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A really enchanting little gem! – beautifully appointed throughout, in a quiet traffic free location and with the added benefit of a balcony with gorgeous sea views of Newlyn Harbour and Mounts Bay. Sea Whispers is located in an elevated position on the outskirts of Newlyn and just above the foreshore to take advantage of the views. Dating back to the late 1800’s, this end of terrace fisherman’s cottage has been painstakingly and lovingly renovated to create a real home from home with a good use of the space available and a meticulous eye for detail. A combination of real wood and slate floors, a soft decorative palette, quality hand made soft furnishings, fixtures and fittings throughout make Sea Whispers an ideal holiday property for a young family or for just a couple who require additional space and the need for a little peace and quiet. A unique benefit to the property – and there are many! – is that there are numerous areas where guests can sit outside and admire the sea views – either with a chilled glass of wine after a hard day’s sightseeing or for a cup of coffee in the morning sun and that long awaited book! To the side of the cottage is a pretty little terraced area with wall seating and a lovely snapshot view of Mounts Bay and St Michael's Mount in the distance. To the rear and on the ground floor is an additional courtyard area and on the first floor – accessed through the main bedroom – is a lovely balcony with extensive views over Newlyn Harbour and Mount’s Bay. Decorated with blue painted railings and pretty flowering plant pots, this balcony catches the sun for most of the day and is ideal if you just wish to chill out and get away from it all! The ancient village of Newlyn and its commercial fishing port is but a short stroll from the cottage where you can sample some of the finest fresh fish and seafood anywhere in the world! Steeped in history, Newlyn lies on the western shore of Mount’s Bay and has provided a sheltered anchorage from the fiercesome Atlantic rollers since ancient times, indeed records confirm that the Romans and the Phoenicians traded in the port for Cornish tin. The old quay which is nor too far from the cottage was the last landfall of the Mayflower as she took on water before her historic voyage to the Americas in 1620. The bustling harbour is the second largest white fish port in the country and is home to one of the latest and most technically advanced RNLI lifeboats in the UK. Sea Whispers is an enchanting little property which will certainly not disappoint!
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Access from the road up a pedestrian path to front door and pretty conservatory/sun room with blinds. Slate tiled floor, small sofa and occasional table and those lovely snapshot views of Mount’s Bay. Open arch into lounge area with slate tiled floor, painted wood panelling to dado height, feature fireplace with open Gas “coal effect” fire, sofa and armchair seating, Flat screen television and DVD player. Door into kitchen with fully fitted cream units, floor tiles and wood laminate work tops, Gas cooker with double oven and grill, extractor fan and hood. Washing machine, under counter fridge and microwave oven. Small dining table and chairs, painted wood panelling to dado height and views over the pretty rear patio. Utility area with additional fitted units, worktop, tiled floor and integral freezer. Door to rear patio. Stairs to first floor. Additional painted wood panelling and sealed and polished wood floors throughout. Bedroom One with brass double bed, additional furniture, open beams and door to large rear balcony with pretty flower pots, blue painted railings, suitable furniture and those fabulous views over the bay! – This is a lovely area that catches the sun with lovely views over the working harbour and Mounts Bay beyond. Family bathroom with bath and thermostatic shower, hand basin, WC, wall mounted heated towel rail, illuminated mirror and shaver point. Bedroom two with pretty white wood twin beds, additional furniture and sea glimpses. Gas central heating throughout and full double glazing.
Outside: Walled seating (cushions provided!) next to sun room with snapshot views over the bay. Rear ground floor courtyard with furniture, first floor balcony with furniture and views.
Located just a mile west of Penzance, the ancient fishing port of Newlyn is home to one of the largest fishing fleets in the South of England. The seemingly constant bustle and activity of the port gives visitors a fascinating glimpse into this frequently dangerous industry that has been a mainstay of the community since the early 16th century; enormous ocean going beam trawlers, long liners and crabbers that often stay at sea for weeks on end, dwarf the dozens of small open boats that fish for mackerel from hand lines in the Bay. Visitors are able to browse in the many wet fish shops that abound in the area and sample some of the finest fresh fish and seafood in the world. On a road leading back from the harbour is the Pilchard Museum which is now closed however, there is still a cottage industry showcasing just how this small, yet so vital, fish is still processed and packed for shipment all over the world.
Nestled behind the main road that runs around the harbour and connects neighbouring Penzance and Mousehole, are an enchanting maze of numerous small streets and donkey-wide alleys, many with traditional, if highly unusual, names: The Fradgan, Gwavas Quay and Bowjey Hill, to name but three. Looking down on the harbour, the invariably white-painted or granite fisherman's cottages and traditional pubs are found side by side. Tucked away amid streets often too steep and too narrow for a car to navigate - all just waiting to be discovered! Newlyn is synonymous with one of Britain's great art movement's, the Newlyn School. The movement flourished during the late nineteenth century, and with Newlyn very much at its focus, inspired artists to capture the area on canvas. The skill and craftsmanship of the paintings by the Newlyn School is celebrated at Penlee House, also home to the historic collections of Penzance Town Council, Penwith District Council and the Newlyn Art Gallery.
Off the promenade leading from Penzance into Newlyn is the Orion Gallery which exhibits the work of a wide variety of artistic talent, with particular emphasis on the work, past and present, of local artists in both contemporary and traditional fields. While small, it has a reputation belying its size and is well known around the world.
It is well worth visiting The Old Quay in Newlyn Harbour which was the last British landfall of The Mayflower in 1620, when she arrived in the port to take on water before sailing to America with the pilgrims.
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