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Dove Cottage

£387 - £927 per week

Unlock the stable door into Dove Cottage and you will be welcomed by a very pretty Cornish cottage nestled in the heart of this idyllic village. It is located over three floors, and dating back to the mid 1800s, it's full of charm. Decorated throughout in neutral colours, and furnished to a very high standard Dove Cottage really does exude a warm welcome at any time of the year.

Mousehole is a sought after village with a picturesque harbour and a lovely selection of galleries, shops, pubs and restaurants which can be found whilst your wandering through its maze of cobbled streets. As well as stunning coastal walks on the doorstep there are numerous beaches and coves to explore around this stunning part of West Cornwall.


via stable door into:

Kitchen/sitting/dining room

two sofas, Smart TV, with Netflix, table and seating for six, dishwasher, electric oven, hob, fridge with small freezer box, washer/dryer.

Bedroom 1

double bed.


small bath with shower over, WC, basin.

Bedroom 2

small bunk beds suitable for children under 10.

Staircase to 2nd floor

Bedroom 3

double bed, sofa, Velux with rural views.

Additional information

the front door opens out onto the road, children must be supervised at all times, WiFi, short breaks available.


A cosy, pretty cottage in the heart of this atmospheric little village. We had a really enjoyable family holiday.

October 2020

Comfortable & cosy cottage at a very reasonable price. Thoroughly enjoyed our half term stay, it suited 3 of us perfectly. Centrally situated for Mousehole itself - would come again especially if there was a power shower in the bathroom ??

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.

TBC 2021

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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.

TBC 2021

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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!

TBC 2021

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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!

Dates TBC August 2021

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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. 

TBC 2021

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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.

Comfortable & cosy cottage at a very reasonable price. Thoroughly enjoyed our half term stay, it suited 3 of us perfectly. Centrally situated for Mousehole itself - would come again especially if there was a power shower in the bathroom ??

A cosy, pretty cottage in the heart of this atmospheric little village. We had a really enjoyable family holiday.

Excellent location within Mousehole providing easy access for parking and walking to nearby hostelries and restaurants.

Dove Cottage was wonderful. We stayed in August 2020 and were 2 adults and 3 children.

The home was clean, welcoming and wonderfully furnished and equipped. It was great to have all the modern conveniences of wifi and smart tv to keep everyone occupied.

Mousehole harbour was a stone's throw away so it was easy to pop to the beach or to the ship inn!

Although parking is limited in Mousehole and there is none at Dove Cottage, each day we found free parking on the road to Newlyn without trouble.

Aspect holidays were helpful and easy to book with. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Lovely location, comfortable house, have been 3 years now so that says it all!

We love mousehole, it's a stunning location and close to many attractions. The cottage was in a great spot and kept clean and tidy with lovely decor. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and we have already booked for next year. Thanks again

Excellent location. Perfect accommodation for a week away in mousehole. Clean, and well equipped. Comfortable.

A well equipped cottage in a lovely village

A beautiful cottage steps from the harbour and local pubs/restaurants, we hope to return soon

This cottage was our favourite so far in the village of Mousehole.

A cute cottage - as illustrated. A modern touch to the interiors but still retains its character. Would recommend. Mousehole is such a beautiful place.

Lovely cottage for a small family decorated nicely with a relaxing sitting/ dining room. We found it fine for four but could be tight for space for six. Traffic is close to front door but short walk to harbour. We had a lovely week.

Reply from Aspects Holidays

We are delighted to read how much you liked Dove Cottage; it is certainly packed full of charm and character there! Its location straight onto one of the little streets in the middle of the village, is definitely something to bear in mind, and be aware of when booking, so we ensure that this is highlighted in the description. We hope that it was everything that you expected and hoped for, and we hope to see you back here again soon. Tanya, Customer Services

Property was great really clean, tidy and fresh, nice layout we really liked the nice bed linen and towles. Decoration very much like straight out of the White company catalogue. We thought it was a perfect location even during the busy month of July where Cornwall is full of tourists. We appreciated and loved the fresh scones, clotted cream and jam. A perfect welcome to Moushole after the long drive. Also very convenient to find fresh milk in the fridge. We really liked the shop Hole Food next door as they bake fresh bread every morning and the Sourdough was amzing still warm when you pick it up at 9 p.m. Proximity to an excellent Brasserie: 2 Fore Street was another highlight and really to recommend as the food was outstanding and no need to drive home after a fantastic Saturday night out. The kids loved the rock pool (again walking distance 2 min) and just eating Ice cream in the harbour. We had a fantastic family holiday and the property was amazing, the description of the property online was spot on. Thank you very much!

Beautiful cottage, lovely white washed seaside decor and in a great location. We loved mousehole, it is very quaint and pretty fishing village. We found the people to be super friendly and helpful. Recommend the Forge restaurant. Great food and service.

Dove cottage in in an excellent location with harbour parking within 100 yards at a very reasonable weekly rate of £21. Also an excellent Fish & Chip shop 3 doors away, although I wished they stayed open a little later. 8 pm is too early to close.

The maximum occupation of 4 adults and 2 children would be very crowded in my opinion. The kitchen is well appointed for self catering, plus you can always get a few chips to save cooking.