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Mousehole

£409 - £835 per week
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Morning sunlight floods into the open living area whilst you sip a freshly-brewed coffee; sit back and spot the fishing boats sailing back to the shore, with their early morning catch. Formerly the village butcher's shop and now lovingly created into a light and airy ground floor apartment, Chandlers benefits from a slightly elevated position over the picturesque village of Mousehole. A perfect retreat for two, the village's sandy coves are only a few minutes' walk away. If it's adventure that you seek and with space to store surfboards, bikes or your trusted walking boots, from the comfort of the sofa and with a glass of chilled wine in hand, plan the next day's wave crashing surf, rural bike rides through avenues of emerald tree-lined country lanes or coastal rambles with staggering scenery.

Indulge in fine dining at 2 Fore Street and The Old Coastguard which are only a few minutes' walk away from Chandlers, serving delectable suppers using the finest of local produce. Prepare a breakfast picnic to share on one of Mousehole's two sandy coves before browsing the gift shops, galleries and delicatessens dotted around the village. Enjoy a light lunch at the Rockpool Cafe or simply sit and drink cocktails in the afternoon, watching the gentle ripples in the calm sea beyond the rockpools. The neighbouring fishing port of Newlyn is a pleasant walk away beside the sea, where you will find a choice of places to eat and drink. Argoe is located close to the water's edge and with its intuitive menu, celebrates the town's fishing heritage and daily catches. Mackerel Sky offers mouth-watering fish tapas and although you may have to queue, it is most definitely worth the wait; then finish off the evening with a choice of organic wines or beer at the cosy Lovetts wine bar. Don your walking boots and head along the coastal path from Mousehole to the picturesque Lamorna Cove with the most incredible views along the way. Head a little further in the car and embrace the beauty of the tropical white sands and turquoise sea at Porthcurno, coupled with a visit to the Minack Theatre to watch a show with the most beautiful backdrop you will have ever seen. With surfing at Sennen Cove or Praa Sands and several magnificent gardens to visit, there really is something for everyone in this beautiful corner of Cornwall, to make the most memorable of holidays.

Entrance

via one step and front door leading to:

Sitting/dining/kitchen area

sofa, chair, electric fire, Smart TV, sea glimpses, dining table and two chairs, electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, washer/dryer, small dishwasher. Door from sitting area leading to:

Lobby

space for bikes, surfboards or wetsuits and doors to:

Bathroom

bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom

one step, king size bed.

Additional information

Electric heating, babes in arms welcome, may not be suitable for those with restricted mobility due to location in a slightly elevated position and high step into bedroom. WiFi, short breaks available.

 
 

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2022

1 Jan - 5 Feb409
12 Feb - 19 Feb468
26 February418
5 Mar - 19 Mar434
26 March451
2 Apr - 16 Apr551
23 April443
30 April459
7 May - 21 May468
28 May685
4 June543
11 June576
18 June610
25 June685
2 Jul - 9 Jul726
16 July785
23 Jul - 20 Aug835
27 August785
3 September576
10 September518
17 Sep - 24 Sep484
1 Oct - 8 Oct459
15 Oct - 22 Oct518
29 Oct - 10 Dec409
17 Dec - 31 Dec568
31 December668

2023

1 Jan - 4 Feb425
11 Feb - 18 Feb486
25 February434
4 Mar - 18 Mar451
25 March469
1 Apr - 15 Apr573
22 April460
29 April477
6 May - 20 May486
27 May712
3 June564
10 June599
17 June634
24 June712
1 Jul - 8 Jul755
15 July816
22 Jul - 26 Aug868
2 September712
9 September634
16 September503
23 September486
30 Sep - 7 Oct477
14 Oct - 21 Oct538
28 Oct - 16 Dec425
23 Dec - 31 Dec694

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.

To book and find out more, visit: https://coasteeringadventures.com/coasteering-mousehole-harbour-cornwall/

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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Events

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 >

TBC December 2022

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