Sea view holiday cottages in Mousehole

Sea View Cottages in Mousehole

South facing Mousehole (pronounced locally as 'Mowzel') can be found on the Cornish South coast, between Penzance and Lands End. Built from famously fine grained granite from nearby Lamorna, its tightly packed cottages enjoy magical sea and harbour views. In 1930 Welsh Poet Dylan Thomas described Mousehole as the 'loveliest village in England', though some locals would argue that Cornwall is very much apart from England. The village was seen as a the most significant fishing port in the area from the 13th century up until the 16th century, when the neighboring harbours of Penzance and Newlyn began to dominate. In 1595, Mousehole was the unfortunate landing spot for a Spanish invasion. The entire village was burned to the ground. The only surviving property was a public house, the Keigwin Arms, whose owner Jenkyn Keigwin defiantly stood by his house before being fatally shot by a Spanish musketeer. Mousehole was home to Dolly Pentreath, widely accepted to be the last native speaker of the Cornish language. Dolly, who lived from 1692 to 1777, is remembered as a rather strong character. She was known for smoking a pipe, drinking as much ale as any man and for once chasing a Naval press-gang back to their boats, hatchet in hand, before they had a chance to recruit any of the village's young men. They didn't return. The children's book The Mousehole Cat, which I loved having read to me as a child, tells the story of Tom Bawcock and his beloved black cat, Mowzer. Blighted by a particularly stormy winter, the village was dangerously low on food. One day Tom sets off in his fishing boat to brave the wild seas and save the day. The storm, represented by a 'storm cat' is thankfully soothed by Mowzer's purring, allowing Tom to catch enough pilchards to feed the whole village. On his return all the fish are baked into the now famous Starygazy pie. Today, Mousehole offers a true taste of Cornwall and all of its fishing heritage. With its small, yet sandy, beach protected inside the harbour walls, it is a safe place for children to swim. The village boasts some wonderful restaurants and pubs, with fresh fish a staple of course. It is quite easy to pass the time wondering along the village's cobbled streets exploring the many craft shops and galleries, but if you should like to see some of the surrounding area you are well placed, with the village on the South West Coast Path. Following the path West will lead you to other beauty spots such as Lamorna, Porthcurno (home of the fabulous Minack Theatre) and eventually Lands End. In the other direction you'll come across Newlyn (the Newlyn Art Gallery is a must for the artistically inclined) and the larger town of Penzance.… read more

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12 cottages found

Harbour Moon, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 2
  • Sat Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £924 - £1785 pw

Set directly on the harbour front, this unique retreat is perfect for two. Originally a two bedroom cottage, the property has been lovingly renovated and transformed leaving no ideas left unturned. The design of the property perfectly entwines the classic text…


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Carveth, Mousehole (Nr Penzance)

  • Sleeps 4
  • Sat Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £380 - £974 pw

GENERAL - Uninterrupted views of the sea across Mounts Bay... - Comfortable property is the entire upper level of a detached house - Only 200 yards from the harbour in the fishing village of Mousehole - Parking for one car ACCOMMODATION - Spacious ki…


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Love Lane Cottage, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 4
  • Fri Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £597 - £1052 pw

Traditional Cottage set into the hill above Mousehole with the most spectacular views over Mousehole Harbour across the whole of Mounts Bay to St Michael's Mount. The mature terraced gardens have lots of great places to catch the sun and there's a summer hous…


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Mariners Cottage, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 4
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £689 - £1516 pw

Mariners Cottage is a true coastal property; it boasts panoramic sea views and with the beach nearby, it is great for families. . Built circa 1795, Mariners Cottage is spectacularly situated only metres from the sea. One of a row, this fabulous former fisherma…


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Chy An Dowr, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Sat Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £382 - £1192 pw

Accommodation Details Chy An Dowr which literally translates into 'House by the sea'. This single level accommodation offers extensive sea views from the large spacious lounge which is fully complete with sofas, electric fire, TV/DVD and small music system…


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Harbour Lights, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Fri Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £723 - £1937 pw

Harbour Lights is a superb detached house with sea views in the Cornish coastal village of Mousehole. The house sleeps six people and has one king bedroom with patio doors, 1 twin room with patio doors, 1 twin room, a family bathroom and a family shower room. …


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Lookout, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Sat Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £502 - £1319 pw

Accommodation: Over three floors. 2 x first floor doubles, 1 x second floor twin. Family bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar and. Utility room. Dining area adjoining…


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Tamarisk, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Sat Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £540 - £1484 pw

Accommodation Details With spectacular sea views this wonderful 200 year old stone holiday cottage is nestled on the coastal path route, above the picturesque fishing village of Mousehole. Boasting its own private parking and gardens, Tamarisk is a rar…


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Trecarrell Cottage, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Sat Changeover
  • 1 Dog Welcome
  • £520 - £1428 pw

Trecarrell Cottage enjoys an unrivalled position facing the sea and harbour in the quaint and picturesque fishing village of Mousehole in the Far West of Cornwall. A popular destination year round for its quaint narrow streets, harbourside cafes and great loca…


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Wootton Gray, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 6
  • Fri Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £465 - £1147 pw

Wootton Gray is a charming detached property with elevated sea views overlooking Mousehole. The entrance is on the first floor where the open plan living space, kitchen,double and twin bedroom s can be found. The ground floor has a further double bedroom with…


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Dolphin Rise, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 8
  • Fri Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £712 - £2734 pw

This was our first holiday cottage in Mousehole and what a property! Spectacular sea views to St Michael's Mount from most of the rooms as well as the terrace and gardens. Perhaps the finest Mousehole holiday cottage available, Dolphin Rise is set into the …


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Seascape, Mousehole

  • Sleeps 8
  • Fri Changeover
  • Sorry, No Dogs
  • £486 - £1516 pw

Accommodation Details Seascape is a spacious reverse level holiday home which enjoys lovely sea views out towards St Clement's Isle, and has the very real benefit off road parking in the historic fishing village of Mousehole. Entering the property a…


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