The Sail Loft is a unique traditional fisherman’s style cottage that dates back to the 18th Century, situated in the working harbour of Newlyn, and historic artists’ colony. It was once where pilchards were smoked, and then sent to the harbour for shipping overseas. You can still see the marks on the floors from it’s fascinating past. With its original beams, beautiful log burner and surroundings of local art and sculptures, you cannot help but fall in love with the Sail Loft’s charm and individuality.
Nestled away in the heart of Newlyn, you can stroll and explore everything that Newlyn has to offer, walk along the harbours edge where the local fishing fleet land their fresh catch daily. The village itself has a traditional Cornish feel, with its pubs, restaurants, and the famous Newlyn Film House, as well as lovely art galleries and specialist shops.
A picturesque leisurely walk will take you to Mousehole in one direction, and Penzance in the other, with its long promenade and heated lido swimming pool. Newlyn is within close proximity to Marazion with mystical St Michael’s Mount. The Cornish Peninsula has an abundance of places to discover - beautiful beaches and coves, surfing at Sennen, gorgeous Porthcurno and its turquoise water, the magical open-air Minack Theatre overlooking the sea, St Ives, Lands’ End, the Lizard Peninsula, Porthleven and hidden Lamora Cove, and the tranquil Penberth Cove, famed as a location for the TV series, ‘Poldark’. There is also an abundance of wonderful places to visit that are easily reached by car, including Falmouth, Truro, Padstow, Port Isaac, The Eden Project, and The Lost Gardens of Heligan.
There are beautiful beaches on both the south and north coasts, fishing villages, coastal walks, cycling, fishing, golf, and a plethora of National Trust properties and grounds are all in reach from this delightful annex. If you appreciate beauty, unstructured activities and variety and enjoy interesting sights, textures and sounds, the Sail Loft will ignite your creativity and imagination.