a must.

This is a great holiday retreat in Newlyn - deceptively spacious with beautiful décor and a well equipped kitchen. (One thing to mention is that it is up a little but steep hill, which might be worth considering if you have mobility concerns.)

Fantastic find in the middle of the bustling fishing port of Newlyn; COvid means for us we could be as spontaneous on our holiday as we would normally be (you had to book everywhere you wanted to go a few days in advance) the cottage itself was magnificent with everything we could possibly need for a memorable anniversary celebration away - thank you ??

It’s a gorgeous cottage, a hidden gem. The decor was beautiful and it was lovely our dog was also catered for. Sitting on the terrace overlooking the harbour having breakfast in the morning or a glass of wine in the evening was a treat.

The house is better than the photos published, a real treat. Plus Newlyn is a real hot spot in Cornwall which was an added bonus. Planning to return in a different season it was that good!

I could have packed up my personal belongings and moved in without changing a thing it was so homely and I felt instantly comfortable and relaxed- it was very hard to leave!

Beautiful cottage . A home from home. We all loved it. Owners have taken great care to make it a cosy and comfortable place with lovely touches. Would highly recommend.

'We enjoyed a relaxing and peaceful stay at The Old Work Shop. The cottage is beautifully styled has comfy furnishings and the premium bed linen and towels add a touch of luxury. The fabulous kitchen is very well equipped. You can take a 5 min walk into town and purchase from a huge range of fresh fish at the fish mongers to cook for your dinner - what a treat! The whole property is exceptionally clean, very well presented and cared for' - October 2020

'Thank you for providing such a fabulous home to enjoy peace and relaxation in a beautiful part of Cornwall. For us, it's most definitely the standard of accommodation which adds to our holiday experience and The Old Workshop is stunning - stylish, well equipped, super comfy and exceptionally clean!' - October 2020

'A beautiful home and fantastic location for exploring this part of Cornwall. Couldn’t have wanted more for our holiday!' - August 2020

'Lovely cottage and garden at the front' - August 2020

'Such a beautiful cottage, we had a great few days blessed with beautiful weather. Really recommend the Rock Pool Cafein Mousehole- delicious food in a stunning setting' -July 2020

'The cottage is absolutely beautiful and the attention to detail and care is very special' - March 2020

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