Andy S
Sat 13th August 2016
rating providor

Lovely, well equipped cottage in a picturesque harbour village

Key Fin is situated right next to the harbour in Newlyn. It is on a reasonably quiet road and has it's on bay in a small car park opposite. The cottage looks traditional and small from the outside, but is full of character and amenities when you get inside. Unusually one of the bedrooms, the twin, is downstairs with the kitchen. However this places the sitting room upstairs giving wonderful views of the harbour, this is a clever and rewarding choice. The kitchen is large and equipped with everything you could want. The cooker came up trumps for us and seemed to cook everything perfectly! There's a large dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, microwave and fridge and freezer. In the kitchen and indeed throughout the cottage, there were numerous books and decorative items; make sure to look in every drawer, as the cottage is full of items, both interesting and useful. Upstairs there is the large sitting room and the double bedroom. In addition to the aforementioned views there is a tele, dvd and sky box. There is also pretty speedy wifi. The sofas are large and comfortable, one opens out to a bed, though we didn't need to use it. Each bedroom has an ensuite; we tended to use the twin room's one, as it has a lovely, large bath. The double has a shower, and there is another shower downstairs off the kitchen. There are also 3 toilets. Newlyn itself, is a lovely village, close (walking distance) to Penzance, there's a supermarket, chemist and numerous restaurants and pubs. It's well situated to access a lot of Cornwall's attractions, e.g. Land's End (the owners gave us a handy tip in their guide to go to Sennen Cove and walk there, which was lovely), Porthcurno (with the Minack Theatre) and St Michael's Mount. We also traveled to Newquay, which is about an hour away and, on the only really rainy day of our week away, went to the small cinema in Penzance. All in all we really enjoyed our stay in the cottage in particular and Cornwall in general. I would recommend Key Fin to any families with 2-3 kids, although probably better for slightly older kids, as the stairs are steep and younger ones might not like being downstairs from the adults? My 14 year old's view is that "it's better than our house", so I guess he liked it too :)