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Boatman's Cottage

£545 - £1270 per week

New for 2022 Boatman's Cottage is full of Cornish charm and hidden away in the middle of magical, Mousehole. For daytime picnic excursions, the beach is all but a five-minute stroll away, grab your bucket and spade and don't forget a traditional Cornish pasty, from the Hole Deli on the harbour. If you have the sense of adventure, slip on your walking boots for a day walking along the Cornish coast paths and swimming in the secret coves you discover along the way. Finally head back to the cottage, where whether you are windswept or salty, the large shower is the perfect place to rinse off, then cosy down with a good book and a glass of your favourite wine around the crackling woodburner. When bedtime calls, Boatman's Cottage has a ground floor twin bedroom, or a first-floor superking size bedroom to choose from, in which to dream of tomorrows escapades.

Whether it be sizzling summer days or dramatic winter storms, chilled out mornings and rainy days in this quirky cottage are a delight. Gather up your loved ones, two and four-legged alike, and discover the many secret hiding places in and around this enchanting village. Just a little further afield, head to the stunning turquoise waters of Sennen Cove and Porthcurno, complete your trip with a visit to one of the fabulous eateries in nearby Newlyn. With a simple, eclectic interior, punctuated with characterful furnishings Boatman's Cottage is a peaceful retreat from the real world that you will want to return to again and again.


via shared courtyard, door into:


electric oven and hob, breakfast bar with two stools, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV, Krups coffee machine, stairs rising to sitting room and second bedroom, one step down to:

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Downstairs shower room

shower, WC, basin.

Sitting/dining room

two sofas, Smart TV, woodburner, dining table with four chairs, door to balcony, door into:

Bedroom 2

zip n link beds ( superking or twin beds ), TV.

Outside area

small balcony with bistro table and chairs, steps down to shared courtyard.

Additional information

electric heating, private garage parking 300m away from the cottage. *** ADDITIONAL PHOTOS WILL BE ADDED AT THE END OF MAY*** WiFi, up to three dogs welcome, short breaks available.


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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.

Coasteering in Mousehole

If you're seeking adrenaline and adventure, check out Coasteering Adventures.

Mousehole is one of Cornwall’s top Coasteering destinations. Nestled in the shelter of Mounts Bay, Mousehole offers multiple coasteering routes for all ages and abilities. Coasteering Adventures are thrilled to be the exclusive provider of coasteering from this location. Book an adventure and you will experience cliff jumping, sea swimming, climbing, bouldering, exploring caves and floating through gullies. With each session tailored to the group, you can choose the level that you are comfortable with.

Dating back to the 13th century Mousehole has a rich history tying it to the sea. 1595 saw all but 1 house (which still stands today) burned to the ground by the Spanish armada. 100 Years later Mousehole became a haven for the ‘Barbary Pirates’ with a number of caves on the route being where their treasure was hidden. During the 1800’s Mousehole settled into a thriving fishing village and you’ll regularly see the small fishing boats from Mousehole pass our groups whilst out on route.

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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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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 2022

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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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