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Coastguard Cottage

£464 - £1264 per week

Coastguard Cottage is just moments away from Mousehole's picturesque harbour where you can sit back and soak up the Cornish sun. This traditional granite cottage is finished to a high standard, whilst still offering the rustic charm of a traditional Cornish home. Enjoy sea views over St Clement's Isle and the distant Lizard Peninsula from this stunning property, or relax in the enchanting "secret" garden along a small lane adjacent to the property. Stroll down the path and discover another secluded garden, perfect for enjoying the evening sun. Step inside the open plan living space and unwind after a busy day exploring.

Local eateries are all within walking distance of Coastguard Cottage, along with the local shop. Mousehole is ideally located to embrace Cornish Coastal living and explore the stunning South West Peninsula with your four legged friend. As you step outside the door you can walk part of the Cornish coast path to the next village of Lamorna, just don't forget your picnic of chilled Cornish cider, local strawberries and clotted cream. Within a short drive, are also the world famous Minack Theatre at Porthcurno, St Michaels Mount at Marazion, Hayle's three miles of golden beaches and the popular seaside resort of St Ives.

Entrance via external stone steps

via footpath with two sets of six stone steps down to cottage with front door into:

Sitting/dining area

sofa seating, TV/DVD, micro CD music system, dining table with four chairs.


electric hob and oven, larder fridge, Nespresso coffee machine, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher.

Ground floor shower room

shower, basin and WC. Staircase from ground floor up to:

Bedroom 1

king size bed, sea views.

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Shower room

shower, basin, WC.

Outside area

small patio area with seating, additional secret garden along the opposite pathway, with garden furniture, BBQ, sea views.

Additional information

to reach the property there are several granite steps or alternatively via a level path from the main harbour car park. Narrow and steep staircase inside Coastguard Cottage. Electric radiators, WiFi, one dog welcome.


We are very impressed with Aspects Holidays. Their information is accurate; their processing efficient and customer service is excellent.

October 2021

Enjoyed our time at Coastguards Cottage. Mousehole is a delightful area to explore and for coastal walks. Local restaurants need to be booked well in advance!! Would definitely return as it has a magic of it's own. Appreciated the cream tea and dog treats that were there on arrival .

September 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 are very impressed with Aspects Holidays. Their information is accurate; their processing efficient and customer service is excellent.

Enjoyed our time at Coastguards Cottage. Mousehole is a delightful area to explore and for coastal walks. Local restaurants need to be booked well in advance!! Would definitely return as it has a magic of it's own. Appreciated the cream tea and dog treats that were there on arrival .

Great location and views from secret garden. Tastefully presented and well equipped cottage. Some minor wear and tear / maintenance issues evident.

This was our third visit to Coastguard cottage, we love it and had a lovely holiday, very comfortable, clean and well equipped and in a superb position and nice and quiet.

We have always found Aspects to be a holiday company we can trust and rely on, and this holiday was no exception.

We always look to book with Aspects first when we come to Cornwall.

Thanks L

This is the first time we’ve stayed and it was lovely especially the seating area at the front and the private garden. The view from the bedroom was a delight!

We loved this little cottage and its location in particular the garden which was well maintained with delightful shrubs and views over the sea. The superb welcome pack was the best we have ever received. Very comfortable beds and good quality bedding is a nice touch for a holiday cottage.

The cottage was as advertised. It was clean and comfortable. The welcome basket was excellent. Unfortunately, the dishwasher leaked overnight on the Wednesday but the housekeeper and Aspects Penzance staff worked excellently to get the problem sorted.

We had a fabulous stay at delightful Coastguard Cottage. The cottage is absolutely stunning with amazing sea views from the windows and so spotlessly clean and tidy. We loved the wonderful interiors and cozy atmosphere. Every single aspect has been thought through so lovingly by the owners, they really do care about their guests and ensure they have such a great time. We really appreciated all the thoughtful touches. We had an amazing hamper waiting for us as well as atmospheric decorations, fairy lights together with a Christmas Tree which was such a lovely surprise - thank you so much ! The bed is super comfy with plenty of wardrobe storage and additional blankets if required.The kitchen is wonderfully equipped and so spacious.The cottage is set in a fabulous location and has a secret garden looking out to sea which was fabulous to sit out and have our Cream Tea even though it was early December. The owners even provided outside blankets to keep us warm ! We parked our car along the road just before you get into the village and always managed to get a space. There are also a couple of car parks available. Mousehole is stunning and we ate in the Ship Inn and wonderfully laid back Rock Pool Cafe with stunning views and chic vibe.Coastguard Cottage has everything you could possibly want for a fabulous break away and we cannot wait to return. Thank you for allowing us to enjoy your wonderful cottage. We would not hesitate to recommend Aspects Holidays who were an absolute delight to deal with.

Aspects Holidays provide an excellent and friendly service. We stayed in Coastguard cottage in Mousehole for the second year running and loved it again. The accommodation is very clean, comfortable and has everything you need for a relaxed holiday, including a very generous and delicious welcome hamper. We thoroughly recommend Aspects and Coastguard Cottage.

Great cottage, great location.

Had a wonderful holiday at Coastguard Cottage. Pretty cottage in a great location. We loved the secret garden with sea view. it was a treat to spend time there.

We had a lovely comfortable week in Coastguard cottage. A lot of thought and love had gone into the place with tasteful and good quality equipment and furniture. We felt comfortable, warm and in a strange way looked after by finding everything we needed and even those little things we never thought we needed - like biscuits and other goodies for both two and four legged residents. The place oozed generosity of heart willing people (and dogs) to have a good holiday. We came in early March and managed a couple of lunches on the little sunlit courtyard in front of the cottage. Lovely! [We unloaded the car briefly parking it behind the bus stop (past the coastguard hotel) down the steps to the cottage and then parked it for free 5 min away on the side of the road leading into the village - may only work out of season but worked for us.]

This was a very cosy and extremely well presented cottage. The kitchen was very well stocked there was nothing that was missing. All crockery etc was of a high quality.

The beds were comfortable and linen and towels were of a very high standard.

I would have no hesitation in staying again in the future.

The scones cream and jam were very much appreciated.

I was so sorry to leave!

This cottage is delightful, Mousehole is our favourite place to stay,whether you're touring around or want a restful holiday in a wonderful Cornish harbour village. We love it and come back every year.

From stepping inside Coastguard Cottage it was really lovely - the welcome pack of scones, jam and cream was very welcoming. The kitchen was extremely well equipped,and the living room with its fire stove was extremely cosy. We would definitely recommend it and will look forward to going back there again - maybe not in November as it rained most of the time but that did not detract from the cottage.

Aspects holidays are efficient, professional and care about their customers. Coastguard Cottage was all I hoped it would be - cosy, comfortable and with everything you could possibly need, including an amazing view from the bedroom window. I was very sorry to leave it and look forward to returning in the future. Thank you Aspects for your service and thank you to the owner for making the cottage so lovely.

Cosy cottage in a quiet lane. Just needs a few tweaks. But if you are with elderly relatives it may not be suitable.

Coastguard cottage is in a lovely quiet location close to Mousehole and with fabulous sea views from the upstairs bedroom and garden. Everything we required was there and we had a very comfortable and quiet stay. The front area is in full sun for evening sitting and there is also a small garden close by with further sea views. Great food at 2 fore street restaurant and coast walking around Porthcurno and Prussia cove plus all the normal brilliant Cornwalll coast, beaches and attractions. We were able to park nearby for £3 per day or free on the approach road lay-bys. Great fresh fish from The Newlyn shops. Recommend for a stay in the area.

Lovely, cosy cottage. Glorious views from the secret garden and main bedroom. Steep stairs but worth the climb to said bedroom and washroom. Second bedroom with two comfy beds is overlooked but pull the blind at pertinent times! Definitely visit again.

Coast Guard's Cottage is a perfect place for a holiday in Mousehole. The stunning sea view from the front bedroom window make it a wonderful place to wake up every morning. The cottage is a very short walk from the harbour and village centre, but set back far enough that it is quiet and secluded.

The property has recently been decorated to a very high standard with a stylish but cosy feel. The kitchen is new, modern and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The bathrooms are bright and spotlessly clean, with very good showers. The bed is the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in on a holiday with good quality linen and towels. Like many cottages of this age, the stairs are very steep, which might not be suitable for families with very young children.

The pretty, mature garden is just across the path, close enough to take drinks or meals to enjoy while looking out to sea. We would definitely book this cottage again if we went back to Mousehole and would highly recommend it to others.

Fantastic holiday in a beautiful cottage...will definitely return

Bright, well-equipped little cottage minutes from the harbour. Mousehole a lovely base for West Cornwall holiday.

Coastguard Cottage was a great place to stay. It is very good located in the beautiful Mousehole. The new renovation was a nice surprise and also the welcome package!

outstanding really taken for words. absolutely amazing place coastguard cottage is stunning.

This is the perfect cottage: marvellously located, beautifully equipped, comfortable, warm and cosy, sympathetically decorated, nice linens and properly equipped kitchen. We also really enjoyed the coastal walks and Mousehole’s Christmas celebrations. Lennie

Our first trip to England brought us to Cornwall, Mousehole in this beautiful Coastguard Cottage. A wonderful lovely place where we felt very comfortable. We had a big warm welcome after a long journey with Scoons, clotted cream and jam. A holiday couldn't start any better. The interior was perfect, the beds have been very comfortable and the garden with the breathtaking views was very awesome. We will definitely be back! Silke, René & Noah from Germany.

Cottage is lovely and comfortable. Super location and kitchen is equiped with everything that is needed. Not forgetting the garden with fantastic view of the sea! In all you can have a great holiday in this lovely cottage.

One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in with a wonderful postion and lovely views from window and added bonus of an extra little garden nearby with sea views . Very Well appointed cottage homely with comfortable appropriate decor . Very generous extra welcome gifts provided by owner more than we've ever received . We enjoyed our week enormously and would hope to return . The cottage is also very well placed at side of village but near the harbour so that parking can be obtained out of season on road nearby and it is easy to get to all well known places of interest in locality like lizard, st Ives the minack lands end etc . Would thoroughly recommend Coastguard cottage .

Lovely spot to what the sea from the bedroom window.Really cosy and warm.

A cosy, tastefully furnished, well equipped cottage in a great location, looking down to the sea, with a secluded little garden. A generous welcome hamper, even including a cream tea, it would be hard to find anywhere better to stay in Mousehole!

We enjoyed our stay at Coastguard Cottage, it was warm and welcoming and very well appointed. The located is great, just what we had hoped for given the description we read on the website. We have rebooked for September next year

A wonderful stay in a beautiful cottage. Would love to stay here again. The welcome we had on arrival was great, from the beautifully lit warmth to the wine, cream tea ect.

This was the second time I have stayed at this cottage and I have rebooked for a further two holidays there next year.

A lovely cottage with great outdoor space.

Have visited Mousehole 3 times, this will be the number one choice of cottage for our next holiday. Sea Views and pretty garden are an added bonus.

A real relaxing get away treat, close to Harbour and sea views i

The property came up to expectations in terms of comfort and location - it exceeded expectations in terms of the lovely food and wine that was laid out for us on arrival. I don't think it lived up to the photos on the website - they made it look very bright and spotlessly clean and while it wasn't dirty, it needed touching up in places - e.g. front bedroom - a lump of plaster off the wall, back bedroom -plaster falling off the walls - look on the floor under the beds, living room - an iron shaped burn on the carpet. Could do with a fresh coat of paint before your main season begins. A little dusty and cobwebby in parts-generally needs a good Spring clean. Very warm and comfortable - lovely views. Windows great - even when we had a couple of stormy days - no rattling - couldn't hear the weather outside.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your really helpful comments, and we are sorry if it didn't live up to the photos; with areas of paintwork and plaster needing touching up. While such a popular property will see a little wear and tear over the season, we are disappointed to read your comments. Please rest assured that your comments will be passed on to the owner and we will check everything thoroughly on our next inspection. Tanya, Customer Services

Lovely cosy cottage, stunning views, nice welcome pack, would love to return

Coast Guard cottage is hidden away with great views of the Harbour looking up towards Mousehole. Always felt homely and comfortable especially when coming in from the Sea wind and rain. Would definitely stay there again.

Sweet little place in a superb location.

Really appreciated the welcome goodies, scones and cream were yummy !!!

wonderful views from the garden.

we loved this cottage