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Review: Eden Cottage, Newlyn

Publisher - Great British Food Awards
published by

Dani R

Dec 01, 2021
4 minutes to read

​This Cornish Cottage is the ultimate bolthole for a cosy weekend escape

Perfect For: An authentic Cornish Experience

SLEEP: This bijou bolthole has been recently refurbished, and pairs original features (such as exposed beams and stripped wooden floorboards) with modern design touches, such as Scandi-style furniture. The main ensuite bedroom features a luxurious king bed and a vintage rolltop bath, decorated in a pastel palette, as well as stunning views over the harbour. The ensuite double bedroom on the lower floor is a playful take on a sea captain’s quarters, with brass switches and a palette of sea blues and greens. It’s the perfect getaway year round; you’ll relish curling up with a good book on the sofa after a blustery coastal walk.

EAT: The cottage provides several different welcome hampers of Cornish treats. We particularly enjoyed the Camel Valley Brut and the Tregothnan tea, both of which were produced locally. When it comes to restaurants, the Mackerel Sky Bar comes highly recommended (although it’s closed from 20th December 2021 to 17th Feb 2022); it serves tasting plates championing local seafood. The Tolcarne Inn Newlyn serves up delicious gastropub grub, and is open year-round.

DO: Saunter into the town of Newlyn to explore. It’s home to the country’s largest fishing fleet, and you might be interested in a look around the busy working harbour (there are two shops directly opposite selling the freshest fish you can find). We also loved the nearby town of Mousehole, a quaint Cornish village with restaurants, art galleries and independent shops tucked around every corner. Land’s End is nearby, but we discovered a quieter alternative – Cape Cornwall, a ruggedly beautiful headland just 20 minutes drive away.

Top Tip: Stevenson & Sons is a fishmonger that sells the fresh catch landed in Newlyn harbour 100 yards away, alongside a selection of fish tapas and meals, such as homemade fish pies and crab cakes.

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