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We’ve just returned from a lovely week at sea gem. The property is perfectly situated for drives to local areas, anttractions and beautiful beaches. Property was lovely and had everything you need for a lovely weeks stay. Jane was on hand for any questions you need answering which was great. Thanks again Jane.

Rob Dibble

08 Jun 2024

We have just returned from a 5 night stay at Sea Gem and had a wonderful time . The house is cute , well laid out and worked really well for us with 3 adults and a small child . We parked just up the hill as suggested as there wasnt much space outside but climbing the hill each day added to the fun of our holiday . It was very quiet around the area which was lovely and we were in a perfect location for the places we wanted to visit .
We would definitely return to Sea Gem when we get chance to visit Cornwall again and have great memories to treasure .

Sara Tovell

12 May 2024

We had a lovely stay in the run up to Christmas, it is such a magical place to be at Christmas time. On arrival the house was warm which was very welcoming and there was even a present under the tree for us, which was a lovely touch. We also loved the detail of a guard at the bottom of the stairs which it made it a more relaxing stay with the dog. The sea view is a lot better than the pictures, we would definitely stay again.


04 Jan 2024

Thank you for a lovely break at Sea Gem. A cosy, comfortable and homely house with everything needed for a restful break. It’s the perfect distance from the sea with wonderful sea views from the window seats. Humans & dogs felt very much at home & didn’t want to leave. Sea Gem is perfectly placed to visit lots of local spots. Jane provided just the right information beforehand and it was reassuring to know she was just an email away in case there were any problems or we wanted any info about the local area. We really hope to visit again.


15 Oct 2023

Just returned from a lovely week staying at Sea Gem in Cornwall. This is a cute spacious and cosy semi detached cottage with a small rear garden/yard. The property which is well equipped is based in the characteristic fishing harbour of Newlyn. At the front there is a cosy lounge with window seat and side views to the beach, to the rear there is a kitchen diner, on the first floor there are three bedrooms and a good sized shower room (excellent shower). Parking is on street but we didn't have any issues finding somewhere to park. There are numerous places to eat and have a drink around Newlyn Harbour. Point to note: Newlyn village is a traditional hilly fishing village. I'd be more than happy to recommend and stay at Sea Gem again.


29 Sep 2023

We have just spent a week at the beautiful Sea Gem, and what a week it was. The house really is home from home with home comforts. It’s a great base if you are one for touring the area like we did, or great for chilled day / night with great cooking facilities, it even had a washing machine so very little washing to come home with - huge bonus!
The house was very clean, tidy and considering you can also take dogs, does NOT have that doggy house smell. Great information left in a little handbook of all you could want to know about all sorts with the area. Every step of booking was easy, clear and very informative owners!
Thank you for a great week in your gorgeous Gem by the Sea xx

Aj & Bex

28 Aug 2023

We stayed for a week in August. Sea Gem is a lovely, clean, nice sized house. Well appointed. The location was excellent for our needs (close to Penzance and the Minack Theatre). Just a nice easy place to spend a week. We were concerned about parking before we arrived but never had a problem finding a space on the road. It's tight but that's to be expected in a Cornish village. We had a slight issue with a kitchen appliance but the response from the owner was swift and resolved the issue. She kept us in the loop at all times. We will definitely rebook when we return to the area.


23 Aug 2023

We had a lovely holiday! The house was very comfortable and perfect for our stay. The location was great, plenty of walks into Penzance, bus to Mousehole, a short drive to Porthcurno and Marazion and a train ride to St Ives. The facilities in the house were great, room for us to eat and play games as a family and relax in the evening. Highly recommended!


30 Jul 2023

I attended a four day course at Newlyn College of Art and stayed at Sea Gem.This was ideal as the cottage is just around the corner from the college. The cottage itself is very comfortable and has a light and airy ambience. During my stay, I had to contact the owners a couple of times and this proved to be easy and pleasant. A great base for a family stay.The open top bus along the coast was particularly exhilarating and took us to St Ives where we visited the Tate Barbara Hepworth Museum which was actually her own home.


14 Jul 2023

We have just had the most wonderful week in Newlyn, staying at Sea gem. The cottage was absolutely fantastic. There has been a lot of thought and care gone into it. We didn't want for anything. So clean and comfortable. It was a pleasure to return at the end of the day to sit and relax. Fantastic views from the window. Lovely quiet location. Will definitely recommend to our friends. Thankyou once again for making our stay so wonderful. Kind regards Sally-ann and Michael

Sally.-Ann Burrows

25 Jun 2023

Sea Gem is a beautifully comfortable house to spend some time away in. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is provided, very clean and homely. Jane was extremely accommodating during our stay . Super enclosed garden for our dogs , having access to the side gate was a brilliant touch , meaning we could bring wet dogs back in that way to dry off in the garden. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home.

Carol Howells

03 Jun 2023

Sea Gem is a beautifully comfortable house to spend some time away in. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is provided, very clean and homely. Jane was extremely accommodating during our stay . Super enclosed garden for our dogs , having access to the side gate was a brilliant touch , meaning we could bring wet dogs back in that way to dry off in the garden. Thank you for allowing us to use your beautiful home.

Carol Howells

03 Jun 2023

Lovely house and perfect location for us, all was clean, soft towels and cosy surroundings.


30 Apr 2023

We have just spent a wonderful New Year at Sea Gem! It’s a great location for exploring the wild West Cornish coast, taking an easy flat stroll along the seafront into Penzance for some great shopping, or walk a short distance to see the special festive lights in Mousehole. We took a taxi into St Ives, some 20 minutes away by car, for a magical New Years Eve to enjoy the fireworks and a fantastic atmosphere. Sea Gem has everything you need for a very comfortable stay, and is cosy and warm when the weather isn’t so great…..a real home from home. It is highly recommended for a super holiday, whatever the time of year.


01 Jan 2023

Sea Gem is a beautifully comfortable house to spend some time away in. Everything you need to make your stay comfortable is provided, very clean and homely. Lovely quiet road and views down to the swimming pool on Penzance prom are gorgeous, always somewhere to park near to the house which is a big bonus. I would definitely stay again.


18 Oct 2022

We have just returned from a stay at sea gem Newlyn!the house was lovely and beautifully clean and well presented,the view down to Penzance beach was so nice to see especially with an early morning cup of tea!it was a great base to travel to the beautiful places Cornwall has to offer!had some lovely meals in the local pubs and the mackerel house with fresh fish,highly recommended sea gem youl have a great stay.


24 Sep 2022

13th September 2022
Just got back from a lovely holiday in Sea Gem, Newlyn. What a fantastic location the house is in. If you like fish this is the place to come. Jane has gone to such detail, as the house is very well equipped, it is just like being in your own home. Great comfy beds so we had a great nights sleep.
Good location to many beautiful bays.
Would book again. Thank you for looking after us.

yvonne kennedy

13 Sep 2022

A great base to explore the southern parts of Cornwall. The house is well appointed, clean and homely. On street parking is limited but Newlyn harbour carpark is only a 5 minute walk down the hill (10 minutes up 😉)
Newlyn is w working port with shops and some great food options, the chip shop on the junction being a must with daily Gluten free options which is rare. Mousehole is within walking distance on the coast road / footpath, so grab some chips, take in the views and wash the day away with a good pint or two.

Thanks Jane, the whole family enjoyed the break.

Gregg Atkins

06 Aug 2022

We have just left Sea Gem Cottage after having a lovely week here. The cottage had amazing views and had everything we needed to have a great stay. We walked down to the centre and had a nice meal in the Bridge Inn, the pubs are all welcoming and dog friendly. There is a good walk along the front in to Penzance where we could take the dogs on the beach. We walked to Mousehole , this was a lovely place to visit. Sea Gem is in a great location to reach places like St Ives Lands End and Lizard Point , which we visited.
We would highly recommend by Sea Gem Cottage it is a great place to stay. Thank you for having us. Jane Paul and Aimee Jenner and hounds

Jane Jenner

09 Jul 2022

Just back from a fab week in Cornwall. Sea Gem was lovely, had everything we needed for the week. Beautifully decorated, super clean and lacked nothing.
Definitely recommend.
Mackerel Sky eatery is devine

Ian Forsyth

12 Jun 2022

Lovely house for our weeks stay, great location with lots to do nearby and some lovely walks. The house was very comfortable for the two of us and we had everything we needed. The bridge restaurant and mackerel sky bar both fantastic places to eat and also local chippy.

Sasha pexton

29 May 2022

We've had a lovely time staying at Sea Gem. The house is clean, has everything you need and also located in good walking distance to eat out with many choices. There are so many places to visit and so much to do.
Would definitely recommend.

Debbie Haden

14 May 2022

House is very clean, well equipped and Pet friendly, even some treats has been left for dog.


30 Apr 2022

We had a great stay in Newlyn. The house was amazing. We stayed for a week with 5 persons - with enough space for us. 5 minutes walk to the beach, 8 minutes to the town. Penzance is about 20 minutes away. So, the location is perfect - also a quite night, because there is no public traffic. We would book this house again and we will recommend it to our friends.


18 Apr 2022

We really enjoyed our stay at Sea Gem. The house was comfortable and equipped with everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the views from the window seats. Hosts were helpful and responded quickly to our emails.


30 Mar 2022

We had a lovely time staying at Sea Gem. It is a great place to explore the south west of Cornwall from. The house has everything you need including very comfortable beds.


01 Mar 2022

We had such a lovely stay at Sea Gem over the February half-term. The cottage is very clean and well equipped... perfect for our family of five. It's also excellently located for sightseeing. We visited The Lizard, Cape Cornwall, Mousehole, St. Ives, St. Michael's Mount, Porthleven and Hayle (where the whole family enjoyed go karting). Aunty Mays' pasties and the Chinese in Newlyn were both excellent too. A great holiday location - thank you.

Wendy Thompson

27 Feb 2022

Just returned from a trip to Cornwall. The Sea Gem is a lovely house and had everything we needed, even space for our dog's crate in the kitchen/diner. All the rooms were well equipped and the beds really comfy. Although we couldn't get parked outside the property we always managed to get a space nearby in the same road. We had a wonderful time.

Sue Tristram

31 Jan 2022

We had the best weekend away in this beautiful house. Perfect location looking over the sea and close to so many things. Never had any problems with parking, and the house is easy to find with a lovely garden for the dogs too. Really comfy and cosy too and the best nights sleep we’ve had- so comfortable! Would definitely loved to come back!


26 Jan 2022

We booked Sea Gem due to its location to where my parents and brother and brother in law where staying with plans to spend Christmas with them at their house. Unfortunately Covid hit their house the day after we arrived and my parents ended up having to go home. So although we didn’t plan Christmas Day at Sea gem, we spent a fabulous week there and managed to knock up a last minute Christmas dinner too. The house was so homely and comfortable with enough space for our three children. There are gorgeous views of the sea, Penzance and a favourite of mine, Jubilee Pool. I loved the window seats in the bay windows where you could sit and read or watch the lights of Newlyn and Penzance. We have stayed in Newlyn several times now but we were so glad to have Sea Gem as our own space for the week. Even though we were unable to spend time with the rest of our family over the Christmas period, our stay was made so much easier. We were very happy to spend much more time in the house than we originally planned. It just felt so comfortable. We enjoyed daily walks to either Mousehole, Newlyn and Penzance (several times!) The children loved the arcades, and we loved the local pub and also discovered great cocktails in The Artist Residence. We walked at Godrevy and I even swam in the sea on Christmas Day! We would definitely recommend Sea Gem to any of our family and friends and we would love to stay there again. Jane, the host was great at communicating with us, both before we arrived and once we got there too. Thank you for a wonderful stay and we hope to be back soon!


28 Dec 2021

We have just enjoyed a week at Jane’s lovely house in Newlyn. The beds are all comfortable with lovely linen. Everything we needed in the kitchen/breakfast room. Comfortable living room with two sofas and a great tv. All areas were very clean and nicely decorated. Fantastic location for anyone attending a course at the Newlyn School of Art. Great pubs, restaurants and shops nearby. Jane even put a Christmas tree up for us which was very thoughtful. We would definitely stay again.


08 Dec 2021

Sea Gem certainly lives up to its name. We had a great week. Newlyn is an interesting, friendly place and we loved exploring the narrow streets as we walked up and down. The house has everything you need and is very comfortable. I loved looking out every morning from the window seat to Penzance and the bay. The art college is just around the corner so ideal for attending a course. Great places to eat and I can thoroughly recommend it .

Christine Riley

14 Nov 2021

We spent 5 days at Sea Gem coming from the Isle of Skye. Lovely area with a great view of the sea front from the top of the hill. Clean, well equipped and spacious. Street parking not to bad, got parked most days outside the house, but a warning if not used to very narrow streets! Would recommend Sea Gem.


10 Nov 2021

Fresh clean, comfortably everything you need for weekend break, comfy beds, lovely hot bath and pleasant sea view


01 Nov 2021

We very much enjoyed our stay at Sea Gem. The house was lovely and well equipped. It was in a perfect location, in a quiet road and with easy parking. It was particularly well located for Newlyn Art School which was a two minute walk away. Communication with Jane was excellent.


18 Oct 2021

Just spent a super week in this well situated, clean, fully equipped and lovely house. Plenty to do and see in the surrounding area and a few minutes walk to the seafront at Newlyn and along the lovely dog friendly promenade to Penzance. The main restaurants and pubs in Newlyn are very close by and were very good.! Sea Gem is highly recommended for a great break.


08 Oct 2021

Beautiful and extremely comfortable cottage. Everything you could need for your holiday. Crisp, clean bedding and towels supplied. Brilliant location for visiting lots of fab places, Penzance, St Ives, Mousehole, Sennen Cove, Lands End and more. Trengwainton Gardens (National Trust) worth a visit. Newlyn Beach is walkable but be prepared for a steep climb back! Would recommend without hesitation.


02 Oct 2021

Had a fantastic weeks stay at Sea Gem! Perfectly placed for walking along the seafront through Newlyn and onto Penzance, as well as being a great location to drive to other places, st ives, mousehole, lands end, minnack theatre. Really helpful recommendations in the folder in the house. Our first time visiting thia area and we loved it, busy days out and a lovely homely place to rest in the evenings. Highly recommended!


25 Sep 2021

Lovely house in a great location for exploring the South West Peninsula of Cornwall.


18 Sep 2021

We had a lovely time in Jane and Howard holiday home. Newlyn is a lovely fishing harbour and the location was great to get to many places. We did some lovely walk s with family and 2 dogs.
The choice of pubs snd restaurants was great and if you like seafood and fish, the mackerel fish bar would definitely recommend. We have booked another break there we enjoyed it so much! 😊

Debbie Haden

15 Sep 2021

Sea Gem is a fabulous base for exploring Penzance and surrounding area. It is clean and well equipped with everything needed for a comfy stay. Jane is a great host and was quick to reply to any questions or queries. We would definitely book again if travelling to the area in the future.


03 Sep 2021

Perfect and easy communication with Jane. The house was exactly as described, clean tidy and provided us with everything we could have needed. Very close to the centre of Newlyn which has plenty of very good places to eat and drink, and a lovely walk across the promenade into Penzance. thoroughly recommend!


25 Jul 2021

We were near to the harbour, wonderful fishmongers and good restaurants. We could also pick up the coast path in both directions and the bus to go further afield. A great location and the house had every amenity too! Highly recommended.


10 Jul 2021

We had a perfect stay. Jane was really helpful and great at communicating and helping out when asked. The accommodation was brilliant and included everything we needed, and perfectly positioned for exploring Cornwall. We would highly recommend.


20 Jun 2021

We just had a fabulous week in seagem,
Beautifully presented house & well equipped & super comfy beds & lovely bedding & crisp & spotlessly clean & Beautiful views of the sea ,fabulous hosts with excellent communications .
Would happily booked again at a later date 🙂
Thanks again xx

Jo Paddon

05 Jun 2021

The house has been carefully prepared for visitors, beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. Large white fluffy towels and smooth ironed sheets on the beds, what a luxury. I slept so well that I even looked for the make of mattress so I can buy one for myself at home. If you are taking an art course at the Newlyn art school, it is perfect as it is literally around the corner! Tip, I left my car parked in their car park and walked back as parking is tight on the streets around Newlyn.


30 May 2021

A lovely place to stay - very clean and comfortable and well equipped. Experienced our first ever Pagan Festival on May 1st, got sunburned one day and needed winter woollies the next! Fabulous walks from the house on the South Coast Path and easy access to places further afield: Lands End, Sennen Cove, Bottallack, Marazion. Super location for exploring. Thankyou for letting us use your house!


08 May 2021

We couldn’t have asked for a better place to stay! The house was gorgeous and in a nice location! Very clean and well kept and had everything we needed to enjoy our stay with a toddler and a puppy to go with it! Would definitely stay there again next time we brave the 7 hour car journey.”


26 Apr 2021

Thank you Jane, your house is absolutely amazing, perfect for holidays but homely and exceptionally well equipped. The views and the light throughout the house are fantastic addition, allowed us to enjoy every minute of the trip.


29 Dec 2020

We were very comfortable in Jane's little gem of a house. Coming back windswept and wet from days out to nearby Land's End, St Ives, our favourite Porthcurno or other lovely places, it was like coming back to your own warm, dry and comfortable home. The fishing village of Newlyn is full of character with it's narrow, steep streets (you certainly get fit walking up from the harbour) and has lovely looking restaurants and pubs - we tried the Red Lion and a very family friendly (and delicious!) Italian/tapas place called The Bridge. Fish and Chips are also amazing and, like all the fish in the area, freshly caught from Newlyn.


31 Oct 2020

We loved our stay at Janes. Jane was excellent at answering any questions we had, and was very responsive. The property was lovely, just the right size for us (a family of 2 adults and 2 children) and was very clean throughout. It was just the little getaway we needed in these times of uncertainty, we will be back.


22 Oct 2020

Sea gem is a lovely home, perfect for visiting Newlyn and the surrounding area. The house is warm and welcoming, we very quickly felt at home.


19 Oct 2020

It was like being home from home. The house was so clean and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable! We couldn't fault anything and it was an ideal location to go exploring.


14 Oct 2020

Exactly as described. Would recommend.


09 Oct 2020

Jane’s house is absolutely fantastic; beautiful interior (we loved all the different fabrics chosen) and has everything you could want. The beds were so comfortable; we all slept better than we do at home! Location was great too; stunning views from the property and only a short walk to a super choice of restaurants, pubs, shops etc. We loved staying and will definitely be returning. Thanks


05 Oct 2020

This truly is a 'gem' of a place. It is located in a quiet street, with beautiful views over Mounts Bay. The house is bright and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is spacious and well equiped, with a small outside area. You can see from the detail that this is a cared for holiday home and provdes an excellent base to explore Newlyn and the surrounding area. We enjoyed our stay immensly and can't wait to return. Highly recommended!


29 Sep 2020