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Driftwood, Mousehole
Mousehole

£497 - £1308 per week
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Tiptoe over the cobbles and within a moment, the calm, crystal clear waters of Mousehole Harbour are in view. Just seconds away from the warm, golden sand of one of Mousehole's beaches, Driftwood is ideally located in the heart of this picturesque village. Imagine the children's sun kissed, happy faces when they learn there is an ice cream and pasty shop just two doors away, along with restaurants, bars and gift shops just steps away too. Sleeping six and full of character, the unusual layout simply adds to Driftwood's charm. The open plan living area encourages precious family time together, whether it's with the door wide open, letting the cool sea breeze flow in on the hot summer days, or cuddled up together in front of the woodburner, with a glass of wine in hand. Downstairs also hosts an en suite double bedroom and a kitchenette for a wine top up or a pot of tea. Follow the spiral staircase to the first floor, leading to the kitchen, shower room and two further bedrooms. Throw open the door leading to the Juliet balcony and enjoy glimpses of the sea. Dine al fresco on Driftwood's front terrace and enjoy balmy summer evenings listening to the occasional, gentle chimes of the harbour clock, which is nothing short of magical.

Dine at Mousehole's 2 Fore Street Restaurant with its harbour views and secluded garden. Spend long, hot summer days on the beach watching the paddleboarders calmly glide, while the children paddle and build sandcastles. With pets invited too, take a leisurely walk alongside the sea to neighbouring Newlyn, or ramble on the coastal path to Lamorna. Jump in the car to explore other nearby beaches and watch a show as the sun sets behind the wonderful Minack Theatre. When December calls at Driftwood, feel immersed within the captivating Christmas lights in Mousehole Harbour, with a warming glass of mulled wine and make special family memories for many years to come.

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Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1

Double

Bedroom 2

Twin

Bedroom 3

King

Entrance

over small cobbled walkway to front door leading to:

Sitting/dining room

three sofas, woodburner, television, dining table and six chairs, spiral staircase rising to first floor, kitchenette area with freezer, washing machine and drinks chiller.

Bedroom 1

double bed with en suite shower room with WC and basin. Spiral staircase from sitting/dining room to first floor leading to:

Kitchen

electric oven and hob, fridge, dishwasher, breakfast table and four chairs. Doors to:

Bedroom 2

twin beds.

Bedroom 3

double bed, Juliet balcony, sea glimpses.

Shower room

shower, WC and basin

Terrace

table, bench, two chairs.

Additional information

electric heating, WiFi, one small dog welcome, short breaks available.

 
 

We have travelled a couple of times a year to Mousehole over the last 17 years, and Driftwood has been one our favourite cottages. Fantastic location next to Jessie’s dairy (lovely smell of pasties wafting over in the morning), nice view from the balcony, extremely well stocked kitchen equipment, comfy furniture. Quirky layout which we enjoyed (though the spiral staircase maybe not ideal for the very young or old). Would recommend Driftwood for those wanting to be in the centre of Mousehole

August 2023

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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 harbour views and artisan foods at Mousehole Deli & kitchen, 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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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 of December, 2024

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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 >

December 2024

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What our guests say...

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We have travelled a couple of times a year to Mousehole over the last 17 years, and Driftwood has been one our favourite cottages. Fantastic location next to Jessie’s dairy (lovely smell of pasties wafting over in the morning), nice view from the balcony, extremely well stocked kitchen equipment, comfy furniture. Quirky layout which we enjoyed (though the spiral staircase maybe not ideal for the very young or old). Would recommend Driftwood for those wanting to be in the centre of Mousehole