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April Cottage is a traditional, quaint and very pretty granite cottage a minute's walk from Mousehole harbour and is 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 and cosy 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.
electric oven, fridge, sofa seating, armchairs, TV/DVD, multi-fuel woodburner, dining table and chairs. Staircase to first floor:
shower cubicle, basin, WC.
double bed, en suite with bath, WC, basin.
small cottage garden to the front of the property, garden furniture, rear entrance to shared courtyard.
washing machine, tumble dryer, sink unit, table-top freezer, small wine/beer fridge.
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.
Another great holiday at April Cottage. thank you
Mr Dartnell October 2019
Quirky and cosy cottage with a great location and value.
Mr Arrowsmith August 2019
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|23 Feb - 30 Mar||350|
|6 Apr - 13 Apr||434|
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|1 Jun - 8 Jun||501|
|15 Jun - 22 Jun||541|
|27 Jul - 24 Aug||772|
|31 Aug - 7 Sep||484|
|28 Sep - 12 Oct||385|
|2 Nov - 14 Dec||350|
|28 Dec - 31 Dec||597|
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|4 Apr - 11 Apr||443|
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|13 Jun - 20 Jun||551|
|25 Jul - 22 Aug||787|
|26 Sep - 10 Oct||393|
|31 Oct - 12 Dec||357|
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Mousehole is a great community with a fantastic atmosphere, and self catering in Moushole 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.
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.
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.
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.
Venture near or far, with Newlyn, Porthcurno 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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Find unique Christmas presents and tasty treats at Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre. Stalls will be set up in various areas of the park, there will be Christmas music to get everyone in the festive spirit and a chance to meet Santa too.
30th November - 1st December 2019
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.
14th December 2019 - 4th January 2020
Visit Santa and his elves at the magical grotto at Paradise Park on selected dates in December. Tickets include a gift from Santa and there's no need to book, tickets are on sale on the day from 10am.
TBC 15th - 24th December 2019 (selected dates)
Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.
21st December 2019
The tradition of Tom Bawcock comes from the feast or famine lifestyle of Cornwall. The story goes that it was just before Christmas; there had been no fish for weeks, the boats couldn’t get out into the raging storm, the village was starving. One man, Tom Bawcock, dared to take his boat out of the harbour’s safety. He returned with enough fish to make fish pie for the whole village.
Today, a festival takes place each year to celebrate Tom Bawcock's bravery. During the festival, Star Gazey pies are eaten in memory of this famous event.
23rd December 2019
Spend New Year's Eve in St Ives for an unforgettable evening at the largest fancy dress party in the county. Ring in the New Year with an unbeatable fireworks display by the sea.
31st December 2019
Find out more about New Year's Eve in St Ives here>
Held on the anniversary of the consecration of the Parish Church of St Eia in 1434 AD, Feast Day offers visitors to witness - and even join in with - some centuries-old traditions. A morning precesison led by the Mayor to bless the Well of St Eia. Following this, the Mayor will 'Hurls the Silver Ball' into a crowd of children who assemble on the beach below. The one who returns the ball to the Guildhall steps by midday receives a silver coin. In the afternoon the Mayor then throw pennies from the balcony of the Guildhall for children to collect.
4th February 2020
The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.
TBC 1st - 2nd March 2020
The small Cornish fishing village of Porthleven hosts its annual Food & Music Festival every April and encorporates street performers, a range of local produce, Samba dancing, theatre, beer marquees, hip-hop dancers, fireworks, Cornish singing & much, much mmore...the list is endless!
26th - 28th April 2020
Join in the celebrations at this community led festival of free entertainment. The annual event celebrates the engineering and mining history of the Camborne area, and is dedicated to Richard Trevithick, pioneer of high pressure steam power & inventor of Road and Railway Locomotives.
27th April 2020
Growing in size and popularity, the St Ives Food Festival features top chefs, quality Cornish goods, sandcastle competitions for children and food demonstrations.
10th - 12th May 2020
Golowan Festival is an annual community arts event that celebrates local culture and the social and natural environment. 'Mazey Day' takes place on the Saturday of the festival and guarantees to be a very colourful affair!
21st - 30th June 2020
Popular with visitors and locals alike, this exciting festival celebrates everything literary, including spoken, written, recited and sung word. Take part in the reading and writing discussions and activities and enjoy the many performances.
3rd - 6th July 2020
For two weeks only, Adventure 001, supporters of Cornwall Air Ambulance, will be bringing their helicopter experiences to St Ives! Choose from a 6 minute flight from £35 to a 30 minute flight from £96 and take in the incredible views across St Ives bay and beyond!
Dates TBC August 2020
Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!
25th - 27th July 2020
A fun packed day hosted by the RNLI lifeboat Station. See the lifeboats on display and in action on the water with demonstrations featuring one of the HM Coastguard helicpoters!
8th August 2020
Newlyn Fish Festival is the biggest and best of its kind in the UK. Taste some of the finest seafood on offer and enjoy cookery demonstrations, live music and arts and crafts. Local fishmongers take part in the The Cornish fishmonger of the year competition and the popular 'Fishy Trail' is perfect to keep the kids entertained.
26th August 2020
Now becoming a sellout event, this festival keeps attracting more and more visitors who come to enjoy a wide range of acts, including music, theatre, poetry and visual arts.
14th - 28th September 2020
The 2018 shout will feature more than 20 sea shanty groups for a fun weekend of shanty singing, sailor and pirate themed fancy dress and beer. This year's event will be raising money for Cornwall Air Ambulance and its New Heli Appeal and takes place in various pubs and venues in St Ives.
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.
Another great holiday at April Cottage. thank you
Mr Dartnell 1 month ago
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.
Ms Farmery Oct 2019
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.
Mr Arrowsmith Sep 2019
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.
Mrs Symes Aug 2019
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.
Mrs Mellings Aug 2019
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.
Miss Bashford Jul 2019
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.
Mrs Ward Jun 2019
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.
Ms Thipthorpe May 2019
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.
Miss Andrews Dec 2018
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
Ms Thipthorpe Apr 2018
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.
Mr Dartnell Oct 2017
Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location. Would go back again and again!
Mrs Thompson Jul 2017
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
Mrs Thipthorpe May 2017
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.
Mrs Pierrepont Dec 2016
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.
Mrs Crook Nov 2016
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.
Mrs Blunden Aug 2016
Great location to explore Moushole, cottage is well furnished and has a lovely feel. Would recommend staying here.
Mrs Williams Aug 2016
Very clean comfortable and warm very good location.
Mr Pitt Dec 2015
The cottage was well equipped and had everything we need for our long weekend.
Mrs Colliver Dec 2015
Very cosy cottage in a great location. Good value for money.
Ms Dawkins Oct 2015
Well planned cottage with all you need for a perfect holiday
Mrs Martin Sep 2015
Lovely little cottage with friendly neighbours and a short walk to the harbour.
Ms Hilton Jun 2015
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.
Ms Marriner Apr 2015
normally 5 stars this time 4
Dr Milne Nov 2014
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