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April Cottage Mousehole

 
 
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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, 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.

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.

 

Brilliant cottage in a great location.

October 2017

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

July 2017

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2018

1 January597
6 Jan - 3 Feb350
10 Feb - 17 Feb358
24 Feb - 17 Mar350
24 March426
31 Mar - 7 Apr434
14 Apr - 28 Apr384
5 May - 19 May404
26 May624
2 Jun - 9 Jun501
16 Jun - 23 Jun540
30 June603
7 July634
14 July649
21 Jul - 18 Aug772
25 August611
1 Sep - 8 Sep484
15 September445
22 September389
29 Sep - 13 Oct385
20 October424
27 Oct - 8 Dec350
15 Dec - 22 Dec475
29 Dec - 31 Dec597

2019

1 Jan - 9 Feb350
16 February358
23 Feb - 30 Mar350
6 Apr - 13 Apr434
20 April426
27 April384
4 May - 18 May404
25 May624
1 Jun - 8 Jun501
15 Jun - 22 Jun541
29 June603
6 July634
13 July649
20 July718
27 Jul - 24 Aug772
31 Aug - 7 Sep484
14 September445
21 September389
28 Sep - 12 Oct385
19 October424
26 October385
2 Nov - 14 Dec350
21 December465
28 Dec - 31 Dec597
 

Mousehole Holidays

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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.

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.

Things to do near Mousehole

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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Local events

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. 

15th December - 4th January 2018

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www.mouseholelights.org.uk

Tom Bawcock's Eve, Mousehole

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 2018

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New Year's Eve in St Ives

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. 

 Sunday 31st December 2018

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St Ives Feast Day

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 2019

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Porthleven Food & Music Festival

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!

19th - 21st April 2019

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St Ives Food & Drink Festival

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 2019

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Golowan Festival - Penzance

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!

23rd - 28th June 2019

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St Ives Bay Helicopter Tours

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 2019 

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Hayle Fest

Enjoy a weekend of live music, local food and drink, food demonstrations, crafts and local goods stalls and much more! Don't miss out!

Dates TBC August 2019

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St Ives Lifeboat Day

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!

August 2019

Newlyn Fish Festival

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.

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TBC August 2019

St Ives September Festival

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 2019

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Penzance Literary Festival

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.

Dates TBC

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What our guests say...

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences, and 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.

Brilliant cottage in a great location.

October 2017

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

July 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

April 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.

December 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.

November 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.

August 2016

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

August 2016

Very clean comfortable and warm very good location.

December 2015

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

December 2015

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

September 2015

Well planned cottage with all you need for a perfect holiday

August 2015

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

June 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.

April 2015

normally 5 stars this time 4

November 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

 
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