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April Cottage

£364 - £803 per week

April Cottage is a traditional, quaint and very pretty granite cottage a minute's walk from Mousehole harbour, decorated to a very comfortable standard in neutral colours. Lovely beamed ceilings, a woodburner for the cooler evenings and contemporary furnishings bring a warm and welcoming feel to this small, romantic hideaway. En suites to both bedrooms make this a perfect getaway for friends travelling together or a small family.

The small garden to the front of the property, set back from a relatively traffic free narrow lane is perfect for watching the world go by in this friendly village. April Cottage is ideally situated within the village of Mousehole with its selection of brilliant restaurants, shops, galleries and beach. The local bus service connects you with Penzance, or why not walk along the coast road and take in the fishing port of Newlyn. Many other attractions, like St Ives, Marazion, Land's End and the charming coves and beaches of West Cornwall are an easy day out from here.


small paved front garden, front door into kitchen/sitting/dining room, stairs up to bedrooms and bathroom and door through to outdoor utility room.

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

electric oven, fridge, sofa seating, armchairs, TV/DVD, multi-fuel woodburner, dining table and chairs. Staircase to first floor:

Shower room

shower cubicle, basin, WC.

Bedroom 1

double bed, en suite with bath, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Outside area

small cottage garden to the front of the property, garden furniture, rear entrance to shared courtyard.

Outdoor utility room

washing machine, tumble dryer, sink unit, table-top freezer, small wine/beer fridge.

Additional information

Oil fuelled radiator and log burner. Storage heaters and heated towel rails. WiFi at the property is limited and only suitable for web browsing and checking emails. Please note this cottage has low ceilings and steep stairs. WiFi, short breaks available.


We just had a brilliant time in this cottage. Location was great. Will def book again.

July 2021

This is a beautifully decorated and equipped little cottage, near to the centre of Mousehole. The beds are comfortable and we slept well.We found parking in the local carparks and walked to Newlyn to buy and cook fresh fish. The little kitchen is well equipped and the pictures of local places on all the walls are a delight to gaze at. Not suitable for very tall people as beams and doorways are low.

June 2021

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Holidays in Mousehole

Mousehole is an idyllic village and fishing port with quaint cobbled streets full of bistros and art-galleries. Sit on the harbour and admire views of St Michael’s Mount or take a short drive to nearby Marazion to walk along the golden sands.

Mousehole is a great community with a fantastic atmosphere, and self catering in Mousehole is effortless. Enjoy afternoon tea at the Tremayne Tea Room or sit down for an evening meal at 2 Fore Street, a French bistro-style restaurant on Mousehole harbour front. Finish off your evening with a pint of local ale at the Ship Inn, one of the famous St Austell Brewery establishments. For more info, read our blog post on Eating out in Mousehole.

Top tip

Visit at Christmas and experience the magical Mousehole Lights display!

Things to do in Mousehole

Mousehole is best when entered on foot, or bus, or bike. Cars are not the way to see Mousehole and best left outside. If you have to bring a car, there’s a big car park on the Penzance side of the village, close to The Old Coastguard Hotel.

Christmas lights

Mousehole has celebrated Christmas with beautiful lights for 40 years! The village is a winter wonderland in the dark nights and grey seas of winter. Many villages have light shows today but Mousehole is special. Holiday cottages overlooking the harbour always enjoy an extra special Cornish Christmas. Read more on our blog about Mousehole lights.

Walks around Mousehole

For those who are not so content with staying in their holiday homes, the walks around Mousehole are a joy all year round.  There are some fabulous circular walks but we think there's something particularly satisfying about catching a bus from Mousehole and walking back in (especially if your walk exits the village in a north of westerly direction; you'll soon discover the town is nestled at the bottom of a very steep hill!)  Read our blog on Mousehole Walks.

Mousehole Sea Salts & Sail Festival

Taking place every two years, this maritime festival celebrates Mousehole's fishing heritage with traditional sailing boat races and many other activities and entertainment for the whole family. 2014 was the festival's tenth biennial festival, taking place on the 11th, 12th & 13th July.  Read our blog post from the event here: Sea Salts and Sail Festival.

A brief history of Mousehole

Today Mousehole is beautiful and welcoming holiday destination This popular holiday destination has seen more than its fair share of hardtimes tragedy over the years.

The Quay was built in 1392, holding the harbour like a pair of protective arms. Fishing was always important to Mousehole. These days there are fewer boats fishing from the village but there is an active fishing fleet operating out of nearby Newlyn, a town worth a visit on its own account. Read more about the History of Mousehole on our blog.

Places to visit near Mousehole

Venture near or far, with NewlynPorthcurno and Marazion all within a short drive or the cobbled streets of St Ives and the surfing beach of Sennen a little further away. Visit Penzance town to do some light shopping or head to Jubilee Pool to cool down after a long day of exploring. Wherever you want to go, our Mousehole self catering cottages make an ideal base from which to explore the towns and villages of West Cornwall.

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Mousehole Christmas Lights

Possibly the most well-known and popular Christmas Lights in the county, Moushole combines stunning displays against the backdrop of their gorgeous Cornish fishing harbour to bring real festive magic to all who visit at this special time of year. Read More >

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Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

Every year, the people of Mousehole celebrate the bravery of Tom Bawcock. Years ago, when the boats couldn't get out in the storms, the villages had no fish to eat. Tom dared to take his boat out and returned with enough fish to make a Star Gazey fish pie for the whole village.

23rd December 2021

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What our guests say...

We know how important honest reviews are when it comes to booking your holiday. To help you choose the right property for you, we publish all reviews left by guests who have stayed here in the past, with the few exceptions stated in our Review Guidelines. Please bear in mind that some facilities referred to by past guests in reviews can be removed or changed at any time.

We just had a brilliant time in this cottage. Location was great. Will def book again.

This is a beautifully decorated and equipped little cottage, near to the centre of Mousehole. The beds are comfortable and we slept well.We found parking in the local carparks and walked to Newlyn to buy and cook fresh fish. The little kitchen is well equipped and the pictures of local places on all the walls are a delight to gaze at. Not suitable for very tall people as beams and doorways are low.

A lovely little cottage very close to the town centre, only a few minutes walk downhill. Two bathrooms are a real bonus for such a compact cottage. Parking, as we most who live in Mousehole is tricky with the roads very narrow. A peaceful and quiet stay was enjoyed and we would be happy to return.

This is a cute little Granite traditional cottage nested in the middle of Mousehole seconds from the harbour. It has a lovely garden at the front for your breakfast in the sun. Although not large overall, it has two bathrooms which is a real bonus and very unusual; one of which is en suite. There is a slither of a sea view from the master bedroom, but you are so close it is just a short stroll to the harbour. Parking, as always, is a bit of a problem, but if you go up the hill towards Paul you can usually find something on the road.

Aspect holidays provided an excellent service, thank you so much

A lovely, comfy, cosy cottage, perfectly situated a stone's throw from the harbour. Would recommend to friends.

Lovely week in mousehole. Cute cottage, great value for money and great location! Thank you!

Well situated in the village of Mousehole behind the harbour. Clean, cosy and quirky and kitchen well equipped. Easy bus route to Penzance and beyond. Near to coastal walks. Well worth the stay.

Loved everything about it. Cute, cosy, nicely decorated, very well kitted out in terms of pots and pans etc. Added bonus of the beautiful Mousehole lights and the fantastic Ship Inn which does a world beating Fish and Chips. Just a lovely week and one which we hope to repeat one day.

Another great holiday at April Cottage. thank you

Cute and cosy little cottage right in the middle of Mousehole. Very close to the harbour, shops and restaurants but on a quiet street (no parking, like virtually everywhere in the village but you can drop stuff off right outside). Prettily decorated. Upstairs very spacious with two bathrooms. Downstairs a bit tight, especially if there are four of you but we had some pleasant evenings in front of the fire. October a great time to visit Mousehole if you are lucky with the weather as we were.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

It's great to hear that you enjoyed your time in Mousehole. Parking is unfortunately at a bit of a premium in the village, being a traditional fishing village, it was not designed with cars in mind at the time, but is part of what gives it such a charming appeal. There are a couple of car parks within close proximity to April Cottage though; we are happy to provide further information on these, and it is always worth looking into parking options beforehand on the local council website, particularly for peak weeks. Thanks for your comments, and we hope to see you back here soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Quirky and cosy cottage with a great location and value.

Highly recommended - A lovely cottage in an amazing location. Mousehole is the loveliest village on the SW coast. The harbour is great - offering a small beach with swimming, kayaking, jumping off walls and sunbathing plus dear shops, pretty much unspoiled, supplying pasties, ice cream and quality gifts - including the tiny mouse shop up the hill. Fab coastal walks too. Loved it.

April cottage is lovely, just minutes walk from Mousehole harbour. A very characterful little house but with spacious bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It coped with our family of four very well and the outside utility room was a definite bonus. If we came to Mousehole again we'd happily stay in April Cottage again, in fact I'd happily move there full stop! That said, parking in Mousehole at peak of season would have been a total pain were not for Aspects offering weekly permits in the school. This worked well though it's a little walk from the cottage.

April Cottage is cute, and well located in Mousehole, it has a perfect sunny front courtyard garden to observe street life. If you want to wrap yourself in history, walk to the harbour in seconds, and enjoy coastal village life on tap it is perfect.

Lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location only a couple of minutes walk from the harbour. Well equipped and with a small outside space which was lovely for sitting out.

April Cottage is very cosy, clean and comfortable with lovely welcoming touches on arrival. I have stayed at April Cottage many times, and always love to come back.

We really enjoyed our festive stay at April cottage the house exceeded our expectations, it was very comfortable, well equipped and in a fantastic location.

I'm always happy to return to April Cottage and have never been disappointed! I would particularly like to commend Helen (the caretaker) for her care in making the cottage feel so welcoming on arrival, and for going above and beyond in trying to sort out the oven. Looking forward to my next stay

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for taking the time to send in your review. We were really sorry to hear about the problems with the oven; unfortunately the engineer couldn't fix it, so the owner has had a brand new one installed. We are glad to hear that you were still able to do all of the cooking that you wanted, and that it didn't cause you too much of a problem. We will look forward to seeing you back here again. Tanya, Customer services

Brilliant cottage in a great location.

Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Would go back again and again!

Perfect hideaway, quiet, comfortable and very well equiped. Seagulls very friendly will knock on the window if they can see you have food handy, the most persistent one is called Barbie. Enjoy

April Cottage is delightful, there was even a Christmas tree in the sitting room. Friendly neighbours who are Mousehole residents. Just yards from the harbour it is in an ideal location.

April Cottage is quaint and cosy. It is nicely decorated and furnished and contains all you need for a lovely holiday. The neighbours are welcoming and friendly but do not bother you in any way. If you like to cater for yourself, there is everything that you would need but if you want a break from cooking, there are excellent eating places within a five minute walk. The cottage is very conveniently situated for the harbour and the bus stops there regularly. The cottage is very small, with a steep staircase, but this adds to the charm. I would thorough recommend for a lovely restful holiday and would definitely go back.

The cottage was very comfy and cosy and perfectly located in Mousehole. It has loads of character and charm and really made our stay very enjoyable. Helen, the owner, made us feel very welcome with flowers and a cream tea waiting for us on our arrival. We felt that she was just around the corner if we needed her but she didn't impose herself on us during our stay. Everything was very clean and we appreciated the crisp fresh towels and bed linen. It was also great to have a Goid working shower and washing machine.

Great location to explore Moushole, cottage is well furnished and has a lovely feel. Would recommend staying here.

Very clean comfortable and warm very good location.

The cottage was well equipped and had everything we need for our long weekend.

Very cosy cottage in a great location. Good value for money.

Well planned cottage with all you need for a perfect holiday

Lovely little cottage with friendly neighbours and a short walk to the harbour.

This is a charming cottage in a picture-book pretty village, It is well equipped and tastefully decorated. The village and indeed the whole area is fabulous. The standard of local restaurants, the coastal paths and the great local bus service mean you can spend a wholly satisfactory holiday without ever getting in your car.

normally 5 stars this time 4

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your helpful feedback. It was great to see you back at April Cottage. We are sorry that there were a couple of areas that weren't up to the usual high standards. We are glad that the oven issue got fixed the following day for you, and please rest assured that this was all followed up with the owner, and later inspected by one of our team. We hope to see you back again soon. Tanya, Customer Services