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Cregyn Cottage

£458 - £1214 per week

A charming 300 year old traditional fisherman's cottage, Cregyn Cottage is simply styled throughout with a seaside feel and a cream and white colour scheme giving a relaxed holiday feel. The ground floor space is open plan with a kitchen/sitting/dining area giving lots of family space, and a small patio area leading onto a cobbled path straight onto the beach. This is a lovely family holiday home which will not disappoint, particularly if the children love tales of smuggling, as the cottage used to have its own smuggler's tunnel! The owner of the cottage has written a book based on the tunnel, 'The Smugglers of Mousehole', which has been made into a film.

Read more about Cregyn Cottage and the smugglers' tunnel. Cregyn Cottage has quirky reverse level accommodation with an entrance and three bedrooms at street level and the living space and a further entrance at harbour level below! The restaurants, shops and curio shops of Mousehole are all within easy reach, but the area is full of ideas for days out; the sandy beaches of Porthcurno and Sennen, Land's End, or St Ives all within your grasp.


two stone steps to front door into:

Kitchen/dining/sitting room

large living area with galley style kitchen, electric oven, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dining table and six chairs, sofa and armchair seating, TV, small music system.

Bedroom 1

twin beds.

Bedroom 2

double bed, en suite bath with hand-held shower over, basin, WC.

Bedroom 3

double bed.

Shower room

shower, WC, basin. Stairs down to the ground floor:

Wet room

shower, WC, basin.

Outside area

rear door to patio area with furniture to seat six.

Additional information

all original doors and low beams, take care especially if you are rather tall when moving around the cottage, night storage heating throughout, high chair available at the property, WiFi, short breaks available.


Charming property in a fantastic location. Our kids loved it. Top tip: Read the book 'Smugglers of Mousehole' to make your stay even more unique and enjoyable.

April 2021

Another stay in this historic and delightful cottage. It's always warm and welcoming, comfortable, well equipped and cosy. It's great to be able to walk from the front or back doors and be by the sea or the harbour. The cottage is beautifully decorated and combines modern comforts with historic features and if you read 'The Smugglers of Mousehole' books, written by the owner, it will add a whole new dimension, especially if you have children!

October 2020

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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

Santa's Grotto at Paradise Park

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. 

5th - 24th December 2020 (selected dates)

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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.

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West Cornwall Spring Flower Show

The West Cornwall Spring Show has been running for over 90 years and is a showcase for horticultural excellence within the area of Penwith.

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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!

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Camborne Trevithick Day

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.


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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!


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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.

7th - 10th July 2021

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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!

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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!


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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.


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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.

17th - 19th September 2021

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St Ives Shanty Shout Weekend

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.


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Flambards Christmas Craft Fayre

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. 

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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. 


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Montol Festival

Each year, the people of Penzance celebrate the Winter solstace with a festival of Cornish tradition, torch processions, and dancing.

21st December 2021

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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 2021

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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. 

31st 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.

Charming property in a fantastic location. Our kids loved it. Top tip: Read the book 'Smugglers of Mousehole' to make your stay even more unique and enjoyable.

Another stay in this historic and delightful cottage. It's always warm and welcoming, comfortable, well equipped and cosy. It's great to be able to walk from the front or back doors and be by the sea or the harbour. The cottage is beautifully decorated and combines modern comforts with historic features and if you read 'The Smugglers of Mousehole' books, written by the owner, it will add a whole new dimension, especially if you have children!

Cregyn Cottage stay 5.9.20 - 12.9.20. The cottage is in a lovely position and so close to the centre of Mousehole harbour, beach and the car park .Although some days you may need to wait for a space to become available.
The décor throughout has a coastal theme. The beds are so comfortable and the bedding was lovely - a good nights sleep was had by all! The kitchen has everything you require to self-cater should you wish to during these Covid 19 times. There are some lovely places to eat in Mousehole but he best ones were booked up before we left for our holiday for evening meals. The Whole Food Deli restaurant does a lovely paella and the Old Coast Guard Hotel has a lovely modern menu and service that is second to none. The Rock Pool Café was always very busy and our elderly guests didn't have the patients to wait in the queue. You can buy take away meals and Cornish teas at various places in Mousehole. Hope you have a good clutch as the entry and exist to Mousehole are very steep. We started entering and existing via Raginnis Hill past the bird hospital - less traffic and fewer corners just walkers mostly.

Nice place to stay, not much to do in the evenings as bookings needed everywhere due to covid. Early booking very much a priority. Parking very restricted and once parked achieved, makes you very reluctant to venture out again in the evenings as you will have parking problems on return.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

Thank you for your comments. It is a shame that you did not get the usual experience, due to the COVID-19 rules in place during the time of your visit, but we hope that you still enjoyed your time away even so. A lot has changed over these past months, and the local businesses are all trying to do what they can to make it as simple for everyone as possible, but it is certainly a little different from usual! Unfortunately, in a lot of areas like this, properties and villages were just not built with the kind of traffic that we have these days, which is a big part of their appeal, but it does mean that many do not have parking facilities and car parks can become busy during peak times of the year. The team here are always happy to help with advice on where parking may be found, if you are planning on returning and regularly venturing out. We hope that you still had a lovely holiday and that we will see you again. Lucy, Customer Services

Lovely cottage in and excellent location with easy parking. Lovely and qiet on this side of harbour in the evening and the beach is just a few steps from the cottage. Great

Loved this gem of a cottage. Amazing location. Look forward to coming again .

EVERYTHING ! A charming and very spacious Cottage. Beautifully decorated with the Seaside Theme.
We very much appreciated the Flowers on the Table. The Cottage and the Location is the best we could find. Charming Little Port. We very much loved our stay in Cornwall and this Cottage was the Cherry on the Cake. Thank you - we‘d love to come back one Day.

We have stayed here twice now and had a really super stay. So lovely, clean, comfortable and well equipped. Love the closeness to the beach and harbour - brilliant for the children. Would recommend Cregyn cottage to anyone.

I was born and brought up in the village so know the area well as well as the cottage. It's home to me.

The cottage was beautiful. It was in a near perfect location, close to the car park. The utilities were very good and there was plenty of everything.

Cregyn cottage is a beautiful place to stay. Great location, so close to the beach and with great character, the owners really have put a lot of thought into it. We have stayed in mousehole many times before, but never have we found a cottage so spacious!! Cregyn is a 'gem' & we have had a wonderful time !!

An ideal situation close to all the local amenities